Gilbert wins in Norway

Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) won the Sørlandsparken Grand Prix criterium in Norway on Wednesday night, edging out Fabian Cancellara (Leopard Trek) in a close two-rider sprint finish.

World champion Thor Hushovd (Garmin-Cervelo) won the sprint for third in his hometown event.

Also riding were Matti Breschel (Rabobank), Thomas De Gendt (Vacansoleil), Matt Lloyd (Garmin-Cervelo), Nicolas Roche (Ag2r-La Mondiale), Matt Brammeier (HTC-Highroad) and Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre-ISD).

All the riders wore black armbands and a minutes silence was held before the event to remember the victims of the recent Norwegian killings.

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