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Greipel victorious at Tour de Neuss criterium

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2013 Tour de Neuss winner Andre Greipel (Lotto Belisol)

2013 Tour de Neuss winner Andre Greipel (Lotto Belisol)
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2012 Tour de Neuss winner Christian Knees (Sky) awaits the start of the 2013 edition

2012 Tour de Neuss winner Christian Knees (Sky) awaits the start of the 2013 edition
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Markus Eichler (NetApp-Endura)

Markus Eichler (NetApp-Endura)
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Grischa Janorschke (Nutrixxion Abus)

Grischa Janorschke (Nutrixxion Abus)
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Robert Wagner (Belkin)

Robert Wagner (Belkin)
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Greg Henderson (Lotto Belisol)

Greg Henderson (Lotto Belisol)
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Andre Greipel (Lotto Belisol)

Andre Greipel (Lotto Belisol)
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Christian Knees (Sky)

Christian Knees (Sky)
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Riders await the start of the Tour de Neuss

Riders await the start of the Tour de Neuss
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The peloton on the start line for the 2013 Tour de Neuss criterium

The peloton on the start line for the 2013 Tour de Neuss criterium
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Christian Knees (Sky) on the attack

Christian Knees (Sky) on the attack
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Action during the Tour de Neuss criterium

Action during the Tour de Neuss criterium
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Action during the Tour de Neuss criterium

Action during the Tour de Neuss criterium
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Christian Knees (Sky)

Christian Knees (Sky)
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Robert Wagner (Belkin) leads a break

Robert Wagner (Belkin) leads a break
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Robert Wagner (Belkin)

Robert Wagner (Belkin)
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Andre Greipel (Lotto Belisol)

Andre Greipel (Lotto Belisol)
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Andre Greipel (Lotto Belisol) on the front

Andre Greipel (Lotto Belisol) on the front
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Sky's Christian Knees and Mat Hayman at the front

Sky's Christian Knees and Mat Hayman at the front
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Steffen Radochla (Euskaltel-Euskadi)

Steffen Radochla (Euskaltel-Euskadi)
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André Schulze (Euskaltel-Euskadi)

André Schulze (Euskaltel-Euskadi)
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Markus Eichler (NetApp-Endura)

Markus Eichler (NetApp-Endura)
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Steffen Radochla (Euskaltel-Euskadi)

Steffen Radochla (Euskaltel-Euskadi)
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Christian Knees (Sky)

Christian Knees (Sky)
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German champion Andre Greipel (Lotto Belisol) on the Tour de Neuss start line

German champion Andre Greipel (Lotto Belisol) on the Tour de Neuss start line
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Markus Fothen is ending his career at the Tour de Neuss

Markus Fothen is ending his career at the Tour de Neuss
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Riders await the start of the Tour de Neuss

Riders await the start of the Tour de Neuss
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The Tour de France devil, Didi Senft, was at the Tour de Neuss

The Tour de France devil, Didi Senft, was at the Tour de Neuss
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Andre Greipel (Lotto Belisol) awaits the start of the Tour de Neuss

Andre Greipel (Lotto Belisol) awaits the start of the Tour de Neuss
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Markus Fothen will retire from racing at the conclusion of the Tour de Neuss

Markus Fothen will retire from racing at the conclusion of the Tour de Neuss
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The Tour de Neuss will be Markus Fothen's final race. The German is retiring from competition.

The Tour de Neuss will be Markus Fothen's final race. The German is retiring from competition.
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Didi Senft at the Tour de Neuss

Didi Senft at the Tour de Neuss
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Guess who this is?

Guess who this is?
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HED Staps riders about to sign in

HED Staps riders about to sign in
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Greg Henderson (Lotto Belisol) and Mat Hayman (Sky) chat before the Tour de Neuss

Greg Henderson (Lotto Belisol) and Mat Hayman (Sky) chat before the Tour de Neuss
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Greg Henderson (Lotto Belisol)

Greg Henderson (Lotto Belisol)
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Mat Hayman (Sky)

Mat Hayman (Sky)
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Team EGN riders at the Tour de Neuss

Team EGN riders at the Tour de Neuss
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Martin Reimer (MTN-Qhubeka)

Martin Reimer (MTN-Qhubeka)
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Like many of his fellow Tour de France competitors, André Greipel (Lotto Belisol) is making the rounds of post-Tour criteriums and the 31-year-old German champion sprinted to victory in Germany's Tour de Neuss on Tuesday evening. Greipel, also the winner of the 2011 edition, became the first two-time winner of the Tour de Neuss in the event's 12-year history.

Rounding out the podium was 2012 Tour de Neuss champion Christian Knees (Sky) in second while elite amateur Joachim Tolles (HED Staps) finished third.

An estimated 10,000 spectators were in attendance for the 81km main event.

Brief Results
1André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol
2Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling
3Joachim Tolles (Ger) HED Staps

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