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Post-Tour Criteriums 2011

Date range:
July 25 - August 9, 2011

July 27, Sørlandsparken Grand Prix : Norway

Gilbert wins in Norway

By:
Cycling News
Published:
July 28, 2011, 11:35 BST,
Updated:
July 28, 2011, 12:45 BST

Riders remember victims of Norwegian attack

Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) on the podium with Fabian Cancellara and Thor Hushovd

Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) on the podium with Fabian Cancellara and Thor Hushovd

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Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) won the Sørlandsparken Grand Prix criterium in Norway on Wednesday night, edging out Fabian Cancellara (Leopard Trek) in a close two-rider sprint finish.

World champion Thor Hushovd (Garmin-Cervelo) won the sprint for third in his hometown event.

Also riding were Matti Breschel (Rabobank), Thomas De Gendt (Vacansoleil), Matt Lloyd (Garmin-Cervelo), Nicolas Roche (Ag2r-La Mondiale), Matt Brammeier (HTC-Highroad) and Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre-ISD).

All the riders wore black armbands and a minutes silence was held before the event to remember the victims of the recent Norwegian killings.