This smaller 4 stage race ended today.

Stage one was between the two Cofidas riders with Bouhanni winning.
Stage two ended up Venturini of AG2R winning.
Stage three in the fog ended with Valverde winning over Navarro.
Stage Four ended in a partial field sprint catching Valverde and Sanchez in the final KMs with Roux (FDJ) winning.
Valverde won the overall as well.

Valverde gave his sprinter (Barbero) a lead out in stage one, won the queen stage, stage 3. Spent 70K in a break with LL Sanchez trying to stay away from the group and trying to help Sanchez get on the podium. After spending 70K in a break with Sanchez he then just mistimed his sprint and ended up finishing 2nd. It's likely if he'd have timed his sprint better he would have won the stage. He has now equaled his win total from last year. He still has half a season left to chase some more wins to equal his personal all-time win total of one season which is 15 and he achieved that in his 3rd season as a pro.

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