Boom wins Eneco Tour, Contador fifth

Lars Boom won the Eneco Tour in the Netherlands after a superb performance to come second in the event's seventh and final stage.


Rabobank's Boom finished two seconds behind stage winner Alessaandro Ballan at the end of the race's queen stage, a 208km route from Maldegem to Geraardsbergen.

And with his contenders for the overall victory finished down the order, Boom won by 26 seconds over Sylvain Chavanel (Omega Pharma - Quick-Step), with Canada's Svein Tuft (Orica) a further 14 seconds back in third place.

Alberto Contador, taking part in his first race since returning from a doping ban, finished fifth overall after ending the seventh stage in a group of six riders who were just six seconds behind Ballan.

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