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Galimzyanov prevails in Paris-Bruxelles

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Hutarovich, Ravard fill out podium

Denis Galimzyanov (Katusha) winner of Paris-Bruxelles

Denis Galimzyanov (Katusha) winner of Paris-Bruxelles

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Russian sprint stand-out Denis Galimzyanov confirmed his form ahead of the World Championships with a hard-fought victory in Paris-Bruxelles. The Katusha rider out-paced Yauheni Hutarovich (FDJ) and Anthony Ravard (AG2R La Mondiale) in the bunch sprint.

"Today everything was perfect on quite a hard course," said Galimzyanov. "We had to race for 220km, most of them with strong headwind. Fortunately, the team worked really well - my teammates were always at the front of the race."

It was the third win of the season for the 24-year-old, and made up for a string of podium finishes this year including a third place in the Memorial Rik Van Steenbergen earlier in the week.

The early breakaway of the day included Alessandro De Marchi (Androni Giocattoli), Daniele Ratto (Geox-TMC), Diego Caccia (Farnese Vini-Neri Sottoli), Jonathan Hivert (Saur-Sojasun), Matthieu Sprick (Skil-Shimano) and Jurgen van Goolen (Verandas Willems-Accent). They survived until approximately 40km to go.

A serious move threatened to ruin aspirations of a bunch sprinters when, on the day's seventh climb, the Bruine Put, a 21-strong group including Andre Greipel (Omega Pharma-Lotto) Romain Feillu and Borut Bozic (Vacansoleil-DCM) and Jens Keukeliere (Cofidis), got away.

Katusha attentively reeled in the move, and despite numerous late attacks, including one by Yohann Offredo (FDJ) on the final climb of the Keperenberg, brought the race back together with 4km to go.

BMC led for two kilometers for Norwegian champion Alexander Kristoff, but an attack with 1km to go by Vacansoleil stirred up the bunch. With 500m to go Haedo jumped, but only served to provide a perfect lead-out for Galimzyanov, as he launched his unbeatable sprint to the line.

Hutarovich could not match the Russian's speed and had to settle for second, while Ravard edged out Stefan Van Dijk to take the third and final podium spot.

Full Results

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team 4:51:35  
2 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ    
3 Anthony Ravard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
4 Stefan Van Dijk (Ned) Veranda's Willems - Accent    
5 Takashi Miyazawa (Jpn) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
6 Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
7 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team    
8 Daniele Colli (Ita) Geox-TMC    
9 Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
10 Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
11 Kevin Ista (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
12 Robbie Mcewen (Aus) Team RadioShack    
13 Joeri Stallaert (Bel) Landbouwkrediet    
14 Eric Baumann (Ger) Team Netapp    
15 Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis    
16 Sven Vanthourenhout (Bel) Landbouwkrediet    
17 Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
18 Kenny De Haes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
19 Kenneth Van Bilsen (Bel) Donckers Koffie - Jelly Belly    
20 Gaetan Bille (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Credit Agricole    
21 Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Saxo Bank Sungard    
22 Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Geox-TMC    
23 Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ    
24 Pier Paolo De Negri (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
25 Geert Verheyen (Bel) Landbouwkrediet    
26 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ    
27 David Gutierrez Gutierrez (Spa) Geox-TMC    
28 Marco Bandiera (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team    
29 Roger Kluge (Ger) Skil - Shimano    
30 Gael Malacarne (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
31 Luke Roberts (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard    
32 Romain Delalot (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
33 James Vanlandschoot (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent    
34 Giairo Ermeti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli    
35 Baden Cooke (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard    
36 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
37 Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) Landbouwkrediet    
38 David Tanner (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard    
39 Timon Seubert (Ger) Team Netapp    
40 Kurt Hovelynck (Bel) Donckers Koffie - Jelly Belly    
41 Benjamin Verraes (Bel) Jong Vlaanderen - Bauknecht    
42 Fabio Polazzi (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Credit Agricole    
43 Yuriy Krivtsov (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
44 Johan Coenen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
45 Geert Steurs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
46 Jan Tratnik (Slo) Quickstep Cycling Team    
47 Kevin Van Impe (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:00:09  
48 Huub Duyn (Ned) Donckers Koffie - Jelly Belly    
49 Laurent Mangel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
50 Jérémie Galland (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
51 Jure Kocjan (Slo) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis    
52 Daryl Impey (RSA) Team Netapp    
53 Bert De Waele (Bel) Landbouwkrediet    
54 Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
55 Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
56 Aldo Ino Ilesic (Slo) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis    
57 Simon Zahner (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:00:14  
58 Marko Kump (Slo) Geox-TMC    
59 Gilles Devillers (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Credit Agricole    
60 Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:00:16  
61 Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
62 Thomas Damuseau (Fra) Skil - Shimano    
63 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team    
64 Gorik Gardeyn (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
65 Ronan Van Zandbeek (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
66 Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ    
67 Yannick Martinez (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
68 Valeriy Kobzarenko (Ukr) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis    
69 Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
70 Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ    
71 Sander Armee (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
72 Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar    
73 Guillaume Le Floch (Fra) Team Europcar    
74 Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard    
75 Egidijus Juodvalkis (Ltu) Landbouwkrediet    
76 Laszlo Bodrogi (Fra) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis    
77 Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Katusha Team    
78 Edwig Cammaerts (Bel) Landbouwkrediet    
79 Gregory Habeaux (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent 0:00:29  
80 Eric Berthou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
81 André Greipel (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
82 Arnaud Labbe (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
83 Chris Butler (USA) BMC Racing Team    
84 Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
85 Martin Reimer (Ger) Skil - Shimano    
86 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar    
87 Richie Porte (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard    
88 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
89 Johan Le Bon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
90 Florent Barle (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
91 Wilfried Cretskens (Bel) Donckers Koffie - Jelly Belly    
92 Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:00:31  
93 Alexander Porsev (Rus) Katusha Team 0:00:33  
94 Olivier Pardini (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Credit Agricole    
95 Sven Jodts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:00:41  
96 Arnaud Gerard (Fra) FDJ    
97 Chad Beyer (USA) BMC Racing Team    
98 Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team    
99 Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha Team    
100 Steven De Neef (Bel) Jong Vlaanderen - Bauknecht    
101 Olivier Chevalier (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Credit Agricole    
102 Francesco Ginanni (Ita) Androni Giocattoli    
103 Joaquim Durant (Bel) Jong Vlaanderen - Bauknecht    
104 Thomas Bertolini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
105 Jean-Luc Delpech (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
106 Andy Cappelle (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
107 Julien Simon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
108 Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis    
109 Christophe Laborie (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
110 Mathieu Teychenne (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
111 Alberto Ongarato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
112 Manuele Boaro (Ita) Saxo Bank Sungard 0:00:49  
113 Alexander Efimkin (Rus) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis    
114 Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:01:03  
115 Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
116 Laurent Pichon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller 0:01:07  
117 Kévin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar    
118 Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) Veranda's Willems - Accent 0:01:18  
119 Thomas Degand (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent    
120 Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
121 Maxime Vantomme (Bel) Katusha Team 0:01:30  
122 Yann Huguet (Fra) Skil - Shimano 0:04:00  
123 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Katusha Team 0:04:10  
124 Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale    
125 Fabio Felline (Ita) Geox-TMC    
126 Elia Favilli (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
127 Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis 0:05:00  
128 Steven Van Vooren (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:06:10  
129 Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Androni Giocattoli 0:07:15  
130 Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:08:00  
131 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team RadioShack 0:08:20  
132 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Team RadioShack 0:11:00  
133 Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:13:00  
134 Rob Goris (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent    
135 Kevin Van Dyck (Bel) Jong Vlaanderen - Bauknecht    
136 Bjorn Selander (USA) Team RadioShack    
137 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team RadioShack    
138 Kevin Verwaest (Bel) Jong Vlaanderen - Bauknecht    
139 Alexander Mironov (Rus) Katusha Team    
140 Evgeny Shalunov (Rus) Team RadioShack    
141 Jesse Sergent (NZl) Team RadioShack    
142 David Boucher (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
143 Otavio Didier Bulgarelli (Bra) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
144 Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) FDJ    
145 Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Team Europcar    
146 Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
147 Jeroem Lepla (Bel) Jong Vlaanderen - Bauknecht    
148 Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent    
149 Michaël Baer (Swi) Team Netapp    
150 Koen Barbe (Bel) Landbouwkrediet    
151 Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Team Europcar    
152 John Murphy (USA) BMC Racing Team    
153 Omar Bertazzo (Ita) Androni Giocattoli    
154 Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) Geox-TMC    
155 Tomas Alberio (Ita) Geox-TMC    
156 Alexander Gottfried (Ger) Team Netapp    
157 Christophe Premont (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Credit Agricole    
158 Florian Guillou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
159 Stéphane Bonsergent (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
160 Roberto De Patre (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
161 Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Skil - Shimano    
162 Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Skil - Shimano    
163 Steve Schets (Bel) Donckers Koffie - Jelly Belly    
164 Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
165 Michael Vanderaerden (Bel) Donckers Koffie - Jelly Belly    
166 Sander Helven (Bel) Donckers Koffie - Jelly Belly    
167 Francesco Van Coppernolle (Bel) Jong Vlaanderen - Bauknecht    
168 Steven Caethoven (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent    
169 Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
170 Ramon Domene Reyes (Spa) Androni Giocattoli    
171 Joost Van Leijen (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
172 Jonas Vangenechten (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Credit Agricole    
173 Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli    
174 Frederik Willems (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
175 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Geox-TMC    
176 Diego Caccia (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli