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2022 Bretagne Classic Ouest-France
(World Tour)

86th edition: Sunday, August 28, 2022

Bretagne Classic podium history | 2021 edition | 2023 edition | Race map & profile

Formerly named "GP Ouest-France Plouay".

Plouay - Plouay, 254.86 km.

Wout van Aert wins in Plouay.

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Weather at the start/finish city of Plouay at 2:00 PM, local time: 26C (79F), sunny, with the wind from the northeast at 19 km/hr (12 mph). No rain is forecast.

The race: Saturday afternoon the UCI told the organizers that the two short gravel sectors on the course could not be used. They were 1,575 meters long (80 km from the finish) and 675 m (54 km from the finish), making a total of 2,250 m (0.8% of the course).

Here's the race report from winner Wout van Aert's Team Jumbo-Visma:

Wout van Aert has won the Bretagne Classic. In a captivating final, the 27-year-old Belgian was the strongest in the sprint of a reduced group. Van Aert’s victory brings Team Jumbo-Visma’s season tally to 42.

Six riders broke away immediately after the start. On behalf of Team Jumbo-Visma, David Dekker and Koen Bouwman controlled the tempo in the peloton and kept the gap within limits. However, ten riders joined the six-rider group. The leaders hung on for a long time, but Team Jumbo-Visma maintained control. In the hilly area, Van Aert attempted to cross over to the breakaway group. Initially unsuccessful, the Belgian ultimately closed the gap with several riders over the last local lap in Plouay.

After that, a reduced group had to sprint for the win. At first, Van Aert seemed to be boxed in, but the Team Jumbo-Visma rider could maneuver through the group and, in an extended power sprint, beat Axel Laurance and Alexander Kamp. Van Aert won for the ninth time this season.

“It was a tough day for our team”, Van Aert said. “Although racing was challenging since other teams alternated attacks, I felt good in the final. In the sprint, we went into the last hundreds of metres at high speed, but I was in a bad position. I had to regain a few places and, thanks to the others’ speed, I could take the lead. I am thrilled with this victory. After the Tour de France, I took the time to recover. With a few important weeks ahead, it’s nice that the form is slowly coming back.”

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Complete results:

254.86 kilometers raced at an average speed of 41.968 km/hr

1 Wout van Aert Jumbo-Visma 6hr 4min 22sec
2 Axel Laurance B&B Hotels-KTM s.t.
3 Alexander Kamp Trek-Segafredo s.t.
4 Arnaud De Lie Lotto Soudal s.t.
5 Filippo Fiorelli Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè s.t.
6 Biniam Girmay Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert s.t.
7 Oliver Naesen Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
8 Benjamin Thomas Cofidis s.t.
9 Toms Skujins Trek-Segafredo s.t.
10 Andrea Piccolo EF Education-EasyPost s.t.
11 Mathieu Burgaudeau TotalEnergies s.t.
12 Alex Aranburu Movistar s.t.
13 Warren Barguil Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
14 Jan Tratnik Bahrain Victorious s.t.
15 Valentin Madouas Groupama-FDJ s.t.
16 Mikkel Honore Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl s.t.
17 Jasper De Buyst Lotto Soudal s.t.
18 Philippe Gilbert Lotto Soudal s.t.
19 Ion Izagirre Cofidis @ 5sec
20 Benoît Cosnefroy Ag2r-Citroën 0:08
21 Pierre Latour TotalEnergies 0:18
22 Martin Urianstad Uno-X 0:27
23 Clément Venturini Ag2r-Citroën 0:29
24 Marco Tizza Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces s.t.
25 Cristian Scaroni Astana Qazaqstan s.t.
26 Diego Ulissi UAE Team Emirates s.t.
27 Michael Matthews BikeExchange-Jayco s.t.
28 Mauro Schmid Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl s.t.
29 Kévin Vauquelin Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
30 Simon Clarke Israel-Premier Tech s.t.
31 Victor Campenaerts Lotto Soudal s.t.
32 Samuele Zoccarato Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè s.t.
33 Giovanni Aleotti BORA-hansgrohe s.t.
34 Gonzalo Serrano Movistar s.t.
35 Pierre Rolland B&B Hotels-KTM s.t.
36 Rui Oliveira UAE Team Emirates 0:32
37 Marijn Van Den Berg EF Education-EasyPost 1:03
38 Dylan Teuns Israel-Premier Tech 1:09
39 Dimitri Claeys Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert s.t.
40 Aurélien Paret-Peintre Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
41 Markus Hoelgaard Trek-Segafredo 1:23
42 Pavel Bittner Team DSM 1:25
43 Jhonnatan Narvaez INEOS Grenadiers 1:37
44 Krists Neilands Israel-Premier Tech 2:41
45 Loic Vliegen Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert s.t.
46 Magnus Cort EF Education-EasyPost 3:09
47 Simone Velasco Astana Qazaqstan s.t.
48 Stan Dewulf Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
49 Alexis Gougeard B&B Hotels-KTM s.t.
50 Giacomo Nizzolo Israel-Premier Tech s.t.
51 Emils Liepins Trek-Segafredo s.t.
52 Elia Viviani INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
53 Ryan Gibbons UAE Team Emirates s.t.
54 Jens Keukeleire EF Education-EasyPost s.t.
55 Louis Blouwe Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces s.t.
56 Donavan Grondin Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
57 Iván García Movistar s.t.
58 Yukiya Arashiro Bahrain Victorious s.t.
59 Hugo Page Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert s.t.
60 Andrea Pasqualon Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert s.t.
61 Davide Gabburo Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè s.t.
62 Sacha Modolo Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè s.t.
63 Hugo Hofstetter Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
64 Jan Maas BikeExchange-Jayco s.t.
65 Lewis Askey Groupama-FDJ s.t.
66 Guillaume Boivin Israel-Premier Tech s.t.
67 Jorge Arcas Movistar s.t.
68 Luca Mozzato B&B Hotels-KTM s.t.
69 Fredrik Dversnes Uno-X s.t.
70 Stefan Küng Groupama-FDJ s.t.
71 Johan Meens Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces s.t.
72 Kevin Geniets Groupama-FDJ s.t.
73 Laurent Pichon Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
74 Julien Simon TotalEnergies s.t.
75 Franck Bonnamour B&B Hotels-KTM s.t.
76 Chris Hamilton Team DSM s.t.
77 Mikaël Chérel Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
78 Brent Van Moer Lotto Soudal s.t.
79 Frederik Frison Lotto Soudal s.t.
80 Leon Heinschke Team DSM s.t.
81 Alessandro Tonelli Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè s.t.
82 François Bidard Cofidis s.t.
83 Andrea Bagioli Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl s.t.
84 Vinicius Rangel Movistar s.t.
85 Vegard Stake Laengen UAE Team Emirates s.t.
86 Ide Schelling BORA-hansgrohe s.t.
87 Connor Swift Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
88 Matteo Trentin UAE Team Emirates s.t.
89 Tadej Pogacar UAE Team Emirates s.t.
90 Edward Dunbar INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
91 Michael Storer Groupama-FDJ s.t.
92 Guillaume Martin Cofidis s.t.
93 David Gaudu Groupama-FDJ s.t.
94 Florian Vermeersch Lotto Soudal 3:23
95 Jonas Abrahamsen Uno-X 6:29
96 Valerio Conti Astana Qazaqstan s.t.
97 Johan Price-Pejtersen Bahrain Victorious s.t.
98 Andrey Zeits Astana Qazaqstan s.t.
99 Cyril Barthe B&B Hotels-KTM s.t.
100 Ben Zwiehoff BORA-hansgrohe s.t.
101 Tom Devriendt Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert s.t.
102 Tim Declercq Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl s.t.
103 Erik Resell Uno-X s.t.
104 Jon Aberasturi Trek-Segafredo s.t.
105 Cesare Benedetti BORA-hansgrohe s.t.
106 Peter Sagan TotalEnergies s.t.
107 Cyril Gautier B&B Hotels-KTM s.t.
108 Stefan Bissegger EF Education-EasyPost s.t.
109 Kenny Molly Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces s.t.
110 Baptiste Planckaert Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert s.t.
111 Attilio Viviani Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces s.t.
112 Otto Vergaerde Trek-Segafredo s.t.
113 Martijn Tusveld Team DSM s.t.
114 Romain Combaud Team DSM s.t.
115 Salvatore Puccio INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
116 Jakob Fuglsang Israel-Premier Tech s.t.
117 Anthony Turgis TotalEnergies s.t.
118 Filippo Zana Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè s.t.
119 Zdenek Stybar Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl s.t.
120 Rasmus Tiller Uno-X s.t.
121 Arnaud Démare Groupama-FDJ s.t.
122 Luke Rowe INEOS Grenadiers 10:05
123 Anthony Perez Cofidis s.t.
124 Lukas Pöstlberger BORA-hansgrohe 11:17
125 Patrick Gamper BORA-hansgrohe s.t.
126 Yuriy Natarov Astana Qazaqstan s.t.
127 Fabien Doubey TotalEnergies s.t.
128 Matevz Govekar Bahrain Victorious s.t.
129 Anders Skaarseth Uno-X s.t.
130 William Barta Movistar s.t.
131 Axel Zingle Cofidis 13:47
132 Timo Roosen Jumbo-Visma s.t.
133 Lukasz Wisniowski EF Education-EasyPost s.t.
134 Sebastian Langeveld EF Education-EasyPost s.t.
135 Davide Ballerini Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl s.t.
136 Pascal Eenkhoorn Jumbo-Visma s.t.
137 Brandon Rivera INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
138 Stephen Williams Bahrain Victorious s.t.


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