Etoile Besseges: Van Dijk takes second stage

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07.02.2008/ Stefan van Dijk (Mitsubishi - Jartazi) won the second stage of the French stage race Etoile de Besseges. Van Dijk outsprinted Erki Putsep (Bouygues Telecom), Borut Mozic (Cycle - Collstrop) came in third. The winner of yesterdays opening stage, Jan Kuyckx (Landbouwkrediet - Tönissteiner) defended his overall lead.

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Stefan van Dijktook the second stage (© Cyclingheroes)

The second stage of  Etoile Besseges started in Nimes and finished after 149 kilometres in Saint-Ambroix. Glenn D'Hollander (Silence-Lotto) and Bart Vanheule (Topsport Vlaanderen) coloured the race by a long attack but the Belgian riders were caught by the bunch.

Mitsubishi's Dutch sprinter Stefan van Dijk won the bunch sprint, Erki Putsep (Bouygues Telecom) came in second, Borut Bozic (Cycle - Collstrop) caem in third.  Jan Luyckx (Lansbouwkrediet - Tönissteiner) defended his overall lead.

Yesterdays opening stage

Jan Kuyckx (Landbouwkrediet-Tönissteiner) took command in France's traditional season-opening stage race, Etoile de Bessèges – 'The Star of Bessèges' – held in France's Southern Gard département. The 28 year-old Belgian won yesterdays first stage of the 38th edition at the end of a 154-kilometre-long day over compatriot Gianni Meersman (FD Jeux).

Results Etoile Besseges 2008
Stage 1
1 Jan Kuyckx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Tönissteiner                                    3:33:32 (43,272 km/h)
2 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Française des Jeux                                                 
3 Nicolas Rousseau (Fra) AG2r - La Mondiale                                                
4 Freddy Bichot (Fra) Agritubel                                                            
5 Steven Tronet (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole                                              
6 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                                  
7 Nicolas Jalabert (Fra) Agritubel                                                         
8 Florent Brard (Fra) Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone                                    
9 Michael Friedman (USA) Slipstream Chipotle Presented By H30                              
10 Jason Donald (USA) Slipstream Chipotle Presented By H30                              0.05
Stage 2
 Stefan Van Dijk (Ned) Mitsubishi-Jartazi                  3.56.40 (37.825 km/h)
2 Erki Pütsep (Est) Bouygues Telecom                              
3 Borut Bozic (Slo) Cycle Collstrop                               
4 Hervé Duclos-Lassalle (Fra) Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone   
5 Florian Vachon (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole                    
6 Niko Eeckhout (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                         
7 Alexandre Blain (Fra) Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone         
8 Stéphane Bonsergent (Fra) Bretagne Armor Lux                    
9 Jean-Luc Delpech (Fra) Bretagne Armor Lux                       
10 Anthony Ravard (Fra) Agritubel
General Classification after stage 2
1. Jan Kuyckx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Tönissteiner 7h. 30' 02"
2. Gianni Meersman (Bel) Française des Jeux 1"
3. Nicolas Rousseau (Fra) AG2R-La Mondiale 6"
4. Stefan Van Dijk (Ned) Mitsubishi-Jartazi 10"
5. Freddy Bichot (Fra) Agritubel "
6. Nicolas Jalabert (Fra) Agritubel "
7. Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bouygues Telecom "
8. Michael Friedman (Usa) Slipstream-Chipotle "
9. Florent Brard (Fra) Cofidis, le Crédit par Téléphone "
10. Erki Putsep (Est) Bouygues Telecom 14"

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