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Contador solos to second career Curaçao victory

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Alberto Contador (Astana) wins the Amstel Curaçao Race.

Alberto Contador (Astana) wins the Amstel Curaçao Race.
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Amstel Curaçao Race champion Alberto Contador celebrates on the podium with runner up Thor Hushovd, third placed Koos Moerenhout and Contador's Astana teammates.

Amstel Curaçao Race champion Alberto Contador celebrates on the podium with runner up Thor Hushovd, third placed Koos Moerenhout and Contador's Astana teammates.
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The Amstel Curaçao Race podium: Thor Hushovd (Cervélo TestTeam), 2nd; Alberto Contador (Astana), 1st; Koos Moerenhout (Rabobank), 3rd.

The Amstel Curaçao Race podium: Thor Hushovd (Cervélo TestTeam), 2nd; Alberto Contador (Astana), 1st; Koos Moerenhout (Rabobank), 3rd.
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The start of the Amstel Curaçao Race.

The start of the Amstel Curaçao Race.
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Mark Cavendish (Columbia-HTC) and Thor Hushovd (Cervélo TestTeam) sprint for a prime during the Amstel Curaçao Race.

Mark Cavendish (Columbia-HTC) and Thor Hushovd (Cervélo TestTeam) sprint for a prime during the Amstel Curaçao Race.
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Alberto Contador (Astana) wins the Amstel Curaçao Race with Thor Hushovd and Koos Moerenhout following close behind.

Alberto Contador (Astana) wins the Amstel Curaçao Race with Thor Hushovd and Koos Moerenhout following close behind.
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Alberto Contador (Astana) celebrates his victory with a bit of champagne.

Alberto Contador (Astana) celebrates his victory with a bit of champagne.
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Alberto Contador on the podium.

Alberto Contador on the podium.
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Koos Moerenhout (Rabobank) uncorks the bubbly.

Koos Moerenhout (Rabobank) uncorks the bubbly.
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Alberto Contador soloed to victory in the Amstel Curaçao Race.

Alberto Contador soloed to victory in the Amstel Curaçao Race.
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Koos Moerenhout launches an attack.

Koos Moerenhout launches an attack.
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Alberto Contador and Thor Hushovd in pursuit of Koos Moerenhout.

Alberto Contador and Thor Hushovd in pursuit of Koos Moerenhout.
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Alberto Contador (Astana) stands atop the Amstel Curaçao Race podium.

Alberto Contador (Astana) stands atop the Amstel Curaçao Race podium.
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Alberto Contador (Astana) celebrates his Amstel Curaçao Race victory.

Alberto Contador (Astana) celebrates his Amstel Curaçao Race victory.
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Alberto Contador (Astana) on the start line.

Alberto Contador (Astana) on the start line.
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The winning break (l-r): Koos Moerenhout, Alberto Contador and Thor Hushovd.

The winning break (l-r): Koos Moerenhout, Alberto Contador and Thor Hushovd.
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Dutch national champion Koos Moerenhout leads the winning break.

Dutch national champion Koos Moerenhout leads the winning break.
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Tour de France champion Alberto Contador won the Amstel Curaçao Race for the second time in his career.

Tour de France champion Alberto Contador won the Amstel Curaçao Race for the second time in his career.
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The peloton in action during the Amstel Curaçao Race.

The peloton in action during the Amstel Curaçao Race.
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Fränk Schleck, Mark Cavendish, Alberto Contador and Andy Schleck (l-r) await the start of the Amstel Curaçao Race.

Fränk Schleck, Mark Cavendish, Alberto Contador and Andy Schleck (l-r) await the start of the Amstel Curaçao Race.
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For the second time in his career, Spain's Alberto Contador (Astana) won the Amstel Curaçao Race in the Netherlands Antilles. The two-time Tour de France champion attacked his two breakaway companions, Thor Hushovd (Cervélo TestTeam) and Koos Moerenhout (Rabobank), just prior to the finish and soloed to victory. Tour de France green jersey winner Hushovd outsprinted Dutch road champion Moerenhout moments later to round out the podium.

Moerenhout launched the winning move when he attacked on the Juliana Bridge and was joined by Contador and Hushovd.

The sprint for fourth place was won by Mark Cavendish (Columbia-HTC) ahead of Kenny van Hummel (Skil-Shimano) and Edvald Boasson Hagen (Columbia-HTC).

Brief results
1Alberto Contador (Spa) Astana
2Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervélo TestTeam
3Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank
4Mark Cavendish (GBr) Columbia-HTC
5Kenny Van Hummel (Ned) Skil-Shimano
6Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Columbia-HTC

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