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Paulissen doubles at Roc d'Azur

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Racers during stage 2

Racers during stage 2 (Image credit: Marius Maasewerd)
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Riders during stage 2

Riders during stage 2 (Image credit: Armin Küstenbrück)
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Julian Schelb at the front

Julian Schelb at the front (Image credit: Armin Küstenbrück)
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An aerial view of the peloton

An aerial view of the peloton (Image credit: Marius Maasewerd)
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The peloton rolls out after the start

The peloton rolls out after the start (Image credit: Marius Maasewerd)
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Alexandra Engen wins the eliminator

Alexandra Engen wins the eliminator (Image credit: Armin Küstenbrück)

World marathon champion Roel Paulissen won the popular season-ending Roc d'Azur marathon last weekend in the south of France with a time of 3:29:48. Dolphin-Trek racer Alban Lakata finished second, behind 2:48 and Stefan Sahm ended up only eight seconds further back in third.

Having a good weekend, Paulissen also won the cross country race, by just one second over Ivan Alvarez Gutierrez and by six seconds over Maxime Marotte. In the women's race, Elisabeth Osl proved fastest with a victory in 1:56:33, just under one minute ahead of Cecile Ravanel. Marielle Saner crossed the line in third.

See Cyclingnews' coverage of the Roc D'Azur including the marathon, cross country, enduro and downhill events.

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