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Samuel Dumoulin wins stage 5 of Etoile de Besseges; Jerome Cousins holds lead

One stage remains — a short individual time trial through the streets of Ales

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ALES, France (AFP) —Samuel Dumoulin (Ag2r La Mondiale) won stage 5 of the Étoile de Bessèges on Sunday.

Dumoulin out-kicked Bryan Coquard (Europcar) and Mathieu Drujon (BigMat-Auber 93) to win the 65.5km dash around Ales, the first of two races on the day.

Jérôme Cousin (Europcar) still holds the top spot overall.

Sunday afternoon brings the sixth and final stage, a 9.7km individual time trial through the streets of Ales.