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23rd Dutch Food Valley Classic - 1.HC

Netherlands, June 11, 2008

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One-Two for Gerolsteiner

Robert F÷rster and Sven Krauss of Team Gerolsteiner took out a one-two win in the sprint finish of the Dutch Food Valley Classic, formerly called Veenendaal-Veenendaal. Krauss led out the sprint for his team-mate and was able to follow him across the line, several bike lengths ahead of the peloton.

"Kraussi really did a top job. That was perfect," said F÷rster, after only his third victory of the season. "It's a great feeling, when you win. Then you know why you work so hard. And I knew that I could do it. You just have to believe in yourself."

An eight-man strong escape group had a slight lead over the peloton and was caught only 800 meters before the finish line. Shortly thereafter Krauss pulled out to start the sprint for F÷rster, and the pair just kept going. Third place went to Niko Eeckhout of Topsport Vlaanderen.

Photography

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Results - 210 km

1 Robert F÷rster (Ger) Gerolsteiner                          4.58.55 (41.851 km/h)
2 Sven Krauss (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                    
3 Niko Eeckhout (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                           
4 Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Skil-Shimano                        
5 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram                                   
6 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step                                  
7 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Slipstream Chipotle Presented By H30       
8 Bobbie Traksel (Ned) P3Transfer - Batavus                         
9 Stefan Van Dijk (Ned) Mitsubishi-Jartazi                          
10 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Franšaise des Jeux                      
11 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Slipstream Chipotle Presented By H30    
12 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank                                      
13 Yvo Kusters (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels                           
14 Kenny Dehaes (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                           
15 Marco Zanotti (Ita) Preti Mangimi                                
16 David Kopp (Ger) Cycle Collstrop                                 
17 Matthew Goss (Aus) Team CSC                                      
18 Wim De Vocht (Bel) Silence - Lotto                               
19 Yoann Offredo (Fra) Franšaise des Jeux                           
20 Kevin Neirynck (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - T÷nissteiner              
21 Lilian JÚgou (Fra) Franšaise des Jeux                            
22 Robert Wagner (Ger) Skil-Shimano                                 
23 Vytautas Kaupas (Ltu) Mitsubishi-Jartazi                         
24 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Krolstone Continental Team                   
25 Paride Grillo (Ita) CSF Group Navigare                           
26 Marco Bos (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels                             
27 Jos Pronk (Ned) Krolstone Continental Team                       
28 Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Silence - Lotto                              
29 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Quick Step                                  
30 Luc Hagenaars (Ned) P3Transfer - Batavus                         
31 Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                   
32 MatthÚ Pronk (Ned) Cycle Collstrop                               
33 Francesco Tomei (Ita) CSF Group Navigare                         
34 Marco Brus (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels                            
35 Aart Vierhouten (Ned) P3Transfer - Batavus                       
36 Timothy Gudsell (NZl) Franšaise des Jeux                         
37 William Frischkorn (USA) Slipstream Chipotle Presented By H30    
38 Fulco Van Gulik (Ned) Krolstone Continental Team                 
39 Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil-Shimano                                   
40 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Silence - Lotto                             
41 Wilfried Cretskens (Bel) Quick Step                              
42 Dirk Bellemakers (Ned) Landbouwkrediet - T÷nissteiner            
43 Markus Zberg (Swi) Gerolsteiner                                  
44 Sven Nevens (Bel) Mitsubishi-Jartazi                             
45 Bastiaan Giling (Ned) Cycle Collstrop                            
46 Roy Curvers (Ned) Skil-Shimano                                   
47 Jens Mouris (Ned) Mitsubishi-Jartazi                             
48 Thomas Fothen (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                 
49 Hubert Schwab (Swi) Quick Step                                   
50 Hans Bloks (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels                            
51 Gil Suray (Bel) Cycle Collstrop                                  
52 Arnoud Van Groen (Ned) P3Transfer - Batavus                      
53 Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Skil-Shimano                                
54 Thijs Van Amerongen (Ned) Van Vliet - EBH Elshof                 
55 Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Skil-Shimano                              
56 Lucas Persson (Swe) Cycle Collstrop                              
57 Juan JosÚ Haedo (Arg) Team CSC                                   
58 SÚbastien Delfosse (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - T÷nissteiner          
59 Bert Scheirlinckx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - T÷nissteiner           
60 MickaŰl ChÚrel (Fra) Franšaise des Jeux                          
61 Eric Van De Meent (Ned) Krolstone Continental Team               
62 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Franšaise des Jeux                        
63 Ralf Grabsch (Ger) Team Milram                                   
64 Igor Abakoumov (Bel) Mitsubishi-Jartazi                          
65 Gerben L÷wik (Ned) Rabobank                                      
66 Anders Lund (Den) Team CSC                                       
67 Michael Blaudzun (Den) Team CSC                                  
68 Marco Frapporti (Ita) CSF Group Navigare                         
69 Mauro Finetto (Ita) CSF Group Navigare                           
70 Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Den) Team CSC                        
71 Andrea Pagotto (Ita) CSF Group Navigare                          
72 Bert Roesems (Bel) Silence - Lotto                               
73 Federico Canuti (Ita) CSF Group Navigare                         
74 Maint Berkenbosch (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels                     
75 Steven De Jongh (Ned) Quick Step                                 
76 Marvin Van Der Pluijm (Ned) P3Transfer - Batavus                 
77 Stephan Schreck (Ger) Gerolsteiner                               
78 Volodymyr Diudia (Ukr) Team Milram                               
79 Piet Rooijakkers (Ned) Skil-Shimano                              
80 Oscar Gatto (Ita) Gerolsteiner                                   
81 Evert Verbist (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                          
82 Mathieu Criquielion (Bel) Mitsubishi-Jartazi                     
83 Kilian Patour (Fra) Slipstream Chipotle Presented By H30         
84 Jonas Ljungblad (Swe) P3Transfer - Batavus                       
85 Lars Vierbergen (Ned) Van Vliet - EBH Elshof                     
86 Jasper Lenferink (Ned) Krolstone Continental Team                
87 Serhiy Honchar (Ukr) Preti Mangimi                               
88 Massimo Mazzanti (Ita) Preti Mangimi                             
89 Maurice Vrijmoed (Ned) Van Vliet - EBH Elshof                    
90 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank                                    
91 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step                                  
92 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Rabobank                                     
93 Kurt Hovelynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                         
94 Geert Omloop (Bel) Mitsubishi-Jartazi                            
95 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Van Vliet - EBH Elshof                   
96 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Silence - Lotto                         
97 Tom Steels (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - T÷nissteiner                  
98 Lasse B°chman (Den) Team CSC                                     
99 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step                             0.20
100 Ivor Bruin (Ned) Van Vliet - EBH Elshof                     0.22
101 Joost Van Leijen (Ned) Van Vliet - EBH Elshof               0.26
102 Julian Dean (NZl) Slipstream Chipotle Presented By H30      0.28
103 Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank                                   0.47
104 Ian Stannard (GBr) Landbouwkrediet - T÷nissteiner           0.48
105 Frederick Nolf (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                    0.54
106 Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank                                 0.59
107 Bram De Groot (Ned) Rabobank                                2.46
108 Glenn d'Hollander (Bel) Silence - Lotto                         
109 Vincenzo Centrone (Lux) Preti Mangimi                           
110 Arne Hassink (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels                         
111 Rik Kavsek (Ned) Krolstone Continental Team                     
112 Wouter Van Mechelen (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - T÷nissteiner        
113 Tom Criel (Bel) Cycle Collstrop                                 
114 Maarten Den Bakker (Ned) Skil-Shimano                           
115 Artur Gajek (Ger) Team Milram                                   
116 Enrico Poitschke (Ger) Team Milram                              
117 Markus Eichler (Ger) Team Milram                                
118 Francis De Greef (Bel) Silence - Lotto                          
119 Addy Engels (Ned) Quick Step                                    
120 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Krolstone Continental Team                   


Past winners

2007 Steffen Radochla (Ger) Team Wiesenhof 207 kms in 4.45.19 (43.55 km/h)
2006 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quickstep-Innergetic 210 kms in 4.56.08 (42.55 km/h)
2005 Paul Van Schalen (Ned) AXA            209 kms in 4.54.59 (42.51 km/h)
2004 Simone Cadamuro (Ita) De Nardi        207 kms in 4.40.29 (44.28 km/h)
2003 Leon Van Bon (Ned) Lotto-Domo         209 kms in 4.34.14 (45.61 km/h)
2002 Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Rabobank         209 kms in 4.52.21 (42.976 km/h)
2001 Steven De Jongh (Ned) Rabobank        209 kms in 4.45.48 (43.9 km/h)
2000 Steven de Jongh (Ned) Rabobank        212 kms in 5.11.08 (40.8 km/h)
1999 Tristan Hoffman (Ned) TVM-Farm Frites 200 kms in 5.07.43 (39 km/h)
1998 Frank Hoj  (Den) Palmans-Ideal        209 kms in 4.56.24
1997 Jeroen Blijlevens (Ned) TVM
1996 Andrej Tchmil (Mda) Lotto
1995 Olaf Ludwig (Ger) Team Telekom
1994 Vjatcheslav Elimov (Rus) WordPerfect
1993 Rob Mulders (Ned) WordPerfect
1992 Jacques Hangraaf (Ned) Panasonic
1991 (2) Wiebren Veenstra (Ned) Buckler
1990 Wiebren Veesntra (Ned) Buckler
1989 Jean-Paul Van Poppel (Ned) Panasonic
1988 Ronny Vlassaks (Bel) Superconfex
1987 Johan Capiot (Bel) Roland
1986 No race
1985 Joop Zoetemelk (Ned) Kwantumhallen


Past winners by Mario Stiehl, www.world-of-cycling.com