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HEW-Cyclassics Cup - CDM

Hamburg, Germany, August 6, 2000

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Surprise attack catches Telekom unawares

By Jeff Jones, online editor
Gabriele Missaglia
Photo: © AFP

The HEW Cyclassics Cup in Hamburg was meant to be tailor made for sprinters, and in particular Telekom's quintuple Tour de France green jersey winner, Erik Zabel. If it was anything less than a World Cup, then maybe it would have been the case, but this time the favourite did not win. Instead, a bold move by strong men, Francesco Casagrande (Vini Caldirola) and Gabriele Missaglia (Lampre) took the large remainder of the field completely by surprise with 7 kilometres to go, and it was enough for Missaglia to take his first ever World Cup win, while Casagrande had to be content with 70 points for second place.

The conditions on the day were cool (15 degrees celsius), but calm. Team Cologne's Sören Petersen, promptly took off after just 10 kilometres for a long day out in front. The peloton was quite content to let the 33 year old Dane go, and go he did, extracting a maximum lead of over 23 minutes.

At kilometre 90, an attack by Mapei's Andrea Tafi saw the big Italian off in pursuit of Petersen. Tafi rode hard, ostensibly for his teammates Freire, Museeuw and Steels, and he succeeded in bringing the gap down quite rapidly as Petersen started to feel the effects. Tafi's maximum lead was just over 3 minutes, but the peloton was not going to allow him the same freedom as the Dane. He was caught after some 70 kilometres of grunting, solo effort and Petersen was once more the only leader.

During the first of the 41 kilometre finishing circuits, Petersen's lead shrank to zero through the efforts of team Telekom and then an attack by Mapei's Paolo Bettini up the 16% Waseberg climb. Bettini held a 20 second advantage for a while, but was caught and a counter move came from teammate Oscar Freire, Marc Wuaters (Rabobank) and Christophe Agnolutto (Ag2r). Freire was riding well in his first big race back, but the trio were unable to escape the fast moving peloton.

The bridge up
Photo: © AFP
The second time up the Waseberg saw the 40 strong bunch driven along by Telekom who were setting a high enough tempo to discourage any attacks. However, it wasn't hard enough on the run into the finish as first Andrei Tchmil went, before Francesco Casagrande and Gabriele Missaglia countered. These two worked smoothly right until the end, when Missaglia was simply too good for the Vini Caldirola rider who checked behind during the sprint to make sure that he had secured second.

Casagrande's time will come next weekend when he defends his title in the Clasica San Sebastian in Spain, but today was a day for a sprinter. Missaglia has won just four races in his career, but they have generally been big: stages in the Giro, Pais Vasco, Tour de Suisse and the Tour de Langkawi comprised his palmares up till now. They have just been enhanced with a World Cup win in front of thousands of crazy German fans.

As for Zabel, he kept his cool to take second in the bunch sprint behind Fassa Bortolo's Fabio Baldato, ensuring that his lead in the World Cup increases to an almost unchallengable level.


1 Gabriele Missaglia (Ita) Lampre-Daikin           6.17.22 (39.90 km/h)
2 Francesco Casagrande (Ita) Vini Caldirola-Sidermec
3 Fabio Baldato (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                   0.02
4 Erik Zabel (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom-Ard
5 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Crédit Agricole
6 Gabriele Balducci (Ita) Fassa Bortolo
7 Marco Zanotti (Ita) Liquigas-Pata
8 Massimiliano Mori (Ita) Saeco-Valli & Valli
9 Magnus Backstedt (Swe) Crédit Agricole
10 Romans Vainsteins (Lat) Vini Caldirola-Sidermec
11 Geert Van Bondt (Bel) Farm Frites
12 Andrea Ferrigato (Ita) Fassa Bortolo
13 Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Mapei-Quick Step
14 Arvis Piziks (Lat) Memory Card-Jack & Jones
15 Andrei Tchmil (Bel) Lotto-Adecco
16 Zbigniew Spruch (Pol) Lampre-Daikin
17 Leon Van Bon (Ned) Rabobank
18 Paolo Bettini (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step
19 Rolf Sorensen (Den) Rabobank
20 Fabrizio Guidi (Ita) Française Des Jeux
21 Denis Zanette (Ita) Liquigas-Pata
22 Nico Mattan (Bel) Cofidis
23 Aart Vierhouten (Ned) Rabobank
24 Oscar Camenzind (Swi) Lampre-Daikin
25 Tristan Hoffman (Ned) Memorycard-Jack&Jones
26 Johan Museeuw (Bel) Mapei-Quick Step
27 Peter Farazijn (Bel) Cofidis
28 Andrei Kivilev (Kaz) Ag2R Prévoyance-Décathlon
29 Emmanuel Magnien (Fra) Française Des Jeux
30 Harald Morscher (Aut) Team Nürnberger
31 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Farm Frites
32 Luca Scinto (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step
33 Mauro Gianetti (Swi) Vini Caldirola-Sidermec
34 Raphael Schweda (Ger) Team Nürnberger
35 Steve Vermaut (Bel) US Postal Service
36 Enrico Cassani (Ita) Team Polti
37 Sven Teutenberg (Ger) Team Gerolsteiner
38 Davide Rebellin (Ita) Liquigas-Pata
39 Christophe Mengin (Fra) Française Des Jeux
40 Erik Dekker (Ned) Rabobank
41 Laurent Madouas (Fra) Festina-Lotus
42 Gian Matteo Fagnini (Ita) Team Deutsche Telekom-Ard
43 Jan Ullrich (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom-Ard
44 Franco Ballerini (Ita) Lampre-Daikin
45 Nicola Loda (Ita) Fassa Bortolo
46 Luca Mazzanti (Ita) Fassa Bortolo
47 Cristian Moreni (Ita) Liquigas-Pata                  0.21
48 Stéphane Barthe (Fra) Ag2R Prévoyance-Décathlon      1.37
49 Anton Chantyr (Rus) Team Coast
50 Pascal Chanteur (Fra) Ag2R Prévoyance-Décathlon
51 Artour Babaitsev (Rus) Team Nürnberger
52 Mikael Holst Kyneb (Den) Memory Card-Jack & Jones    1.39
53 Martin Müller (Ger) Team Cologne
54 Christian Wegmann (Ger) Saeco-Valli & Valli          1.46
55 Thomas Liese (Ger) Team Nürnberger
56 Tayeb Braikia (Den) Linda McCartney Racing Team      1.49
57 Leonardo Giordani (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                1.57
58 Paul Van Hyfte (Bel) Lotto-Adecco                    2.04
59 Marcel Wüst (Ger) Festina-Lotus                      2.11
60 Glenn Magnusson (Swe) Farm Frites
61 Thorsten Wilhelms (Ger) Team Nürnberger
62 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Fassa Bortolo
63 Robert Hunter (RSA) Lampre-Daikin
64 Claude Lamour (Fra) Cofidis
65 Bjarke Nielsen (Den) Memory Card-Jack & Jones
66 Jan Bratkowski (Ger) Team Coast
67 Jörg Ludewig (Ger) Saeco-Valli & Valli
68 Björn Glasner (Ger) Team Cologne
69 Andy Flickinger (Fra) Festina-Lotus
70 René Haselbacher (Aut) Team Gerolsteiner
71 Peter Wuyts (Bel) Lotto-Adecco
72 Pascal Richard (Swi) Linda McCartney Racing Team
73 Kirk O'bee (USA) US Postal Service
74 René Joergensen (Den) Memory Card-Jack & Jones
75 Marco Milesi (Ita) Vini Caldirola-Sidermec
76 Ciaran Power (Irl) Linda McCartney Racing Team
77 Levy Leipheimer (USA) US Postal Service
78 Jörn Reuss (Ger) Team Nürnberger
79 Jens Zemke (Ger) Team Nürnberger
80 Yvon Ledanois (Fra) Française Des Jeux
81 Andrea Tafi (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step
82 Florent Brard (Fra) Festina-Lotus
83 Fabian De Waele (Bel) Lotto-Adecco
84 Frank Corvers (Bel) Memory Card-Jack & Jones
85 Benjamin Brooks (Aus) Linda McCartney Racing Team
86 Gianluca Bortolami (Ita) Vini Caldirola-Sidermec
87 Massimo Apollonio (Ita) Vini Caldirola-Sidermec
88 Christopher Jenner (Nzl) Crédit Agricole
89 Michael Schlickau (Ger) Team Cologne
90 Fabrice Gougot (Fra) Crédit Agricole
91 Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) Française Des Jeux
92 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team Cologne
93 Mauro Radaelli (Ita) Vini Caldirola-Sidermec
94 Geert Verheyen (Bel) Lotto-Adecco
95 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Fassa Bortolo
96 Sergio Barbero (Ita) Lampre-Daikin
97 Jamie Burrow (GBr) US Postal Service
98 Ludo Dierckxsens (Bel) Lampre-Daikin
99 Markus Zberg (Swi) Rabobank
100 Matthew Stephens (GBr) Linda McCartney Racing Team
101 Giancarlo Raimondi (Ita) Liquigas-Pata
102 Chris Peers (Bel) Cofidis
103 Jo Planckaert (Bel) Cofidis
104 Jans Koerts (Ned) Farm Frites
105 Bert Dietz (Ger) Team Nürnberger
106 Frank Hoj (Den) Française Des Jeux
107 Torsten Nitsche (Ger) Saeco-Valli & Valli
108 Anthony Morin (Fra) Crédit Agricole
109 Marty Jemison (USA) US Postal Service
110 Laurent Desbiens (Fra) Cofidis
111 Jan Boven (Ned) Rabobank
112 Jens Heppner (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom-Ard
113 Rolf Aldag (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom-Ard
114 Alberto Elli (Ita) Team Deutsche Telekom-Ard
115 Eddy Mazzoleni (Ita) Team Polti
116 Raymond Meijs (Ned) Team Cologne
117 Marc Wauters (Bel) Rabobank
118 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom-Ard
119 Torsten Schmidt (Ger) Team Gerolsteiner
120 Steven De Jongh (Ned) Rabobank
121 Michael Rich (Ger) Team Gerolsteiner
122 Sascha Henrix (Ger) Festina-Lotus
123 Thierry Marichal (Bel) Lotto-Adecco
124 Pavel Padrnos (Cze) Saeco-Valli & Valli
125 Mirko Celestino (Ita) Team Polti                    2.22
126 Biagio Conte (Ita) Saeco-Valli & Valli
127 Servais Knaven (Ned) Farm Frites
128 Mario Aerts (Bel) Lotto-Adecco
129 Maximilian Sciandri (GBr) Linda McCartney Racing Team
130 Benoît Joachim (Lux) US Postal Service
131 Bart Voskamp (Ned) Team Polti
132 Peter Van Petegem (Bel) Farm Frites
133 Michele Bartoli (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step              2.26
134 Dario Pieri (Ita) Saeco-Valli & Valli
135 Alessio Galletti (Ita) Saeco-Valli & Valli
136 Matthew White (Aus) Vini Caldirola-Sidermec
137 Peter Wrolich (Aut) Team Gerolsteiner
138 Klaus Mutschler (Ger) Team Coast                    4.57
139 Christophe Agnolutto (Fra) Ag2R Prévoyance-Décathlon
140 Tiaan Kannemeyer (RSA) Team Cologne
141 Stéphane Auge (Fra) Festina-Lotus
142 Jann Kirsipuu (Est) Ag2R Prévoyance-Décathlon
143 Wim Vansevenant (Bel) Farm Frites                   6.29
144 Michael Gibelmann (Ger) Team Coast
145 Jan Schaffrath (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom-Ard
146 Malte Urban (Ger) Team Coast
147 Michele Colleoni (Ita) Team Polti
148 Jos Lucassen (Ned) Team Cologne                     7.41

DNF Jason Phillips (Aus) Team Coast
DNF Jeroen Blijlevens (Ned) Team Polti
DNF Rolf Huser (Swi) Festina-Lotus
DNF Nicolas Reynaud (Fra) Festina-Lotus
DNF Tom Steels (Bel) Mapei-Quick Step
DNF Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Mapei-Quick Step
DNF Lauri Aus (Est) Ag2R Prévoyance-Décathlon
DNF Arturas Kasputis (Ltu) Ag2R Prévoyance-Décathlon
DNF Innar Mandoja (Est) Ag2R Prévoyance-Décathlon
DNF Jakob Storm Piil (Den) Memory Card-Jack & Jones
DNF Matthew Gilmore (Bel) Memory Card-Jack & Jones
DNF Kurt Van Lancker (Bel) Lotto-Adecco
DNF Andreas Klier (Ger) Farm Frites
DNF Lars Michaelsen (Den) Française Des Jeux
DNF Daniel Schnider (Swi) Française Des Jeux
DNF Matteo Algeri (Ita) Lampre-Daikin
DNF Julian Dean (NZl) US Postal Service
DNF Ellis Rastelli (Ita) Liquigas-Pata
DNF Cristian Salvato (Ita) Liquigas-Pata
DNF Jens Voigt (Ger) Crédit Agricole
DNF Anthony Langella (Fra) Crédit Agricole
DNF Sören Petersen (Den) Team Cologne
DNF Sveln Gaute Hölestöl (Nor) Team Gerolsteiner
DNF Olaf Pollack (Ger) Team Gerolsteiner
DNF Tobias Steinhauser (Ger) Team Gerolsteiner
DNF Matthew Decanio (USA) Linda McCartney Racing Team
DNF David Mckenzie (Aus) Linda McCartney Racing Team
DNF Alexander Aeschbach (Swi) Team Coast
DNF Hans-Kurt Brand (Ger) Team Coast
DNF Alexander Aeschbach (Swi) Team Coast
DNF Hans-Kurt Brand (Ger) Team Coast

World Cup Standings after round 6

 1 Erik Zabel (Ger) Deutsche Telekom              330 pts
2 Romans Vainsteins (Lat) Vini Caldirola         138
3 Andrej Tchmil (Bel) Lotto Adecco               136
4 Fabio Baldato (Ita) Fassa Bortolo              134
5 Peter van Petegem (Bel) Farm Frites            122
6 Paolo Bettini (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step           120
7 Zbigniew Spruch (Pol) Lampre-Daikin            116
8 Johan Museeuw (Bel) Mapei-Quick Step           111
9 Francesco Casagrande (Ita) Vini Caldirola      106
10 Gabriele Missaglia (Ita) Lampre-Daikin        102
11 Marcus Zberg (Swi) Rabobank                    90
12 Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Mapei-Quick Step      83
13 Michael Boogerd (Ned) Rabobank                 79
14 Tristan Hoffman (Ned) Memorycard-Jack&Jones    77
15 David Etxebarria (Spa) ONCE-Deutsche Bank      70
15 Dario Pieri (Ita) Saeco-Valli&Valli            70
17 Davide Rebellin (Ita) Liquigas-Pata            64
18 Rolf Sörensen (Den) Rabobank                   43
18 George Hincapie (Usa) US Postal Service        41
20 Wladimir Belli (Ita) Fassa Bortolo             40
20 Leon van Bon (Ned) Rabobank                    40
22 Laurent Dufaux (Swi) Saeco-Valli&Valli         37
22 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Deutsche Telekom    37
24 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Credit Agricole             36
24 Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Farm Frites               36
24 Axel Merckx (Bel) Mapei-Quick Step             36
24 Stefano Zanini (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step          36
24 Hendrik van Dijck (Bel) Palmans Ideal          36
29 Marc Wauters (Bel) Rabobank                    35


1 Rabobank                                        52 pts
2 Mapei-Quick Step                                51
3 Fassa Bortolo                                   39
4 Lampre Daikin                                   34
4 Deutsche Telekom                                29
6 Vini Caldirola                                  25
7 Farm Frites                                     22
8 Lotto-Addecco                                   18
9 US Postal Service                               14
10 ONCE-Deutsche Bank                             12
10 Française des Jeux                             12
12 Team Polti                                     8
13 Vitalicio Seguros                              6
14 Saeco-Valli&Valli                              5
14 Liquigas-Pata                                  5
16 Cofidis                                        4
17 Banesto                                        3
18 MemoryCard-Jack&Jones                          2
19 Crédit Agricole                                1

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