CSC win ProTour team rankings

Danish team CSC came very close to winning Sunday's Paris-Tours, where both Kurt-Asle Arvesen and Stuart O'Grady made the podium after a dramatic finish. Arvesen lost the sprint for victory to Frederic Guesdon (Francaise des Jeux), while O'Grady won the bunch sprint ahead of Thor Hushovd (Crédit Agricole).

"The team did a fantastic job and we were well represented up front during the entire race, but you can't win them all, and Guesdon was the strongest rider today," admitted CSC sports director Alain Gallopin. "Having said that, I'm quite sure today's results mean we have won the ProTour team rankings for the second consecutive season." Indeed, CSC now leads the ranking by 37 points over Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears.

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