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LES HERBIERS, France (AFP) — Sylvain Chavanel (IAM Cycling) wrapped up the European road season on Sunday with a victory in the Chrono des Nations individual time trial.
The French national time trial champion covered the 51.5km course in 1:04:18, 53 seconds faster than runner-up Jérémy Roy (FDJ.fr). Reidar Borgersen (Team Joker) finished third at 2:03.
Chavanel was the first Frenchman to win the Chrono des Nations since Pascal Lance did so in 1995. He finished third in 2013 and second in 2012.
Tony Martin (Omega Pharma-Quick Step), who won the last three editions of the race, skipped the event this year.
In the women’s race, Anna Solovey (Ukraine National Team) won for the second consecutive year, covering the 20.9km course in 27:37. Astana-Bepink’s Alison Tetrick, racing for the U.S. National Team, took the runner-up spot at 1:25 with Melodie Lesueur (Lointek) third at 1:52.
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Nathan Haas (Garmin-Sharp) pipped Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) in a photo finish on Sunday to take the flowers in the Japan Cup Cycle Road Race.
The day’s escape in the 151.3km race in Utsonomiya Forest Park was caught going onto the final circuit, and a flurry of attacks saw a 10-man group form on the last ascent of the Kogashi climb.
Haas and Boasson Hagen battled to the line with Grega Bole (Vini Fantini-Nippo), and it took a camera to decide the victor. Bole rounded out the podium in third.
It was Boasson Hagen’s final race for the British team before he joins MTN-Qhubeka, and while he didn’t pull off the victory, sports director Gabriele Rasch said it was “a good result for him to finish on with Sky.”
“It would have been nice to have a win for Edvald’s last race. Still I think we can be pretty happy with the second place,” he said on the Sky website. “All the guys did really well riding for Edvald and Ben (Swift). Ben just didn’t quite have the legs to follow the group over the last big climb but they did a good job together.”
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- 1. Nathan HAAS, Garmin-Sharp, in 4:06:48
- 2. Edvald BOASSON HAGEN, Sky, at :00
- 3. Grega BOLE, VFN, at :00
- 4. Michael Valgren ANDERSEN, Tinkoff-Saxo, at :00
- 5. Julian David ARREDONDO MORENO, Trek Factory Racing, at :00
- 6. Valerio CONTI, Lampre-Merida, at :00
- 7. Davide FORMOLO, Cannondale, at :00
- 8. Moreno MOSER, Cannondale, at :00
- 9. Jan POLANC, Lampre-Merida, at :05
- 10. Christopher JUUL JENSEN, Tinkoff-Saxo, at :18
- 11. Manuele BOARO, Tinkoff-Saxo, at :25
- 12. Daniel MARTIN, Garmin-Sharp, at :38
- 13. Thomas LEBAS, BGT, at :48
- 14. Fumiyuki BEPPU, Trek Factory Racing, at :48
- 15. Nariyuki MASUDA, BLZ, at :48
- 16. Steele VON HOFF, Garmin-Sharp, at :56
- 17. Christopher SUTTON, Sky, at :56
- 18. Ricardo GARCIA AMBROA, UKO, at :56
- 19. Bernard SULZBERGER, Drapac, at :56
- 20. Paolo LONGO BORGHINI, Cannondale, at :56
- 21. Salvador GUARDIOLA TORA, UKO, at :56
- 22. Taiji NISHITANI, AIS, at :56
- 23. Sho HATSUYAMA, BGT, at :56
- 24. Kohei UCHIMA, BGT, at :56
- 25. Cristiano SALERNO, Cannondale, at :56
- 26. Yukiya ARASHIRO, Europcar, at :56
- 27. Christophe KERN, Europcar, at :56
- 28. Phillip GAIMON, Garmin-Sharp, at 1:02
- 29. Damiano CUNEGO, Lampre-Merida, at 1:02
- 30. Tomohiro HAYAKAWA, AIS, at 1:02
- 31. Miyataka SHIMIZU, BGT, at 2:01
- 32. Jose Vicente TORIBIO ALCOLEA, UKO, at 3:11
- 33. Pier Paolo DE NEGRI, VFN, at 3:55
- 34. Elia FAVILLI, Lampre-Merida, at 3:55
- 35. Marco MARCATO, Cannondale, at 3:55
- 36. Hayden ROULSTON, Trek Factory Racing, at 3:55
- 37. Bjorn THURAU, Europcar, at 4:25
- 38. Yukihiro DOI, UKO, at 4:37
- 39. Yusuke HATANAKA, SMN, at 5:05
- 40. Ben SWIFT, Sky, at 5:36
- 41. Takashi MIYAZAWA, VFN, at 5:46
- 42. Karsten KROON, Tinkoff-Saxo, at 5:48
- 43. Bernhard EISEL, Sky, at 5:48
- 44. Atsushi OKA, at 5:48
- 45. Charles PLANET, Novo Nordisk, at 5:48
- 46. Javier MEGIAS LEAL, Novo Nordisk, at 5:51
- 47. Kazuhiro MORI, AIS, at 5:51
- 48. Damien MONIER, BGT, at 5:51
- 49. Ryoma NONAKA, SMN, at 5:51
- 50. Yoshimitsu HIRATSUKA, AIS, at 5:51
- 51. Yuzuru SUZUKI, BLZ, at 5:51
- 52. Wesley SULZBERGER, Drapac, at 5:51
- 53. Lachlan NORRIS, Drapac, at 5:51
- 54. Darren LAPTHORNE, Drapac, at 5:51
- 55. Shun YAMAMOTO, UKO, at 5:59
- 56. David LOZANO RIBA, Novo Nordisk, at 6:36
- 57. Jack ANDERSON, Drapac, at 6:36
- 58. Masakazu ITO, AIS, at 6:36
- 59. Naoya UCHINO, at 6:36
- 60. Shinri SUZUKI, BLZ, at 6:36
- 61. Takayuki ABE, BLZ, at 6:57
- 62. Takaaki HORI, BLZ, at 9:45
- 63. Shotaro IRIBE, SMN, at 9:48
- 64. Manabu ISHIBASHI, VFN, at 10:40
- 65. Keisuke KIMURA, SMN, at 11:52
- DNF Andrea VACCHER
- DNF Hayato YOSHIDA, SMN
- DNF Ian BOSWELL, Sky
- DNF Rory SUTHERLAND, Tinkoff-Saxo
- DNF Junya SANO
- DNF Genki YAMAMOTO, VFN
- DNF Yaroslav POPOVYCH, Trek Factory Racing
- DNF Kevin DE MESMAEKER, Novo Nordisk
- DNF Jeremy CORNU, Europcar
- DNF Tanzou TOKUDA
- DNF Suguru TOKUDA
- DNF Caleb FAIRLY, Garmin-Sharp
- DNF Jerome COUSIN, Europcar
- DNF Joe ELDRIDGE, Novo Nordisk
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2014 Japan Cup Criterium: zoom
The race started fast and finished even faster. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
2014 Japan Cup Criterium: Utsunomiya
Rolling through town. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
2014 Japan Cup Criterium: fast pace
The 20-lap race was animated from the get-go. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
2014 Japan Cup Criterium: Boswell
Ian Boswell was one of Sky's busily buzzing worker bees. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
2014 Japan Cup Criterium: peloton
The peloton. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
2014 Japan Cup Criterium: Sky
Ian Boswell and Bernhard Eisel at work. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
2014 Japan Cup Criterium: late go
Manuele Boaro had a late dig. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
2014 Japan Cup Criterium: winding it up
The bunch dash for the line. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
2014 Japan Cup Criterium: photo finish
The camera would settle the top two spots. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
2014 Japan Cup Criterium: winner
But Chris Sutton celebrated anyway. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
2014 Japan Cup Criterium: podium
The podium. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
Chris Sutton (Sky) edged defending champion Steele Von Hoff (Garmin-Sharp) in a photo finish to win the Japan Cup Criterium on Saturday in Utsonomiya.
Sky’s Ben Swift rounded out the podium in third.
“I couldn’t be happier,” Sutton said on the Sky website, praising teammates Swift, Ian Boswell, Bernhard Eisel and Edvald Boasson Hagen for their work on his behalf during the 20-lap race.
“The boys were incredible. Boswell came and started riding on the front straight away. In the closing laps Bernie was just drilling it on the front and got quicker and quicker. I was really well protected by Eddie and Swifty. It was the best lead-out I’ve ever had.
“Eddie went first and then Swifty stepped off him. I just finished it off and it was really nice to get a win. You know it’s a good lead-out when your lead-out man can still finish on the podium.”
Racing continues on Sunday with the 151.3km Japan Cup Cycle Race.
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