Arashiro wins Tour du Limousin

AFP-JIJI

Yukiya Arashiro, riding for the Europcar team, on Friday won the Tour du Limousin despite finishing locked on the same time as French rival Jeremy Roy.

Arashiro finished second on the fourth and final stage, from Varetz to Limoges, 21 seconds behind FDJ-Big Mat rider Roy to leave both men on 16 hours, 48 minutes, 30 seconds.

But Arashiro was declared the winner by virtue of higher finishes on the previous three stages. The Japanese cyclist had finished third in the race in 2006 and 2008.