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Bessèges - Sprint in opening stage

Bessèges - Sprint in opening stage

The opening stage of Étoile de Bessèges (2.1, 07-10 / 02) suited the hand of the sprinters. From Bellegarde 152 riders started for the 49th edition of the four-day Southern French stage race. Five riders were in front all day long, but in the last local lap in Beaucaire they were caught back by the peloton. In a bunch sprint Bryan Coquard was the clear winner, our Alfdan De Decker was the first Wanty-Gobert finisher as 17th. All our 7 riders, including the debuting Loic Vliegen, finished in the bunch. On Friday the peloton will head from Saint-Geniés-de-Malgoires to La Calmette over 154 pretty flat kilometers.

Stage 1 Étoile de Bessèges

1. Bryan Coquard
2. Sacha Modolo
3. Pierre Barbier
17. Alfdan De Decker
21. Yoann Offredo
28. Tom Devriendt
40. Aimé De Gendt
51. Loic Vliegen
62. Thomas Degand
103. Pieter Vanspeybrouck