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Benjamin Thomas triumphed in the second stage entertainment Boucles de la Mayenne

Benjamin Thomas triumphed in the second stage entertainment Boucles de la Mayenne

Benjamin Thomas triumphed in the second stage entertainment Boucles de la Mayenne

Friday May 27 2022 at 4:46 pm

Benjamin Thomas won the second stage of the Boucles de la Mayenne (2.Pro). French sprinter Cofidis turned out to be the fastest in an ascending sprint after a very interesting final. Thomas defeated his fellow flight mates Benoît Cosnefroy and Alex Aranburu. Thomas is also the new leader.

The Boucles de la Mayenne team reached the most challenging stage of the tour. There were many ascents on this 171-kilometre journey from Jublains to Pré-en-Pail-Saint-Samson. The profile map showed six ranked climbs, but the actual number of climbs was much higher, making this a “mountain stage” in the Boucles de la Mayenne. In the last forty kilometers, Mont-de-Avaloire, the highest mountain in western France, had to be climbed no less than three times. In other words, a wonderful stage was written in the stars.

Four knights make up the early break
The Four Knights formed the early break shortly after the start. Belgium’s Gilles De Wilde (Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise), France’s 19-year-old Paul Heineken (Nice Metropole Côte d’Azur), Germany’s Leslie Luers (Team Lotto-Kern Haus) and Alain Rio (Arkéa-Samsic) managed to make the most of their lead by over four minutes. . Nice gift, but it turns out not enough to stay out of the grip of the peloton, as the speed was provided by the AG2R Citroën guys. The French squad had two candidate stage winners in the ranks with Benoit Cosnefroy and Greg van Avermaet.

With fifty kilometers left on the road, the adventure of the four refugees ended and new attacks awaited. Dimitri Biskens seized a moment of desperation in the peloton and took off on his own. The Belgian of Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB had to struggle on his own against a still-compact peloton and this quickly turned into an unequal battle. Especially because the peloton was accelerated so many times, that the Peyskens’ lead melted like snow in the sun. Alexander Deletree (Cofidis), Kevin Foquelin (Arkia Samsik) and Eric Nordssiter Rissel (Uno X) are counterattacked.

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Van Avermaet and his colleagues will get the space
Delettre, Vauquelin and Resell drove the Peyskens in one go and so we had a leading group of four. However, the peloton was not far away and everything could be done again at 25 kilometers. However, it remained turbulent in the peloton and many drivers were keen to avoid the sprint. Eddie Finney, for example, continued steadily on one of the many slopes, but the young Frenchman from Cofidis was given only a small space. The following acceleration was much more effective: a strong group, including Van Avermaet and Ivan Garcia, suddenly managed to make a good lead on a now weak peloton.

There, the cooperation was suddenly completely lost, which played in the interests of the seventeen refugees (in total). They started by half a minute in the last lap for a total distance of 16.3 kilometres. These runaways looked advanced on their way to the finish, but one of the racers managed to cross over to the frontrunners in the extreme. Cosnefroy jumped away from the second set with his signature style and was able to reconnect with the top runners in no time. With Cosnefroy as the new rider, the gap between the lead group and the pursuers hovered around twenty seconds into the following kilometers.

Amazing ending
It seemed that the winner was in the first group ten kilometers from her cut, but also in the rush hour of the race people were increasingly looking at each other. In the meantime, there was once again talk of an organized chase in the peloton, causing the race to collapse once again. Alex Aranborough, Benjamin Thomas, Marco Tisa, and Finn Fisher-Black didn’t feel like they were regrouping and kept doing it. There was music to this escape attempt and Cosnefroy also realized that: the puncheur tried to drive towards the four leaders of the Mont des Avaloirs and managed to make it happen – with great pain and effort.

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Cosnefroy got Julian Simon man in man form with him and so a leading six-kilometre group was formed: Cosnefroy, Simon, Thomas, Aranburu, Fisher-Black and Tizza. This turned out to be the decisive step and so we went into the final kilometer arc with six stage winners. Several quick men were represented with Aranburu, Cosnefroy and Simon, but the victory went to Thomas. The French speed racer from Cofidis turned out to have the most power at the surging smoke at Pré-en-Pail-Saint-Samson and was able to beat his comrades – on paper faster -.

For 26-year-old Thomas, who is also a successful cyclist, this is his third win on the road this season. Earlier in the year he already won a stage and final score in the Star of Bessèges. Earlier this month, he already showed he’s in great shape by finishing fourth in four days of Dunkirk.