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Bakelants wins Herentals criterium

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2013 Herentals criterium podium (L-R): Philippe Gilbert, Jan Bakelants and Andre Greipel

2013 Herentals criterium podium (L-R): Philippe Gilbert, Jan Bakelants and Andre Greipel
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Jan Bakelants (RadioShack Leopard)

Jan Bakelants (RadioShack Leopard)
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World champion Philippe Gilbert (BMC) chats with German champion Andre Greipel (Lotto Belisol) on the start line

World champion Philippe Gilbert (BMC) chats with German champion Andre Greipel (Lotto Belisol) on the start line
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Tom Veelsers (Argos-Shimano) signs autographs for some young fans

Tom Veelsers (Argos-Shimano) signs autographs for some young fans
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Philippe Gilbert (BMC) in action in Herentals

Philippe Gilbert (BMC) in action in Herentals
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Jan Baekelants (RadioShack Leopard) waves to the crowd

Jan Baekelants (RadioShack Leopard) waves to the crowd
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Australia's Simon Gerrans (Orica-GreenEdge) and Richie Porte (Sky) at the Herentals criterium

Australia's Simon Gerrans (Orica-GreenEdge) and Richie Porte (Sky) at the Herentals criterium
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Richie Porte (Sky) at the post-Tour criterium in Herentals

Richie Porte (Sky) at the post-Tour criterium in Herentals
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World champion Philippe Gilbert (BMC)

World champion Philippe Gilbert (BMC)
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Simon Gerrans (Orica-GreenEdge) chats with Philippe Gilbert (BMC) and Andre Greipel (Lotto Belisol)

Simon Gerrans (Orica-GreenEdge) chats with Philippe Gilbert (BMC) and Andre Greipel (Lotto Belisol)
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Jan Bakelants (RadioShack Leopard)

Jan Bakelants (RadioShack Leopard)
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Tour de France stage winner Andre Greipel with the VIP treatment

Tour de France stage winner Andre Greipel with the VIP treatment
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Andre Greipel (Lotto Belisol) in action during the Herentals post-Tour criterium

Andre Greipel (Lotto Belisol) in action during the Herentals post-Tour criterium
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'Cross star Bart Wellens (Telenet-Fidea) at the post-Tour Herentals criterium

'Cross star Bart Wellens (Telenet-Fidea) at the post-Tour Herentals criterium
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World champion Philippe Gilbert (BMC) would finish second in Herentals

World champion Philippe Gilbert (BMC) would finish second in Herentals
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Jan Bakelants (RadioShack Leopard) leads Philippe Gilbert (BMC)

Jan Bakelants (RadioShack Leopard) leads Philippe Gilbert (BMC)
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Tour de France stage winner and maillot jaune wearer Jan Bakelants (RadioShack Leopard) at the post-Tour Herentals criterium

Tour de France stage winner and maillot jaune wearer Jan Bakelants (RadioShack Leopard) at the post-Tour Herentals criterium
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The Herentals criterium is about to get underway...

The Herentals criterium is about to get underway...
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Philippe Gilbert, Andre Greipel and Bart Wellens chat on the start line in Herentals

Philippe Gilbert, Andre Greipel and Bart Wellens chat on the start line in Herentals
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Jan Bakelants (RadioShack Leopard), David Boucher (FDJ) and Philippe Gilbert (BMC) await the start in Herentals

Jan Bakelants (RadioShack Leopard), David Boucher (FDJ) and Philippe Gilbert (BMC) await the start in Herentals
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One day after winning the Criterium De Nacht Van Peer, Tour de France revelation Jan Bakelants (RadioShack Leopard) claimed another post-Tour criterium in Herentals, Belgium.

In front of a partisan crowd, Bakelants outsprinted world champion Philippe Gilbert (BMC) from a two-man break to claim victory. German champion Andre Greipel (Lotto Belisol) finished third at six seconds ahead of Simon Gerrans (Orica-GreenEdge) and Matteo Trentin (Omega Pharma-QuickStep).

Brief Results
1Jan Bakelants (Bel) RadioShack Leopard
2Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team
3André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol
4Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge
5Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick Step

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