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Russian outsprints Geschke and Schorn

Pavel Brutt (Katusha) spent a lot of time alone off the front en route to winning the Volta Limburg Classic

Pavel Brutt (Katusha) spent a lot of time alone off the front en route to winning the Volta Limburg Classic

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Pavel Brutt (Katusha) won the 196km Volta Limburg Classic on Saturday. The Russian champion was in a breakaway all day, and cross the finish line first, defeating his rivals in a five-man sprint. Simon Geschke (Argos-Oil Shimano) and Daniel Schorn (NetApp) completed the podium.

"I'm very happy with this victory," said Brutt. "I felt in a good shape, I was in a breakaway from the beginning and in the end, I was able to anticipate the sprint and win by eight seconds."

Brutt broke away in the first kilometer with Bert-Jan Lindeman (Vacansoleil-DCM). The duo split after some time, as Lindeman couldn't continue with Brutt in the breakaway. The Katusha rider kept his pace and stayed alone at the head of the race, until he was eventually caught by four counter-attacking riders: Simon Geschke (Argos-Oil Shimano), Daniel Schorn (NetApp), Pieter Serry (Topsport Vlaanderen) and Marc De Maar (UnitedHealthCare).

The five-man group was able to stay off until the end. Then Brutt surprised his rivals by starting the sprint with 600m to go, and the others could not close the gap in time.

"Actually, I thought the bunch would catch us in the final circuit: but when I saw they didn't manage to, I tried to anticipate my sprint and luckily my rivals were surprised and they couldn't catch me. I'm very glad with this victory and my form," said Brutt.

"I had to withdraw from Tirreno-Adriatico because of a flu, so I had to take a break for some days to recover. Thanks to this win, I could prove to myself that it hadn't hindered me from good preparation for this race."

Full Results

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha Team 5:02:00  
2 Simon Geschke (Ger) Project 1T4I    
3 Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team Netapp    
4 Pieter Serry (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:00:04  
5 Marc De Maar (AHo) Unitedhealthcare Pro Cycling Team 0:00:05  
6 Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Katusha Team    
7 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM 0:00:08  
8 Alexey Tsatevitch (Rus) Katusha Team    
9 Sacha Modolo (Ita) Colnago - Csf Inox    
10 Rafai Chtioui (Tun) Team Europcar    
11 Reinier Honig (Ned) Landbouwkrediet    
12 Mark Christian (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly    
13 Johan Coenen (Bel) Team Differdange - Magic-Sportfood.De    
14 Leonardo Giordani (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia    
15 Kennith Vanbilsen (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly    
16 Rory Sutherland (Aus) Unitedhealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
17 Christopher Jones (USA) Unitedhealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
18 André Steensen (Den) Glud & Marstrand - Lro    
19 Yann Huguet (Fra) Project 1T4I    
20 Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team Netapp    
21 Bjorn Thurau (Ger) Team Europcar    
22 Sébastien Delfosse (Bel) Landbouwkrediet    
23 Huub Duijn (Ned) Cyclingteam De Rijke    
24 Petr Ignatenko (Rus) Katusha Team    
25 Maurits Lammertink (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels    
26 Andreas Dietziker (Swi) Team Netapp    
27 Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Rusvelo    
28 Christoph Pfingsten (Ger) Cyclingteam De Rijke    
29 Sander Armee (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
30 Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha Team    
31 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM 0:00:14  
32 Yukihiro Doi (Jpn) Project 1T4I    
33 Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM    
34 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:00:17  
35 Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Colnago - Csf Inox    
36 Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:00:19  
37 Andrea Di Corrado (Ita) Colnago - Csf Inox 0:01:04  
38 Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:04:12  
39 Maarten Neyens (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
40 Maarten de Jonge (Ned) Raiko Stölting 0:04:14  
41 Alexander Mironov (Rus) Rusvelo 0:04:15  
42 Dirk Bellemakers (Ned) Landbouwkrediet    
43 Stefan Ganser (Ger) Team Eddy Merckx - Indeland 0:04:20  
44 Olivier Pardini (Bel) Colba - Superano Ham    
45 Serguei Klimov (Rus) Rusvelo 0:04:23  
46 Emmanuel Van Ruitenbeek (Ned) Koga Cycling Team    
47 Ivan Rovny (Rus) Rusvelo    
48 Sergey Firsanov (Rus) Rusvelo    
49 Sander Oostlander (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels 0:05:00  
DNF Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM    
DNF Bert-Jan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM    
DNF Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM    
DNF Marcello Pavarin (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM    
DNF Martin Mortensen (Den) Vacansoleil-DCM    
DNF Maxim Belkov (Rus) Katusha Team    
DNF Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team    
DNF Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha Team    
DNF Brian Bulgac (Ned) Lotto Belisol Team    
DNF Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
DNF Mehdi Sohrabi (IRI) Lotto Belisol Team    
DNF Dennis Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
DNF Jetse Bol (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
DNF Theo Bos (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
DNF Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team    
DNF Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
DNF Coen Vermeltfoort (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
DNF Marco Coledan (Ita) Colnago - Csf Inox    
DNF Omar Lombardi (Ita) Colnago - Csf Inox    
DNF Andrea Pasqualon (Ita) Colnago - Csf Inox    
DNF Alfredo Balloni (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia    
DNF Christiano Benenati (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia    
DNF Thomas Bertolini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia    
DNF Roberto De Patre (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia    
DNF Davide Ricci Bitti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia    
DNF Joeri Bueken (Bel) Landbouwkrediet    
DNF Stefan Cohnen (Ned) Landbouwkrediet    
DNF Gilles Devillers (Bel) Landbouwkrediet    
DNF Kevin Peeters (Bel) Landbouwkrediet    
DNF Thomas Damuseau (Fra) Project 1T4I    
DNF Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Project 1T4I    
DNF Johannes Frohlinger (Ger) Project 1T4I    
DNF Thierry Hupond (Fra) Project 1T4I    
DNF Albert Timmer (Ned) Project 1T4I    
DNF Arkimedes Arguelyes Rodrigues (Rus) Rusvelo    
DNF Artem Ovechkin (Rus) Rusvelo    
DNF Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Rusvelo    
DNF Mathieu Claude (Fra) Team Europcar    
DNF Damien Gaudin (Fra) Team Europcar    
DNF Saïd Haddou (Fra) Team Europcar    
DNF Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar    
DNF Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team Europcar    
DNF Jan Barta (Cze) Team Netapp    
DNF Matthias Brandle (Aut) Team Netapp    
DNF Grischa Janorschke (Ger) Team Netapp    
DNF Kevin De Jonghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
DNF Tim Declerq (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
DNF Tim Mertens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
DNF Steven Van Vooren (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
DNF Arthur Vanoverberghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
DNF Jacob Keough (USA) Unitedhealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
DNF Philip Deignan (Irl) Unitedhealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
DNF Jay Thomson (RSA) Unitedhealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
DNF Boy Van Poppel (Ned) Unitedhealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
DNF Bradley White (USA) Unitedhealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
DNF Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) An Post - Sean Kelly    
DNF Roy Jans (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly    
DNF Sean-Patrick Downey (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly    
DNF Stijn Ennekens (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly    
DNF Sam Bennet (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly    
DNF Ronan Mc Laughlin (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly    
DNF Tom Goovaert (Bel) Colba - Superano Ham    
DNF Hamish Robert Haynes (GBr) Colba - Superano Ham    
DNF Kevin Suarez Martinez (Bel) Colba - Superano Ham    
DNF Rick Van Caldenborgh (Ned) Colba - Superano Ham    
DNF Sven Van Den Houte (Bel) Colba - Superano Ham    
DNF Mathias Van Holderbeke (Bel) Colba - Superano Ham    
DNF Timothy Vangheel (Bel) Colba - Superano Ham    
DNF Dion Beukeboom (Ned) Cyclingteam De Rijke    
DNF Mats Boeve (Ned) Cyclingteam De Rijke    
DNF Niek Boom (Ned) Cyclingteam De Rijke    
DNF Sjoerd Kouwenhoven (Ned) Cyclingteam De Rijke    
DNF Sebastiaan Pot (Ned) Cyclingteam De Rijke    
DNF Bob Schoonbroodt (Ned) Cyclingteam De Rijke    
DNF Pim De Beer (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels    
DNF Jasper Hamelink (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels    
DNF Bram Nolten (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels    
DNF Steven Lammertink (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels    
DNF Peter Schulting (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels    
DNF Sjors Roosen (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels    
DNF Lasse Bochman (Den) Glud & Marstrand - Lro    
DNF Patrick Clausen (Den) Glud & Marstrand - Lro    
DNF Mathias Gade Jacobsen (Den) Glud & Marstrand - Lro    
DNF Jesper Hansen (Den) Glud & Marstrand - Lro    
DNF Christian Moberg Jorgensen (Den) Glud & Marstrand - Lro    
DNF Rasmus Sterebo (Den) Glud & Marstrand - Lro    
DNF Jelmer Asjes (Ned) Koga Cycling Team    
DNF Wim Botman (Ned) Koga Cycling Team    
DNF Geert-Jan Jonkman (Ned) Koga Cycling Team    
DNF Bouke Kuiper (Ned) Koga Cycling Team    
DNF Jim Van Den Berg (Ned) Koga Cycling Team    
DNF Jurrien Bosters (Ned) Metec Continental Cyclingteam    
DNF Luc Hagenaars (Ned) Metec Continental Cyclingteam    
DNF Dries Hollanders (Bel) Metec Continental Cyclingteam    
DNF Paul Moerland (Ned) Metec Continental Cyclingteam    
DNF Flavio Pasquino (Ned) Metec Continental Cyclingteam    
DNF Elmar Reinders (Ned) Metec Continental Cyclingteam    
DNF Bob Van den Hengel (Ned) Metec Continental Cyclingteam    
DNF Jeffrey Wiersma (Ned) Metec Continental Cyclingteam    
DNF Johan Landström (Swe) Team    
DNF Christian Bertilsson (Swe) Team    
DNF Jonas Bjellmark, (Swe) Team    
DNF Jesper Dahlström (Swe) Team    
DNF Philip Lindau (Swe) Team    
DNF Michael Olsson (Swe) Team    
DNF Robert Pölder (Swe) Team    
DNF Edvin Wilson (Swe) Team    
DNF Remco Broers (Ned) Team Differdange - Magic-Sportfood.De    
DNF Jonas Ljungblad (Swe) Team Differdange - Magic-Sportfood.De    
DNF Alex Meenhorst (NZl) Team Differdange - Magic-Sportfood.De    
DNF Christian Poos (Lux) Team Differdange - Magic-Sportfood.De    
DNF Sascha Weber (Ger) Team Differdange - Magic-Sportfood.De    
DNF Patrick Bercz (Ger) Team Eddy Merckx - Indeland    
DNF Joop De Gans (Ned) Team Eddy Merckx - Indeland    
DNF Julian Hellmann (Ger) Team Eddy Merckx - Indeland    
DNF Alexander Nordhoff (Ger) Team Eddy Merckx - Indeland    
DNF Michael Kurth (Ger) Team Eddy Merckx - Indeland    
DNF Robert Retschke (Ger) Team Eddy Merckx - Indeland    
DNF Daniel Westmattelmann (Ger) Team Eddy Merckx - Indeland    
DNF Mathias Belka (Ger) Raiko Stölting    
DNF Yannick Bok (Ger) Raiko Stölting    
DNF Felix Dehmel (Ger) Raiko Stölting    
DNF Arne Hassink (Ned) Raiko Stölting    
DNF Jan Oelerich (Ger) Raiko Stölting    
DNF Nils Plötner (Ger) Raiko Stölting    
DNF Bjoern Schroeder (Ger) Raiko Stölting    
DNF Hool Glenn (Ned) Dutch National Team    
DNF Yannick Janssen (Ned) Dutch National Team    
DNF Jaap Kooijman (Ned) Dutch National Team    
DNF Luc Loozen (Ned) Dutch National Team    
DNF Bob Martens (Ned) Dutch National Team    
DNF Ritchie Motke (Ned) Dutch National Team    
DNF Wayne Stijns (Ned) Dutch National Team    
DNF Raymond Werst (Ned) Dutch National Team    
DNS Kevin Claeys (Bel) Landbouwkrediet    
DNS Frank Dressler (Ger) Team Differdange - Magic-Sportfood.De