Charteau takes Gabon win

Sun, 30 Jan 22:20:00 2011

France's Anthony Charteau (Europcar) won the La Tropicale Amissa Bongo after staying out of trouble in the final stage.

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The polka dot jersey winner at last year's Tour de France finished the race four seconds ahead of Quick Step rider Andy Cappelle.

Eritrea's Natnael Berhane won the final stage after bursting clear ahead of Frenchman Jerome Pineau.

American David Bush was also in the final group of three that launched just at the final bend but it was the African who secured an encouraging victory after the 132km trek from Owendo to Libreville in Gabon.

Stage six result

1 Natnael Berhane (ERI) 3:06:25

2 Jérôme Pineau (FRA) +0

3 Robert Busch (USA) +0

4 Dan Craven (NAM) +0

5 Nacer Bouhanni (FRA) +15

6 Dawit Haile (ERI) +15

7 Yohann Gène (FRA) +15

8 Giovanni Bernaudeau (FRA) +15

9 Frekalsi Debesay (ERI) +15

10 Mouhcine Lahsaini (MAR) +15


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