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Modolo on the podium: 3rd place in Villas les Dombes

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Modolo on the podium: 3rd place in Villas les Dombes

The 2nd stage of the Critèrium du Dauphinè (Le Bourget du Lac-Villars les Dombes 173 km) did not escape from the aims of the sprinters, after that Kennaugh anticipated the fast wheels in the opening day.

This time, the bunch chased the breakaway (Quemeneur, Teklehaimanot and Courteille) with perfect timing and, when the peloton was has become united, the sprinters' teams started the approaching procedure for the sprint.
Modolo reached the front position on the left side of the road, following Pozzato's wheel, and he was just behind the Mtn-Qhubeka's lead out train with Farrar and Boasson Hagne when the Norwegian athlete began a long sprint, but the LAMPRE-MERIDA's cyclist could not limit the overtaking by Bouhanni, who won the stage preceding Dumoulin and Modolo (photo Bettini, wearing the green jersey).

In the overall classification, Modolo is 2nd at 2" to Kennaugh.

"I thank my team because I received a perfect support - Sacha Modolo explained - My team mates helped me in getting on the wheels of the Mtn-Qhubeka's lead out train, but Bouhanni was in a better position, where he did not face the front wind, so he could exploit this advantage for obtaining the victory"