Roux doubles up in Lorraine

Sat, 21 May 16:29:00 2011

Anthony Roux of FDJ claimed his second sprint victory at the Circuit de Lorraine as he won stage four in Rehlingen.

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Stage one winner Roux beat Rui Faria Da Costa and Sébastien Hinault to the line at the end of a 175.5km ride from Baccarat.

Three escapees, Romain Zingle (Cofidis), Jonathan Hively (Saur Sojasun) and Gianluca Maggiore (Ceramica Flaminia), attacked after 37km and had a 2:20 advantage on the pack with 40km to go.

But they were reeled in 25km from the finish to set up a bunch gallop.

Thomas de Gendt (Vacansoleil), the winner of Friday’s stage, holds a five second lead on GC over Julien Simon going into Sunday’s final stage with Roux a further second back.


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