Laporte wins Etoile de Besseges TT and overall title

Christophe Laporte in the 2019 Cofidis jersey

Christophe Laporte (Cofidis) won the final time trial of the Étoile de Bessèges to clinch the overall race victory in Alès. The Frenchman put in a surprisingly strong ride to beat Tobias Ludvigsson (Groupama-FDJ) by fractions of a second to hold on to his race lead and confirm the overall win, his second and third wins of the season. Jimmy Janssens (Corendon-Circus) took third on the stage, 13 seconds down on the lead duo. The stage standings were reflected in the final overall standings too, with Laporte finishing 16 seconds ahead of Ludvigsson and 29 seconds ahead of Janssens. It was a damp day for a chrono, with the clouds bursting intermittently throughout the stage. But with the course being just 10.7km long, the wet roads wouldn’t have had such a pronounced effect on the standings as it would with a longer stage. The early benchmark was made by Mads ...

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