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15:35 GMT         Day 39 of 90, Season 67    

Lester Langston's first victory: Huntsville Route


  Even though several riders tried to break away, no one managed to keep it going in Huntsville Route. The strongest riders in the peloton stayed together in the leading group. The finishing climb became a secretion of riders, until Lester Langston (Pro Grevire) and Rafael Schönegger (Pro Grevire) were alone in the front. As it looked as they were heading for a sprint on the top, Rafael Schönegger suddenly could follow Lester Langston who climbed the final kilometre alone. The audience cheered as Lester Langston crossed the line with his arms raised high. Rafael Schönegger came in a little later as second. The third place were terminated by a group of 4 who sprinted a long. Henk-Jan De Jonge was fastest in the group, and safely took the third place.
The climbs today were tough, but I felt good all day, said Lester Langston after winning. I loved the ending of the stage. It was when I saw the ending of the route I knew that I could win. It was perfect for me.
The stage couldn't turn out any better than this. Lester Langston did a perfect job today, said Eric Moret, manager of Pro Grevire, after the race.



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Huntsville Route
Lester Langston
Rafael Schönegger
Henk-Jan De Jonge