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Back 4.5.2009

Tour of Flanders – Zipp Second and Fourth

Belgium's premier race, featuring 16 steep climbs -- many of which are over bone-jarring cobbles was won today by local favorite Stijn Devolder (Quick Step) who retained his Tour of Flanders title, finishing nearly a minute ahead of second place Heinrich Haussler of Cervélo Test Team. Philippe Gilbert (Silence-Lotto) finished third.

Haussler won the sprint for second place after a great attack in the last kilometer that was marred by a nasty crash on the final straight into Meerbeke. That crash involved Cervélo's Thor Hushovd who was taken to hospital to be checked over. Hushovd was disappointed and said "that he would have won the sprint for 3rd place without the crash."

Martijn Maaskant of Garmin-Slipstream road Zipp Wheels to fourth place over the cobbled roads of Flanders.


Photo: ©Tim De Waele