Grand prix cycliste d’Ouverture 2015

My Race:
4th place (2nd in bunch sprint) in the Grand Prix d’Ouverture, the opening race of the season I’ll take for sure especially as I almost never started because of a bad cold I’ve been suffering from over the last week.

I really have to thank my team mates on ‪Cyclo 4‬ (esp Denis Gouget & Christian Balse) as not only did they make sure that I knew we were on the last lap (I thought we had 2 to go – no bell?) But they also helped me right through a still very big bunch travelling very fast on narrow winding roads… right to the front.

I must also congratulate Christian Balse a team mate who ended up just in front of me in third.

So how did a 62kg guy with matchstick legs come 2nd in a bunch sprint? Well I’m very surprised myself! But was a case of really good positioning, a little luck and the fact the fast men opened up way to soon on a slightly up hill finish into a slight headwind, which allowed Christian and myself (sitting on his wheel) to power past them as they faded .. I never actually got out of the saddle!

Many thanks to the sponsors and organizers for a great event:
www.grandprixouverture.net76.net

Classement :
1st CATEGORY
59 Participants
POSITION NAME CLUB
1er Dalmas Julien Cadaujac
2ème Masse ludovic Accro velo
3ème Granet Xavier Chateu Leveque
4ème Manfé Fabien Accro vélo
5ème Conchou bertrand Cyclo 4

2nd CATEGORY
43 Participants
POSITION NAME CLUB
1er Martin Patrick Castres
2ème Trottier Dylan Evasion pourpre
3ème Dubain matthieu Volhvagen t
4ème Franques Laurent Vares
5ème Peaume thierry Castres

3RD CATEGORY
55 Participants
POSITION NAME CLUB
1er Ferran alain Bias
2ème Deloge bertrand Domme
3ème Balse Christian Cyclo 4
4ème Whitehead Jason Cyclo 4
5ème Delfosse stephane LA BREDE

GS
39 Participants
POSITION NAME CLUB
1er Clave richard Tarusate
2ème Whitte geoffrey Pujols
3ème Joussely j françois Uniballer
4eme Delpener alain Mussidan
5ème Delmas gilbert Alva

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