The final stage of the Etoile de Besseges on Sunday saw Sebastian Chavanel follow up team-mate Christophe Mengin?s win with a second victory for in 24 hours. The overall was taken by Belgian Nick Nuyens of Cofidis.

The bunch only came together in the last half hour of Bessege?s final 148 kilometre leg, with Britain?s Roger Hammond (T-Mobile) looking strong for the sprint. However according to team directeur sportif Allan Peiper ?his chances were wrecked when he got tangled up with an Ag2R rider just in front of him and the two of them went down.?

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