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24th Tour du Poitou Charentes August 24-27 (COL U23 in)

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Today final 'Queen' stage: 27/08/2010 NIORT - POITIERS *197.6k
TS-Profile: http://www.tour-poitou-charentes.com/itineraires-30-etape-5.html

Start: 12:10
Finish: 16:49

LiveTicker stage 5 @: http://www.directvelo.com/live-course/965/tour-du-poitou-charentes-5e-etape.html

LiveStream ITT @: http://sport.francetv.fr/video-direct?id=888

WebSite: http://www.tour-poitou-charentes.com/

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New GC leader

12h57 Martin Elmiger (AG2R-La Mondiale) est leader virtuel du Tour du Poitou-Charentes.

12h56 Résultat du sprint intermédiaire :

1 Martin Elmiger (AG2R-La Mondiale)
2 Fran Ventoso (Carmiooro)
3 Anthony Ravard (AG2R-La Mondiale)

13h00 Résultat 1rst KOM of today :

1 Jetse Bol (Rabobank CT)
2 Guillaume Blot (Cofidis)
3 Rob Ruygh (Vacansoleil)
 

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Out of the race

It's hell out there with 90k to go the French are realy turning up the heat average speed 47,5 k/h.

Just crashed: Fumiyuki Beppu (RadioShack) et David Boucher (Landbouwkrediet)

Abandons : Mathias Frank (BMC) et Raivis Belovhosciks (Ceramica Flaminia)

Les abandons : Anthony Charteau et Laurent Lefèvre (Bbox Bouygues Telecom), Alexandre Lemair et Benoît Daeninck (Roubaix-Lille Métropole), Sébastien Fournet-Fayard et Alessandro Raisoni (Carmiooro), Geir Inge Berg et Johan Frederik Ziesler (Sparebanken Vest-Ridley).
 

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2:55 p.m. With bonuses, Jimmy Engoulvent (Saur-Sojasun) is virtual in the yellow jersey ahead of his breakaway companion Dominique Rollin (Cervelo).

They are 3 minutes ahead of the bunch.

OK we got them finally the composition of the Break-away a French Tee:

Mathieu Claude (Bbox Bouygues Telecom),
Dominique Rollin (Cervélo),
Thibaut Pinot (FDJ),
Jimmy Casper and Jimmy Engoulvent (Saur-Sojasun),
Romain Bacon (BigMat-Auber 93),
Kevin Neirynck (Landbouwkrediet),
Cédric Pineau and Morgan Kneisky (Roubaix-Lille Métropole).
 

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Jimmy now 3.10 ahead

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big cycling trouble
 

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Go JIMMY :)

it was down to 2.40 but is up again to 3 minutes going in to the final hours of racing of this exciting Tour du Poitou-Charentes
 

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TV is up and running in 5 minutes @: http://sport.francetv.fr/video-direct?id=888

Best placed in the break away with his boni's: 17 93 Jimmy ENGOULVENT Saur - Sojasun 00:00:52

are still ahead 3 minutes ...

"there was one yesterday here who said ohh Elmiger will take overall GC tomorrow with some bonifications underway"

Average speed as we speak: 57.7 k/h
 

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Go JIMMY Go

Now 3 min 45 seconds ahead Jimmy needs 28 seconds on the bunch at the finish ... yeah don't underestimate them French ... they are realy on a roll back from the last years of baisse.

15h58 Classement KOM:

1 : Jimmy Casper (Saur-Sojasun)
2 : Jimmy Engoulvent (Saur-Sojasun)
3 : Mathieu Claude (Bbox Bouygues Telecom)


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The Shack is at the front again pushing the peloton with 4 men ... Bruyneel is in shock over what is happening here ..,it looked so easy this morning ...

Jimmy still 3min 15sec ahead with 30 k to go
 

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At the front of the peloton now:

Mondory,
Elmiger (Ag2r)
Irizar, Ppovych (RadioShack),
Voeckler, Hurel et Gène (Bbox),
Rash et Konovalovas (Cervèlo),
Wyss (BMC)

Gap is closing to 2min 20sec
 

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Composition rat-race to the grave

Mathieu Claude (Bbox Bouygues Telecom),
Dominique Rollin (Cervélo),
Thibaut Pinot (FDJ),
Jimmy Casper et Jimmy Engoulvent (Saur-Sojasun),
Kevin Neirynck (Landbouwkrediet),
Cédric Pineau (Roubaix-Lille Métropole).


What is left of the battlefield is now in the chase of the breakaway ..


Thomas Voeckler, Tony Hurel et Yohann Gène (Bbox Bouygues Telecom),
Lloyd Mondory et Martin Elmiger (AG2R),
Markel Irizar, Geoffroy Lequatre et Haimar Zubeldia (RadioShack),
Ignas Konovalovas et Gabriel Rasch (Cervélo),
Danilo Wyss et Alexander Kristoff (BMC),
Wout Poels (Vacansoleil),
Romain Lemarchand (BigMat-Auber 93),
Sven Nys (Landbouwkrediet),
Roy Hegreberg et Michael Stevenson (Team Sparbanken Vest)
 

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Dog weather out there

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1min 30 seconds left for the break entering the last 12k ...


Breaking news Shack in disorder Bruyneel in tears the break is gaining again 2 minutes 10seconds..

Go JIMMY Go ... venga, venga
 

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16h38 Le groupe Irizar now : 1'45'' behind

16h38 Jimmy Engoulvent (Saur-Sojasun) est toujours leader virtuel campeon.

16h40 Général virtuel (avec bonif):
1 Engoulvent
2 Rollin
3 Elmiger
4 Irizar

9k to go and counting
 

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Dominique Rollin (Cervélo) attacks - en tête de course.


Lloyd Mondory (AG2R-La Mondiale) goes after him ...


That's good for the speed in the front ...
 

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1min 20 seconds with 5k to go ...

Jimmy must make a final push to get rid of Rollin ...


Jimmy only needs 26 seconds on Elmiger
 

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Cédric Pineau (Roubaix-Lille Métropole) a 5'' d'avance sur Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) et Jimmy Engoulvent (Saur-Sojasun).

Cedric and Jimmy scape from the break with less then 3k to go