Selig sprints to victory

German stagiaire Rüdiger Selig (Leopard Trek) gave a fine demonstration of his finishing speed by sprinting to victory in Binche-Tournai-Binche/Memorial Frank Vandenbroucke on Tuesday. The 22-year-old outstripped Baden Cooke (Saxo Bank-Sungard) and Adrien Petit (Cofidis) to claim the win, his first since joining Leopard Trek in August.

A rapid finale to the 202km race saw Ben Hermans (RadioShack) and Bram Tankink (Rabobank) attempt to forge clear, but the pair were unable to put daylight between themselves and the peloton, and it all came down to the bunch finish.

Selig had shown signs of his form with a string of strong showings over the weekend at the Circuit Franco-Belge, and he transformed that growing confidence into victory with an assured sprint in Binche.

The German recently finished 4th in the under 23 road race at the UCI World Championships. One of the men who denied Selig a podium spot, silver medallist Adrien Petit, was also in the mix in Binche, but he could only manage third place, just ahead of Selig’s teammate Davide Viganò.

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Full Results
1Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Leopard Trek4:21:35
2Baden Cooke (Aus) Saxo Bank SungardRow 1 - Cell 2
3Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En LigneRow 2 - Cell 2
4Davide Vigano (Ita) Leopard TrekRow 3 - Cell 2
5Roger Kluge (Ger) Skil - ShimanoRow 4 - Cell 2
6Ben Hermans (Bel) Team RadioShackRow 5 - Cell 2
7Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 6 - Cell 2
8Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) Cofidis, Le Credit En LigneRow 7 - Cell 2
9Thomas Vernaeckt (Bel) Veranda's Willems - AccentRow 8 - Cell 2
10Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - SojasunRow 9 - Cell 2
11Michaël Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - MercatorRow 10 - Cell 2
12Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 11 - Cell 2
13Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing TeamRow 12 - Cell 2
14Jonas Vangenechten (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Credit Agricole0:00:03
15Davy Commeyne (Bel) LandbouwkredietRow 14 - Cell 2
16Maarten Wynants (Bel) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 15 - Cell 2
17Yuriy Krivtsov (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 16 - Cell 2
18Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling TeamRow 17 - Cell 2
19Roy Curvers (Ned) Skil - ShimanoRow 18 - Cell 2
20Eric Baumann (Ger) Team NetappRow 19 - Cell 2
21Christophe Laborie (Fra) Saur - SojasunRow 20 - Cell 2
22Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team RadioShack0:00:07
23Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quickstep Cycling TeamRow 22 - Cell 2
24Tom Dernies (Bel) Lotto - Bodysol Pole Continental WallonRow 23 - Cell 2
25Saïd Haddou (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 24 - Cell 2
26Gorik Gardeyn (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 25 - Cell 2
27Edwig Cammaerts (Bel) LandbouwkredietRow 26 - Cell 2
28Marcello Pavarin (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 27 - Cell 2
29Jeroem Lepla (Bel) Jong Vlaanderen - BauknechtRow 28 - Cell 2
30Bert De Waele (Bel) LandbouwkredietRow 29 - Cell 2
31Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:00:11
32Evgeny Shalunov (Rus) Team RadioShackRow 31 - Cell 2
33Arnaud Gerard (Fra) FDJRow 32 - Cell 2
34Anthony Ravard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:14
35Sébastien Delfosse (Bel) LandbouwkredietRow 34 - Cell 2
36Maxime Daniel (Fra) Saur - SojasunRow 35 - Cell 2
37Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Saxo Bank SungardRow 36 - Cell 2
38Dieter Cappelle (Bel) Veranda's Willems - AccentRow 37 - Cell 2
39Axel Domont (Fra) Chambery Cyclisme FormationRow 38 - Cell 2
40Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Skil - ShimanoRow 39 - Cell 2
41Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 40 - Cell 2
42Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 41 - Cell 2
43Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En LigneRow 42 - Cell 2
44Zico Waeytens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:00:19
45David Boucher (Fra) Omega Pharma-LottoRow 44 - Cell 2
46Mathieu Teychenne (Fra) Chambery Cyclisme FormationRow 45 - Cell 2
47Robin Chaigneau (Ned) Skil - ShimanoRow 46 - Cell 2
48Manuel Antonio Leal Cardoso (Por) Team RadioShack0:00:26
49Kevin Van Impe (Bel) Quickstep Cycling TeamRow 48 - Cell 2
50Evert Verbist (Bel) Veranda's Willems - AccentRow 49 - Cell 2
51Sven Van Den Houte (Bel) Veranda's Willems - AccentRow 50 - Cell 2
52David Veilleux (Can) Team EuropcarRow 51 - Cell 2
53Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ0:00:30
54Rony Martias (Fra) Saur - SojasunRow 53 - Cell 2
55Julien Vermote (Bel) Quickstep Cycling TeamRow 54 - Cell 2
56Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team NetappRow 55 - Cell 2
57Gaetan Bille (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Credit AgricoleRow 56 - Cell 2
58Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) Omega Pharma-LottoRow 57 - Cell 2
59Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - MercatorRow 58 - Cell 2
60Gert Dockx (Bel) Omega Pharma-LottoRow 59 - Cell 2
61Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Omega Pharma-LottoRow 60 - Cell 2
62Jetse Bol (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 61 - Cell 2
63Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) FDJRow 62 - Cell 2
64Romain Lemarchand (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 63 - Cell 2
65Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 64 - Cell 2
66Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - ShimanoRow 65 - Cell 2
67Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 66 - Cell 2
68Jonathan Dufrasne (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Credit Agricole0:00:42
69Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:00:45
70Reinier Honig (Ned) Landbouwkrediet0:00:46
71Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:00:49
72Maxime Monfort (Bel) Leopard Trek0:00:59
73Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ0:01:00
74André Steensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard0:01:02
75Joost Van Leijen (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:01:04
76Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard0:01:14
77Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:01:25
78Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:01:43
79Arnaud Labbe (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:02:07
80Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:02:11
81Tony Hurel (Fra) Team Europcar0:02:42
82Damien Gaudin (Fra) Team Europcar0:02:44
83Mitchell Docker (Aus) Skil - Shimano0:05:59
84Francesco Van Coppernolle (Bel) Jong Vlaanderen - BauknechtRow 83 - Cell 2
85Willem Wauters (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:06:03
86Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Skil - ShimanoRow 85 - Cell 2
87Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing TeamRow 86 - Cell 2
88Christophe Premont (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Credit AgricoleRow 87 - Cell 2
89Olivier Pardini (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Credit Agricole0:06:16
90Sibrecht Pieters (Bel) Jong Vlaanderen - BauknechtRow 89 - Cell 2
91Laurent Evrard (Bel) Lotto - Bodysol Pole Continental WallonRow 90 - Cell 2
92Frédérique Robert (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team0:06:22
DNFKristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R La MondialeRow 92 - Cell 2
DNFMartin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La MondialeRow 93 - Cell 2
DNFSteve Houanard (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 94 - Cell 2
DNFSteve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 95 - Cell 2
DNFJohann Tschopp (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 96 - Cell 2
DNFFlorent Barle (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En LigneRow 97 - Cell 2
DNFKevin Ista (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En LigneRow 98 - Cell 2
DNFJerome Cousin (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 99 - Cell 2
DNFMickaël Delage (Fra) FDJRow 100 - Cell 2
DNFSteve Chainel (Fra) FDJRow 101 - Cell 2
DNFThibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJRow 102 - Cell 2
DNFGeoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJRow 103 - Cell 2
DNFFrédéric Amorison (Bel) LandbouwkredietRow 104 - Cell 2
DNFMatti Helminen (Fin) LandbouwkredietRow 105 - Cell 2
DNFBenjamin Gourgue (Bel) LandbouwkredietRow 106 - Cell 2
DNFWilliam Clarke (Aus) Leopard TrekRow 107 - Cell 2
DNFBrice Feillu (Fra) Leopard TrekRow 108 - Cell 2
DNFBoris Dron (Bel) Lotto - Bodysol Pole Continental WallonRow 109 - Cell 2
DNFAxel Gremelpont (Bel) Lotto - Bodysol Pole Continental WallonRow 110 - Cell 2
DNFSven Vandousselaere (Bel) Omega Pharma-LottoRow 111 - Cell 2
DNFFrancis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-LottoRow 112 - Cell 2
DNFJan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma-LottoRow 113 - Cell 2
DNFGert Steegmans (Bel) Quickstep Cycling TeamRow 114 - Cell 2
DNFKevin De Weert (Bel) Quickstep Cycling TeamRow 115 - Cell 2
DNFNikolas Maes (Bel) Quickstep Cycling TeamRow 116 - Cell 2
DNFGraeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 117 - Cell 2
DNFRick Flens (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 118 - Cell 2
DNFCoen Vermeltfoort (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 119 - Cell 2
DNFGeoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Team RadioShackRow 120 - Cell 2
DNFRobert Hunter (RSA) Team RadioShackRow 121 - Cell 2
DNFJesse Sergent (NZl) Team RadioShackRow 122 - Cell 2
DNFArnaud Coyot (Fra) Saur - SojasunRow 123 - Cell 2
DNFCyril Lemoine (Fra) Saur - SojasunRow 124 - Cell 2
DNFJean-Lou Paiani (Fra) Saur - SojasunRow 125 - Cell 2
DNFMads Christensen (Den) Saxo Bank SungardRow 126 - Cell 2
DNFRan Margaliot (Isr) Saxo Bank SungardRow 127 - Cell 2
DNFGustav Larsson (Swe) Saxo Bank SungardRow 128 - Cell 2
DNFLaurent Didier (Lux) Saxo Bank SungardRow 129 - Cell 2
DNFThierry Hupond (Fra) Skil - ShimanoRow 130 - Cell 2
DNFDaryl Impey (RSA) Team NetappRow 131 - Cell 2
DNFDaniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetappRow 132 - Cell 2
DNFMichael Schwarzmann (Ger) Team NetappRow 133 - Cell 2
DNFTimon Seubert (Ger) Team NetappRow 134 - Cell 2
DNFAndreas Dietziker (Swi) Team NetappRow 135 - Cell 2
DNFCesare Benedetti (Ita) Team NetappRow 136 - Cell 2
DNFSteven Van Vooren (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - MercatorRow 137 - Cell 2
DNFJelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - MercatorRow 138 - Cell 2
DNFTim Mertens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - MercatorRow 139 - Cell 2
DNFDominique Cornu (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - MercatorRow 140 - Cell 2
DNFStijn Devolder (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 141 - Cell 2
DNFMaxim Belkov (Rus) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 142 - Cell 2
DNFBjörn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 143 - Cell 2
DNFBertjan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 144 - Cell 2
DNFThomas Degand (Bel) Veranda's Willems - AccentRow 145 - Cell 2
DNFKevin Van Melsen (Bel) Veranda's Willems - AccentRow 146 - Cell 2
DNFBram Schmitz (Ned) Veranda's Willems - AccentRow 147 - Cell 2
DNFSteven Caethoven (Bel) Veranda's Willems - AccentRow 148 - Cell 2
DNFGilles Devillers (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Credit AgricoleRow 149 - Cell 2
DNFFabio Polazzi (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Credit AgricoleRow 150 - Cell 2
DNFJustin Van Hoecke (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Credit AgricoleRow 151 - Cell 2

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