DUNKIRK, France (AFP) — Jimmy Engoulvent (Saur-Sojasun) won the overall at the Four Days of Dunkirk on Tuesday after the fifth and final stage.
Italian Matteo Pelucchi (Europcar) won a sprint finish for the stage after 176.1km of racing between Bethune and Dunkirk.
Engoulvent took the overall lead after stage 3 and did well to keep the pink jersey during a hard-fought fourth stage in which a number of attacks came and went before Zdenek Stybar (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) took the win atop Mont Cassel.
The Frenchman took a 43-second lead over Stybar into the final stage Tuesday, and lost just a second to the Czech in the general classification.
In the final bunch sprint Pelucchi got the better of John Degenkolb, the Argos-Shimano rider who dominated the opening two stages.