Galimzyanov prevails in Paris-Bruxelles

Russian sprint stand-out Denis Galimzyanov confirmed his form ahead of the World Championships with a hard-fought victory in Paris-Bruxelles. The Katusha rider out-paced Yauheni Hutarovich (FDJ) and Anthony Ravard (AG2R La Mondiale) in the bunch sprint.

"Today everything was perfect on quite a hard course," said Galimzyanov. "We had to race for 220km, most of them with strong headwind. Fortunately, the team worked really well - my teammates were always at the front of the race."

It was the third win of the season for the 24-year-old, and made up for a string of podium finishes this year including a third place in the Memorial Rik Van Steenbergen earlier in the week.

The early breakaway of the day included Alessandro De Marchi (Androni Giocattoli), Daniele Ratto (Geox-TMC), Diego Caccia (Farnese Vini-Neri Sottoli), Jonathan Hivert (Saur-Sojasun), Matthieu Sprick (Skil-Shimano) and Jurgen van Goolen (Verandas Willems-Accent). They survived until approximately 40km to go.

A serious move threatened to ruin aspirations of a bunch sprinters when, on the day's seventh climb, the Bruine Put, a 21-strong group including Andre Greipel (Omega Pharma-Lotto) Romain Feillu and Borut Bozic (Vacansoleil-DCM) and Jens Keukeliere (Cofidis), got away.

Katusha attentively reeled in the move, and despite numerous late attacks, including one by Yohann Offredo (FDJ) on the final climb of the Keperenberg, brought the race back together with 4km to go.

BMC led for two kilometers for Norwegian champion Alexander Kristoff, but an attack with 1km to go by Vacansoleil stirred up the bunch. With 500m to go Haedo jumped, but only served to provide a perfect lead-out for Galimzyanov, as he launched his unbeatable sprint to the line.

Hutarovich could not match the Russian's speed and had to settle for second, while Ravard edged out Stefan Van Dijk to take the third and final podium spot.

Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team4:51:35
2Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJRow 1 - Cell 2
3Anthony Ravard (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 2 - Cell 2
4Stefan Van Dijk (Ned) Veranda's Willems - AccentRow 3 - Cell 2
5Takashi Miyazawa (Jpn) Farnese Vini - Neri SottoliRow 4 - Cell 2
6Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 5 - Cell 2
7Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing TeamRow 6 - Cell 2
8Daniele Colli (Ita) Geox-TMCRow 7 - Cell 2
9Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - MercatorRow 8 - Cell 2
10Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Saur - SojasunRow 9 - Cell 2
11Kevin Ista (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En LigneRow 10 - Cell 2
12Robbie Mcewen (Aus) Team RadioShackRow 11 - Cell 2
13Joeri Stallaert (Bel) LandbouwkredietRow 12 - Cell 2
14Eric Baumann (Ger) Team NetappRow 13 - Cell 2
15Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) Team Type 1 - Sanofi AventisRow 14 - Cell 2
16Sven Vanthourenhout (Bel) LandbouwkredietRow 15 - Cell 2
17Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 16 - Cell 2
18Kenny De Haes (Bel) Omega Pharma-LottoRow 17 - Cell 2
19Kenneth Van Bilsen (Bel) Donckers Koffie - Jelly BellyRow 18 - Cell 2
20Gaetan Bille (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Credit AgricoleRow 19 - Cell 2
21Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Saxo Bank SungardRow 20 - Cell 2
22Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Geox-TMCRow 21 - Cell 2
23Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJRow 22 - Cell 2
24Pier Paolo De Negri (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri SottoliRow 23 - Cell 2
25Geert Verheyen (Bel) LandbouwkredietRow 24 - Cell 2
26Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJRow 25 - Cell 2
27David Gutierrez Gutierrez (Spa) Geox-TMCRow 26 - Cell 2
28Marco Bandiera (Ita) Quickstep Cycling TeamRow 27 - Cell 2
29Roger Kluge (Ger) Skil - ShimanoRow 28 - Cell 2
30Gael Malacarne (Fra) Bretagne - SchullerRow 29 - Cell 2
31Luke Roberts (Aus) Saxo Bank SungardRow 30 - Cell 2
32Romain Delalot (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En LigneRow 31 - Cell 2
33James Vanlandschoot (Bel) Veranda's Willems - AccentRow 32 - Cell 2
34Giairo Ermeti (Ita) Androni GiocattoliRow 33 - Cell 2
35Baden Cooke (Aus) Saxo Bank SungardRow 34 - Cell 2
36Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En LigneRow 35 - Cell 2
37Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) LandbouwkredietRow 36 - Cell 2
38David Tanner (Aus) Saxo Bank SungardRow 37 - Cell 2
39Timon Seubert (Ger) Team NetappRow 38 - Cell 2
40Kurt Hovelynck (Bel) Donckers Koffie - Jelly BellyRow 39 - Cell 2
41Benjamin Verraes (Bel) Jong Vlaanderen - BauknechtRow 40 - Cell 2
42Fabio Polazzi (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Credit AgricoleRow 41 - Cell 2
43Yuriy Krivtsov (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 42 - Cell 2
44Johan Coenen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - MercatorRow 43 - Cell 2
45Geert Steurs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - MercatorRow 44 - Cell 2
46Jan Tratnik (Slo) Quickstep Cycling TeamRow 45 - Cell 2
47Kevin Van Impe (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team0:00:09
48Huub Duyn (Ned) Donckers Koffie - Jelly BellyRow 47 - Cell 2
49Laurent Mangel (Fra) Saur - SojasunRow 48 - Cell 2
50Jérémie Galland (Fra) Saur - SojasunRow 49 - Cell 2
51Jure Kocjan (Slo) Team Type 1 - Sanofi AventisRow 50 - Cell 2
52Daryl Impey (RSA) Team NetappRow 51 - Cell 2
53Bert De Waele (Bel) LandbouwkredietRow 52 - Cell 2
54Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 53 - Cell 2
55Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 54 - Cell 2
56Aldo Ino Ilesic (Slo) Team Type 1 - Sanofi AventisRow 55 - Cell 2
57Simon Zahner (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:00:14
58Marko Kump (Slo) Geox-TMCRow 57 - Cell 2
59Gilles Devillers (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Credit AgricoleRow 58 - Cell 2
60Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:00:16
61Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Skil - ShimanoRow 60 - Cell 2
62Thomas Damuseau (Fra) Skil - ShimanoRow 61 - Cell 2
63Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing TeamRow 62 - Cell 2
64Gorik Gardeyn (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 63 - Cell 2
65Ronan Van Zandbeek (Ned) Skil - ShimanoRow 64 - Cell 2
66Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJRow 65 - Cell 2
67Yannick Martinez (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 66 - Cell 2
68Valeriy Kobzarenko (Ukr) Team Type 1 - Sanofi AventisRow 67 - Cell 2
69Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 68 - Cell 2
70Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJRow 69 - Cell 2
71Sander Armee (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - MercatorRow 70 - Cell 2
72Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 71 - Cell 2
73Guillaume Le Floch (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 72 - Cell 2
74Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Den) Saxo Bank SungardRow 73 - Cell 2
75Egidijus Juodvalkis (Ltu) LandbouwkredietRow 74 - Cell 2
76Laszlo Bodrogi (Fra) Team Type 1 - Sanofi AventisRow 75 - Cell 2
77Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Katusha TeamRow 76 - Cell 2
78Edwig Cammaerts (Bel) LandbouwkredietRow 77 - Cell 2
79Gregory Habeaux (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent0:00:29
80Eric Berthou (Fra) Bretagne - SchullerRow 79 - Cell 2
81André Greipel (Ger) Omega Pharma-LottoRow 80 - Cell 2
82Arnaud Labbe (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En LigneRow 81 - Cell 2
83Chris Butler (USA) BMC Racing TeamRow 82 - Cell 2
84Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - MercatorRow 83 - Cell 2
85Martin Reimer (Ger) Skil - ShimanoRow 84 - Cell 2
86Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 85 - Cell 2
87Richie Porte (Aus) Saxo Bank SungardRow 86 - Cell 2
88Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 87 - Cell 2
89Johan Le Bon (Fra) Bretagne - SchullerRow 88 - Cell 2
90Florent Barle (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En LigneRow 89 - Cell 2
91Wilfried Cretskens (Bel) Donckers Koffie - Jelly BellyRow 90 - Cell 2
92Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:00:31
93Alexander Porsev (Rus) Katusha Team0:00:33
94Olivier Pardini (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Credit AgricoleRow 93 - Cell 2
95Sven Jodts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:00:41
96Arnaud Gerard (Fra) FDJRow 95 - Cell 2
97Chad Beyer (USA) BMC Racing TeamRow 96 - Cell 2
98Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha TeamRow 97 - Cell 2
99Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha TeamRow 98 - Cell 2
100Steven De Neef (Bel) Jong Vlaanderen - BauknechtRow 99 - Cell 2
101Olivier Chevalier (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Credit AgricoleRow 100 - Cell 2
102Francesco Ginanni (Ita) Androni GiocattoliRow 101 - Cell 2
103Joaquim Durant (Bel) Jong Vlaanderen - BauknechtRow 102 - Cell 2
104Thomas Bertolini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri SottoliRow 103 - Cell 2
105Jean-Luc Delpech (Fra) Bretagne - SchullerRow 104 - Cell 2
106Andy Cappelle (Bel) Quickstep Cycling TeamRow 105 - Cell 2
107Julien Simon (Fra) Saur - SojasunRow 106 - Cell 2
108Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Team Type 1 - Sanofi AventisRow 107 - Cell 2
109Christophe Laborie (Fra) Saur - SojasunRow 108 - Cell 2
110Mathieu Teychenne (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 109 - Cell 2
111Alberto Ongarato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 110 - Cell 2
112Manuele Boaro (Ita) Saxo Bank Sungard0:00:49
113Alexander Efimkin (Rus) Team Type 1 - Sanofi AventisRow 112 - Cell 2
114Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:01:03
115Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - MercatorRow 114 - Cell 2
116Laurent Pichon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:01:07
117Kévin Reza (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 116 - Cell 2
118Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) Veranda's Willems - Accent0:01:18
119Thomas Degand (Bel) Veranda's Willems - AccentRow 118 - Cell 2
120Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Saur - SojasunRow 119 - Cell 2
121Maxime Vantomme (Bel) Katusha Team0:01:30
122Yann Huguet (Fra) Skil - Shimano0:04:00
123Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Katusha Team0:04:10
124Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La MondialeRow 123 - Cell 2
125Fabio Felline (Ita) Geox-TMCRow 124 - Cell 2
126Elia Favilli (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri SottoliRow 125 - Cell 2
127Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis0:05:00
128Steven Van Vooren (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:06:10
129Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Androni Giocattoli0:07:15
130Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:08:00
131Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team RadioShack0:08:20
132Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Team RadioShack0:11:00
133Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:13:00
134Rob Goris (Bel) Veranda's Willems - AccentRow 133 - Cell 2
135Kevin Van Dyck (Bel) Jong Vlaanderen - BauknechtRow 134 - Cell 2
136Bjorn Selander (USA) Team RadioShackRow 135 - Cell 2
137Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team RadioShackRow 136 - Cell 2
138Kevin Verwaest (Bel) Jong Vlaanderen - BauknechtRow 137 - Cell 2
139Alexander Mironov (Rus) Katusha TeamRow 138 - Cell 2
140Evgeny Shalunov (Rus) Team RadioShackRow 139 - Cell 2
141Jesse Sergent (NZl) Team RadioShackRow 140 - Cell 2
142David Boucher (Fra) Omega Pharma-LottoRow 141 - Cell 2
143Otavio Didier Bulgarelli (Bra) Farnese Vini - Neri SottoliRow 142 - Cell 2
144Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) FDJRow 143 - Cell 2
145Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 144 - Cell 2
146Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En LigneRow 145 - Cell 2
147Jeroem Lepla (Bel) Jong Vlaanderen - BauknechtRow 146 - Cell 2
148Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Veranda's Willems - AccentRow 147 - Cell 2
149Michaël Baer (Swi) Team NetappRow 148 - Cell 2
150Koen Barbe (Bel) LandbouwkredietRow 149 - Cell 2
151Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 150 - Cell 2
152John Murphy (USA) BMC Racing TeamRow 151 - Cell 2
153Omar Bertazzo (Ita) Androni GiocattoliRow 152 - Cell 2
154Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) Geox-TMCRow 153 - Cell 2
155Tomas Alberio (Ita) Geox-TMCRow 154 - Cell 2
156Alexander Gottfried (Ger) Team NetappRow 155 - Cell 2
157Christophe Premont (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Credit AgricoleRow 156 - Cell 2
158Florian Guillou (Fra) Bretagne - SchullerRow 157 - Cell 2
159Stéphane Bonsergent (Fra) Bretagne - SchullerRow 158 - Cell 2
160Roberto De Patre (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri SottoliRow 159 - Cell 2
161Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Skil - ShimanoRow 160 - Cell 2
162Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Skil - ShimanoRow 161 - Cell 2
163Steve Schets (Bel) Donckers Koffie - Jelly BellyRow 162 - Cell 2
164Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 163 - Cell 2
165Michael Vanderaerden (Bel) Donckers Koffie - Jelly BellyRow 164 - Cell 2
166Sander Helven (Bel) Donckers Koffie - Jelly BellyRow 165 - Cell 2
167Francesco Van Coppernolle (Bel) Jong Vlaanderen - BauknechtRow 166 - Cell 2
168Steven Caethoven (Bel) Veranda's Willems - AccentRow 167 - Cell 2
169Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Quickstep Cycling TeamRow 168 - Cell 2
170Ramon Domene Reyes (Spa) Androni GiocattoliRow 169 - Cell 2
171Joost Van Leijen (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 170 - Cell 2
172Jonas Vangenechten (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Credit AgricoleRow 171 - Cell 2
173Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Androni GiocattoliRow 172 - Cell 2
174Frederik Willems (Bel) Omega Pharma-LottoRow 173 - Cell 2
175Daniele Ratto (Ita) Geox-TMCRow 174 - Cell 2
176Diego Caccia (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri SottoliRow 175 - Cell 2

 

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