Cycling - Vichot wins Haut-Var as Boom sprints to second stage

Arthur Vichot won the two-day Tour du Haut Var despite finishing second behind Lars Boom in a four-man sprint in Draguignan.

At the conclusion of the 207km stage, Blanco's Dutch rider Boom edged ahead of Frenchman Vichot (FDJ), with Italian Daniel Oss (BMC) and Boom's compatriot and team-mate Laurens ten Dam just behind.

Norway's Thor Hushovd (BMC), who impressed with a comeback victory in stage one on Saturday, was 14 seconds off the pace in sixth and 10s behind France's Pierrick Fedrigo (FDJ).

Hushovd ends the French mini-tour in fifth, with Boom and Ten Dam sharing winner Vichot's overall time.