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Ravard claims Paris-Bourges win

Ag2r's Anthony Ravard claimed victory in the Paris-Bourges semi-classic Thursday

Ag2r’s Anthony Ravard claimed victory in the Paris-Bourges semi-classic Thursday, finishing ahead of Romain Feillu (Vacansoleil)and Denmark’s Matti Breschel (Saxo Bank).

The 27-year-old Frenchman dominated the bunch sprint for the line after 193.3 kilometers of racing in near-perfect fall weather.

Both Breschel and Feillu returned earlier this week from the world road championships in Geelong, Australia, where Breschel finished second behind Thor Hushovd of Norway.

Ravard thus claims his fifth victory of the season, enjoying success at a race won last year by sprinter Andre Greipel (HTC-Columbia).