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Dumoulin wins Etoile de Bessèges

  • By VeloNews.com
  • Published Feb. 7, 2010
  • Updated Feb. 2, 2011 at 3:26 PM EDT

Samuel Dumoulin (Cofidis) won the Etoile de Bessèges on Sunday as Niko Eeckhout (Sean Kelly) won the fifth and final stage.

Eeckhout took the 145km stage in a bunch sprint from Valentin Iglinsky (Astana) and Hans Dekkers (Landbouwkrediet-Colnago).

Despite his relegation in Stage 4 for taking the wrong way around a traffic circle in the finale, Dumoulin wound up with the overall victory by three seconds over Matthieu Ladagnous (Française des Jeux). Pieter Ghyllebert (Sean Kelly) rounded out the podium a further second in arrears.

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