Sutton wins first classic in Kuurne

Sun, 27 Feb 19:33:00 2011

Australia's Chris Suttonvpicked up the biggest win of his career by taking the Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne.

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The Team Sky man got a great lead-out from his teammates Juan Antonio Flecha and Edvald Boasson Hagen to pick up the win.

Sutton took to the front with 200 metres to go to finish ahead of Yauheni Hutarovich (FDJ), Andre Greipel (Omega Pharma-Lotto) and Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Cervelo).

It was somewhat of a surprise that Team Sky set up the victory for Sutton with most expecting them to look to lead in Boasson Hagen.

"I've always wanted to win one of the classics and it's a nice way to start with Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne,” said Sutton.

"The boys were just incredible in the last 10 kilometres. I told the guys I was up for it. I was pretty confident in myself and the team put all their confidence in me.

"I just yelled: 'Go!' at 500 metres out. I then waited and waited. But at 200 metres I saw someone come up and knew I had to go. I then just went full gas."


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