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Bryan Coquard takes stage 2 at 2013 Etoile de Besseges; Michael Van Staeyen holds lead

  • By VeloNews.com
  • Published Jan. 31, 2013
  • Updated Jan. 31, 2013 at 2:23 PM EST

ALLÈGRE LES FUMADES (VN) — Bryan Coquard (Team Europcar) won stage 2 of Étoile de Bessèges on Thursday.

The 157km leg from Nîmes to Allègre les Fumades ended with Coquard taking a bunch sprint in 3:45:18 ahead of race leader Michael Van Staeyen (Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise). Baptiste Plackaert (Crelan-Euphony) crossed third.

Van Staeyen retains the overall lead going into stage 3, a 152.6km race around Bessèges.

Coquard sits second overall at six seconds back with Frederique Robert (Lotto-Belisol) third at 10 seconds.

 

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