Le Mevel wins stage and overall at Haut Var

Christophe Le Mevel

Christophe Le Mevel clung onto the slopes of Montauroux to snatch overall victory away from Italian Rinaldo Nocentini in the second and final stage of the Tour du Haut Var.

The Francaise des Jeux rider attacked at the foot of the steep and narrow ascent into the finishing town and looked to have blown it as BBox's Pierrick Fedrigo and Bert de Waele of Landbouwkrediet closed in, but rounded the final bend in pole position to win the three-way sprint.

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