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Finland's conservative Prime Minister Alexander Stubb conceded his left-right government's defeat in Sunday's general election at the hands of the opposition Centre Party, after a campaign dominated by the country's struggling economy. Centre Party leader Juha Sipila, a 53-year-old IT millionaire and newcomer to politics, is widely expected to become Finland's next prime minister. The rightwing eurosceptic Finns Party surged in late ballot counting on Sunday evening and was seen becoming the country's second-biggest party, garnering 38 seats. Stubb's conservative National Coalition Party was meanwhile expected to win 37 seats and the Social Democrats 34 seats.
World champion Michal Kwiatkowski of Poland claimed his first one-day victory of the year in winning the first of three Ardennes Classics, the Amstel Gold Race on Sunday. Kwiatkowski finished the 258km race from Maastricht to Valkenburg ahead of Alejandro Valverde of Spain and Australia's Michael Matthews. It was the 24-year-old's first win in a major Spring Classic race, this the first of three Ardennes Classics in the space of a single week. Kwiatkowski said he was really struggling towards the end but teammate Gianni Meersman had convinced him everyone else was too.