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69th Paris-Camembert Lepetit - 1.1

France, April 15, 2008

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Valverde is the big cheese in Paris-Camembert

Valverde takes the win
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Spaniard Alejandro Valverde took home the big prize in the 69th edition of the Paris-Camembert Lepetit. The Caisse d'Epargne rider sprinted to victory ahead of Jérôme Pineau (Bouygues Telecom) and Benoît Vaugrenard (Française des Jeux) in the uphill finish, and was rewarded with a large wheel of the delicious, creamy soft cheese that is made in the region.

The 205 kilometre course was traversed at a high speed, nearly 45 kilometres per hour, thanks to a favourable wind and clear skies. After an early break of 13 was brought back by the Caisse d'Epargne and Bouygues Telecom teams, FdJ's Sandy Casar launched a promising attack on the mur des Champeaux with 10 kilometres to go, and built up a solid lead of nearly 20 seconds.

Casar, however, would be disappointed when he was caught within two kilometres from the line and then swamped in the uphill sprint, where Valverde powered to his second victory of the season after his win in the Tour of Murcia. The win confirmed the form of the Spaniard, who will look to improve on his second place finishes in the 2007 Liège - Bastogne - Liège and La Flèche Wallonne in the coming weeks.


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1 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                       
2 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                     
3 Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) Française des Jeux                               
4 Anthony Ravard (Fra) Agritubel                                           
5 Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                  
6 Jean Eudes Demaret (Fra) Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone               
7 Yann Huguet (Fra) Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone                      
8 Nicolas Roche (Irl) Crédit Agricole                                      
9 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Crédit Agricole                                     
10 Sven Renders (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                                  
11 Guennadi Mikhailov (Rus) Mitsubishi-Jartazi                             
12 Tony Gallopin (Fra) Auber 93                                            
13 Freddy Bichot (Fra) Agritubel                                           
14 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Française des Jeux                                
15 Janek Tombak (Est) Mitsubishi-Jartazi                                   
16 Jérémie Galland (Fra) Auber 93                                          
17 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                                 
18 Niels Brouzes (Fra) Auber 93                                            
19 Benoît Poilvet (Fra) Bretagne - Armor Lux                               
20 Johan Coenen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                                  
21 Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Française des Jeux                             
22 Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Crédit Agricole                                   
23 Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Crédit Agricole                                      
24 Guillaume Le Floch (Fra) Bretagne - Armor Lux                           
25 Julien Simon (Fra) Crédit Agricole                                      
26 Florian Guillou (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole                           
27 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) Auber 93                                        
28 Tomas Buchacek (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author                             
29 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Slipstream Chipotle Presented By H30               
30 Yann Pivois (Fra) Bretagne - Armor Lux                                  
31 Trent Lowe (Aus) Slipstream Chipotle Presented By H30                   
32 Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Française des Jeux                                
33 Daniel Martin (Irl) Slipstream Chipotle Presented By H30                
34 Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                          
35 Sébastien Duret (Fra) Bretagne - Armor Lux                              
36 Pierrick Fédrigo (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                 
37 Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                            
38 Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole                             
39 David Lelay (Fra) Bretagne - Armor Lux                                  
40 Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française des Jeux                                     
41 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Agritubel                                         
42 Oscar Pereiro Sio (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                                
43 Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux                                    
44 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone                
45 Vincent Jérôme (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                   
46 Francisco Perez Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                          
47 Daniel Moreno                                                           
48 Nicolas Portal (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne                                   
49 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                   
50 Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel                                            
51 Paul Moucheraud (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole                           
52 Christophe Laurent (Fra) Slipstream Chipotle Presented By H30           
53 Denis Robin (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole                               
54 Christophe Rinero (Fra) Agritubel                                       
55 Cédric Pineau (Fra) AG2r - La Mondiale                                  
56 Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                              
57 David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone                 
58 Huub Duyn (Ned) Slipstream Chipotle Presented By H30                    
59 Mickaël Chérel (Fra) Française des Jeux                                 
60 Allan Davis (Bel) Mitsubishi-Jartazi                                    
61 Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne                                   
62 Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                            
63 Jean-Marc Bideau (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole                          
64 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone                   
65 Mickael Larpe (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole                             
66 Aivaras Baranauskas (Ltu) Roubaix Lille Metropole                       
67 Nicolas Hartmann (Fra) Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone                
68 Blaise Sonnery (Fra) AG2r - La Mondiale                                 
69 René Andrle (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author                                
70 Stanislav Kozubek (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author                          
71 Morgan Chedhomme (Fra) Auber 93                                         
72 Mathieu Claude (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                   
73 Kilian Patour (Fra) Slipstream Chipotle Presented By H30                
74 Cycril Lemoine (Fra) Crédit Agricole                                    
75 Ignas Konovalovas (Ltu) Crédit Agricole                                 
76 Lucas Euser (USA) Slipstream Chipotle Presented By H30                  
77 Jonathan Patrick Mc Carty (USA) Slipstream Chipotle Presented By H30    
78 Benoît Salmon (Fra) Agritubel                                           
79 Noan Lelarge (Fra) Bretagne - Armor Lux                                 
80 Sven Nevens (Bel) Mitsubishi-Jartazi                                    
81 Jean-Charles Senac (Fra) AG2r - La Mondiale                             
82 Bart Vanheule (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                                 
83 Stéphane Augé (Fra) Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone                   
84 Nicolas Rousseau (Fra) AG2r - La Mondiale                               
85 Yoann Le Boulanger (Fra) Française des Jeux                             
86 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone                 
87 Jean Mespoulède (Fra) Auber 93                                          
88 Martial Ricci Poggi (Fra) Mitsubishi-Jartazi                            
89 Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) AG2r - La Mondiale                             
90 Kalle Kriit (Est) Mitsubishi-Jartazi                                    
91 Yohan Cauquil (Fra) Mitsubishi-Jartazi                                  
92 Vojtech Dlouhy (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author                             
93 Frantisek Kloucek (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author                          
94 Radek Becka (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author                                
95 Christophe Diguet (Fra) Auber 93                                        

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Past winners

Paris-Camembert (Trophée Lepetit)
2007 Sébastien Joly (Fra) Française des Jeux
2006  Anthony Geslin (Fra) Bouygues Telecom
2005 Laurent Brochard (Fra) Bouygues Telecom
2004 Franck Bouyer (Fra) Brioches La Boulangère 2003 Laurent Brochard (Fra) Ag2r-Prévoyance 2002 Marcus Ljungqvist (Swe) Team fakta 2001 Laurent Brochard (Fra) Jean Delatour 2000 Didier Rous (Fra) 1999 Fabio Fontanelli (Ita) 1998 Pascal Lino (Fra) 1997 Mauro Gianetti (Swi) 1996 Adriano Baffi (Ita) 1995 Andrej Tchmil (Mol) 1994 Armand De las Cuevas (Fra) 1993 Oleg Kozlitine (Kaz) 1992 Patrice Esnault (Fra) 1991 Brian Holm (Den) 1990 Thierry Marie (Fra) 1989 Andreas Kappes (Ger) 1988 Laurent Fignon (Fra) 1987 Mathieu Hermans (Ned) 1986 Kim Andersen (Den) 1985 Martial Gayant (Fra) 1984 Hubert Linard (Fra) 1983 Christian Jourdan (Fra) 1982 Christian Jourdan (Fra) 1981 Guy Gallopin (Fra) 1980 Pierre-Raymond Villemiane (Fra) 1979 Raymond Martin (Fra) 1978 Joop Zoetemelk (Ned) 1977 Hubert Linard (Fra) 1976 Bernard Hinault (Fra) 1975 Raymond Martin (Fra) 1974 Alain Santy (Fra) 1973 Regis Delephin (Fra) 1972 José Catieau (Fra) 1971 Gerard Moneyron (Fra) 1970 Georges Chappe (Fra) 1969 Raymond Riotte (Fra) 1968 Harry Stevens (Ned) 1967 Georges Chappe (Fra) 1966 Desire Letort (Fra) 1965 Pierre Everaert (Fra) 1964 Arie Den Hertog (Ned) 1963 Jacques Simon (Fra) 1962 Piet Rentmeester (Ned) 1961 Jean-Claude Annaert (Fra) 1960 Joseph Groussard (Fra) 1959 Nicolas Barone (Fra) 1958 Nicolas Barone (Fra) 1957 Joseph Groussard (Fra) 1956 René Fournier (Fra) 1955 Jean-Marie Cieleska (Fra) 1954 Gilbert Bauvin (Fra) 1953 Jean Gueguen (Fra) 1952 Robert Varnajo (Fra) 1951 Jean Baldassari (Fra) 1950 Ange Le Strat (Fra) 1949 Jean Rey (Fra) 1948 Raoul Remy (Fra) 1947 Robert Dorgebray (Fra) 1946 Paul Neri (Ita) 1944 Maurice De Muer (Fra) 1943 Victor Cosson (Fra) Paris-Vimoutiers, 1906-1942 1942 Joseph Goutourbe (Fra) 1939 Pierre Cloarec (Fra) 1938 Jean-Marie Goasmat (Fra) 1937 André Auville (Fra) 1936 Yvon Marie (Fra) 1935 Marcel Bat (Fra) 1934 Louis Thietard (Fra) 1906 Mary (Fra) Past winners by Mario Stiehl,