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Ups and downs for CULT Energy in Circuit Sarthe

The first part of the 178 kilometer long fourth and final stage of Circuit Sarthe from Abbaye de d’Epau to Le Lude was rather uneventful from CULT Energy Pro Cycling’s point of view. However, a series of attacks was launched along the way but it all came down to a bunch sprint where Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis) once again proved superior.

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The final stage of the Circuit la Sarthe ended with the expected bunch sprint. There were also no surprises when it was Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis) who crossed the line first ahead of Aleksei Tsatevich (Katusha) and Samuel Dumoulin (AG2R La Mondiale). The overall victory would go to Ramunas Navardauskas (Cannondale-Garmin) after he won the necessary bonus seconds to leap frog from 3rd to 1st.

Guldhammer held back by mechanical problem

A front group dominated the first part of today’s 190 kilometer long and hilly queen stage of Circuit Sarthe from Angers to Pre-en-Pail in France but the finale loop shattered the front group and eventually, the peloton exploded into bits and pieces when finally catching the escapees.