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Already winner of the 2nd stage in Mitzic, the French rider Jason Tesson did it again this Wednesday, January 25, by winning the 3rd stage which arrived in Mouila in a sprint. Here he is, the new leader of the Tropicale Amissa Bongo.
The third stage of the Tropicale Amissa Bongo which was disputed this Wednesday, January 25 between Lébamba and Mouila, in the department of Louetsi-Wano, was won by the Frenchman Jason Tesson. He had already imposed the day beforestill sprinting.
After 113 kilometers of racing, and numerous breakaway attempts, including that of Cameroonian Clovis Kamzong, the runner from the TotalEnergies team was the fastest. He beat Dane Alexander Salby (Bingoal WB) and his teammate Geoffrey Soupe.
Clovis Kamzong dreams of a stage victory like in 2020
« I tried again today, but we were caught 10 kilometers from the finish. Luck was not on our side “, testifies Clovis Kamzong at the microphone of our special correspondent, Olivier Pron. We remember that the Cameroonian had won the 4th stage between Lambaréné and Mouila in 2020, 190 kilometers long. And he has every intention of trying his luck again. ” Tomorrow will be long (Mouila-Lambarene, 190 km, ndlr) and I’m still going to try to get into a breakaway. I hope that the professionals will leave an opening for us to go to the end. Three years after my victory, I will try everything to do it again. I have legs “, he lets go before going to rest.
For TotalEnergies, this is a third victory in three days. The Moroccan Achraf Ed Doghmy, the first African rider of the stage, finished at the foot of the podium. If Jason Tesson, 25, had to wait before joining the high level, he marks with authority his debut with his new formation. Last season, he won three stages: the Four Days of Dunkirk, the Tour du Poitou-Charentes and the Boucles de la Mayenne.
In the general classification, it is now Jason Tesson who takes control of the 2023 edition of the Tropicale. Geoffrey Soupe and Cyril Barthe (Burgos BH) complete this 100% tricolor podium. The first African runner, Henok Mulueberhan (Eritrea) is in fourth place. On Thursday, the peloton will tackle the longest stage of the week with 190 kilometers on the programme, between Mouila and Lambaréné.