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Sunday’s EuroFile: Nuyens takes K-B-K; Perez wins Clasica de Almeria; Bettini wins GP Lugano

Belgian Nick Nuyens (Quick Step) soloed to victory in Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne on Sunday, crossing seconds ahead of Leif Hoste and Tom Boonen. The 25-year-old Nuyens made a key move 3km from the finish of the 194km race, attacking a nine-man break as the others marked his teammate, world champion Boonen, who seemed very much in form, often creating the selection in key sections of the course. "The team did formidable work all day. Having numerical superiority in the lead group, we controlled the finale very well," said Nuyens. "Everyone was watching Tom. I benefited from this and got

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By Agence France Presse

Belgian Nick Nuyens (Quick Step) soloed to victory in Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne on Sunday, crossing seconds ahead of Leif Hoste and Tom Boonen.

The 25-year-old Nuyens made a key move 3km from the finish of the 194km race, attacking a nine-man break as the others marked his teammate, world champion Boonen, who seemed very much in form, often creating the selection in key sections of the course.

“The team did formidable work all day. Having numerical superiority in the lead group, we controlled the finale very well,” said Nuyens. “Everyone was watching Tom. I benefited from this and got away.”

Results
1. Nick Nuyens (B), Quick Step, 194km in 4:43:29
2. Leif Hoste (B), Discovery Channel, at 0:06
3. Tom Boonen (B), Quick Step, at 0:07
4. Niko Eeckhout (B), Chocolade Jacques, same time
5. Matthe Pronk (Ned), Unibet.com, s.t.

Perez takes Clasica de Almeria
Spain’s Francisco Perez (Caisse d’Epargne-Illes Balears) took the 21st Clasica de Almeria on Sunday, crossing just seconds in front of countrymen Ricardo Serrano (Kaiku) and Adolfo Garcia (Andalucia-Paul Versan).

Results
1. Francisco Perez (Sp), Caisse d’Epargne-Illes Balears, 173km in 4:16:41
2. Ricardo Serrano (Sp), Kaiku, at 0:07
3. Adolfo Garcia (Sp), Andalucia-Paul Versan, same time
4. Allan Davis (Aus), Liberty Seguros, at 0:19
5. Francisco José Ventoso (Sp), Saunier Duval, s.t.

Bettini wins GP Lugano
Italian Paolo Bettini (Quick Step) won the Grand Prix de Lugano on Sunday, soloing in for the victory a minute ahead of Kim Kirchen (T-Mobile) and Alexander Kuschinsky (Flaminia).

Results
1. Paolo Bettini (I), Quick Step), 174.3km In 4:18:31
2. Kim Kirchen (Lux), T-Mobile, at 0:52
3. Alexander Kuschinsky (B), Flaminia, same time
4. Davide Rebellin (I), Gerolsteiner, s.t.
5. Dmitry Fofono (Kaz), Crédit Agricole, s.t.