22nd Grand Prix Ouest-France - HC

Plouay, France, July 30, 2000

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Bartoli's test OK

Italian Champion Michele Bartoli won the dress rehearsal for the World Championships. The GP Ouest France was held on this year's World Championships circuit in Plouay, Bretagne and the Italian won the race in his first attempt at this prestigious race.

The first major break came on the fourth of fifteen laps when 18 riders, among them Andrea Tafi (Mapei), Sven Montgomery (FDJ), Magnus Bäckstedt (CA) and Will Frischkorn (Mercury), got away. However, they never gained more than three minutes to the peloton despite the fact that most teams were represented. Mapei and Lotto decided to reel them in.

A six man break with four classics specialists: Bartoli, Mario Aerts (Lotto), Nico Mattan (Cofidis), Tristan Hoffman (Memorycard), first year pro Walter Bénéteau (Bonjour) and David Moncoutie (Cofidis) escaped with 40 km to go. Moncoutie was dropped and the race was decided on the final climb of the Côte de Ty Marrec, less than five kilometres from the finish. Bartoli gapped them and won by ten seconds to Mattan, Bénéteau and Hoffman with Aerts a couple of seconds behind them.

The victory will of course put Bartoli among the major favourites for the World's in ten weeks but after the race he did his best to keep a low profile: "I'm not fully recovered from my stomach illness during the Tour and I even vomited with thirty kilometres to go. Today I also had a team working exclusively for me."

The question is how many team mates from Mapei he will have along in October. Two fairly good guesses are Andrea Tafi, who did a tremendous job for Bartoli today, and Bartoli's personal lieutenant Paolo Bettini. It will also depend on how things shake out in the Olympics.

Belgian Nico Mattan showed that he has kept his good form from the Tour but for his part the World's will probably be a race as domestique for team mate Frank Vandenbroucke. The third podium rider, Walter Bénéteau has his plans for October clear: Vacation. The debutant from the little Bonjour team has low hopes to reach the World's.

Results - 209 km

1 Michele Bartoli (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step    	     4.59.00 (41.886 km/h)
2 Nico Mattan (Bel) Cofidis                    		0.10
3 Walter Beneteau (Fra) Bonjour-Toupargel      		0.11
4 Tristan Hoffman (Ned) Memorycard-Jack&Jones
5 Mario Aerts (Bel) Lotto-Adecco               		0.14
6 Jean-Cyril Robin (Fra) Bonjour-Toupargel     		0.59
7 Maarten Den Bakker (Ned) Rabobank
8 Bo Hamburger (Den) Memorycard-Jack&Jones
9 Thierry Marichal (Bel) Lotto-Adecco          		1.03
10 Serge Baguet (Bel) Lotto-Adecco
11 Anthony Morin (Fra) Crédit Agricole
12 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Crédit Agricole     		1.07
13 Daniele Contrini (Ita) Liquigas-Pata
14 Markus Zberg (Swi) Rabobank
15 Franck Renier (Fra) Bonjour-Toupargel
16 Michael Blaudzun (Den)  Memorycard
17 Massimilano Mori (Ita) Saeco-Valli&Valli
18 Arvis Piziks (Lat) Memorycard-Jack&Jones
19 Salvatore Commesso (Ita) Saeco-Valli&Valli
20 Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Ag2r-Prevoyance
21 Christophe Bassons (Fra) Jean Delatour
22 Denis Lunghi (Ita) Colpack
23 Emmanuel Magnien (Fra) Française Des Jeux
24 Davide Rebellin (Ita) Liquigas-Pata
25 Pascal Chanteur (Fra) Ag2R Prévoyance
26 Niki Aebersold (Swi) Rabobank
27 Laurent Brochard (Fra) Jean Delatour
28 Oscar Freire (Spa) Mapei-Quick Step
29 Frédéric Mainguenaud (Fra) Bonjour-Tourpargel
30 Patrice Halgand (Fra) Jean Delatour
31 Floyd Landis (USA) Manheim Auctions-Mercury
32 Stéphane Heulot (Fra) Française Des Jeux
33 Steve Zampieri (Swi) Manheim Auctions-Mercury
34 Alessandro Cortinovis (Ita) Colpack
35 Denis Zanette (Ita) Liquigas-Pata
36 Andrei Tchmil (Bel) Lotto-Adecco
37 Sébastien Demarbaix (Bel) Lotto-Adecco
38 Marco Vergnani (Ita) Cantina Tollo
39 Dario Andriotto (Ita) Alexia Alluminio
40 Claude Lamour (Fra) Cofidis
41 Pascal Lino (Fra) Festina-Lotus
42 Alessio Galletti (Ita) Saeco-Valli&Valli	
43 Allan Johansen (Den) Memorycard-Jack&Jones	
44 Geert Verheyen (Bel) Lotto-Adecco	
45 Grzegorz Gwiaddowski (Pol) La Française des Jeux	
46 Christophe Agnolutto (Fra) Ag2r Prévoyance	
47 Ludovic Turpin (Fra) Ag2r Prévoyance	
48 Christophe Mengin (Fra) La Française des Jeux	
49 Denis Le Proux (Fra) Big Mat-Auber 93	
50 Cyril Dessel (Fra) Jean Delatour	
51 Fabio Bulgarelli (Ita) Colpack	
52 Frédéric Gabriel (Fra) Bonjour-Toupargel	
53 Laurent Madouas (Fra) Festina	
54 François Simon (Fra) Bonjour-Toupargel	
55 Kurt Van De Wouwer (Bel) Lotto-Adecco	
56 Rafael Casero (Spa) Festina	
57 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis	
58 Xavier Jan (Fra) La Française des Jeux	
59 Francesco Secchiari (Ita) Saeco-Valli&Valli	
60 Marc Lotz (Ned) Rabobank	
61 Andréa Tafi (Ita) Mapei-Quickstep	
62 Lylian Lebreton (Fra) Big Mat-Auber 93	
63 Fabrice Gougot (Fra) Crédit Agricole	
64 Dominique Rault (Fra) Big Mat-Auber 93	
65 Luca Scinto (Ita) Mapei-Quickstep	
66 Franck Bouyer (Fra) Bonjour-Toupargel	
67 Pascal Herve (Fra) Team Polti			1.11
68 Bobby Julich (USA) Crédit Agricole			2.03
69 Grische Niermann (Ger) Rabobank	
70 Dimitri Fofonov (Kaz) Besson Chaussures	
71 Eddy Seigneur (Fra) Jean Delatour	
72 Yvan Gotti (Ita) Team Polti	
73 Andréa Brognara (Ita) Alexia Alluminio	
74 Nicolas Dumont (Fra) Besson Chaussures	
75 Enrico Cassani (Ita) Team Polti			3.21
76 Ellis Rastelli (Ita) Liquigas-Pata	
77 Marco Zanotti (Ita) Liquigas-Pata	
78 Cristian Moreni (Ita) Liquigas-Pata			3.34
79 Nicolaj Bo Larsen (Den) Memorycard-Jack&Jones	4.14
80 Michael Steen Nielsen (Den) Memorycard-Jack&Jones	

Thanks to cycling4all for the full results

Start List

Preliminary only

La Francaise Des Jeux             Ag2R Prevoyance

1 Christophe Mengin (Fra)         11 Lauri Aus (Est)
2 Stéphane Heulot (Fra)           12 Stéphane Barthe (Fra)
3 Frédéric Guesdon (Fra)          13 Philippe Bordenave (Fra)
4 Xavier Jan (Fra)                14 Alexandre Botcharov (Rus)
5 Emmanuel Magnien (Fra)          15 Laurent Estadieu (Fra)
6 Sven Montgomery (Swi)           16 Innar Mandoja (Est)
7 Grzegorz Gwiazdowski (Pol)      17 Benoît Salmon (Fra)
8 Jean-Patrick Nazon (Fra)        18 Ludovic Turpin (Fra)

Besson Chaussures                 Jean Delatour

21 Nicolas Dumont (Fra)           31 Laurent Brochard (Fra)
22 Christophe Gauthier (Fra)      32 Patrice Halgand (Fra)
23 Lorenzo Di Silvestro (Ita)     33 Frédéric Bessy (Fra)
24 Serguey Yacovlev (Kaz)         34 Christophe Bassons (Fra)
25 Médéric Clain (Fra)            35 Gilles Bouvard (Fra)
26 Dmitri Fofonov (Kaz)           36 Cyril Dessel (Fra)
27 Sébastien Laroche (Fra)        37 Eddy Seigneur (Fra)
28 Serguei Belousov (Kaz)         38 Bruno Thibout (Fra)

Rabobank                          Bonjour-Toupargel

41 Markus Zberg (Swi)             51 Franck Bouyer (Fra)
42 Niki Aebersold (Swi)           52 Frédéric Gabriel (Fra)
43 Leon Van Bon (Ned)             53 Charles Guilbert (Fra)
44 Bram De Groot (Ned)            54 Frédéric Mainguenaud (Fra)
45 Marc Lotz (Ned)                55 Mickael Pichon (Fra)
46 Grischa Niermann (Ger)         56 Franck Renier (Fra)
47 Addy Engels (Ned)              57 Jean-Cyril Robin (Fra)
48 Jan Boven (Ned)                58 Didier Rous (Fra)

Memory Card-Jack&Jones            Lotto-Adecco

61 Tristan Hoffman (Ned)          71 Mario Aerts (Bel)
62 Bo Hamburger (Den)             72 Serge Baguet (Bel)
63 Jesper Skibby (Den)            73 Andrei Tchmil (Bel)
64 Arvis Piziks (Lat)             74 Geert Verheyen (Bel)
65 Michael Blaudzun (Den)         75 Rik Verbrugghe (Bel)
66 Nicolai-Bo Larsen (Den)        76 Kurt Van De Wouwer (Bel)
67 Allan Johansen (Den)           77 Thierry Marichal (Bel)
68 Michael Steen Nielsen (Den)    78 Sébastien Demarbaix (Bel)

Mercury Cycling Team              Alexia Alluminio

81                                91 Dario Andriotto (Ita)
82 Jamie Drew (Aus)               92 Giacomo Battistel (Ita)
83 William Frischkorn (USA)       93 Andrea Brognara (Ita)
84 Christopher Horner (USA)       94 Oscar Cavagnis (Ita)
85 Floyd Landis (USA)             95 Nicola Minali (Ita)
86 Scott Moninger (USA)           96 Mirko Lauria (Ita)
87 Kirk Wilett (USA)              97 Maurizio Semprini (Ita)
88 Steve Zampieri (Swi)           98 Marco Villa (Ita)

Liquigas-Pata                     Credit Agricole

101 Daniele Contrini (Ita)        111 Magnus Backstedt (Swe)
102 Serhiy Honchar (Ukr)          112 Fabrice Gougot (Fra)
103 Cristian Moreni (Ita)         113 Sébastien Hinault (Fra)
104 Ellis Rastelli (Ita)          114 Bobby Julich (USA)
105 Davide Rebellin (Ita)         115 Anthony Langella (Fra)
106 Cristian Salvato (Ita)        116 Anthony Morin (Fra)
107 Denis Zanette (Ita)           117 Stuart O'grady (Aus)
108 Marco Zanotti (Ita)           118 Jonathan Vaughters (USA)

Saeco-Valli&Valli                 Colpack

121 Alessio Galletti (Ita)        131 Fabio Bulgarelli (Ita)
122 Giuseppe Calcaterra (Ita)     132 Denis Lunghi (Ita)
123 Valentino China (Ita)         133 Miguel Meza Flores (Spa)
124 Salvatore Commesso (Ita)      134 Massimiliano Razzari (Ita)
125 Biagio Conte (Ita)            135 Ruggero Torraco (Ita)
126 Massimiliano Mori (Ita)       136 Mauro Zinetti (Ita)
127 Danny Pate (USA)
128 Igor Pugaci (Mda)

Team Polti                        Mapei-Quick Step

141 Rossano Brasi (Ita)           151 Michele Bartoli (Ita)
142 Enrico Cassani (Ita)          152 Paolo Bettini (Ita)
143 Mirko Celestino (Ita)         153 Oscar Freire (Spa)
144 Mirco Crepaldi (Ita)          154 Chann Mc Rae (USA)
145 Pascal Herve (Fra)            155 Daniele Nardello (Ita)
146                               156 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita)
147 Eddy Mazzoleni (Ita)          157 Eddy Ratti (Ita)
148 Fabio Sacchi (Ita)            158 David Tani (Ita)

Cofidis                           Festina

161 Laurent Desbiens (Fra)        171 Stéphane Auge (Fra)
162 Laurent Lefevre (Fra)         172 Florent Brard (Fra)
163 Massimiliano Lelli (Ita)      173 Rafael Casero (Spa)
164 Nico Mattan (Bel)             174 Pascal Lino (Fra)
165 David Moncoutie (Fra)         175 Christophe Moreau (Fra)
166 Chris Peers (Bel)             176 Laurent Madouas (Fra)
167 Arnaud Pretot (Fra)           177 Nicolas Reynaud (Fra)
168 Frank Vandenbroucke (Bel)     178 Ivan Sastre (Spa)

Big Mat-Auber 93                  Cantina Tollo

181 Ludovic Auger (Fra)           191 Gabriele Colombo (Ita)
182 Stéphane Berges (Fra)         192 Federico Colonna (Ita)
183 Thierry Gouvenou (Fra)        193 Moreno Di Biase (Ita)
184 Oleg Joukov (Rus)             194 Emanuele Negrini (Ita)
185 Dominique Rault (Fra)         195 Giusvan Piovaccari (Ita)
186 Denis Leproux (Fra)           196 Marco Vergnani (Ita)
187 Lylian Lebreton (Fra)         197 Cristian Pepoli (Ita)
188 Sébastien Talabardon (Fra)

Past Winners

1931    Francois Fave (Fra)
1932    Philippe Bono (Fra)
1933    Philippe Bono (Fra)
1934    Lucien Tulot (Fra)
1935    Jean Le Dily (Fra)
1936    Pierre Cogan (Fra)
1937    Jean-Marie Goasmat (Fra)
1938    Pierre Cloarec (Fra)
1945    Eloi Tassin (Fra)
1946    Ange Le Strat (Fra)
1947    Raymond Louviot (Fra)
1948    Eloi Tassin (Fra)
1949    Armand Audaire (Fra)
1950    Armand Audaire (Fra)
1951    Emile Guerinel (Fra)
1952    Emile Guerinel (Fra)
1953    Serge Blusson (Fra)
1954    Ugo Anzile (Fra)
1955    Jean Petitjean (Fra)
1956    Valentin Huot (Fra)
1957    Isaak Vitre (Fra)
1958    Jean Gainche (Fra)
1959    Emmanuel Crenn (Fra)
1960    Hubert Ferrer (Fra)
1961    Fernand Picot (Fra)
1962    Jean Gainche (Fra)
1963    Fernand Picot (Fra)
1964    Jean Bourles (Fra)
1965    Francois Goasduff (Fra)
1966    Claude Mazeaud (Fra)
1967    Francois Hamon (Fra)
1968    Jean Jourdan (Fra)
1969    Jean Jourdan (Fra)
1970    Jean Marcarini (Fra)
1971    Jean-Pierre Danguillaume (Fra)
1972    Robert Bouloux (Fra)
1973    Jean-Claude Largeau (Fra)
1974    Raymond Martin (Fra)
1975    Cyrille Guimard (Fra)
1976    Jacques Bossis (Fra)
1977    Jacques Bossis (Fra)
1978    Pierre-Raym. Villemiane (Fra)
1979    Fritz Pirard (Ned)
1980    Patrick Friou (Fra)
1981    Gilbert Duclos-Lassalle (Fra)
1982    Francis Castaing (Fra)
1983    Pierre Bazzo (Fra)
1984    Sean Kelly (Ire)
1985    Eric Guyot (Fra)
1986    Martial Gayant (Fra)
1987    Gilbert Duclos-Lassalle (Fra)
1988    Luc Leblanc (Fra)
1989    Jean-Claude Colotti (Fra)
1990    Bruno Cornillet (Fra)
1991    Armand De las Cuevas (Fra)
1992    Ronan Pensec (Fra)
1993    Thierry Claveyrolat (Fra)
1994    Andrej Tchmil (Mol)
1995    Rolf Jaermann (Swi)
1996    Frank Vandenbroucke (Bel)
1997    Andrea Ferrigato (Ita)
1998  	Pascal Herve (Fra) Festina
1999    Christophe Mengin (Fra) Francaise des Jeux

Past Winners by Mario Stiehl, Berlin