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2021 Grand Prix de Denain (1.Pro), France

62nd edition: Tuesday, September 21, 2021

GP de Denain podium history | 2019 edition (race not run in 2020)

Denain - Denain, 200.3 km

Race map & profile

GP de Denain

Jasper Philipsen wins his eighth race this year. Photo: Louis Lambin

Weather at Denain at 2:30 PM, local time: 19C (66F), fair, with the wind from the northeast at 14 km/hr (9 mph). No rain is forecast.

The race: Here's the report from second-place Jordi Meeus' Bora-hansgrohe team.

In northern France the GP Denain took place today. After a strong effort from Team Ineos the peloton broke into pieces and an early break was caught already with over 65km remaining. 12 riders formed a first group while the bunch was one minute back. But different teams worked to keep the bunch in contention. On the final 25km one rider after the other lost contact to the leading group and only three riders remained at the front. The bunch just managed to catch the leaders on the last kilometer and Rudi Selig did a perfect lead-out for Jordi Meeus. Also Jordi’s timing was perfect today and the young Belgium was just beaten by centimeters from Jasper Philipsen in the end.  

"It was a tough battle over the cobbles, I had to suffer a lot and we just managed to catch the leaders on the last kilometer. Rudi did a great lead-out and I could launch my sprint from a perfect position. Actually, I thought I made it, but Philipsen just pushed his wheel in front on the final meters, he was super-fast on the last 20m. Still, I am happy today with the result.” – Jordi Meeus

Jasper Philipsen

Jasper Philipsen is first across the line.

"It was a hard race and the pavé sectors had their impact as well. To be honest we had a team here without huge experience in these kinds of races and we also lost Ide early with a puncture in the absolute wrong moment. When Ineos attacked we haven’t been in a position to react which was really dangerous as the group was very strong. Also Rudi had a puncture then, but he managed to come back. When all came back together in the sprint, Rudi did an amazing job to set up Jordi. Also he did a perfect sprint, but Philipsen is almost unreal at the moment and the second place today feels almost like a win.” – André Schulze, Sports Director

Complete Results:

200.3 kilometers raced at an average speed of 42.809 km/hr

1 Jasper Philipsen Alpecin-Fenix 4hr 40min 44sec
2 Jordi Meeus Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
3 Ben Swift INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
4 Hugo Hofstetter Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
5 Tom van Asbroeck Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
6 Arnaud Demare Groupama-FDJ s.t.
7 Kenneth van Rooy Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise s.t.
8 Baptiste Planckaert Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert s.t.
9 Piet Allegaert Cofidis s.t.
10 Jens Debusschere B&B Hotels s.t.
11 Jens Reynders Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise s.t.
12 August Jensen Delko s.t.
13 Bram Welten Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
14 Nickolas Zukowsky Rally Cycling s.t.
15 Aime De Gendt Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert s.t.
16 Samuel Leroux Xelliss-Roubaix Lille Métropole s.t.
17 Erik Resell Uno-X s.t.
18 Tom Wirtgen Bingoal-WB s.t.
19 Ludovic Robeet Bingoal-WB s.t.
20 Dusan Rajovic Delko s.t.
21 Jeremy Lecroq B&B Hotels s.t.
22 Julius van den Berg EF Education-Nippo s.t.
23 Damien Touze Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
24 Bert de Backer B&B Hotels s.t.
25 Florian Maitre TotalEnergies s.t.
26 Michael Schar Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
27 Taco van der Hoorn Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert s.t.
28 Owain Doull INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
29 Rudiger Selig Bora-hansgrohe @ 4sec
30 Lars Saugstad Uno-X s.t.
31 Stan Dewulf Ag2r-Citroën 0:06
32 Wesley Kreder Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert 0:08
33 Adam de Vos Rally Cycling s.t.
34 Lukasz Owsian Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
35 Ramon Sinkeldam Groupama-FDJ 0:10
36 Michal Kwiatkowski INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
37 Olivier Le Gac Groupama-FDJ 0:12
38 Clement Russo Arkéa-Samsic 0:16
39 Miles Scotson Groupama-FDJ s.t.
40 Christophe Noppe Arkéa-Samsic 0:18
41 Clement Davy Groupama-FDJ 0:25
42 Quinten Hermans Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert 0:27
43 Oliver Naesen Ag2r-Citroën 0:33
44 Sep Vanmarcke Israel Start-Up Nation 0:34
45 Cyril Lemoine B&B Hotels 0:44
46 Amaury Capiot Arkéa-Samsic 0:49
47 Connor Swift Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
48 Luke Rowe INEOS Grenadiers 0:54
49 Gianni Vermeersch Alpecin-Fenix 1:12
50 Robin Carpenter Rally Cycling 4:17
51 Pier-Andre Cote Rally Cycling s.t.
52 Fabian Lienhard Groupama-FDJ s.t.
53 Geoffrey Soupe TotalEnergies s.t.
54 Morne van Niekerk St Michel-Auber 93 s.t.
55 Jonas van Genechten B&B Hotels s.t.
56 Romain Cardis St Michel-Auber 93 s.t.
57 Pierre Barbier Delko s.t.
58 Szymon Sajnok Cofidis s.t.
59 Leonardo Basso INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
60 Luca Mozzato B&B Hotels s.t.
61 Axel Zingle Cofidis s.t.
62 Anthony Jullien Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
63 Nicolas Debeaumarche St Michel-Auber 93 s.t.
64 Boris Vallee Bingoal-WB s.t.
65 Thomas Bonnet TotalEnergies s.t.
66 Dries van Gestel TotalEnergies 4:21
67 Guillaume van Keirsbulck Alpecin-Fenix s.t.
68 Evaldas Siskevicius Delko s.t.
69 Thomas Scully EF Education-Nippo s.t.
70 Sebastian Langeveld EF Education-Nippo s.t.
71 Adrien Petit TotalEnergies s.t.
72 Frederik Backaert B&B Hotels 7:18
73 Alexander Krieger Alpecin-Fenix s.t.
74 Colin Joyce Rally Cycling s.t.
75 Edvald Boasson-Hagen TotalEnergies 9:28
76 Theo Delacroix Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert s.t.
77 Jempy Drucker Cofidis s.t.
78 Emmanuel Morin Cofidis s.t.
79 Tom Bohli Cofidis s.t.
80 Julien Trarieux Delko s.t.
81 Guy Sagiv Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
82 Martin Laas Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
83 Norman Vahtra Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
84 Jenthe Biermans Israel Start-Up Nation 17:16
85 Julius Johansen Uno-X s.t.
86 Daniel Arroyave EF Education-Nippo s.t.

Race map & profile:

2021 GP Denain map

2021 GP de Denain map

2021 GE de Denain profile

2021 GP de Denain profile