Kittel wins ProRace Berlin

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) TeamResult
1Marcel Kittel (Ger) Skil - Shimano3:50:50 
2Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Leopard Trek  
3Alexei Markov (Rus) Russian National Team  
4Rudiger Selig (Ger) German National Team  
5Florian Monreal (Ger) Team Eddy Merckx - Indeland  
6John Murphy (USA) BMC Racing Team  
7Henning Bommel (Ger) LKT Team Brandenburg  
8Grischa Janorschke (Ger) Nutrixxion Sparkasse  
9Luc Hagenaars (Ned) Team Eddy Merckx - Indeland  
10Timo Thömel (Ger) Team NSP  
11Theo Reinhardt (Ger) German National Team  
12Nikias Arndt (Ger) LKT Team Brandenburg  
13David Van Der Poel (Ned) BKCP - Powerplus  
14Blazej Janiaczyk (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
15Pirmin Lang (Swi) Atlas Personal  
16John Degenkolb (Ger) HTC-Highroad  
17Eric Baumann (Ger) Team Netapp  
18Blaz Furdi (Slo) Adria Mobil  
19Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
20Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
21Michael Schweizer (Ger) Nutrixxion Sparkasse  
22Alexander Schmitt (Ger) Team Eddy Merckx - Indeland  
23Philipp Ries (Ger) Team Heizomat  
24Joachim Tolles (Ger) TT Raiko Argon 18  
25Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
26Gatis Smukulis (Lat) HTC-Highroad  
27Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
28Wietse Bosmans (Bel) BKCP - Powerplus  
29Vaclav Hlavac (Cze) AC Sparta Praha  
30Joost Van Leijen (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
31Marco Haller (Aut) Adria Mobil  
32Kristjan Fajt (Slo) Adria Mobil  
33Matthias Friedemann (Ger) Champion System  
34Rostislav Krotky (Cze) AC Sparta Praha  
35Peter Kusztor (Hun) Atlas Personal  
36Marius Bernatonis (Ltu) Atlas Personal  
37Marcello Pavarin (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
38Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
39Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) HTC-Highroad  
40Mitja Mahoric (Slo) Adria Mobil  
41André Greipel (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
42Michael Kurth (Ger) Team Eddy Merckx - Indeland  
43Georg Tazreiter (Aut) Champion System  
44Robert Wagner (Ger) Leopard Trek  
45Björn Schröder (Ger) Nutrixxion Sparkasse  
46Victor Manakov (Rus) Russian National Team  
47Sven Vandousselaere (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
48Alexander Krieger (Ger) Team Heizomat  
49Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
50Jan Oelerich (Ger) TT Raiko Argon 18  
51Mart Ojavee (Est) Champion System0:00:07 
52Christian Patron (Bel) Team Eddy Merckx - Indeland  
53Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
54Joost Posthuma (Ned) Leopard Trek  
55Mathias Belka (Ger) TT Raiko Argon 18  
56Alexander Serov (Rus) Russian National Team  
57Marcel Kalz (Ger) German National Team  
58Martial Roman (Fra) Atlas Personal  
59Christian Mager (Ger) Team Heizomat  
60Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
61Roger Kluge (Ger) Skil - Shimano  
62Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team0:00:13 
63Niels Albert (Bel) BKCP - Powerplus  
64Thomas Fothen (Ger) Team NSP  
65Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team Netapp  
66Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team Netapp  
67Radomir Simunek (Cze) BKCP - Powerplus  
68Guillaume Bourgeois (Swi) Champion System  
69Jacek Morajko (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
70Philipp Walsleben (Ger) BKCP - Powerplus  
71Matt Brammeier (Irl) HTC-Highroad  
72Paul Voss (Ger) German National Team  
73Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
74David Boucher (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
75Rafal Ratajczyk (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
76Florian Salzinger (Ger) Atlas Personal  
77Roger Hammond (GBr) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
78Lucas Schädlich (Ger) Team NSP  
79Julian Dean (NZl) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
80Julian Hellmann (Ger) Team Heizomat  
81Nils Plötner (Ger) Team Heizomat  
82Jens Debusschere (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
83Evgeny Kovalev (Rus) Russian National Team  
84Frederik Willems (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
85Emmanuel Van Ruitenbeek (Ned) Team Eddy Merckx - Indeland  
86Matthias Mortka (Ger) Team NSP  
87Robert Bengsch (Ger) German National Team  
88Matej Gnezda (Slo) Adria Mobil0:00:24 
89Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Leopard Trek0:00:30 
90Jan Van Puyvelde (Ger) TT Raiko Argon 18  
91Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:00:37 
92Robert Retschke (Ger) Team Netapp0:00:41 
93Blaz Jarc (Slo) Adria Mobil0:00:46 
94William Clarke (Aus) Leopard Trek0:00:52 
95Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil - Shimano  
96Stuart O'grady (Aus) Leopard Trek0:01:03 
97Michael Albasini (Swi) HTC-Highroad  
98Andreas Klier (Ger) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
99Roy Curvers (Ned) Skil - Shimano0:01:17 
100Dieter Vanthourenhout (Bel) BKCP - Powerplus  
101Gorik Gardeyn (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
102Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Team Netapp0:01:59 
103André Schulze (Ger) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
104Benjamin Sydlik (Ger) Nutrixxion Sparkasse0:03:20 
105Robin Chaigneau (Ned) Skil - Shimano0:03:26 
106Mariusz Witecki (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice0:03:57 
107Arne Hassink (Ned) TT Raiko Argon 180:04:23 
108Ladislav Fabisovsky (Cze) AC Sparta Praha0:04:52 
109Jiri Nesveda (Cze) AC Sparta Praha  
110Dominik Ivo (Ger) TT Raiko Argon 180:05:54 
111Steffen Radochla (Ger) Nutrixxion Sparkasse0:07:01 
112Michael Weicht (Ger) LKT Team Brandenburg0:07:22 
113Tino Meier (Ger) LKT Team Brandenburg  
114Martin Hunal (Cze) AC Sparta Praha0:07:38 

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