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Lilian Calmejane solos to stage 3 victory in Etoile de Besseges

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Lilian Calmejane gave Direct Energie its first win of the 2017 season in the Etoile de Besseges, after a solo attack in the third stage.

Calmejane was six seconds faster than his nearest chaser, Katusha-Alpecin rider Mads Wurtz Schmidt. Delko Marseille Provence-KTM’s Mauro Finetto beat Samuel Dumoulin and Nils Politt in a group sprint to take third place.

As a result of today’s win, Lilian Calmejane also moves into first place in the general classification.

Etoile de Besseges 2017 – stage 3 results (Bessèges – Bessèges):

1Lilian Calmejane (Direct Energie)

3:48:07

2Mads Würtz Schmidt (Katusha-Alpecin)

+07”

3Mauro Finetto (Delko Marseille Provence KTM)

+09”

4Samuel Dumoulin (AG2R)

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5Nils Politt (Katusha-Alpecin)

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6Sylvain Chavanel (Direct Energie)

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7Romain Hardy (Fortuneo – Vital Concept)

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8Christophe Laporte (Cofidis)

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9Frederik Backaert (Wanty – Groupe Gobert)

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10Reto Hollenstein (Katusha-Alpecin)

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General classification after stage 3:

1Lilian Calmejane (Direct Energie)

10:49:09

2Mads Würtz Schmidt (Katusha-Alpecin)

+17”

3Tony Gallopin (Lotto Soudal)

+18”

4Sylvain Chavanel (Direct Energie)

+22”

5Christophe Laporte (Cofidis)

+25”

6Pierre Roger Latour (AG2R)

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7Reto Hollenstein (Katusha-Alpecin)

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8Nils Politt (Katusha-Alpecin)

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9Romain Hardy (Fortuneo – Vital Concept)

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10Maxime Vantomme (WB Veranclassic Aqua Protect)

+33”

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