Moncoutie wins Route du Sud

David Moncoutie (Cofidis) wins the Route du Sud as Mitchell Docker (Skil-Shimano) takes the final stage.

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Agence France Presse

David Moncoutie (Cofidis) won the Route du Sud on Sunday.

Mitchell Docker (Skil-Shimano) won the third and final stage, a 189.3km leg from Lavour to Castres that was marred by several crashes. Sébastien Duret (Bretagne-Schuller) finished second with Johan Mombaerts (Auber 93) third, both in the same time.

Moncoutie, who first took the leader’s jersey after Saturday’s mountain time trial in the Pyrenees, claimed the overall title by 10 seconds over teammate Alexandre Geniez. Fortunato Baliani (Miche-Silver Cross-Selle Italia) rounded out the podium in third at 31 seconds.

Complete results

Quick results

Stage 3

  • 1. Mitchell Docker (Aus), Skil-Shimano, 4:46:15
  • 2. Sébastien Duret (Fra), Bretagne-Schuller, s.t.
  • 3. Johan Mombaerts (Fra), Auber 93, s.t.
  • 4. Jean Marc Marino (Fra), Saur-Sojasun, s.t.
  • 5. Frédéric Guesdon (Fra), Française des Jeux, s.t.
  • 6. Matthieu Sprick (Fra), Bbox Bouygues Telecom, s.t.
  • 7. Julien Berard (Fra), Ag2R La Mondiale, s.t.
  • 8. Julien Loubet (Fra), Ag2R La Mondiale, s.t.
  • 9. Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Esp), Caisse d’Epargne, s.t.
  • 10. Edwin Carvajal Jaramillo (Col), Miche-Silver Cross-Selle Italia, at 0:05
  • 11. Stéphane Poulhies (Fra), Saur-Sojasun, at 0:14

Final overall

  • 1. David Moncoutie (France), Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne, at 12:14:10
  • 2. Alexandre Geniez (France), Skil-Shimano, at 0:10
  • 3. Fortunato Baliani (Italy), Miche-Silver Cross-Selle Italia, at 0:31
  • 4. Pasquale Muto (Italy), Miche-Silver Cross-Selle Italia, at 0:39
  • 5. Przemyslaw Niemiec (Poland), Miche-Silver Cross-Selle Italia, at 0:39
  • 6. John Gadret (France), Ag2R La Mondiale, at 1:03
  • 7. Biel Kadri (France), Ag2R La Mondiale, at 1:04
  • 8. Damien Monier (France), Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne, at 1:23
  • 9. Rein Taaramae (Estonia), Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne, at 1:38
  • 10. Yury Trofimov (Russia), Bbox Bouygues Telecom, at 1:53

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