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Serguei Ivanov wins first stage Tour of Belgium

Katusha’s Serguei Ivanov won the first stage of the Tour of Belgium in Tervuren on Wednesday, just barely holding off the sprinters after a last kilometre solo breakaway. Ivanov was in a 11 riders breakaway and he break when 1 km to go.

The Russian had just enough time to raise his arms in victory as the rush to the line came from behind, just barely edging out Rabobank’s Graeme Brown, Borut Bozic (Vacansoleil) and Belgian champion Jurgen Roelandts (Silence-Lotto).

"Belgium is my second country" said Ivanov "I’ll ride for to win the overall ranking. Here I know course and riders but the final of the stage was unknown for me. Fortunately we did several rounds on a final circuit and I studied the last km where I broke. It’s a good victory because in the head breakaway there were several Silence-Lotto and Quick-Step riders. After the ‘North’ I did 3 training weeks in Tenerife. To ride it’s different but I can’t complain about my shape".

1. Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha
2. Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank
3. Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling
4. J?rgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence-Lotto
5. Cristiano Fumagalli (Ita) Ceremica

Website: Team Katusha

Christopher Jones
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Christopher Jones is a recreational cyclist and runs a design agency, Signale. As the driving force behind Bicycles.net.au he has one of each 'types' of bicycles.
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