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Nys wins GP Stad Eeklo in sprint finish

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Belgian champion outkicks Meeusen and Meisen

The podium; Meussen, Nys, and Meisen

The podium; Meussen, Nys, and Meisen

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Sven Nys (Landbouwkrediet) took out the GP Stad Eeklo in Belgium on Sunday, outsprinting Tom Meussen (Telenet-Fidea) and Marcel Meisen (BKCP-Powerplus) in a three man sprint to the line.

Nys, who is the reigning Belgian champion worked with Meeusen and Meisen throughout the hour long race, building up an advantage from very early on after new world champion Niel Albert had been distanced.

Full Results
1 Sven Nys (Bel) Landbouwkrediet 0:59:08  
2 Tom Meeusen (Bel) Telenet-Fidea    
3 Marcel Meisen (Ger) BKCP-Powerplus    
4 Klaas Vantornout (Bel) Sunweb-Revor 0:00:05  
5 Dieter Vanthourenhout (Bel) BKCP-Powerplus    
6 Sven Vanthourenhout (Bel) Landbouwkrediet 0:00:15  
7 Vincent Baestaens (Bel) Landbouwkrediet 0:00:25  
8 Tim Merlier (Bel) Sunweb-Revor 0:00:28  
9 Laurens Sweeck (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - KDL 0:00:33  
10 Jan Denuwelaere (Bel) Style & Concept    
11 Niels Albert (Bel) BKCP-Powerplus 0:00:39  
12 Gianni Vermeersch (Bel) BKCP-Powerplus    
13 Tom Van Den Bosch (Bel) Team AA Drink-Leontien.nl 0:01:11  
14 Kenneth Van Compernolle (Bel) Style & Concept Cycling Team    
15 Floris De Tier (Bel) Baboco 0:01:16  
16 Jim Aernouts (Bel) Sunweb-Revor 0:01:24  
17 Daniel Peeters (Bel) 0:01:43  
18 Karel Hnik (Cze) Telenet-Fidea 0:01:48  
19 Arnaud Grand (Swi) Telenet-Fidea    
20 Martin Zlamalik (Cze) Landbouwkrediet - KDL 0:01:52  
21 Bart Hofman (Bel) 0:02:27  
22 Gianni Denolf (Bel) Baboco 0:03:15  
23 Steven De Decker (Bel) 0:03:19  
24 Bert De Wispelaere (Bel) 0:03:52  
25 Diether Sweeck (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - KDL 0:04:21  
26 Ritchie Denolf (Bel) Baboco    
27 Valentijn Van De Velde (Bel)    
28 Lorenz Couckuyt (Bel)