2.06.2013

Tour Med 1: short report and results

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Andy Schleck dropped...
46.5 km from Limoux to Gruissan. Two KOM: Col du Paradise 1 cat and Col des Fourches 2 cat. Rain at the start, a bit of snow on the ascent. A break-away: Will Routley (Accent Jobs-Wanty), Théo Vimpère (BigMat-Auber 93) and Thomas Vaubourzeix (La Pomme Marseille). 
42 km to go 5 riders get dropped, included Andy Schleck and Nicolas Vogondy (Accent Jobs-Wanty). Few later Staf Scheirlinckx (Accent Jobs-Wanty) abandones.
The front group gets a maximum gap around 4' but 25 to go the gap is down to1'32''. Lotto Belisol control and prepare the sprint for Greipel. 10 to go the break is over. The peloton enters Gruissan's circuit all together. José Gonçalves (La Pomme Marseille) gains few meters, then Roy excapes but finally it's a bunch sprint and Greipel wins.
UPDATE
It seems that Andy Schleck abandoned. I'm waiting for confirmation. 



RESULTS
1 André Greipel (Lotto-Belisol)
2 Matteo Pelucchi (IAM Cycling)
3 Maxime Daniel (Sojasun)
4 Giacomo Nizzolo (RadioShack)
5 Jurgen Roelandts (Lotto-Belisol)
6 Mathieu Drujon (BigMat-Auber 93)
7 Klaas Lodewyck (BMC)
8 Moreno Hofland (Blanco)
9 Thor Hushovd (BMC)
10 Raymond Kreder (Garmin-Sharp)

Source:
http://direct.directvelo.com/live-course/1526/tour-mediterraneen-1ere-etape-2-1.html?PHPSESSID=4e59efe13577e166686a31f843df0f66

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