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Evans takes final post-Tour criterium win

Profronde van Surhuisterveen: The Netherlands -

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There was a small problem during the race.

There was a small problem during the race.
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Addy Engels (QuickStep)

Addy Engels (QuickStep)
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Addy Engels (QuickStep) leads the bunch

Addy Engels (QuickStep) leads the bunch
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Addy Engels (QuickStep)

Addy Engels (QuickStep)
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Bauke Mollema (Rabobank)

Bauke Mollema (Rabobank)
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Bobby Traksel (Landbouwkrediet)

Bobby Traksel (Landbouwkrediet)
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Cadel Evans (BMC)

Cadel Evans (BMC)
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Evans leads the peloton

Evans leads the peloton
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Cadel Evans takes the win

Cadel Evans takes the win
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Cadel Evans displays the maillot jaune in Surhuisterveen

Cadel Evans displays the maillot jaune in Surhuisterveen
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The scars are still apparent on the legs of Johnny Hoogerland

The scars are still apparent on the legs of Johnny Hoogerland
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The sun sets on the criterium

The sun sets on the criterium
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Lieuwe Westra (Vacansoleil-DCM)

Lieuwe Westra (Vacansoleil-DCM)
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Lieuwe Westra (Vacansoleil-DCM) and Maarten Tjallingii (Rabobank) having a good time.

Lieuwe Westra (Vacansoleil-DCM) and Maarten Tjallingii (Rabobank) having a good time.
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Maarten Tjallingii (Rabobank)

Maarten Tjallingii (Rabobank)
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Melissa Hoskins solos to the win in Surhuisterveen

Melissa Hoskins solos to the win in Surhuisterveen
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Australian Melissa Hoskins won the women's race.

Australian Melissa Hoskins won the women's race.
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Michael Schar (BMC)

Michael Schar (BMC)
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Tour de France champion Cadel Evans enjoyed his final victory in the post-Tour criterium circuit, winning the 30th edition of the Profonde van Surhuisterveen.

The Australian rider topped Pieter Weening of Rabobank and Lieuwe Westra (Vacansoleil-DCM) in the Dutch event.

Surhuisterveen was the final appearance for Evans in the 'kermiskoers', which honour the top riders of the Tour de France with daily festivals in various parts of Europe. 

Evans also won in Sint-Niklaas in Belgium as well as taking second to Alessandro Petacchi in Bochum, in Germany.

Brief Results

#Rider Name (Country) Team
1Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team
2Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank
3Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team

 

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