Dutch parade for Tour winner Contador

Locals push hard on home turf

As is the privilege of being a Tour de France winner, Alberto Contador was the centre of attention in Surhuisterveen as he took out the city's post-Tour criterium ahead of Vacansoleil's Lieuwe Westra and Rabobank local boy Stef Clement.

Dutch riders were well-represented in the race, with the likes of Martijn Maaskant, Steven De Jongh and Niki Terpstra making an appearance for the large crowds that had gathered to see their Tour heroes.

With over six lap remaining the decisive break of seven formed; Contador, Westra, Clement, Maaskant, de Jongh, Renshaw and Terpstra made the cut and would fight out the finale.

Having made his way clear of the other six, on the final lap Contador managed to hold off Westra's spirited chase and hit the finish solo.

Arjan Stroetinga won the bunch sprint for eighth while Bauke Mollema finished 19th in his comeback race.


1Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana  
2Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil  
3Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank ProTeam  
4Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Team Garmin - Slipstream  
5Steven De Jongh (Ned) Quickstep  
6Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC  
7Niki Terpstra (Ned) Milram  
8Arjan Stroetinga (Ned)  
9Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Silence - Lotto  
10Ji Cheng (Chn) Skil-Shimano  
11Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Katusha  
12Theo Postma (Ned) Midi Center - Ruiter Wielerteam  
13Adriaan Helmantel (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels  
14Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank ProTeam  
15Marco Bos (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels  
16Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano  
17Han Feng (Chn)  
18Maint Berkenbosch (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels  
19Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank ProTeam  
20Jan-hendrik Westra (Ned) WV Otto Ebbens  
21Andries Weening (Ned) WV Woonexpo Kapenga  
22Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quickstep  
23Arnoud Van Groen (Ned) Vacansoleil  
24Wesley Kreder (Ned) Van Vliet - EBH Elshof  
25Gerben De Knegt (Ned) Rabobank Continental Team  
26Jasper Lenferink (Ned) Krolstone  
27Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank ProTeam  
28Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil  
29Bas Stamsnijder (Ned) Van Vliet - EBH Elshof  
30Arnoud Van Groen (Ned) Vacansoleil  
31Dennis Kreder (Ned) Van Vliet - EBH Elshof  


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