Traditional launch of the Road season in France, the GP La Marseillaise was the 1st race in 2012 for many riders. With Jeremy Roy winner in 2011, FDJ-Bigmat riders wanted to keep their title. Remi Pauriol was in the leading group during a big part of the race.
Finally, a group of 15 rider escaped and sprinted for the victory. Samuel Dumoulin (Cofidis) was the fastest and took the victory. For FDJ-Bigmat, great performance from Arthur Vichot who finishes 3rd.
Arthur Vichot (on the left), takes a promising 3rd place