In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Bouhanni wins Paris-Camembert; The Status of Women’s Pro Cycling – Part 3: Owning the Road Ahead; Scarponi to replace Aru in Giro after knee injury worse than initially believed; Alaphilippe out of Ardennes Classics with injury; Wout Poels out of Ardennes with knee injury; BMC closes out Belgian Classics without Van Avermaet; Quinziato announces retirement at end of 2017; Sunweb regaining riders injured in early season; Montana legislature removes proposed bicycle fee amendment from bill; Researchers study why cyclists break road rules; Video: The bike is just a detail; Video: 2017 UCI Women’s WorldTour – Focus on ORICA-Scott; Video: Tour de Yorkshire promo.
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Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis) took his third win of the season, and the team’s fourth, at Paris-Camembert on Tuesday. The sprinter bested compatriots Samuel Dumoulin (AG2R La Mondiale) and Kévin Réza (FDJ).
YES! Nacer wins the #ParisCamembert!
— Orbea (@Orbea) April 11, 2017
Two riders, Damien Gaudin (Army) and Perrig Quémeneur (Direct Energie), broke away in the opening kilometres. The two were former teammates on multiple teams and rode together for 160 kilometres with a maximum lead of five minutes. However, the sprinter’s teams organised with plenty of time to bring the pair back 40km from the finish.
With the early catch there was time for opportunists to try their hand, and that came from Johan Le Bon (FDJ) attacking solo, followed by Thomas Voeckler (Direct Energie) in his usual style. But Cofidis, AG2R and others were keen for a field sprint, and all was together for the finale, which produced the all-French podium.
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
AG2R La Mondiale