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Tour of Flanders winner Alessandro Ballan (Lampre) used his late burst of speed to outfox the sprinters and win the Vattenfall Cyclassics race in Hamburg on Sunday.

The lanky Italian jumped clear of the bunch with six hundred metres to go with the idea of setting up his team mates Daniele Bennati and Danilo Napolitano but when the Rabobank team and the other sprinters failed to catch him close to the line, he accelerated again to hold off sprinters Oscar Freire (Rabobank) and Gerard Ciolek (T-mobile).

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