On top form since the beginning of the season, Arthur Vichot continued his assault yesterday in the Drome Classic.
During the whole race, Team FDJ put the maximum at the service of their leader Arthur Vichot, one week after his success on the Tour du Haut Var. During the whole race, nobody could take a sufficient advantage on the peloton. With just 2 kilometers to go, Jan Bakelants attacked in the ultimate climb and escaped with Czech Petr Wako, who already won the previous day on the Classic Sud-Ardèche. Those two kept a few seconds ahead until the finish line.
Behind, Arthur Vichot won the sprint of what remained of the pack and pocketed a nice 3rd place.
He can be confident for Paris-Nice, which starts in a week.
In Belgium, the Classics season started with the Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne. Mathieu Ladagnous signed the best FDJ performance with a fine 10th place on the Het Nieuwsblad.