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Démare outsprints Kristoff to claim stage 4 in Etoile de Besseges

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Arnaud Demare

Arnaud Démare (FDJ) won the fourth stage of the Etoile des Besseges, outsprinting Alexander Kristoff (Katusha-Alpecin) and Christophe Laporte (Cofidis). Lilian Calmejane (Direct Energie) retains the overall lead.

The breakaway of the day was formed by Jelle Wallays (Lotto Soudal), Nico Denz (AG2R), Wesley Kreder (Wanty-Groupe Gobert), Preben Van Hecke (Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise), Angel Madrazo (Delko Marseille Provence KTM), Fabricio Ferrari (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA) and Kevyn Ista (WB Veranclassic Aqua Protect).

The seven built a maximum lead of more than three minutes but the peloton always remained in charge and caught the leaders at about two kilometers from the finish.

In the sprint, Demare once again proved to have the better legs and crossed the line ahead of Kristoff and Laporte.

Lilian Calmejane remains in first place in the general classification.

Etoile de Besseges 2017 – stage 4 results (Chusclan – Laudun):

1Arnaud Démare (FDJ)

3:36:24

2Alexander Kristoff (Katusha-Alpecin)

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3Christophe Laporte (Cofidis)

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4Armindo Fonseca (Fortuneo – Vital Concept)

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5Mads Wurtz Schmidt (Katusha-Alpecin)

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6Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Wanty – Groupe Gobert)

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7Jans Roy (WB Veranclassic Aqua Protect)

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8Eduard Prades (Caja Rural – Seguros RGA)

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9Andrea Pasqualon (Wanty – Groupe Gobert)

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10Maxime Vantomme (WB Veranclassic Aqua Protect)

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General classification after stage 4:

1Lilian Calmejane (Direct Energie)

14:25:33

2Mads Würtz Schmidt (Katusha-Alpecin)

+17”

3Tony Gallopin (Lotto Soudal)

+18”

4Christophe Laporte (Cofidis)

+21”

5Sylvain Chavanel (Direct Energie)

+22”

6Pierre Roger Latour (AG2R)

+25”

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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