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March 16/11 12:23 pm - Nokere Koerse: Lacombe 8th, UPDATED with full results

Posted by Editoress on 03/16/11

Full results from today's Nokere Koerse in Belgium won by Gert Steegmans (Quick Step Cycling Team).  Kevin Lacombe (Spidertech p/b C10) finished 8th in the same time as the winner


Nokere Koerse: Gert Steegmans' return to victory

Quick-Step Cycling Team is standing out as a major player on the roads in Belgium. Today Gert Steegmans clinched victory in the Nokere Koerse. It's an important result that ushers in his return to victory wearing the Quick-Step jersey. The strong Belgian sprinter has been absent from the highest step on the podium for too long. Steegmans was able to express all of his power on the slightly uphill arrival, made treacherous by cobblestones, and he preceded Dutchman Stefan Van Dijk (Team Willem Accent) and Australian Graeme Brown (Team Rabobank) over the finish line.

“I'm thrilled” explains Steegmans “The team worked really well. In the last 400 metres everything just clicked; it wasn't a chaotic sprint, but quite orderly, just like I like it, with ideal conditions for me to progressively unload my power on the pedals. I feel in great shape and I hope to continue like this for the next steps of the season. I hope this victory” says Steegmans , who will be racing again on Friday in the Handzame Classic “can bring good luck to me in the next races and to my team mates who'll be busy on Saturday in the Milano-Sanremo.”

“We're very happy” says Sports Director Tom Steels “The entire team raced in an exceptional manner, hungry for victory. In the final, even though Robert got a flat and Stauff had some mechanical problems, all the guys tried to work and stay together to set Steegmans up in the best conditions to battle it out in a great final sprint. To complete today's success, in addition to Gert's victory we also got the jersey for the mountain classification with Guillaume Van Keirsbulck, who starred in a long breakaway with nine other riders."

Courtesy Alessandro Tegner, Quick-Step Cycling Team


195.9 km
1 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Quick Step Cycling Team 4:42:16
2 Stefan Van Dijk (Ned) Verandas Willems-Accent
3 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank
4 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Cofidis
5 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ
6 Benjamin Verraes (Bel) Jong Vlaanderen-Bauknecht
7 Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Saur-Sojasun
8 Kevin Lacombe (Can) Spidertech p/b C10
9 Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Landbouwkrediet
10 Frédéric Amorison (Bel) Landbouwkrediet
11 Maxime Vantomme (Bel) Kathuscha Team
12 Nico Eeckhout (Bel) AN Post-Sean Kelly
13 Kurt Hovelynck (Bel) Donckers Koffie-Jelly Belly
14 Kevin Ista (Bel) Cofidis
15 Bert De Backer (Bel) Skil-Shimano
16 Alexander Porsev (Rus) Kathuscha Team
17 Gilles Devillers (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles-Credit
18 David Boucher (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto
19 Christophe Laborie (Fra) Saur-Sojasun
20 Evert Verbist (Bel) Verandas Willems-Accent
21 Coen Vermeltfoort (Ned) Rabobank
22 Anthony Geslin (Fra) FDJ
23 Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM
24 Sylwester Janiszewski (Pol) CCC Polsat
25 Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator
26 Matt Brammeier (Irl) HTC-Highroad
27 Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ
28 Davy Commeyne (Bel) Landbouwkrediet
29 Timothy Dupont (Bel) Jong Vlaanderen-Bauknecht
30 Jonas Vangenechten (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles-Credit
31 Emmanuel Van Ruitenbeek (Ned) Eddy Merckx-Indeland
32 Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil-Shimano
33 Romain Matheou (Fra) Saur-Sojasun
34 Steve Chainel (Fra) FDJ
35 Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Saur-Sojasun
36 Martijn Verschoor (Ned) Team Type 1-Sanofi Aventis
37 Marcello Pavarin (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM
38 Aleksejs Saramontins (Lat) Cofidis
39 Eric Baumann (Ger) App Team Netapp
40 Hugo Houle (Can) Spidertech p/b C10
41 Robin Chaigneau (Ned) Skil-Shimano
42 Timothy Vangheel (Bel) Colba-Mercury
43 Steven Jodts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator
44 Martin Reimer (Ger) Skil-Shimano
45 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM
46 Remco Broers (Ned) Team
47 Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Verandas Willems-Accent
48 Robert Retschke (Ger) App Team Netapp
49 Bert Scheirlinckx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet
50 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Kathuscha Team
51 William Dugan (USA) Team Type 1-Sanofi Aventis
52 Andreas Schillinger (Ger) App Team Netapp
53 Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Kathuscha Team
54 Iljo Keisse (Bel) Quick Step Cycling Team
55 Matti Helminen (Fin) Landbouwkrediet
56 Bert De Waele (Bel) Landbouwkrediet
57 Frank Dressler (Ger) Team
58 Maarten Neyens (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto
59 Julien Vermote (Bel) Quick Step Cycling Team
60 Leif Hoste (Bel) Kathuscha Team
61 Arnaud Labbe (Fra) Cofidis
62 Adam Blyth (GBr) Omega Pharma-Lotto
63 Ronan Mclaughlin (Irl) AN Post-Sean Kelly
64 Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) AN Post-Sean Kelly
65 Johan Coenen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator
66 Dirk Müller (Ger) Nutrixxion Sparkasse
67 Michael Van Stayen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator
68 Dirk Bellemakers (Ned) Landbouwkrediet
69 Svein Tuft (Can) Spidertech p/b C10
70 Benjamin Sydlik (Ger) Nutrixxion Sparkasse
71 Alexey Shmidt (Rus) Team Type 1-Sanofi Aventis
72 Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM
73 Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) Team Type 1-Sanofi Aventis
74 Rob Goris (Bel) Verandas Willems-Accent
75 James Spragg (GBr) Donckers Koffie-Jelly Belly
76 Michaël Baer (Sui) App Team Netapp
77 Alexander Mironov (Rus) Kathuscha Team
78 Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator
79 Sander Cordeel (Bel) Colba-Mercury
80 James Vanlandschoot (Bel) Verandas Willems-Accent
81 Arkimedes Arguelyes Rodriges (Rus) Kathuscha Team
82 Rudy Rouet (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles-Credit
83 Vytautas Kaupas (Ltu) Team
84 Niels Wytinck (Bel) Colba-Mercury
85 Alex Rasmussen (Den) HTC-Highroad
86 Patrick Bercz (Ger) Eddy Merckx-Indeland
87 Bartlomiej Matysiak (Pol) CCC Polsat
88 Olivier Chevalier (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles-Credit
89 Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) HTC-Highroad
90 Tom Vermeer (Ned) Colba-Mercury
91 Steffen Radochla (Ger) Nutrixxion Sparkasse
92 Sven Vandousselaere (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto
93 Maxim Belkov (Rus) Vacansoleil-DCM
94 Timon Seubert (Ger) App Team Netapp
95 Caleb Fairly (USA) HTC-Highroad
96 Sander Helven (Bel) Donckers Koffie-Jelly Belly
97 Rony Martias (Fra) Saur-Sojasun
98 Huub Duijn (Ned) Donckers Koffie-Jelly Belly
99 Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator
100 Tomasz Kiendys (Pol) CCC Polsat
101 Jeroen Hoorne (Bel) Jong Vlaanderen-Bauknecht
102 Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank
103 Dries Hollanders (Bel) AN Post-Sean Kelly
104 Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM
105 Fabio Calabria (Aus) Team Type 1-Sanofi Aventis
106 Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Quick Step Cycling Team
107 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Donckers Koffie-Jelly Belly
108 Paul Poux (Fra) Saur-Sojasun
109 Michael Vanderaerden (Bel) Donckers Koffie-Jelly Belly
110 Jens Debusschere (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto
111 Darijus Dzervus (Ltu) AN Post-Sean Kelly
112 Benoit Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ
113 Cesare Benedetti (Ita) App Team Netapp
114 Alex Meenhorst (NZl) Team
115 Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis
116 Ryan Anderson (Can) Spidertech p/b C10
117 Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank
118 Pieter Ghyllebert (Bel) AN Post-Sean Kelly
119 Roy Curvers (Ned) Skil-Shimano
120 Sander Armee (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator
121 Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Quick Step Cycling Team
122 Dimitri Claeys (Bel) App Team Netapp
123 William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ
124 Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto
125 Michael Tronborg Kristensen (Den) Team
126 Steven De Neef (Bel) Jong Vlaanderen-Bauknecht
127 Rémi Cusin (Fra) Cofidis
128 Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank
129 Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis
130 Mitchell Docker (Aus) Skil-Shimano all s.t.
131 Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) Verandas Willems-Accent 0:47
132 André Greipel (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto s.t.
133 Bram Schmitz (Ned) Verandas Willems-Accent 1:12
134 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quick Step Cycling Team
135 Gaëtan Bille (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles-Credit
136 Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) FDJ
137 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ
138 Benjamin King (Aus) Team Type 1-Sanofi Aventis
139 Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank
140 Gregory Habeaux (Bel) Verandas Willems-Accent
141 Walt De Winter (Bel) Jong Vlaanderen-Bauknecht
142 Michael Schweizer (Ger) Nutrixxion Sparkasse
143 Sebastian Forke (Ger) Nutrixxion Sparkasse
144 Grischa Janorschke (Ger) Nutrixxion Sparkasse all s.t.
145 Kenny De Haes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 1:27
146 Craig Lewis (USA) HTC-Highroad 1:49
147 Martin Gilbert (Can) Spidertech p/b C10
148 Steven Van Vooren (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator
149 Andrew Fenn (GBr) AN Post-Sean Kelly all .t.
DNF Mark Batty (Can) Spidertech p/b C10
DNF Ryan Roth (Can) Spidertech p/b C10
DNF Simon Lambert - Lemay (Can) Spidertech p/b C10


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