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Kittel claims Sparkassen Münsterland Giro

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Degenkolb and Boeckmans complete podium

Marcel Kittel (Skil-Shimano) sprinted to his 15th win of 2011 at the Sparkassen Münsterland Giro.

Marcel Kittel (Skil-Shimano) sprinted to his 15th win of 2011 at the Sparkassen Münsterland Giro.

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Marcel Kittel (Skil-Shimano) took his 15th win of the year, outsprinting German rival John Degenkolb for victory in the Münsterland Giro in Münster, Germany. Third place went to Kris Boeckmans of Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator.

Degenkolb, who usually rides for HTC-Highroad, rode the 191km today for the German national team. He will be Kittel's teammate at Skil-Shimano in the coming season.

The race was marked by a long break by Linus Gerdemann (Leopard Trek) and Josef Benetseder (Vorarlberg), who built up a lead of up to 6:30. Gerdemann won the five ranked climbs that the duo tackled on their escape to take the overall climbing title.

About 150km into the race the duo were joined by Pieter Serry (Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator) and Peter Schulting (Cycling Team Jo Piels). The sprinters' teams were determined to take control, though, and at the end of the first of three laps of the closing circuit to go, the field came together.

Full Results
1 Marcel Kittel (Ger) Skil - Shimano 4:24:44  
2 John Degenkolb (Ger) German National Team    
3 Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
4 Michael Kurth (Ger) Team Eddy Merckx - Indeland    
5 Yoeri Havik (Ned) Cyclingteam De Rijke    
6 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Leopard Trek    
7 Steffen Radochla (Ger) Nutrixxion Sparkasse    
8 Martin Reimer (Ger) Skil - Shimano    
9 Jesper Asselman (Ned) Rabobank Continental Team    
10 Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha Team    
11 Jasper Bovenhuis (Ned) Rabobank Continental Team    
12 Marek Rutkiewicz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice    
13 Marius Bernatonis (Ltu) Atlas Personal    
14 Remco Te Brake (Ned) Cyclingteam De Rijke    
15 Peter Kusztor (Hun) Atlas Personal    
16 Michael Schweizer (Ger) Nutrixxion Sparkasse    
17 Reto Hollenstein (Swi) Team Vorarlberg    
18 Fabian Schnaidt (Ger) Seven Stones    
19 Alexander Krieger (Ger) Team Heizomat    
20 Alexander Schmitt (Ger) Team Eddy Merckx - Indeland    
21 Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp    
22 Nicky Van Der Lijke (Ned) Rabobank Continental Team    
23 Geert Steurs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
24 Stefan Kirchmair (Aut) Tyrol Team    
25 Stefan Ganser (Ger) Team Eddy Merckx - Indeland    
26 Jacob Fiedler (Ger) Team NSP    
27 Christian Poos (Lux) Team Differdange - Magic-Sportfood.de    
28 André Benoit (Ger) Team Differdange - Magic-Sportfood.de    
29 Moreno Hofland (Ned) Rabobank Continental Team    
30 Peter Erdin (Swi) Atlas Personal    
31 Markus Eichler (Ger) Team NSP    
32 Sjoerd Kouwenhoven (Ned) Cyclingteam De Rijke    
33 Jonas Ljungblad (Swe) Team Differdange - Magic-Sportfood.de    
34 André Greipel (Ger) German National Team 0:00:04  
35 Frank Dressler-Lehnhof (Ger) Team Differdange - Magic-Sportfood.de    
36 Stijn Joseph (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
37 Mario Schoibl (Aut) Tyrol Team    
38 Julian Kern (Ger) Seven Stones    
39 Roy Curvers (Ned) Skil - Shimano 0:00:07  
40 Grischa Janorschke (Ger) Nutrixxion Sparkasse 0:00:08  
41 Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:00:32  
42 Johan Coenen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
43 Jimmi Sorensen (Den) Glud & Marstrand - LRO    
44 Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team NetApp    
45 Florian Monreal (Ger) Team Eddy Merckx - Indeland    
46 Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Rabobank Continental Team 0:00:36  
47 Rune Van Der Meijden (Ned) Cyclingteam De Rijke    
48 Kevin Predatsch (Ger) Thüringer Energie Team    
49 Bob Schoonbroodt (Ned) Cyclingteam De Rijke    
50 Adrian Honkisz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice    
51 Jan Oelerich (Ger) TT Raiko Argon 18 0:00:38  
52 Tomasz Kiendys (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice    
53 Bert Grabsch (Ger) German National Team 0:00:43  
54 Benjamin Sydlik (Ger) Nutrixxion Sparkasse    
55 Arne Hassink (Ned) TT Raiko Argon 18    
56 Daniel Klemme (Ger) German National Team    
57 Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano 0:00:46  
58 Timon Seubert (Ger) Team NetApp    
59 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Skil - Shimano 0:00:52  
60 Stefan Poutsma (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels 0:01:10  
61 Alexander Nordhoff (Ger) Seven Stones 0:01:29  
62 Fabian Thiel (Ger) Thüringer Energie Team    
63 Marius Jessenberger (Ger) Team Heizomat    
64 Tom Thill (Lux) Team Differdange - Magic-Sportfood.de    
65 Peter Schulting (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels    
66 Maurits Lammertink (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels    
67 Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team    
68 Kasper Linde Jorgensen (Den) Glud & Marstrand - LRO    
69 Michael Valgren Andersen (Den) Glud & Marstrand - LRO    
70 Stefan Poll (Aut) Team Vorarlberg    
71 Ike Groen (Ned) Cyclingteam De Rijke    
72 Silvan Dillier (Swi) Team Vorarlberg    
73 Sven Forberger (Ger) Team NSP    
74 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Rabobank Continental Team    
75 Wesley Kreder (Ned) Rabobank Continental Team    
76 Daniel Westmattelmann (Ger) Team Eddy Merckx - Indeland    
77 Rikke Dijkxhoorn (Ned) Cyclingteam De Rijke    
78 Luc Hagenaars (Ned) Team Eddy Merckx - Indeland    
79 Oscar Riesebeek (Ned) Rabobank Continental Team    
80 Jan Deutschmann (Ger) TT Raiko Argon 18    
81 Rafal Ratajczyk (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice    
82 René Obst (Ger) Team NSP    
83 Dominic Klemme (Ger) Leopard Trek    
84 Nico Schneider (Ger) Team Differdange - Magic-Sportfood.de    
85 Marten Klöpping (Ger) TT Raiko Argon 18 0:01:46  
86 Jarno Gmelich (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels    
87 Sander Armee (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
88 Rens Te Stroet (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels    
89 Eric Baumann (Ger) Team NetApp 0:02:10  
90 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Leopard Trek    
91 Marc Obkircher (Aut) Tyrol Team    
92 David Wöhrer (Aut) Tyrol Team    
93 Andreas Dietziker (Swi) Team NetApp    
94 Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team NetApp    
95 Troels Ronning Vinther (Den) Glud & Marstrand - LRO    
96 Matthias Bertling (Ger) Team Eddy Merckx - Indeland    
97 Emmanuel Van Ruitenbeek (Ned) Team Eddy Merckx - Indeland    
98 Lukasz Bodnar (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice    
99 Mateusz Taciak (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice    
100 Jonas Schmeiser (Ger) Team NSP    
101 Hans Joachim Benning (Ger) Seven Stones    
102 René Weissinger (Ger) Team Vorarlberg    
103 Lucas Schädlich (Ger) Team NSP    
104 Nicolas Baldo (Fra) Atlas Personal    
105 Morten Knudsen (Den) Team Differdange - Magic-Sportfood.de    
106 Philipp Ries (Ger) Team Heizomat 0:02:14  
107 Florian Salzinger (Ger) Atlas Personal    
108 Kenny De Ketele (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
109 Pieter Serry (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:02:16  
110 Geert Van Der Weijst (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels 0:02:32  
111 Sebastian Körber (Ger) Nutrixxion Sparkasse 0:03:00  
112 Julian Hellmann (Ger) Team Heizomat    
113 Stefan Cohnen (Ned) Team Differdange - Magic-Sportfood.de 0:03:07  
114 Raffael Freienstein (Ger) German National Team    
115 Harald Totschnig (Aut) Tyrol Team 0:03:26  
116 Josef Benetseder (Aut) Team Vorarlberg    
117 Jasper Hamelink (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels    
118 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Skil - Shimano 0:03:31  
119 Yukihiro Doi (Jpn) Skil - Shimano    
120 Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Team NetApp    
121 Bartlomiej Matysiak (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice 0:03:39  
122 Sylwester Janiszewski (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice    
123 Sebastian Forke (Ger) Nutrixxion Sparkasse 0:04:24  
124 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Leopard Trek 0:04:25  
125 Martin Weiss (Aut) Tyrol Team 0:04:26  
126 Arkimedes Arguelyes Rodriges (Rus) Katusha Team 0:04:48  
127 Thomas Koep (Ger) TT Raiko Argon 18 0:05:27  
128 Jasha Sütterlin (Ger) Thüringer Energie Team    
129 Patrick Oeben (Ger) TT Raiko Argon 18    
130 Rick Ampler (Ger) German National Team    
131 Christian Moberg Jörgensen (Den) Glud & Marstrand - LRO    
132 Sander Oostlander (Ned) Cyclingteam De Rijke    
133 Timo Thömel (Ger) Team NSP 0:05:51  
134 Pirmin Lang (Swi) Atlas Personal 0:06:24  
135 David Rosch (Ger) Atlas Personal    
136 Gabriel Chavanne (Swi) Atlas Personal 0:07:27