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Early celebration costs Coquard stage 2 victory at the Étoile de Bessèges

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Bryan Coquard (Vital Concept) lost the victory on stage two of the Etoile de Besseges in Generac as he celebrated too early and was denied by Christophe Laporte (Cofidis).

Laporte was running close to Coquard in the sprint and with Coquard beginning to raise his arms rather than executing a bike throw, the Cofidis rider was able to edge past.

The win was enough to put Laporte into the lead of the overall classification, with Coquard and Marc Sarreau (FDJ) in second and third respectively on the same time as the Cofidis rider.

Étoile de Bessèges 2018 – stage 2 results (Nimes – Générac):

1 Christophe Laporte (Cofidis)

3:22:05

2 Bryan Coquard (Vital Concept)

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3 Timothy Dupont (Wanty-Groupe Gobert)

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4 Amaury Capiot (Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise)

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5 Emiel Vermeulen (Roubaix Lille Metropole)

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6 Marc Sarreau (FDJ)

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7 Lorrenzo Manzin (Vital Concept)

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8 Romain Feillu (St Michel-Auber 93)

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9 Kevyn Ista (WB Aqua Protect Veranclassic)

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10 Marco Maronese (Bardiani-CSF)

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