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Moncoutié favourite in Limousin

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Published:
August 16, 2005, 00:00,
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April 20, 2009, 23:07
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Latest Cycling News for August 16, 2005

French climber David Moncoutié (Cofidis) will be one of the top favourites for the 38th Tour du...

French climber David Moncoutié (Cofidis) will be one of the top favourites for the 38th Tour du Limousin, which starts on Tuesday, August 16, and runs through until Friday, August 19. Moncoutié, winner of a stage in the last Tour de France, should enjoy the inclusion of La Bourboule, the first climb of over 1,000m that has been used in the race. In addition to Moncoutié, Christophe Mengin (Francaise des Jeux) and Hans Dekkers (Rabobank) are tipped to do well in the four-day, 700 km race, which is suited to an all rounder.

Teams: Bouygues Telecom, Française des Jeux, Agritubel, Auber 93, RAGT Semences, Bretagne Jean Floc'h, Equipe de France Espoirs, Rabobank, MrBookmaker.com, AG2R Prévoyance, Landbouwkrediet, Colnago Jartazi Revor, Crédit Agricole, Cofidis, Bridgestone Anchor.

The Stages

  • Stage 1 - August 16: Limoges - Saint-Vaury, 158.8km
  • Stage 2 - August 17: Sainte-Feyre - La Bourboule. 188.7 km,
  • Stage 3 - August 18: La Bourboule-Egletons, 179.2 km
  • Stage 4 - August 19: Saint-Gence - Limoges, 186.9 km
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