Casper flies the Unibet.com name in GP Samyn

In the mist of legal battles between the ASO, UCI and team Unibet.com, it is nice to see solid...

In the mist of legal battles between the ASO, UCI and team Unibet.com, it is nice to see solid racing action, and what's more, a win by Frenchman Jimmy Casper, who rides for the very team caught up in controversy. Yesterday in Belgium, he took the victory in the Belgian Semi-Classic GP Samyn from a five-man sprint.

"It is the best way to react," said the 28 year-old to ANSA, regarding the exclusion of his team from the Paris-Nice and Tirreno-Adriatico. "To participate in the Three days of West-Vlaanderen is not really the same thing."

Casper, winner of Tour de France stage one, nipped Philippe Gilbert (Française Des Jeux), Bas Giling (Wiesenhof-Felt), Roger Hammond (T-Mobile) and Staf Scheirlinckx (Cofidis). It was the second year running for Belgian Gilbert to finish runner-up.

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