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55th Tour de Romandie - 2.HC

Switzerland, May 2-7, 2000

1999 Results    Teams    Past Winners

The Stages

  • Prologue - May 2: Locarno - Locarno, 6.5 km
  • Stage 1 - May 3: Locarno - Le Bouveret, 224.3 km
  • Stage 2 - May 4: Montreux - La Chaux de Fonds, 162.1 km
  • Stage 3a - May 5: Neuchatel - Orbe, 66.6 km
  • Stage 3b - May 5: Orbe - Time Trial, 24.2 km
  • Stage 4 - May 6: Orbe - Leysin, 160.0 km
  • Stage 5 - May 7: Aigle - Geneva, 177.8 km

Preview

The 54th edition of this Swiss race which begins in Locarno with a 6.5 kilometre prologue time trial. It's likely that last year's winner, Laurent Jalabert (ONCE) will do battle with Saeco's Laurent Dufaux (winner 1998, 3rd in the GP Gippingen on Sunday). This race features highly on each of their goals for the year, whilst others are using it as preparation. Paolo Savoldelli, Dufaux's Saeco teammate, will be one of these as he aims for another podium finish in the Giro this year.

Likewise, Francesco Casagrande (Vini Caldirola), Ivan Gotti (Team Polti) and Pavel Tonkov (Mapei) will be riding, but saving themselves. "I just want to test myself on Saturday in the Mountain stage to Leysin. To go for the General Classification would cost me too much energy," said Casagrande.

Laurent Jalabert actually lives in Geneva, so he knows the race course well and he won't be riding the Giro. Expect a good performance from the French born-Swiss based powerhouse. Both Jalabert and Dufaux will contest the Tour de France this year, so can afford to dig a little deeper this week. After this race, JaJa will take a two week break before building up for the Tour again.

The 16 teams to contest the race: O.N.C.E.-Deutsche Bank, Cantina Tollo, Cofidis, Fassa Bortolo, Festina, La Francaise Des Jeux, Kelme Costa Blanca, Lampre Daikin, Linda McCartney, Mapei-Quick Step, Phonak Hearing Systems, Team Polti, Post Swiss Team, Rabobank, Saeco-Valli & Valli, and Vini Caldirola-Sidermec.

Starting list:

ONCE-Deutsche Bank                   Cantina Tollo

1 Laurent Jalabert (Fra)             11 Gabriele Colombo (Ita)
2 Ińigo Cuesta Lopez (Spa)           12 Cristian Gasperoni (Ita)
3 Rafael Diaz Justo (Spa)            13 Massimiliano Gentili (Ita
4 Nicolas Jalabert (Fra)             14 Rodolfo Massi (Ita)
5 Peter Luttenberger (Aut)           15 Massimo Giunti (Ita)
6 Isidro Nozal Vega (Spa)            16 Giusvan Piovaccari (Ita)
7 Miguel A. Peńa Caceres (Spa)       17 Roberto Sgambelluri (Ita)
8 Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa)         18 Marco Vergnani (Ita)

Cofidis                              Fassa Bortolo

21 Steve De Wolf (Bel)               31 Wladimir Belli (Ita)
22 Claude Lamour (Fra)               32 Volodymir Gustov (Ukr)
23 Massimiliano Lelli (Ita)          33 Dmitri Konychev (Rus)
24 Thierry Loder (Fra)               34 Andrea Peron (Ita)
25 Yoann Le Boulanger (Fra)          35 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita)
26 Roland Meier (Swi)                36 Raimondas Rumsas (Ltu)
27 David Millar (Gbr)                37 Matteo Tosatto (Ita)
28 David Moncoutié (Fra)             38 Tadej Valjavec (Slo)

Festina-Lotus                        La Francaise Des Jeux

41 Joseba Beloki Dorronsoro (Spa)    51 Nicolas Fritsch (Fra)
42 Angel L. Casero Moreno (Spa)      52 Fabrizio Guidi (Ita)
43 Sascha Henrix (Ger)               53 Grzegorz Gwiazdowski (Pol
44 Felix Garcia Casas (Spa)          54 Yvon Ledanois (Fra)
45 Fabian Jeker (Swi)                55 Sven Montgomery (Swi)
46 Michel Klinger (Swi)              56 Daniel Schnider (Swi)
47 David Plaza Romero (Spa)          57 Jean-Michel Tessier (Fra)
48 Ivan Sastre Estevez (Spa)         58 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra)

Kelme Costa Blanca                   Lampre Daikin

61 José L. Rubiera Vigil (Spa)       71 Rubens Bertogliati (Swi)
62 Oscar Sevilla Ribera (Spa)        72 Simone Bertoletti (Ita)
63 Félix R. Cardenas Ravalo (Col)    73 Sergio Barbero (Ita)
64 Juan M. Cuenca Martinez (Spa)     74 Massimo Codol (Ita)
65 José J. Gomez Gonzalo (Spa)       75 Marco Della Vedova (Ita)
66 Ricardo Ochoa Palacios (Spa)      76 Gabriele Missaglia (Ita)
67 José E. Gutierrez Cataluna (Spa)  77 Mariano Piccoli  (Ita)
68 José J. De Los Angeles (Spa)      78 Gilberto Simoni (Ita)

Linda Mccartney Racing Team          Mapei - Quick Step

81 Pascal Richard (Swi)              91 Giuliano Figueras (Ita)
82 Maximilian Sciandri (Gbr)         92 Davide Bramati (Ita)
83 Emmanuele Lupi (Ita)              93 Manuel Fernandez Gines (S
84 Björnar Vestöl (Nor)              94 Axel Merckx (Bel)
85 David Mckenzie (Aus)              95 William Chann Mcrae (Usa)
86 Matthew Stephens (Gbr)            96 Paolo Lanfranchi (Ita)
87 Tayeb Braikia (Den)               97 Andrea Noé (Ita)
88 Benjamin Brooks (Aus)             98 Pavel Tonkov (Rus)

Phonak Hearing Systems               Team Polti

101 Pierre Bourquenoud (Swi)         111 Ivan Gotti (Ita)
102 Matthias Buxhofer (Aut)          112 Jeroen Blijlevens (Ned)
103 Christian Charričre (Swi)        113 Enrico Cassani (Ita)
104 Jérôme Belbove (Fra)             114 Daniel Clavero Sebastian
105 Cédric Fragničre (Swi)           115 Silvio Martinello (Ita)
106 Dominique Perras (Can)           116 Eddy Mazzoleni (Ita)
107 Alexandre Usov (Blr)             117 Oscar Pellicioli (Ita)
108 Lukas Zumsteg (Swi)              118 José Muria Gonzalez (Sp

Post Swiss Team                      Rabobank

121 Reto Bergmann (Swi)              131 Niki Aebersold (Swi)
122 Bruno Boscardin (Swi)            132 Jan Boven (Ned)
123 Stephan Gottschling (Ger)        133 Bram De Groot (Ned)
124 Christian Heule (Swi)            134 Addy Engels (Ned)
125 Dirk Müller (Ger)                135 Karsten Kroon (Ned)
126 Christian Poos (Lux)             136 Marc Lotz (Ned)
127 Christian Sidler (Swi)           137 Marcus Zberg (Swi)
128 Marcel Strauss (Swi)             138 Erik Dekker (Ned)

Saeco-Valli & Valli                  Vini Caldirola

141 Mario Cipollini (Ita)            151 Fransesco Casagrande (It
142 Biagio Conte (Ita)               152 Romans Vainsteins (Lat)
143 Laurent Dufaux (Swi)             153 Massimo Donati (Ita)
144 Armin Meier (Swi)                154 Massimo Apollonio (Ita)
145 Pavel Padrnos (Cze)              155 Mauro Zanetti (Ita)
146 Paolo Savoldelli (Ita)           156 Matthew White (Aus)
147 Mario Scirea (Ita)               157 Patrick Calcagni (Swi)
148 Francesco Secchiari (Ita)        158 Stefan Rütimann (Swi)


Past winners

1947    Desire Keteleer (Bel)
1948    Ferdi Kübler (Swi)
1949    Gino Bartali (Ita)
1950    Edouard Fachleitner (Fra)
1951    Ferdi Kübler (Swi)
1952    Wout Wagtemans (Bel)
1953    Hugo Koblet (Swi)
1954    Jean Forestier (Fra)
1955    René Strehler (Swi)
1956    Pasquale Fornara (Ita)
1957    Jean Forestier (Fra)
1958    Gilbert Bauvin (Fra)
1959    Kurt Gimmi (Swi)
1960    Louis Rostollan (Fra)
1961    Louis Rostollan (Fra)
1962    Guido De Rosso (Ita)
1963    Willy Bocklant (Bel)
1964    Rolf Maurer (Swi)
1965    Vittorio Adorni (Ita)
1966    Gianni Motta (Ita)
1967    Vittorio Adorni (Ita)
1968    Eddy Merckx (Bel)
1969    Felice Gimondi (Ita)
1970    Gösta Pettersson (Swe)
1971    Gianni Motta (Ita)
1972    Bernard Thevenet (Fra)
1973    Wilfried David (Bel)
1974    Joop Zoetemelk (Ned)
1975    Francisco Galdos (Spa)
1976    Johan De Muynck (Bel)
1977    Giambattista Baronchelli (Ita)
1978    Johan Van de Velde (Bel)
1979    Giuseppe Saronni (Ita)
1980    Bernard Hinault (Fra)
1981    Tommy Priem (Swe)
1982    Jostein Wilmann (Nor)
1983    Stephen Roche (Ire)
1984    Stephen Roche (Ire)
1985    Jörg Müller (Swi)
1986    Claude Criquielion (Bel)
1987    Stephen Roche (Ire)
1988    Gerard Veltscholten (Ned)
1989    Phil Anderson (Aus)
1990    Charly Mottet (Fra)
1991    Tony Rominger (Swi)
1992    Andrew Hampsten (USA)
1993    Pascal Richard (Swi)
1994    Pascal Richard (Swi)
1995    Tony Rominger (Swi)
1996    Abraham Olano (Spa)
1997    Pavel Tonkov (Rus)
1998    Laurent Dufaux (Swi) Festina
1999    Laurent Jalabert (Fra) ONCE-Deutsche Bank

Past Winners courtesy of Mario Stiehl, Berlin