Cycling - Ciolek claims stage win in Ichtegem, Vandewalle overall victor

Gerald Ciolek of Germany claimed his first victory for MTN-Qhubeka in Ichtegem on the second stage of Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen as Kristof Vandewalle took the overall classification win.

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Gerald Ciolek of MTN-Qhubeka (Imago)

It was the first win for the African team in Belgium as Ciolek negotiated the 181.8km ride from Nieuwpoort to Ichtegem better than any of his rivals.

Adrien Petit of France was second, with Bobbie Traksel of the Netherlands finishing third in the stage.

But it was Vandewalle of Omega Pharma - Quick Step who took the overall victory, having won his first race of the season in the opening 7km prologue time trial at the Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen on Friday.

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