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Selig sprints to victory

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Leopard Trek stagiaire prevails in Belgium

German stagiaire Rüdiger Selig (Leopard Trek) gave a fine demonstration of his finishing speed by sprinting to victory in Binche-Tournai-Binche/Memorial Frank Vandenbroucke on Tuesday. The 22-year-old outstripped Baden Cooke (Saxo Bank-Sungard) and Adrien Petit (Cofidis) to claim the win, his first since joining Leopard Trek in August.

A rapid finale to the 202km race saw Ben Hermans (RadioShack) and Bram Tankink (Rabobank) attempt to forge clear, but the pair were unable to put daylight between themselves and the peloton, and it all came down to the bunch finish.

Selig had shown signs of his form with a string of strong showings over the weekend at the Circuit Franco-Belge, and he transformed that growing confidence into victory with an assured sprint in Binche.

The German recently finished 4th in the under 23 road race at the UCI World Championships. One of the men who denied Selig a podium spot, silver medallist Adrien Petit, was also in the mix in Binche, but he could only manage third place, just ahead of Selig’s teammate Davide Viganò.

Full Results
1 Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Leopard Trek 4:21:35  
2 Baden Cooke (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard    
3 Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
4 Davide Vigano (Ita) Leopard Trek    
5 Roger Kluge (Ger) Skil - Shimano    
6 Ben Hermans (Bel) Team RadioShack    
7 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
8 Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
9 Thomas Vernaeckt (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent    
10 Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
11 Michaël Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
12 Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
13 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team    
14 Jonas Vangenechten (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Credit Agricole 0:00:03  
15 Davy Commeyne (Bel) Landbouwkrediet    
16 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Rabobank Cycling Team    
17 Yuriy Krivtsov (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
18 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team    
19 Roy Curvers (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
20 Eric Baumann (Ger) Team Netapp    
21 Christophe Laborie (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
22 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team RadioShack 0:00:07  
23 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
24 Tom Dernies (Bel) Lotto - Bodysol Pole Continental Wallon    
25 Saïd Haddou (Fra) Team Europcar    
26 Gorik Gardeyn (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
27 Edwig Cammaerts (Bel) Landbouwkrediet    
28 Marcello Pavarin (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
29 Jeroem Lepla (Bel) Jong Vlaanderen - Bauknecht    
30 Bert De Waele (Bel) Landbouwkrediet    
31 Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:00:11  
32 Evgeny Shalunov (Rus) Team RadioShack    
33 Arnaud Gerard (Fra) FDJ    
34 Anthony Ravard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:14  
35 Sébastien Delfosse (Bel) Landbouwkrediet    
36 Maxime Daniel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
37 Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Saxo Bank Sungard    
38 Dieter Cappelle (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent    
39 Axel Domont (Fra) Chambery Cyclisme Formation    
40 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Skil - Shimano    
41 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
42 Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Team Europcar    
43 Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
44 Zico Waeytens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:00:19  
45 David Boucher (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
46 Mathieu Teychenne (Fra) Chambery Cyclisme Formation    
47 Robin Chaigneau (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
48 Manuel Antonio Leal Cardoso (Por) Team RadioShack 0:00:26  
49 Kevin Van Impe (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
50 Evert Verbist (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent    
51 Sven Van Den Houte (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent    
52 David Veilleux (Can) Team Europcar    
53 Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ 0:00:30  
54 Rony Martias (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
55 Julien Vermote (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
56 Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team Netapp    
57 Gaetan Bille (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Credit Agricole    
58 Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
59 Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
60 Gert Dockx (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
61 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
62 Jetse Bol (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
63 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) FDJ    
64 Romain Lemarchand (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
65 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar    
66 Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano    
67 Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Team Europcar    
68 Jonathan Dufrasne (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Credit Agricole 0:00:42  
69 Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:00:45  
70 Reinier Honig (Ned) Landbouwkrediet 0:00:46  
71 Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:00:49  
72 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Leopard Trek 0:00:59  
73 Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ 0:01:00  
74 André Steensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard 0:01:02  
75 Joost Van Leijen (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:01:04  
76 Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard 0:01:14  
77 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:01:25  
78 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team 0:01:43  
79 Arnaud Labbe (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:02:07  
80 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team 0:02:11  
81 Tony Hurel (Fra) Team Europcar 0:02:42  
82 Damien Gaudin (Fra) Team Europcar 0:02:44  
83 Mitchell Docker (Aus) Skil - Shimano 0:05:59  
84 Francesco Van Coppernolle (Bel) Jong Vlaanderen - Bauknecht    
85 Willem Wauters (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:06:03  
86 Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
87 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team    
88 Christophe Premont (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Credit Agricole    
89 Olivier Pardini (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Credit Agricole 0:06:16  
90 Sibrecht Pieters (Bel) Jong Vlaanderen - Bauknecht    
91 Laurent Evrard (Bel) Lotto - Bodysol Pole Continental Wallon    
92 Frédérique Robert (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:06:22  
DNF Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale    
DNF Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale    
DNF Steve Houanard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
DNF Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
DNF Johann Tschopp (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
DNF Florent Barle (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
DNF Kevin Ista (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
DNF Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar    
DNF Mickaël Delage (Fra) FDJ    
DNF Steve Chainel (Fra) FDJ    
DNF Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ    
DNF Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ    
DNF Frédéric Amorison (Bel) Landbouwkrediet    
DNF Matti Helminen (Fin) Landbouwkrediet    
DNF Benjamin Gourgue (Bel) Landbouwkrediet    
DNF William Clarke (Aus) Leopard Trek    
DNF Brice Feillu (Fra) Leopard Trek    
DNF Boris Dron (Bel) Lotto - Bodysol Pole Continental Wallon    
DNF Axel Gremelpont (Bel) Lotto - Bodysol Pole Continental Wallon    
DNF Sven Vandousselaere (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
DNF Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
DNF Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
DNF Gert Steegmans (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
DNF Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
DNF Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
DNF Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team    
DNF Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
DNF Coen Vermeltfoort (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
DNF Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Team RadioShack    
DNF Robert Hunter (RSA) Team RadioShack    
DNF Jesse Sergent (NZl) Team RadioShack    
DNF Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
DNF Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
DNF Jean-Lou Paiani (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
DNF Mads Christensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard    
DNF Ran Margaliot (Isr) Saxo Bank Sungard    
DNF Gustav Larsson (Swe) Saxo Bank Sungard    
DNF Laurent Didier (Lux) Saxo Bank Sungard    
DNF Thierry Hupond (Fra) Skil - Shimano    
DNF Daryl Impey (RSA) Team Netapp    
DNF Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team Netapp    
DNF Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Team Netapp    
DNF Timon Seubert (Ger) Team Netapp    
DNF Andreas Dietziker (Swi) Team Netapp    
DNF Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team Netapp    
DNF Steven Van Vooren (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
DNF Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
DNF Tim Mertens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
DNF Dominique Cornu (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
DNF Stijn Devolder (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
DNF Maxim Belkov (Rus) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
DNF Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
DNF Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
DNF Thomas Degand (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent    
DNF Kevin Van Melsen (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent    
DNF Bram Schmitz (Ned) Veranda's Willems - Accent    
DNF Steven Caethoven (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent    
DNF Gilles Devillers (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Credit Agricole    
DNF Fabio Polazzi (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Credit Agricole    
DNF Justin Van Hoecke (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Credit Agricole