Coupe de France, round three

The Grand Prix de la ville de Rennes was host to a 195.7-kilometre race that formed part of the Coupe de France, which runs through the entire French season. Rennes was location of the third round, with victory taken by the Ukrainian Mikhaylo Khalilov (Ceramica Flaminia-Bossini Docce) in a solo effort. He saved four seconds ahead of the main field, which was led home by Sébastien Chavanel (Française des Jeux).

Third-place finisher Jimmy Casper (Agritubel) was able to get the lead in the Coupe de France. Only French riders or riders riding for a French team will get points towards the series classification. Casper has now 39 points and a four-point lead over Chavanel and Italian Rinaldo Nocentini (Ag2r-La Mondiale). Chavanel took the maximum 35 points, with winner Khalilov receiving 0 points for not being French and not riding for a French team.

Aurélien Clerc (Bouygues Telecom) and Emilien-Benoît Berges (Agritubel) were following in fourth and fifth, with 26 and 25 points collected, respectively. The American outfit Slipstream Chipotle Presented By H30 also took part in the race, with Australian Christopher Sutton managing a 12th place.

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