New team, sim­i­lar re­sult for Gal­lopin

Procycling - - Debrief -

Etoile des Bessèges has pre­vi­ously proved good for­tune for Tony Gal­lopin, with the French­man hav­ing won a stage apiece there in 2015 and 2017. In fact, his win in the time trial last year was his only vic­tory of the whole sea­son. A change to Ag2r over the win­ter seems to have given him an ex­tra boost as he went one fur­ther at the fivestage race this year, win­ning the TT and also tak­ing the over­all ti­tle. The 29-year-old was 15th over­all go­ing into the fi­nal TT, but won by 20 sec­onds to cat­a­pult him­self to the top of the GC, with Bel­gian Sean de Bie the only non-French­man in the fi­nal top 10.

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