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The Classic Loire Atlantique 2012 race route on Google Maps and the list of participating riders (and their bib numbers)

Added: thursday 15 March 2012 at 09:28:00
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    The Classic Loire Atlantique 2012 race route on Google Maps and the list of participating riders (and their bib numbers)After Paris-Nice last week, next weekend will as usual see two French one day races taking place: the Classic Loire Atlantique on Saturday and Cholet-Pays de Loire on Sunday.

    In this article you'll first find all details about the first race, the Classic Loire Atlantique, which is organised in and around La Haye-Fouassière, at about 15 kilometers south-east of Nantes*.

    This weekend, www.velowire.com will be present at both races and you'll thus be able to discover all details, the photos and the results on this website during as soon as possible after the races!

    The map with the route of the Classic Loire Atlantique 2012 on Google Maps/Google Earth

    As usual, the race will take place as 11 laps on a circuit of 16.8 kilometers.

    With its start and finish on the Boulevard Bernard Verlynde in La Haye-Fouassière, the race will visit the cities of Maisdon-sur-Sèvre, Château-Thébaud, Saint-Fiacre-sur-Maine and Vertou over a total distance of 184.8 kilometers.

    Hereunder you'll find the profil and the route of this race on Google Maps. Click on each of the images to open them.
    The profile of the Classic Loire Atlantique 2012 The map with the race route of the Classic Loire Atlantique 2012 on Google Maps

    Classic Loire Atlantique 2012

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    >> Download the KML file with the Classic Loire Atlantique race route to see it in Google Earth

    On the website of the Ligue Nationale de Cyclisme (LNC), Jean-Luc Chaillot, the president of the organising committee of the Classic Loire Atlantique declared about the race route of his race that it allows to have a scenario full of suspense in the magnificent looking wineyards, a high quality casting, and many B roles which make sure the result will remain uncertain, that's the ideal recipe to explain our success. We ahve the chance to be 100% sure that the 2 French Pro Teams will be at the start of the race. But we continuously work to get some others. The proof? In 2011, the winner of the race, the Dutch rider Lieuwe Westra, was part of the Vacansoleil team, which is at the elite level of international cycling!

    The Classic Loire Atlantique part of the Coupe de France PMU

    If the Classic Loire Atlantique was promoted in the UCI cycling calendar in class 1.1, this year the Classic goes on by becoming part of the Coupe de France PMU for the first time!

    Indeed, together with the Route Adélie de Vitré which will take at the end of the month, the Classic Loire Atlantique is a new race of the Coupe de France PMU, thus bringing the number of races (all one day races) which are part of it to 16.

    Cholet-Pays de Loire the next day will also still be a race of the Coupe de France PMU.

    The list of participating riders and their bib numbers

    Of course, Lieuwe Westra (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team), who got some good results last week in Paris-Nice 2012, especially with his 2nd place in the general classification, behind Bradley Wiggins (Team Sky), will be present in the race in the Loire-Atlantique to defend the title he took last year! The Dutch rider will thus have the honour to wear bib number 1. Hereunder you'll find the complete list of participating riders with their bib numbers. For now this is a provisional list and it might thus still be subject to change. If that would be the case, it will be updated here before the start of the race on Saturday (if possible).

    Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team

    Lieuwe WestraNext to the winner of the 2011 edition of the race, Lieuwe Westra, the Dutch team will come to this race with a very international delegation with no less than 5 4 nationalities for 8 riders:

    1/ Lieuwe Westra
    2/ Romain Feillu
    3/ Barry Markus
    4/ Wouter Mol
    5/ Martin Mortensen
    6/ Marcello Pavarin
    7/ Mirko Selvaggi

    FDJ BigMat

    Pierrick FédrigoThe French team with the clover, FDJ BigMat, will come to the Classic Loire Atlantique with Pierrick Fédrigo as its leader. All his team mates in this race will also be French.

    11/ Pierrick Fédrigo
    12/ Nacer Bouhanni
    13/ Arnaud Courteille
    14/ Anthony Roux
    15/ Geoffrey Soupe
    16/ Benoît Vaugrenard
    17/ Mickaël Delage
    18/ Frédéric Guesdon

    AG2R La Mondiale

    Anthony RavardIn the AG2R La Mondiale team, Jimmy Casper and Anthony Ravard will be the riders to follow in case the race finishes in a sprint. In the team, we'll also find the Iranian rider Amir Zargari who will discover the French races ...

    21/ Steve Houanard Anthony Ravard
    22/ Jimmy Casper
    23/ Julien Bérard
    24/ Gregor Gazvoda
    25/ Sylvain Georges
    26/ Romain Lemarchand
    27/ Boris Shpilevsky
    28/ Amir Zargari


    Anthony DelaplaceThe Saur-Sojasun team will come to the Classic Loire Atlantique with a completely French team, including Anthony Delaplace who ended 4th in the Coupe de France PMU 2011:

    31/ Jérémie Galland
    32/ Laurent Mangel
    33/ Anthony Delaplace
    34/ Jonathan Hivert
    35/ Fabrice Jeandesboz
    35/ Guillaume Levarlet
    36/ David Le Lay
    37/ Jean-Marc Marino
    38/ Maxime Médérel

    Mickaël BuffazCofidis, le crédit en ligne

    Except for the Columbian Leonard Duqué, the Cofidis team will also send a French delegation:

    41/ Nicolas Vogondy
    42/ Damien Monier
    43/ Mickaël Buffaz
    44/ Jean-Eudes Demaret
    45/ Leonardo Duqué
    46/ Rudy Molard
    47/ Tristan Valentin
    48/ Arnaud Labbe

    Team Europcar

    Cyril GautierThe Team Europcar will come to the Classic Loire Atlantique with a purely French team. The most important riders of the team are probably Vincent Jérôme and Cyril Gautier.

    51/ Vincent Jérôme
    52/ Giovanni Bernaudeau Perrig Quémeneur
    53/ Cyril Gautier
    54/ Yohann Gène
    55/ Said Haddou
    56/ Christophe Kern
    57/ Kévin Réza
    58/ Sébastien Turgot


    Dimitri ChampionAnother 100% French team is Bretagne-Schuller which will have for example Dimitri Champion and Geoffroy Lequatre in the race:

    61/ Romain Hardy
    62/ Dimitri Champion
    63/ Jean-Marc Bideau
    64/ Renaud Dion
    65/ Florian Guillou
    66/ Geoffroy Lequatre
    67/ Laurent Pichon
    68/ Florian Vachon

    Caja Rural

    Caja RuralThe Spanish continental pro team left quite a bad impression in the Classic Loire Atlantique 2011 by starting the race with riders of whom only 5 finished the race, some others stopping on the side of the road to watch the race go by!

    This year, this team will come to the start with a team which will represent no less than 8 nationalities! The team will be led by Manuel Cardoso, who was still part of Team Radioshack last year.

    71/ Manuel Cardoso Francesco Lasca
    72/ Danail Petrov
    73/ Garikoitz Bravo
    74/ Yelko Gómez Hernani Broco
    75/ Enzo Moyano
    75/ Alexander Ryabkin
    76/ Karol Domagalski
    77/ Fabricio Ferrari

    Team Type 1-Sanofi

    Team Type 1-SanofiTeam Type 1-Sanofi, which set itself the goal to communicate around diabetes at the races to which it participates, will come to the start of the race with 2 of its 4 French rider: the Marseillais Julien Antomarchi and the Hungarian rider who's been in France for a long time and adopted the French nationality, Laszlo Bodrogi. The directeur sportif will also be French because the team will be supervised by Frédéric Moncassin.

    81/ Julien Antomarchi
    82/ Rubens Bertogliati
    83/ Laszlo Bodrogi
    84/ Alexander Efimkin
    85/ Filippo Fortin
    86/ Javier Megias
    87/ Joey Rosskopf
    88/ Alexander Serebryakov


    LandbouwkredietThe Belgian team will come to the Classic Loire Atlantique with almost a half-on-half Belgian/Dutch team ... Bobbie Traksel didn't manage to get over his bronchitis in time and will thus not participate in the race on Saturday.

    91/ Frédéric Amorison
    92/ Sébastien Delfosse
    93/ Bert de Waele
    94/ Gilles Devillers
    95/ Dirk Bellemakers
    97/ Bobbie Traksel
    96/ Stefan Cohnen
    97/ Reinier Honig
    98/ Davy Commeyne

    Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator

    Preben van HeckeThe second Belgian team opted for a 100% Belgian selection:

    101/ Michael van Staeyen Pieter Vanspeybrouck
    102/ Laurens de Vreese
    103/ Preben van Hecke
    104/ Steven van Vooren
    105/ Eliot Lietaer
    106/ Stijn Neirynck Zico Waeytens
    107/ Pieter Jacobs
    108/ Tom van Asbroeck

    Accent Jobs-Willems Veranda's

    Thomas DegandIn the 3rd Belgian team we'll find two Dutch riders, one Ukranian and 5 Belgian riders, including Thomas Degand who was in one of the breakaways in the 2011 edition of this race:

    111/ Steven Caethoven
    112/ Staf Scheirlinckx
    113/ Thomas Degand
    114/ Grégory Habeaux
    115/ Kévin van Melsen
    116/ Oleg Chuzhda
    117/ Arnoud van Groen
    118/ Jurgen van Goolen

    Bridgestone Anchor Cycling Team

    Blaise SonneryThis Japanese continental team employs 3 French riders, who will all be at the start of the Classic Loire Atlantique. 2 of them are back in the life of a pro after having spent one or two years in an amateur team while the third one is a neo-pro in the team. In addition to these 3 French riders, the only Belgian rider of the team will be at the start as well, just like 4 of the 5 Japanese riders.

    121/ Thomas Lebas (néo-pro)
    122/ Blaise Sonnery (ex-AG2R La Mondiale)
    123/ Alexandre Lemair (ex-Roubaix-Lille Métropole)
    124/ Klaas Sys
    125/ Miyataka Shimizu Ryota Nishizono
    126/ Kazuo Inoue
    127/ Hayato Yoshida
    128/ Kenji Itami

    Véranda Rideau-Super U

    Tomasz OlejnikThis new French continental team will come to the start with 7 French riders and one of the Olejnik brothers:

    131/ Justin Jules
    132/ Freddy Bichot
    132/ Kévin Denis
    134/ Maxime Le Montagner
    135/ Guillaume Malle
    136/ Romain Mathéou
    137/ Arnaud Molmy
    138/ Tomasz Olejnik

    BigMat-Auber 93

    Fabien BacquetThe last rider who won a race for the BigMat-Auber 93 team and who's still present in the team (Sylvain Georges left for AG2R La Mondiale this year and Maxime Médérel left for Saur-Sojasun) is Fabien Bacquet (in March 2010 in the Tour de Normandie) and he'll also be at the start of the Classic Loire Atlantique:

    141/ Jonathan Thiré
    142/ Romain Bacon Ronan Racault
    143/ Fabien Bacquet
    144/ Nicolas Bazin
    145/ Mathieu Drujon
    146/ Benoit Drujon Steven Tronet
    147/ Johan Mombaerts Dimitri Le Boulch
    148/ Nicolas Rousseau

    Team La Pomme Marseille

    Yohan CauquilThe forelast French team is the Team La Pomme Marseille and among the riders for "LPM" we'll find among others Yohan Cauquil who ended at the 3rd place last year ... We'll also find Clément Koretzky who showed off his qualities in the first stage of the Tour du Haut Var-Matin.

    151/ Yohan Cauquil
    152/ Clément Koretzky
    153/ Benjamin Giraud Grégoire Tarride
    154/ Mathieu Delarozière
    155/ Yannick Martinez
    156/ Pierre-Luc Périchon
    157/ Evaldas Siskevicius
    158/ Toms Skujins

    Roubaix-Lille Métropole

    Roubaix-Lille MétropoleThe last French team is Roubaix-Lille Métropole:

    161/ Julien Guay
    162/ Anthony Colin
    163/ Loïc Desriac
    164/ Pierre Drancourt
    165/ Morgan Kneisky
    166/ Kevin Lalouette
    167/ Fabien Schmidt
    168/ Boris Zimine

    Relive the 2011 edition of the Classic Loire Atlantique

    Awaiting the 2012 edition this Saturday, you can relive the 2011 edition of the Classic Loire Atlantique, by checking out the photos and by reading the article with a summary of this race: Lieuwe Westra (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team) confirms his good conition and wins the Classic Loire Atlantique.

    * un autre article suivra avec toutes les informations sur Cholet-Pays de Loire.

    by Thomas Vergouwen
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    | Roland TISSIER | friday 16 March 2012 at 10:25:33

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