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Cycling.  Norwegian Idar Andersen wins the 22nd Boucles de l’Aulne – Cycling


It is a runner, to say the least, unknown in France who won the 22nd edition of the Boucles de l’Aulne, this Sunday in Châteaulin. The young Norwegian Idar Andersen, member of the Uno-X team (also Norwegian), defied the odds to win alone at the end of the 175 km course.

Aged 23, Andersen was able to take the right breakaway, a group of nine riders who came out about 75 km from the finish, which also included defending champion Stan Dewulf (AG2R Citroën) and the Bretons Romain Hardy (Arkéa-Samsic ) and Axel Mariault (Team U Nantes Atlantique). The former Norwegian junior champion (2017) and hopes (2018) then managed to get out of this breakaway alone 20 km from the line.

Herrada and Dewulf complete the podium

The other two places on the podium were decided in a sprint between the other members of the leading group, and in this game it was the Spaniard Jesús Herrada (Cofidis) who was the fastest, just ahead of Dewulf, who took the 3rd place a few months after his victory in the previous edition.

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