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6th Neuseen Classics - Rund um die Braunkohle - 1.1

Germany, June 1, 2009

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Greipel grabs another

Having dominated the sprints at the International Bayern Rundfahrt last week, André Greipel (Columbia-Highroad) continued his winning streak with victory in the Rund um die Braunkohle in eastern Germany.

"It was great teamwork that put André in the position to pull off such a good win," said directeur sportif Jan Schaffrath. "He got in a break in the first 100 kilometres which allowed Columbia-Highroad to save a lot of energy for the finale. Then he eased back and hid in the bunch, and we took control of the race to set things up for André.

"Greipel wasn't at 100 percent after being in the break, but at least that way he could rest a little and have time to recover. The race goes through such flat terrain, it almost always ends in a bunch sprint and we really powered things up in the last five kilometres," explained Schaffrath.

The big German's rivals were caught by surprise when Columbia-Highroad teammate Tony Martin launched an attack in the closing phase of the race. "They didn’t know whether to chase down Tony and make it easier for André, or whether to let Tony go," said Schaffrath. "The strategy worked out really well. When Tony was caught, [teammate] Marcus Burghardt was waiting to lead out André, and he could go for the win."

Results - 189.5 km

1 André Greipel (Ger) Team Columbia - High Road      4.23.52 (43.59km/h)
2 Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo Test Team
3 Sebastian Siedler (Ger) Vorarlberg - Corratec
4 Marcel Kittel (Ger) Thüringer Energie Team
5 Olaf Pollack (Ger) German National Team
6 Daniele Colli (Ita) Carmiooro - A Style
7 Wim Stroetinga (Ned) Team Milram
8 Steffen Radochla (Ger) Elk Haus
9 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram
10 Danilo Hondo (Ger) PSK Whirlpool - Author
11 Francisco Jose Pacheco Torres (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo
12 Anatoliy Pakhtusov (Ukr) ISD-Sport-Donetsk
13 Andreas Stauff (Ger) Team Kuota - Indeland
14 Eric Baumann (Ger) Team Nutrixxion Sparkasse
15 Pirmin Lang (Swi) Atlas-Romer's Hausbäckerei
16 Kim Lachmann (Ger) Seven Stones
17 Manman Van Ruitenbeek (Ned) Team Kuota - Indeland
18 Pieter Ghyllebert (Bel) Cycling Club Bourgas
19 Stefan Histrov (Bul) Cycling Club Bourgas
20 Alessandro Raisoni (Ita) Carmiooro - A Style
21 Spas Gyurov (Bul) Heraklion - Nessebar
22 Marcel Barth (Ger) Thüringer Energie Team
23 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) Team Columbia - High Road
24 Yuriy Agarkov (Ukr) ISD-Sport-Donetsk
25 Marius Bernatonis (Ltu) Atlas-Romer's Hausbäckerei
26 Yegor Dementyev (Ukr) ISD-Sport-Donetsk
27 Olivier Johr (Ger) Team Kuota - Indeland
28 Volodymyr Rybin (Ukr) ISD-Sport-Donetsk
29 Artem Topchanyuk (Ukr) ISD-Sport-Donetsk
30 Oleg Chuzhda (Ukr) Contentpolis-Ampo
31 Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team Nutrixxion Sparkasse
32 Christoph Springer (Ger) Heraklion - Nessebar
33 Mikel Gaztanaga Echeverria (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo
34 Gerhard Trampusch (Aut) Elk Haus
35 Martin Grashev (Bul) Heraklion - Nessebar
36 Matthias Friedemann (Ger) PSK Whirlpool - Author
37 Vitaliy Popkov (Ukr) ISD-Sport-Donetsk               0.07
38 Tim Klessa (Ger) Team Kuota - Indeland
39 Florian Salzinger (Ger) Atlas-Romer's Hausbäckerei
40 Rida Cador (Hun) Atlas-Romer's Hausbäckerei
41 Harald Totschnig (Aut) Elk Haus
42 René Haselbacher (Aut) Vorarlberg - Corratec         0.11
43 Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervelo Test Team
44 Claudio Casas (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo
45 Alexander Nordhoff (Ger) Seven Stones
46 Harry Kraft (Ger) German National Team
47 Martin Prazdnovsky (Svk) Cycling Club Bourgas
48 Grischa Janorschke (Ger) Team Nutrixxion Sparkasse
49 Christian Kux (Ger) Team Milram
50 Martin Hebik (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author
51 Joaquín Novoa (Spa) Cervelo Test Team
52 Hristomir Angelov (Bul) Cycling Club Bourgas
53 Daniel Musiol (Ger) Vorarlberg - Corratec
54 Patrik Sinkewitz (Ger) PSK Whirlpool - Author
55 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram
56 Wim Van Huffel (Bel) Vorarlberg - Corratec
57 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team Columbia - High Road
58 Gert Dockx (Bel) Team Columbia - High Road
59 Robert Bengsch (Ger) German National Team
60 Sebastian May (Ger) Thüringer Energie Team
61 Philipp Klein (Ger) Thüringer Energie Team
62 Aristide Ratti (Ita) Carmiooro - A Style
63 Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervelo Test Team
64 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team Columbia - High Road
65 Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervelo Test Team
66 Markus Bauer (Ger) German National Team              0.22
67 Felix Euteneuer (Ger) German National Team
68 René Weissinger (Ger) Vorarlberg - Corratec          0.25
69 Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - High Road          0.27
70 Lars Wackernagel (Ger) Team Nutrixxion Sparkasse     0.36
71 Florian Harbig (Ger) Thüringer Energie Team          0.45
72 Artur Gajek (Ger) Team Milram                        0.56
73 Maxime Beney (Swi) Atlas-Romer's Hausbäckerei        3.13
74 Francesco Tizza (Ita) Carmiooro - A Style            3.18
75 Diego Genovesi (Ita) Carmiooro - A Style
76 Erik Mohs (Ger) Team Nutrixxion Sparkasse            3.44
77 Markus Eichler (Ger) Team Milram                     4.00
78 Frantisek Kloucek (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author
79 Daniel Westmattelmann (Ger) Seven Stones
80 Pascal Hungerbühler (Swi) Vorarlberg - Corratec
81 Alex Schmitt (Ger) Seven Stones
82 Clemens Fankhauser (Aut) Elk Haus
83 Bjorn Thurau (Ger) Elk Haus                          4.46

Past winners

2008 Steffen Radochla (Ger) ELK Haus - Simplo
2007 Denis Flahaut (Fra) Jaratzi Promo Fashion
2006 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lamonta
2005 Marek Maciejewski (Pol) Grupa PSB
2004 Lars Wackernagel (Ger)

Past winners courtesy of Mario Stiehl,