Classic Grand Besançon – A Cofidis double with Herrada ahead of Lafay

After an Eritrean on the occasion of the 1st edition, who smiled at him Biniam Girmay (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux), it was a Spaniard who won the Classic Grand Besançon Doubs 2022, jesus herrada. the corridor of the Cofidis broke out of the pack of cadores with 600 meters to go to win at Montfaucon, his team achieving a superb double from Victor Lafay he took second place, despite suffering a mechanical problem just before the final climb. The podium is completed Alexis Vuillermoz (TotalEnergies Team), while steff tomorrow (Lotto Soudal), elie gesbert (Team Arkéa-Samsic), Ben O’Connor (AG2R Citroën Team) and clement champoussin (AG2R Citroën Team) finished fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh respectively.

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Six runners lead the way, Fabien Doubey the last survivor

There are six in the traditional morning getaway: fabien doubey (Total Energies Team), adrien lagre (B&B-KTM Hotels), Stephane Rossetto (St Michel-Auber93), matthew holmes (Lotto Soudal), Maxime Bouet (Team Arkéa-Samsic) and Pau Miquel (Kern Pharma team). The peloton leaves a little margin for this break -almost 5 minutes maximum-, then reacts under the impetus of the teams Cofidis Y AG2R Citroen Team. Thus, 75 kilometers from the finish line, only 3 minutes separate the breakaway from the peloton.

26 kilometers from the finish line, and while I agree he distanced himself from the leading group a long time ago, Doubey attacks and isolates himself at the head of the race. He held his own against the pack for a few kilometers, then was caught by a pack of about forty riders. 10 kilometers from the finish line, one of the favorites of the day, Victor Lafay (Cofidis), is the victim of a mechanical problem that relegates him away from the peloton. However, the Rhodanian made a huge comeback and regained his place in the leading pack just before attacking the race’s justice of the peace, the Côte de la Malate (3.7km at 8.2%).

A dozen runners make the difference, Jesús Herrada places the decisive attack

of the foot, Aurélien Paret-Painter (AG2R Citroën Team) speeds up, but his attack makes no difference. Moments later, it’s Alexis Vuillermoz (Team TotalEnergies) who went on the offensive, the Jurassien was followed by about twenty runners, including Thibaut Pinot (Grupama-FDJ), Ben O’Connor (AG2R Citroën Team) and pierre roland (B&B-KTM Hotels). is then Remy Rochas (Cofidis) increasing pace, then countered by partner Victor Lafay. The latter is followed Vuillermoz, O’Connor, jesus herrada (Cofidis) and steff tomorrow (Lotto Soudal).

After a moment’s delay, rudy molard, Matthew Badilatti (Grupama-FDJ), clement champoussin (AG2R Citroën Team), elie gesbert (Team Arkéa-Samsic) and Sylvain Moniquet (Lotto Soudal) return to the top five brokers, while Thibaut Pinot is irremediably behind. Under the red flame, Vuillermoz tries to tell the difference, but can’t get out. it’s finally jesus herrada who manages to get out of this group and wins this 2022 edition of the Classic Grand Besancon DoubsYour partner Victor Lafay offering a double Cofidis. Very comfortable in the end, Alexis Vuillermoz ranks third.

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