Meisterschaft von Zürich, World Cup Round 8

Switzerland, August 22, 1999


The race started at 10.15 with 181 riders entered. The weather was fine and the temperature at around 18°c. After 20 kms, there had been two tentative attacks. The first from Cédric Fragnière (Swi), Lukas Zumsteg (Swi) and Marty Jemison (USA). The second came from another Swiss rider Josef Christen. But on both occasions the peloton reacted quickly and closed down the moves. At km 23, the riders had completed the first of 5 laps and 3 riders attacked from the peloton. Frutti (Lampre), Rolf Järmann (Post Swiss Team) and Julian Dean (US Postal). They were joined by 7 other riders - Germano Pierdomenico (Cantina Tollo), Christophe Moreau (Festina), Vicente Garcia Acosta (Banesto), Roberto Petito (Saeco), Gianluca Valoti (Polti), Miquel Van Kessel (TVM) and Francisco Cerezo (Vitalicio). At km 35, the 10 leaders had a narrow lead of 15 seconds on the peloton behind.

By km 45, the 10 riders were caught but the attacks continued straight away. On the mountain at Pfannenstiel, Mirko Gualdi (Mobilvetta), David George (US Postal) and Emanuele Lupi (Vini Caldirola) tried their luck but it was in vain. Laurent Dufaux (Saeco) led the peloton over with Orlando Rodriguez (Banesto) and Kurt Van De Wouwer (Lotto) taking the minor placings. On the descent, Laurent Brochard (Festina) and Poland's Grzegorz Gwiazdowski (Cofidis) went off the front. By km 68, they were joined by Arturas Kasputis (Casino) and Jörg Jaksche (Telekom). As the riders passed the finish line for the second time they had 2.50 on the peloton and were riding strongly. But their lead grew quickly and by km 77 it was at 6.00. At that point, Dimitri Konyshev (Mercatone) abandoned.

By the second ascent of the mountain the 4 leaders had a lead of 8..38. Behind a major crash delayed the progress of several riders. The Italian Marco Della Vedova (Lampre) attacked but was reabsorbed back into the peloton. Maarten Den Bakker (Rabobank), Romans Vainsteins (Vini Caldirola), Paolo Valoti (Mobilvetta), Udo Bölts (Telekom) and Fabian Jeker (Festina) tried to get away but failed. At km 120, at the half-way mark the four leaders had stabilised their gap at 8.15. They were working well together and seemed intent on staying away. Behind them the peloton was struggling to organise any chase.

By km 140, the attackers added to their lead and the the third time up the mountain it had grown to 9.40. The alarm bells started ringing in the peloton. At km 157, Tchmil's team starting working along with the Mapei riders. In general, the peloton was now in full chase mode. By the end of the 4th lap, the lead was down to 6.18. Brochard attacked his breakaway companions on the 3rd climb of the mountain and went over in front of Jaksche and Kasputis. The average speed was at that moment 38.714 km/h. Average for the second lap was 41.906 km/h, the third lap, 39.523 km/h and the 4th lap it was 37.537 km/h.

By km 175, Kasputis (Casino), who had worked hard in the front group, was dropped and was 1 minute behind the (now) 3 leaders - Brochard, Jaksche and Gwiazdowski. Behind was a group of counter-attackers - Danilo Di Luca (Cantina Tollo), Luca Scinto (Mapei), Mario Manzoni (Mobilvetta) Rolf Sörensen (Rabobank), Oscar Pozzi (Riso Scotti) and Mauro Zanetti (Vini Caldirola). They were 5.00 down on the leaders. Of note at this point was the abandonment of Salvatore Comesso at the end of lap 3 and the fall of Francesco Casagrande and Oscar Camenzind.

At km 201, the riders started the last lap and the three leaders were 3.31 in front of a group of 8 riders. The 8 were the six noted above and Beat Zberg (Rabobank) and Marco Serpellini (Lampre). The peloton was at 4.55. 44 kms were left to ride. The peloton contained notables like Virenque, Tafi, Dufaux, Van Petegem, Museeuw, Vandenbroucke, and Zülle.

The race was finally becoming interesting when a peloton with some of the big hitters in it caught the 8 counter-attackers. The chasing bunch now contained Andrei Tchmil (intent on defending his WC lead), Michael Boogerd, Laurent Dufaux, Sergio Barbero, Andrei Kivilev, Mikel Zarrabeitia and Paolo Bettini. They were at this stage 2.35 down on the leading 3 and closing. Soon after the peloton were at 0.20 to the Tchmil group. There was still over 20 kms to go.

To eliminate hassles at the finish, the organisers are trialling a new system. All riders have a little red block with a sender attached to their front-axle. This makes it easier to determine the final classification at the finish. They are still backing up, however, with a traditional photo of the finish.

The peloton were now moving fast and were closing the gap down quickly. 1.17 then soon after only 1.06. Tchmil and Dufaux were prominent in the chase. The lead was then only 0.46 seconds and the chase was nearly over.

On the last climb of the 12 per cent Pfannenstiel Brochard was dropped about 2 kms from the top. There were only 2 left in the lead now - Grzegorz Gwiazdowski and Jörg Jaksche. km 226 and Dufaux's group was at 30 seconds. The police estimated that the crowd around the parcours was in excess of 100,000. Large.

Brochard then fought back on the last 200 metres of the climb of the Pfannenstiel and lead his breakaway partners over the top (to win the 1000 Swiss Francs premie). Tchmil and Boogerd were at 30 seconds with Dufaux. Second over was Gwiazdowski then Jaksche. With 16 kms to go and one more climb and the gap was 23 seconds. On the first part of the climb of the Rutihof - it is 12 per cent for the first 70 metres - the 3 leaders had a lead of 18 seconds. Behind, danger man Davide Rebellin joined the Tchmil-Boogerd group who at stage were just 150 metres behind the leading trio.

On the second part of the climb the group of 8 caught the 3 leaders, but Gwiazdowski attacked immediately and built a 15 second buffer. He descended at over 80 kms per hour. With 8 kms to go he increased this lead to 18 seconds. The Pole maintained the 18 second lead for the next 2 kms.

And so he kept the lead as the Tchmil-Boogerd group failed to organise behind him. It was the first Polish GP victory. He won by 28 seconds from Sergio Barbero (who finished alone), then Tchmil, Bettini, Kivilev and Boogerd. The winner was too tired to even give a victory salute.

Zurich Circuit, 245.3 kms:

AVS: 38.751 km/h

 1. Grzegorz Gwiazdowski (Pol) Cofidis 			      6.19.48	100
 2. Sergio Barbero (Ita) Mercatone Uno-Bianchi 			 0.28 	 70
 3. Andrei Tchmil (Bel) Lotto-Mobistar 				 0.34 	 50
 4. Paolo Bettini (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step 			 0.34 	 40
 5. Andrei Kivilev (Kaz) Festina-Lotus				 0.34 	 36
 6. Michael Boogerd (Ned) Rabobank 				 0.34 	 32
 7. Davide Rebellin (Ita) Team Polti 				 0.34 	 28
 8. Laurent Brochard (Fra) Festina-Lotus 			 0.34 	 24
 9. Mikel Zarrabeitia (Spa) ONCE-Deutsche Bank			 0.34 	 20
10. Jörg Jaksche (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom			 0.34 	 16
11. Laurent Dufaux (Swi) Saeco-Cannondale			 0.34 	 15
12. Erik Dekker (Ned) Rabobank					 1.19 	 14
13. Johan Museeuw (Bel) Mapei-Quick Step			 1.19 	 13
14. Daniele Nardello (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step			 1.19 	 12
15. Michel Lafis (Swe) TVM-Farm Frites				 1.19 	 11
16. Abraham Olano (Spa) ONCE-Deutsche Bank			 1.19 	 10
17. Mauro Gianetti (Swi) Vini Caldirola-Sidermec		 1.22 	  9
18. Peter Farazijn (Bel) Cofidis				 1.26  	  8
19. Frédéric Bessy (Fra) Casino					 1.26 	  7
20. Harald Morscher (Aut) Saeco-Cannondale			 1.26 	  6
21. Unai Osa (Spa) Banesto					 1.29 	  5
22. Luca Mazzanti (Ita) Cantina Tollo-Alexia			 1.41 	  4
23. Massimiliano Mori (Ita) Saeco-Cannondale			 1.41 	  3
24. Mauro Zanetti (Ita) Vini Caldirola-Sidermec			 1.43 	  2
25. Marcus Zberg (Swi) Rabobank					 1.43 	  1
26. Cédric Vasseur (Fra) Crédit Agricole 			 1.43
27. Giuliano Figueras (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step 			 1.43
28. Mirko Celestino (Ita) Team Polti 				 1.43
29. Kurt Van De Wouwer (Bel) Lotto-Mobistar  			 1.43
30. Serguei Ivanov (Rus) TVM-Farm Frites 			 1.43
31. Beat Zberg (Swi) Rabobank 					 1.43
32. Alberto Elli (Ita) Team Deutsche Telekom 			 1.43
33. Christoph Goehring (Swi) Team Ericsson-Villiger 		 1.43
34. Gianluca Valoti (Ita) Team Polti 				 1.43
35. Jean-Cyril Robin (Fra) La Française des Jeux 		 1.43
36. Rolf Sorensen (Den) Rabobank 				 1.43
37. Andrea Tafi (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step  			 1.43
38. Massimo Podenzana (Ita) Mercatone Uno-Bianchi 		 1.43
39. Pavel Tonkov (Rus) Mapei-Quick Step 			 1.43
40. Luca Scinto (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step 				 1.43
41. Massimiliano Gentili (Ita) Cantina Tollo-Alexia 		 1.43
42. Oscar Pozzi (Ita) Riso Scotti-Vinavil 			 1.43
43. Massimo Donati (Ita) Vini Caldirola-Sidermec		 1.47
44. Marcos A. Serrano (Spa) ONCE-Deutsche Bank			 1.47
45. Fabian Jeker (Swi) Festina-Lotus				 5.15
46. Rolf Huser (Swi) Festina-Lotus  				 5.15
47. Geert Verheyen (Bel) Lotto-Mobistar 			 5.15
48. Maurizio Caravaggio (Ita) Mercatone Uno-Bianchi 		 5.15
49. Richard Virenque (Fra) Team Polti				 7.46
50. Mario Manzoni (Ita) Mobilvetta-Northwave 			 7.46
51. Cédric Fragniere (Swi) Post Swiss Team  			 7.46
52. Benoît Joachim (Lux) US Postal Service 			 7.46
53. Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom 			 7.46
54. Orlando Rodriguez (Por) Banesto 				 7.46
55. Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Vitalicio Seguros 			 7.46
56. René Stadelmann (Swi) Team Ericsson-Villiger 		 7.46
57. Udo Bölts (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom 			 7.46
58. Christian Charriere (Swi) Post Swiss Team 			 7.46
59. Rolf Aldag (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom 			 7.46
60. Jens Voigt (Ger) Crédit Agricole 				 7.46
61. Filippo Simeoni (Ita) Riso Scotti-Vinavil 			 7.46
62. Stefano Cattai (Ita) Team Polti 				 7.46
63. Rafael Diaz Justo (Spa) ONCE-Deutsche Bank 			 7.46
64. Pierre Bourquenoud (Swi) Post Swiss Team 			 7.46
65. Alex Zülle (Swi) Banesto 					 7.46
66. Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Casino 				 7.46
67. Vitali Kokorine (Rus) Saeco-Cannondale 			 7.46
68. Christopher Jenner (NZ) Crédit Agricole 			11.05
69. Christophe Moreau (Fra) Festina-Lotus  			11.05
70. Frank Vandenbroucke (Bel) Cofidis  				11.05
71. Massimiliano Lelli (Ita) Cofidis  				11.05
72. Alessandro Baronti (Ita) Cantina Tollo-Alexia  		11.05
73. Alessandro Bertolini (Ita) Mobilvetta-Northwave  		11.05
74. Maarten Den Bakker (Ned) Rabobank  				11.05
75. Niki Aebersold (Swi) Rabobank  				11.05
76. Bart Voskamp (Ned) TVM-Farm Frites  			11.05
77. Jan Boven (Ned) Rabobank  					11.05
78. Peter Van Petegem (Bel) TVM-Farm Frites  			11.05
79. Christophe Agnolutto (Fra) Casino  				11.05
80. Jean-Michel Tessier (Fra) La Française des Jeux  		11.05
81. Christian Heule (Swi) Team Ericsson-Villiger  		11.05
82. Marco Serpellini (Ita) Lampre-Daikin  			11.05
83. Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Cantina Tollo-Alexia  			11.05
84. David Canada Garcia (Spa) ONCE-Deutsche Bank 		12.59
85. Daniel Schnider (Swi) Post Swiss Team 			15.15
86. Franz Hotz (Swi) Festina-Lotus 				15.15
87. Michael Themann (Swi) Team Ericsson-Villiger 		15.45
88. Daniel Von Flüe (Swi) Team Ericsson-Villiger 		15.45

Started: 181
Finished: 88
Abandoned: 93


Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Banesto
José Garcia Acosta (Spa) Banesto
Dariusz Baranowski (Pol) Banesto
Marco Di Renzo (Ita) Cantina Tollo-Alexia
Massimo Giunti (Ita) Cantina Tollo-Alexia
Gianpaolo Mondini (Ita) Cantina Tollo-Alexia
Germano Pierdomenico (Ita) Cantina Tollo-Alexia
Fabrice Gougot (Fra) Casino
Andy Flickinger (Fra) Casino
Arturas Kasputis (Ltu) Casino
Benoît Salmon (Fra) Casino
Steve De Wolf (Bel) Cofidis
Nico Mattan (Bel) Cofidis
Roland Meier (Swi) Cofidis
Christophe Rinero (Fra) Cofidis
Jérôme Neuville (Fra) Crédit Agricole
Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Crédit Agricole
Eros Poli (Ita) Crédit Agricole
Henk Vogels (Aus) Crédit Agricole
Wladimir Belli (Ita) Festina-Lotus
Alexandre Moos (Swi) Festina-Lotus
Stéphane Heulot (Fra) La Française des Jeux
Christopher Horner (USA) La Française des Jeux
Bradley McGee (Aus) La Française des Jeux
Lars Michaelsen (Den) La Française des Jeux
Franck Perque (Fra) La Française des Jeux
Maximilian Sciandri (Gbr) La Française des Jeux
Simone Bertoletti (Ita) Lampre-Daikin
Marco Della Vedova (Ita) Lampre-Daikin
Oscar Camenzind (Swi) Lampre-Daikin
Massimo Codol (Ita) Lampre-Daikin
Matteo Frutti (Ita) Lampre-Daikin
Gabriele Missaglia (Ita) Lampre-Daikin
Zbigniew Spruch (Pol) Lampre-Daikin
Mario Aerts (Bel) Lotto-Mobistar
Thierry Marichal (Bel) Lotto-Mobistar
Chris Peers (Bel) Lotto-Mobistar
Jo Planckaert (Bel) Lotto-Mobistar
Rik Verbrugghe (Bel) Lotto-Mobistar
Stefano Zanini (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step
Dmitri Konyshev (Rus) Mercatone Uno-Bianchi
Simone Borgheresi (Ita) Mercatone Uno-Bianchi
Marco Fincato (Ita) Mercatone Uno-Bianchi
Massimiliano Napoliatano (Ita) Mercatone Uno-Bianchi
Mirko Gualdi (Ita) Mobilvetta-Northwave
Sergei Lelekin (Rus) Mobilvetta-Northwave
Pascal Richard (Swi) Mobilvetta-Northwave
Marco Giroletti (Ita) Mobilvetta-Northwave
Valerio Tebaldi (Ita) Mobilvetta-Northwave
Paolo Valoti (Ita) Mobilvetta-Northwave
David Etxebarria (Spa) ONCE-Deutsche Bank
Andrea Peron (Ita) ONCE-Deutsche Bank
Bruno Boscardin (Swi) Post Swiss Team
Philipp Buschor (Swi) Post Swiss Team
Rolf Jaermann (Swi) Post Swiss Team
Sven Montgomery (Swi) Post Swiss Team
Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Riso Scotti-Vinavil
Ivan Basso (Ita) Riso Scotti-Vinavil
Carlo Marino Bianchi (Ita) Riso Scotti-Vinavil
Diego Ferrari (Ita) Riso Scotti-Vinavil
Fabio Malberti (Ita) Riso Scotti-Vinavil
Flavio Zandarin (Ita) Riso Scotti-Vinavil
Salvatore Commesso (Ita) Saeco-Cannondale
Dario Frigo (Ita) Saeco-Cannondale
Eddy Mazzoleni (Ita) Saeco-Cannondale
Roberto Petito (Ita) Saeco-Cannondale
Giuseppe Guerini (Ita) Team Deutsche Telekom
Georg Totschnig (Aut) Team Deutsche Telekom
Jan Ullrich (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom
Josef Christen (Swi) Team Ericsson-Villiger
Christian Sidler (Swi) Team Ericsson-Villiger
Lukas Zumsteg (Swi) Team Ericsson-Villiger
Daniel Atienza (Spa) Team Polti
Oscar Pellicioli (Ita) Team Polti
Andreas Klier (Ger) TVM-Farm Frites
Geert Van Bondt (Bel) TVM-Farm Frites
Miquel Van Kessel (Ned) TVM-Farm Frites
Julian Dean (NZ) US Postal Service
David George (RSA) US Postal Service
Marty Jemison (USA) US Postal Service
Kevin Livingston (USA) US Postal Service
Glenn Magnusson (Swe) US Postal Service
Jonathan Vaughters (USA) US Postal Service
Emanuele Lupi (Ita) Vini Caldirola-Sidermec
Mauro Radaelli (Ita) Vini Caldirola-Sidermec
Francesco Casagrande (Ita) Vini Caldirola-Sidermec
Stefan Rütimann (Swi) Vini Caldirola-Sidermec
Romans Vainsteins (Lat) Vini Caldirola-Sidermec
Elio Aggiano (Ita) Vitalicio Seguros
Francisco Cerezo (Spa) Vitalicio Seguros
Pedro Horrillo (Spa) Vitalicio Seguros
Ramon Medina (Spa) Vitalicio Seguros
Gines Salmeron (Spa) Vitalicio Seguros

World Cup Rankings after Round 8:

For complete rankings including data for all races go to World Cup Page

 1. Andrej Tchmil (Bel)  Lotto-Mobistar      		267
 2. Michael Boogerd  (Ned) Rabobank     		222
 3. Frank VandeBroucke (Bel) Cofidis     		199
 4. Peter van Petegem (Bel) TVM-Farm Frites  		145
 5. Johan Museeuw (Bel) Mapei-Quick Step     		137
 6. Zbigniew Spruch (Pol) Lampre-Daikin    		124
 7. Erik Zabel (Ger) Telekom               		107
 8. Paolo Bettini  (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step         	105
 9. Markus Zberg (Swi) Rabobank     			102
10. George Hincapie (Usa) US Postal     		101
11. Grzegorz Gwiazdowski (Pol) Cofidis     		100
11. Andrea Tafi (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                 	100
11. Francesco Casagrande (Ita) Vini Caldirola  		100
11. Mirko Celestino (Ita) Team Polti             	100
15. Leon van Bon (Ned) Rabobank           		 99
16. Maarten den Bakker (Ned) Rabobank 			 98
17. Michele Bartoli (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step             	 91
18. Wilfried Peeters (Bel) Mapei-Quick Step         	 89
19. Erik Dekker (Ned) Rabobank            		 85
20. Sergio Barbero (Ita) Mercatone Uno-Bianchi           79
21. Lance Armstrong (USA) US Postal    			 70
21. Raphael Schweda (Ger) Team Nürnberger     		 70
21. Rik Verbrugghe (Bel) Lotto-Mobistar         	 70
24. Jo Planckaert  (Bel) Lotto-Mobistar     		 69
25. Giuliano Figueras (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step  		 61
25. Romans Vainsteins (Lat) Vini Caldirola		 61

Complete Starting List

Banesto					Cantina Tollo-Alexia

1 Alex Zülle (Swi)			11 Alessandro Baronti (Ita)
2 Unai Osa Eizaguirre (Spa)		12 Danilo Di Luca (Ita)
3 Rodrigues Orlando Gomes (Por)		13 Marco Di Renzo (Ita)
4					14 Cristian Gasperoni (Ita)
5 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita)		15 Massimiliano Gentili (Ita)
6 José Acosta Garcia (Spa)		16 Massimo Giunti (Ita)
7 Dariusz Baranowsky (Pol)		17 Bo Hamburger (Den)
8					18 Germano Pierdomenico (Ita)

Casino					Cofidis

21 Christophe Agnolutto (Fra)		31 Peter Farazijn (Bel)
22 Frédéric Bessy (Fra)			32 Steve De Wolf (Bel)
23 Fabrice Gougot (Fra)			33 Massimiliano Lelli (Ita)
24 David Lefevre (Fra)			34 Nico Mattan (Bel)
25 Arturas Kasputis (Ltu)		35 Roland Meier (Swi)
26 Christophe Oriol (Fra)		36 Grzegorz Gwiazdowki (Pol)
27 Benoît Salmon (Fra)			37 Christophe Rinero (Fra)
28 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz)		38 Frank Vandenbroucke (Bel)

Crédit Agricole				Festina-Lotus

41 Christopher Jenner (NZ)		51 Wladimir Belli (Ita)
42					52 Laurent Brochard (Fra)
43 Jérôme Neuville (Fra)		53 Franz Hotz (Swi)
44 Stuart O'Grady (Aus)			54 Rolf Huser (Swi)
45 Eros Poli (Ita)			55 Fabian Jeker (Swi)
46 Cédric Vasseur (Fra)			56 Andrei Kivilev (Kaz)
47 Henk Vogels (Aus)			57 Alexandre Moos (Swi)
48 Jens Voigt (Ger)			58 Christophe Moreau (Fra)

La Française des Jeux			Lampre-Daikin

61 Stéphane Heulot (Fra)		71 Franco Ballerini (Ita)
62 Christopher Horner (USA)		72 Marco Della Vedova (Ita)
63 Bradley McGee (Aus)			73 Oscar Camenzind (Swi)
64 Lars Michaelsen (Den)		74 Massimo Codol (Ita)
65 Jean-Michel Tessier (Fra)		75 Matteo Frutti (Ita)
66 Franck Perque (Fra)			76 Gabriele Missaglia (Ita)
67 Jean-Cyril Robin (Fra)		77 Marco Pinotti (Ita)
68 Maximilian Sciandri (GB)		78 Marco Serpellini (Ita)

Lotto-Mobistar				Mapei-Quick Step

81 Mario Aerts (Bel)			91 Paolo Bettini (Ita)
82 Kurt Van de Wouwer (Bel)		92 Giuliano Figueras (Ita)
83 Thierry Marichal (Bel)		93 Paolo Lanfranchi (Ita)
84 Chris Peers (Bel)			94 Johan Museeuw (Bel)
85 Jo Planckaert (Bel)			95 Daniele Nardello (Ita)
86 Andrei Tchmil (Bel)			96 Luca Scinto (Ita)
87 Geert Verheyen (Bel)			97 Andrea Tafi (Ita)
88 Rik Verbrugghe (Bel)			98 Stefano Zanini (Ita)

Mercatone Uno-Bianchi			Mobilvetta-Northwave

101 Dmitri Konyshev (Rus)		111 Alessandro Bertolini (Ita)
102 Sergio Barbero (Ita)		112 Mirko Gualdi (Ita)
103 Simone Borgueresi (Ita)		113 Sergej Lelekin (Rus)
104 Maurizio Caravaggio (Ita)		114 Mario Manzoni (Ita)
105 Marco Fincato (Ita)			115 Pascal Richard (Swi)
106 Massimo Podenzana (Ita)		116 Marco Giroletti (Ita)
107 Stefano Garzelli (Ita)		117 Valerio Tebaldi (Ita)
108 Massimiliano Napoliatano (Ita)	118 Paolo Valoti (Ita)

ONCE-Deutsche Bank			Post Swiss Team

121 David Canada Garcia (Spa)		131 Bruno Boscardin (Swi)
122 Rafael Diaz Justo (Spa)		132 Pierre Bourquenoud (Swi)
123 David Etxebarria (Spa)		133 Philipp Buschor (Swi)
124					134 Christian Charriere (Swi)
125 Abraham Olano (Spa)			135 Rolf Jäermann (Swi)
126 Andrea Peron (Ita)			136 Sven Montgomery (Swi)
127 Marcos A. Serrano (Spa)		137 Daniel Schnider (Swi)
128 Mikel Zarrabeitia (Spa)		138 Cédric Fragniere (Swi)

Rabobank				Riso Scotti-Vinavil

141 Niki Aebersold (Swi)		151 Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor)
142 Michael Boogerd (Ned)		152 Ivan Basso (Ita)
143 Erik Dekker (Ned)			153 Carlo Marino Bianchi (Ita)
144 Maarten Den Bakker (Ned)		154 Diego Ferrari (Ita)
145 Jan Boven (Ned)			155 Fabio Malberti (Ita)
146 Rolf Sorensen (Den)			156 Oscar Pozzi (Ita)
147 Beat Zberg (Swi)			157 Filippo Simeoni (Ita)
148 Marcus Zberg (Swi)			158 Flavio Zandarin (Ita)

Saeco-Cannondale			Team Deutsche-Telekom

161 Salvatore Commesso (Ita)		171 Rolf Aldag (Ger)
162 Laurent Dufaux (Swi)		172 Udo Bölts (Ger)
163 Dario Frigo (Ita)			173 Alberto Elli (Ita)
164 Eddy Mazzoleni (Ita)		174 Giuseppe Guerini (Ita)
165 Armin Meier (Swi)			175 Jörg Jaksche (Ger)
166 Massimiliano Mori (Ita)		176 Georg Totschnig (Aut)
167 Harald Morscher (Aut)		177 Jan Ullrich (Ger)
168 Roberto Petito (Ita)		178 Andreas Kloeden (Ger)

Team Ericsson-Villiger			Team Polti

181 Daniel Aeschlimann (Swi)		191 Daniel Atienza Urendeze (Spa)
182 Josef Christen (Swi)		192 Stefano Cattai (Ita)
183 Christoph Göehring (Swi)		193 Mirko Celestino (Ita)
184 Christian Heule (Swi)		194
185 Christian Sidler (Swi)		195 Fabrizio Guidi (Ita)
186 René Stadelmann (Swi)		196 Denis Lunghi (Ita)
187 Daniel Von Flüe (Swi)		197 Davide Rebellin (Ita)
188 Lukas Zumsteg (Swi)			198 Gianluca Valoti (Ita)

TVM-Farm Frites				US Postal

201 Serguei Ivanov (Rus)		211 Julian Dean (NZ)
202 Andreas Klier (Ger)			212 David George (RSA)
203 Michel Lafis (Swe)			213 Marty Jemison (USA)
204 Geert Van Bondt (Bel)		214 Benoît Joachim (Lux)
205 Miquel Van Kessel (Ned)		215 Kevin Livingston (USA)
206 Peter Van Petegem (Bel)		216 Glenn Magnusson (Swe)
207 Bart Voskamp (Ned)			217 Jonathan Vaughters (USA)
208 Pieter Vries (Ned)			218

Vini Caldirola-Sidermec			Vitalicio Seguros

221 Emanuele Lupi (Ita)			231 Elio Aggiano (Ita)
222 Mauro Radaelli (Ita)		232 Francisco Cerezo Perales (Spa)
223 Francesco Casagrande (Ita)		233 Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa)
224 Massimo Donati (Ita)		234
225 Mauro Zanetti (Ita)			235 Prudencio Indurain (Spa)
226 Mauro Gianetti (Swi)		236 Pedro Munoz Horrillo (Spa)
227 Stefan Rutimann (Swi)		237 Ramon Medina (Spa)
228 Romans Vainstains (Lat)		238 Gines Salmeron Martinez (Spa)

Past Winners

     First                     Second                       Third

1914 Henri Rheinwald (Swi)     Otto Wiedmer (Swi)           Robert Chopard (Swi)
1917 Charles Martinet (Ita)    Josi Zorloni (Swi)           Pascal Valentini (Ita)
1918 Anton Sieger (Swi)        Jakob Sieger (Swi)           Heinrich Wegmann (Swi)
1919 Henri Suter (Swi)         Emile Strasser (Swi)         Hans Lienhard (Swi)
1920 Henri Suter (Swi)         Josi Zorloni (Swi)           F. Francescon (Ita)
1921 Ricardo Maffeo (Ita)      A. Bani (Ita)                Alf Dätwiler (Swi)
1922 Henri Suter (Swi)         Hermann Gehrig (Swi)         Louis Krauss (Swi)
1923 Adolf Huschke (Ger)       Henri Suter (Swi)            Kastor Notter (Swi)
1924 Henri Suter (Swi)         Kastor Notter (Swi)          Max Sutter (Swi)
1925 Hans Kaspar (Swi)         Henri Reymond (Swi)          Marcel Perriere (Swi)
1926 Albert Blattmann (Swi)    Otto Lehner (Swi)            Oskar Tietz (Ger)
1927 Kastor Notter (Swi)       Oskar Tietz (Ger)            Félix Manthey (Ger)
1928 Henri Suter (Swi)         Albert Meyer (Swi)           Henri Reymond (Swi)
1929 Henri Suter (Swi)         Ludwig Geyer (Ger)           Jozef Zind (Ger)
1930 Omer Taverne (Bel)        Désiré Louesse (Bel)         Max Bulla (Aut)
1931 Max Bulla (Aut)           Karl Altenburger (Ger)       Albert Buchi (Swi)
1932 Auguste Erne (Swi)        Alfred Bula (Swi)            Karl Altenburger (Ger)
1933 Walter Blattmann (Swi)    Alfred Bula (Swi)            Willi Kutschbach (Ger)
1934 Paul Egli (Swi)           Auguste Erne (Swi)           Alfred Bula (Swi)
1935 Paul Egli (Swi)           Leo Amberg (Swi)             Walter Blattmann (Swi)
1936 Werner Buchwalder (Swi)   Jean Wauters (Bel)           Auguste Erne (Swi)
1937 Leo Amberg (Swi)          Ed Buchwalder (Swi)          Werner Buchwalder (Swi)
1938 Hans Martin (Swi)         Walter Blattmann (Swi)       Paul Egli (Swi)
1939 Karl Litschi (Swi)        Werner Buchwalder (Swi)      Walter Gross (Swi)
1940 Robert Zimmermann (Swi)   Walter Diggelmann (Swi)      R. Breitenmoser (Swi)
1941 Walter Diggelmann (Swi)   Hans Maag (Swi)              Paul Egli (Swi)
1942 Paul Egli (Swi)           Walter Diggelmann (Swi)      Hans Knecht (Swi)
1943 Ferdy Kübler (Swi)        Kurt Zogg (Swi)              Walter Diggelmann (Swi)
1944 Ernst Naef (Swi)          E. Kuhn (Swi)                Hans Knecht (Swi)
1945 Leo Weilemann (Swi)       Hans Maag (Swi)              Ernst Naef (Swi)
1946 Gino Bartali (Ita)        Fausto Coppi (Ita)           H. Bolliger (Swi)
1947 Charles Guyot (Swi)       Renzo Zanazzi (Ita)          Ferdi Kübler (Swi)
1948 Gino Bartali (Ita)        Ernest Stettler (Swi)        Hans Schütz (Ita)
1949 Fritz Schaer (Swi)        C. Danguillaume (F)          Gottfried Weilenmann (Swi)
1950 Fritz Schaer (Swi)        Ferdi Kübler (Swi)           Désiré Keteleer (Bel)
1951 Jean Brun (Swi)           Fritz Schaer (Swi)           Hans Sommer (Swi)
1952 Hugo Koblet (Swi)         Carlo Clerici (Swi)          Fritz Schaer (Swi)
1953 Eugen Kamber (Swi)        Arm. Para (Ita)              Carlo Clerici (Swi)
1954 Hugo Koblet (Swi)         Eugen Kamber (Swi)           Jean Brun (Swi)
1955 Max Schellenberg (Swi)    Carlo Lafranchi (Swi)        Roland Callebout (Bel)
1956 Carlo Clerici (Swi)       Giuseppe Cainero (Ita)       Heinz Graf (Swi)
1957 Hans Junkermann (Ger)     R. Filippi (Ita)             L. van der Elst (Bel)
1958 Giuseppe Cainero (Ita)    Hans Junkermann (Ger)        Heinz Graf (Swi)
1959 Angelo Conterno (Ita)     Heinz Graf (Swi)             Otto Altweck (Ger)
1960 Freddy Ruegg (Swi)        Alc. Vaucher (Swi)           Arrigo Padovan (Ita)
1961 Rolf Maurer (Swi)         Heinz Graf (Swi)             Andre Noyelle (Bel)
1962 Jan Janssen (Ned)         Marc Ongenae (Bel)           Raf Gijsles (Ned)
1963 Franco Balmanion (Ita)    Angelo Conterno (Swi)        Vend Barriliera (Ita)
1964 Guido Reibrouck (Bel)     Gastone Nencini (Ita)        Robert Hintermüller (Swi)
1965 Franco Bitossi (Ita)      Roland Zoeffel (Swi)         Jan Hugens (Ned)
1966 Italo Zilioli (Ita)       Luc Armani (Ita)             Francis Blanc (Swi)
1967 Robert Hagmann (Swi)      Paul Zollinger (Swi)         Louis Pfenninger (Swi)
1968 Franco Bitossi (Ita)      Walter van Sweevelt (Bel)    Marino Basso (Ita)
1969 Roger Swerts (Bel)        Eddy Beugels (Ned)           Roger de Vlaeminck (Bel)
1970 Walter Godefroot (Bel)    Franz Mintjens (Bel)         André Dierickx (Bel)
1971 Herman Vanspringel (Bel)  Romano Tumellero (Ita)       Roland Berland (F)
1972 Willy Vanneste (Bel)      Vic van Schil (Bel)          André Poppe (Bel)
1973 André Dierrickx (Bel)     Hennie Kuiper (Ned)          Licien de Brauwere (Bel)
1974 Walter Godefroot (Bel)    G. Van Roosbroeck (Bel)      Frans Verbeeck (Bel)
1975 Roger DE Vlaeminck (Bel)  Eddy Merckx (Bel)            Franceso Moser (Ita)
1976 Freddy Maertens (Bel)     Roger De Vlaeminck (Bel)     Walter Godefroot (Bel)
1977 Francesco Moser (Ita)     Ron. De Witte (Bel)          Walter Godefroot (Bel)
1978 Dietrich Thurau (Ger)     Francesco Moser (Ita)        G. Van Roosbroeck (Bel)
1979 Giuseppe Saronni (Ita)    Francesco Moser (Ita)        Marc Demeyer (Bel)
1980 Gery Verlinden (Bel)      Jean-P Vandenbrande (Bel)    Stefan Mutter (Swi)
1981 Beat Breu (Swi)           Henry Rinklin (Ger)          Daniel Willems (Bel)
1982 Adri van der Poel (Ned)   Hubert Seiz (Swi)            Tommy Prim (Swi)
1983 Johan van de Velde (Ned)  Gilbert Glaus (Swi)          Frans Pirard (Ned)
1984 Phil Anderson (Aus)       Hubert Seiz (Swi)            Pierino Gavazzi (Ita)
1985 Ludo Peeters (Bel)        Mario Beccia (Ita)           Steve Bauer (Can)
1986 Acacio da Silva (P)       Steve Bauer (Can)            Adri van der Poel (Ned)
1987 Rolf Gölz (Ger)           Raul Alcala (Mex)            Cam Passera (Ita)
1988 Steven Rooks (Ned)        Rolf Sörensen (Dan)          Toni Rominger (Swi)
1989 Steve Bauer (Can)         Acacio Da Silva (Por)        Rolf Gölz (Ger)
1990 Charly Mottet (F)         Greg Lemond (USA)            Claudio Chiappucci (Ita)
1991 Johan Museeuw (Bel)       Laurent Jalabert (Fra)       Max Sciandri (GB)
1992 Viatch Ekimov (Rus)       Lance Armstrong (USA)        Jan Nevens (Bel)
1993 Maurizio Fondriest (Ita)  Charly Mottet (F)            Bruno Cenghialta (Ita)
1994 Gianluca Bortolami (Ita)  Johan Museeuw (Bel)          Maurizio Fondriest (Ita)
1995 Johan Museeuw (Bel)       Gianni Bugno (Ita)           Giorgio Furlan (Ita)
1996 Andrea Ferrigato (Ita)    Michele Bartoli (Ita)        Johan Museeuw (Bel)
1997 Davide Rebellin (Ita)     Jan Ullrich (Ger)            Rolf Sörensen (Dan)
1998 Michele Bartoli (Ita)     Frank Vandenbroucke (Bel)    Salvatore Commesso (Ita)
In 1984, Eric McKenzie (NZ) was the winner but was disqualified for doping