Marcato wins Paris-Tours after breakaway

Marco Marcato of Vacansoleil won the Paris-Tours Classic after a thundering sprint to the finish line.

Marcato wins Paris-Tours after breakaway

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Marcato, who was edged into second place in the same race last year, came out on top of a three-way sprint against Laurens de Vreese (Topsport Vlaanderen) and Niki Terpstra (Omega Pharma-Quick Step).

The trio had escaped from the peloton with 15km to go on the final series of short hills towards the end of the 236km course.

John Degonkolb (Argos-Shimano) was the best of the rest, finishing six seconds back in fourth place after having attacked with 5km to go in an unsuccessful attempt to catch the breakaway.

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