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Julien Simon wins, Baptiste Planckaert handsome third in the Tour du Finistère

afa2780f5f91b533c14f199b3b6702e7 - Julien Simon wins, Baptiste Planckaert handsome third in the Tour du Finistère

Julien Simon (Cofidis) has Saturday, the Tour du Finistère on his list. The Frenchman took the after 187,5 km between Saint-Evarzec and Quimper. He jumped away in the final kilometer and continued to sip the peloton. Andrea Vendrame won the sprint to place two of Baptiste Planckaert, Frederik Backaert was fourth.

The race was coloured by an early flight in different phases. Torkil Veyhe jump if first away from the pack, then closed Mattia Fell to and final also knew Samuel Leroux, Matteo Dal-Cin and our fellow countrymen Michiel Stockman and Franklin Six, the crossing.

Maximum allowed the peloton to them nearly nine-minute clue, and then Wanty-Gobert and Arkéa-Samsic the chase in the hands names. In the meantime, was in the leading group Fell dropped out after mechanical trouble, which later also had to Six of the others, like Matteo Dal-Cin. With three they went into the local circuit at 2:30 bonus. In the platoon jumps Alexis Gougeard and Kenny Mahoney road, and the peloton broke up.

Gougeard was soon in front and went solo further. It was only when the peloton again, with Total Direct Energy into the chase, his advantage is smaller. Hivert made the crossing, with two went towards the finish. Just for the vod of the final kilometer they were caught, after which Julien Simon an attack placed on the last obstacle of the day and to victory, reed. He took it for a sprintend and thinned out peloton, good for his second victory in the Tour du Finistère. Earlier he won there in 2012.

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