Kolobnev happy with Liège podium spot

Deep into the finale of Liège-Bastogne-Liège two Alexandres led the race, working together to hold off the pursuit by Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto), Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Caisse d'Epargne) and world champion Cadel Evans (BMC). The leading duo of Alexandr Kolobnev (Katusha) and Alexandre Vinokourov (Astana) managed to head into the last kilometre together, but Vino dropped Kolobnev with a last desperate attack in the final uphill section before the finishing straight.

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