NewsRacing 01 February 2018

Etoile de Besseges: Dupont third in stage 2

Wanty-Groupe Gobert’s 30-year-old Belgian claimed the stage podium with Northwave Extreme RR shoes and Extreme Air socks. Kudus leader of the Youth Classification at Volta Valenciana

Timothy Dupont (Wanty-Groupe Gobert) took the third place in Etoile de Besseges’ stage 2 (Nimes - Générac 151 Km), in France, on Thursday February 1st. Equipped by Northwave with Extreme RR shoes and Extreme Air socks, the 30-year-old Belgian rider was preceded in the bunch sprint by France’s Christophe Laporte and Bryan Coquard.

In addition, stage winner Laporte conquered the overall leadership, whilst Dupont occupies the fifth place 6 seconds behind the leader, despite being involved in a crash in the opening stage on Wednesday January 31st.

Fortunately I didn’t suffer too much from the crash, although I had some problems with my back - Dupont explains. - It was a fast and nervous stage today but this third place shows that I am in good shape. Tomorrow will be a fairly difficult stage. We will see how we survive to that day. On Saturday there will certainly be another chance of a bunch sprint, and I want to play my best chances”.

KUDUS LEADER OF THE YOUTH CLASSIFICATION AT VOLTA VALENCIANA
Merhawi Kudus (Dimension Data) and his Northwave Extreme RR with XFrame® patented technology conquered the leadership in the Youth Classification of the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana, in Spain, after stage 2 (Bétera - Albuixech 153,9 Km). The 24-year-old Eritrean rider crossed the finish line in sixth place, as Alejandro Valverde claimed the stage win grabbing the overall leadership.

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