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2017 Bretagne Classic Ouest-France
(World Tour)

81st edition: Sunday, August 27, 2017

GP Ouest-France podium history | 2016 edition | Course map

Formerly named "GP Ouest-France Plouay". This year the organizers are calling it the second edition of the "Bretagne Classic". We're going to call it the 81st edition of a race that has had a name change.

227.8 km of the main circuit + a final circuit of 13.9 km = 241.7 kilometers

Elia Viviani times his sprint perfectly.

The race: Here's the report from winner Elia Viviani's Team Sky.

Elia Viviani continued his great form and added another WorldTour race to his palmares with victory at the Bretagne Classic.

The Italian timed his sprint to perfection in Plouay, diving out from a tight gap in the pack and finding space along the left-hand side of the road. He edged out rivals Alexander Kristoff (Katusha-Alpecin) and Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain Merida) at the line to claim his fourth win in little over a week.

Team Sky did a great job imposing themselves across the 239.7-kilometre event, arriving at the front in numbers to control the pace following the feedzone. Philip Deignan led the line, and shortly after Tao Geoghegan Hart bridged across to a promising attack, which quickly swallowed up the early breakaway.

That forced other teams to step up and chase, with Michal Kwiatkowski riding attentively behind and looking to follow any counter attacks. In the end it came back together, with Owain Doull pushing hard to catch a final group of escapees. Viviani dragged himself over the tough final rise, and after Michal Golas strung out the pack into the final kilometre, the Italian did the rest in style.
After the race a thrilled Viviani heaped praise onto his team-mates, and talked about the current wave of momentum he’s riding.

He explained: “We started with (Danny) van Poppel and Kwiato as leaders, but I was a co-leader just behind because I came here with I think the dream week - winning in Hamburg, two stages of Poitou Charentes and a few second places. It’s a good moment for me.

“In the race I felt really good. We kept the lead with the team in the right time, when the roads were narrow and there was gravel on the road. It was dangerous but with 100km to go it was too far. But we controlled the race really well. It’s an amazing feeling to win two big races – two Classics – at the end of the season. The shape is more than the top – I think it’s the best shape of my life. Finally I’m on the level I want to be. I’m really happy and thanks to this amazing team.

“It’s really wonderful. After the Tour we’ve had a lot of big wins and these make a difference. Kwiato won San Sebastian and all the guys have done a great job.”

Complete Results:

241.7 kilometers raced at an average speed of 41.240 km/hr

1 Elia Viviani Sky 5hr 51min 39sec
2 Alexander Kristoff Katusha-Alpecin s.t.
3 Sonny Colbrelli Bahrain-Merida s.t.
4 Sep Vanmarcke Cannondale-Drapac s.t.
5 Michael Matthews Team Sunweb s.t.
6 Ruben Guerreiro Trek-Segafredo s.t.
7 Edvald Boasson Hagen Dimension Data s.t.
8 Nacer Bouhanni Cofidis s.t.
9 Simone Consonni UAE Team Emirates s.t.
10 Greg Van Avermaet BMC s.t.
11 Lukas Pöstlberger Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
12 Enrico Battaglin LottoNL-Jumbo s.t.
13 Valerio Conti UAE Team Emirates s.t.
14 Kristian Sbaragli Dimension Data s.t.
15 Luka Mezgec Orica-Scott s.t.
16 Carlos Barbero Movistar s.t.
17 Kiel Reijnen Trek-Segafredo s.t.
18 Anthony Delaplace Fortuneo-Oscaro s.t.
19 Matteo Busato Wilier Triestina-Selle Italia s.t.
20 Lilian Calmejane Direct Energie s.t.
21 Daniele Bennati Movistar s.t.
22 Danilo Wyss BMC s.t.
23 Guillaume Martin Wanty-Groupe Gobert s.t.
24 Zdenek Štybar Quick-Step Floors s.t.
25 Yoann Offredo Wanty-Groupe Gobert s.t.
26 Julien Vermote Quick-Step Floors s.t.
27 Nans Peters Ag2r s.t.
28 Daryl Impey Orica-Scott s.t.
29 José Herrada Movistar s.t.
30 Laurens De Plus Quick-Step Floors s.t.
31 Lorenzo Rota Bardiani-CSF s.t.
32 Diego Ulissi UAE Team Emirates s.t.
33 Michael Valgren Astana s.t.
34 Cyril Gautier Ag2r s.t.
35 Mauro Finetto Delko-Marseille Provence  s.t.
36 Xandro Meurisse Wanty-Groupe Gobert s.t.
37 Thomas Boudat Direct Energie s.t.
38 Jesús Herrada Movistar s.t.
39 Tony Gallopin Lotto-Soudal s.t.
40 Dylan van Baarle Cannondale-Drapac s.t.
41 Fabien Grellier Direct Energie s.t.
42 Ignatas Konovalovas FDJ s.t.
43 Philippe Gilbert Quick-Step Floors s.t.
44 Héctor Carretero Movistar s.t.
45 Jasha Sütterlin Movistar s.t.
46 Julien Simon Cofidis s.t.
47 Michal Golas Sky +13''
48 Dimitri Claeys Cofidis +16''
49 Alberto Bettiol Cannondale-Drapac +24''
50 Andriy Grivko Astana +27''
51 Vyacheslav Kuznetsov Katusha-Alpecin +33''
52 Silvan Dillier BMC s.t.
53 Rick Zabel Katusha-Alpecin +50''
54 Gediminas Bagdonas Ag2r s.t.
55 Alexey Vermeulen LottoNL-Jumbo s.t.
56 Patrick Bevin Cannondale-Drapac +53''
57 Bauke Mollema Trek-Segafredo s.t.
58 Jenthe Biermans Katusha-Alpecin s.t.
59 Simone Velasco Bardiani-CSF s.t.
60 Mirco Maestri Bardiani-CSF s.t.
61 Quentin Pacher Delko-Marseille Provence  s.t.
62 Pieter Serry Quick-Step Floors s.t.
63 Enrico Gasparotto Bahrain-Merida s.t.
64 Nicolas Edet Cofidis s.t.
65 Nikolas Maes Lotto-Soudal s.t.
66 Victor Campenaerts LottoNL-Jumbo s.t.
67 Romain Hardy Fortuneo-Oscaro s.t.
68 Fabien Doubey Wanty-Groupe Gobert s.t.
69 Angelo Tulik Direct Energie s.t.
70 Simone Petilli UAE Team Emirates s.t.
71 Gianluca Brambilla Quick-Step Floors s.t.
72 Kévin Ledanois Fortuneo-Oscaro s.t.
73 Cyril Lemoine Cofidis +1' 08''
74 Laurent Pichon Fortuneo-Oscaro +1' 28''
75 Florian Vachon Fortuneo-Oscaro +1' 29''
76 Maciej Bodnar Bora-hansgrohe +1' 30''
77 Nathan Haas Dimension Data +2' 09''
78 Michael Schär BMC s.t.
79 Pierre Rolland Cannondale-Drapac s.t.
80 Olivier Le Gac FDJ s.t.
81 Mike Teunissen Team Sunweb s.t.
82 Kristijan Ðurasek UAE Team Emirates s.t.
83 Tim Wellens Lotto-Soudal s.t.
84 Simone Antonini Wanty-Groupe Gobert s.t.
85 Heinrich Haussler Bahrain-Merida s.t.
86 Romain Sicard Direct Energie +2' 53''
87 Ben Gastauer Ag2r s.t.
88 Bram Tankink LottoNL-Jumbo +2' 55''
89 Taylor Phinney Cannondale-Drapac s.t.
90 Dries Devenyns Quick-Step Floors s.t.
91 Tao Geoghegan Hart Sky +3' 43''
92 Paul Martens LottoNL-Jumbo s.t.
93 Yukiya Arashiro Bahrain-Merida s.t.
94 Dylan Teuns BMC s.t.
95 Simon Gerrans Orica-Scott s.t.
96 Marco Marcato UAE Team Emirates s.t.
97 Arnaud Gérard Fortuneo-Oscaro s.t.
98 Clément Venturini Cofidis +3' 45''
99 Owain Doull Sky +4' 06''
100 Mathew Hayman Orica-Scott s.t.
101 Nathan Van Hooydonck BMC +4' 26''
102 Jacopo Mosca Wilier Triestina-Selle Italia +5' 00''
103 Michal Kwiatkowski Sky +6' 16''
104 Luka Pibernik Bahrain-Merida +6' 47''
105 Jay Thomson Dimension Data +7' 49''
106 Zhandos Bizhigitov Astana s.t.
107 Nikias Arndt Team Sunweb s.t.
108 Baptiste Planckaert Katusha-Alpecin s.t.
109 Mitch Docker Orica-Scott s.t.
110 Marcus Burghardt Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
111 Petr Vakoc Quick-Step Floors s.t.
112 Martijn Keizer LottoNL-Jumbo +13' 01''
113 Tom Leezer LottoNL-Jumbo s.t.
114 David Gaudu FDJ s.t.
115 Benoît Vaugrenard FDJ s.t.
116 Manuel Belletti Wilier Triestina-Selle Italia s.t.
117 Edward Ravasi UAE Team Emirates s.t.
118 Marco Minnaard Wanty-Groupe Gobert s.t.
119 Paul Ourselin Direct Energie +14' 15''
120 Ryan Mullen Cannondale-Drapac s.t.
121 Vincenzo Albanese Bardiani-CSF s.t.
122 Jempy Drücker BMC +20' 05''

2017 Bretagne Classic map:

2017 Bretagne Classic map