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Farrar second again at Zeeland, wins everything else

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Cycling News
Published:
June 15, 2009, 0:04 BST,
Updated:
June 15, 2009, 1:14 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News, Monday, June 15, 2009

American wraps up race, Wagner takes stage win

Robert Wagner (Skil-Shimano) defeated a quality field at the Delta Tour Zeeland, taking victory in the third and final stage of the race in Terneuzen on Sunday. Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Slipstream) once again finished in second place, ahead of Saturday’s stage winner Alessandro Petacchi (LPR Brakes - Farnese Vini), but not Wagner.

For Farrar, second place on the 186km stage sealed a dominant victory in the Tour’s general classification. Victory in Friday’s prologue set up the win as the Garmin-Slipstream rider continued his good form, never finishing lower than second on the race’s road stages. Time bonuses meant that the 25-year-old extended his overall lead in the final stage to finish 11 seconds ahead of Petacchi. Wagner’s stage win moved the German up to claim third place on the final podium.

In addition to the overall, Farrar also claimed both the points and young rider classifications, completing an impressive weekend in the Netherlands for the rising sprint star.

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