Anthony Turgis, the GP la Marseillaise (Fra/1.1) won. The rider from Direct Energy was part of the early flight which the first was defeated by his compatriot Romain Combaud (Delko Marseille Provence) in a sprint with two.
Tom Van Asbroeck ran 23 seconds later to third place after a sprint with the group, Zico Waeytens was fifth, Milan In eighth and Aimé De Gendt tenth. In the GP La Marseillaise is the opening race on French soil. Because of the bad weather, too much wind, the Route des Crêtes from the course taken. The early flight consisted of three riders: Anthony Turgis (Direct-energy buildings), Romain Combaud (Delko – Marseille Provence) and Julien Antomarchi (Natura4Ever – Roubaix – Lille Métropole). Also the South African Morne Van Niekerk (St Michel – Auber93) would still cross the sea.
The pack shot late in the action, on the road, had Turgis and Combaud their companions left behind, and would the duo will fight for the victory. In the sprint, if Turgis cheer. It is for the 24-year-old Frenchman his fifth profzege, after victories in 2016 in a stage in the Tour of Luxembourg, the Classic Loire Atlantique and a stage and overall victory at the Boucles de la Mayenne in 2015. (belga)