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2004 Etoile de Bessèges (2.1), France.

February 4 - February 8

Etoile de Bessèges podium history

Sunday, February 8: 5th and Final Stage, GP de Bessèges, Gagnieres - Bessèges, 148 km.

1. Jaan Kirsipuu (Ag2r) 3hr 12min 27sec
2. Saulius Ruskys (Oktos) s.t.
3. Stuart O'Grady (Cofidis) s.t.
4. Thor Hushovd (Credit Agricole) s.t.
5. Jo Planckaert (Mr. Bookmaker) s.t.

Final GC after stage 5:

1. Laurent Brochard (Ag2r) 18hr 10min 37sec. 746.6 km ridden at an average speed of 41.704 km/hr
2. Sylvain Calzati (Oktos) @ 8sec
3. Joseba Zubeldia (Euskaltel) @ 10sec
4. Staf Schierlinckx (Cofidis) @ 1min 26sec
5. Pierrick Fedrigo (Credit Agricole) s.t.
6. Pieter Mertens (Vlaanderen-T Interim) @ 1min 29sec
7. David Etxebarria (Euskaltel) @ 1min 30sec
8. Jerome Pineau (Brioches La Boulnagere) @ 1min 33sec
9. Thor Hushovd (Credit agricole) @ 10min 1sec
10. Stuart O'Grady (Cofidis) @ 10min 6sec
11. Tom Steels (Landbouwkrediet) s.t.
12. Jo Planckaert (Mr. Bookmaker) @ 10min 12sec
13. Janek Tombak (Cofidis) s.t.
14. Saulius Ruskys (Oktos) @ 10min 13sec
15. Angelo Furlan (Alessio) s.t.
16. Frederik Willems (Vlaanderen-T Interim) @ 10min 14sec
17. Carlos Dacruz (FDJ) @ 10min 15sec
18. Aart Vierhouten (Lotto-Domo) s.t.
19. Paolo Bossono (Lampre) @ 10min 18sec
20. Geert Verheyen (Chocolade Jacques) s.t.

Saturday, February 7: 4th and penultimate stage, Branoux le Taillades - Les Salles du Gardon, 150 km.

1. Laurent Brochard (Ag2r) 4hr 1min 24sec
2. Sylvain Calzati (Oktos) s.t.
3. Joseba Zubeldia (Euskaltel) s.t.
4. Pierrick Fedrigo (Credit Agricole) @ 1min 16sec
5. David Etxebarria (Euskaltel) s.t.

GC after Stage 4:

1. Laurent Brochard (Ag2r) 14hr 58min 10sec
2. Sylvain Calzati (Oktos) @ 8sec
3. Joseba Zubeldia (Euskaltel) @ 10sec
4. Staf Schierlinckx (Cofidis) @ 1min 26sec
5. Pierrick Fedrigo (Credit Agricole) s.t.
10. Thor Hushovd (Credit Agricole) @ 10min 1sec

Friday, February 6: Stage 3, Nimes - Les Fumades, 160 km.

1. Thor Hushovd (Credit Agricole) 3hr 55min 56sec
2. Magnus Backstedt (Alessio) s.t.
3. Carlos Dacruz (FDJ) s.t.
4. Stefan Van Dijk (Lotto) s.t.
5. Stuart O'Grady (Cofidis) s.t.

GC after Stage 3:

1. Thor Hushovd (Credit Agricole) 10hr 56min 42sec
2. Jaan Kirsipuu (Ag2r) @ 6sec
3. Tom Steels (Landbouwkrediet) @ 8sec
4. Stuart O'Grady (Cofidis) @ 9sec
5. Jo Planckaert (Mr. Bookmaker) @ 11sec

Thursday, February 5: Stage 2, GP de Palavas-les-Flots, 149 km.

1. Jan Kirsipuu (Ag2R) 3hr 27min 1sec
2. Angelo Furlan (Alessio) s.t.
3. Thor Hushovd (Credit Agricole) s.t.
4. Stefan Van Dijk (Lotto) s.t.
5. Jo Planckaert (Mr. Bookmaker) s.t.

GC after Stage 2:

1. Tom Steel (Landbouwkrediet) 7hr 4sec
2. Jaan Kirsipuu (Ag2r) s.t.
3. Thor Hushovd (Credit Agricole) @ 2sec
4. Jo Planckaert (Mr. Bookmaker)@ 3sec
5. Angelo Furlan (Alessio) @ 4sec

Wednesday, February 4: Stage 1, GP Marseille, 139 km.

1. Tom Steels (Landbouwkrediet) 3hr 43min 3sec
2. Jo Planckaert (Mr. Bookmaker) s.t.
3. Thor Hushovd (Credit Agricole) s.t.
4. Saulius Ruskys (Oktos) s.t.
5. Stefan Van Dijk (Lotto) s.t.