Galimzyanov lands Paris–Brussels
Emerging Russian sprinter Denis Galimzyanov won the 91st Paris–Brussels semi classic.
Saxo Bank-SunGard's Lucas Sebastian Haedo was lead out perfectly by his team but the Katusha rider roared through to win the bunch sprint on the Avenue Houba De Strooper.
An early six-man escape group opened up a lead of seven minutes on the peloton but Vacansoleil and Radioshack worked to limit the gap.
Yoann Offredo then went for a late solo attack but a bunch sprint was inevitable with the 24-year-old Russian proving the quickest.
"I have to thank my team-mates for the hard work and Mario Cipollini for the helpful sprint tips. At the finish I chose the wheel of Haedo at the right time and I went for it," he said.