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Boonen beats Wauters in IP

The 3000m individual pursuit match between Tom Boonen (Quick.Step) and Marc Wauters (Rabobank) in the Lotto-6 day in Hasselt finished with the World Champion taking the victory in a time of 3.36.00, just over three seconds quicker than Wauters. The latter suffered a mishap at the start when his foot came out of the pedal, but rallied and pushed Boonen all the way. In the final kilometre, Boonen stepped on the gas and won fairly comfortably.

"I found it pleasant," Boonen told "This is something a bit different. Of course I have no experience in this discipline. If I did, then I would have ridden five seconds faster."

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