Around Flames won by Cancellara, Sagan did not catch the leak and finished second

OUDENAARDE – The 97th year of the famous cycling race Around Flanders, Switzerland won Fabian Cancellara (32). The driver of RadioShack-Leopard team triumphed on the 256-kilometer course from Brügg to Oudenaard for the second time in his career (before 2010), when he pulled “Petra Sagan” (23) in the last rung on Patersberg, and in the final mile was already a valuable victory.The Slovak cyclist finally won the second place to make the most of this event.


  •  Peter Sagan
  •  Peter Sagan

     Fabian Cancellara enjoys a triumph at the Around Flemish race

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  • Sagan will have to wait for the first victory of some of the most famous and greatest spring class.The Zilina world rankings team then fought for a spur with the Belgian Jürgen Roelandts, but there was a silver position with a view maintained.

    Around Flanders (Bruges – Oudenaarde, 256 km): 1. Fabian Cancellara (Switzerland / RadioShack) 6:05:58 h, 2. Peter SAGAN (SR / Cannondale) +1: 26 min, 3 Jurgen Roelandts (Belgium / Latvia) +1: 28, 4. Alexander Kristoff (Norway / Katusa) +1: 38, 5. Matthieu Ladagnous (Fr./FDJ) +1: 40, 6. Heinrich Haussler ./IAM Cycling), 7. Greg Van Avermaet (Belgium / BMC Racing), 8. Sebastien Turgot (Fr./Europcar), 9. John Degenkolb (Nem./Argos), 10. Sebastian Langeveld (Hol./Orica ) all the same time

    Peter Sagan won the 80th place in the UCI rankings for 2nd place in the Around Flanders and confirmed the position of his leader.Before Cancellarom has a 61-point lead.

    As expected, the crucial moments of the race took up to two hundred kilometers. In cold and windy weather, the favorites have long guarded. The triumphant defender, Belgian Tom Boonen, had to leave early after 19 kilometers. The driver of the Omega Pharma-Quick Step team broke his shoulder and thigh when he fell, and headed straight to the hospital.

    the bikers are ten short, but quite sharp. The peloton was steady and attention focused on the Cancellar fight with Sagan. Both had to stand up for the technical moments before the decisive moments of the event but managed to get to the front of the group.In the last hill of Oude Kwaremont 18 km before the target attacked Cancellara, he broke the main group.

    added by Jürgen Roelandts. In the next step, the Swiss has definitely got rid of the Slovaks and gained decisive seconds for the pursuers.

    from the big classics he won also Milan – San Remo 2008 and Paris – Roubaix 2006 and 2010.

    “After the big problems, this is a great victory for me. that’s a challenge, and everyone was waiting to get in. I tried it in the last but one, but then I did not go 100%.I believed, I saw a lot of Swiss flags and finally did what I was expecting. “ said in the first Cancellara TV reaction.

    I am satisfied. I have a long career before, and I will have the space to win these challenging races. About 100 km before the finish I fell, when someone hurried before me. Fortunately, I returned to the peloton and did my best to win. Cancellara was really strong today, “ said AFP Peter Sagan