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Vanendert tops in Nacht van Peer

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Jelle Vanendert was a star after wearing the polka dot jersey in the Tour de France.

Jelle Vanendert was a star after wearing the polka dot jersey in the Tour de France.
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They're off!

They're off!
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Kevin De Weert (Quick Step)

Kevin De Weert (Quick Step)
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Johan Van Summeren was clad in an all-black kit

Johan Van Summeren was clad in an all-black kit
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Tyler Farrar was all smiles before the post-Tour criterium

Tyler Farrar was all smiles before the post-Tour criterium
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The podium at Nacht van Peer: Johan Van Summeren, Jelle Vanendert and Tyler Farrar

The podium at Nacht van Peer: Johan Van Summeren, Jelle Vanendert and Tyler Farrar
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The Omega Pharma-Lotto team had things under control

The Omega Pharma-Lotto team had things under control
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Johan Van Summeren (Garmin-Cervelo) on the front.

Johan Van Summeren (Garmin-Cervelo) on the front.
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The sun sets on the race

The sun sets on the race
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The field was quite small.

The field was quite small.
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The peloton

The peloton
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Kevin De Weert is serious before the start.

Kevin De Weert is serious before the start.
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Teammates help teammates pin numbers on.

Teammates help teammates pin numbers on.
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Maarten Wynants and Kevin De Weert.

Maarten Wynants and Kevin De Weert.
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The VIP ride

The VIP ride
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Two of Belgium's finest: Johan Van Summeren and Jelle Vanendert.

Two of Belgium's finest: Johan Van Summeren and Jelle Vanendert.
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Riders have a discussion about the race

Riders have a discussion about the race
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Johan Van Summeren is missing something.

Johan Van Summeren is missing something.
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Kevin De Weert signs autographs

Kevin De Weert signs autographs
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A futile breakaway forms with Denis Vanendert, Maarten Wynants and Jurgen Roelandts.

A futile breakaway forms with Denis Vanendert, Maarten Wynants and Jurgen Roelandts.
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Jelle Vanendert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) won the 40th edition of the Nacht van Peer criterium in Belgium on Wednesday night, beating Paris-Roubaix winner Johan Van Summeren (Garmin-Cervelo) in a close sprint.

Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Cervelo) won the sprint for third, 48 seconds down on the Belgian pair.

The criterium started in the evening sunshine but ended in the dark after almost two hours of fast racing.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto1:52:56
2Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Team Garmin-Cervelo
3Tyler Farrar (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:00:48
4Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto
5Maarten Wynants (Bel) Rabobank Cycling Team
6Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Donckers Koffie - Jelly Belly
7Kurt Hovelynck (Bel) Donckers Koffie - Jelly Belly
8Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team
9Roy Jans (Bel)
10Dries Hollanders (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly

 

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