Second victory for Kittel, but Boonen wins white jersey.
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Once again, Marcel Kittel outsprinted everyone in the Eneco Tour and clinched his second victory. Tom Boonen was fourth in the ranking, but he is the new leader.
After three tough days, some Eneco tour riders were already looking forward to a break. Therefore, most riders were overjoyed when six others rode ahead of the peloton for the day. Arnoud Van Groen, Martin Kohler, Frederik Veuchelen, Boris Shpilevksy, Adrian Saez and Gert Dockx broke away early, after only 10 kms and were allowed to ride eight minutes ahead of the peloton.

The team of leader Jens Keukeleire quickly reduced the time to five minutes, and they were in control of the rest of the race. 50 kms before the finish line, the sprinters became involved in the chase. Rabobank, the team of yesterday's winner Theo Bos, and Argos Oil - Shimano, which was successful with Marcel Kittel, increased the pace. Consequently, the long break away, which lasted about 190 kms, was doomed to fail. Even Veuchelen, wo tried on his own, had to admit defeat. The Belgian rider threw in the towel right after the last Eneco bonification sprint. During that sprint, both Tom Boonen en Lars Boom went for the last bonus seconds. The Belgian champion won and took the white jersey.
During the last kilometer, Graeme Brown was suddenly in the lead all on his own, but John Degenkolb easily overtook him. He then gave Kittel the perfect start and the German rider thanked his team mate by clinching a second victory. Jurgen Roelandts and Giacomo Nizzolo ended in second and third place. Boonen took fourth place and is now the new leader.