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Final 10K: Stressful Bessèges Stage 1

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Final 10K: Großschartner Crashes In Stressful Finale Of Stage 1 - 2021 Etoile de Bessèges

Feb 4, 2021

Etoile de Bessèges is the first European stage race of the 2021 season. Unsurprisingly the fast and flat final 10 kilometers of stage 1 featured a handful of crashes as riders hurtled toward the uphill kick to the finish.

Felix Großschartner of Bora Hansgrohe was seen gingerly picking himself up, but the Austrian managed to limit his losses at the end of the day to only two seconds.

American Sean Bennett was seen helping his fallen Qhubeka ASSOS teammate Andreas Stokbro. Alberto Bettiol, who got second place in the 2020 edition of the race was caught behind the crash but managed to make it back to the front group before the finish.