Cavendish takes fifth podium of 2022

Cavendish takes fifth podium of 2022

Riding in four after Tim Declercq felt unwell and abandoned the French race before the start of the penultimate stage, Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl remained an active presence at the front on a day whose profile and finish screamed bunch sprint in Sablé-sur-Sarthe.

Not even the rain and the strong six-man breakaway could stop the peloton from accomplishing its mission of making sure the stage would come down to a mass gallop, but it was harder than expected. With ten kilometers to go, one rider was still off the front and his 30-second gap forced the sprinters’ teams to use some of their men earlier than they would have liked to in order to peg him back.

The catch was made under the flamme rouge, but another rider went clear just as the sprinters were coming to the fore, and this made for another chaotic finale. Mark Cavendish was in the mix and fought for the win, giving his all in the last 150 meters and taking third place, behind Mads Pedersen (Trek-Segafredo), who passed the attacker on the line. For the Manxman, it was the fifth podium of a season which saw him take three wins so far.

 

Photo credit: ©Dario Belingheri / Getty Images

Race details

1 Mads Pedersen
Trek - Segafredo
4:04:23
2 Kévin Vauquelin
Team Arkéa Samsic
0:00
3 Mark Cavendish
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:00
4 Paul Penhoët
Groupama - FDJ
0:00
5 Hugo Hofstetter
Team Arkéa Samsic
0:00
6 Olav Kooij
Jumbo-Visma
0:00
7 Clément Venturini
AG2R Citroën Team
0:00
8 Lorrenzo Manzin
TotalEnergies
0:00
9 Marijn van den Berg
EF Education-EasyPost
0:00
10 Thomas Boudat
Go Sport - Roubaix Lille Métropole
0:00
29 Bert Van Lerberghe
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:00
74 Yves Lampaert
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:51
87 Stan Van Tricht
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
1:35
DNS Tim Declercq
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
-04:04:23
1 Mads Pedersen
Trek - Segafredo
12:37:48
2 Kévin Vauquelin
Team Arkéa Samsic
0:23
3 Benoît Cosnefroy
AG2R Citroën Team
0:23
4 Axel Zingle
Cofidis
0:23
5 Luke Plapp
INEOS Grenadiers
0:28
6 Alexis Gougeard
0:28
7 Thibaut Pinot
Groupama - FDJ
0:29
8 Sean Quinn
EF Education-EasyPost
0:30
9 Olav Kooij
Jumbo-Visma
0:40
10 Laurent Pichon
Team Arkéa Samsic
0:41
18 Mark Cavendish
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
1:14
66 Stan Van Tricht
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
3:13
72 Bert Van Lerberghe
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
6:03
77 Yves Lampaert
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
7:32
1 Mads Pedersen
Trek - Segafredo
75 pt
2 Olav Kooij
Jumbo-Visma
36 pt
3 Kévin Vauquelin
Team Arkéa Samsic
34 pt
4 Benoît Cosnefroy
AG2R Citroën Team
26 pt
5 Lorrenzo Manzin
TotalEnergies
24 pt
6 Mark Cavendish
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
22 pt
7 Laurent Pichon
Team Arkéa Samsic
19 pt
8 Alexis Gougeard
19 pt
9 Axel Zingle
Cofidis
19 pt
10 Hugo Hofstetter
Team Arkéa Samsic
17 pt
27 Bert Van Lerberghe
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
7 pt
1 Maël Guégan
Team U Nantes Atlantique
44 pt
2 Alexis Gougeard
24 pt
3 Sean Quinn
EF Education-EasyPost
16 pt
4 Emiel Vermeulen
Go Sport - Roubaix Lille Métropole
14 pt
5 Alexander Kamp
Trek - Segafredo
14 pt
6 Mattia Bais
Drone Hopper - Androni Giocattoli
6 pt
7 Andrii Ponomar
Drone Hopper - Androni Giocattoli
5 pt
8 Tony Hurel
St Michel - Auber93
4 pt
9 Pierre Rolland
3 pt
10 Marco Tizza
Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB
3 pt
11 Stan Van Tricht
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
3 pt
1 Kévin Vauquelin
Team Arkéa Samsic
12:38:11
2 Luke Plapp
INEOS Grenadiers
0:05
3 Sean Quinn
EF Education-EasyPost
0:07
4 Olav Kooij
Jumbo-Visma
0:17
5 Marijn van den Berg
EF Education-EasyPost
0:55
6 Ward Vanhoof
Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise
0:55
7 Fabio Van Den Bossche
Alpecin-Fenix
0:55
8 Paul Penhoët
Groupama - FDJ
0:55
9 Gilles De Wilde
Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise
1:07
10 Alexis Renard
Cofidis
1:07
17 Stan Van Tricht
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
2:50
1 Team Arkéa Samsic 37:56:01
2 Cofidis 0:00
3 INEOS Grenadiers 0:12
4 AG2R Citroën Team 0:28
5 EF Education-EasyPost 0:33
6 Array 0:35
7 Go Sport - Roubaix Lille Métropole 0:49
8 Alpecin-Fenix 0:49
9 Groupama - FDJ 0:58
10 Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise 1:29

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