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Scott Sunderland
1999 Commonwealth Bank Cycle Classic

The Scott Sunderland Diary 2000

Welcome to the Scott Sunderland Diary for 2000. Scott has a well documented history on Cyclingnews.com and we are very pleased to be able to keep you up to date on his exploits into the new millenium. He is currently Australia's longest serving professional cyclist and has a depth of experience in racing that few in the European peloton can match. He has placed highly in many of the cycling world's greatest events, and is a well respected rider.

He has had more than his fair share of injuries and setbacks, the most memorable being when he was struck by a car driven by his former director, Cees Priem during the 1998 Amstel Gold race. Although the ramifications of that are still being overcome, he has recovered and hopes to ride well in the Olympic year in 2000. We hope that you enjoy the regular updates of the man from Inverell and Zottegem.

Personal Information:

Height : 178 cm
Weight : 66 kgs
Marital status: Married to Sabine
Nationality: Australian
Age: 34 ( 28.11.1966)
Place of Birth: Inverell NSW
Lives: Zottegem, Belgium
Club : St. George Cycling Club, Sydney

Amateur/Junior results

Juniors Under 16

NSW State Champion (Road Race)
2nd Teams Pursuit (Track) Australian National Championships
2nd Teams Time-trial (Road) Australian National Championships

Juniors Under 18

NSW State Champion (Road Race)
Australian National Champion 50kms Teams Time-trial (Road)
Australian National Champion Teams Pursuit (Track)
Oceania Games: 1st Road Race, 1st Time Trial, 2nd teams pursuit (Track), 3rd 30 km point score (Track)

1985 Amateur

NSW State Champion, 50kms point score (Track)
2nd 4000m teams pursuit (Track) Australian National Championships

1986 Amateur

Australian National Road Champion

1987: Mazza Amateur Team (Switzerland)

3rd Championship of Zürich
2nd overall, Tour Ticino + 1 stage win
5th overall Tour of Navarra + 1 stage win, winner points jersey
2nd Saint Etienne
2nd La Roche Sur Foron
2nd Aix-Les-Bains
3rd Criterium Geneva
4th Grand Prix d'Annecy
4th Lyon
5th Chambrey
6th Grenoble
6th Annemasse
8th Tour Nord-ouest

1988: Mazza Amateur Team (Switzerland)

Winner Grand Prix Meyrin Geneva (pro-am)
Winner Grand Prix "La Suisse" (pro-am)
Winner Grand Prix Mandrisiotto
Winner Grand Prix Colingy
Winner Grand Prix Taning
Winner Tour of Bidosa + 1 stage, points jersey
2nd overall Tour of Navarra + 2 stage wins, points jersey
2nd Grand Prix de Lausanne (pro-am)
2nd Romilly
2nd Boussell
2nd Chamoux
2nd C.L.M. Individuel Montagne
3rd Criterium Montreux
3rd Scozier

1989: Mazza Amateur Team (Switzerland)

Winner Tour of Bidosa + points jersey
3rd Championships of Geneva
3rd Rund um die Rigi
2nd Tour du Tessin
2nd Giro del Mendrisiotto
2nd Montreux
3rd Fribourg (pro-am)
3rd Fraunfeld
3rd Criterium d'Annecy

Professional Results

1990: TVM (Netherlands)

Out due to a knee injury in the early part of the season

72nd Liege-Bastogne-Liege (WC)
68th Tour of Lombardie (WC)
14th Paris-Camembert
Finished Tour of Switzerland and Giro d'Italia

1991: TVM (Netherlands)

Winner Tropheo Pantalica
9th Tirreno - Adriatico + 3rd in stage 4 (Montegranaro - Oslmo)
4th Herald Sun Tour
7th Kellogg's Tour of Great Britain + 8th in stage 1
12th Ruta Del Sol- 3rd in the 4th stage
7th Settimana Ciclista Internazionale, 6th in stage 2
Trittico Premondiale, 5th Pleve di Soligo
43rd World Championships Stuttgart
17th Tour of Etna
Midi Libre: 5th in stage 3, 4th in stage 6

1992: TVM (Netherlands)

Winner Mazda Alpine Tour + mountain jersey, 2nd in stage 4, 3rd in stage 7, 5th in stage 8
5th Milan - San Remo (WC)
10th Championship of Zurich (WC)
8th Leeds Classic (WC)
9th Ruta Del Sol, 2nd in stage 3
4th Settimana Ciclista Internazionale
18th Kellogg's Tour of Great Britain
13th Nissan Classic
Vuelta a Espana, 8th in stage 11, 3rd in stage 12, 11th in stage 21
4th Zwevezele
7th G.P. Impanis
6th Aartselaar
3rd Maria Schmöln
78th FICP Ranking

1993: TVM (Netherlands)

Winner Oppy Oscar Cyclist of the Year, Australia
10th Tour of Switzerland, 9th in stage 1, 7th in stage 2, 9th in stage 5, 9th in stage 7, 9th in stage 8, 3rd stage 9
9th Championship of Zurich (WC)
13th Milan - San Remo (WC)
10th Leeds Classic (WC)
Vuelta a Espana, 5th in stage 2, 4th in stage 3, 7th in stage 4
Vuelta a Catalunya, 6th in stage 2, 9th in stage 3
Tirreno - Adriatico, 8th in stage 8
13th Cronostaffetta
3rd Zottegem

1994: TVM (Netherlands)

17th World Championships Sicily
10th Kelloggs' Tour of Great Britain, 1st mountains jersey, 2nd in stage 1, 11th in stage 2, 9th in stage 5
15th Classica San Sebastian (WC)
19th Championships Of Zurich (WC)
2nd Trophee Des Grimpeurs
12th Vuelta a Asturias, 7th in stage 3, 5th in stage 5, 11th in stage 6
10th Vuelta a Burgos, 10th in stage 4, 9th in stage 5
Vuelta de Pays Basque, 4th in stage 1
Winner Schynberg Rundfahrt Sulz
9th Deinze

1995: Lotto (Belgium)

Knee operation in April; back in competition in July

54th Milan - San Remo (WC)
61st Classica San Sebastian (WC)
10th Giro Del Emilia
13th Coppa Placci
11th Coppa Sabatini
12th G.P. Van Steenbergen (Belgium)
4th G.P. Jef Scherens (Belgium)
29th Fourmies

1996: Lotto (Belgium)

101st Tour De France
17th Championship of Zurich (WC)
24th Leeds Classic (WC)
39th Classica San Sebastian (WC)
92nd Milan - San Remo (WC)
16th Tour of Luxemburg, 3rd in 1 stage
Tour Des Regions Wallonnes, 1st stage 4
23rd Midi Libre, 7th in stage 2

1997: Gan (France)

15th Tour of Lombardie (WC)
10th Milan - Turin
26th Paris - Tours (WC)
31st Liege - Bastogne - Liege (WC)
63rd Milan - San Remo (WC)
19th Paris - Nice, 5th in stage over Mt Ventoux, 8th in stage to Cannes
19th Vuelta Du Pays Basque, 2nd in stage 3, 21st in TT
16th Vuelta a Valencia
14th Paris - Bourges
16th G.P. Isbergues
22nd G.P. Fourmies
7th Tour Du Mediterrannee, 7th in stage 4 (Mt Faron), 9th in stage 5
10th GP Poly Multipliee
Tour De Romandie, 1st sprint classification
13th Meulebeke

1998: Palmans - Ideal (Belgium)

Winner GP Nokere
Ruta Del Sol, 14th in stage 1
16th in stage 5
39th Omloop Het Volk
Tour Of Murcia, 16th in stage 4
6th Kemzeke
9th G.P. Cholet
34th Dwars Door Belgie
17th Brabantse Pijl
33rd, 3 Days De Panne, 23rd in stage 1, 22nd in stage 2
11th Ronde Van Vlaanderen (WC)
11th Gent - Wevelgem
3rd G.P. Pino Cerami
19th Luik - Bastenaken - Luik (WC)

Out of competition from May 1998 until 18th of July 1999 due to accident during Amstel Gold World Cup Race.

1999: Palmans - Ideal (Belgium)

A crash kept him out of competition until July 1999

13th Westrozebeke
22nd Grote Prijs Rik Van Steenbergen
Vuelta a Castilla-Leon, Winner stage 1, 3rd in stage 3, 4th in stage 5
14th Mere
35th Tour of Holland, 26th in stage 1, 15th in stage 2, 11th in stage 4, 11th in stage 5
4th Commonwealth Bank Classic, Winner King Of The Mountains + Points, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 7th in stage placings

2000: Palmans - Ideal (Belgium)

Bronze medal (2nd Australian) Open Australian National Road Championships
10th Tour de la Somme
34th Vuelta a Castilla-Leon
Vuelta a Burgos, 3rd in stage 2, 2nd in stage 4
4th Zottegem
3rd Overijse
5th Franco-Belge, 2nd in stage 1
7th World Championships Plouay France
1st Noosa Criterium

2001: Team Fakta (Denmark)