uses cookies for statistics and targeting ads. This information is shared with third parties.

Every day we bring you more pro-cycling news

After many attacks, Sepulveda made it into a 14 man move before going clear at 2km to solo home by 29 seconds ahead of a four man chase. Julien Loubet beat Rudy Molard in the sprint for second.

Photo: Sirotti










13.09.2015 @ 17:00 Posted by Joseph Doherty

Eduardo Sepulveda may have been disqualified after two weeks of the Tour de France, but he capped off a fine season which has seen him finish fourth in San Luis, second in Turkey and fifth in the Route du Sud by taking out his second French one-day race of the season for Bretagne-Seche when he won the Tour du Doubs to go with his win in the Classic Sud Ardeche.


The Tour du Doubs is a hard, hilly race that is often decided between climbers, like 2014 winner Rein Taaramae, or puncheurs like 2011 winner Arthur Vichot. The race got underway and after 10km, there was an attack by Alo Jakin (Auber93), Julien Duval (Armée de Terre), Taruia Krainer (Europcar), Evaldas Siskevicius (Team Marseille) and Anthony Geslin (FDJ).


They gained around 15 seconds before being brought back, setting the scene for more attacks from Benoît Sinner (Armée de Terre), Martin Laas (Team Marseille 13-KTM) and Alvaro Robredo (Burgos BH), among others. FDJ crowded the front and brought that back.


However, this just led to a big group of 15 riders getting clear after 47km of the 177km race: Nicolas Edet (Cofidis), Rudy Molard (Cofidis), Julien Guay (Auber93), Pierrick Fédrigo (Bretagne Séché), Arnaud Gérard (Bretagne Séché), Maxime Méderel (Europcar), Evaldas Siskevicius (Marseille 13-KTM), Rémy Di Grégorio (Marseille 13-KTM), Julien Antomarchi (Roubaix), Pierre Latour (AG2R), Elie Gesbert (FDJ), Tom Bohli (Suisse), Aritz Bagües (Murias), Garikoitz Bravo (Murias) and Kévin Ledanois (France).


Despite most of the big teams being represented, the move came back and another small group went clear: Rémy Di Grégorio (Marseille), Quentin Jauregui (AG2R La Mondiale), Frédéric Brun (Bretagne Séché), Jérôme Mainard (Armée de Terre), Fabian Lienhard (Suisse Espoirs, Steven Tronet (Auber93), Armindo Fonseca (Bretagne Séché), Samuel Dumoulin (AG2R La Mondiale) et Thibault Ferasse (France Espoirs). They were joined by a few more riders and they brought their gap out to 40 secodns with just over 100km to go.


They worked well and extended the gap to 50 seconds at its peak, but once more, this time under the influence of Wallonie-Bruxelles, the move came back. Once more this served as a platform fro more attackers, including big favourite Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) and a particularly active Ledanois. 


This move came back and then the decisive move went clear, containing eleven riders: Rudy Molard (Cofidis), Pierre Gouault (Auber 93), Eduardo Sepulveda (Bretagne-Séché Environnement), Romain Combaud, Jérôme Mainard (Armée de Terre), Julien Loubet (Team Marseille 13-KTM), Julien Antomarchi (Roubaix-Lille Métropole), Jean-Christophe Péraud (AG2R La Mondiale), Alexandre Geniez (FDJ), Franck Bonnamour (France) and Tom Dernies (Wallonie-Bruxelles). At just 74 km to go, the group was 1:45 clear of a chase group that contained Romain Guillemois (Team Europcar), Fabian Lienhard (Suisse) and Edouard Lauber (France). The peloton was sitting at 3:40.


The eleven worked really well together, but the chase group did amazingly well to bridge the gap, making the group 14 strong with just 60km to go. The gap was getting dangerously high at 4:40 and this prompted on-form climber Alexandre Geniz (FDJ) to attack from the bunch. He was soon joined by Peraud but despite chasing for a long time, the gap grew to 5 minutes before stabilizing at 4:30. With 25km to go.


Now the break looked safe to take the win, cat and mouse began to take place and the first man to blink and attack was Guillemois. He was joined by Gouault and they had a gap of around 100m. they were brought back and a few other attacks went, with nothing sticking. With under 10km to go, Combaud was next and he was soon joined by Molard, Gouault and Sepulveda. As they arrived at the foot as the last passage of the Larmont climb, Sepulveda attacked at just over 5km to go.


Meanwhile, Loubet bridged to the chasers as Gouault was dropped, but they were still 20 seconds down on the Argentine with 2km to go. The gap grew to 29 seconds as Sepulveda soloed home to win his second race of the year. Meanwhile Antomarchi made it to the chasers, but was last in the sprint as Loubet beat Molard for second.




Bycykling 101: Navigering i byens gader og cykelvenlige... 27.11.2023 @ 12:11The Best Danish Cyclist To Bet On At 2022 Tour De France 13.01.2022 @ 15:262022 Upcoming Tournament Overview 03.01.2022 @ 09:45Best Place to Find Stand-Up Paddleboards 16.06.2021 @ 08:16What are Primoz Roglic’s Chances to Win 2021 Tour de Fr... 17.03.2021 @ 08:37Amazing victory by young champion Sarah Gigante 04.02.2021 @ 14:21Three reasons why cycling is one of the best ways to ex... 28.09.2020 @ 12:03Why do businesses use meeting room managers? 14.09.2020 @ 13:42Five things that you can do, if you want to gain more f... 20.08.2020 @ 15:38One for the road 09.06.2020 @ 15:25List of CyclingQuotes previews 07.05.2020 @ 13:20Blue Energy: room for all interests 26.08.2019 @ 12:56Get your daily dose of exercise at home 08.07.2019 @ 10:443 good advice to be able to afford your favorite bike 25.02.2019 @ 12:32Cycle through gorgeous landscapes 22.10.2018 @ 21:41Balance Your Economy and Diet and Start Saving Money 08.10.2018 @ 11:18Stay Safe: 3 Helmets That Can Keep Your Head Protected... 20.07.2018 @ 07:59Planning to bet on Tour De France - Bet types and strat... 24.05.2018 @ 14:18Basics of cycling betting 25.10.2017 @ 13:10Bauer moves to ORICA-SCOTT 28.08.2017 @ 10:45End of the road for CyclingQuotes 08.01.2017 @ 16:00Rui Costa confirms Giro participation 07.01.2017 @ 12:55Van Avermaet: I am not afraid of Sagan 07.01.2017 @ 09:45Unchanged course for E3 Harelbeke 07.01.2017 @ 09:32Jenner takes surprise win at Australian U23 Championships 07.01.2017 @ 08:53No replacement for Meersman at Fortuneo-Vital Concept 06.01.2017 @ 19:14Barguil with two goals in 2017 06.01.2017 @ 19:06More details about French Vuelta start emerges 06.01.2017 @ 14:16Kristoff to start season at Etoile de Besseges 06.01.2017 @ 14:10Ion Izagirre announces schedule for first year at Bahrain 06.01.2017 @ 12:40JLT Condor optimistic for Herald Sun Tour 06.01.2017 @ 09:19Haas leads Dimension Data trio in fight for Australian... 06.01.2017 @ 09:15Sagan spearheads Bora-hansgrohe at Tour Down Under 06.01.2017 @ 09:12Henao and Thomas lead Sky Down Under 06.01.2017 @ 09:09Bauer crowned New Zealand TT champion 06.01.2017 @ 08:33Van der Poel ready to defend Dutch title 05.01.2017 @ 21:00Pantano ambitious for first Tour with Trek 05.01.2017 @ 20:41Landa with new approach to the Giro 05.01.2017 @ 20:36Sunweb Development Team sign Goos and Zepuntke 05.01.2017 @ 20:27Dumoulin confirms Giro participation 05.01.2017 @ 20:19Bauer targets victories in Quick-Step debut 05.01.2017 @ 20:16Gaviria and Boonen lead Quick-Step in San Juan 05.01.2017 @ 20:13Team Sunweb presented in Germany 05.01.2017 @ 20:09ASO take over major German WorldTour race 05.01.2017 @ 11:01Team Sunweb unveil new jersey 05.01.2017 @ 10:54Reactions from the Australian TT Championships 05.01.2017 @ 08:27Dennis defends Australian TT title 05.01.2017 @ 08:21Scotson takes back to back U23 TT titles in Australia 05.01.2017 @ 08:15Utrecht on track to host 2020 Vuelta 04.01.2017 @ 18:28Pre-season setback for Talansky 04.01.2017 @ 17:56Kristoff: It's not impossible for me to win in Rou... 04.01.2017 @ 17:49Boom close to first cyclo-cross win in LottoNL debut 04.01.2017 @ 17:40UAE Abu Dhabi make late signing of Arab rider 04.01.2017 @ 17:36UAE Abu Dhabi unveil new jersey 04.01.2017 @ 17:30BMC unveil race schedule 04.01.2017 @ 17:21

Currently no news in this list

Mikael IDEN
30 years | today
34 years | today
33 years | today
Kirsty BROUN
45 years | today
26 years | today