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21st Clasica San Sebastian - CDM

Spain, August 11, 2001

2000 Results    Past winners

Preview

By Jeff Jones

It's been over three months since the Amstel Gold Race, the fifth round of the World Cup finished in Maastricht, Holland. The winner of that race, Erik Dekker, became the new leader in the prestigious season long World Cup competition, and he returns to San Sebastian, Spain as one of the favourites for the sixth round of the World Cup.

Dekker won this race last year, courtesy of a surprise move with two kilometres to go, beating Andrei Tchmil and Romans Vainsteins who were the best of a bunch of 53 riders that made it to the finish. It shouldn't have been a huge surprise though, as Dekker had just come off three impressive stage wins in the Tour de France. This year, he added another Tour stage to his palmares, but made no secret of the fact that he preferred to concenrate on winning the World Cup.

In addition to Dekker, there are several other former winners in the San Sebastian field. Udo Bölts (Telekom) won in 1996, so did Davide Rebellin (Liquigas, 1997) and Francesco Casagrande (Fassa Bortolo, 1998-1999). Lance Armstrong will not be riding, as according to directeur sportif Johan Bruyneel, he is too fatigued.

There are of course plenty of other candiates for the win in Clasica San Sebastian 2001. Firstly it is worth noting that an extra hill, the third category Alto De Gurutze, has been incorporated into the parcours at 13.5 kilometres to go. This comes after the category 1 Alto De Jaizkibel, which normally creates several splits (sometimes the winning move) but is over 30 kilometres from the finish, meaning that the race can come back together on the run in to San Sebastian like last year.

Lotto's Andrei Tchmil, Rik Verbrugghe, Serge Baguet and recent Tour de la Region Wallonne winner, Glenn D'Hollander, should all perform well in a race like this, as should Mapei's Stefano Garzelli, Michele Bartoli and Paolo Bettini.

For Domo-Farm Frites, sprinter Romans Vainsteins and Axel Merckx will probably carry the flag, and Euskaltel-Euskadi will be looking for a win from David Etxebarria, Inigo Chaurreau or perhaps Iban Mayo.

CSC-Tiscali's King of the Mountains Laurent Jalabert will line up with brother Nicolas, and the rest of the CSC team, including Danish champion Jakob Storm Piil. The Mercury team could also do with a big win, although winning races doesn't seem to be a big problem for them. With in form riders like Leon Van Bon and Niklas Axelsson, they could pull it off.

Jens Voigt and Bobby Julich might be in the moves for Credit Agricole, while Igor Astarloa is probably Mercatone Uno's best chance. Alessio's Davide Casarotto should find this type of course to his liking.

Start list

Final

Rabobank                               Fassa Bortolo
 
1 Erik Dekker (Ned)                    11 Francesco Casagrande (Ita)
2 Michael Boogerd (Ned)                12 Wladimir Belli (Ita)
3 Beat Zberg (Swi)                     13 Roberto Petito (Ita)
4 Marcus Zberg (Swi)                   14 Kim Kirchen (Lux)
5 Karsten Kroon (Ned)                  15 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita)
6 Maarten Den Bakker (Ned)             16 Fabio Baldato (Ita)
7 Marc Lotz (Ned)                      17 Tadej Valjavec (Slo)
8 Geert Verheyen (Bel)                 18 Matteo Tosatto (Ita)
 
Lotto-Adecco                           Team Deutsche Telekom
 
21 Andrei Tchmil (Bel)                 31 Andrei Mizourov (Kaz)
22 Rik Verbrugghe (Bel)                32 Gerhard Trampusch (Aut)
23 Serge Baguet (Bel)                  33 Andreas Kloden (Ger)
24 Mario Aerts (Bel)                   34 Alberto Elli (Ita)
25 Steve Vermaut (Bel)                 35 Udo Bolts (Ger)
26 Christophe Brandt (Bel)             36 Roberto Sgambelluri (Ita)
27 Glenn D'hollander (Bel)             37 Giuseppe Guerini (Ita)
28 Guennadi Mikhailov (Rus)            38 Matthias Kessler (Ger)
 
O.N.C.E.-Eroski                        Mapei-Quick Step
 
41 Joseba Beloki (Spa)                 51 Stefano Garzelli (Ita)
42 Igor Gonzalez De Galdeano (Spa)     52 Elio Aggiano (Ita)
43 Alvaro Gonzalez De Galdeano (Spa)   53 Pedro Horrillo (Spa)
44 Mikel Pradera (Spa)                 54 Paolo Bettini (Ita)
45 Jose Gutierrez Palacios             55 Michele Bartoli (Ita)
46 David Arroyo (Spa)                  56 Manuel Beltran (Spa)
47 Miguel A. Pena Caceres (Spa)        57 Paolo Lanfranchi (Ita)
48 Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa)             58 David Canada (Spa)
 
Lampre-Daikin                          iBanesto.com
 
61 Oscar Camenzind (Swi)               71 Koldo Gil Perez (Spa)
62 Raivis Belohvosciks (Lat)           72 Juan Carlos Dominguez (Spa)
63 Matteo Frutti (Ita)                 73 Jose Maria Jimenez (Spa)
64 Johan Verstrepen (Bel)              74 Unai Osa (Spa)
65 Marco Serpellini (Ita)              75 Jon Odriozola (Spa)
66 Marco Pinotti (Ita)                 76 Jose Luis Arrieta (Spa)
67 Rubens Bertogliati (Swi)            77 Javier Pascual (Spa)
68                                     78 Leonardo Piepoli (Ita)
 
Liquigas-Pata                          Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone
 
81 Davide Rebellin (Ita)               91 Andrei Kivilev (Kaz)
82 Stefano Cattai (Ita)                92 Massimiliano Lelli (Ita)
83 Fausto Dotti (Ita)                  93 Peter Farazijn (Bel)
84 Gianni Faresin (Ita)                94 Inigo Cuesta (Spa)
85 Fabio Marchesin (Ita)               95 Cristophe Rinero (Fra)
86                                     96 Nico Mattan (Bel)
87 Cristiano Frattini (Ita)            97 Guido Trentin (Ita)
88 Ramon Bianchi (Ita)                 98 Chris Peers (Bel)
 
Domo-Farm Frites                       Saeco Macchine Per Caffe'
 
101 Romans Vainsteins (Lat)            111 Laurent Dufaux (Swi)
102 Johan Museeuw (Bel)                112 Paolo Salvodelli (Ita)
103 Axel Merckx (Bel)                  113 Mirko Celestino (Ita)
104 Dave Bruylandts (Bel)              114 Justin Spinelli (USA)
105 Steven Kleynen (Bel)               115
106 Steve De Wolf (Bel)                116 Mario Scirea (Ita)
107 Tomas Konecny (Cze)                117 Pavel Padrnos (Cze)
108 Piotr Wadecki (Pol)                118 Fabio Sacchi (Ita)
 
Euskaltel-Euskadi                      CSC Tiscali
 
121 Angel Castresana (Spa)             131 Laurent Jalabert (Fra)
122 Inigo Chaurreau (Spa)              132 Nicolas Jalabert (Fra)
123 David Etxebarria (Spa)             133 Olivier Asmaker (Fra)
124 Gorka Gonzalez (Spa)               134 Marcelino Garcia Alonso (Spa)
125 Josu Silloniz (Spa)                135 Francisco Cerezo Perales
126 Alberto Lopez De Munain (Spa)      136 Michael Blaudzun (Den)
127 Iban Mayo (Spa)                    137 Tristan Hoffman (Ned)
128 Gorka Arrizabalaga (Spa)           138 Jakob Piil (Den)
 
Mercury-Viatel                         US Postal Service
 
141 Jamie Drew (Aus)                   151 Antonio Cruz (USA)
142 Plamen Stainov (Bel)               152 Benoit Joachim (Lux)
143 Leon Van Bon (Ned)                 153 Vjatceslav Ekimov (Rus)
144 Chann McRae (USA)                  154 Steffen Kjaergaard (Nor)
145 Andrei Teteriouk (Kaz)             155 George Hincapie (USA)
146                                    156 Matthew White (Aus)
147 Henk Vogels (Aus)                  157 David Zabriskie (USA)
148 Niklas Axelsson (Swe)              158 Levi Leipheimer (USA)
 
Tacconi Sport-Vini Caldirola           Festina
 
161 Peter Luttenberger (Aut)           171 Sven Teutenberg (Ger)
162 Mauro Gerosa (Ita)                 172 Angel Casero Moreno (Spa)
163 Gianluca Bortolami (Ita)           173 Felix Garcia Casas (Spa)
164 Massimo Donati (Ita)               174 Pascal Lino (Fra)
165 Diego Ferrari (Ita)                175 Pascal Chanteur (Fra)
166 Gianluca Sironi (Ita)              176 Florent Brard (Fra)
167 Mauro Radaelli (Ita)               177 Luis Perez Rodriguez (Spa)
168 Marco Gili (Ita)                   178
 
Kelme-Costa Blanca                     Credit Agricole
 
181 J.Manuel Cuenca (Spa)              191 Bobby Julich (USA)
182 Carlos Garcia (Spa)                192 Jens Voigt (Ger)
183 Joaquim Lopez (Spa)                193 Anthony Morin (Fra)
184 Aitor Gonzalez Jimenez (Spa)       194 Sebastien Hinault (Fra)
185 Francisco Cabello (Spa)            195 Frederic Bessy (Fra)
186 Alexis Rodriguez (Spa)             196 Frederic Finot (Fra)
187 Jose J. Gomez Gozalo (Spa)         197 Fabrice Gougot (Fra)
188 Javier Pascual Llorente (Spa)      198 Christopher Jenner (NZl)
 
Team Coast                             Mercatone Uno-Stream TV
 
201 Fernando Escartin (Spa)            211 Michael Andersson (Swe)
202 Aitor Garmendia (Spa)              212 Igor Astarloa (Spa)
203 Rolf Huser (Swi)                   213 Marco Velo (Ita)
204 Niki Aebersold (Swi)               214 Daniel Clavero (Spa)
205 Edouard Gritsoun (Rus)             215 Daniele De Paoli (Ita)
206 Sascha Henrix (Ger)                216 Oscar Mason (Ita)
207 Thorsten Rund (Ger)                217 Cristian Moreni (Ita)
208 Raphael Schweda (Ger)              218 Maurizio Caravaggio (Ita)
 
Alessio                                Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada
 
221 Ivan Gotti (Ita)                   231 Imanol Ayestaran (Spa)
222 Alessandro Bertolini (Ita)         232 Juan Antonio Flecha (Spa)
223 Stefano Casagranda (Ita)           233 Jose Vazquez (Spa)
224 Davide Casarotto (Ita)             234 Hernan Dario Munoz (Col)
225 Andrea Ferrigato (Ita)             235 Oscar Laguna (Spa)
226 Martin Hvastija (Slo)              236 Nacor Burgos (Spa)
227 Endrio Leoni (Ita)                 237 David Vazquez (Spa)
228 Mauro Zanetti (Ita)                238 Cesar Garcia (Spa)
 
Jazztel-Costa De Almeria
 
241 Aitor Kintana (Spa)
242 Eleuterio Anguita (Spa)
243 Jose Antonio Pecharroman
244 Pedro Diaz (Spa)
245 Ricardo Valdez (Spa)
246 Carlos Golbano (Spa)
247 Antonio Colom (Spa)
248 Dario Gadeo (Spa)

Past Winners

Year First                      Second         Third

2000 Erik Dekker (Ned)          Tchil          Vainsteins
1999 Francesco Casagrande (Ita) Verbrugghe     Figueras
1998 Francesco Casagrande (Ita) Merckx         Piepoli
1997 Davide Rebellin (Ita)      Gontchenkov    Kolage
1996 Udo Bölts (Ger)            Cattai         Podenzana
1995 Lance Armstrong (USA)      Della Santa    Museeuw
1994 Armand De las Cuevas (Fra) Amstrong       Della Santa
1993 Claudio Chiappucci (Ita)   Farensin       Voupi
1992 Raul Alcala (Mex)          Chiappucci     Bowmans
1991 Gianni Bugno (Ita)         Delgado        Fondriest
1990 Miguel Indurain (Spa)      Jalabert       Kelly
1989 Gerhard Zadrobilek (Aut)   Antequera      Rominger
1988 Gert Jan Theunisse (Ned)   Aja            Rooks
1987 Marino Lejarreta (Spa)     Arroyo         Echave
1986 Inaki Caston (Spa)         Lejarreta      Fernandez
1985 Adrie Van der Poel (Ned)   Gaston         Fernandez
1984 Niki Rüttimann (Swi)       Dietzen        Prieto
1983 Claude Criquielion (Bel)   Coll           Dietzen
1982 Marino Lejarreta (Spa)     Rodriguez      Delgado
1981 Marino Lejarreta (Spa)     Jones          Ruperez

Distance, time and average speed of the winner

2000 Erik Dekker (Ned) Rabobank  230 kms in 5.16.01 (43.7 km/h)
1999 Francesco Casagrande (Ita)  230 kms in 5.15.29 (43.7 km/h)
1998 Francesco Casagrande (Ita)  232 kms in 5.43.35 (40.5 km/h)
1997 Davide Rebellin (Ita)       234 kms in 5.47.22 (39.7 km/h)
1996 Udo Bölts (Ger)             227 kms in 5.45.55 (40.5 km/h)
1995 Lance Armstrong (USA)       234 kms in 5.31.17 (44.0 km/h)
1994 Armand De las Cuevas (Fra)  238 kms in 5.24.44 (45.3 km/h)
1993 Claudio Chiappucci (Ita)    238 kms in 5.47.51 (41.1 km/h)
1992 Raul Alcala (Mex)           234 kms in 5.58.17 (39.2 km/h)
1991 Gianni Bugno (Ita)          238 kms in 6.04.28 (39.2 km/h)
1990 Miguel Indurain (Spa)       248 kms in 6.19.59 (39.2 km/h)
1989 Gerhard Zadrobilek (Aut)    244 kms in 6.24.10 (38.1 km/h)
1988 Gert Jan Theunisse (Ned)    244 kms in 6.09.36 (39.6 km/h)
1987 Marino Lejarreta (Spa)      244 kms in 6.19.19 (38.6 km/h)
1986 Gaston (Fra)                244 kms in 5.53.53 (41.4 km/h)
1985 Adrie Van der Poel (Ned)    244 kms in 5.52.32 (41.5 km/h)
1984 Niki Rüttimann (Swi)        244 kms in 6.11.10 (39.4 km/h)
1983 Claude Criquielion (Bel)    
1982 Marino Lejarreta (Spa)      
1981 Marino Lejarreta (Spa)      230 kms in 6.09.24 (37.4 km/h)

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