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87th Meisterschaft von Zürich - CDM

Zürich, Switzerland, August 20, 2000

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Dufaux gets another at home

By Jeff Jones, online editor

Dufaux and Ullrich
Photo: © AFP

Swiss rider, Laurent Dufaux (Saeco-Valli&Valli) became the winner of the 87th edition of the Meisterschaft von Zürich after he surprised an in-form Jan Ullrich and Francesco Casagrande in a three up sprint. Meanwhile, Erik Zabel kept his lead in the World Cup after a non-performance by Andrei Tchmil who finished in the same group as Zabel, more than 17 minutes behind the victor.

There were also strong performances from Davide Rebellin and Lance Armstrong, fourth and fifth respectively, but could not hold on on the final climb at Pfannenstiel, and the leading trio put a minute into them over the final 15 kilometres. Considering US Postal were only a last minute entry, it wasn't bad going. Oscars Freire and Camenzind also put in good efforts to make the decisive eight man break, and finished a little further behind Armstrong and Rebellin.

The early part of the race saw an attack by Jorg Jascke (Telekom) and Dmitri Konyshev (Fassa Bortolo) after only 32 kilometres of the 248 kilometre race. A similar move worked last year but there were going to be no surprises this time, with the two being given little advantage. At the end of the first 41.4 kilometre lap, they had 1'11, being chased by Ekimov, Bourquenoud, Teteriuk, Zumsteg et Gianetti. They were eventually caught, and a new 19 man group formed, with including M. Zberg, Hamburger, Livingston, Tosatto, Merckx, Van der Wouwer, Barbero, Gianetti, Andersson, Jaksche, and Gontchar.

By the halfway point, this group had 2'20 on the bunch, but a strong chase from , Bartoli, Camenzind, Peron, Cassani, Dufaux, Hundertmatk, Ullrich, Missaglia and Bettini prompted a reaction from the rest of the rapidly diminishing peloton, and by the end of the fourth lap it was all over. 55 riders left, 82 kilometres to go.

Dufaux and Ullrich
Photo: © AFP

Then came the decisive move: Armstrong, Ullrich, Francesco Casagrande, Freire, Rebellin, Camenzind, Dufaux and Kivilev rode away at kilometre 188, and the rest of the field could not match their pace. Bartoli, Zabel, Tchmil and Vainsteins all missed the move which was not unexpected given the hilly parcours. However, Bartoli, Cigana, Vainsteins, De Paoli, and Zarrabeita gave chase and were only 47 seconds behind the eight with one lap to go. The peloton was at 4'17 and going backwards.

Andrei Kivilev couldn't hold them up the last climb of the Pfannenstiel, and the remaining seven were subject to an expected attack by Francesco Casagrande, who was countered by Ullrich. They succeeded in dropping all Dufaux, with a small gap to Armstrong and Rebellin over the top. That was the race, as the remaining splinters of the break could only limit the damage on the run in to town.

In the final kilometre, Ullrich attempted an early surprise attack, but this did not come off and Dufaux was the one who benefited most. The Swiss rider took the first Swiss victory since 1981 when Beat Breu won the race, and it was a happy occasion for the Saeco rider who has not had the best of it during the Grand Tours this year. With this win he also silenced a few critics that said he should have been left off the Swiss Olympic team in favour of Pascal Richard.

"It's a wonderful day, I've waited a long time for this victory, I was able to stay on Ullrich's wheel in the final kilometre and it was a good thing, because from there I was able to pass him just before the finish,'' said the elated Dufaux at the end.

Palmares of Laurent Dufaux

Born: 20 May, 1969 in Roche, Switzerland
Pro Since : 1991 Wins: 36

1991 (Helvetia): 4 victories (incl. overall Route du Sud, national champion of Switzerland)

1992 (Helvetia): 1 (GP Pino Cerami)

1993 (ONCE): 3 (incl. overall Dauphiné Libéré)

1994 (ONCE): 3 (incl. overall Dauphiné Libéré, stage in Tour of Oise)

1995 (Festina): 5 (incl. overall Route du Sud and two stages plus overall Tour of Burgos)

1996 (Festina): 4 (incl. stage in Tour de France and stage in Vuelta)

1997 (Festina): 5 (incl. stage in Midi Libre)

1998 (Festina): 6 (incl. 3 stages and overall Tour of Romandie and overall Midi Libre)

1999 (Saeco): 2

2000 (Saeco): 3 (incl. stage in Tour of Romandie the World Cup GP Zurich)

Results - 248.4 km

1 Laurent Dufaux (Swi) Saeco-Valli & Valli            6.07.21 (40.571 km/h)
2 Jan Ullrich (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom-ARD
3 Francesco Casagrande (Ita) Vini Caldirola-Sidermec
4 Davide Rebellin (Ita) Liquigas-Pata                 1.03
5 Lance Armstrong (USA) US Postal Service
6 Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Mapei-Quick Step           1.19
7 Oscar Camenzind (Swi) Lampre-Daikin
8 Andrei Kivilev (Kaz) Ag2R Prévoyance-Décathlon      4.28
9 Daniele De Paoli (Ita) Mercatone Uno-Albacom 2000   4.51
10 Romans Vainsteins (Lat) Vini Caldirola-Sidermec    4.58
11 Michele Bartoli (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step
12 Mikel Zarrabeitia (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Deutsche Bank
13 Massimo Cigana (Ita) Mercatone Uno-Albacom 2000    7.53
14 Bo Hamburger (Den) Memory Card-Jack & Jones       10.54
15 Axel Merckx (Bel) Mapei-Quick Step
16 Ruggero Borghi (Ita) Vini Caldirola-Sidermec      12.15
17 Thierry Loder (Fra) Cofidis
18 Marcel Strauss (Swi) Post Swiss Team
19 Michael Andersson (Ita) Mercatone Uno - Albacom
20 Matthias Buxhofer (Aut) Phonak Hearing Systems
21 Kurt Van De Wouwer (Bel) Lotto-Adecco
22 Daniel Atienza (Spa) Saeco-Valli & Valli
23 Serge Baguet (Bel) Lotto-Adecco                   16.43
24 Erik Zabel (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom-ARD        17.07
25 Paolo Bettini (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step
26 Ellis Rastelli (Ita) Liquigas-Pata
27 Andrei Tchmil (Bel) Lotto-Adecco
28 Niki Aebersold (Swi) Rabobank
29 Alain Turicchia (Ita) Amica Chips-Tacconi Sport
30 Zbigniew Spruch (Pol) Lampre-Daikin
31 Peter Van Petegem (Bel) Farm Frites
32 Enrico Cassani (Ita) Team Polti
33 Andrea Peron (Ita) Fassa Bortolo
34 Steven Kleynen (Bel) Farm Frites
35 Marc Lotz (Ned) Rabobank
36 Michael Boogerd (Ned) Rabobank
37 Mirko Celestino (Ita) Team Polti
38 Lukas Zumsteg (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems
39 Kevin Livingston (USA) US Postal Service
40 Dirk Müller (Ger) Post Swiss Team
41 Sven Montgomery (Swi) Française Des Jeux
42 David Canada Garcia (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Deutsche Bank
43 Oscar Pellicioli (Ita) Team Polti
44 Sergio Barbero (Ita) Lampre-Daikin
45 Kai Hundertmark (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom-ARD
46 Wladimir Belli (Ita) Fassa Bortolo
47 Luca Scinto (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                17.11
DNS Salvatore Commesso (Ita) Saeco-Valli & Valli
DNF Grzegorz Gwiazdowski (Pol) Française Des Jeux
DNF Sandy Casar (Fra) Française Des Jeux
DNF Fabrizio Guidi (Ita) Française Des Jeux
DNF Daniel Schnider (Swi) Française Des Jeux
DNF Jean-Michel Tessier (Fra) La Française des Jeux
DNF Yvon Ledanois (Fra) Française Des Jeux
DNF Nicolas Fritsch (Fra) Française Des Jeux
DNF Christophe Agnolutto (Fra) Ag2R Prévoyance-Décathlon
DNF Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Ag2R Prévoyance-Décathlon
DNF Pascal Chanteur (Fra) Ag2R Prévoyance-Décathlon
DNF David Delrieu (Fra) Ag2R Prévoyance-Décathlon
DNF Arturas Kasputis (Ltu) Ag2R Prévoyance-Décathlon
DNF Benoît Salmon (Fra) Ag2R Prévoyance-Décathlon
DNF Ludovic Turpin (Fra) Ag2R Prévoyance-Décathlon
DNF Ivan Basso (Ita) Amica Chips-Tacconi Sport
DNF Pietro Caucchioli (Ita) Amica Chips-Tacconi Sport
DNF Diego Ferrari (Ita) Amica Chips-Tacconi Sport
DNF Marco Gili (Ita) Amica Chips-Tacconi Sport
DNF Filippo Simeoni (Ita) Amica Chips-Tacconi Sport
DNF Oscar Pozzi (Ita) Amica Chips-Tacconi Sport
DNF Vitali Kokorine (Rus) Amica Chips-Tacconi Sport
DNF Steve De Wolf (Bel) Cofidis
DNF Peter Farazijn (Bel) Cofidis
DNF Stéphane Krafft (Fra) Cofidis
DNF Massimiliano Lelli (Ita) Cofidis
DNF Roland Meier (Swi) Cofidis
DNF David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis
DNF Chris Peers (Bel) Cofidis
DNF Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Farm Frites
DNF Glenn Magnusson (Swe) Farm Frites
DNF Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Farm Frites
DNF Miquel Van Kessel (Ned) Farm Frites
DNF Wim Vansevenant (Bel) Farm Frites
DNF Pieter Vries (Ned) Farm Frites
DNF Fabio Baldato (Ita) Fassa Bortolo
DNF Dario Frigo (Ita) Fassa Bortolo
DNF Volodymyr Gustov (Ukr) Fassa Bortolo
DNF Dmitri Konyshev (Rus) Fassa Bortolo
DNF Nicola Loda (Ita) Fassa Bortolo
DNF Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Fassa Bortolo
DNF Stéphane Auge (Fra) Festina-Lotus
DNF Sascha Henrix (Ger) Festina-Lotus
DNF Florent Brard (Fra) Festina-Lotus
DNF Andy Flickinger (Fra) Festina-Lotus
DNF Rolf Huser (Swi) Festina-Lotus
DNF Fabian Jeker (Swi) Festina-Lotus
DNF Michael Klinger (Swi) Festina-Lotus
DNF Nicolas Reynaud (Fra) Festina-Lotus
DNF Franco Ballerini (Ita) Lampre-Daikin
DNF Massimo Codol (Ita) Lampre-Daikin
DNF Gabriele Missaglia (Ita) Lampre-Daikin
DNF Marco Serpellini (Ita) Lampre-Daikin
DNF Gilberto Simoni (Ita) Lampre-Daikin
DNF Stefano Cattai (Ita) Liquigas-Pata
DNF Daniele Contrini (Ita) Liquigas-Pata
DNF Cristiano Frattini (Ita) Liquigas-Pata
DNF Cristian Moreni (Ita) Liquigas-Pata
DNF Andrei Teteriouk (Kaz) Liquigas-Pata
DNF Serhiy Honchar (Ukr) Liquigas-Pata
DNF Mario Aerts (Bel) Lotto-Adecco
DNF Glenn D'hollander (Bel) Lotto-Adecco
DNF Rik Verbrugghe (Bel) Lotto-Adecco
DNF Thierry Marichal (Bel) Lotto-Adecco
DNF Paul Van Hyfte (Bel) Lotto-Adecco
DNF Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step
DNF David Tani (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step
DNF Andrea Noe' (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step
DNF Michael Blaudzun (Den) Memory Card-Jack & Jones
DNF Nicolay Bo Larsen (Den) Memory Card-Jack & Jones
DNF Jacob Moe Rasmussen (Den) Memory Card-Jack & Jones
DNF Allan Johansen (Den) Memory Card-Jack & Jones
DNF Mikael Holst Kyneb (Den) Memory Card-Jack & Jones
DNF René Joergensen (Den) Memory Card-Jack & Jones
DNF Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Mercatone Uno-Albacom 2000
DNF Marco Velo (Ita) Mercatone Uno-Albacom 2000
DNF Massimo Podenzana (Ita) Mercatone Uno-Albacom 2000
DNF Oscar Mason (Ita) Mercatone Uno-Albacom 2000
DNF Michele Coppolillo (Ita) Mercatone Uno-Albacom 2000
DNF Rafael Diaz Justo (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Deutsche Bank
DNF Laurent Jalabert (Fra) O.N.C.E.-Deutsche Bank
DNF Peter Luttenberger (Aut) O.N.C.E.-Deutsche Bank
DNF Isidro Nozal (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Deutsche Bank
DNF Pierre Bourquenoud (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems
DNF Christian Charriere (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems
DNF Stefan Richner (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems
DNF Cédric Fragniere (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems
DNF Jochen Summer (Aut) Phonak Hearing Systems
DNF René Stadelmann (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems
DNF Eddy Mazzoleni (Ita) Team Polti
DNF Fabio Sacchi (Ita) Team Polti
DNF Jose Manuel Uria Gonzalez (Spa) Polti
DNF Michele Colleoni (Ita) Team Polti
DNF Rafael Mateos Perez (Spa) Polti
DNF Pierre Ackermann (Swi) Post Swiss Team
DNF Roger Beuchat (Swi) Post Swiss Team
DNF Bruno Boscardin (Swi) Post Swiss Team
DNF Philipp Buschor (Swi) Post Swiss Team
DNF Stephan Gottschling (Ger) Ipm Team
DNF Christian Heule (Swi) Post Swiss Team
DNF Erik Dekker (Ned) Rabobank
DNF Maarten Den Bakker (Ned) Rabobank
DNF Rolf Sorensen (Den) Rabobank
DNF Marc Wauters (Bel) Rabobank
DNF Markus Zberg (Swi) Rabobank
DNF Armin Meier (Swi) Saeco-Valli & Valli
DNF Massimiliano Mori (Ita) Saeco-Valli & Valli
DNF Igor Pugaci (Mda) Saeco-Valli & Valli
DNF Pavel Padrnos (Cze) Saeco-Valli & Valli
DNF Francesco Secchiari (Ita) Saeco-Valli & Valli
DNF Udo Bölts (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom-ARD
DNF Alberto Elli (Ita) Team Deutsche Telekom-ARD
DNF Jens Heppner (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom-ARD
DNF Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom-ARD
DNF Jörg Jaksche (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom-ARD
DNF Jamie Burrow (GBr) US Postal Service
DNF Vjatceslav Ekimov (Rus) US Postal Service
DNF Benoît Joachim (Lux) US Postal Service
DNF Steffen Kjaergaard (Nor) US Postal Service
DNF Levy Leipheimer (USA) US Postal Service
DNF Cédric Vasseur (Fra) US Postal Service
DNF Massimo Donati (Ita) Vini Caldirola-Sidermec
DNF Mauro Gianetti (Swi) Vini Caldirola-Sidermec
DNF Guido Trentin (Ita) Vini Caldirola-Sidermec
DNF Filippo Casagrande (Ita) Vini Caldirola-Sidermec

World Cup Standings after round 7

1 Erik Zabel (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom-ARD             332 pts
2 Andrei Tchmil (Bel) Lotto-Adecco                       206
3 Romans Vainsteins (Lat) Vini Caldirola-Sidermec        204
4 Paolo Bettini (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                   161
5 Francesco Casagrande (Ita) Vini Caldirola-Sidermec     160
6 Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Mapei-Quick Step              151
7 Laurent Dufaux (Swi) Saeco-Valli & Valli               137
8 Fabio Baldato (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                      134
9 Davide Rebellin (Ita) Liquigas-Pata                    132
10 Peter Van Petegem (Bel) Farm Frites                   122
11 Zbigniew Spruch (Pol) Lampre-Daikin                   116
12 Gabriele Missaglia (Ita) Lampre-Daikin                112
13 Johan Museeuw (Bel) Mapei-Quick Step                  111
14 Markus Zberg (Swi) Rabobank                            90
15 Michael Boogerd (Ned) Rabobank                         79
16 David Etxebarria Alkorta (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Deutsche Bank  77
17 Tristan Hoffman (Ned) Memory Card-Jack & Jones         77
18 Dario Pieri (Ita) Saeco-Valli & Valli                  70
19 Oscar Camenzind (Swi) Lampre-Daikin                    70
20 Andrei Kivilev (Kaz) Ag2R Prévoyance-Décathlon         48
21 Rolf Sorensen (Den) Rabobank                           43
22 George Hincapie (USA) US Postal Service                41
23 Wladimir Belli (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                     40
24 Leon Van Bon (Ned) Rabobank                            40
25 Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Farm Frites                       36
26 Lance Armstrong (USA) US Postal Service                36
27 Marc Wauters (Bel) Rabobank                            35
28 Fabio Sacchi (Ita) Team Polti                          33
29 Mauro Gianetti (Swi) Vini Caldirola-Sidermec           32
30 Jo Planckaert (Bel) Cofidis                            32
31 David Canada Garcia (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Deutsche Bank       32
32 Peter Farazijn (Bel) Cofidis                           31
33 Steffen Wesemann (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom-ARD       31
34 Laurent Jalabert (Fra) O.N.C.E.-Deutsche Bank          31
35 Marco Zanotti (Ita) Liquigas-Pata                      28
36 Bo Hamburger (Den) Memory Card-Jack & Jones            28
37 Maarten Den Bakker (Ned) Rabobank                      26
38 Franco Ballerini (Ita) Lampre-Daikin                   24
39 Massimiliano Mori (Ita) Saeco-Valli & Valli            24
40 Marco Serpellini (Ita) Lampre-Daikin                   22
41 Vjatceslav Ekimov (Rus) US Postal Service              21
42 Andrea Tafi (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                     20
43 Dmitri Konyshev (Rus) Fassa Bortolo                    20
44 Servais Knaven (Ned) Farm Frites                       20
45 Marco Milesi (Ita) Vini Caldirola-Sidermec             18
46 Marco Velo (Ita) Mercatone Uno-Albacom 2000            17
47 Mario Aerts (Bel) Lotto-Adecco                         16
48 Geert Van Bondt (Bel) Farm Frites                      15
49 Michele Bartoli (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                 15
50 Igor Pugaci (Mda) Saeco-Valli & Valli                  15
51 Wilfried Peeters (Bel) Mapei-Quick Step                15
52 Mikel Zarrabeitia (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Deutsche Bank         14
53 Elio Aggiano (Ita) Vitalicio Seguros                   14
54 Enrico Cassani (Ita) Team Polti                        13
55 David Clinger (USA) Festina-Lotus                      13
56 Massimo Cigana (Ita) Mercatone Uno-Albacom 2000        13
57 Arvis Piziks (Lat) Memory Card-Jack & Jones            12
58 Andreas Klier (Ger) Farm Frites                        11
59 Christophe Mengin (Fra) Française Des Jeux             11
60 Nico Mattan (Bel) Cofidis                              10
61 Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) Française Des Jeux               9
62 Salvatore Commesso (Ita) Saeco-Valli & Valli            8
63 Eddy Mazzoleni (Ita) Team Polti                         7
64 Frankie Andreu (USA) US Postal Service                  6
65 Denis Zanette (Ita) Liquigas-Pata                       5
66 Mirko Celestino (Ita) Team Polti                        5
67 Kurt Van De Wouwer (Bel) Lotto-Adecco                   5
68 Lars Michaelsen (Den) Française Des Jeux                4
69 Chris Peers (Bel) Cofidis                               3
70 Geert Verheyen (Bel) Lotto-Adecco                       2
71 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                 1

Not classified as per UCI article 2.11.010:
Erik Dekker (Ned) Rabobank                             100 pts
Jan Ullrich (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom-ARD             70
Axel Merckx (Bel) Mapei-Quick Step                      47
Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Team Deutsche Telekom-ARD    37
Thor Hushovd (Nor) Crédit Agricole                      36
Stefano Zanini (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                   36
Hendrik Van Dyck (Bel) Palmans-Ideal                    36
Gabriele Balducci (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                   32
Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Mercatone Uno-Albacom 2000       28
Magnus Backstedt (Swe) Crédit Agricole                  27
Andrea Ferrigato (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                    23
Daniele De Paoli (Ita) Mercatone Uno-Albacom 2000       20
Miguel A. M. Perdiguero (Spa) Vitalicio Seguros         20
Dario Frigo (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                         15
Unai Etxebarria Arana (Ven) Euskaltel-Euskadi           14
Patrick Jonker (Ned) US Postal Service                  13
Aitor Osa Eizaguirre (Spa) Banesto                      11
Ruggero Borghi (Ita) Vini Caldirola-Sidermec            10
Thierry Loder (Fra) Cofidis                              9
Christian Vandevelde (USA) US Postal Service             8
Peter Luttenberger (Aut) O.N.C.E.-Deutsche Bank          8
Christophe Moreau (Fra) Festina-Lotus                    8
Marcel Strauss (Swi) Post Swiss Team                     8
Biagio Conte (Ita) Saeco-Valli & Valli                   7
Michael Andersson (Swe) Mercatone Uno-Albacom            7
Fabrizio Guidi (Ita) Française Des Jeux                  6
Unai Osa Eizaguirre (Spa) Banesto                        6
Matthias Buxhofer (Aut) Phonak Hearing Systems           6
Raimondas Rumsas (Ltu) Fassa Bortolo                     5
Tom Steels (Bel) Mapei-Quick Step                        5
Daniele Nardello (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                  5
Daniel Atienza (Spa) Saeco-Valli&Valli                   4
Niki Aebersold (Swi) Rabobank                            4
Fernando Escartin Coti (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca          4
Javier Pascual Rodriguez (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca        4
Serge Baguet (Bel) Lotto-Adecco                          3
Aart Vierhouten (Ned) Rabobank                           3
Andrei Teteriouk (Kaz) Liquigas-Pata                     3
Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom-ARD           3
Giuseppe Di Grande (Ita) Festina-Lotus                   2
Gorka Gerrikagoitia Arrien (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi       2
Javier Pascual Llorente (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca         1

Team Standings
1 Mapei - Quick Step                                    72 pts
2 Rabobank                                              56
3 Lampre - Daikin                                       47
4 Fassa Bortolo                                         45
5 Vini Caldirola - Sidermec                             38
6 Team Deutsche Telekom                                 36
7 Lotto - Adecco                                        24
8 Farm Frites                                           22
9 O.N.C.E. - Deutsche Bank                              21
10 Us Postal Service                                    14
11 La Francaise Des Jeux                                12
12 Team Polti                                           11
13 Liquigas - Pata                                      10
14 Mercatone Uno - Albacom                               8
15 Cofidis                                               8
16 Vitalicio Seguros                                     6
17 Saeco - Valli & Valli                                 5
18 Festina                                               3
19 Memorycard - Jack&Jones                               2

Not classified as per UCI article 2.11.010

Euskaltel - Euskadi                                      7
Banesto                                                  5
Credit Agricole                                          1

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