Kiryienka wins Route du Sud

Sun, 19 Jun 18:32:00 2011

Movistar's Belarusian rider Vasil Kiryienka has won the Route du Sud, with Luis Angel Mate Mardones of Cofidis winning the fourth and final stage in Pau.

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The Spaniard was part of a five-man escape, and had enough in the tank to outsprint his rivals after a 143km stage between Izaourt and Pau - Germany's Simon Geschke and the Frenchman Steve Houanar came in second and third.

None of the leading group were a threat in the general classification, and they resisted an attempt from the peloton to reel them in 20km from home.

Kiryienka was never threatened on a gentle stage featuring two category three climbs - he took overall victory by 40 seconds from Davide Rebellin (Miche) with Britain's Peter Kennaugh (Team Sky) third.

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