5 AR­NAUD DÉMARE FDJ

Procycling - - Gp Quebec & Montereal -

As with Trentin, Ar­naud Démare’s Tour fate was sealed on stage 9 when he even­tu­ally missed the time cut af­ter suf­fer­ing for days with stom­ach prob­lems. Yet with a maiden grand tour stage win now un­der his belt and seem­ingly de­ter­mined to show­case the French tri­col­ore as much as pos­si­ble, the 26-year-old re­cov­ered quickly. He fin­ished sec­ond at the Ham­burg Cy­clas­sics be­hind Elia Vi­viani, but got his fin­ish spot-on a week later at the Brus­sels Cy­cling Clas­sic to claim his first win in the 201km long one-day race - also one of the old­est on the cy­cling cal­en­dar.

Démare’s lat­est win came at the Brus­sels Cy­cling Clas­sic, to take his sea­son’s tally to 10

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