Classic Sud Ardeche - Race Overview

South African Daryl Impey has finished sixth at the La Classic Sud Ardèche, the first of two French one-day races to kick off the European season this weekend.

Impey was amongst a breakaway of 14 riders initiated in the second last lap of the finishing circuit, before two riders escaped on the final lap to take it to the line. Eduardo Sepúlveda (Bretagne-Séché) claimed the victory.   

“It was on the second last lap that all the action started,” sport director David McPartland explained. “Daryl went away over the top and on the decent and the race split with about 15 riders getting off the front.

“Straight away they had 20seconds which extended to over a minute when they went through the start/finish line so we knew with one lap to go, that the winner was coming out of that group.

Read the full report here.

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Eduardo Sepulveda (ARG) - Bretagne - Seche Environnement 5:09:47
2 Julien Loubet (FRA) - Team Marseille 13 KTM 0:03
3 Fabio Felline (ITA) - Trek Factory Racing 0:10
4 Kevin Reza (FRA) - FDJ 0:10
5 Ignatas Konovalovas (LIT) - Team Marseille 13 KTM 0:10
6 Daryl impey (RSA) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:10
7 Pieter Serry (BEL) - Etixx - Quickstep 0:10
8 Romain Combaud (FRA) - Equipe Cycliste Armee de Terre 0:10
9 Damiano Caruso (ITA) - BMC Racing Team 0:10
10 Arnaud Gerard (FRA) - Bretagne - Seche Environnement 0:10
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
6 Daryl impey (RSA) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:10
48 Esteban Chaves (COL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 4:08
63 Ivan Santaromita (ITA) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 4:08
65 Simon Yates (GBR) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 4:08
79 Michael Albasini (SWI) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 7:16
80 Adam Yates (GBR) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 7:16