Stage 1: Beek, Netherlands - Roermond 173km

By AFP

Thursday, August 21, 2008 4.00pm

Gutierrez keeps leader's jersey

Belgian rider Tom Boonen, who rides for Quick Step, won the first stage of the Tour du Benelux in Roermond on Thursday.

Spain's Jose Ivan Gutierrez, of the Caisse d'Epargne team, retained the yellow jersey after winning Wednesday's prologue.

Boonen, 27, is the 2005 world champion. In June he was barred from the Tour de France after testing positive for cocaine.

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STAGE 1 RESULTS

1 Tom Boonen (Bel|Quick Step)
2 Daniele Bennati (Ita|Liquigas)
3 Fabio Sabatini (Ita|Team Milram)
 
General classification after stage 1
 
1 Jose Ivan Gutierrez (Spa|Caisse d'Epargne )

ENECO Tour of the Benelux Stages

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