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Grand Prix de Wallonie 2013
By Mark Sharon
Date: 9/19/2013
Grand Prix de Wallonie 2013
2013 Daily Peloton


After 203 kilometers between Chaudfontaine and Namur, Bakelants was faster than Thomas Voeckler on the Namur Citadel.

Bakelants was looking for and got confrmation his preparation for the World Championships in Firenze were on track. He started the race for the Belgian national team Since RADIOSHACK LEOPARD TREK did not have this race on their program, Bakelants keen to impress national coach Carlo Bomans and he did not disappoint.

“I knew that I would be good here,” explained Bakelants. “Two weeks after my altitude training camp in Italy I expected to perform well in this region. Moreover in my U23 years I won a lot of races here. Now already I can tell you that Liège-Bastogne-Liège will be one of my goals next year. But first Firenze. I will attack there too, I hope. Philippe Gilbert will be the team leader and I will work for him with pleasure but I also hope to get some freedom myself.”

Bakelants attacked on the Côte de Lustin, 24 K from the finish. Mathias Frank (BMC) followed and Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) joined the two a bit later.

“If I wanted to win, I had to improvisize,” continued Bakelants. “I knew that guys like Philippe Gilbert or Greg Van Avermaet would be hard to beat in the sprint. That’s why I attacked earlier. Because of the bad weather I knew that the peloton would not go faster than the break in that rain. With a gap of 45 seconds at 6K from the end I knew I could win. I had no problems to counter the attack of Voeckler on the uphill climb of 3 kilometers. I felt good in the rain and saw that Voeckler did not dare to take risks in the corners. In the last corner, I definitely took more risks than the Frenchman. It gave me the victory.”

It is Bakelants' fourth victory of the season. In July he won the second stage in the Tour de France and wore the yellow jersey for two days.

Jan Balekandts © RadioShack Leopard Trek



1 Jan Bakelants (Bel) Belgian National Team 4:54:47  
2 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar    
3 Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:00:08  
4 Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne-Seche Environnement 0:00:14  
5 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:00:18  
6 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano    
7 Zico Waeytens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise    
8 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:00:29  
9 Julien Simon (Fra) Sojasun 0:00:31  
10 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
11 Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
12 Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
13 Clément Koretzky (Fra) Bretagne-Seche Environnement    
14 Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
15 Maxime Vantomme (Bel) Crelan-Euphony    
16 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
17 Tiesj Benoot (Bel) Belgian National Team    
18 Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise    
19 Dirk Bellemakers (Ned) Lotto Belisol 0:00:35  
20 Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Accent Jobs-Wanty    
21 Manuele Boaro (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:00:37  
22 Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Belgian National Team 0:00:42  
23 Jempi Drucker (Lux) Accent Jobs-Wanty 0:00:45  
24 Pierre-Henri Lecuisinier (Fra) Team Europcar 0:00:49  
25 Dimitri Peyskens (Bel) Belgian National Team    
26 Laurent Evrard (Bel) Wallonie-Bruxelles    
27 Fabio Polazzi (Bel) Wallonie-Bruxelles    
28 Arthur Vanoverberghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise    
29 Dieter Bouvry (Bel) Belgian National Team    
30 Natnael Berhane (Eri) Team Europcar    
31 Romain Guillemois (Fra) Team Europcar 0:00:54  
32 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale    
33 Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise    
34 Boris Dron (Bel) Wallonie-Bruxelles    
35 Stijn Steels (Bel) Crelan-Euphony    
36 Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Bretagne-Seche Environnement 0:00:57  
37 Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Team Europcar    
38 Edward Theuns (Bel) Belgian National Team    
39 Olivier Chevalier (Bel) Wallonie-Bruxelles    
40 Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team    
41 Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team    
42 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:01:07  
43 Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:01:10  
44 Bert De Backer (Bel) Team Argos-Shimano 0:01:12  
45 Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team    
46 Michael Olsson (Swe) Team Argos-Shimano    
47 Jonas Van Genechten (Bel) Lotto Belisol 0:01:23  
48 Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:02:00  
49 Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Bretagne-Seche Environnement 0:02:12  
50 Edwig Cammaerts (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:02:14  
51 Romain Hardy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
52 Maxime Bouet (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale 0:02:36  
53 Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Sojasun 0:03:03  
54 Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale 0:04:50  
55 Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:05:13  
56 Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:05:42  
57 Romain Lemarchand (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:06:46  
58 Alexis Guerin (Fra) FDJ 0:08:06  
59 Olivier Pardini (Bel) Verandas Willems    
60 Thomas Degand (Bel) Accent Jobs-Wanty    
61 Tristan Valentin (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:08:09  
62 Boris Vallee (Bel) Color Code-Biowanze    
63 Lawrence Warbasse (USA) BMC Racing Team    
64 Nikodemus Holler (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano    
65 Gilles Devillers (Bel) Crelan-Euphony    
66 Loic Pestiaux (Bel) Color Code-Biowanze    
67 Dmads Christensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
68 Eliot Lietaer (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise    
69 Tom Dernies (Bel) Wallonie-Bruxelles    
70 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
71 Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Bretagne-Seche Environnement    
72 Sébastien Duret (Fra) Bretagne-Seche Environnement    
73 Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
74 Jonas Aaen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
75 Florent Barle (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
76 Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano    
77 Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano    
78 Albert Timmer (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano    
79 Florian Guillou (Fra) Bretagne-Seche Environnement    
80 Klaas Sys (Bel) Crelan-Euphony    
81 Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar    
82 Silvan Dillier (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
83 Antoine Demoitie (Bel) Wallonie-Bruxelles    
84 Chris Juul Jensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:08:18  
85 Jakub Novak (Cze) BMC Racing Team 0:08:30  
86 Jérôme Gilbert (Bel) Accent Jobs-Wanty 0:12:35  
87 Ludwig De Winter (Bel) Color Code-Biowanze    
88 Sergio Ferrari (Bel) Verandas Willems    
89 Ian Vansumere (Bel) T.Palm-Pôle Continental Wallon    
90 Jérémy Burton (Bel) Verandas Willems    
91 Axel Gremelpont (Bel) T.Palm-Pôle Continental Wallon    
92 Gaëtan Pons (Bel) T.Palm-Pôle Continental Wallon    
93 Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
94 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
95 Antoine Warnier (Bel) Color Code-Biowanze    
96 Jean-Albert Carnevali (Bel) Verandas Willems    
97 Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) Ag2R La Mondiale    
98 Jorne Carolus (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
99 Brian Bulgac (Ned) Lotto Belisol    
100 Julien Stassen (Bel) Wallonie-Bruxelles    
101 Jonathan Dufrasne (Bel) Wallonie-Bruxelles    
102 Armindo Fonseca (Fra) Bretagne-Seche Environnement    
103 Arnaud Labbe (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
104 Frédéric Brun (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale    
105 Thomas Wertz (Bel) Color Code-Biowanze    
106 Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
107 Ludovic Robeet (Bel) Color Code-Biowanze    
108 Reinier Honig (Ned) Crelan-Euphony    
109 Christophe Premont (Bel) Crelan-Euphony    
110 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Accent Jobs-Wanty    
111 Jay Mccarty (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
112 Takashi Miyazawa (Jpn) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
113 Serge De Wortelaer (Bel) Color Code-Biowanze    
114 Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
115 Frans Claes (Bel) Crelan-Euphony 0:12:52  
116 Willem Wauters (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:12:55  
117 Davide Appollonio (Ita) Ag2R La Mondiale 0:13:40  
118 Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) FDJ    
119 Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
120 Floris Smeyers (Bel) Verandas Willems    
121 Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ    
122 Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team Europcar    
123 Laurent Mangel (Fra) FDJ    
124 Olivier Le Gac (Fra) FDJ    
125 Niels Vandyck (Bel) Verandas Willems    
126 Benoît Poitevin (Fra) FDJ 0:18:44  
127 Romain Hubert (Bel) Color Code-Biowanze    
128 Glen Van De Maele (Bel) T.Palm-Pôle Continental Wallon    
129 Axel Domont (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale    
130 Louis Convens (Bel) T.Palm-Pôle Continental Wallon    
131 Quentin Jauregui (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano    
132 Maxime Vekeman (Bel) T.Palm-Pôle Continental Wallon    
133 Jonathan Baratto (Bel) T.Palm-Pôle Continental Wallon    
134 Julien Dechesne (Bel) T.Palm-Pôle Continental Wallon    
135 Quentin Borcy (Bel) Verandas Willems    
136 Arnaud Geronboux (Bel) Color Code-Biowanze    
137 Olivier Poppe (Bel) Verandas Willems    
DNF Loïc Vliegen (Bel) Belgian National Team    
DNF Sean De Bie (Bel) Belgian National Team    
DNF Kévin Thome (Bel) Verandas Willems    
DNF Quentin Bertholet (Bel) Wallonie-Bruxelles    
DNF Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar    
DNF Tom Vessey (NZl) T.Palm-Pôle Continental Wallon    
DNF Gregory Habeaux (Bel) Accent Jobs-Wanty    
DNF Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Accent Jobs-Wanty    
DNF Kevin Van Melsen (Bel) Accent Jobs-Wanty    
DNF Tom David (NZl) Crelan-Euphony    
DNF Yves Lampaert (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise    
DNF Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise    
DNF Tim Declercq (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise    
DNF Sander Helven (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise    
DNF Jean Marc Marino (Fra) Sojasun    
DNF Maxime Mederel (Fra) Sojasun    
DNF Jean-Lou Paiani (Fra) Sojasun    
DNF Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Sojasun    
DNF Brice Feillu (Fra) Sojasun    
DNF Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Sojasun    
DNF Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Sojasun    
DNF Steve Chainel (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale    
DNF Yann Huguet (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano    
DNF Julien Taramarcaz (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
DNF Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ    
DNF Anthony Geslin (Fra) FDJ    
DNF Gaetan Bille (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
DNF Stig Broeckx (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
DNF Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
DNF Joost Van Leijen (Ned) Lotto Belisol    
DNF Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team    
DNF Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team    
DNF Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team    
DNS Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) Bretagne-Seche Environnement    
DNS Dylan Teuns (Bel) Belgian National Team    

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