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Nice one Zam - thanks.

Thanks also to Search for the profiles/maps.

Bouhanni's sprint finish is here:

This morning's break formed early, with Dimitri Le Boulch #bigmat and Thomas Vaubourzeix #pomme escaping, before being joined by Sébastien Duret #bretagne. 75 minutes in and the trio had 11 minutes over the bunch - not a situation that Orica or Lampre were happy with. They took up the chase, and by the halfway mark the gap was down to around 5 minutes. That's where it stayed for a little while longer - by the time they reached Plassinauds with 75km to go, the gap was 2'20", and with 50km to the finish Le Boulch had been dropped by his compatriots. The peloton were playing with the remaining pair, and once Duret and Le Boulch had been mopped up, Marco Minnaard #rabobank attacked. His attack didn't stick, but Vaubourzeix wasn't caught due to any inactivity on the part of the peloton. He put in a massive effort - setting off the local Gendarme's speed trap at 55 km/h. When FDJ, IAM and Vini Fantini finally did get into gear with 7km, they had a minute to close on the solo leader. But close it they did... with 2km to go Vaubourzeix's game was up, and all that was left was for Bouhanni #fdj to light the afterburners and take the win on the line from Benjamin Giraud #pomme and Maxime Daniel #sojasun.

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"Good luck to the technical teams at the Tour du Poitou-Charentes arrival zone. Orica-GreenEDGE have come with their BUS!!!"
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