No luck for Cavendish

No luck for Cavendish

Stage 2 of the Circuit de la Sarthe started from La Lude and after 113.1 kilometers took the peloton on an undulating 8.8km local lap which they had to cover seven times. Six riders booked a place in the breakaway and enjoyed a maximum gap of six minutes, managing to stay away until the last 15 kilometers,

Coming onto the finishing straight in Le Lude, Mark Cavendish was perfectly positioned in the wheel of lead-out man Bert Van Lerberghe, but just as he was preparing to come around and launch his sprint, the Tour de France green jersey winner got boxed in and ended a frustrating tenth as Olav Kooij (Jumbo-Visma) took the victory ahead of the race’s overall leader.

Circuit de la Sarthe continues with Thursday’s stage 3, which will start and finish in Sablé-sur-Sarthe, where the sprinters should be again in the spotlight.

 

Photo credit: ©Dario Belingheri / Getty Images

Race details

1 Olav Kooij
Jumbo-Visma
4:01:50
2 Mads Pedersen
Trek - Segafredo
0:00
3 Lorrenzo Manzin
TotalEnergies
0:00
4 Bram Welten
Groupama - FDJ
0:00
5 Marc Sarreau
AG2R Citroën Team
0:00
6 Pierre Barbier
0:00
7 Elia Viviani
INEOS Grenadiers
0:00
8 Jason Tesson
St Michel - Auber93
0:00
9 Bert Van Lerberghe
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:00
10 Mark Cavendish
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:00
38 Stan Van Tricht
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:00
77 Yves Lampaert
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:38
83 Tim Declercq
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
1:37
1 Mads Pedersen
Trek - Segafredo
8:33:35
2 Benoît Cosnefroy
AG2R Citroën Team
0:13
3 Axel Zingle
Cofidis
0:13
4 Luke Plapp
INEOS Grenadiers
0:18
5 Alexis Gougeard
0:18
6 Kévin Vauquelin
Team Arkéa Samsic
0:19
7 Thibaut Pinot
Groupama - FDJ
0:19
8 Sean Quinn
EF Education-EasyPost
0:20
9 Olav Kooij
Jumbo-Visma
0:30
10 Julien Simon
TotalEnergies
0:40
19 Mark Cavendish
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
1:08
56 Stan Van Tricht
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
1:28
73 Tim Declercq
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
2:45
77 Bert Van Lerberghe
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
5:53
81 Yves Lampaert
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
6:31
1 Mads Pedersen
Trek - Segafredo
50 pt
2 Olav Kooij
Jumbo-Visma
26 pt
3 Benoît Cosnefroy
AG2R Citroën Team
23 pt
4 Alexis Gougeard
19 pt
5 Axel Zingle
Cofidis
19 pt
6 Lorrenzo Manzin
TotalEnergies
16 pt
7 Sean Quinn
EF Education-EasyPost
14 pt
8 Kévin Vauquelin
Team Arkéa Samsic
14 pt
9 Bram Welten
Groupama - FDJ
14 pt
10 Marc Sarreau
AG2R Citroën Team
12 pt
20 Bert Van Lerberghe
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
7 pt
22 Mark Cavendish
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
6 pt
1 Maël Guégan
Team U Nantes Atlantique
44 pt
2 Alexis Gougeard
24 pt
3 Sean Quinn
EF Education-EasyPost
16 pt
4 Alexander Kamp
Trek - Segafredo
14 pt
5 Mattia Bais
Drone Hopper - Androni Giocattoli
6 pt
6 Stan Van Tricht
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
3 pt
7 Pierre Rolland
3 pt
8 Marco Tizza
Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB
3 pt
9 Cameron Wurf
INEOS Grenadiers
3 pt
10 Axel Zingle
Cofidis
2 pt
1 Luke Plapp
INEOS Grenadiers
8:33:53
2 Kévin Vauquelin
Team Arkéa Samsic
0:01
3 Sean Quinn
EF Education-EasyPost
0:02
4 Olav Kooij
Jumbo-Visma
0:12
5 Marijn van den Berg
EF Education-EasyPost
0:50
6 Milan Fretin
Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise
0:50
7 Valentin Tabellion
Go Sport - Roubaix Lille Métropole
0:50
8 Antoine Raugel
AG2R Citroën Team
0:50
9 Ward Vanhoof
Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise
0:50
10 Fabio Van Den Bossche
Alpecin-Fenix
0:50
16 Stan Van Tricht
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
1:10
1 Cofidis 25:42:52
2 Team Arkéa Samsic 0:00
3 INEOS Grenadiers 0:02
4 AG2R Citroën Team 0:28
5 EF Education-EasyPost 0:33
6 Array 0:35
7 Trek - Segafredo 0:44
8 Groupama - FDJ 0:44
9 Go Sport - Roubaix Lille Métropole 0:49
10 Alpecin-Fenix 0:49

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