Sebastian Langeveld of Rabobank scored the biggest win of his career today, by a centimeter or two, over a hard-charging defending champ Juan Antonio Flecha at the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad. Langeveld went on a long solo breakaway with over 40km to race, and while Flecha chased him down powerfully after emerging alone from a disorganized chase effort, Langeveld recovered enough to battle through a difficult, slightly uphill sprint for the narrow win over his former teammate.
Emma Johansson won the Women's Omloop for the second year in a row in a bunch sprint. Alona Andruk won stage 5 in the Tour of New Zealand, while Judith Arndt came in eighth, 35" back, to hold on to the overall GC win. [Yes, it's Sunday in NZ, race is over.] Click on links below for more results.
Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
- Sebastian Langeveld, Rabobank
- Juan Antonio Flecha, Sky, s.t.
- Matthew Hayman, Sky, at ?
Women's Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
- Emma Johansson, Hitec UCK
- Andrea Bosman, WV Eemland, s.t.
- Chantal Blank, AA Drink, s.t.
- Giovanni Visconti, FAR
- Jure Kocjan, FAR
- Rinaldo Nocentini, AG2R
Women's Tour of New Zealand, Final GC
- Judith Arndt, HTC
- Catherine Cheatley, NZL, at 0.04
- Ruth Corset, AUS AIS, at 0.12