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22nd Ster Elektrotoer - 2.1

Netherlands, June 17-21, 2008

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Stage 5 - June 21: Sittard / Geleen - Gemert / Bakel, 150km

Cavendish blasts to stage win

Mark Cavendish (High Road)
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Mark Cavendish romped to victory on the final stage of the Ster Elektrotoer to net his seventh win of the season in Gemert, Holland. The Isle of Man native roared across the finish line a good two bike lengths clear of Barloworld's Robert Hunter and Kenny van Hummel (Skil-Shimano). Enrico Gasparotto of Barloworld held on for the overall victory.

The stage got off to a nervous start but no one was able to get more than 50 meters away from the field until at kilometre 23 Mathew Hayman (Rabobank), Kasper Klostergaard (CSC), Arnoud van Groen (P3Transfer - Batavus) and Joost van Leijen (Van Vliet - EBH Elshof) made the break. They quickly built up a lead of some four minutes, but that was all.

The sprinters were determined to have another go at a win today, and the escape was over with only 10 km to go. High Road controlled things up to the end, and Cavendish took the sprint with ease.

"I went from a long way out, maybe 300 meters from the line." Cavendish said afterwards. "But I had the strength and I just kept going and going. I could even put my hands in the air 15 or 20 meters ahead of the line because I could see I'd won."

"It was a hard and quite dangerous finishing circuit, with a lot of narrow roads and some chicanes. But the team did a really good job and kept me at the front and I was in the top ten when we got into the final kilometer."

"Then I made my move, and it worked out perfectly. It shows that I am exactly where I should be at this point in the season."

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Results

1 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team High Road                      3.14.57 (46.196 km/h)
2 Robert Hunter (RSA) Barloworld                                  
3 Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Skil-Shimano                      
4 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step                                
5 Alberto Ongarato (Ita) Team Milram                              
6 Roger Hammond (GBr) Team High Road                              
7 David Kopp (Ger) Cycle Collstrop                                
8 Niko Eeckhout (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                         
9 Matti Breschel (Den) Team CSC                                   
10 Koen De Kort (Ned) Astana                                      
11 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale                       
12 Thomas Fothen (Ger) Gerolsteiner                               
13 Reinier Honig (Ned) P3Transfer - Batavus                       
14 Aaron Kemps (Aus) Astana                                       
15 Marco Marcato (Ita) Cycle Collstrop                            
16 Aart Vierhouten (Ned) P3Transfer - Batavus                     
17 Wim De Vocht (Bel) Silence - Lotto                             
18 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank                                    
19 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step                                    
20 Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems                    
21 Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) AG2R La Mondiale                      
22 Jonas Ljungblad (Swe) P3Transfer - Batavus                 0.05
23 Benoît Joachim (Lux) Astana                                    
24 Thijs Van Amerongen (Ned) Van Vliet - EBH Elshof               
25 Matthé Pronk (Ned) Cycle Collstrop                             
26 Wouter Mol (Ned) P3Transfer - Batavus                          
27 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Krolstone Continental Team                  
28 Gregory Henderson (NZl) Team High Road                         
29 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Barloworld                                
30 Mauro Facci (Ita) Quick Step                                   
31 Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                   
32 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Gerolsteiner                         
33 Bastiaan Giling (Ned) Cycle Collstrop                          
34 Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Gerolsteiner                             
35 Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr) AG2R La Mondiale                          
36 Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Tinkoff Credit Systems                  
37 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Barloworld                             
38 Piet Rooijakkers (Ned) Skil-Shimano                            
39 Bert De Waele (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Tönissteiner             
40 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                        
41 Michael Blaudzun (Den) Team CSC                                
42 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Silence - Lotto                           
43 Nico Sijmens (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Tönissteiner              
44 Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                   
45 Baden Cooke (Aus) Barloworld                                   
46 Kurt Hovelynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                       
47 Dirk Bellemakers (Ned) Landbouwkrediet - Tönissteiner      0.11
48 Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil-Shimano                                 
49 Sven Renders (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                         
50 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank                                  
51 Hans Bloks (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels                          
52 Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Cycle Collstrop                           
53 Johan Coenen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                         
54 Michal Golas (Pol) Cycle Collstrop                             
55 Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Den) Team CSC                      
56 Sébastien Delfosse (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Tönissteiner        
57 Anders Lund (Den) Team CSC                                     
58 Geert Van Der Sanden (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels                
59 Roman Kireyev (Kaz) Astana                                     
60 Rik Kavsek (Ned) Krolstone Continental Team                    
61 Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems                     
62 Wout Poels (Ned) P3Transfer - Batavus                          
63 Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank                                    
64 Luca Mazzanti (Ita) Tinkoff Credit Systems                     
65 Maurice De Bekker (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels                   
66 Bram De Groot (Ned) Rabobank                                   
67 Roy Curvers (Ned) Skil-Shimano                                 
68 Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram                            0.15
69 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step                                
70 Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Barloworld                          
71 Yvo Kusters (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels                         
72 Rob Peeters (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Tönissteiner               
73 Andreas Klier (Ger) Team High Road                             
74 Julien Mazet (Fra) Astana                                      
75 Jan Kuyckx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Tönissteiner                
76 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Van Vliet - EBH Elshof                 
77 Markus Eichler (Ger) Team Milram                           0.21
78 Bert Roesems (Bel) Silence - Lotto                             
79 Juan José Haedo (Arg) Team CSC                                 
80 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Silence - Lotto                           
81 Geert Steurs (Bel) Silence - Lotto                             
82 Thomas Frei (Swi) Astana                                       
83 Maurice Vrijmoed (Ned) Van Vliet - EBH Elshof                  
84 André Steensen (Den) Team CSC                                  
85 Francis De Greef (Bel) Silence - Lotto                         
86 Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems              0.25
87 Wilfried Cretskens (Bel) Quick Step                            
88 Sjoerd Botter (Ned) Krolstone Continental Team                 
89 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana                                      
90 Bradley McGee (Aus) Team CSC                                   
91 Christophe Edaleine (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale                     
92 Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quick Step                            
93 Nikita Eskov (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems                      
94 Steffen Wesemann (Swi) Cycle Collstrop                         
95 Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                     
96 Wim Van Huffel (Bel) Silence - Lotto                           
97 Lasse Bøchman (Den) Team CSC                                   
98 Addy Engels (Ned) Quick Step                                   
99 Maarten Den Bakker (Ned) Skil-Shimano                          
100 Sven Krauss (Ger) Gerolsteiner                            0.28
101 Jos Pronk (Ned) Krolstone Continental Team                    
102 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank                              0.36
103 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team High Road                       0.53
104 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step                          1.01
105 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Rabobank                              1.10
106 Servais Knaven (Ned) Team High Road                       1.15
107 Oscar Gatto (Ita) Gerolsteiner                            1.30
108 Bram Schmitz (Ned) Van Vliet - EBH Elshof                 1.37
109 Arne Hassink (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels                   1.44
110 Arnoud Van Groen (Ned) P3Transfer - Batavus               1.45
111 Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank                                     
112 Tim Klinger (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                
113 Kenny Van Der Schueren (Bel) Cycle Collstrop                  
114 Lars Vierbergen (Ned) Van Vliet - EBH Elshof              2.23
115 Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Skil-Shimano                           
116 Thierry Hupond (Fra) Skil-Shimano                             
117 Maint Berkenbosch (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels                  
118 Adriaan Helmantel (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels                  
119 Eric Van De Meent (Ned) Krolstone Continental Team            
120 Jasper Lenferink (Ned) Krolstone Continental Team             
121 Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Team High Road                          
122 Matthias Russ (Ger) Gerolsteiner                              
123 Ivor Bruin (Ned) Van Vliet - EBH Elshof                       
124 Steven Kleynen (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Tönissteiner       2.41
125 Gianpaolo Cheula (Ita) Barloworld                         3.55
126 John-Lee Augustyn (RSA) Barloworld                            
127 Joost Van Leijen (Ned) Van Vliet - EBH Elshof             4.15
128 Ronan Van Zandbeek (Ned) Van Vliet - EBH Elshof               
129 Tony Martin (Ger) Team High Road                              
DNS Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale
 
Final General classification
 
1 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Barloworld                      16.49.14
2 Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Tinkoff Credit Systems               0.17
3 Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems                 0.23
4 Koen De Kort (Ned) Astana                                   0.27
5 Matti Breschel (Den) Team CSC                               0.36
6 Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank                                 0.38
7 Piet Rooijakkers (Ned) Skil-Shimano                         0.40
8 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Silence - Lotto                        0.41
9 Michael Blaudzun (Den) Team CSC                             0.44
10 Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) AG2R La Mondiale                  0.45
11 Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Gerolsteiner                         0.47
12 Marco Marcato (Ita) Cycle Collstrop                        0.48
13 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                    0.52
14 Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems                     
15 Thomas Fothen (Ger) Gerolsteiner                           0.56
16 Bert De Waele (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Tönissteiner         0.57
17 Mauro Facci (Ita) Quick Step                               0.58
18 Benoît Joachim (Lux) Astana                                1.02
19 Nico Sijmens (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Tönissteiner              
20 Johan Coenen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                         
21 Matthé Pronk (Ned) Cycle Collstrop                             
22 Bastiaan Giling (Ned) Cycle Collstrop                      1.03
23 Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Cycle Collstrop                       1.04
24 Hans Bloks (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels                      1.05
25 Roman Kireyev (Kaz) Astana                                 1.06
26 Jonas Ljungblad (Swe) P3Transfer - Batavus                 1.07
27 Aaron Kemps (Aus) Astana                                   1.10
28 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale                   1.11
29 Sven Renders (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                         
30 Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen               1.13
31 Thijs Van Amerongen (Ned) Van Vliet - EBH Elshof           1.14
32 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Van Vliet - EBH Elshof                 
33 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Gerolsteiner                         
34 Luca Mazzanti (Ita) Tinkoff Credit Systems                 1.17
35 Dirk Bellemakers (Ned) Landbouwkrediet - Tönissteiner      1.20
36 Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr) AG2R La Mondiale                      1.25
37 Wouter Mol (Ned) P3Transfer - Batavus                          
38 Addy Engels (Ned) Quick Step                               1.26
39 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank                                  
40 Wim De Vocht (Bel) Silence - Lotto                             
41 Alberto Ongarato (Ita) Team Milram                         1.27
42 Francis De Greef (Bel) Silence - Lotto                         
43 Michal Golas (Pol) Cycle Collstrop                         1.30
44 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step                                1.34
45 Geert Steurs (Bel) Silence - Lotto                         1.36
46 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana                                  2.01
47 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Silence - Lotto                       2.05
48 Wim Van Huffel (Bel) Silence - Lotto                       2.10
49 Geert Van Der Sanden (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels            2.11
50 Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                   
51 Jan Kuyckx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Tönissteiner            2.12
52 Sébastien Delfosse (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Tönissteiner    2.29
53 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step                            2.37
54 Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil-Shimano                             2.39
55 Wilfried Cretskens (Bel) Quick Step                        2.49
56 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team High Road                        3.16
57 Andreas Klier (Ger) Team High Road                             
58 Thomas Frei (Swi) Astana                                   3.21
59 Thierry Hupond (Fra) Skil-Shimano                          3.28
60 Reinier Honig (Ned) P3Transfer - Batavus                   3.40
61 Roger Hammond (GBr) Team High Road                         3.44
62 David Kopp (Ger) Cycle Collstrop                           3.51
63 Baden Cooke (Aus) Barloworld                               4.11
64 Kurt Hovelynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                   4.13
65 Aart Vierhouten (Ned) P3Transfer - Batavus                 4.22
66 Roy Curvers (Ned) Skil-Shimano                             4.33
67 Matthias Russ (Ger) Gerolsteiner                           4.36
68 Sven Krauss (Ger) Gerolsteiner                             4.53
69 Lasse Bøchman (Den) Team CSC                               5.05
70 Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank                                  5.10
71 Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Den) Team CSC                  5.18
72 Kenny Van Der Schueren (Bel) Cycle Collstrop               5.55
73 Sjoerd Botter (Ned) Krolstone Continental Team             6.08
74 Maint Berkenbosch (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels               6.19
75 Julien Mazet (Fra) Astana                                  7.03
76 Maarten Den Bakker (Ned) Skil-Shimano                      7.12
77 Arnoud Van Groen (Ned) P3Transfer - Batavus                7.14
78 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank                               7.25
79 Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quick Step                        7.29
80 Jos Pronk (Ned) Krolstone Continental Team                 7.42
81 Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Barloworld                      7.53
82 Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Skil-Shimano                        8.20
83 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step                           8.36
84 Nikita Eskov (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems                  8.44
85 Anders Lund (Den) Team CSC                                 8.47
86 Lars Vierbergen (Ned) Van Vliet - EBH Elshof               9.04
87 Robert Hunter (RSA) Barloworld                             9.16
88 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Krolstone Continental Team             10.11
89 Niko Eeckhout (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                   10.39
90 Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                12.37
91 Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems             12.45
92 Gianpaolo Cheula (Ita) Barloworld                         13.30
93 Yvo Kusters (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels                    14.21
94 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step                          14.27
95 Servais Knaven (Ned) Team High Road                       15.29
96 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team High Road                       15.32
97 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Rabobank                              15.44
98 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank                               15.53
99 Joost Van Leijen (Ned) Van Vliet - EBH Elshof             16.00
100 Juan José Haedo (Arg) Team CSC                           16.21
101 Bram De Groot (Ned) Rabobank                             16.39
102 Bert Roesems (Bel) Silence - Lotto                       16.56
103 Rob Peeters (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Tönissteiner         17.21
104 Christophe Edaleine (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale               17.23
105 John-Lee Augustyn (RSA) Barloworld                       17.29
106 Bradley McGee (Aus) Team CSC                             18.26
107 André Steensen (Den) Team CSC                            18.58
108 Steffen Wesemann (Swi) Cycle Collstrop                   19.04
109 Rik Kavsek (Ned) Krolstone Continental Team              19.12
110 Gregory Henderson (NZl) Team High Road                   19.27
111 Eric Van De Meent (Ned) Krolstone Continental Team       20.05
112 Oscar Gatto (Ita) Gerolsteiner                           20.23
113 Bram Schmitz (Ned) Van Vliet - EBH Elshof                20.57
114 Ivor Bruin (Ned) Van Vliet - EBH Elshof                  21.12
115 Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Skil-Shimano               21.19
116 Tony Martin (Ger) Team High Road                         22.24
117 Steven Kleynen (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Tönissteiner      22.50
118 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Barloworld                          23.39
119 Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Team High Road                     24.33
120 Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram                          25.49
121 Maurice Vrijmoed (Ned) Van Vliet - EBH Elshof            29.09
122 Markus Eichler (Ger) Team Milram                         30.07
123 Tim Klinger (Ger) Gerolsteiner                           31.50
124 Maurice De Bekker (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels             32.23
125 Arne Hassink (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels                  33.57
126 Jasper Lenferink (Ned) Krolstone Continental Team        35.14
127 Ronan Van Zandbeek (Ned) Van Vliet - EBH Elshof          36.32
128 Adriaan Helmantel (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels             37.15
129 Wout Poels (Ned) P3Transfer - Batavus                    40.07
 
Points classification
 
1 Matti Breschel (Den) Team CSC                                 33 pts
2 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Barloworld                            28
3 Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems                   22
4 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team High Road                           21
5 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step                              20
6 Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank                                   18
7 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step                                   15
8 Tony Martin (Ger) Team High Road                              15
9 Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Tinkoff Credit Systems                 13
10 Robert Hunter (RSA) Barloworld                               12
11 Alberto Ongarato (Ita) Team Milram                           12
12 Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Skil-Shimano                   10
13 Matthé Pronk (Ned) Cycle Collstrop                           10
14 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Barloworld                              10
15 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Silence - Lotto                          9
16 David Kopp (Ger) Cycle Collstrop                              8
17 Koen De Kort (Ned) Astana                                     8
18 Bradley McGee (Aus) Team CSC                                  8
19 Marco Marcato (Ita) Cycle Collstrop                           6
20 Roger Hammond (GBr) Team High Road                            5
21 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank                                   5
22 Bert De Waele (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Tönissteiner            5
23 Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems                 5
24 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank                                 4
25 Niko Eeckhout (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                       3
26 Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) AG2R La Mondiale                     3
27 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step                              3
28 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Rabobank                                  2
29 Mauro Facci (Ita) Quick Step                                  2
30 Thomas Fothen (Ger) Gerolsteiner                              1
31 Baden Cooke (Aus) Barloworld                                  1
 
Sprint classification
 
1 Joost Van Leijen (Ned) Van Vliet - EBH Elshof                  9 pts
2 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Rabobank                                   6
3 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Gerolsteiner                         4
4 Matthé Pronk (Ned) Cycle Collstrop                             3
5 David Kopp (Ger) Cycle Collstrop                               3
6 Bradley McGee (Aus) Team CSC                                   3
7 Arnoud Van Groen (Ned) P3Transfer - Batavus                    2
8 Sébastien Delfosse (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Tönissteiner        2
9 Addy Engels (Ned) Quick Step                                   2
10 Matti Breschel (Den) Team CSC                                 2
11 Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Cycle Collstrop                          2
12 Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Den) Team CSC                     1
13 Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Skil-Shimano                           1
14 Michael Blaudzun (Den) Team CSC                               1
15 Koen De Kort (Ned) Astana                                     1
16 Christophe Edaleine (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale                    1
 
Mountains classification
 
1 Bram Schmitz (Ned) Van Vliet - EBH Elshof                     33 pts
2 Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Skil-Shimano                           18
3 Sébastien Delfosse (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Tönissteiner       13
 
Teams classification
 
1 Tinkoff Credit Systems                                  50.29.12
2 Astana                                                      0.38
3 Team CSC Saxo Bank                                          0.51
4 Cycle - Collstrop                                           0.55
5 Ag2R - La Mondiale                                          1.03
6 Topsport Vlaanderen                                         1.10
7 Gerolsteiner                                                1.12
8 Skil - Shimano                                              1.21
9 Silence - Lotto                                             1.23
10 QuickStep                                                  1.31
11 Landbouwkrediet-Tonisste                                   1.36
12 P3transfer - Batavus                                       1.45
13 Rabobank                                                   3.16
14 van Vliet - EBH - Elshof                                   4.07
15 Cycling Team Jo Piels                                      5.21
16 Team High Road                                             5.54
17 Barloworld                                                 6.47
18 KrolStonE Continental Te                                  18.01
19 Team Milram                                               52.23