Philippe Gilbert wins Tour of Lombardy

Philippe Gilbert wins Tour of Lombardy

Credit: AP

Belgium's Philippe Gilbert, right, outsprints Spain's Sanchez to cross the finish line and win the Tour of Lombardy cycling race, in Como, Italy, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

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by Associated Press

NWCN.com

Posted on October 19, 2009 at 10:09 AM

MILAN — Philippe Gilbert of Belgium has won the Tour of Lombardy one-day cycling race after beating Samuel Sanchez of Spain in a sprint finish.

Gilbert finished the 150-mile road race in 5 hours, 43 minutes, 46 seconds on Saturday for his fourth straight victory.

Alexander Kolobnev won a four-way sprint for third place, finishing four seconds behind Gilbert and Sanchez. Luca Paolini of Italy was fourth.

Alexandre Vinokourov of Kazakhstan finished seventh as he continues his comeback from a two-year doping ban.

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