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Steegmans first in Holland

Gert Steegmans after a Paris Nice stage two victory

Gert Steegmans after a Paris Nice stage two victory (Image credit: AFP)

Gert Steegmans won the Profonde van Fryslan Wednesday in Holland. The Quick Step rider outsprinted German Marcel Sieberg (Team High Road) and the Dutchman Stefan Van Dijck (Mitsubishi-Jartazi).

"Once again the team did an extraordinary job," said a happy Steegmans after what was his fifth victory of the season. He has already won the Trofeo Calvia, stages one and two of Paris-Nice and stage two of the Four Days of Dunkirk.

"About 30 kilometres from the finish line we took control of the operation, keeping the rhythm high. This victory was a crowning achievement for splendid teamwork. Even [Wouter] Weylandt, in spite of his accident last Sunday did a great job."

Steegmans was already looking ahead to future contest. "Now it's time for me to concentrate on the Belgian tour in hopes of managing to do well. It's the home race, so it means a lot to me."

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