/Christophe Laporte claims second stage in Besseges

Christophe Laporte claims second stage in Besseges

Christophe Laporte (Cofidis) took the second stage in Etoile de Besseges from a bunch sprint and moved into the overall race lead over stage 1 winner Bryan Coquard (Vital Concept-B&B Hotels).

The Frenchman out-sprinted AG2R La Mondiale’s Clement Venturini and Enzo Wouters (Lotto Soudal) in the bunch sprint in La Calmette.

“The team wanted to catch up because everyone had missed out on the first stage,” Laporte said. We positioned ourselves earlier in the final. We had come to Bessèges to win a stage, now it’s done. Last year I finished in second place in the overall ranking. We’ll see day by day.”

Etoile de Bessèges 2019 – stage 2 results (Saint-Geniés-de-Malgoires – La Calmette):

1Christophe Laporte (Cofidis)3:30:59
2Clement Venturini (AG2R La Mondiale),,
3Enzo Wouters (Lotto Soudal),,
4Niccolò Bonifazio (Direct Energie),,
5Roy Jans (Corendon-Circus),,
6Pierre Barbier (Natura4Ever-Roubaix-Lille Metropole),,
7Kenny Dehaes (Wallonie Bruxelles),,
8Bram Welten (Arkea-Samsic),,
9August Jensen (Israel Cycling Academy),,
10Marc Sarreau (Groupama-FDJ),,

Etoile de Bessèges 2019 – general classification after stage 2:

1Christophe Laporte (Cofidis)6:47:31
2Bryan Coquard (Vital Concept-B&B Hotels),,
3Jerome Cousin (Direct Energie)+03”
4Clement Venturini (AG2R La Mondiale)+04”
5Sacha Modolo (EF Education First),,
6Pierre Barbier (Natura4Ever-Roubaix-Lille Metropole)+06”
7Enzo Wouters (Lotto Soudal),,
8Amaury Capiot (Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise),,
9Valentin Madouas (Groupama-FDJ)+07”
10Pierre-Luc Perichon (Cofidis),,


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