Saxo Bank Sungard rider Juan Jose Haedo of Argentina celebrates with a bottle of cava after winning the 16th stage of the Tour of Spain "La Vuelta" cycling race between Villa Romana La Olmeda and Haro - Reuters

Haedo grabs first 2012 win in Denain

Haedo grabs first 2012 win in Denain

By Eurosport
Last update The 12/04/2012 at 18:07 -
By Eurosport - The 12/04/2012 at 18:07
Juan Jose Haedo (Saxo-Bank) won the GP de Denain in France to pick up his first win of the season.

The Argentine speedster took the win after a sprint finish in the race that is part of the Coupe de France series.

Alex Rasmussen (Garmin-Barracuda) finished second in the race with Andrea Guardini (Farnese Vini) third.

Haedo avoided a pile-up with 10km to go to record his first victory since stage 16 of last year's Vuelta a Espana.

His team worked hard to reel in two escapees.

"I've seen JJ getting stronger and stronger and I knew it was only a matter of a short period of time before he made it," said Saxo Bank sports director Fabrizio Guidi after the race.