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Tour du Doubs 2021 One day race results

Posted by: Semere Asmelash

Date: Monday, 06 September 2021

 Tour du Doubs – Dorian Godon wins ahead of Biniam Girmay, Madouas 5th

Photo credit Elise Chauveau – DirectVelo



The successor of the Belgian Loic Fly (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux) among the Tour of the Doubs is called Dorian Godon ! The training runner AG2R Citroën Team sprinted in the streets of Pontarlier a group of twenty runners. Two days after his success at the Classic Grand Besançon Doubs, the Eritrean Biniam Girmay (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux) took second place, while the Belgian Tom Paquot (Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB) completed the podium. Natnael Tesfatsion (Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec), another Eritrean, and Valentin Madouas (Groupama-FDJ) finished fourth and fifth respectively.

A breakaway of eleven riders, the enormous solitary effort of Anthony Delaplace

From the start of the race, a group of eleven men formed and took their distance from the peloton. At the front, we find Mattia Bais (Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec), Cedric Beullens (Sport Flanders-Baloise), Damian Lüscher (Swiss Racing Academy), Leonardo Tortomasi (Zabù Wines), Raphaël Parisella (Rally Cycling), Patryk Tybor (Dukla Banska Bystrica), Jesse Raas (X-Speed United Continental), Simone Sano (Electro Hyper Europe), Dillon CorkeryConn McDunphy and Bernat Font Mas (EvoPro Racing).

A few kilometers further, and while the breakaway advance is nearly 8 minutes, Anthony Delaplace unexpectedly and a little crazy decides to go against it. The runner of the Team Arkéa-Samsic, who will drive alone for about 80 kilometers, ends up catching the ten leading men – Corkery was left behind very early and has not been in the squad for quite a while – halfway through the race, so they are again eleven at the front of the race, the gap to the peloton then being around 7 minutes.

The peloton is getting closer very quickly

While this lead is reduced as the kilometers pass, the breakaway loses a new element to just under 80 terminals of Pontarlier, in this case the young Italian Simone Sano. At 50 kilometers from the finish, the gap between the ten leading riders – who will lose shortly after Patryk Tybor – and the peloton, notably led by the team AG2R Citroën Team, is still 4’15 “, but it is reduced sharply thereafter, so much so that it is only 1’10” at 20 markers of the goal, then 30 seconds at the foot of the last climb of the day, the climb of Larmont (4.4 km at 5.2%), whose summit is located 6.5 km from the finish.

Élie Gesbert sows the peloton on the climb, Dorian Godon wins in the sprint

In the peloton, it is the Team Arkéa-Samsic who takes matters in hand from the first slopes. And it’s not Nairo quintana (Team Arkéa-Samsic) who lights the first wicked, but his teammate Elie Gesbert. The Breton, who has distanced himself from the peloton, easily takes back and distances the last survivors of the day’s breakaway. Behind him, Nairo quintana and Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) also tries to get out of the peloton, but without success. After having passed the summit with about fifteen seconds ahead of the peloton, Elie Gesbert can not resist in the descent to the return of the latter. It is finally a sprint in small committee that concludes this 2021 edition, Dorian Godon (AG2R Citroën Team) then showing itself to be a little faster than Biniam Girmay (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux).

Ranking :

  • 1. GODON Dorian AG2R CITROEN TEAM the 201 km in 4h55'07 ''
  • 2. GIRMAY HAILU Biniam INTERMARCHÉ-WANTY-GOBERT MATERIALS 00:00
  • 3. PAQUOT Tom BINGOAL PAUWELS SAUCES WB 00:00
  • 4. TESFAZION Natnael Ocbit ANDRONI GIOCATTOLI-SIDERMEC 00:00
  • 5. MADOUAS Valentin GROUPAMA-FDJ 00:00
  • 6. QUINTANA Nairo TEAM ARKEA-SAMSIC 00:00
  • 7. SIMON Julien TOTAL ENERGIES 00:00
  • 8. MERTZ Remy BINGOAL PAUWELS SAUCES WB 00:00
  • 9. PERICHON Pierre-Luc COFIDIS 00:00
  • 10. THALMANN Roland TEAM VORARLBERG 00:00



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