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Brenes holds form in Mergelland

Costa Rican Gregory Brenes continues with good success in his Euro Debut. The winner of the 2008 Vuelta a Costa Rica finished 37th, but was the second best rider of his Differdange team in the 1.1 race.

Brenes is focused on getting his preparation right. "After my debut at the races in France, I worked hard and slowly I got used to the race rhythm here in Europe." Besides the faster racing he also had to adapt to the weather. "Last weekend with the rain it was also pretty cold. But my form is alright," he said.

The race was won by Mauro Finetto of CSF Navigare. Robert Retschke, teammate of Brenes, was the best placed Differdange rider in 21st place. Both Retschke and Brenes finished in the peloton, 3:18 behind the winner.

Brenes, still eligible for the U23 category, will ride the Circuit des Ardennes and la Rhône Alpes Isere next.

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