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64th Tour de Suisse - 2.HC

Switzerland, June 13 - 22, 2000

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Stage 4 - June 16: Fribourg-Verbier, 156 km

Hervé gains the lead while Ullrich's shows form

Pascal Herve
Photo: © AFP

Today's stage of the Tour de Suisse, running between Fribourg and Verbier (156 km) was more mountainous than any encountered so far, and was to be an important test for many of the race's protagonists. The race finished on a tough 1000 metre climb in Verbier, which split the field considerably. Yesterday's leader, Michael Boogerd (Rabobank) did not have the legs to stay at the front and he lost his jersey to Polti's Pascal Hervé, who won the stage.

Hervé soloed in 39 seconds in front of Swiss Oscar Camenzind (Lampre) who now lies third on the overall classification. Surprisingly and importantly for his confidence, Telekom's Jan Ullrich lies second overall, after he finished 7th today, 53 seconds behind Hervé. Ullrich was at the front until the last kilometre, where he lost 14 seconds to the main leading group. Stage 1 winner, Fred Rodriguez (Mapei) also showed that he is not just a sprinter, placing one spot behind Ullrich in Verbier.

The final break formed within 10 (uphill) kilometres of the finish, when eight riders moved away: Dufaux (Saeco), Camenzind, Ullrich, Hervé, Rodriguez, Nardello (Mapei) Teterjouk (Liquigas), and Zanetti (Vini Caldirola). Hervé attacked the group, gaining up to a minute before he lost a little in the last kilometre. Initially, he was hesitant in attacking because he was working for teammate Richard Virenque, however when he saw Dufaux and Camenzind suffering, he went for it.

Other more faniced riders lost significant ground today: Stefano Garzelli (Mercatone Uno - 67th at over 10 minutes down) and Francesco Casagrande (Vini Caldirola - 10th at 2.12 behind). Garzelli's GC race is over, and Casagrande is not looking too great either.

Hervé will have a battle to keep his jersey in tomorrow's 30 kilometre time trial in Sierre, and we may well see Ullrich in yellow once more.

Results

1. Pascal Herve (Fra) Team Polti                     3.46.51
2. Oscar Camenzind (Swi) Lampre-Daikin                  0.39
3. Mauro Zanetti (Ita) Vini Caldirola-Sidermec
4. Laurent Dufaux (Swi) Saeco-Valli&Valli
5. Andrey Teterjouk (Kaz) Liquigas-Pata
6. Daniele Nardello (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step              0.46
7. Jan Ullrich (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom              0.53
8. Fred Rodriguez (USA) Mapei-Quick Step                1.37
9. Oscar Mason (Ita) Mercatone Uno-Albacom              2.12
10. Francesco Casagrande (Ita) Vini Caldirola-Sidermec
11. Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                 2.17
12. Sven Montgomery (Swi) La Française des Jeux         2.37
13. Vlodyomir Gustov (Ukr) Fassa Bortolo                2.43
14. Wladimir Belli (Ita) Fassa Bortolo
15. Dario Frigo (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                     2.54
16. Eddy Mazzoleni (Ita) Team Polti
17. Gilberto Simoni (Ita) Lampre-Daikin
18. Tadej Valjavec (Slo) Fassa Bortolo                  3.02
19. Daniel Atienza (Spa) Saeco-Valli&Valli
20. Peter Wrolich (Aut) Gerolsteiner                    3.03
21. Stephan Gottschling (Ger) Post Swiss Team           3.07
22. Richard Virenque (Fra) Team Polti                   3.30
23. Michele Bartoli (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step
24. Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank                     3.32
25. Guiseppe Guerini (Ita) Team Deutsche Telekom        3.37
26. Udo Bölts (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom
27. Nico Mattan (Bel) Cofidis                           4.15
28. Massimo Cigana (Ita) Mercatone Uno-Albacom          4.17
29. Dirk Mueller (Ger) Post Swiss Team                  4.27
30. Stefano Cattai (Ita) Liquigas-Pata
31. Stéphane Goubert (Fra) Team Polti
32. Roland Meier (Swi) Cofidis
33. Jens Heppner (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom
34. Floyd Landis (USA) Manheim Auctions/Mercury         4.35
35. Thomas Mühlbacher (Aut) Gerolsteiner
36. Marc Wauters (Bel) Rabobank                         4.36
37. Stefan Rütimann (Swi) Vini Caldirola-Sidermec       4.42
38. Torsten Schmidt (Ger) Gerolsteiner                  4.53
39. Matthias Buxhofer (Aut) Phonak                      5.20
40. Daniele Contrini (Ita) Liquigas-Pata                5.23
41. Michael Boogerd (Ned) Rabobank
42. Francesco Secchiari (Ita) Saeco-Valli&Valli
43. Armin Meier (Swi) Saeco-Valli&Valli                 5.24
44. Massimilano Lelli (Ita) Cofidis
45. Steffen Wesemann (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom        5.41
46. Niki Aebersold (Swi) Rabobank
47. Gorazd Stangelj (Slo) Liquigas-Pata                 5.42
48. Mario Aerts (Bel) Lotto Mobistar                    5.55
49. Markus Zberg (Swi) Rabobank                         6.03
50. Mauro Gianetti (Swi) Vini Caldirola-Sidermec        6.20
51. Marco Fincato (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                   6.38
52. Daniel Schnider (Swi) La Française des Jeux         6.42
53. Pierre Bourquenoud (Swi) Phonak                     6.51
54. René Stadelmann (Swi) Phonak                        7.03
55. Christian Poos (Lux) Post Swiss Team                7.53
56. Massimo Donati (Ita) Vini Caldirola-Sidermec
57. Maarten den Bakker (Ned) Rabobank
58. Rolf Aldag (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom
59. Christian Heule (Swi) Post Swiss Team
60. Marcel Strauss (Swi) Post Swiss Team
61. Daniele De Paoli (Ita) Mercatone Uno-Albacom
62. Sveln-Gaute Hölestöl (Nor) Gerolsteiner
63. Massimiliano Mori (Ita) Saeco-Valli&Valli           8.17
64. Jean-Michel Tessier (Fra) La Française des Jeux
65. René Haselbacher (Ger) Gerolsteiner                 8.43
66. Fabio Sacchi (Ita) Team Polti                       9.34
67. Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Mercatone Uno-Albacom       10.14
68. Jean-Patrick Nazon (Fra) La Française des Jeux
69. Sven Teutenberg (Ger) Gerolsteiner                 10.47
70. Jan Bratkowski (Ger) Manheim Auctions/Mercury      11.11
71. Andrei Tchmil (Bel) Lotto Mobistar                 11.28
72. Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Team Deutsche Telekom
73. Christian Charriere (Swi) Phonak                   13.00
74. Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Lampre-Daikin
75. Mariano Piccoli (Ita) Lampre-Daikin
76. Bruno Boscardin (Swi) Post Swiss Team
77. Pietro Zucconi (Swi) Vini Caldirola-Sidermec
78. Marco Della Vedova (Ita) Lampre-Daikin
79. Christophe Mengin (Fra) La Française des Jeux      13.51
80. Rolf Sörensen (Den) Rabobank                       16.05
81. Kirk Willett (USA) Manheim Auctions/Mercury
82. Michael Rich (Ger) Gerolsteiner
83. Patrick Calcagni (Swi) Vini Caldirola-Sidermec
84. David Tani (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step
85. Wilfried Peeters (Bel) Mapei-Quick Step
86. Peter Farazijn (Bel) Cofidis
87. Igor Astarloa (Spa) Mercatone Uno-Albacom
88. Marc Lotz (Ned) Rabobank
89. Tobias Steinhauser (Ger) Gerolsteiner
90. Leonardo Giordani (Ita) Fassa Bortolo
91. Stefano Zanini (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step
92. Mirco Crepaldi (Ita) Team Polti
93. Frank Vandenbroucke (Bel) Cofidis
94. Chris Peers (Bel) Cofidis
95. Mateo Tosatto (Ita) Fassa Bortolo
96. Serge Baguet (Bel) Lotto Mobistar
97. Johan Museeuw (Bel) Mapei-Quick Step
98. Rossano Brasi (Ita) Team Polti
99. Igor Pugaci (Mda) Saeco-Valli&Valli
100. Alberto Elli (Ita) Team Deutsche Telekom
101. Valentino China (Ita) Saeco-Valli&Valli
102. Ellis Rastelli (Ita) Liquigas-Pata
103. Salvatore Commesso (Ita) Saeco-Valli&Valli
104. Frank Hoj (Den) La Française des Jeux
105. Raivis Belohvosciks (Let) Lampre-Daikin            17.33
106. Simone Bertoletti (Ita) Lampre-Daikin
107. Peter Wuyts (Bel) Lotto Mobistar
108. Massimo Podenzana (Ita) Mercatone Uno-Albacom
109. Dominique Perras (Can) Phonak
110. Christian Sidler (Swi) Post Swiss Team
111. Robert Hunter (Rsa) Lampre-Daikin
112. Marco Artunghi (Ita) Mercatone Uno-Albacom
113. Fausto Dotti (Ita) Liquigas-Pata
114. Gianmario Ortenzi (Ita) Mercatone Uno-Albacom
115. Jéròme Delbove (Fra) Phonak
116. Pierre Ackermann (Swi) Post Swiss Team
117. Tom Steels (Bel) Mapei-Quick Step
118. Steve Zampieri (Swi) Manheim Auctions/Mercury
119. Philipp Gaumont (Fra) Cofidis                      18.18
120. Jacky Durand (Fra) Lotto Mobistar
121. Thierry Marichal (Bel) Lotto Mobistar              18.44
122. Jochen Summer (Aut) Phonak                         18.47
123. Mirko Marini (Ita) Liquigas-Pata                   18.50
124. Lukas Zumsteg (Swi) Phonak                         19.58
125. Gordon Fraser (Can) Manheim Auctions/Mercury
126. Christopher Horner (USA) Manheim Auctions/Mercury
127. Jamie Drew (Aus) Manheim Auctions/Mercury
128. Rafael Matteos Perez (Spa) Team Polti              20.12
DNF  Arnaud Prêtot (Fra) Cofidis

General classification after stage 4:

1. Pascal Herve (Fra) Team Polti                    13.07.47
2. Jan Ullrich (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom              0.44
3. Oscar Camenzind (Swi) Lampre-Daikin                  0.47
4. Daniele Nardello (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step              0.49
5. Mauro Zanetti (Ita) Vini Caldirola-Sidermec          1.21
6. Fred Rodriguez (USA) Mapei-Quick Step                1.27
7. Andrey Teterjouk (Kaz) Liquigas-Pata                 1.35
8. Laurent Dufaux (Swi) Saeco-Valli&Valli               1.44
9. Francesco Casagrande (Ita) Vini Caldirola-Sidermec   2.24
10. Wladimir Belli (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                  2.36
11. Eddy Mazzoleni (Ita) Team Polti                     2.38
12. Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                 2.55
13. Peter Wrolich (Aut) Gerolsteiner                    3.03
14. Sven Montgomery (Swi) La Française des Jeux         3.04
15. Gilberto Simoni (Ita) Lampre-Daikin                 3.08
16. Oscar Mason (Ita) Mercatone Uno-Albacom             3.15
17. Stephan Gottschling (Ger) Post Swiss Team           3.16
18. Vlodyomir Gustov (Ukr) Fassa Bortolo                3.21
19. Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank                     3.28
20. Udo Bölts (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom               3.28
21. Michele Bartoli (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step              3.30
22. Dario Frigo (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                     3.32
23. Tadej Valjavec (Slo) Fassa Bortolo                  3.40
24. Richard Virenque (Fra) Team Polti                   3.43
25. Daniel Atienza (Spa) Saeco-Valli&Valli              4.08
26. Jens Heppner (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom            4.18
27. Marc Wauters (Bel) Rabobank                         4.32
28. Thomas Mühlbacher (Aut) Gerolsteiner                4.38
29. Dirk Mueller (Ger) Post Swiss Team                  4.38
30. Michael Boogerd (Ned) Rabobank                      4.49
31. Roland Meier (Swi) Cofidis                          4.53
32. Stefano Cattai (Ita) Liquigas-Pata                  5.23
33. Steffen Wesemann (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom        5.29
34. Niki Aebersold (Swi) Rabobank                       5.37
35. Massimilano Lelli (Ita) Cofidis                     5.50
36. Markus Zberg (Swi) Rabobank                         5.51
37. Matthias Buxhofer (Aut) Phonak                      6.20
38. Francesco Secchiari (Ita) Saeco-Valli&Valli         6.28
39. Armin Meier (Swi) Saeco-Valli&Valli                 6.30
40. Mario Aerts (Bel) Lotto Mobistar                    6.45
41. Marco Fincato (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                   6.47
42. Gorazd Stangelj (Slo) Liquigas-Pata                 6.48
43. Mauro Gianetti (Swi) Vini Caldirola-Sidermec        7.11
44. Marcel Strauss (Swi) Post Swiss Team                7.29
45. Rolf Aldag (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom              7.49
46. Maarten den Bakker (Ned) Rabobank                   7.49
47. Pierre Bourquenoud (Swi) Phonak                     7.57
48. Christian Heule (Swi) Post Swiss Team               8.01
49. Christian Poos (Lux) Post Swiss Team                8.04
50. Massimo Cigana (Ita) Mercatone Uno-Albacom          8.05
51. Massimo Donati (Ita) Vini Caldirola-Sidermec        8.37
52. Daniele De Paoli (Ita) Mercatone Uno-Albacom        8.56
53. Sven Teutenberg (Ger) Gerolsteiner                 10.41
54. Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Mercatone Uno-Albacom       10.44
55. Daniel Schnider (Swi) La Française des Jeux        11.07
56. Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Team Deutsche Telekom   11.19
57. Jan Bratkowski (Ger) Manheim Auctions/Mercury      12.04
58. Nico Mattan (Bel) Cofidis                          12.16
59. Stefan Rütimann (Swi) Vini Caldirola-Sidermec      12.21
60. Andrei Tchmil (Bel) Lotto Mobistar                 12.29
61. Stéphane Goubert (Fra) Team Polti                  12.34
62. Mariano Piccoli (Ita) Lampre-Daikin                13.14
63. Daniele Contrini (Ita) Liquigas-Pata               13.20
64. Guiseppe Guerini (Ita) Team Deutsche Telekom       13.49
65. Christian Charriere (Swi) Phonak                   14.06
66. Torsten Schmidt (Ger) Gerolsteiner                 15.17
67. Floyd Landis (USA) Manheim Auctions/Mercury        15.32
68. Jean-Michel Tessier (Fra) La Française des Jeux    15.45
69. Wilfried Peeters (Bel) Mapei-Quick Step            16.05
70. Alberto Elli (Ita) Team Deutsche Telekom           16.06
71. Tobias Steinhauser (Ger) Gerolsteiner              16.08
72. René Haselbacher (Ger) Gerolsteiner                16.47
73. Fabio Sacchi (Ita) Team Polti                      16.48
74. Serge Baguet (Bel) Lotto Mobistar                  16.52
75. Leonardo Giordani (Ita) Fassa Bortolo              17.11
76. Marc Lotz (Ned) Rabobank                           17.11
77. René Stadelmann (Swi) Phonak                       18.30
78. Sveln-Gaute Hölestöl (Nor) Gerolsteiner            19.20
79. Massimiliano Mori (Ita) Saeco-Valli&Valli          19.44
80. Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Lampre-Daikin             20.07
81. Bruno Boscardin (Swi) Post Swiss Team              20.12
82. Marco Della Vedova (Ita) Lampre-Daikin             20.15
83. Pietro Zucconi (Swi) Vini Caldirola-Sidermec       21.05
84. Igor Astarloa (Spa) Mercatone Uno-Albacom          21.20
85. Jean-Patrick Nazon (Fra) La Française des Jeux     21.38
86. Rolf Sörensen (Den) Rabobank                       23.02
87. Johan Museeuw (Bel) Mapei-Quick Step               23.09
88. Chris Peers (Bel) Cofidis                          23.30
89. Peter Farazijn (Bel) Cofidis                       23.32
90. Frank Hoj (Den) La Française des Jeux              23.33
91. Mateo Tosatto (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                  23.44
92. Rossano Brasi (Ita) Team Polti                     24.06
93. Valentino China (Ita) Saeco-Valli&Valli            24.12
94. Frank Vandenbroucke (Bel) Cofidis                  24.14
95. Robert Hunter (Rsa) Lampre-Daikin                  24.43
96. Christophe Mengin (Fra) La Française des Jeux      25.18
97. Jéròme Delbove (Fra) Phonak                        25.40
98. Dominique Perras (Can) Phonak                      25.40
99. Stefano Zanini (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step              26.26
100. Kirk Willett (USA) Manheim Auctions/Mercury       27.02
101. Patrick Calcagni (Swi) Vini Caldirola-Sidermec    27.07
102. Salvatore Commesso (Ita) Saeco-Valli&Valli        27.28
103. Igor Pugaci (Mda) Saeco-Valli&Valli               27.32
104. David Tani (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                 27.32
105. Pierre Ackermann (Swi) Post Swiss Team            28.05
106. Raivis Belohvosciks (Let) Lampre-Daikin           28.08
107. Peter Wuyts (Bel) Lotto Mobistar                  28.41
108. Fausto Dotti (Ita) Liquigas-Pata                  28.50
109. Steve Zampieri (Swi) Manheim Auctions/Mercury     28.52
110. Tom Steels (Bel) Mapei-Quick Step                 29.25
111. Jacky Durand (Fra) Lotto Mobistar                 29.26
112. Massimo Podenzana (Ita) Mercatone Uno-Albacom     29.36
113. Lukas Zumsteg (Swi) Phonak                        31.22
114. Gordon Fraser (Can) Manheim Auctions/Mercury      31.25
115. Ellis Rastelli (Ita) Liquigas-Pata                31.33
116. Rafael Matteos Perez (Spa) Team Polti             31.39
117. Christopher Horner (USA) Manheim Auctions/Mercury 32.41
118. Thierry Marichal (Bel) Lotto Mobistar             32.51
119. Michael Rich (Ger) Gerolsteiner                   34.06
120. Simone Bertoletti (Ita) Lampre-Daikin             36.22
121. Jochen Summer (Aut) Phonak                        36.29
122. Christian Sidler (Swi) Post Swiss Team            36.37
123. Mirko Marini (Ita) Liquigas-Pata                  37.54
124. Jamie Drew (Aus) Manheim Auctions/Mercury         37.54
125. Mirco Crepaldi (Ita) Team Polti                   38.34
126. Gianmario Ortenzi (Ita) Mercatone Uno-Albacom     40.02
127. Marco Artunghi (Ita) Mercatone Uno-Albacom        40.02
128. Philipp Gaumont (Fra) Cofidis                     40.47