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Tour de l'Ain (4) : Degand top 10 in final stage, Martin 11th in final GC

Tour de l'Ain (4) : Degand top 10 in final stage, Martin 11th in final GC

Thomas Degand finished 10th in the final stage of Tour de l'Ain (2.1, 08-12/08) between Lélex and Culoz. In the short (110km) stage the riders had to conquer Côte de Champfromier, Col de Berentin and Col du Grand Colombier. Fabien Doubey slipped into a breakaway of ten riders. On the Grand Colombier, however, the escape was seized. Pinot broke clear with two other riders. Geniez eventually won the stage, the Wanty-Groupe Gobert riders crossed the line only 4 seconds later. Thomas Degand finished 10th, Guillaume Martin moves to 11th place in the final classification.

Results stage 4 (Lelex-Culoz):

1. Alexandre Geniez
2. Thibaut Pinot
3. Mattia Cattaneo
10. Thomas Degand + 0:04
13. Guillaume Levarlet + 0:04
16. Guillaume Martin + 0:04
21. Marco Minnaard + 0:04
31. Fabien Doubey + 2:32

Final GC:

1. Thibaut Pinot
2. David Gaudu + 0:14
3. Alexandre Geniez + 0:52
11. Guillaume Martin + 2:00
13. Marco Minnaard + 2:03
18. Guillaume Levarlet + 2:14
21. Fabien Doubey + 4:33
23. Thomas Degand + 5:39

Team classification:

1. Fortuneo-Oscaro
2. Wanty-Groupe Gobert + 0:54