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Kittel wins ProRace Berlin

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Nizzolo, Markov complete podium

Marcel Kittel of Skil-Shimano continued his winning ways, winning the first edition of the ProRace Berlin. The German outsprinted Giacomo Nizzolo (Leopard Trek) and Alexei Markov (Russian National Team) to take his sixth win of the season.

“That was like a sightseeing tour of Berlin,” Kittel told the sid news agency. “It was a special experience and a great thing. I am already looking forward to next year.”

A six-man group got away away only 15 km into the race. The group of Steffen Radochla (Nutrixxion), Marcus Burghardt (BMC Racing Team), Andreas Klier (Garmin Cervelo), Michael Albasini (HTC-Highroad), David Boucher (Omega Pharma-Lotto) and Stuart O'Grady (Leopard Trek) built up a maximum lead of about 5:30 minutes. They were caught only with only a few kilometers left to go.

That set up the mass sprint finish, but such top names as Andre Greipel (Omega Pharma-Lotto) and John Degenkolb (HTC-Highroad) were not involved in it. Instead, the win went to Kittel. The 23-year-old most recently won four of the fives stages of the Four Days of Dunkirk.

Full Results

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Marcel Kittel (Ger) Skil - Shimano 3:50:50  
2 Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Leopard Trek    
3 Alexei Markov (Rus) Russian National Team    
4 Rudiger Selig (Ger) German National Team    
5 Florian Monreal (Ger) Team Eddy Merckx - Indeland    
6 John Murphy (USA) BMC Racing Team    
7 Henning Bommel (Ger) LKT Team Brandenburg    
8 Grischa Janorschke (Ger) Nutrixxion Sparkasse    
9 Luc Hagenaars (Ned) Team Eddy Merckx - Indeland    
10 Timo Thömel (Ger) Team NSP    
11 Theo Reinhardt (Ger) German National Team    
12 Nikias Arndt (Ger) LKT Team Brandenburg    
13 David Van Der Poel (Ned) BKCP - Powerplus    
14 Blazej Janiaczyk (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice    
15 Pirmin Lang (Swi) Atlas Personal    
16 John Degenkolb (Ger) HTC-Highroad    
17 Eric Baumann (Ger) Team Netapp    
18 Blaz Furdi (Slo) Adria Mobil    
19 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
20 Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
21 Michael Schweizer (Ger) Nutrixxion Sparkasse    
22 Alexander Schmitt (Ger) Team Eddy Merckx - Indeland    
23 Philipp Ries (Ger) Team Heizomat    
24 Joachim Tolles (Ger) TT Raiko Argon 18    
25 Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
26 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) HTC-Highroad    
27 Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
28 Wietse Bosmans (Bel) BKCP - Powerplus    
29 Vaclav Hlavac (Cze) AC Sparta Praha    
30 Joost Van Leijen (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
31 Marco Haller (Aut) Adria Mobil    
32 Kristjan Fajt (Slo) Adria Mobil    
33 Matthias Friedemann (Ger) Champion System    
34 Rostislav Krotky (Cze) AC Sparta Praha    
35 Peter Kusztor (Hun) Atlas Personal    
36 Marius Bernatonis (Ltu) Atlas Personal    
37 Marcello Pavarin (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
38 Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
39 Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) HTC-Highroad    
40 Mitja Mahoric (Slo) Adria Mobil    
41 André Greipel (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
42 Michael Kurth (Ger) Team Eddy Merckx - Indeland    
43 Georg Tazreiter (Aut) Champion System    
44 Robert Wagner (Ger) Leopard Trek    
45 Björn Schröder (Ger) Nutrixxion Sparkasse    
46 Victor Manakov (Rus) Russian National Team    
47 Sven Vandousselaere (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
48 Alexander Krieger (Ger) Team Heizomat    
49 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
50 Jan Oelerich (Ger) TT Raiko Argon 18    
51 Mart Ojavee (Est) Champion System 0:00:07  
52 Christian Patron (Bel) Team Eddy Merckx - Indeland    
53 Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
54 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Leopard Trek    
55 Mathias Belka (Ger) TT Raiko Argon 18    
56 Alexander Serov (Rus) Russian National Team    
57 Marcel Kalz (Ger) German National Team    
58 Martial Roman (Fra) Atlas Personal    
59 Christian Mager (Ger) Team Heizomat    
60 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team    
61 Roger Kluge (Ger) Skil - Shimano    
62 Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team 0:00:13  
63 Niels Albert (Bel) BKCP - Powerplus    
64 Thomas Fothen (Ger) Team NSP    
65 Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team Netapp    
66 Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team Netapp    
67 Radomir Simunek (Cze) BKCP - Powerplus    
68 Guillaume Bourgeois (Swi) Champion System    
69 Jacek Morajko (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice    
70 Philipp Walsleben (Ger) BKCP - Powerplus    
71 Matt Brammeier (Irl) HTC-Highroad    
72 Paul Voss (Ger) German National Team    
73 Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
74 David Boucher (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
75 Rafal Ratajczyk (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice    
76 Florian Salzinger (Ger) Atlas Personal    
77 Roger Hammond (GBr) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
78 Lucas Schädlich (Ger) Team NSP    
79 Julian Dean (NZl) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
80 Julian Hellmann (Ger) Team Heizomat    
81 Nils Plötner (Ger) Team Heizomat    
82 Jens Debusschere (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
83 Evgeny Kovalev (Rus) Russian National Team    
84 Frederik Willems (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
85 Emmanuel Van Ruitenbeek (Ned) Team Eddy Merckx - Indeland    
86 Matthias Mortka (Ger) Team NSP    
87 Robert Bengsch (Ger) German National Team    
88 Matej Gnezda (Slo) Adria Mobil 0:00:24  
89 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Leopard Trek 0:00:30  
90 Jan Van Puyvelde (Ger) TT Raiko Argon 18    
91 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team 0:00:37  
92 Robert Retschke (Ger) Team Netapp 0:00:41  
93 Blaz Jarc (Slo) Adria Mobil 0:00:46  
94 William Clarke (Aus) Leopard Trek 0:00:52  
95 Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
96 Stuart O'grady (Aus) Leopard Trek 0:01:03  
97 Michael Albasini (Swi) HTC-Highroad    
98 Andreas Klier (Ger) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
99 Roy Curvers (Ned) Skil - Shimano 0:01:17  
100 Dieter Vanthourenhout (Bel) BKCP - Powerplus    
101 Gorik Gardeyn (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
102 Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Team Netapp 0:01:59  
103 André Schulze (Ger) CCC Polsat Polkowice    
104 Benjamin Sydlik (Ger) Nutrixxion Sparkasse 0:03:20  
105 Robin Chaigneau (Ned) Skil - Shimano 0:03:26  
106 Mariusz Witecki (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice 0:03:57  
107 Arne Hassink (Ned) TT Raiko Argon 18 0:04:23  
108 Ladislav Fabisovsky (Cze) AC Sparta Praha 0:04:52  
109 Jiri Nesveda (Cze) AC Sparta Praha    
110 Dominik Ivo (Ger) TT Raiko Argon 18 0:05:54  
111 Steffen Radochla (Ger) Nutrixxion Sparkasse 0:07:01  
112 Michael Weicht (Ger) LKT Team Brandenburg 0:07:22  
113 Tino Meier (Ger) LKT Team Brandenburg    
114 Martin Hunal (Cze) AC Sparta Praha 0:07:38