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Greipel takes one stage in the Eneco Tour

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23/08/2013

André Greipel won the fourth stage of the Eneco Tour. In his red Lotto points classification jersey he outsprinted Nizzolo and Boom. The final 6km was disrupted by a crash and several riders were left behind. Lotto Belisol wasn't involved in the crash and the team helped Greipel to the victory with a perfect lead out.

André Greipel: " We've tried three times and now we finally did it. We proved with the whole team that we really have a perfect lead out. My team mates prepared the sprint in every detail and it's thanks to them I won. I felt some pressure to win today because we didn't succeed in the previous stages. Now that I've won a stage in this Eneco Tour I'm of course very happy

Although Lotto-Belisol won one stage in the Eneco Tour and came very close to winning the points classification, sports director Herman Frison was not entirely happy.

Herman Frison: “We won one stage, even in a superior way, but we aimed for more: we came to the Eneco Tour to get a good GC and to win one or two stages. Our Eneco Tour was good, but not good enough. Of Greipel we already knew he was a strong rider. He set a great performance today, unfortunately it yielded him and us not much. André loses the points jersey with one point and that's a pity.”

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