GP Fourmies, Cat 1.2
France, September 12, 1999
Victory for Konychev
33 year-old Russian cyclist Dimitri "Dimi" Konychev (Mercatone UN) won the Grand Prix Fourmies on Sunday in northern France, ending a 6 -year run of Italian victories.
An 11-strong break occurred with 45 km of the race remaining, containing two-time winner of this race Max Sciandri (FdJ), Belgians Johan Museeuw, Dave Bruylandts, and Geert Verheyen, Italians Marco Fincato, Andrea Ferrigato, and Fabio Baldato, Michael Bladzaun and Niki Sörensen from Denmark, and Laurent Desbiens from France.
The group splintered towards the end, and Konychev had to contend with just four others, sprinting around Sciandri and Bruylandts for his fourth victory this year.
GP Fourmies cat. 1.1
September 12, 1999 1 Dimitri Konychev (Rus-Mer) 4.52.16 2 Maximilian Sciandri (GBr-FdJ) 3 Dave Bruylandts (Bel-Pal) 4 Geert Verheyen (Bel-Lot) 5 Marco Fincato (Ita-Mer) 4 6 Andrea Ferrigato (Ita-Bal) 13 7 Michael Blaudzun (Den-HJJ) 8 Niki Sörensen (Den-Tcw) 17 9 Johan Museeuw (Bel-Map) 43 10 Fabio Baldato (Ita-Bal) 11 Laurent Desbiens (Fra-Cof) 12 Luca Mazzanti (Ita-Cta) 1.06 13 Silvio Martinello (Ita-Plt) 1.33 14 Bo Hamburger (Den-Cta) 15 Arvis Piziks (Lat-HJJ) 16 Nicola Loda (Ita-Bal) 17 Peter Farazijn (Bel-Cof) 18 Wilfried Peeters (Bel-Map) 19 Mikael Holst Kyneb (Den-HJJ) 20 Riccardo Forconi (Ita-Mer) 21 Marco Serpellini (Ita-Lam) 22 Marco Artunghi (Ita-Mer) 23 Jurgen van de Walle (Bel-Pal) 24 Dennis Rasmussen (Den-Tcw) 25 Sébastien Demarbaix (Bel-Lot) 26 Christopher Jenner (NZl-C.A) 27 Giuliano Figueras (Ita-Map) 28 Frédéric Guesdon (Fra-FdJ) 29 GianMario Ortenzi (Ita-Mer) 30 Bjarke Nielsen (Den-Tcw)