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Kittel wins Sparkassen Münsterland Giro

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Van Staeyen and Groenewegen round out top-three

Marcel Kittel (Argos-Shimano) won his second consecutive Münsterland Giro, taking the mass sprint ahead of Michael Van Staeyen (Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator) and Dylan Groenewegen (Cyclingteam De Rijke). Kenny Van Hummel of Vacansoleil-DCM was the second across the finish line, but the race jury relegated him to fifteenth place for irregular sprinting.

It was the 13th season win for the 24-year-old German sprinter, “a super successful season”.

Only ten kilometers into the race, Jan Barta (Team NetApp) and Benjamin Sydlik (Team Nutrixxion Abus) broke away from the field. The duo built up a lead of up to seven minutes. Sydlik was caught again whilst Barta continued on with Martin Mortensen (Vacansoleil-DCM) and Marco Minnaard (Rabobank Continental Team). Sprinters' teams Argos-Shimano and Lotto Belisol lead the chase, and with 20 kilometers to go, they were caught.

A mass crash with about 5 kilometers to go sent several riders to hospital. Michael Schweizer of Nutrixxion-Abus was the most seriously injured, staying overnight in hospital with concussion, bruises, and a cut on his chin which required stitches.

Full Results
1 Marcel Kittel (Ger) Team Argos - Shimano 4:26:54  
2 Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
3 Dylan Groenewegen (Ned) Cyclingteam De Rijke    
4 Moreno Hofland (Ned) Rabobank Continental Team    
5 Giorgio Brambilla (Ita) Leopard - Trek Continental Team    
6 Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
7 Joeri Stallaert (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Euphony    
8 Rudiger Selig (Ger) Germany    
9 Roy Sentjens (Bel) Cyclingteam De Rijke    
10 André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol Team    
11 Martin Weiss (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team    
12 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Garmin - Sharp    
13 Robbert De Greef (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels    
14 Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Garmin - Sharp    
15 Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
16 Tom Veelers (Ned) Team Argos - Shimano    
17 Julian Hellmann (Ger) Team Eddy Merckx - Indeland 0:00:10  
18 Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Belisol Team 0:00:13  
19 Kenny De Haes (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 0:00:16  
20 Roger Kluge (Ger) Team Argos - Shimano    
21 Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:00:19  
22 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Argos - Shimano 0:00:29  
23 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
24 Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:00:44  
25 Dennis Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 0:00:51  
26 Rick Zabel (Ger) Rabobank Continental Team 0:00:57  
27 Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team NetApp    
28 Michael Kurth (Ger) Team Eddy Merckx - Indeland    
29 Stefan Poutsma (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels    
30 Stefan Ganser (Ger) Team Eddy Merckx - Indeland    
31 Tom Vermeer (Ned) Nutrixxion Abus    
32 Dominik Hrinkow (Aut) Team Vorarlberg    
33 Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
34 Daniel Klemme (Ger) Germany    
35 Clemens Fankhauser (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team    
36 Florian Senechal (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
37 Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
38 Jarl Salomein (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
39 Gediminas Kaupas (Ltu) Team Differdange - Magic-Sportfood.de 0:01:05  
40 Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:01:26  
41 Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin - Sharp 0:01:57  
42 Baptiste Plackaert (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Euphony    
43 Gijs Van Hoecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
44 Jan Barta (Cze) Team NetApp    
45 Stefan Schäfer (Ger) Team NSP - Ghost    
46 Christoph Springer (Ger) Team Specialized Concept Store    
47 Marius Jessenberger (Ger) Team Heizomat    
48 Ivar Slik (Ned) Rabobank Continental Team    
49 Mark Schreurs (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels    
50 Jonas Ahlstrand (Swe) Team Argos - Shimano 0:02:08  
51 Remco Broers (Ned) Team Differdange - Magic-Sportfood.de 0:02:12  
52 André Steensen (Den) Glud & Marstrand - Lro 0:02:18  
53 Matthias Plarre (Ger) Germany 0:02:26  
54 Patrick Bercz (Ger) Team Eddy Merckx - Indeland    
55 Marco Minnaard (Ned) Rabobank Continental Team    
56 Alexander Khatuntsev (Rus) RusVelo    
57 Manuel Straub (Ger) Team Heizomat    
58 Kasper Linde Jorgensen (Den) Glud & Marstrand - Lro    
59 Jochem Hoekstra (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels    
60 Jacek Morajko (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
61 Martijn Tusveld (Ned) Rabobank Continental Team    
62 Sjors Roosen (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels    
63 Alexander Nordhoff (Ger) Team Eddy Merckx - Indeland    
64 Sergey Firsanov (Rus) RusVelo    
65 Steven Lammertink (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels    
66 Nikita Eskov (Rus) RusVelo    
67 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Sharp    
68 Nikolay Trusov (Rus) RusVelo    
69 Sjoerd Kouwenhoven (Ned) Cyclingteam De Rijke    
70 Frederique Robert (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 0:02:33  
71 Kevin Peeters (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Euphony    
72 Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team NetApp 0:03:25  
73 Martin Mortensen (Den) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
74 Joel Zangerle (Lux) Leopard - Trek Continental Team 0:03:52  
75 Vytautas Kaupas (Ltu) Team Differdange - Magic-Sportfood.de    
76 Norbert Durauer (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team    
77 Marc Obkircher (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team    
78 Fabio Silvestre (Por) Leopard - Trek Continental Team 0:04:52  
79 Jasper Bovenhuis (Ned) Rabobank Continental Team    
80 Pit Schlechter (Lux) Leopard - Trek Continental Team 0:04:54  
81 Fabian Schnaidt (Ger) Team Specialized Concept Store    
82 Julian Kern (Ger) Leopard - Trek Continental Team    
83 Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Argos - Shimano    
84 Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Argos - Shimano    
85 Zico Waeytens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
86 Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
87 René Weissinger (Ger) Team Vorarlberg    
88 Josef Benetseder (Aut) Team Vorarlberg    
89 Phillip Müller (Ger) Germany    
90 Max Walsleben (Ger) Germany    
91 Bob Schoonbroodt (Ned) Cyclingteam De Rijke 0:05:11  
92 Nicky Van Der Lijke (Ned) Rabobank Continental Team    
93 Marc Goos (Ned) Rabobank Continental Team    
94 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:05:36  
95 Yoeri Havik (Ned) Cyclingteam De Rijke    
96 Mario Vogt (Ger) Team Specialized Concept Store    
97 Jasha Sütterlin (Ger) Germany    
98 Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin - Sharp    
99 Valery Valynin (Rus) RusVelo    
100 Ike Groen (Ned) Cyclingteam De Rijke    
101 Thomas Scully (NZl) Garmin - Sharp    
102 Sven Forberger (Ger) Team NSP - Ghost    
103 Maximilian Kuen (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team 0:05:40  
104 Mario Schoibl (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team    
105 Harald Totschnig (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team    
106 Alexander Schmitt (Ger) Nutrixxion Abus    
107 Alexander Gottfried (Ger) Nutrixxion Abus    
108 Rick Ampler (Ger) Germany    
109 Nils Plötner (Ger) Raiko Stölting 0:05:52  
110 Thomas Koep (Ger) Raiko Stölting 0:05:57  
111 Jonas Schmeiser (Ger) Team NSP - Ghost    
112 Eugenio Alafaci (Ita) Leopard - Trek Continental Team 0:07:57  
113 Alexander Krieger (Ger) Team Heizomat 0:08:34  
114 Holger Burkhardt (Ger) Nutrixxion Abus 0:08:39  
115 Jacob Fiedler (Ger) Team NSP - Ghost 0:09:05  
116 René Obst (Ger) Team NSP - Ghost    
117 Sebastian Forke (Ger) Team NSP - Ghost    
118 Mats Boeve (Ned) Cyclingteam De Rijke 0:09:28  
119 Timo Thömel (Ger) Team NSP - Ghost