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2021 Classic Loire-Atlantique (1.1), France

21st edition: Saturday, October 2, 2021

Classic Loire-Atlantique historic results | 2019 edition (race not run in 2020)

11 x 16.8 km circuits totaling 182.8 km, starting and ending at La Haye-Fouassière

Alan Riou

Despite the terrible weather, winner Alan Riou looks happy with how his day turned out.

Weather at the start/finish city of La Haye-Fouassière at 2:10 PM, local time: 17C (63F), rain showers with the wind from the south at 34 km/hr (21 mph). The rain should continue all day.

The race: Here's the report from third-place Dorian Godon's Ag2r-Citroën team.

Dorian Godon: “Apocalyptic conditions.”
“The Coupe de France is my goal at the end of the season and after my crash the day before at the Route Adélie, I really wanted to score points here. The weather conditions for the race were terrible, and circuit events are always very difficult, in my opinion. I started the sprint a bit far back and I was overhauled; it’s a shame.
“But I am back at the top of the general classification. I admit that I expected a little more from these two days, but it is better to be in my position. I am very motivated for the last three races, even if I am well aware that nothing is set in stone.”

The number: 165
Ahead of the last three events, Dorian Godon regained the lead in the Coupe de France with 165 points. He is also at the top of the best young rider classification. The AG2R CITROËN TEAM continues to sit in first place for the team classification.

The news: Lilian Calmejane fifth
Active at the front in the Classic Loire Atlantique, Lilian Calmejane finished 5th for this round of the Coupe de France: “We had two really difficult days. It was an exhausting race and to win the sprint required freshness. I tried to help Dorian in the sprint. I see that my form is good, and I am racing the last three stages of the Coupe de France before finishing the season. I will do everything I can to finish well.”

Les Woodland's book Sticky Buns: Back-roads biking from sea to shining sea is available as an audiobook.

Complete Results:

182.8 kilometers raced at an average speed of 40.698 km/hr

1 RIOU Alan Arkéa-Samsic 4hr 29min 30sec
2 MADOUAS Valentin Groupama-FDJ s.t.
3 GODON Dorian Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
4 SCOTSON Miles Groupama-FDJ s.t.
5 CALMEJANE Lilian Ag2r-Citroën @ 3sec
6 COTE Pier-André Rally Cycling 0:07
7 BURGAUDEAU Mathieu TotalEnergies 0:09
8 DELETTRE Alexandre Delko 0:17
9 DELAPLACE Anthony Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
10 OKAMIKA Ander Burgos-BH 1:32
11 DE VOS Adam Rally Cycling 1:49
12 LEROUX Samuel Xelliss-Roubaix Lille Métropole s.t.
13 PICHON Laurent Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
14 BARTHE Cyril B&B Hotels s.t.
15 BAKELANTS Jan Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert s.t.
16 KRIEGER Alexander Alpecin-Fenix s.t.
17 ADRIA Roger Kern Pharma s.t.
18 PRODHOMME Nicolas Ag2r-Citroën 1:52
19 KONGSTAD Tobias Riwal Cycling 2:36
20 REYNDERS Jens Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise s.t.
21 VAN KEIRSBULCK Guillaume Alpecin-Fenix 2:40
22 BONNAMOUR Franck B&B Hotels 3:03
23 PENALVER Manuel Burgos-BH 3:07
24 FUENTES Ángel Burgos-BH s.t.
25 EYSKENS Jeroen EvoPro Racing s.t.
26 CARDIS Romain St Michel-Auber 93 s.t.
27 SIMON Julien TotalEnergies s.t.
28 DUCHESNE Antoine Groupama-FDJ s.t.
29 ZINGLE Axel Cofidis s.t.
30 GRELLIER Fabien TotalEnergies s.t.
31 JOYCE Colin Rally Cycling s.t.
32 SPRENGERS Thomas Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise s.t.
33 LOPEZ-COZAR Juan Burgos-BH s.t.
34 KONOVALOVAS Ignatas Groupama-FDJ 3:10
35 LOPEZ Diego Kern Pharma 8:31