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Arnaud Démare (FDJ) got the best of Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis) in the field sprint finish of GP de Denain in France. Juan Sebastian Molano (Manzana Postobon) came in third.
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A breakaway dominated the majority of the 196.4km course with the escapees only caught six kilometres from the finish. Bouhanni’s Cofidis team helped drive the chase in hopes for a field sprint.
Bouhanni was in good position with three from his lead-out train in place at the flamme rouge, closely followed by Démare’s train.
Inside the final 500 metres the Cofidis train was challenged by FDJ and it subsequently fell apart, leaving Bouhanni to make up a lot of ground in the final metres while Démare had a perfect lead-out to take his fourth win of the season.
Démare also won this race in 2013.
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
MOLANO BENAVIDES Juan Sebastian