Voeckler wins Tour du Haut-Var
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Sunday, February 22, 2009

Voeckler wins Tour du Haut-Var

by VeloNation Press at 9:59 AM EST   comments
Categories: Pro Cycling
Today Frenchman Thomas Voeckler (Bouygues Telecom) won the 41st edition of the Tour du Haut-Var. He took honors on the 188 km second stage between Draguignan and Callian edging out his fellow countryman David Moncoutie (Cofidis) and Dane Chris Anker Sörensen (Saxo Bank).

The decisive move cam on the last climb of the day. Moncoutie attacked and Voeckler went with him and was able to seperate himself from his countryman by the finish. Spaniard Luis Leon Sanchez (Caisse d`Epargne), took the win and the leaders jersey in the first stage, but could only manage to hold on to 15th 16 seconds of Voeckler's winning bid.

Second Stage:
1. Thomas Voeckler (Bouygues Telecom), 188 km in 5:01: 12 (Avg: 37.450 km / h)
2. David Moncoutie (Cofidis) at 0:01
3. Chris Anker Sörensen (Saxo Bank) 0:03
4. Vladimir Efimkin (AG2R - La Mondiale) s.t.
5. Pierrick Fedrigo (Bouygues Telecom) s.t.

Final General Classification:
1. Thomas Voeckler (Bouygues Telecom), the 343.7 km in 8:40: 04 (average: 39.640 km / h)
2. David Moncoutie (Cofidis) at 0:05
3. Jussi Veikkenen (Francaise des Jeux) 0:07
4. Mathieu Ladagnous (Francaise des Jeux) 0:09
5. Chris Anker Sörensen (Saxo Bank) s.t.
15. Luis Leon Sanchez (Caisse d`Epargne) 0:16

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