Selig sprints to victory

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
1Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Leopard Trek4:21:35 
2Baden Cooke (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard  
3Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
4Davide Vigano (Ita) Leopard Trek  
5Roger Kluge (Ger) Skil - Shimano  
6Ben Hermans (Bel) Team RadioShack  
7Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
8Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
9Thomas Vernaeckt (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent  
10Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
11Michaël Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
12Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
13Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team  
14Jonas Vangenechten (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Credit Agricole0:00:03 
15Davy Commeyne (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
16Maarten Wynants (Bel) Rabobank Cycling Team  
17Yuriy Krivtsov (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
18Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team  
19Roy Curvers (Ned) Skil - Shimano  
20Eric Baumann (Ger) Team Netapp  
21Christophe Laborie (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
22Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team RadioShack0:00:07 
23Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
24Tom Dernies (Bel) Lotto - Bodysol Pole Continental Wallon  
25Saïd Haddou (Fra) Team Europcar  
26Gorik Gardeyn (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
27Edwig Cammaerts (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
28Marcello Pavarin (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
29Jeroem Lepla (Bel) Jong Vlaanderen - Bauknecht  
30Bert De Waele (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
31Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:00:11 
32Evgeny Shalunov (Rus) Team RadioShack  
33Arnaud Gerard (Fra) FDJ  
34Anthony Ravard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:14 
35Sébastien Delfosse (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
36Maxime Daniel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
37Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Saxo Bank Sungard  
38Dieter Cappelle (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent  
39Axel Domont (Fra) Chambery Cyclisme Formation  
40Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Skil - Shimano  
41Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
42Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Team Europcar  
43Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
44Zico Waeytens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:00:19 
45David Boucher (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
46Mathieu Teychenne (Fra) Chambery Cyclisme Formation  
47Robin Chaigneau (Ned) Skil - Shimano  
48Manuel Antonio Leal Cardoso (Por) Team RadioShack0:00:26 
49Kevin Van Impe (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
50Evert Verbist (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent  
51Sven Van Den Houte (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent  
52David Veilleux (Can) Team Europcar  
53Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ0:00:30 
54Rony Martias (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
55Julien Vermote (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
56Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team Netapp  
57Gaetan Bille (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Credit Agricole  
58Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
59Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
60Gert Dockx (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
61Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
62Jetse Bol (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
63Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) FDJ  
64Romain Lemarchand (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
65Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar  
66Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano  
67Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Team Europcar  
68Jonathan Dufrasne (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Credit Agricole0:00:42 
69Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:00:45 
70Reinier Honig (Ned) Landbouwkrediet0:00:46 
71Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:00:49 
72Maxime Monfort (Bel) Leopard Trek0:00:59 
73Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ0:01:00 
74André Steensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard0:01:02 
75Joost Van Leijen (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:01:04 
76Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard0:01:14 
77Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:01:25 
78Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:01:43 
79Arnaud Labbe (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:02:07 
80Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:02:11 
81Tony Hurel (Fra) Team Europcar0:02:42 
82Damien Gaudin (Fra) Team Europcar0:02:44 
83Mitchell Docker (Aus) Skil - Shimano0:05:59 
84Francesco Van Coppernolle (Bel) Jong Vlaanderen - Bauknecht  
85Willem Wauters (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:06:03 
86Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Skil - Shimano  
87Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
88Christophe Premont (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Credit Agricole  
89Olivier Pardini (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Credit Agricole0:06:16 
90Sibrecht Pieters (Bel) Jong Vlaanderen - Bauknecht  
91Laurent Evrard (Bel) Lotto - Bodysol Pole Continental Wallon  
92Frédérique Robert (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team0:06:22 
DNFKristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale  
DNFMartin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale  
DNFSteve Houanard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
DNFSteve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
DNFJohann Tschopp (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
DNFFlorent Barle (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
DNFKevin Ista (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
DNFJerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar  
DNFMickaël Delage (Fra) FDJ  
DNFSteve Chainel (Fra) FDJ  
DNFThibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ  
DNFGeoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ  
DNFFrédéric Amorison (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
DNFMatti Helminen (Fin) Landbouwkrediet  
DNFBenjamin Gourgue (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
DNFWilliam Clarke (Aus) Leopard Trek  
DNFBrice Feillu (Fra) Leopard Trek  
DNFBoris Dron (Bel) Lotto - Bodysol Pole Continental Wallon  
DNFAxel Gremelpont (Bel) Lotto - Bodysol Pole Continental Wallon  
DNFSven Vandousselaere (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
DNFFrancis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
DNFJan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
DNFGert Steegmans (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
DNFKevin De Weert (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
DNFNikolas Maes (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
DNFGraeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team  
DNFRick Flens (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
DNFCoen Vermeltfoort (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
DNFGeoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Team RadioShack  
DNFRobert Hunter (RSA) Team RadioShack  
DNFJesse Sergent (NZl) Team RadioShack  
DNFArnaud Coyot (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
DNFCyril Lemoine (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
DNFJean-Lou Paiani (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
DNFMads Christensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard  
DNFRan Margaliot (Isr) Saxo Bank Sungard  
DNFGustav Larsson (Swe) Saxo Bank Sungard  
DNFLaurent Didier (Lux) Saxo Bank Sungard  
DNFThierry Hupond (Fra) Skil - Shimano  
DNFDaryl Impey (RSA) Team Netapp  
DNFDaniel Schorn (Aut) Team Netapp  
DNFMichael Schwarzmann (Ger) Team Netapp  
DNFTimon Seubert (Ger) Team Netapp  
DNFAndreas Dietziker (Swi) Team Netapp  
DNFCesare Benedetti (Ita) Team Netapp  
DNFSteven Van Vooren (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
DNFJelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
DNFTim Mertens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
DNFDominique Cornu (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
DNFStijn Devolder (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
DNFMaxim Belkov (Rus) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
DNFBjörn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
DNFBertjan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
DNFThomas Degand (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent  
DNFKevin Van Melsen (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent  
DNFBram Schmitz (Ned) Veranda's Willems - Accent  
DNFSteven Caethoven (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent  
DNFGilles Devillers (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Credit Agricole  
DNFFabio Polazzi (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Credit Agricole  
DNFJustin Van Hoecke (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Credit Agricole  
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