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American wins Route de France Féminine

Amber Neben and Mara Abbott at Redlands

Amber Neben and Mara Abbott at Redlands (Image credit: Mitch Friedman)

American Amber Neben won the Route de France Féminine Saturday after finishing with the pack on the final stage.

Going into the last stage, the American held a 1'04" over Russian Svetlana Bubnenkova (Fenixs - HPB). Although Bubnenkova did win the final sprint finish and would win the mountains classification, it wasn't enough to take the overall. Frenchwoman Maryline Salvetat (French National Team) finished third in the final classification at 1'34".

Neben's path to victory was set Wednesday, when she raced to a win in the Stage 4b time trial 1'07" head of Bubnenkova. Her team-mate Mara Abbott, was rewarded for her ongoing support of Neben during the eight stage event with a second place in the best young rider's classification.

For full coverage of the Route de France Féminine, click here.

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