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Sagan sprints to 100th win at GP Quebec

Just like he did last year, world champion Peter Sagan dashed to victory Friday at the Grand Prix de Quebec. Bora-Hansgrohe’s Slovak sprinter won the race handily ahead of BMC’s Greg Van Avermaet who was also second place in 2016. Michael Matthews (Sunweb) was third in the bunch gallop.

“Hey it’s a little bit like the same races from last year. The style of the races is also very similar,” Sagan said. “It was headwind in the final but I decide I have to start. It’s very long sprint.”

Top-10 results

  • 1. Peter Sagan, BORA – HANSGROHE, in 5:00:31
  • 2. Greg Van Avermaet, BMC RACING TEAM, at 0:00:00
  • 3. Michael Matthews, TEAM SUNWEB, at 0:00:00
  • 4. Alexis Vuillermoz, AG2R LA MONDIALE, at 0:00:00
  • 5. Tim Wellens, LOTTO SOUDAL, at 0:00:00
  • 6. Tom-Jelte Slagter, CANNONDALE DRAPAC PROFESSIONAL CYCLING TEAM, at 0:00:00
  • 7. Petr VakoČ, QUICK – STEP FLOORS, at 0:00:00
  • 8. Sep Vanmarcke, CANNONDALE DRAPAC PROFESSIONAL CYCLING TEAM, at 0:00:00
  • 9. Tony Gallopin, LOTTO SOUDAL, at 0:00:00
  • 10. Sonny Colbrelli, BAHRAIN – MERIDA, at 0:00:00

This WorldTour win had special significance for Sagan. The 201.6km race marked the 100th pro victory of the 27-year-old’s career.

“It’s very nice. One hundred is some special number,” Sagan added. “Maybe better if you can live 100 years! Well, it’s very nice but it’s never enough you know. Because one time you are happy with something, and you don’t grow up. You have to grow up always.”

Three breakaway riders animated the hilly circuit race. Baptiste Planckaert (Katusha-Alpecin) was the last man caught with about 16km remaining. He’d spend much of the day off the front with Tosh van der Sande (Lotto-Soudal) and Tyler Williams (Israel Cycling Academy).

Although a few small groups tried to ride clear on the circuit’s primary climb, the peloton entered the final 12.6km lap as one.

Roman Kreuziger (Orica-Scott) tried a solo breakaway with a little more than three kilometers to go, on the Cote de la Montagne. He rode alone for for a little while, but didn’t last long.

On the final rise to the finish, with one kilometer remaining, Rigoberto Uran (Cannondale-Drapac) tried an attack. He attacked in nearly the same spot as in 2015 when he won the race. This time, it wasn’t meant to be, and the Colombian was chased back with about 300 meters left.

The sprint fanned across the wide road, but once Sagan jumped, it was apparent that no one could rival the double world champion.

“It was pretty similar I think to last year,” said Van Avermaet. “I lost [Sagan] a little bit when he went on and I couldn’t come closer I couldn’t come over him.”

The Belgian will hope to continue the reprise of 2016 with a win at Grand Prix de Montreal, which he did last year. that 205.7km race has a slightly hillier route than the Quebec WorldTour event.

Results

  • 1. Peter Sagan, BORA – HANSGROHE, in 5:00:31
  • 2. Greg Van Avermaet, BMC RACING TEAM, at 0:00:00
  • 3. Michael Matthews, TEAM SUNWEB, at 0:00:00
  • 4. Alexis Vuillermoz, AG2R LA MONDIALE, at 0:00:00
  • 5. Tim Wellens, LOTTO SOUDAL, at 0:00:00
  • 6. Tom-Jelte Slagter, CANNONDALE DRAPAC PROFESSIONAL CYCLING TEAM, at 0:00:00
  • 7. Petr VakoČ, QUICK – STEP FLOORS, at 0:00:00
  • 8. Sep Vanmarcke, CANNONDALE DRAPAC PROFESSIONAL CYCLING TEAM, at 0:00:00
  • 9. Tony Gallopin, LOTTO SOUDAL, at 0:00:00
  • 10. Sonny Colbrelli, BAHRAIN – MERIDA, at 0:00:00
  • 11. Diego Ulissi, UAE TEAM EMIRATES, at 0:00:00
  • 12. Tiesj Benoot, LOTTO SOUDAL, at 0:00:00
  • 13. Nathan Haas, TEAM DIMENSION DATA, at 0:00:00
  • 14. Jan Bakelants, AG2R LA MONDIALE, at 0:00:00
  • 15. Alberto Bettiol, CANNONDALE DRAPAC PROFESSIONAL CYCLING TEAM, at 0:00:00
  • 16. Sergio Luis Henao Montoya, TEAM SKY, at 0:00:00
  • 17. Oliver Naesen, AG2R LA MONDIALE, at 0:00:00
  • 18. Jasper Stuyven, TREK – SEGAFREDO, at 0:00:00
  • 19. Jasha SÜtterlin, MOVISTAR TEAM, at 0:00:00
  • 20. Jesus Herrada, MOVISTAR TEAM, at 0:00:00
  • 21. Dries Devenyns, QUICK – STEP FLOORS, at 0:00:00
  • 22. Michael Albasini, ORICA – SCOTT, at 0:00:00
  • 23. Viacheslav Kuznetsov, TEAM KATUSHA ALPECIN, at 0:00:00
  • 24. Oscar Gatto, ASTANA PRO TEAM, at 0:00:00
  • 25. Daryl Impey, ORICA – SCOTT, at 0:00:00
  • 26. Grega Bole, BAHRAIN – MERIDA, at 0:00:00
  • 27. Jelle Vanendert, LOTTO SOUDAL, at 0:00:00
  • 28. Matthieu Ladagnous, FDJ, at 0:00:00
  • 29. Guillaume Boivin, ISRAEL CYCLING ACADEMY, at 0:00:00
  • 30. Carlos Barbero, MOVISTAR TEAM, at 0:00:00
  • 31. Enrico Gasparotto, BAHRAIN – MERIDA, at 0:00:00
  • 32. Paul Martens, TEAM LOTTO NL – JUMBO, at 0:00:00
  • 33. Jens Keukeleire, ORICA – SCOTT, at 0:00:00
  • 34. Rick Zabel, TEAM KATUSHA ALPECIN, at 0:00:00
  • 35. Pieter Serry, QUICK – STEP FLOORS, at 0:00:00
  • 36. Bauke Mollema, TREK – SEGAFREDO, at 0:00:12
  • 37. Mathias Frank, AG2R LA MONDIALE, at 0:00:12
  • 38. Timo Roosen, TEAM LOTTO NL – JUMBO, at 0:00:12
  • 39. Julien Vermote, QUICK – STEP FLOORS, at 0:00:12
  • 40. Peter Kennaugh, TEAM SKY, at 0:00:12
  • 41. Valerio Conti, UAE TEAM EMIRATES, at 0:00:17
  • 42. Gianluca Brambilla, QUICK – STEP FLOORS, at 0:00:17
  • 43. Marco Marcato, UAE TEAM EMIRATES, at 0:00:17
  • 44. Rémi Cavagna, QUICK – STEP FLOORS, at 0:00:17
  • 45. Simon Geschke, TEAM SUNWEB, at 0:00:17
  • 46. Rúben Guerreiro, TREK – SEGAFREDO, at 0:00:17
  • 47. Rigoberto Uran, CANNONDALE DRAPAC PROFESSIONAL CYCLING TEAM, at 0:00:17
  • 48. Mike Teunissen, TEAM SUNWEB, at 0:00:17
  • 49. Tom Dumoulin, TEAM SUNWEB, at 0:00:17
  • 50. Nathan Brown, CANNONDALE DRAPAC PROFESSIONAL CYCLING TEAM, at 0:00:17
  • 51. Lukasz Wisniowski, TEAM SKY, at 0:00:17
  • 52. Bruno Langlois, CANADA, at 0:00:17
  • 53. Kiel Reijnen, TREK – SEGAFREDO, at 0:00:17
  • 54. Kristian Sbaragli, TEAM DIMENSION DATA, at 0:00:17
  • 55. Roman Kreuziger, ORICA – SCOTT, at 0:00:17
  • 56. Antoine Duchesne, CANADA, at 0:00:25
  • 57. Sebastian Langeveld, CANNONDALE DRAPAC PROFESSIONAL CYCLING TEAM, at 0:00:25
  • 58. Simon Gerrans, ORICA – SCOTT, at 0:00:25
  • 59. Simone Petilli, UAE TEAM EMIRATES, at 0:00:25
  • 60. Winner Andrew Anacona, MOVISTAR TEAM, at 0:00:25
  • 61. Michael SchÄr, BMC RACING TEAM, at 0:00:25
  • 62. Marcus Burghardt, BORA – HANSGROHE, at 0:00:25
  • 63. Dylan Teuns, BMC RACING TEAM, at 0:00:25
  • 64. Simon Špilak, TEAM KATUSHA ALPECIN, at 0:00:25
  • 65. Sébastien Reichenbach, FDJ, at 0:00:25
  • 66. Michal Golas, TEAM SKY, at 0:00:25
  • 67. Cyril Gautier, AG2R LA MONDIALE, at 0:00:38
  • 68. Luka Pibernik, BAHRAIN – MERIDA, at 0:00:41
  • 69. Mitchell Docker, ORICA – SCOTT, at 0:00:41
  • 70. Jay Mc Carthy, BORA – HANSGROHE, at 0:00:41
  • 71. Arnaud Demare, FDJ, at 0:00:48
  • 72. Jose Herrada, MOVISTAR TEAM, at 0:00:51
  • 73. Enrico Battaglin, TEAM LOTTO NL – JUMBO, at 0:00:51
  • 74. Olivier Le Gac, FDJ, at 0:01:01
  • 75. Mathew Hayman, ORICA – SCOTT, at 0:01:06
  • 76. Andrey Zeits, ASTANA PRO TEAM, at 0:01:06
  • 77. Jack Burke, CANADA, at 0:01:06
  • 78. Nuno Bico, MOVISTAR TEAM, at 0:01:06
  • 79. Maurits Lammertink, TEAM KATUSHA ALPECIN, at 0:01:06
  • 80. Robert KiŠerlovski, TEAM KATUSHA ALPECIN, at 0:01:06
  • 81. Stephen Cummings, TEAM DIMENSION DATA, at 0:01:06
  • 82. Heinrich Haussler, BAHRAIN – MERIDA, at 0:01:06
  • 83. Aleksejs Saramotins, BORA – HANSGROHE, at 0:01:12
  • 84. Lukas PÖstlberger, BORA – HANSGROHE, at 0:01:15
  • 85. Ignatas Konovalovas, FDJ, at 0:01:25
  • 86. Benoit Vaugrenard, FDJ, at 0:01:38
  • 87. Maarten Wynants, TEAM LOTTO NL – JUMBO, at 0:01:43
  • 88. Kenny Elissonde, TEAM SKY, at 0:01:43
  • 89. Sebastian Henao Gomez, TEAM SKY, at 0:01:43
  • 90. Natnael Berhane, TEAM DIMENSION DATA, at 0:01:43
  • 91. Sean De Bie, LOTTO SOUDAL, at 0:01:56
  • 92. Krists Neilands, ISRAEL CYCLING ACADEMY, at 0:01:56
  • 93. Lars Bak Ytting, LOTTO SOUDAL, at 0:02:08
  • 94. Jack Bauer, QUICK – STEP FLOORS, at 0:02:08
  • 95. Bram Tankink, TEAM LOTTO NL – JUMBO, at 0:02:08
  • 96. Fumiyuki Beppu, TREK – SEGAFREDO, at 0:02:08
  • 97. Gregory Daniel, TREK – SEGAFREDO, at 0:02:08
  • 98. Georg Preidler, TEAM SUNWEB, at 0:02:08
  • 99. Ryan Anderson, CANADA, at 0:02:08
  • 100. Alexey Vermeulen, TEAM LOTTO NL – JUMBO, at 0:02:08
  • 101. Janez Brajkovic, BAHRAIN – MERIDA, at 0:02:31
  • 102. Ben Gastauer, AG2R LA MONDIALE, at 0:02:33
  • 103. Nikias Arndt, TEAM SUNWEB, at 0:02:33
  • 104. Vegard Stake Laengen, UAE TEAM EMIRATES, at 0:02:33
  • 105. Fabio Felline, TREK – SEGAFREDO, at 0:02:49
  • 106. Dario Cataldo, ASTANA PRO TEAM, at 0:02:53
  • 107. Matteo Dal-Cin, CANADA, at 0:03:02
  • 108. Alex Howes, CANNONDALE DRAPAC PROFESSIONAL CYCLING TEAM, at 0:03:02
  • 109. Guy Sagiv, ISRAEL CYCLING ACADEMY, at 0:03:02
  • 110. Maciej Bodnar, BORA – HANSGROHE, at 0:03:02
  • 111. Kristijan Đurasek, UAE TEAM EMIRATES, at 0:03:02
  • 112. Danilo Wyss, BMC RACING TEAM, at 0:03:02
  • 113. Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg, TEAM DIMENSION DATA, at 0:03:02
  • 114. Yukiya Arashiro, BAHRAIN – MERIDA, at 0:03:26
  • 115. Juraj Sagan, BORA – HANSGROHE, at 0:03:41
  • 116. Jean-Pierre Drucker, BMC RACING TEAM, at 0:03:41
  • 117. Ben Swift, UAE TEAM EMIRATES, at 0:04:27
  • 118. Ian Boswell, TEAM SKY, at 0:04:27
  • 119. Amael Moinard, BMC RACING TEAM, at 0:04:27
  • 120. Thomas Leezer, TEAM LOTTO NL – JUMBO, at 0:04:27
  • 121. Jasper De Buyst, LOTTO SOUDAL, at 0:04:53
  • 122. Mihkel RÄim, ISRAEL CYCLING ACADEMY, at 0:05:59
  • 123. Dennis Van Winden, ISRAEL CYCLING ACADEMY, at 0:05:59
  • 124. Andrey Grivko, ASTANA PRO TEAM, at 0:06:04
  • 125. Jhonatan Restrepo Valencia, TEAM KATUSHA ALPECIN, at 0:10:23
  • 126. Tyler Williams, ISRAEL CYCLING ACADEMY, at 0:10:23
  • 127. Ruben Plaza, ORICA – SCOTT, at 0:10:23
  • 128. Victor De La Parte, MOVISTAR TEAM, at 0:10:23
  • 129. Léo Vincent, FDJ, at 0:10:23
  • 130. Bakhtiyar Kozhatayev, ASTANA PRO TEAM, at 0:10:23
  • 131. Manuel Senni, BMC RACING TEAM, at 0:10:23
  • 132. Tyler Farrar, TEAM DIMENSION DATA, at 0:10:23
  • 133. Gediminas Bagdonas, AG2R LA MONDIALE, at 0:10:23
  • 134. Twan Castelijns, TEAM LOTTO NL – JUMBO, at 0:10:23
  • 135. Edward Ravasi, UAE TEAM EMIRATES, at 0:10:23
  • 136. Jaco Venter, TEAM DIMENSION DATA, at 0:10:23
  • 137. Fabio Sabatini, QUICK – STEP FLOORS, at 0:11:01
  • 138. Manuel Quinziato, BMC RACING TEAM, at 0:11:01
  • 139. Baptiste Planckaert, TEAM KATUSHA ALPECIN, at 0:11:01
  • 140. Marco Coledan, TREK – SEGAFREDO, at 0:11:07
  • 141. Benjamin Perry, ISRAEL CYCLING ACADEMY, at 0:11:22
  • 142. Lawson Craddock, CANNONDALE DRAPAC PROFESSIONAL CYCLING TEAM, at 0:17:06
  • DNF Pascal Ackermann, BORA – HANSGROHE
  • DNF Philip Deignan, TEAM SKY
  • DNF Albert Timmer, TEAM SUNWEB
  • DNF Zico Waeytens, TEAM SUNWEB
  • DNF Hector Carretero, MOVISTAR TEAM
  • DNF Christophe Riblon, AG2R LA MONDIALE
  • DNF Ángel Vicioso Arcos, TEAM KATUSHA ALPECIN
  • DNF Tosh Van Der Sande, LOTTO SOUDAL
  • DNF Borut Bozic, BAHRAIN – MERIDA
  • DNF Jakob Fuglsang, ASTANA PRO TEAM
  • DNF Moreno Moser, ASTANA PRO TEAM
  • DNF Paolo Tiralongo, ASTANA PRO TEAM
  • DNF Kevin Reza, FDJ
  • DNF Ben O’connor, TEAM DIMENSION DATA
  • DNF Pier-André CÔtÉ, CANADA
  • DNF Alexander Cowan, CANADA
  • DNF Marc-Antoine Soucy, CANADA
  • DNF Zakkari Dempster, ISRAEL CYCLING ACADEMY

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