Bryan Coquard has the first stage of the French stage race etoile de Bessèges won. The Frenchman is a Vital Concept – B&B Hotels was the fastest in a sprint in Beaucaire. He remained the Italian rider Sacha Modolo and the French Barbier, Sarreau and Laporte for.
The rest of the top-ten colored fairly Belgian in Bessèges. With Tom Van Asbroeck (sixth), Kenny Dehaes (seventh), Roy Jans (eighth) and Amaury Capiot (tenth), there were four Belgians in the top ten.
Jasper Stuyven, who in France are new sprintpositie for the first time in practice converted (read more), was disappointing twelfth. “We wanted our sprint riding with Jasper, but in the last kilometres they played each other lost, and so had Jasper the sprint from too far to reverse the bets and had his best legs all the way. We had a small debrief and we are going to try to tomorrow to do better”, said directeur sportif Steven de Jongh. “Not the best way to start, but I am motivated to strike back hard”, responded Stuyven afterwards.