Cyril Dessel Dauphine 2008 stage 4
(Image credit: LUC CLAESSEN)

France took their first stage win of the 2008 Dauphine thanks to a gutsy mountain-top move and even more courageous descent by Frenchman Cyril Dessel.

The Ag2R pro nearly came a cropper twice on the perilous descent off the Col de Le Saleve to the finish at Annemasse. But fortunately the 34-year-old Frenchman stayed upright and in control for a well-deserved solo win.

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