Tour du Poitou Charentes
Stage 1: Jarnac - La Ronde - Stage Details

Leigh Howard has finished tenth on stage one of the Tour of Poitou Charentes, boosting the 24-year-old’s confidence as he returns to form.

Howard was well positioned in the final kilometer but suffered when he found himself at the front with over 400meters left to ride. Mark Cavendish (OPQ) won the stage.

“The objective was to try and get Leigh Howard up for a good result,” sport director David McPartland explained.

“We are always hoping to win but being realistic about it we were just trying to get him a good result. 

Read the full stage 1 report here.


Place Rider/Team Time
1 Mark Cavendish (GBR) - Omega Pharma-QuickStep 4:47:06
2 Maxime Daniel (FRA) - AG2R La Mondiale ST
3 Roy Jans (BEL) - Wanty-Groupe Gobert ST
4 Rudy Barbier (FRA) - Roubaix Lille Metropole ST
5 David Menut (FRA) - BigMat - Auber 93 ST
6 Yannis Yssaad (FRA) - BigMat - Auber 93 ST
7 Evaldas Siskevicius (LTU) - Team La Pomme Marseille 13 ST
8 Morgan Lamoisson (FRA) - Team Europcar ST
9 Mark Renshaw (AUS) - Omega Pharma-QuickStep ST
10 Leigh Howard (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
10 Leigh Howard (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
43 Luke Durbridge (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
59 Michael Albasini (SUI) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
63 Svein Tuft (CAN) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
89 Jens Mouris (NED) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
95 Michael Hepburn (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
118 Damien Howson (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:02:11