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Sparkassen Giro 2009

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August 2, 2009

August 02, Sparkassen Giro-Men: Bochum - Bochum 180km

Cavendish victorious in Germany

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Cycling News
Published:
August 02, 2009, 22:31 BST,
Updated:
August 03, 2009, 13:55 BST

Cavendish earns 20th win of season

Mark Cavendish earned his twentieth victory of the season on Sunday with a win in the Sparkasse Giro in Bochum, Germany. The 24-year-old Brit outsprinted former teammate Gerald Ciolek (Team Milram) to take the 180-kilometre one-day race.

"It's an impressive result for Mark," said team manager Rolf Aldag. "He had a tough Tour de France and he's been winning all season, but the victories just keep coming. And this was not an easy race at all. It was held on a tough little circuit, with two short but hard climbs and then a fast descent to the finish, and on top of that it was raining most of the day.

"A break of five guys got away but in the last lap and a half we managed to bring things back together for Cavendish. He seems to be totally unbeatable in the sprints right now."

Despite having only five riders on the start line, Columbia-HTC covered all the attacks and kept the race under control for Cavendish. "It's really impressive when you consider we've just come out of a really successful Tour and all of the riders who took part for us in this race had taken part in the Tour," said Aldag. "Some guys just lose their way a little if they've done well there, but not Mark and not our team. So even if it's not a huge surprise when Cav wins a sprint, this victory shows he's still focused and concentrating on winning."

Results
1 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia - HTC 4:16:30  
2 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram    
3 Andreas Stauff (Ger) FC Rheinland-Pfalz/Saar Mainz    
4 Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo Test Team    
5 Robert Wagner (Ger) Skil-Shimano    
6 Eric Baumann (Ger) Team Nutrixxion Sparkasse    
7 Nico Eeckhout (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly Team    
8 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Jong Vlaanderen - Bauknecht    
9 Roy Curvers (Ned) Skil-Shimano    
10 Pieter Van Speybroeck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
11 Maximilian May (Ger) Thüringer Energie Team    
12 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
13 Dennis Pohl (Ger) Team Kuota - Indeland    
14 Oleksandr Martynenko (Ukr) ISD-Sport-Donetsk    
15 Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervelo Test Team    
16 Steven Van Vooren (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly Team    
17 Alexander Gottfried (Ger) Team Kuota - Indeland    
18 Christer Rake (Nor) Team Sparebanken Vest    
19 Frank Daniel Wagner (Ger) Seven Stones    
20 Jan Bakelants (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
21 David Hesselbarth (Ger) Heizomat Mapei    
22 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:00:05  
23 Philip Deignan (Irl) Cervelo Test Team    
24 Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Skil-Shimano    
25 Johan Coenen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
26 Jaco Venter (RSA) Trek - Marco Polo Cycling Team    
27 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram 0:00:08  
28 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram 0:00:11  
29 Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervelo Test Team    
30 Roy Hegreberg (Nor) Team Sparebanken Vest 0:00:14  
31 Markus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram 0:00:24  
32 Markus Eichler (Ger) Team Milram    
33 Björn Glasner (Ger) Team Kuota - Indeland    
34 Janek Tombak (Est) Cycling Club Bourgas 0:00:30  
35 Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC 0:00:49  
36 Lucas Schädlich (Ger) Thüringer Energie Team 0:01:04  
37 Ronan Mc Laughlin (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly Team    
38 Hans Bloks (Ned) Cycling Team Jo Piels    
39 Servais Knaven (Ned) Team Milram    
40 Edward King (USA) Cervelo Test Team    
41 Luke Roberts (Aus) Team Kuota - Indeland    
42 Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Trek - Marco Polo Cycling Team    
43 Nils Plötner (Ger) Heizomat Mapei    
44 David Deroo (Fra) Skil-Shimano    
45 Martin Prazdnovsky (Svk) Cycling Club Bourgas    
46 Sven Renders (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
47 Stefan Ganser (Ger) Team Kuota - Indeland    
48 Dirk Müller (Ger) Team Nutrixxion Sparkasse    
49 Mitchell Docker (Aus) Skil-Shimano    
50 Artur Gajek (Ger) Team Milram 0:01:10  
51 Michael Stevenson (Swe) Team Sparebanken Vest    
52 Logan Hutchings (NZl) Cinelli - Down Under    
53 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram 0:01:13  
54 Felix Rinker (Ger) Heizomat Mapei 0:02:08  
55 Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team Nutrixxion Sparkasse 0:04:06  
56 Guillaume Bourgeois (Swi) Atlas-Romer's Hausbäckerei 0:04:46  
57 Cornelius Van Ooijen (Ned) Cycling Team Jo Piels 0:04:54  
58 Anatoliy Pakthusov (Ukr) ISD-Sport-Donetsk    
59 Normunds Lasis (Lat) Cycling Club Bourgas    
60 Jahn Fredrik Grue (Nor) Team Sparebanken Vest    
61 Janick Wisler (Swi) Atlas-Romer's Hausbäckerei    
62 Geir Inge Berg (Nor) Team Sparebanken Vest    
63 Jiri Sibl (Cze) CK Windoor's Pribram    
64 Maxime Beney (Swi) Atlas-Romer's Hausbäckerei    
65 Marcel Barth (Ger) Thüringer Energie Team    
66 James Spragg (GBr) Trek - Marco Polo Cycling Team    
67 Lars Wackernagel (Ger) Team Nutrixxion Sparkasse    
68 Erki Pütsep (Est) Cycling Club Bourgas    
69 Patrick Bercz (Ger) Seven Stones    
70 Alexander Schmitt (Ger) Seven Stones 0:07:41  
71 Theo Eltink (Ned) Skil-Shimano    
72 Vitaliy Popkov (Ukr) ISD-Sport-Donetsk 0:08:39  
73 Florian Harbig (Ger) Thüringer Energie Team    
74 Florian Volk (Ger) Heizomat Mapei    
75 Tommy Nankervis (Aus) Cinelli - Down Under    
76 Mart Ojavee (Est) Cycling Club Bourgas    
77 Allar Karu (Est) Meridiana - Kalev Chocolate Team    
78 Jonas Schmeiser (Ger) Heizomat Mapei    
79 Tim Klessa (Ger) Team Kuota - Indeland    
80 Volodymyr Kogut (Ukr) ISD-Sport-Donetsk 0:10:03  
81 Rik Kavsek (Ned) Cycling Team Jo Piels 0:13:27  
82 Han Feng (Chn) Skil-Shimano    
83 Jakub Danacik (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author    
84 Filip Svestka (Cze) CK Windoor's Pribram    
85 Florian Frohn (Ger) Heizomat Mapei    
86 René Obst (Ger) Team Nutrixxion Sparkasse    
87 Grischa Janorschke (Ger) FC Rheinland-Pfalz/Saar Mainz    
88 Denys Karnulin (Ukr) ISD-Sport-Donetsk    
89 Erik Mohs (Ger) Team Nutrixxion Sparkasse    
90 Michael Kurth (Ger) Team Kuota - Indeland    
91 Philipp Klein (Ger) Thüringer Energie Team