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Mads Pedersen (Lidl-Trek) won the overall classification at the Etoile de Bessèges in the south of France, going deep in the final time trial to hold off Kévin Vauquelin (Arkéa-B&B Hotels).
The French rider won the 10.6km time trial around the village or Arles, impressing on the climb up to the finish.
Vauquelin set a time of 15:02 but started the time trial 12 seconds behind Pedersen in the GC. The Dane set a time of 15:12 and so won overall by just two seconds.
EF Education-Easypost packed the top ten in the time trial and Alberto Bettiol finished third in a time of 15:11 and so third overall at 32 seconds.
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