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Liquigas-Doimo double up at Tour De Slovénie finale

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Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas - Doimo) celebrates his victory in the Tour of Slovenia.

Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas - Doimo) celebrates his victory in the Tour of Slovenia.
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Local boy Grega Bole (Lampre-Farnese Vini) took the points classification.

Local boy Grega Bole (Lampre-Farnese Vini) took the points classification.
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Mountains classification winner Stephane Rossetto (Vacansoleil)

Mountains classification winner Stephane Rossetto (Vacansoleil)
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Nibali's trophy could serve as a lovely vase.

Nibali's trophy could serve as a lovely vase.
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Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Doimo) won the general classification.

Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Doimo) won the general classification.
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The final GC podium (l-r): Giovanni Visconti, Vincenzo Nibali and Chris Anker Sörensen.

The final GC podium (l-r): Giovanni Visconti, Vincenzo Nibali and Chris Anker Sörensen.
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Vincenzo Nibali (LIquigas - Doimo) collects the trophy for his overall victory.

Vincenzo Nibali (LIquigas - Doimo) collects the trophy for his overall victory.
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Francesco Chicchi won the second-straight stage for Liquigas-Doimo as the Italian won the field sprint deciding the Tour of Slovenia's final stage. Chicchi bested Jaroslaw Marycz (Team Saxo Bank) and Borut Božic (Vacansoleil) in the 157km finale into Novo Mesto. Chicchi's teammate Vincenzo Nibali, winner of stage three and the GC leader entering the final stage, defended his overall position to win the race overall.

"I found the ideal conditions to race a sprint," said Chicchi. "The team was able to chase down all the escape attempts in the final stage, allowing the peloton to arrive together. Bennati gave me a lead-out and 200 metres from the finish I launched the sprint. Six victories, plus the team time trial of Coppi and Bartali, are a nice collection and I hope to further increase the total by the end of the season."

Nibali was very pleased with how his team performed in the final stage. "Today, as a team, we had an obligation not to take risks. We managed to control the race with a twofold aim: to defend the overall lead and lead the group to a final sprint for Chicchi. We managed to hit both targets: a perfect day."

Full Results
1Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo3:46:48
2Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Team Saxo Bank
3Borut Božic (Slo) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
4Marko Kump (Slo) Adria Mobil
5Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini
6Michael Van Stayen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
7Filippo Baggio (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia
8Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini
9Matej Stare (Slo) Sava
10Reiner Honig (Ned) Acqua & Sapone
11Giovanni Visconti (Ita) ISD - Neri
12Francesco Failli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone
13Francisco J Pacheco Torres (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia
14Jan Tratnik (Slo) Zheroquadro Radenska0:00:06
15Andi Bajc (Slo) Zheroquadro Radenska
16Marcin Sapa (Pol) Lampre-Farnese Vini
17Geert Steurs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
18Luka Mezgec (Slo) Zheroquadro Radenska
19Ruggero Marzoli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone
20Manuele Caddeo (Ita) Zheroquadro Radenska
21Andrea Noe (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia
22José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Acqua & Sapone
23Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank
24Mitja Mahoric (Slo) Adria Mobil
25Steven Van Vooren (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
26Blaž Furdi (Slo) Sava
27Massimo Codol (Ita) Acqua & Sapone
28Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo
29Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank
30Jure Zrimšek (Slo) Sava
31Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo
32Robert Kišerlovski (Cro) Liquigas-Doimo
33Pavel Kochetkov (Rus) Zheroquadro Radenska
34Marcos Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia
35Rodrigo Garcia Rena (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia
36Vladimir Isaychev (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia
37Emanuel Kišerlovski (Cro) Loborika
38Paolo Longoborghini (Ita) ISD - Neri
39Andrea Grendene (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini
40Gašper Švab (Slo) Sava
41Delio Fernandez Cruz (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia
42Frank Hoy (Den) Team Saxo Bank
43Mark Džamastagic (Slo) Sava
44Andre Stensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank
45Blaž Jarc (Slo) Adria Mobil
46David Tratnik (Slo) Zheroquadro Radenska
47Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro) Acqua & Sapone
48Alberto Fernandez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia
49Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini
50Tomislav Danculovic (Cro) Loborika
51Rok Jerše (Slo) Obrazi Delo Revije
52Radoslav Rogina (Cro) Loborika
53Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
54Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre-Farnese Vini
55Gustavo Rodriguez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia
56Martin Mortensen (Den) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
57Emanuele Vona (Ita) ISD - Neri
58Jure Bitenc (Slo) Obrazi Delo Revije
59Raivis Belohvosciks (Lat) Ceramica Flaminia
60Primož Šegina (Slo) Obrazi Delo Revije
61Tomaž Nose (Slo) Adria Mobil
62Matija Kvasina (Cro) Zheroquadro Radenska
63Hrvoje Miholjevic (Cro) Loborika
64Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank
65Darko Blaževic (Cro) Loborika
66Vladimir Kerkez (Slo) Sava
67Boštjan Rezman (Slo) Zheroquadro Radenska
68Davide Riccibitti (Ita) ISD - Neri
69Andrej Omulec (Slo) Obrazi Delo Revije
70Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo
71Maarten Neyens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
72Alberto Ongarato (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
73Nik Burjek (Slo) Sava
74Rafai Chtioui (Tun) Acqua & Sapone
75Patrik Sinkewitz (Ger) ISD - Neri
76Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Lampre-Farnese Vini
77Diego Caccia (Ita) ISD - Neri
78Jérôme Baugnies (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
79Alfredo Balloni (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini
80Gianluca Mirenda (Ita) ISD - Neri
81Luka Rakuša (Slo) Obrazi Delo Revije
82Leonardo Giordani (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia
83Uroš Murn (Slo) Adria Mobil
84Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Loborika
85Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
86Carlo Scognamiglio (Ita) ISD - Neri
87Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Doimo
88Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo
89Richie Porte (Aus) Team Saxo Bank
90Uroš Šilar (Slo) Sava
91Jure Žagar (Slo) Adria Mobil
92Gorik Gardeyn (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
93Riccardo Ricco (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia
94Stephane Rossetto (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
95Santo Anza (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia
96Jonhny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
97Joseph Stijn (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
98Kristjan Fajt (Slo) Adria Mobil
99Davide Cimolai (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:00:50
100Simon Novak (Slo) Obrazi Delo Revije0:02:29
101Massimo Demarin (Cro) Loborika0:04:56
DNSMassimiliano Gentili (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia

Sprint 1 - LC Brežice, 38.3km
1Massimo Demarin (Cro) Loborika5pts
2Joseph Stijn (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator3
3Robert Kišerlovski (Cro) Liquigas-Doimo1

Sprint 2 - LC Novo mesto, 125km
1Massimo Demarin (Cro) Loborika5pts
2Joseph Stijn (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator3
3Kristjan Fajt (Slo) Adria Mobil1

Sprint 3 - LC Novo mesto, 141km
1Martin Mortensen (Den) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team5pts
2Uroš Šilar (Slo) Sava3
3Vladimir Isaychev (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia1

Mountain 1 - MS Celine (Cat. 3) 72.6 km
1Massimo Demarin (Cro) Loborika3pts
2Joseph Stijn (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator2
3Stephane Rossetto (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team1

Mountain 2 - MS Bučka (Cat. 3) 83.3km
1Joseph Stijn (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator3pts
2Massimo Demarin (Cro) Loborika2
3Stephane Rossetto (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team1

Teams
1Lampre-Farnese Vini11:20:30
2Acqua & Sapone
3Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:00:06
4Team Saxo Bank
5Liquigas-Doimo
6Sava
7Adria Mobil
8Xacobeo Galicia
9Ceramica Flaminia
10ISD - Neri
11Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
12Zheroquadro Radenska0:00:12
13Loborika
14Obrazi Delo Revije

Final general classification
1Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo16:18:22
2Giovanni Visconti (Ita) ISD - Neri0:00:41
3Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:00:51
4Andrea Noe (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia0:00:55
5José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Acqua & Sapone
6Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:01:08
7Marcos Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia
8Gašper Švab (Slo) Sava0:01:58
9Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:02:00
10Mitja Mahoric (Slo) Adria Mobil0:02:08
11Blaž Furdi (Slo) Sava0:02:26
12Matija Kvasina (Cro) Zheroquadro Radenska0:02:30
13Francesco Failli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:02:34
14Robert Kišerlovski (Cro) Liquigas-Doimo0:02:40
15Patrik Sinkewitz (Ger) ISD - Neri0:02:44
16Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro) Acqua & Sapone0:03:13
17Tomaž Nose (Slo) Adria Mobil0:03:15
18Vladimir Kerkez (Slo) Sava0:03:37
19Luka Mezgec (Slo) Zheroquadro Radenska0:03:46
20Massimo Codol (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:03:51
21Radoslav Rogina (Cro) Loborika0:03:58
22Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Doimo
23Delio Fernandez Cruz (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:04:24
24Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:04:33
25Martin Mortensen (Den) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:04:46
26Alfredo Balloni (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:05:10
27Riccardo Ricco (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia0:05:50
28Jérôme Baugnies (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:06:17
29Matej Stare (Slo) Sava0:06:18
30Rodrigo Garcia Rena (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:06:23
31Manuele Caddeo (Ita) Zheroquadro Radenska0:07:15
32Jan Tratnik (Slo) Zheroquadro Radenska0:07:24
33Tomislav Danculovic (Cro) Loborika0:07:40
34Pavel Kochetkov (Rus) Zheroquadro Radenska0:07:53
35Nik Burjek (Slo) Sava0:08:10
36Emanuel Kišerlovski (Cro) Loborika0:08:12
37Jonhny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:09:10
38Stephane Rossetto (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:09:13
39Gustavo Rodriguez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:09:24
40Steven Van Vooren (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:09:51
41Alberto Fernandez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:10:29
42Borut Božic (Slo) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:10:37
43Boštjan Rezman (Slo) Zheroquadro Radenska0:10:42
44Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Team Saxo Bank0:11:47
45Hrvoje Miholjevic (Cro) Loborika0:11:53
46Geert Steurs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:11:59
47David Tratnik (Slo) Zheroquadro Radenska
48Vladimir Isaychev (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia
49Maarten Neyens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
50Richie Porte (Aus) Team Saxo Bank
51Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:12:10
52Santo Anza (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia0:13:35
53Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Loborika0:14:31
54Marko Kump (Slo) Adria Mobil0:14:36
55Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:14:42
56Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:14:48
57Andre Stensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:14:59
58Michael Van Stayen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:16:01
59Francisco J Pacheco Torres (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia
60Paolo Longoborghini (Ita) ISD - Neri0:16:07
61Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre-Farnese Vini
62Alberto Ongarato (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
63Uroš Murn (Slo) Adria Mobil
64Gianluca Mirenda (Ita) ISD - Neri
65Rafai Chtioui (Tun) Acqua & Sapone
66Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:17:59
67Blaž Jarc (Slo) Adria Mobil0:18:23
68Emanuele Vona (Ita) ISD - Neri0:18:59
69Jure Bitenc (Slo) Obrazi Delo Revije0:19:54
70Luka Rakuša (Slo) Obrazi Delo Revije0:20:23
71Jure Zrimšek (Slo) Sava0:20:32
72Leonardo Giordani (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia0:20:48
73Mark Džamastagic (Slo) Sava0:21:16
74Darko Blaževic (Cro) Loborika0:21:36
75Frank Hoy (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:22:14
76Uroš Šilar (Slo) Sava0:23:57
77Marcin Sapa (Pol) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:24:02
78Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini
79Andrea Grendene (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini
80Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Lampre-Farnese Vini
81Davide Riccibitti (Ita) ISD - Neri
82Joseph Stijn (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
83Kristjan Fajt (Slo) Adria Mobil
84Andrej Omulec (Slo) Obrazi Delo Revije
85Gorik Gardeyn (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
86Rok Jerše (Slo) Obrazi Delo Revije0:25:02
87Reiner Honig (Ned) Acqua & Sapone0:25:40
88Carlo Scognamiglio (Ita) ISD - Neri0:26:15
89Primož Šegina (Slo) Obrazi Delo Revije0:26:51
90Andi Bajc (Slo) Zheroquadro Radenska0:27:14
91Ruggero Marzoli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone
92Raivis Belohvosciks (Lat) Ceramica Flaminia0:28:03
93Massimo Demarin (Cro) Loborika0:28:17
94Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:28:58
95Diego Caccia (Ita) ISD - Neri0:29:34
96Davide Cimolai (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:29:41
97Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:31:36
98Jure Žagar (Slo) Adria Mobil0:31:52
99Filippo Baggio (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia0:32:40
100Simon Novak (Slo) Obrazi Delo Revije0:32:45
101Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:32:46

Points classification
1Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini67pts
2Giovanni Visconti (Ita) ISD - Neri47
3Marko Kump (Slo) Adria Mobil34
4Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo29
5Blaž Furdi (Slo) Sava27
6Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo27
7Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo25
8Borut Božic (Slo) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team24
9Michael Van Stayen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator24
10Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Team Saxo Bank23
11Matej Stare (Slo) Sava23
12Mitja Mahoric (Slo) Adria Mobil21
13Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank19
14Reiner Honig (Ned) Acqua & Sapone18
15Jure Zrimšek (Slo) Sava17
16Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank16
17Luka Rakuša (Slo) Obrazi Delo Revije15
18Francesco Failli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone14
19José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Acqua & Sapone14
20Patrik Sinkewitz (Ger) ISD - Neri12
21Andrea Noe (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia12
22Maarten Neyens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator11
23Rafai Chtioui (Tun) Acqua & Sapone10
24Martin Mortensen (Den) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team9
25Filippo Baggio (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia9
26Marcos Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia9
27Matija Kvasina (Cro) Zheroquadro Radenska8
28Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini8
29Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Doimo8
30Riccardo Ricco (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia8
31Gašper Švab (Slo) Sava7
32Gianluca Mirenda (Ita) ISD - Neri7
33Radoslav Rogina (Cro) Loborika7
34Manuele Caddeo (Ita) Zheroquadro Radenska6
35Joseph Stijn (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator6
36Rodrigo Garcia Rena (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia5
37Massimo Demarin (Cro) Loborika5
38Tomislav Danculovic (Cro) Loborika5
39Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Lampre-Farnese Vini4
40Tomaž Nose (Slo) Adria Mobil3
41Uroš Šilar (Slo) Sava3
42Luka Mezgec (Slo) Zheroquadro Radenska3
43Marcin Sapa (Pol) Lampre-Farnese Vini3
44Robert Kišerlovski (Cro) Liquigas-Doimo3
45Geert Steurs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator3
46Francisco J Pacheco Torres (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia3
47David Tratnik (Slo) Zheroquadro Radenska2
48Jan Tratnik (Slo) Zheroquadro Radenska2
49Frank Hoy (Den) Team Saxo Bank1
50Kristjan Fajt (Slo) Adria Mobil1
51Pavel Kochetkov (Rus) Zheroquadro Radenska1
52Andi Bajc (Slo) Zheroquadro Radenska1
53Andrea Grendene (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini1
54Vladimir Isaychev (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia1

Mountains classification
1Stephane Rossetto (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team18pts
2Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo16
3Luka Rakuša (Slo) Obrazi Delo Revije12
4Vladimir Kerkez (Slo) Sava8
5Giovanni Visconti (Ita) ISD - Neri8
6Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank6
7Rafai Chtioui (Tun) Acqua & Sapone6
8Marcos Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia6
9Gianluca Mirenda (Ita) ISD - Neri6
10Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre-Farnese Vini6
11Joseph Stijn (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator5
12Massimo Demarin (Cro) Loborika5
13José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Acqua & Sapone4
14Maarten Neyens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator4
15Leonardo Giordani (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia4
16Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini2
17Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo2
18Reiner Honig (Ned) Acqua & Sapone2
19Paolo Longoborghini (Ita) ISD - Neri2
20Andrea Noe (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia2

U23 classification
1Blaž Furdi (Slo) Sava16:20:48
2Luka Mezgec (Slo) Zheroquadro Radenska0:01:20
3Alfredo Balloni (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:02:44
4Jan Tratnik (Slo) Zheroquadro Radenska0:04:58
5Marko Kump (Slo) Adria Mobil0:12:10
6Michael Van Stayen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:13:35
7Blaž Jarc (Slo) Adria Mobil0:15:57
8Jure Bitenc (Slo) Obrazi Delo Revije0:17:28
9Mark Džamastagic (Slo) Sava0:18:50
10Andi Bajc (Slo) Zheroquadro Radenska0:24:48
11Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:26:32
12Davide Cimolai (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:27:15
13Filippo Baggio (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia0:30:14

Teams classification
1Team Saxo Bank49:01:36
2Acqua & Sapone0:00:06
3Liquigas-Doimo0:00:12
4Sava0:01:25
5Ceramica Flaminia0:03:13
6Xacobeo Galicia0:03:29
7ISD - Neri0:04:44
8Zheroquadro Radenska0:06:57
9Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:12:09
10Loborika0:13:20
11Adria Mobil0:13:35
12Lampre-Farnese Vini0:15:42
13Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:17:41
14Obrazi Delo Revije0:56:00

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