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Bessèges (4) - Degand top 20

Bessèges (4) - Degand top 20

In the final time trial of the Étoile de Bessèges (2.1, 07-10/02) the riders had to conquer a time trial of 10.7km. At the end the difficult climb to the Ermitage in Alès waited for the final kick. Thomas Degand clocked the best Wanty-Gobert time, resulting in a 17th place in the day's results. Newcomer Aimé De Gendt set a 23rd time. Christophe Laporte hit a double with stage and overall victory. In the final GC Degand is thanks to his strong ITT also our first placed as 18th.

Stage 4

1. Christophe Laporte
2. Tobias Ludvigsoon 
3. Jimmy Janssens + 00:13
17. Thomas Degand + 00:42
23. Aimé De Gendt + 00:47
39. Loïc Vliegen + 01:00
109. Pieter Vanspeybrouck + 02:00
112. Yoann Offredo + 02:02

Final GC

1. Christophe Laporte
2. Tobias Ludvigsson
3. Jimmy Janssens
18. Thomas Degand
23. Aimé De Gendt
33. Loïc Vliegen
81. Yoann Offredo
114. Pieter Vanspeybrouck