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Bakelants wins Herentals criterium

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Gilbert, Greipel complete podium at post-Tour event

2013 Herentals criterium podium (L-R): Philippe Gilbert, Jan Bakelants and Andre Greipel

2013 Herentals criterium podium (L-R): Philippe Gilbert, Jan Bakelants and Andre Greipel

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One day after winning the Criterium De Nacht Van Peer, Tour de France revelation Jan Bakelants (RadioShack Leopard) claimed another post-Tour criterium in Herentals, Belgium.

In front of a partisan crowd, Bakelants outsprinted world champion Philippe Gilbert (BMC) from a two-man break to claim victory. German champion Andre Greipel (Lotto Belisol) finished third at six seconds ahead of Simon Gerrans (Orica-GreenEdge) and Matteo Trentin (Omega Pharma-QuickStep).

Brief Results
1 Jan Bakelants (Bel) RadioShack Leopard    
2 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
3 André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol    
4 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge    
5 Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick Step