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Jimmy Casper makes it two in a row at Etoile de Bessèges.

Jimmy Casper made it two in a row for his Besson Chassures team at the Etoile de Bessèges.   The veteran French sprinter out-kicked younger rivals Romain Feillu (Agritubel) and Alexandre Blain (Cofidis) in the 149.2km second stage to win for the second day in a row and solidify his grip on the leader’s jersey in the five-day stage race. With the win and time bonuses, Casper is nursing a 14-second lead to Feillu and Sébastian Chavanel (FDJeux) going into Friday’s third stage.  

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Jimmy Casper made it two in a row for his Besson Chassures team at the Etoile de Bessèges.
 
The veteran French sprinter out-kicked younger rivals Romain Feillu (Agritubel) and Alexandre Blain (Cofidis) in the 149.2km second stage to win for the second day in a row and solidify his grip on the leader’s jersey in the five-day stage race.

With the win and time bonuses, Casper is nursing a 14-second lead to Feillu and Sébastian Chavanel (FDJeux) going into Friday’s third stage.
 

Results

Etoile de Bessèges, Stage 2, Nimes to Saint-Ambroix, 149.2km

1. Jimmy Casper (FRA/Besson Chaussures), 149 km in 3:24:47 (43.656 Kph)

2 Romain Feillu (FRA) s.t.

3 Alexandre Blain (FRA) s.t.

4 Anthony Ravard (FRA) s.t.

5 Sébastien Hinault (FRA) s.t.

GC after two stages:

1. Jimmy Casper (FRA/Besson Chaussures) 277km in 6:16:48.

2. Romain Feillu (FRA) at 14

3. Sébastien Chavanel (FRA) at 14.

4. Alexandre Blain (FRA) at 16.

5. Greg Van Avermaet (BEL) at 17.