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Mezgec wins Handzame Classic

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Luka Mezgec (Team Giant-Shimano) sprints to victory at the Handzame Classic

Luka Mezgec (Team Giant-Shimano) sprints to victory at the Handzame Classic
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First win of 2014 for Luka Mezgec (Team Giant-Shimano)

First win of 2014 for Luka Mezgec (Team Giant-Shimano)
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Luka Mezgec (Team Giant-Shimano)

Luka Mezgec (Team Giant-Shimano)
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Gijs Van Hoecke didn't make it to the finishline

Gijs Van Hoecke didn't make it to the finishline
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Yves Lampaert DNF'ed today

Yves Lampaert DNF'ed today
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The race begins

The race begins
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Kevin de Weert (Omega Pharma-Qiuck Step) was 51st today

Kevin de Weert (Omega Pharma-Qiuck Step) was 51st today
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Riders sign on for the 2014 Handzame Classic

Riders sign on for the 2014 Handzame Classic
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'Next time Theo'

'Next time Theo'
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Luka Mezgec enjoys a laugh on the podium

Luka Mezgec enjoys a laugh on the podium
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Edward Theuns trying not to spray himself

Edward Theuns trying not to spray himself
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The podium placers give the crowd a spray of champagne

The podium placers give the crowd a spray of champagne
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Luka Mezgec (Team Giant-Shimano) knows he has the win the bag

Luka Mezgec (Team Giant-Shimano) knows he has the win the bag
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Kevin de Weert (Omega Pharma-Qiuck Step) out of the saddle

Kevin de Weert (Omega Pharma-Qiuck Step) out of the saddle
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Petr Vakoc in his sixth race for Omega Pharma-Quick Step

Petr Vakoc in his sixth race for Omega Pharma-Quick Step
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Kevin de Weert (Omega Pharma-Qiuck Step)

Kevin de Weert (Omega Pharma-Qiuck Step)
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The race about to be decided in the sprint

The race about to be decided in the sprint
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The 2014 Handzame Classic podium

The 2014 Handzame Classic podium
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Luka Mezgec (Team Giant-Shimano) punches the air

Luka Mezgec (Team Giant-Shimano) punches the air
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Luka Mezgec (Team Giant-Shimano) makes his way to the podium after winning the Handzame Classic

Luka Mezgec (Team Giant-Shimano) makes his way to the podium after winning the Handzame Classic
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2014 Handzame Classic podium (L-R): Theo Bos, Luka Mezgec and Edward Theuns

2014 Handzame Classic podium (L-R): Theo Bos, Luka Mezgec and Edward Theuns
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Full Results
1Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Giant-Shimano4:26:53
2Theo Bos (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team
3Edward Theuns (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise
4Antoine Demoitie (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles
5Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team
6Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Wanty - Groupe Gobert
7Jelle Mannaerts (Bel) Verandas Willems
8Kenny Dehaes (Bel) Lotto Belisol
9Oliver Naesen (Bel) Cibel
10Joeri Stallaert (Bel) Veranclassic - Doltcini
11Kevin Feiereisen (Lux) Leopard Development Team
12Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Team NetApp - Endura
13Marco Bandiera (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
14Remco te Brake (Ned) Metec - TKH Continental Cyclingteam
15Sander Cordeel (Bel) Vastgoedservice - Golden Palace Continental Team
16Kevin Peeters (Bel) Vastgoedservice - Golden Palace Continental Team
17Egidijus Juodvalkis (Ltu) Team 3M
18Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team
19Jan Dieteren (Ger) Team Stölting
20Julien Stassen (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles
21Walt De Winter (Bel) Verandas Willems
22Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vastgoedservice - Golden Palace Continental Team
23Jarl Salomein (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise
24Jonathan McEvoy (GBr) Team NetApp - Endura
25Nicolas Vereecken (Bel) Verandas Willems
26Joel Zangerle (Lux) Leopard Development Team
27Twan Castelijns (Ned) Koga Cycling Team
28Jan-Willem van Schip (Ned) Koga Cycling Team
29Kobus Hereijgers (Ned) Cyclingteam De Rijke
30Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team
31Joren Touquet (Bel) Verandas Willems
32Frederique Robert (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert
33James Vanlandschoot (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert
34Wouter Mol (Ned) Veranclassic - Doltcini
35Jesper Asselman (Ned) Metec - TKH Continental Cyclingteam
36Jonathan Dufrasne (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles
37Silvan Dillier (Swi) BMC Racing Team
38Jonas Van Genechten (Bel) Lotto Belisol
39Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Belisol
40Petr Vakoc (Cze) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team
41Loic Pestiaux (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles
42Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) Wanty - Groupe Gobert
43Willem Wauters (Bel) Verandas Willems
44Johann van Zyl (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka
45Dennis Coenen (Bel) Leopard Development Team
46Florent Mottet (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles
47Stijn Steels (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise
48Mark McNally (GBr) An Post - Chain Reaction
49Ralf Matzka (Ger) Team NetApp - Endura
50Lucas Liss (Ger) Team Stölting
51Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team
52Pit Schlechter (Lux) Leopard Development Team
53Alex Kirsch (Lux) Leopard Development Team
54Dries Hollanders (Bel) Metec - TKH Continental Cyclingteam
55Oscar Riesebeek (Ned) Metec - TKH Continental Cyclingteam
56Ronan van Zandbeek (Ned) Cyclingteam De Rijke
57Tom Veelers (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano
58Rick Zabel (Ger) BMC Racing Team
59Brian van Goethem (Ned) Metec - TKH Continental Cyclingteam
60Markus Eichler (Ger) Team Stölting
61Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Vastgoedservice - Golden Palace Continental Team
62Graeme Brown (Aus) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team
63Sebastian Lander (Den) BMC Racing Team
64Dennis Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol
65Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise
66Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:00:08
67Alphonse Vermote (Bel) Vastgoedservice - Golden Palace Continental Team0:00:11
68Martijn Keizer (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team0:00:12
69Tim Declercq (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:00:14
70Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise
71Daniel Oss (Ita) BMC Racing Team
72Nick van der Lijke (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team0:00:16
73Marc Goos (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team
74Barry Markus (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team
75Bert De Backer (Bel) Team Giant-Shimano
76Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano0:00:25
77Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:00:37
78Stig Broeckx (Bel) Lotto Belisol
79Vegard Breen (Nor) Lotto Belisol
80Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano
81Boris Vallee (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:01:00
82Jonas Ahlstrand (Swe) Team Giant-Shimano0:01:43
83Gregory Habeaux (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:02:10
84Emiel Vermeulen (Bel) Team 3M
85Sean De Bie (Bel) Lotto Belisol
86Jack Bobridge (Aus) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team
87Lawson Craddock (USA) Team Giant-Shimano
DNFDennis van Winden (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team
DNFMartin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team
DNFSea Keong Loh (Mas) Team Giant-Shimano
DNFYves Lampaert (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise
DNFGijs Van Hoecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise
DNFJérôme Baugnies (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert
DNFNico Sijmens (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert
DNFMatteo Di Serafino (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
DNFPatrick Facchini (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
DNFAlessio Taliani (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
DNFNicola Testi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
DNFAndrea Zordan (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
DNFJan Barta (Cze) Team NetApp - Endura
DNFDaniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp - Endura
DNFBlaz Jarc (Slo) Team NetApp - Endura
DNFFrantisek Padour (Cze) Team NetApp - Endura
DNFScott Thwaites (GBr) Team NetApp - Endura
DNFBradley Potgieter (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka
DNFYoucef Reguigui (Alg) MTN - Qhubeka
DNFMartin Reimer (Ger) MTN - Qhubeka
DNFSongezo Jim (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka
DNFPawel Charucki (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice
DNFTomasz Kiendys (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice
DNFAdrian Kurek (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice
DNFJaroslaw Marycz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice
DNFBartlomiej Matysiak (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice
DNFPiotr Gawronski (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice
DNFJacek Morajko (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice
DNFGrzegorz Stepniak (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice
DNFKevin Van Staeyen (Bel) Vastgoedservice - Golden Palace Continental Team
DNFTitte Van Laer (Bel) Vastgoedservice - Golden Palace Continental Team
DNFAlexander Cools (Bel) Vastgoedservice - Golden Palace Continental Team
DNFHuub Duijn (Ned) Cyclingteam De Rijke
DNFDylan Groenewegen (Ned) Cyclingteam De Rijke
DNFYoeri Havik (Ned) Cyclingteam De Rijke
DNFSjoerd Kouwenhoven (Ned) Cyclingteam De Rijke
DNFCoen Vermeltfoort (Ned) Cyclingteam De Rijke
DNFIke Groen (Ned) Cyclingteam De Rijke
DNFFloris Smeyers (Bel) Verandas Willems
DNFJérémy Burton (Bel) Verandas Willems
DNFEmiel Wastyn (Bel) Verandas Willems
DNFGilles Devillers (Bel) Veranclassic - Doltcini
DNFDenis Flahaut (Fra) Veranclassic - Doltcini
DNFGorik Gardeyn (Bel) Veranclassic - Doltcini
DNFFrancesco Van Coppernolle (Bel) Veranclassic - Doltcini
DNFKevin Verwaest (Bel) Veranclassic - Doltcini
DNFRobin Stenuit (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles
DNFFrédéric Amorison (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles
DNFTom Devriendt (Bel) Team 3M
DNFGregory Franckaert (Bel) Team 3M
DNFSebastiaan Pot (Ned) Team 3M
DNFTimothy Stevens (Bel) Team 3M
DNFMichael Vingerling (Ned) Team 3M
DNFKevin Claeys (Bel) An Post - Chain Reaction
DNFSean Downey (Irl) An Post - Chain Reaction
DNFConor Dunne (Irl) An Post - Chain Reaction
DNFWout Franssen (Bel) An Post - Chain Reaction
DNFLaurent Vanden Bak (Bel) An Post - Chain Reaction
DNFJack Wilson (Irl) An Post - Chain Reaction
DNFJohim Ariesen (Ned) Metec - TKH Continental Cyclingteam
DNFJarno Gmelich (Ned) Metec - TKH Continental Cyclingteam
DNFSjoerd van Ginneken (Ned) Metec - TKH Continental Cyclingteam
DNFPiero Baffi (Ita) Leopard Development Team
DNFPatrick Olesen (Den) Leopard Development Team
DNFFlorian Salzinger (Ger) Leopard Development Team
DNFDries De Bondt (Bel) Josan - To Win Cycling Team
DNFNiels De Rooze (Bel) Josan - To Win Cycling Team
DNFDirk Finders (Ger) Josan - To Win Cycling Team
DNFLars Haverals (Bel) Josan - To Win Cycling Team
DNFIan Van Sumere (Bel) Josan - To Win Cycling Team
DNFBenjamin Verraes (Bel) Josan - To Win Cycling Team
DNFMartynas Maniusis (Ltu) Cibel
DNFBjorn De Decker (Bel) Cibel
DNFKenny Goossens (Bel) Cibel
DNFFabrice Mels (Bel) Cibel
DNFNiels Schittecatte (Bel) Cibel
DNFMathias Van Holderbeke (Bel) Cibel
DNFUmberto Atzori (Ned) Koga Cycling Team
DNFMelvin Boskamp (Ned) Koga Cycling Team
DNFWouter Haan (Ned) Koga Cycling Team
DNFRené Hooghiemster (Ned) Koga Cycling Team
DNFWim Stroetinga (Ned) Koga Cycling Team
DNFArne Egner (Ger) Team Stölting
DNFTim Gebauer (Ger) Team Stölting
DNFNils Politt (Ger) Team Stölting
DNFLuke Roberts (Aus) Team Stölting
DNFMax Walscheid (Ger) Team Stölting

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