From the Team CSC website. Jakob finishing strong!
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Fifth Place for Piil
[27.08 19:27] After his second place in Italy a couple of days ago Team CSC’s Jakob Piil today confirmed the fact, that he is in great shape in the French ProTour race, GP Ouest France Plouay.
Piil was very aggressive during the last laps of the traditional race in Bretagne, which was decided between four riders, who escaped towards the end. Liquigas’ Vincenzo Nibali took a comfortable victory ahead of Juan-Antonio Flecha (Rabobank).
Piil won the sprint among the pursuers and took a fifth place.
“We did fine the whole day and at the end we had quite good cards on our hands. Again Jakob was very convincing and even had the strength for several attacks during the final lap. He was very strong today. All in all we’re quite satisfied with the result and we probably managed to get some points for the ProTour rankings as well,” said sports director Alain Gallopin after the race.
Fränk Schleck was involved in crash, but escaped with only cuts and bruises.