Belgian Van Arvermaet wins Tour de l'Ain second stage
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Monday, August 11, 2008

Belgian Van Arvermaet wins Tour de l'Ain second stage

by Agence France-Presse at 2:59 PM EST   comments
Categories: Pro Cycling
Belgian Greg Van Avermaet of the Silence Lotto team won the second stage of the Tour de l'Ain cycle race on Monday.

The 23-year-old edged ahead of Czech Frantisek Rabon and Maxime Bouet of France in a sprint to the line after the 169km stage from Trevoux to Hauteville.

Sunday's stage winner Floris Goesinnen of the Netherlands lagged behind in 18th spot.

French rider Christophe Moreau is out of the race after he suffered a fall. The 37-year-old was taken to hospital in Bourg-en-Bresse where he was being treated for a left arm injury.

Results in the Tour de l'Ain's 169.6km second stage between Trevoux and Hauteville on Monday: 2nd stage

1. Greg Van Avermaet (Silence Lotto) (BEL) 4hr 11min 51sec,
2. Frantisek Rabon (CZE) same time,
3. Maxime Bouet (FRA) s.t.,
4. Dimitry Muravyv (KAS) s.t.,
5. Jose-Joaquim Rojas (ESP) s.t.

Overall standings
1. Greg Van Avermaet (Silence Lotto) (BEL) 7hr 50min 31sec,
2. Floris Goesinnen (NED) s.t.,
3. Frantisek Rabon (CZE) at 8sec,
4. Maxime Bouet (FRA) 10,
5. Jose-Joaquim Rojas (ESP) 14

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