Leuekemans retains Druivenkoers title

Wed, 24 Aug 18:25:00 2011

Bjorn Leukemans followed up his Tour du Limousin victory by retaining his title in the 51st staging of the Druivenkoers-Ovesije race.

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The 34-year-old Belgian won the event on home soil to become the first rider to defend his crown since Sergei Ivanov managed it in 1999.

The early 10-man breakaway on the 190km stage was reeled in by his Vacansoleil team-mates, with Marco Marcato and Wouter Mol bringing bridging the gap.

Leukemans left it late to get himself into a race-winning position, but held off the challenge of Davy Commeyne and Jurgen van Goolen in a sprint finish.


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