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Drôme - Degand colors escape, Pasqualon 7th

Drôme - Degand colors escape, Pasqualon 7th

In the Drôme Classic (1.1, 25/02) Wanty-Groupe Gobert showed good form after a difficult opening day. In a windy edition, Thomas Degand joined a breakaway of six riders. The six leaders with Degand were in front during 130 kilometers. They were bonedcaught at the moment that AG2R opened the race. Fifty riders survived the selection, with Fabien Doubey and Andrea Pasqualon as WGG representatives. The leading group was then further thinned out. The victory went to Lilian Calmejane. Andrea Pasqualon seized the 7th place in an elite group, Doubey finished 22nd.

1. Lilian Calmejane
2. Jhonatan Narvaez + 00:02
3. Bob Jungels + 00:11
7. Andrea Pasqualon + 01:10
22. Fabien Doubey + 02:46
45. Marco Minnaard + 11:17
54. Guillaume Martin + 11:34
DNF Thomas Degand
DNF Odd Eiking
DNF Xandro Meurisse