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88th Paris-Bruxelles - 1.HC

Belgium, September 13, 2008

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McEwen makes it five

Robbie McEwen (Silence - Lotto) makes it five
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Australian sprinter Robbie McEwen took his fifth victory in the Paris-Brussels, besting Belgian Gert Steegmans (Quick Step) and Italia Luca Paolini (Acqua & Sapone) at the end of the 221 kilometre long race. The win was McEwen's fourth in a row in the race between the two capitals. "I'm thrilled," McEwen said after an exhausting finale which was marked by several attacks from the Quick Step team. "We were all very tired, as you could see in the sprint. To win five times is great!"

The race began in cold and rainy conditions, and the clouds followed the riders throughout the five and a half hours of racing. The Quick Step team managed to break up the race, with Maarten Wynants and Sébastien Rosseler working to set up Steegmans for the win. Steegmans tried to attack on the final climb, but could not dislodge the Australian, who then took the sprint by several bike lengths.


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Results - 221km

1 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Silence - Lotto                                        5.30.13 (40.16 km/h) 
2 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Quick Step                                                   
3 Luca Paolini (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                                 
4 Bert De Waele (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Tönissteiner                            0.04
5 Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Quick Step                                           0.08
6 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step                                              0.48
7 Dario Andriotto (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                              
8 Kevin Ista (Bel) Agritubel                                                    1.08
9 Borut Bozic (Slo) Cycle Collstrop                                             1.14
10 Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Skil-Shimano                                       
11 Janek Tombak (Est) Mitsubishi-Jartazi                                            
12 Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                          
13 Jan Kuyckx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Tönissteiner                                  
14 Nicolas Jalabert (Fra) Agritubel                                                 
15 Ken De Vaere (Bel) Davitamon Lotto Jong Vlaanderen                               
16 Serguei Klimov (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems                                      
17 Piet Rooijakkers (Ned) Skil-Shimano                                              
18 Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank                                               
19 Mikel Gaztanaga Echeverria (Spa) Agritubel                                       
20 Sven Vandousselaere (Bel) Davitamon - Lotto - Jong Vlaanderen                    
21 Benoît Sinner (Fra) Agritubel                                                    
22 James Vanlandschoot (Bel) Mitsubishi-Jartazi                                     
23 Jonathan Bertrand (Bel) Bodysol - Euro Millions - Pôle Continental Wallon        
24 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli               
25 Quincy Vens (Bel) Davitamon - Lotto - Jong Vlaanderen                            
26 Vytautas Kaupas (Ltu) Mitsubishi-Jartazi                                         
27 Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                           
28 Gerben Löwik (Ned) Rabobank                                                      
29 Kenny De Haes (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                                          
30 Tomas Buchacek (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author                                      
31 Alexander Serov (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems                                     
32 Kenny Terweduwe (Bel) Davitamon - Lotto - Jong Vlaanderen                        
33 Bastiaan Giling (Ned) Cycle Collstrop                                            
34 Mathieu Drouilly (Fra) Mitsubishi-Jartazi                                        
35 Andy Cappelle (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Tönissteiner                               
36 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Cycle Collstrop                                             
37 Jelle Hansseuw (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Tönissteiner                              
38 Guillaume Blot (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit Par Telephone                            
39 Gil Suray (Bel) Cycle Collstrop                                                  
40 Roberto Traficante (Ita) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli         
41 Roger Beuchat (Swi) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli              
42 Edwig Cammaerts (Bel) Bodysol-Euromillions-Pôle Continental Wallon               
43 Simone Masciarelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                          
44 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Rabobank                                                     
45 Sébastien Portal (Fra) Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone                         
46 Bert Scheirlinckx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Tönissteiner                           
47 Sven Renders (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                                           
48 Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank Continental                                         
49 Geert Steurs (Bel) Silence - Lotto                                               
50 Petr Bencik (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author                                         
51 José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Contentpolis - Murcia                                   
52 Jakub Danacik (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author                                       
53 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Crédit Agricole                                               
54 Michal Golas (Pol) Cycle Collstrop                                               
55 Nick Gates (Aus) Silence - Lotto                                                 
56 Bernardo Riccio (Ita) Tinkoff Credit Systems                                 1.29
57 Frantisek Kloucek (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author                                   
58 Stanislav Kozubek (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author                                   
59 Kevin Neirynck (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Tönissteiner                              
60 Fabio Polazzi (Bel) Bodysol - Euro Millions - Pôle Continental Wallon            
61 Kurt Hovelynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                                         
62 Michael Polazzi (Bel) Bodysol - Euro Millions - Pôle Continental Wallon          
63 Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Tinkoff Credit Systems                                     
64 Robert Wagner (Ger) Skil-Shimano                                                 
65 Roy Curvers (Ned) Skil-Shimano                                                   
66 Bert De Backer (Bel) Skil-Shimano                                                
67 Bart Vanheule (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                                          
68 Steven De Neef (Bel) Davitamon - Lotto - Jong Vlaanderen                         
69 Iouri Trofimov (Rus) Bouygues Telecom                                            
70 Reno De Keulenaer (Bel) Davitamon - Lotto - Jong Vlaanderen                      
71 Stijn Joseph (Bel) Quick Step                                                    
72 Luca Mazzanti (Ita) Tinkoff Credit Systems                                       
73 Julien Simon (Fra) Crédit Agricole                                               
74 William Bonnet (Fra) Crédit Agricole                                             
75 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                                           
76 David Lelay (Fra) Bretagne - Armor Lux                                       1.45
77 Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil-Shimano                                                   
78 Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Skil-Shimano                                              
79 Adrian Palomares Villaplana (Spa) Contentpolis - Murcia                          
80 Frédéric Amorison (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Tönissteiner                       1.59
81 Alessandro Donati (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                           
82 Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                            
83 Steven Kleynen (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Tönissteiner                              
84 Mauro Facci (Ita) Quick Step                                                     
85 Leonardo Moser (Ita) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli             
86 Alexander Gottfried (Ger) Tinkoff Credit Systems                                 
87 Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Skil-Shimano                                                
88 Marco Marcato (Ita) Cycle Collstrop                                              
89 Cédric Coutouly (Fra) Agritubel                                                  
90 Martin Mares (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author                                        
91 Maarten Neyens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                                         
92 Leopold Konig (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author                                       
93 Maxime Méderel (Fra) Crédit Agricole                                             
94 Johan Coenen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                                           
95 Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank                                                      
96 Addy Engels (Ned) Quick Step                                                     
97 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step                                                  
98 Iljo Keisse (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                                            
99 Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank                                                        
100 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                          
101 Yann Huguet (Fra) Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone                         2.23
102 Ilya Chernetskiy (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems                                   
103 Alexander Khatuntsev (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems                               
104 Romain Villa (Fra) Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone                            
105 Diego Milán Jiménez (Spa) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                        
106 Matthé Pronk (Ned) Cycle Collstrop                                              
107 Kevin Van Melsen (Bel) Bodysol - Euro Millions - Pôle Continental Wallon    4.07
108 Jérémy Burton (Bel) Bodysol - Euro Millions - Pôle Continental Wallon           
109 Sven Nevens (Bel) Mitsubishi-Jartazi                                            
110 Lucas Persson (Swe) Cycle Collstrop                                             
111 Jarno Vanguyse (Bel) Davitamon Lotto Jong Vlaanderen                        5.02
112 Pedro Jose Vera Alcaraz (Spa) Contentpolis - Murcia                             
113 Lars Croket (Bel) Davitamon - Lotto - Jong Vlaanderen                           
114 Yohann Gène (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                                                  

Past winners

2007 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Predictor - Lotto                             
2006 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Davitamon-Lotto
2005 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Davitamon-Lotto
2004 Nick Nuyens (Bel) Quick.Step-Davitamon
2003 Kim Kirchen (Lux) Fassa Bortolo
2002 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Lotto-Adecco
2001 Emmanuel Magnien (Fra) La Francaise des Jeux
2000 Max van Heeswijk (Ned) Mapei-Quick Step
1999 Romans Vainsteins (Lat)
1998 Stefano Zanini (Ita)
1997 Alessandro Bertolini (Ita)
1996 Andrea Tafi (Ita)
1995 Frank Vandenbroucke (Bel)
1994 Rolf Sörensen (Den)
1993 Francis Moreau (Fra)
1992 Rolf Sörensen (Den)
1991 Brian Holm (Den)
1990 Franco Ballerini (Ita)
1989 Jelle Nijdam (Ned)
1988 Rolf Gölz (Ger)
1987 Wim Arras (Bel)
1986 Guido Bontempi (Ita)
1985 Adri Van der Poel (Ned)
1984 Eric Vanderaerden (Bel)
1983 Tommy Prim (Swe)
1982 Jacques Hanegraaf (Ned)
1981 Roger De Vlaeminck (Bel)
1980 Pierino Gavazzi (Ita)
1979 Ludo Peeters (Bel)
1978 Jan Raas (Ned)
1977 Ludo Peeters (Bel)
1976 Felice Gimondi (Ita)
1975 Freddy Maertens (Bel)
1974 Marc Demeyer (Bel)
1973 Eddy Merckx (Bel)
1966 Felice Gimondi (Ita)
1965 Edward Sels (Bel)
1964 Georges Van Coningsloo (Bel)
1963 Jean Stablinski (Fra)
1962 Joseph Wouters (Bel)
1961 Pino Cerami (Bel)
1960 Pierre Everaert (Bel)
1959 Frans Schoubben (Bel)
1958 Rik Van Looy (Bel)
1957 Leon Van Daele (Bel)
1956 Rik Van Looy (Bel)
1955 Marcel Hendrickx (Bel)
1954 Marcel Hendrickx (Bel)
1953 Loretto Petrucci (Ita)
1952 Alberic Schotte (Bel)
1951 Jean Gueguen (Fra)
1950 Rik Van Steenbergen (Bel)
1949 Maurice Diot (Fra)
1948 Lode Poels (Bel)
1947 Ernest Sterckx (Bel)
1946 Alberic Schotte (Bel)
1939 Frans Bonduel (Bel)
1938 Marcel Kint (Bel)
1937 Albert Beckaert (Bel)
1936 Eloi Meulenberg (Bel)
1935 Edgard De Caluwe (Bel)
1934 Frans Bonduel (Bel)
1933 Albert Barthelemy (Fra)
1932 Julien Vervaecke (Bel)
1931 Jean Aerts (Bel)
1930 Ernest Mottard (Bel)
1929 Pe Verhaegen (Bel)
1928 Georges Ronsse (Bel)
1927 Nicolas Frantz (Lux)
1926 Denis Verschueren (Bel)
1925 Gerard Debaets (Bel)
1924 Felix Sellier (Bel)
1923 Felix Sellier (Bel)
1922 Felix Sellier (Bel)
1921 Robert Raboul (Fra)
1920 Henri Pelissier (Fra)
1919 Alexis Michiels (Bel)
1914 Louis Mottiat (Bel)
1913 Octave Lapize (Fra)
1912 Octave Lapize (Fra)
1911 Octave Lapize (Fra)
1910 Maurice Brocco (Fra)
1909 Francois Faber (Lux)
1908 Lucien Petit-Breton (Fra)
1907 Gusrave Garrigou (Fra)
1906 A. Dunlop (Fra)
Past winners by Mario Stiehl,