-supplied team Vacansoleil-DCM
achieved two podiums and a Top-5 position between Belgium and France on Saturday,
and Sunday, July 22nd
Supported by 50 Bianchi international dealers and “Celeste” staff, waiting for the final sprint on the Champs Elisées, Belgian Kris Boeckmans
placed fifth at Tour de France 20th and last stage in Paris, on Sunday, July 22nd.
It was the second Top-5 placing for Vacansoleil-DCM and Bianchi at “Grand Boucle”:
Kenny Robert Van Hummel
had clinched fourth in the stage sixth, on July 6th.
Former Dutch champion Pim Ligthart
went close to victory in the Tour of Wallonie's stage-1, taking second in the bunch sprint behind French Nacer Bounanni in
(Belgium) on July 21st. The day after, French Romain Feillu
sprinted for victories with Italians Napolitano and Appollonio, achieving the third position in the stage-2, 205.5 km from
After two stages Ligthart is sixth and Feillu tenth in the GC.
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