Alex Aranburu wins the Tour de Limousin

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The Spanish Alex Aranburu (Movistar) won this Friday the 55th edition of Limousin-Périgord-New Aquitaine tour after the second of the fourth and final stage, with a route of 174.8 km from Saint-Laurent-sur-Gorre to Limoges.

The 26-year-old runner from Gipuzkoa did not appear on the podium throughout the competition, with two third places, a second place and the victory on Wednesday. The Gipuzkoan was close to being crowned with victory in the final stage, but victory on the final day went to Vincenzo Albanese (EOLO-Kometa), who surprised the peloton with an attack two kilometers from the finish line. He ended up winning the sprint against the Spanish runner.

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“It didn’t matter if I didn’t win a little in the last stage. I finished feeling very good all day and also in the sprint, but Ulissi is a very dangerous rival, and we are worried about his quality. A very, very good victory .” important for me and the team,” said Alex at the finish line.

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The Italian also and chaser of the Spanish champion, Diego Ulisi (UAE Team Emirates), winner of the stage last Thursday, came in third positionwith the same time as Albanese, and finished the Tour de Limousin second, ten seconds from the lead.

Belgian Greg Van Avermaet (AG2R Citroën) completed the podium in the general classification, 18 seconds behind the yellow jersey.

General classification and stage 4

Classification Stage 4:
1. Vincenzo Albanese (ITA/Eolo-Kometa Cycling Team), in 3:56:00.
2. Alex Aranburu (ESP) at 0″
3. Diego Ulissi (ITA) mt
4. Milan Menten (BEL) mt
5. Clement Venturini (FRA) mt

Overall ranking
1. Alex Aranburu (ESP/Movistar) in 16 hours 46’28”
2. Diego Ulissi (ITA) and 10″
3. Greg Van Avermaet (BEL) 18
4. Valentin Madouas (FRA) 19
5. Lorenzo Rota (ITA) 22

Source: La Verdad

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