Good weekend Vacansoleil-DCM
23 May 2011
Team Vacansoleil-DCM dominated in Circuit de Lorraine this weekend but just missed overall victory!
In the second stage Romain Feillu sprinted to a third place and took the leaders jersey. The following stage with Feillu as leader Thomas De Gendt went in an escape with two others who managed to stay in the front all day. In the sprint of three De Gendt was the fastest and with the victory he also took over the leaders jersey from team mate Feillu. With a strong team the hopes on a overall victory were big.
The final stage was controlled by Vacansoleil and De Gendt attacked to insure his jersey. Unfortunately the escape didn't last and he got caught three kilometres before the finish. In the bunch sprint Romain Feillu showed his skills again and won before Roux. Due to the second place of Roux in the final stage he passed Thomas De Gendt in the general classification. De Gendt and Roux actually had the same time in the classification but based on the individual results Roux got the overall victory.
Besides a great presence of Team Vacansoleil-DCM in Circuit de Lorraine and the seventh victory for Romain Feillu there was also a victory for Björn Leukemans in Heistse Pijl.
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Posted on 23 May 2011