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Demare upstages big names to win Vattenfall

Demare upstages big names to win Vattenfall

By Eurosport
Last update 20/08/2012 at 07:53 - Published on 20/08/2012 at 00:36
By Eurosport - 20/08/2012 at 07:53

Arnaud Demare (FDJ-BigMat) beat a quality field to the win the Vattenfall Cyclassics race in Hamburg.

The French youngster showed great speed at the finish to burst clear for the win ahead of Andre Greipel(Lotto-Belisol ) and Giacomo Nizzolo (Radioshack).

Heavy hitters Tom Boonen (Omega Pharma - Quick-Step), Edvald Boasson Hagen (Team Sky) and Mark Renshaw (Rabobank) came next while Tour de France green jersey winner Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Cannondale) failed to figure after a mechanical problem whilst on the final climb up the Waseberg.

The Vattenfall Cyclassics has been one of the 24 races that contribute points to the UCI world rankings since 2009.

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