Hel van het Mergelland - Cat. 1.5

Netherlands, April 8, 2000

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Preview

This category 1.5 Dutch race scheduled for April 8 originally started as a training race for juniors, espoirs, and women. In cooperation with Frans Maassen, the Rabobank junior team manager, the organisers have gone for a new concept in 2001: a juniors race in the morning, followed by an afternoon race for espoirs. This year, however the Hel van het Mergelland will be run in the "old style": 181 km, 28 climbs, a total of 35.8 kilometres of climbing.

Teams:

Professional teams:

Farm Frites (Koos Moerenhout, Michel Lafis, Glenn Magnusson)
Bankgiroloterij-Batavus (Paul van Schalen, Wim Omloop, Rudi Kemna)
AXA (Patrick Claessens, Mark ter Schure, Davy Dubbelman)
Team Cologne (Raymond Meys, Jos Lucassen, Michael Schliokau
Hohenfelder-Concorde (Peter Rogers, Christian van Dartel)
Tonnisteiner (Michel van Haecke, Bert Rossems, Tom Desmet)
Vlaanderen 2002 (Erwin Thijs, Jurgen van Roosbroeck, Kris Gerits)
Cofidis (Tom Flammang, Janek Tombak, Damien Rommereau)
Phonak (Matthias Buxhofer, Alexander Usov)
Saturn (Brian Walton, Frank McCormack)

Amateur teams:

Rabobank (Ronald Mutsaers, Bram de Waard)
Lowik Meubelen-Tegeltoko (Bjorn Hoeben, David Orvalho)
Van Vliet-Weba-Gazelle (Arthur Parenhout, Pascal Hermes)
Piels-Gazelle-Fina (Wally Buurstede, Arno Bouten)
MGI Fietsen (Daniel van Elven, Marco Engels)
VVZ-Hitachi (Godert de Leeuw, Jan de Leeuw)
Mapei-Latexco-Quick Step (Marc Goetschalckx, Jef Verbrugghe)
Farm Frites-Eycken (Bram Schmitz, Eddy van Hasselt)
RC Pesant Club de Liegios(Erwin Bollen, Raphael Bastin)

Club teams:

WV De Grensstreek (Roel Egelmeers)
Novon RTDZ (Wout Lammertink)
Wielerclub Bergklimmers (Danny Sijen)
TWC Maaslandster (Robert Souren)

Results

1 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Cologne		   	     1.27.32 (40.590 km/h)
2 Dirk MŘller (Ger) Post Swiss Team			0.02
3 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis				0.06
4 Claude Lamour (Fra) Cofidis				0.50
5 Wim Van De Meulenhof (Ned) Bankgiroloterij-Batavus	0.52
6 Stephan Gottschling (Ger) Post Swiss Team		0.54
7 Marcus Ljungqvist (Swe) Fakta			        1.01
8 Piotr Wadecki (Pol) Mrˇz-Supradyn Witamin
9 Gerben L÷wik (Ned) Farm Frites
10 Alexandre Usov (Blr) Phonak Hearing Systems
11 Marc Goetschalckx (Bel) Mapei Cycling Team
12 Jurgen Van Roosbroeck (Bel) Vlaanderen 2002-Eddy Merckx
13 Danny Jonasson (Den) Fakta
14 Raymond Meijs (Ned) Cologne
15 Christian Poos (Lux) Post Swiss Team
16 Lars Teutenberg (Ger) Bankgiroloterij-Batavus
17 Ronald Mutsaers (Ned) Rabobank
18 Kristof Vancauteren (Bel) Wielerteam Farm Frites-Eycken
19 Oliver Penney (Bel) MGI Fietsen
20 Nick Gates (Aus) Hohenfelder-Concorde
21 Jochen Summer (Aut) Phonak Hearing Systems
22 Bram Tankink (Ned) L÷wik Meubelen - Tegeltoko
23 Davy Daniels (Bel) Vlaanderen 2002-Eddy Merckx
24 Lennie Kristensen (Den) Fakta
25 Miquel Van Kessel (Ned) Farm Frites
26 Bart Bowen (USA) Saturn Cycling Team
27 Dennis Heij (Ned) MGI Fietsen
28 Mike Barry (USA) Saturn Cycling Team
29 Remmert Wielinga (Ned) Rabobank
30 Coen Loos (Ned) Rabobank
31 Michel Lafis (Swe) Farm Frites
32 Pieter Vries (Ned) Farm Frites
33 Thierry Loder (Fra) Cofidis
34 David Orvalho (Ned) L÷wik Meubelen - Tegeltoko
35 Yoann Le Boulanger (Fra) Cofidis
36 Dominique Perras (Can) Phonak Hearing Systems    	1.11
37 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Farm Frites
38 Bj÷rn Glasner (Ger) Cologne			    	1.16
39 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank 
40 Arno Bouten (Ned) Piels - Gazelle		    	2.33
41 Harm Jansen (Ned) Saturn Cycling Team	    	2.43
42 Morgan Fox (Irl) T÷nissteiner-Landbouwkrediet
43 Wilfried Cretskens (Bel) Vlaanderen 2002-Eddy Merckx
44 Wilfried Cretskens (Bel) Vlaanderen 2002-Eddy Merckx
45 Remigius Lupeikis (Pol) Mrˇz-Supradyn Witamin
46 Michel Cerneus (Ned) L÷wik Meubelen - Tegeltoko
47 Vincent Van Der Kooij (Ned) Rabobank 
48 Jos Lucassen (Ned) Cologne
49 James Canevet (Fra) Hohenfelder-Concorde
50 Hielke Boersma (Ned) MGI Fietsen
51 David Derepas (Fra) Phonak Hearing Systems
52 Damien Pommereau (Fra) Cofidis
53 Erwin Thijs (Bel) Vlaanderen 2002-Eddy Merckx
54 Uwe Straumann (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems
55 Kristof Van Gestel (Bel) Wielerteam Farm Frites-Eycken
56 Tom Stremersch (Bel) Vlaanderen 2002-Eddy Merckx
57 Michael Schlickau (Ger) Cologne    			2.56
58 Piotr Chmielewski (Pol) Mrˇz-Supradyn Witamin
59 Angelo Lopeboselli (Ita) Cofidis			2.59
60 Bram de Waard (Ned) Rabobank    			3.03
61 Henne Van Zanten (Ned) VVZ-Hitatchi

Past Winners

1990 Raymond Meijs (Ned) Amateur
1991 Rob Compas (Ned) Amateur
1992 Martin Van Steen (Ned) Amateur
1993 Erwin Thijs (BEL) Collstrop
1994 John Van den Akker (Ned) Collstrop
1995 Max Van Heeswijk (Ned) Motorola
1996 Lucien De Louw (Ned) Foreldorado Golff
1997 (2) Raymond Meijs (Ned) Foreldorado Golff
1998 (3) Raymond Meijs (Ned) Team Gerolsteiner
1999 (4) Raymond Meijs (Ned) Team Cologne

Past winners courtesy of Mario Stiehl, Berlin