Without any change in the general classification or in the rest of the jerseys, the seventh stage of the Tour of Guadeloupe passed, won by the British cyclist Alfred George, while the Frenchman Benjamin Le Ny marches towards his first great title at just 24 years old.
Alfred George of the Vendée U team was fastest in a three-rider sprint, after riding 164.9 kilometers between Sainte-Rose and Petit-Bourg. Behind were the French Adrien Guillonnet (Hexagone – Corbas Lyon Métropole) and Loïc Laviolette (Team Madras Cycling), who finished second and third, respectively.
As for the points classification, the Frenchman Lucas Boniface continues ahead with 143 units, well away from the American Cade Bickmore with 89. As for the mountain section, there is a strong battle between a trio of Frenchmen: Damien Urcel (78), Benjamin Le Ny himself (67) and Alexandre Desroches (31).
The list of the best youngsters or under 23 category is headed by Alexandre Kess from Luxembourg, escorted by the Frenchman Alessio Cialone and the British Alfred George. Finally, the Hexagone – Corbas Lyon Metropole team (85:29:53) is ahead, with FRA Vendée U in second place (10:11 minutes away) and Team Madras Cycling in third place at 24:55 minutes.
The Caribbean round will continue this Saturday with the eighth fraction, a 12.5-kilometre individual time trial, starting at Vieux-Fort and ending at Le Mur de Saint-Claude. The successor to French Stéfan Bennett, last year’s champion, will be announced on Sunday in Baie-Mahault.
International Cyclist Tour of Guadeloupe (2.2)
Results stage 7 | Sainte-Rose–Petit-Bourg (164.9 km)
1.- Alfred George (Vendée U) 04:02:17
2.- Adrien Guillonnet (Hexagone-Corbas Lyon Metropole) 0:43
3.- Loïc Laviolette (Team Madras Cycling) m.t.
4.- Axel Talillandier Excelsior 0:50
5.- Bastien Duculty Team Madras Cycling 2:26