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Jimmy Casper wins GP de Denain, takes French Cup lead

There’s just no slowing down Jimmy Casper.   The French sprinter from Besson-Sojasun bolted to his second win this week after sprinting to victory in the 50th GP de Denain in France on Thursday. Casper also won Paris-Camembert on Tuesday.   Casper, a winner here in 2005 and 2006, covered the 202.7km course, which included a 15.2km circuit completed five times, in 4:40:18.  

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There’s just no slowing down Jimmy Casper.
 
The French sprinter from Besson-Sojasun bolted to his second win this week after sprinting to victory in the 50th GP de Denain in France on Thursday. Casper also won Paris-Camembert on Tuesday.
 
Casper, a winner here in 2005 and 2006, covered the 202.7km course, which included a 15.2km circuit completed five times, in 4:40:18.
 
Coming through second was Matt Goss (Saxo Bank) with French rider Denis Flahaut (Landbouwkrediet-Colnago) in third. Saxo Bank controlled the final part of the race to set up the sprint, but Casper was able to slip through to claim his fifth win of 2009.
 
With the back-to-back wins this week, Casper takes a commanding lead in the season-long French Cup series.
 
After four races, Casper leads with 135 points. Second is Romain Feillu (Agritubel) with 48 points and Flahaut tied in third with 25.

Top ten, 2009 50th GP de Denain
1. Jimmy Casper (FRA/Besson-Sojasun), 202.7 km in 4:40:18.
2. Matthew Goff (AUS) s.t.
3. Denis Flahaut (FRA) s.t.
4. Roberto Ferrari (ITA) s.t.
5. Stephane Bonsergent (FRA) s.t.
6. Kenny De Haes (BEL) s.t.
7. Fabien Bacquet (FRA) s.t.
8. Mark Renshaw (AUS) s.t.
9. Yoann Offredo (FRA) s.t.
10. Yukiya Arashiro (JPN) s.t.
 

Results

Top ten, 2009 50th GP de Denain
1. Jimmy Casper (FRA/Besson-Sojasun), 202.7 km in 4:40:18.
2. Matthew Goff (AUS) s.t.
3. Denis Flahaut (FRA) s.t.
4. Roberto Ferrari (ITA) s.t.
5. Stephane Bonsergent (FRA) s.t.
6. Kenny De Haes (BEL) s.t.
7. Fabien Bacquet (FRA) s.t.
8. Mark Renshaw (AUS) s.t.
9. Yoann Offredo (FRA) s.t.
10. Yukiya Arashiro (JPN) s.t.