Etoile de Besseges: Laporte wins stage 2

Christophe Laporte in the 2019 Cofidis jersey

Christophe Laporte (Cofidis) enjoyed double victories in Etoile de Besseges on Friday, taking the stage win from a bunch sprint and moving into the overall race lead over stage 1 winner Bryan Coquard (Vital Concept-B&B; Hotels). Laporte's victory was a repeat of last season, where he won the second stage and also claimed the race lead, and makes up for the team's performance in the sprint on stage 1. "The team wanted to catch up because everyone had missed out on the first stage," Laporte said. We positioned ourselves earlier in the final. We had come to Bessèges to win a stage, now it's done. Last year I finished in second place in the overall ranking. We'll see day by day." Sunny skies and spring-like temperatures greeted riders for the second stage of Etoile de Bessèges, but the opening kilometres of the 158km stage from St Genies de Malgoires to ...

Read on Cycling News


More Like This

Card image cap

Etoile de Besseges: Sarreau wins stage 3

View
Card image cap

Arctic Race of Norway: Coquard wins stage 2

View
Card image cap

Etoile de Besseges: Coquard wins stage 1

View
Card image cap

2018 Paris-Nice: Stage 2 highlights - Video

View
Card image cap

Nacer Bouhanni left out of Cofidis Tour de France team

View
Card image cap

Arctic Race of Norway: Mathieu van der Poel wins opening stage

View
Card image cap

Bouhanni left out of Cofidis team for Tour de France for second successive year

View
Card image cap

Cofidis firing on all cylinders at Tour de Luxembourg

View
Card image cap

Colbrelli wins Tour of Oman stage 4

View
Card image cap

Criterium du Dauphine: Teuns wins stage 2

View