Britain’s Roger Hammond (Cervelo) has come fourth in Thursday’s Paris-Bourges in France. Columbia-HTC’s André Greipel took the win.
Hammond had been attempting to lead-out Cervelo team-mate Martin Reimer in the 193.5km race’s fast finale. Reimer lost the Brit’s wheel, so Hammond went for it himself.
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Hammond’s top five finish comes on the back of second and third places during the final two stages of the four-day Circuit Franco-Belge last week. Hammond finished third overall in the race.
Juan José Haedo (Saxo Bank) was second in Paris-Bourges, with Alexandre Usov (Cofidis) third.
Hammond’s final race of the year will be Paris-Tours on Sunday, October 11.