34th Tirreno Adriatico - H.C.

Italy, March 8-15, 2000

1999 Results     Past Winners     Starting List    

The Stages

  • Stage 1 - March 8: Sorrento-Sorrento, 131km
  • Stage 2 - March 9: Sorrento-Aversa, 189km
  • Stage 3 - March 10: Aversa-Santuario dell Addolorata, 160 km
  • Stage 4 - March 11: Isernia-Luco de Marsi, 207 km
  • Stage 5 - March 12: Ascoli Piceno, ITT 26.5 km
  • Stage 6 - March 13: Montegranaro-Monte San Giusto, 149 km
  • Stage 7 - March 14: Teramo-Torricella Sicura, 214 km
  • Stage 8 - March 15: San Benedetto d Tronto - S. Benedetto d Tronto, 166 km

Preview

"We have a modern, dynamic and fast parcours, worthy of the cycling sport of 2000", says race manager Carmine Castellano of the race that starts in Sorrento at the Napolitan Gulf and ends in San Benedetto di Tronto, which means that it crosses the Italian "boot" in a more or less straight south-north direction. But with the windings along the way it will be a 1.242 kms course for eight days.

A number of top riders will take part. The inevitable comparison with Paris - Nice this time favours the Italian event since the stars fell out one by one in France the line up in Sorrento will contain riders as no. 1 ranked Laurent Jalabert with team mates Abraham Olano and Davide Extebarria. Last years Paris - Nice winner Michael Boogerd will be there as will Erik Zabel, preparing for the Milan-San Remo with Jan Ullrich on the team. Mapei comes with last years winner of this event, Michele Bartoli. Question is if his knee is good enough for another victory. His lieutenant Paolo Bettini is waiting for his chance, while World Champion Oscar Freire comes along to test his aching back. Other top contenders: Davide Rebellin on a new team with Gontchar, Savoldelli and maybe Vainsteins.

The sprinters: Cipollini, Blijlevens, Quaranta, McEwen and Svorada.

The main contenders

Mapei-Quick Step
1 Michele Bartoli (Ita)
2 Paolo Bettini (Ita)
3 Oscar Freire (Spa)
4 Johan Museeuw (Bel)
6 Andrea Tafi (Ita)

Amica Chips-Tacconi Sports
11 Vitali Kokorine (Rus)
12 Filippo Simeoni (Ita)
13 Pietro Caucchioli (Ita)

Cantina Tollo
21 Danilo Di Luca (Ita)
23 Paolo Mondini (Ita)
26 Alessandro Baronti (Ita)

Cofidis
31 Laurent Desbiens (Fra)
34 Massimiliano Lelli (Ita)
36 David Millar (Gbr)

CrÚdit Agricole
43 Sebastien Hinault (Fra)
44 Thor Hushovd (Nor)
48 Jens Voigt (Ger)

Farm Frites
55 Robbie McEwen (Aus)
57 Peter van Petegem (Bel)

Fassa Bortolo
61 Gabriele Balducci (Ita)
62 Andrea Ferrigato (Ita)
65 Dimitri Konyshev (Rus)
67 Roberto Petito (Ita)

Festina-Lotus
72 Guiseppe Di Grande (Ita)
77 Fabian Jeker (Swi)

Franšaise des Jeux
82 Lars Michaelsen (Den)

Lampre-Daikin
91 Oscar Camenzind (Swi)
92 Franco Ballerini (Ita)
95 Marco Serpellini (Ita)
97 Jan Svorada (Cze)

Linda McCartney Racing Team
101 Max Sciandri (Gbr)
102 Pascal Richard (Swi)

Liquigas-Pata
111 Davide Rebellin (Ita)
112 Sergei Gonchar (Ukr)
114 Marco Zanotti (Ita)

Mercatone Uno-Albacom 2000
121 Fabiano Fontanelli (Ita)
122 Michele Coppolillo (Ita)

Mobilvetta Design-Rossin
131 Ivan Quaranta (Ita)
138 Mirko Gualdi (Ita)

Ceramica Panaria-Gaerne
141 Nicklas Axelsson (Swe)
143 Vladimir Douma (Ukr)
146 Luca Cei (Ita)

Rabobank
151 Michael Boogerd (Ned)
156 RolfS°rensen (Den)
158 Marcus Zberg (Swi)

Saeco Valli&Valli
162 Mario Cipollini (Ita)
167 Paolo Savoldelli (Ita)

Telekom
171 Rolf Aldag (Ger)
172 Alberto Elli (Ita)
173 Gian MatteoFagnini (Ita)
174 Jens Heppner (Ger)
175 Jan Schaffrath (Ger)
176 Jan Ullrich (Ger)
177 Steffen Wesemann (Ger)
178 Erik Zabel (Ger)

Team Polti
181 Jeroen Blijlevens (Ned)
182 Mirko Celestino (Ita)
186 Eddy Mazzoleni (Ita)

Vini Caldirola-Sidermec
191 Roman Vainsteins (Lat)
194 Gianluca Bortolami (Ita)
195 Andrej Hauptman (Slo)

Vitalicio Seguros-Grupo Generali
201 Elio Aggiano (Ita)
203 Juan Carlos Dominguez (Spa)

ONCE-Deutsche Bank
213 Davide Extebarria (Spa)
215 Laurent Jalabert (Fra)
218 Abraham Olano (Spa)


Past Winners

1966    Dino Zandegu (Ita)
1967    Franco Bitossi (Ita)
1968    Giovanni Micheletto (Ita)
1969    Carlo Chiappano (Ita)
1970    Antoine Houbrechts (Bel)
1971    Italo Zilioli (Ita)
1972    Roger De Vlaeminck (Bel)
1973    Roger De Vlaeminck (Bel)
1974    Roger De Vlaeminck (Bel)
1975    Roger De Vlaeminck (Bel)
1976    Roger De Vlaeminck (Bel)
1977    Roger De Vlaeminck (Bel)
1978    Giuseppe Saronni (Ita)
1979    Knut Knudsen (Nor)
1980    Francesco Moser (Ita)
1981    Francesco Moser (Ita)
1982    Giuseppe Saronni (Ita)
1983    Roberto Visentini (Ita)
1984    Tommy Prim (Swe)
1985    Joop Zoetemelk (Ned)
1986    Luciano Rabottoni (Ita)
1987    Rolf S÷rensen (Den)
1988    Erich Maechler (Swi)
1989    Tony Rominger (Swi)
1990    Tony Rominger (Swi)
1991    Herminio Diaz-Zabala (Spa)
1992    Rolf S÷rensen (Den)
1993    Maurizio Fondriest (Ita)
1994    Giorgio Furlan (Ita)
1995    Stefano Colage (Ita)
1996    Francesco Casagrande (Ita)
1997    Roberto Petito (Ita)
1998    Rolf Jaermann (Swi) Casino
1999    Michele Bartoli (Ita) Mapei

Mario Stiehl from Berlin compiles the winner's lists