Keukeleire continues at Nokere-Koerse

Cofidis' Belgian Wunderkind does it again

21 year-old Belgian neo-pro Jens Keukeleire (Cofidis) won the Nokere Koerse race in Belgium on Wednesday, his third win of the season after just two months of racing as a professional.

Keukeleire beat Kris Boeckermans (Topsport Vlaanderen) and Bobbie Traksel (Vancasoleil) in a hectic sprint on a cobbled finish. The USA's John Murphy (BMC) emerged from the scrum to finish sixth in the sprint.

Despite his lack of experience and tender age, the Cofidis team decided to set up Keukeleire for the sprint and yet again he did not let them down. Keukeleire has already won the GP Samyn and the opening stage and the overall classification at the Ronde van West-Vlaanderen this season. He has also taken top ten placings in both the Volta au Algarve and the in the Challenge Mallorca.

"Last week I said my season had already been a success after two wins but now this happens: I'm super happy," Keukeleire said on television after his win.

"I was not that strong today and not the best in the peloton but in the final four kilometres I had four teammates working for me. That they're willing to ride for is incredible and did a great job."

The race was marked by a high-speed crash ten kilometres from the finish when Nico Eeckhout (An Post- Sean Kelly Team) went down.

Full Results
1Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Cofidis4:35:00 
2Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Colnago  
3Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cyclingteam  
4Kenny Dehaes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
5Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Colnago  
6John Murphy (Usa) BMC Racing Team  
7Stefan Van Dijk (Ned) Verandas Willems  
8Porsev Alexander (Rus) Itera Katusha  
9Danilo Wyss (Sui) BMC Racing Team  
10Roger Kluge (Ger) Milram  
11Rony Martias (Fra) Saur-Sojasun  
12Pieter Ghyllebert (Bel) An Post-Sean Kelly Team  
13Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racingteam  
14Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quickstep  
15David Boucher (Fra) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago  
16Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank  
17Steve Schets (Bel) Jong Vlaanderen-Bauknecht-Jartazi  
18Svein Erik Vold (Nor) Team Joker-Bianchi  
19Davy Commeyne (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago  
20Adam Blythe (Gbr) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
21Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cyclingteam  
22Simon Zahner (Sui) BMC Racingteam  
23Kasper Jebjerg (Den) Designa Kokken  
24Iljo Keisse (Bel) Quickstep  
25Michael Reihs (Den) Designa Kokken  
26Michael Schweizer (Ger) Team Nutrixxion Sparkasse  
27Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Colnago  
28Luc Hagenaars (Ned) Team Kuota Indeland  
29Egidijus Juodvalkis (Ltu) Palmans-Cras  
30Markus Eichler (Ger) Milram  
31Geert Steurs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Colnago  
32Gorik Gardeyn (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cyclingteam  
33Bert Scheirlinckx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago  
34Gerben Lowik (Ned) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
35Yoeri Havik (Ned) Van Vliet-EBH-Elshof  
36Jérémy Roy (Fra) Francaise des Jeux  
37Steve Houanard (Fra) Skil-Shimano  
38Robert Retschke (Ger) Team Differdange  
39Wim De Vocht (Bel) Milram  
40Remco Te Brake (Ned) Van Vliet-EBH-Elshof  
41Wilfried Cretskens (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
42Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank  
43Artur Gajek (Ger) Milram  
44Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank  
45Job Vissers (Ned) Skil-Shimano  
46Kim Lachmann (Ger) Team Nutrixxion Sparkasse  
47Joeri Calleeuw (Bel) Jong Vlaanderen-Bauknecht-Jartazi  
48Ole Haavardsholm (Nor) Team Joker-Bianchi  
49Jonas Ljungblad (Swe) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
50Frank Dressler (Ger) Team Differdange  
51Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Saur-Sojasun  
52Tobyn Horton (Gbr) Team Sprocket Pro Cycling  
53Matthé Pronk (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cyclingteam  
54Benjamin Verraes (Bel) Jong Vlaanderen-Bauknecht-Jartazi  
55Bert De Waele (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago  
56Jack Vermeulen (Ned) Van Vliet-EBH-Elshof  
57Timothy Vangheel (Bel) Palmans-Cras  
58Rob Goris (Bel) Palmans-Cras  
59Emmanuel Van Ruitenbeek (Ned) Team Kuota Indeland  
60Petr Ignatenko (Rus) Itera Katusha  
61Bart Van Haaren (Ned) Van Vliet-EBH-Elshof  
62Sven Vandousselaere (Bel) Jong Vlaanderen-Bauknecht-Jartazi  
63Kevin Verwaest (Bel) Jong Vlaanderen-Bauknecht-Jartazi  
64Thomas Berkhout (Ned) Van Vliet-EBH-Elshof  
65Hans Dekkers (Ned) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago  
66Jackson Stewart (Usa) BMC Racingteam  
67Mark Mc Nally (Gbr) An Post-Sean Kelly Team  
68Alexander Grad (Ger) Team Kuota Indeland  
69Stanislav Starodubsev (Rus) Itera Katusha0:00:15 
70Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quickstep  
71Cedric Coutouly (Fra) Saur-Sojasun  
72Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) Team Joker-Bianchi  
73Romain Matheou (Fra) Saur-Sojasun  
74René Joergensen (Den) Designa Kokken  
75Tristan Valentin (Fra) Cofidis0:00:19 
76Popov Evgeny (Rus) Itera Katusha0:00:21 
77Mitchell Docker (Aus) Skil-Shimano  
78Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Colnago  
79Steffen Radochla (Ger) Team Nutrixxion Sparkasse  
80Julien Simon (Fra) Saur-Sojasun0:00:25 
81Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis  
82Sergej Fuchs (Ger) Team Nutrixxion Sparkasse  
83Ronan Mc Laughlin (Irl) An Post-Sean Kelly Team  
84Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Skil-Shimano  
85Steven De Neef (Bel) Jong Vlaanderen-Bauknecht-Jartazi  
86Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank  
87Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank  
88Alexandre Moos (Sui) BMC Racing Team  
89Steven Van Vooren (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Colnago  
90Gregory Joseph (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Colnago  
91Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cyclingteam  
92alle Kriit (Est) Cofidis0:00:47 
93Thomas Fothen (Ger) Milram  
94Remi Cusin (Fra) Cofidis0:00:49 
95Romain Zingle (Fra) Cofidis  
96Tom Vanbecelaere (Bel) Palmans-Cras0:01:25 
97ominik Roels (Ger) Milram  
98Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank  
99Alexander Wetterhall (Swe) Team Sprocket Pro Cycling  
100Daniel Westmattelmann (Ger) Team Kuota Indeland  
101Dirk Finders (Ger) Team Kuota Indeland  
102Arnoud Van Groen (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cyclingteam  
103James Vanlandschoot (Bel) Verandas Willems  
104Kevin Van Melsen (Bel) Verandas Willems  
105Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Colnago  
106Maxim Debusschere (Bel) An Post-Sean Kelly Team  
107Wim Van Huffel (Bel) Team Worldofbike.gr  
108Solomennikov Andrey (Rus) Itera Katusha  
109Martin Mortensen (Den) Vacansoleil Pro Cyclingteam  
110Jimmi Soerensen (Den) Designa Kokken  
111Philipp Mamos (Ger) Team Nutrixxion Sparkasse  
112Geert Omloop (Bel) Palmans-Cras  
113Jean Zen (Fra) Palmans-Cras  
114Vegard Breen (Nor) Team Joker-Bianchi  
115Glenn D Hollander (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
116Kevyn Ista (Bel) Cofidis  
117Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Saur-Sojasun  
118Addy Engels (Ned) Quickstep  
119Jempy Drucker (Lux) Team Differdange  
120Christer Rake (Nor) Team Joker-Bianchi  
121Christophe Brandt (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
122Stefan Cohnen (Ger) Team Differdange  
123Wim Stroetinga (Ned) Milram  
124Joost Van Leijen (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cyclingteam  
125Chad Beyer (Usa) BMC Racingteam  
126Timothy Gudsell (Nzl) Francaise des Jeux  
127obert Wagner (Ger) Skil-Shimano  
128Mauro Facci (Ita) Quickstep  
129Brian Ligneel (Bel) Jong Vlaanderen-Bauknecht-Jartazi  
130Sergey Firsanov (Rus) Designa Kokken  
131Jack Anderson (Aus) Team Sprocket Pro Cycling  
132Vegaerd Robinson Bugge (Nor) Team Joker-Bianchi  
133Robin Steenuit (Bel) Verandas Willems  
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