Lilian Calmejane victorious in La Drome Classic
Feb 25 2018 05:20 pm CET

Lilian Calmejane victorious in La Drome Classic
Lilian Calmejane victorious in La Drome Classic
Photo of Lilian Calmejane by the A.S.O.

Lilian Calmejane of Direct Energie has won La Drome Classic, a UCI 1.1 race in the south-east of France.

The race began and finished in the town of Livron, with a total of 206 kilometers to be overcome by the riders. The route was hilly and featured a few longer climbs in its last portion.

Calmejane needed two attempts to jump away from the peloton, and was joined by Bob Jungels and Jhonatan Narvaez (both Quick-Step Floors) on the second try.

Several riders, including AG2R's Romain Bardet, tried to bridge the gap but failed to do so. Calmejane then dropped his companions at about a kilometer from the line and went on to take the victory.

Ecuador's national champion Narvaez finished second and Jungels took third place ahead of home riders Samuel Dumoulin and Arthur Vichot.

Calmejane is the third Frenchman to win the race in its five editions, following Bardet in 2014 and Dumoulin in 2015.


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