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2023 Grand Prix de Denain (1.Pro), France

64th edition: Thursday, March 16, 2023

GP de Denain podium history | 2022 edition | 2024 edition | Start list

Denain - Denain, 194.7 km

Race map & profile

Juan Sebatian Molano wins ahead of Tim Van Dijke & Timo Kielich

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The race:

Weather at start/finish city of Denain at 12:45 PM, local time: 13C (56F), fair, with the wind from the south at 26 km/hr (16 mph). No rain is forecast.

The race: Here's the report from winner Juan Sebastian Molano's UAE Team Emirates.

Sebastian Molano took his second victory of the season with an impressive sprint win from a five man breakaway at the GP de Denain in France.

The Colombian makes history by becoming the first ever Colombian winner in the 64 editions of the race.

Molano slipped away in a group with -20km to go alongside his teammate Mikkel Bjerg who put in a demonstration of teammwork to push the group forward until the line.

Almost an hour into the race, a break has a gap of about four minutes. You can see the wind is forcing the riders to echelon. The riders in the break: Maël Guegan, Lucas De Meester, Gilles De Wilde, Maxime Jarnet, Benjamin Perry, Louis Barre, Paul Lapeira, Théo Delacroix

Molano was the fastest man of the group and was able to power past his rivals despite second place Van Dijk (Jumbo-Visma)not having taken a turn on the front.

Molano: “I’m very happy, I had great legs today. The team worked perfectly to put me in the right position especially Mikkel Bjerg who sacrificed himself for the team. This victory is for all my teammates, all the staff, my family. I’m so thankful to everybody. Since UAE Tour I’ve been feeling good and want to make the most of this run of form.”

The team will be in action again tomorrow at the Bredene Koksijde Classic (191.6km).

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Complete Results:

194.7 kilometers raced at an average speed of 42.037 km/hr

1 Juan Sebastian Molano UAE Team Emirates 4hr 37min 54sec
2 Tim Van Dijke Jumbo-Visma s.t.
3 Timo Kielich Alpecin-Deceuninck s.t.
4 Edvald Boasson-Hagen TotalEnergies s.t.
5 Mikkel Bjerg UAE Team Emirates @ 5sec
6 Sam Watson Groupama-FDJ 0:09
7 Milan Menten Lotto Dstny 0:12
8 Taco Van Der Hoorn Intermarché-Circus-Wanty 0:14
9 Thomas Gachignard St Michel-Mavic-Auber 93 0:17
10 Paul Lapeira Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
11 Maxime Jarnet GO Sport-Roubaix-Lille s.t.
12 Daniel Mclay Arkéa-Samsic 0:22
13 Rüdiger Selig Lotto Dstny s.t.
14 Lewis Askey Groupama-FDJ s.t.
15 Wesley Kreder Cofidis s.t.
16 Maël Guégan CIC U Nantes Atlantique s.t.
17 Filippo Colombo Q36.5 Pro Cycling s.t.
18 Guillaume Van Keirsbulck Bingoal-WB s.t.
19 Emmanuel Morin CIC U Nantes Atlantique s.t.
20 Loe Van Belle Jumbo-Visma s.t.
21 Gilles De Wilde Team Flanders-Baloise s.t.
22 Norman Vahtra GO Sport-Roubaix-Lille s.t.
23 Alan Banaszek Human Powered Health s.t.
24 Théo Delacroix St Michel-Mavic-Auber 93 s.t.
25 Anthony Delaplace Arkéa-Samsic 0:28
26 Pierre Gautherat Ag2r-Citroën 0:51
27 Tom Paquot Intermarché-Circus-Wanty s.t.
28 Liam Slock Lotto Dstny s.t.
29 Rait Ärm GO Sport-Roubaix-Lille s.t.
30 Nickolas Zukowsky Q36.5 Pro Cycling s.t.
31 Nathan Vandepitte Bingoal-WB s.t.
32 Tosh Van Der Sande Jumbo-Visma s.t.
33 Roel Van Sintmaartensdijk Intermarché-Circus-Wanty s.t.
34 Hugo Page Intermarché-Circus-Wanty s.t.
35 Ryan Gibbons UAE Team Emirates s.t.
36 Nolann Mahoudo CIC U Nantes Atlantique s.t.
37 Milan Fretin Team Flanders-Baloise s.t.
38 Luca De Meester Bingoal-WB s.t.
39 Michael Schwarzmann Lotto Dstny s.t.
40 Max Walscheid Cofidis s.t.
41 Ward Vanhoof Team Flanders-Baloise s.t.
42 Jérémy Leveau GO Sport-Roubaix-Lille 0:54
43 Timo Roosen Jumbo-Visma s.t.
44 Jelle Wallays Cofidis s.t.
45 Dries De Bondt Alpecin-Deceuninck s.t.
46 Laurenz Rex Intermarché-Circus-Wanty 1:00
47 Lionel Taminiaux Alpecin-Deceuninck s.t.
48 Sander De Pestel Team Flanders-Baloise 1:12
49 Sébastien Grignard Lotto Dstny 1:38
50 Léo Danès CIC U Nantes Atlantique 2:56
51 Ben Perry Human Powered Health s.t.
52 Joris Delbove St Michel-Mavic-Auber 93 3:24
53 Stan Dewulf Ag2r-Citroën 3:37
54 Bastien Tronchon Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
55 Colin Joyce Human Powered Health s.t.
56 Axel Huens Intermarché-Circus-Wanty s.t.
57 Mathias Vacek Trek-Segafredo s.t.
58 Ramon Sinkeldam Alpecin-Deceuninck s.t.
59 Olav Kooij Jumbo-Visma s.t.
60 Andrii Ponomar Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
61 Thomas Bonnet TotalEnergies s.t.
62 Arne Marit Intermarché-Circus-Wanty 4:09
63 Rudy Barbier St Michel-Mavic-Auber 93 s.t.
64 Nicolas Dalla Valle Team Corratec 6:00
65 Laurence Pithie Groupama-FDJ 6:01
66 Axel Laurance Alpecin-Deceuninck 6:03
67 Lars Boven Jumbo-Visma s.t.
68 Maurice Ballerstedt Alpecin-Deceuninck s.t.
69 Charles-Etienne Chrétien Human Powered Health 6:46
70 Samuele Zambelli Team Corratec s.t.
71 Tuur Dens Team Flanders-Baloise s.t.
72 Fabio Christen Q36.5 Pro Cycling 7:44
73 Branko Huys Lotto Dstny 8:47
74 Karl Patrick Lauk Bingoal-WB s.t.
75 Emils Liepins Trek-Segafredo 9:17
76 Tom Mainguenaud GO Sport-Roubaix-Lille s.t.
77 Samuel Leroux GO Sport-Roubaix-Lille s.t.
78 Damien Touzé Ag2r-Citroën 9:29
79 Pierre Barbier CIC U Nantes Atlantique 10:55
80 Paul Penhoët Groupama-FDJ s.t.
81 André Carvalho Cofidis s.t.
82 Romain Cardis St Michel-Mavic-Auber 93 s.t.
83 Stanislaw Aniolkowski Human Powered Health s.t.
84 Cériel Desal Bingoal-WB s.t.
85 Michael Vink UAE Team Emirates s.t.
86 Mattéo Vercher TotalEnergies s.t.
87 Marc Brustenga Trek-Segafredo 12:09


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Race map & profile:

2023 GP de Denain map

2023 GP de Denain profile

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Start list with back numbers, March 15, 2023:

1 Max Walscheid
2 Piet Allegaert
3 André Carvalho
4 Eddy Finé
5 Wesley Kreder
6 Christophe Noppe
7 Jelle Wallays
11 Stan Dewulf
12 Pierre Gautherat
13 Paul Lapeira
14 Valentin Retailleau
15 Bastien Tronchon
16 Damien Touzé
17 Clément Venturini
21 Axel Laurance
22 Ramon Sinkeldam
23 Dries De Bondt
24 Tobias Bayer
25 Maurice Ballerstedt
26 Timo Kielich
27 Lionel Taminiaux
31 Lewis Askey
32 Clément Davy
33 Enzo Paleni
34 Paul Penhoët
35 Laurence Pithie
36 Sam Watson
37 Bram Welten
41 Arne Marit
42 Hugo Page
43 Tom Paquot
44 Axel Huens
45 Laurenz Rex
46 Taco Van Der Hoorn
47 Roel Van Sintmaartensdijk
52 Tim Van Dijke
53 Loe Van Belle
54 Olav Kooij
55 Timo Roosen
56 Tosh Van Der Sande
57 Lars Boven
61 Daniel McLay
62 Louis Barré
63 Hugo Hofstetter
64 Anthony Delaplace
65 David Dekker
66 Lukasz Owsian
67 Andrii Ponomar
71 Marc Brustenga
72 Edward Theuns
73 Emils Liepins
74 Thibau Nys
75 Mathias Vacek
81 Sjoerd Bax
82 Mikkel Bjerg
83 Felix Gros
84 Sebastian Molano
85 Pascal Ackermann
86 Ryan Gibbons
87 Michael Vink
91 Dorian De Maeght
92 Luca De Meester
93 Cériel Desal
94 Patrick Lauk Karl
95 Ludovic Robeet
96 Guillaume Van Keirsbulck
97 Nathan Vandepitte
101 Stanislaw Aniolkowski
102 Alan Banaszek
103 Charles-Etienne Chrétien
104 Chad Haga
105 Colin Joyce
106 Barnabas Peak
107 Ben Perry
111 Sébastien Grignard
112 Branko Huys
113 Lorenz Van De Wynkele
114 Milan Menten
115 Michael Schwarzmann
116 Rüdiger Selig
117 Liam Slock
121 Fabio Christen
122 Filippo Colombo
123 Tom Devriendt
124 Kamil Malecki
125 Nicolò Parisini
126 Szymon Sajnok
127 Nickolas Zukowsky
131 Antonio Barac
132 Nicolas Dalla Valle
133 Giulio Masotto
134 Charlie Quarterman
135 Lorenzo Quartucci
136 Etienne Van Empel
137 Samuele Zambelli
141 Jules Hesters
142 Sander De Pestel
143 Gilles De Wilde
144 Milan Fretin
145 Tuur Dens
146 Ward Vanhoof
147 Aaron Verwilst
151 Edvald Boasson-Hagen
152 Thomas Bonnet
154 Emilien Jeannière
155 Lorrenzo Manzin
156 Dries Van Gestel
157 Mattéo Vercher
161 Pierre Barbier
162 Enzo Boulet
163 Léo Danès
164 Maël Guégan
165 Rasmus Søjberg Pedersen
166 Nolann Mahoudo
167 Emmanuel Morin
171 Samuel Leroux
172 Rait Ärm
173 Célestin Guillon
174 Maxime Jarnet
175 Tom Mainguenaud
176 Jérémy Leveau
177 Norman Vahtra
181 Rudy Barbier
182 Romain Cardis
183 Nicolas Debeaumarché
184 Théo Delacroix
185 Thomas Gachignard
186 Joris Delbove
187 Florian Rapiteau