Ster Elektrotoer 2010

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Jan 18, 2010
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1 Adam Hansen (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia 4:52:24
2 Laurent Beuret (Swi) CarmioOro NGC
3 Johan Coenen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
4 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:00:02
5 Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:00:03
6 Bram Schmitz (Ned) Van Vliet EBH Elshof
7 Dirk Bellemakers (Ned) Landbouwkrediet
8 Davide Vigano (Ita) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:00:21
9 Artem Ovechkin (Rus) Team Katusha
10 Kevin Neirynck (Bel) Landbouwkrediet

De Gentd, leukeamans - very strong riders and getting up there again.
 
Jan 11, 2010
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How did Rabo manage to phuck this up? Unbelievable.

edit: Ah, Rabosport mentions how the race unfolded. It's not as bad as I thought.
 
Jan 11, 2010
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jaylew said:
What was their excuse (I'm sure it's in Dutch)? I mean, they had 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, and 6th on GC!
You can hardly expect guys like Graeme Brown and Jos van Emden to do well in this kind of stage. They had two riders in the break, Weening and Kruijswijk, but when six riders escaped Weening was forced to do all the work. He managed to reduce the gap on the finishing climb, but obviously not enough.

Rabo had to do the work on two fronts, and well, apparently they couldn't. Would have been a different story if Boom and Langeveld were in the break, but such a break would never have happened.

It's not fantastic, but it's forgivable, I guess.
 
Jan 18, 2010
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TeamSkyFans said:
Downing seemed to have the legs to win that one, Maybe Henderson can repay him later in the year by doing some lead outs.

Final stage - top 3

1 Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 3:54:18
2 Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Team Katusha
3 André Greipel (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia


Adam Hansen won the overall for HTC.
 

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