Deuxième victoire d’étape pour Florian Rapiteau aux Abymes, l’UVMG prend le maillot jaune – Guadeloupe la 1ère

Deuxième victoire d'étape pour Florian Rapiteau aux Abymes, l'UVMG prend le maillot jaune - Guadeloupe la 1ère

Florian Rapiteau de Laval cycling 53 has fun in this 71st Vuelta Ciclista de Guadeloupe by obtaining a second stage victory



155 kilometers between Baie-Mahault and Les Abymes, this Tuesday, August 9… The start is launched at the Amédée Detraux velodrome for the 124 runners of this 71st Tour of Guadeloupe.

In today’s program, the traditional circuit in the Abymian lands with the ascent of Masselas 5 times…

A complicated circuit in abyssal lands

And very soon, the survivors of the first 4 days of racing got nervous…

An impressive group forms at the front of the race: Philéas Hansart and Carl Legrand from UVN, Nicholas Cooper and Aku Koivistoinen from the Swedish Cycling Academy, Gwendy Duval from UVMG, Hermann Keller from Embrace the world, Mathias Fitzwater from Eurocycling pro cycling trips, Tony Lemler and Alexys Brunel from USL, Théo Bonnet and Lars Daniels, Nicolas Duro from VCS, Widjy Relmy, Gaël Bordée from CSCA, Yannis André Lubin from TMC, Julien Gagné and Matisse Julien from Premier tech U23.

The platoon tries to come back… At the foot of Salinas they already have the leading men in their sights…
Several cyclists are victims of a minor fall, including Luis Sablon of the VCS, who has to change his bike.
TMC’s Romain Vinetot decides to give up. He himself takes off his bib, on the descent of Petit-Havre. After having participated in the Tour de Martinique, then in the Tour de Marie-Galante, he no longer has the strength to continue.

Meanwhile, the leading men were taken by the platoon, entering the territory of Sainte-Anne…

and 2 for Rapiteau

At Douville, Tom Donnenwirth goes off on a tangent… He is joined by several other cyclists, including Alexis Brunel… Florian Rapiteau, Axel Carnier, Cédric Eustache, Lars Daniels, Taïo Cailliau, Mathieu Pellegrin, Teddy Tarrane, Norman Latouche, Veluko ​​Stoinic, Senicourt and Ivan Centrone… A group that will count 1’07”… With a delay of 40” in the general classification, Donnenwirth is currently a virtual yellow jersey… A difference that increases to 1’35 after the point Hot Gascon, at Moule. Then at 3’01, at the top of Dubisquet… 3’19” at the first crossing of the finish line…

On the first ascent of Masselas, Teddy Tarrane falls… 4’08” ahead…

On the second step over the line the gap was reduced to 3’12…

Lars Daniels has great difficulties in the second ascent of Masselas but holds on…
Kylian Sinecourt of Premier tech U23 falls in relegation from Dubisquet and leaves the top group…

A first chasing group forms in this third loop with Clavier, Dauschy and Rajovic, at 2’32”…

Another group of cons in which Lionel Miny, Kéran Barolin, Sablon, Axel Taillandier stand out is inserted at 3’22”…

The peloton in the yellow jersey is 6’10” from the finish line.

At the top of Masselas (3rd step), Rapiteau tries to get there alone… But Brunel is not fooled and brings the whole group back. Brunel then imposes another tempo and stretches the leading group…

At the last finish line, the leading group is 2’50” over Guillaume Dauschy, the Sablon group 3’55” and the yellow jersey peloton passes with a delay of 4’59”…

Premier Tech U23 decides to take matters into their own hands… The yellow jersey team takes over…

On Masselas’ final ascent, Stoinic attacks. He is countered by Carnier who continues his effort… he is alone in the lead… Latouche is out of danger… Brunel brings everyone back to the Martiniquais…
It’s Ivan Centrone’s turn to try to escape…
Taïno Cailliau attacks in turn… Rapiteau follows. He catches up with him and continues his effort.

Florian Rapiteau wins ahead of Cailliau and Centrone…

Successful heist of Donnenwirth and Brunel

The yellow jersey is 6’16” behind at the finish line…
UVMG’s Tom Donnenwirth is the new strong man of the race. He retrieves the golden robe.

Alexys Brunel, rises in the general classification.

Classification at the end of the 5th stage


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