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21st Clasica San Sebastian - CDM

Spain, August 11, 2001

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Vintage Jalabert

By Jeff Jones
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Chapeau Jalabert!
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When CSC's Laurent Jalabert poured on the power on the lower slopes of the Alto de Jaizkibel today, there was no doubt that he had firm intentions of winning this classic. Accompanied by former San Sebastian winners Francesco Casagrande (Fassa Bortolo) and Davide Rebellin (Liquigas), as well as Casagrande's seemingly indestructible teammate Wladimir Belli, Laurent Jalabert was on his way to his third big race win of the season, after two Tour de France stages.

Jalabert overcame the handicap of having two Fassa Bortolos working against him, and the always dangerous Rebellin, to out sprint them all on San Sebastian's Donostia-Boulevard. An admittedly under-raced Casagrande finished second, with Rebellin and Belli taking third and fourth. Less than half a minute later, Lotto's Serge Baguet came in by himself in 5th place, while Stefano Garzelli (Mapei) led the bunch home for 6th.

The addition of the extra climb of Alto De Gurutze after the Jaizkibel probably helped the breakaway stay clear. It broke the rhythm of the chasing peloton, which had just regrouped after the Jaizkibel. Once again that 8 kilometre, 5.75% climb proved to be the decisive part of the race. A very high tempo was set leading into it, with Fassa Bortolo, Rabobank, and Liquigas driving the peloton in pursuit of Paolo Bettini (Mapei) and Jakob Piil (CSC), who were acting as carrots to a rather large and hungry donkey.
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Nice day for the beach
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Bettini dropped Piil not long after the climb started, but back in the peloton there was a serious problem for Erik Dekker, who punctured his front wheel. He had to wait for a teammate, and lost time at a crucial moment while he changed it and chased. Dekker was nowhere in sight as first Wladimir Belli rode up to Bettini, then Laurent Jalabert behind increased the pace, taking a handful of riders to the front of the race.

As the top of the climb approached, the leading group formed: Jalabert, Belli, Casagrande, and Rebellin, with the peloton chasing in fragments. The quartet had 47 seconds over the top and had decided to cooperate in order to stay away, despite the obvious imbalance with two Fassa Bortolos there.

The gap grew to over a minute by the bottom of the descent, and although the peloton managed to regroup (with Dekker getting back on), the Mapei/Telekom/Mercatone Uno chase wasn't enough to bring the leaders back, although there were several attempts by individuals.
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Jalabert too good
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Jalabert was probably the favourite to win in a four man sprint, so it was hardly surprising that Casagrande and Belli tried the 1-2 with 4 kilometres to go. But Jalabert was also on a good day, and chased them down every time, as Rebellin seemed to be struggling today. The sprint started, and it was Jalabert all the way, with Casagrande managing to throw his bike to take second place in front of Rebellin.

Erik Dekker managed to salvage something out of an unlucky day, taking ninth in the race and another 20 World Cup points. He now has 219, leading Rebellin who is on 144, and Gianluca Bortolami on 121. There are still four races to go in the World Cup, and Dekker certainly has not won it yet.


1 Laurent Jalabert (Fra) CSC Tiscali                  5.17.54 (42.84 km/h)
2 Francesco Casagrande (Ita) Fassa Bortolo
3 Davide Rebellin (Ita) Liquigas-Pata
4 Wladimir Belli (Ita) Fassa Bortolo
5 Serge Baguet (Bel) Lotto-Adecco                        0.26
6 Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                0.34
7 Piotr Wadecki (Pol) Domo-Farm Frites
8 Andrea Ferrigato (Ita) Alessio
9 Erik Dekker (Ned) Rabobank
10 Javier Pascual Llorente (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
11 Fausto Dotti (Ita) Liquigas-Pata
12 Oscar Camenzind (Swi) Lampre-Daikin
13 Paolo Bettini (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step
14 Gerhard Trampusch (Aut) Team Deutsche Telekom
15 Mirko Celestino (Ita) Saeco Macchine Per Caffe'
16 Marco Serpellini (Ita) Lampre-Daikin
17 Axel Merckx (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites
18 Michele Bartoli (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step
19 Bobby Julich (USA) Credit Agricole
20 Cristian Moreni (Ita) Mercatone Uno-Stream TV
21 Gianni Faresin (Ita) Liquigas-Pata
22 Cesar Garcia (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada
23 Marco Gili (Ita) Tacconi Sport-Vini Caldirola
24 Nico Mattan (Bel) Cofidis
25 Marco Pinotti (Ita) Lampre-Daikin
26 Javier Pascual (Spa) iBanesto.com
27 Igor Astarloa (Spa) Mercatone Uno-Stream TV
28 Andrei Tchmil (Bel) Lotto-Adecco
29 Jon Odriozola (Spa) iBanesto.com
30 Michael Blaudzun (Den) CSC Tiscali
31 Rik Verbrugghe (Bel) Lotto-Adecco
32 Cristophe Rinero (Fra) Cofidis
33 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Fassa Bortolo
34 Dave Bruylandts (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites
35 Felix Garcia Casas (Spa) Festina
36 Christophe Brandt (Bel) Lotto-Adecco
37 Fernando Escartin (Spa) Team Coast
38 Paolo Lanfranchi (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step
39 Roberto Sgambelluri (Ita) Team Deutsche Telekom
40 Alberto Elli (Ita) Team Deutsche Telekom
41 Gianluca Bortolami (Ita) Tacconi Sport-Vini Caldirola
42 Andrei Kivilev (Kaz) Cofidis
43 Levy Leipheimer (USA) US Postal Service
44 Tadej Valjavec (Slo) Fassa Bortolo
45 Jose Antoni Pecharroman (Spa) Jazztel-Costa De Almeria
46 Niklas Axelsson (Swe) Mercury-Viatel
47 Stefano Cattai (Ita) Liquigas-Pata
48 Angel Casero Moreno (Spa) Festina
49 Laurent Dufaux (Swi) Saeco Macchine Per Caffe'
50 Geert Verheyen (Bel) Rabobank
51 Ivan Gotti (Ita) Alessio
52 Manuel Beltran (Spa) Mapei-Quick Step
53 Marco Velo (Ita) Mercatone Uno-Stream TV
54 Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski
55 Massimo Donati (Ita) Tacconi Sport-Vini Caldirola
56 Iban Mayo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
57 Vjatceslav Ekimov (Rus) US Postal Service
58 Marcus Zberg (Swi) Rabobank                           2.41
59 Massimiliano Lelli (Ita) Cofidis
60 Michael Andersson (Swe) Mercatone Uno-Stream TV
61 Juan Antonio Flecha (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada
62 Inigo Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
63 Romans Vainsteins (Lat) Domo-Farm Frites
64 Martin Hvastija (Slo) Alessio                         6.49
65 Stefano Casagranda (Ita) Alessio
66 Fabio Sacchi (Ita) Saeco Macchine Per Caffe'
67 Jose Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski
68 Beat Zberg (Swi) Rabobank
69 Hernan Dario Munoz (Col) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada
70 Gorka Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
71 Benoit Joachim (Lux) US Postal Service
72 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Rabobank
73 George Hincapie (USA) US Postal Service
74 Andrei Mizourov (Kaz) Team Deutsche Telekom
75 Jens Voigt (Ger) Credit Agricole
76 Angel Castresana (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
77 Steven Kleynen (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites
78 Carlos Garcia (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
79 David Etxebarria (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
80 Aitor Garmendia (Spa) Team Coast
81 Jakob Piil (Den) CSC Tiscali
82 Antonio Cruz (USA) US Postal Service
83 J.Manuel Cuenca (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
84 Jose Maria Jimenez (Spa) iBanesto.com
85 Mario Aerts (Bel) Lotto-Adecco
86 Steve Vermaut (Bel) Lotto-Adecco
87 Daniel Clavero (Spa) Mercatone Uno-Stream TV
88 Oscar Laguna (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada
89 Raphael Schweda (Ger) Team Coast
90 Eleuterio Anguita (Spa) Jazztel-Costa De Almeria
91 Peter Farazijn (Bel) Cofidis
92 Plamen Stainov (Bel) Mercury-Viatel                  11.03
93 Peter Luttenberger (Aut) Tacconi Sport-Vini Caldirola
94 Sascha Henrix (Ger) Team Coast
95 Ricardo Valdez (Spa) Jazztel-Costa De Almeria
96 Nacor Burgos (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada
97 Jose Vazquez (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada
98 Glenn D'hollander (Bel) Lotto-Adecco
99 Francisc Cerezo Perales (Spa) CSC Tiscali
100 Pavel Padrnos (Cze) Saeco Macchine Per Caffe'
101 Florent Brard (Fra) Festina
102 Francisco Cabello (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
103 Daniele De Paoli (Ita) Mercatone Uno-Stream TV
104 Leonardo Piepoli (Ita) iBanesto.com
105 Leon Van Bon (Ned) Mercury-Viatel
106 Cristiano Frattini (Ita) Liquigas-Pata
107 Jose J. Gomez Gozalo (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
108 Matthias Kessler (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom
109 Rolf Huser (Swi) Team Coast
110 Niki Aebersold (Swi) Team Coast
111 Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Lampre-Daikin
112 Tomas Konecny (Cze) Domo-Farm Frites
113 Guennadi Mikhailov (Rus) Lotto-Adecco
114 Mauro Radaelli (Ita) Tacconi Sport-Vini Caldirola   13.29
115 Mauro Gerosa (Ita) Tacconi Sport-Vini Caldirola
116 Gianluca Sironi (Ita) Tacconi Sport-Vini Caldirola
117 Imanol Ayestaran (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada
118 Alexis Rodriguez (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
119 Joaquim Lopez (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
120 Marcelino Garcia Alonso (Spa) CSC Tiscali
121 Inigo Cuesta (Spa) Cofidis
122 Diego Ferrari (Ita) Tacconi Sport-Vini Caldirola
123 Joseba Beloki (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski
124 Unai Osa (Spa) iBanesto.com
125 Igor Gonzalez De Galdeano (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski
126 David Arroyo (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski
127 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Fassa Bortolo
128 Justin Spinelli (USA) Saeco Macchine Per Caffe'
129 Mikel Pradera (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski
130 Gorka Arrizabalaga (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
131 Sebastien Hinault (Fra) Credit Agricole
132 Anthony Morin (Fra) Credit Agricole
133 Pascal Chanteur (Fra) Festina
134 Frederic Bessy (Fra) Credit Agricole
135 Nicolas Jalabert (Fra) CSC Tiscali
136 Kim Kirchen (Lux) Fassa Bortolo
137 Maurizio Caravaggio (Ita) Mercatone Uno-Stream TV
138 Guido Trentin (Ita) Cofidis
139 Matthew White (Aus) US Postal Service
140 Chris Peers (Bel) Cofidis
141 Udo Bolts (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom
142 Elio Aggiano (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step
143 Oscar Mason (Ita) Mercatone Uno-Stream TV
144 Giuseppe Guerini (Ita) Team Deutsche Telekom
145 Maarten Den Bakker (Ned) Rabobank
146 Roberto Petito (Ita) Fassa Bortolo
147 Paolo Salvodelli (Ita) Saeco Macchine Per Caffe'
148 Johan Verstrepen (Bel) Lampre-Daikin
149 Mauro Zanetti (Ita) Alessio
150 Steffen Kjaergaard (Nor) US Postal Service          15.33
151 Pascal Lino (Fra) Festina
152 Fabio Marchesin (Ita) Liquigas-Pata                 16.43
153 Davide Casarotto (Ita) Alessio
154 Alessandro Bertolini (Ita) Alessio
155 Thorsten Rund (Ger) Team Coast
156 Ramon Bianchi (Ita) Liquigas-Pata
157 Aitor Gonzalez Jimenez (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca

Mountains classification

1 Francesco Casagrande (Ita) Fassa Bortolo           13 pts
2 Jose Maria Jimenez (Spa) iBanesto.com              12 
3 Davide Rebellin (Ita) Liquigas                      8  
4 Wladimir Belli (Bel) Fassa Bortolo                  8  
5 Piotr Wadecki (Pol) Domo-Farm Frites                6  
6 Laurent Jalabert (Fra) CSC-Tiscali                  5  
7 Mauro Radaelli (Ita) Tacconi Sport-Vini Caldirola   4  
8 Matthew White (Aus) US Postal Service               4  
9 Joseba Beloki (Spa) ONCE-Eroski                     3
10 Javier Pascual Llorente (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca   2 

Most combative rider

Wladimir Belli (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                   14 pts

Teams classification

1 Liquigas-Pata                                      35
2 Mapei-Quick Step                                   37
3 Fassa Bortolo                                      39
4 Lampre-Daikin                                      53
5 Domo-Farm Frites                                   58
6 Lotto-Adecco                                       64
7 Team Deutsche Telekom                              93
8 Cofidis                                            98
9 Mercatone Uno-Stream TV                           100
10 CSC Tiscali                                      112
11 Rabobank                                         117
12 Tacconi Sport-Vini Caldirolda                    119
13 Alessio                                          123
14 Saeco Macchine Per Caffe                         130
15 iBanesto.com                                     139
16 Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada                        152
17 US Postal Service                                171
18 Kelme-Costa Blanca                               171
19 Festina                                          184
20 Euskaltel-Euskadi                                188
21 Team Coast                                       206
22 Credit Agricole                                  225
23 Jazztel-Costa De Almeria                         230
24 Mercury-Viatel                                   243
25 ONCE-Eroski                                      244

World Cup standings after round 6

1 Erik Dekker (Ned) Rabobank                               219 pts
2 Davide Rebellin (Ita) Liquigas-Pata                      144
3 Oscar Camenzind (Swi) Lampre-Daikin                      126
4 Gianluca Bortolami (Ita) Tacconi Sport-Vini Caldirola    121
5 Johan Museeuw (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites                     116
6 Romans Vainsteins (Lat) Domo-Farm Frites                 116
7 Francesco Casagrande (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                 113
8 Servais Knaven (Ned) Domo-Farm Frites                    101
9 Erik Zabel (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom                   100
10 Serge Baguet (Bel) Lotto-Adecco                          90
11 Marcus Zberg (Swi) Rabobank                              88
12 George Hincapie (USA) US Postal Service                  73
13 Rolf Sorensen (Den) CSC Tiscali                          72
14 Mario Cipollini (Ita) Saeco Macchine Per Caffe'          70
15 Chris Peers (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone       68
16 Paolo Bettini (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                     63
17 Andrei Tchmil (Bel) Lotto-Adecco                         63
18 Michele Bartoli (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                   62
19 Peter Van Petegem (Bel) Mercury-Viatel                   60
20 Denis Zanette (Ita) Liquigas-Pata                        58
21 Michael Boogerd (Ned) Rabobank                           56
22 Ludo Dierckxsens (Bel) Lampre-Daikin                     56
23 David Etxebarria (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                 50
24 Wilfried Peeters (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites                  49
25 Wladimir Belli (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                       47
26 Maximilian Sciandri (GBr) Lampre-Daikin                  43
27 Steffen Wesenmann (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom            42
28 Biagio Conte (Ita) Saeco Macchine Per Caffe'             40
29 Gabriele Balducci (Ita) Tacconi Sport-Vini Caldirola     40
30 Daniele Nardelo (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                   36
31 Igor Astarloa (Spa) Mercatone Uno-Stream TV              36
32 Raimondas Rumsas (Ltu) Fassa Bortolo                     32
33 Gabriele Colombo (Ita) Cantina Tollo Acqua & Sapone      32
34 Nico Mattan (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone       30
35 Marcos A. Serrano Rodriguez (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski        28
36 Piotr Wadecki (Pol) Domo-Farm Frites                     28
37 Michael Blaudzun (Den) CSC Tiscali                       26
38 Dario Pieri (Ita) Saeco Macchine Per Caffe'              24
39 Andrea Ferrigato (Ita) Alessio                           24
40 Eddy Mazzoleni (Ita) Tacconi Sport-Vini Caldirola        21
41 Mirko Celestino (Ita) Saeco Macchine Per Caffe'          21
42 Guido Trenti (USA) Cantina Tollo Acqua & Sapone          20
43 Christian Vandevelde (USA) US Postal Service             19
44 Beat Zberg (Swi) Rabobank                                16
45 Javier Pascual Llorente (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca         16
46 Fausto Dotti (Ita) Liquigas-Pata                         15
47 Marc Lotz (Ned) Rabobank                                 14
48 Peter Luttenberger (Aut) Tacconi Sport-Vini Caldirola    14
49 Udo Bolts (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom                    12
50 Leon Van Bon (Ned) Mercury-Viatel                        12
51 Gian Matteo Fagnini (Ita) Saeco Macchine Per Caffe'      12
52 Fernando Escartin (Spa) Team Coast                       12
53 Andrej Hauptman (Slo) Tacconi Sport-Vini Caldirola       11
54 Pavel Tonkov (Rus) Mercury-Viatel                        10
55 Rolf Aldag (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom                   10
56 Hans De Clercq (Bel) Lotto-Adecco                        10
57 Javier Pascual (Spa) iBanesto.com                        10
58 Jon Odriozola (Spa) iBanesto.com                         10
59 Rik Verbrugghe (Bel) Lotto-Adecco                        10
60 Cristophe Rinero (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone  10
61 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                       10
62 Dave Bruylandts (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites                   10
63 Felix Garcia Casas (Spa) Festina                         10
64 Christophe Brandt (Bel) Lotto-Adecco                     10
65 Paolo Lanfranchi (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                  10
66 Roberto Sgambelluri (Ita) Team Deutsche Telekom          10
67 Alberto Elli (Ita) Team Deutsche Telekom                 10
68 Andrei Kivilev (Kaz) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone    10
69 Levi Leipheimer (USA) US Postal Service                  10
70 Tadej Valjavec (Slo) Fassa Bortolo                       10
71 Jose Antonio Pecharroman (Spa) Jazztel-Costa De Almeria  10
72 Niklas Axelsson (Swe) Mercury-Viatel                     10
73 Stefano Cattai (Ita) Liquigas-Pata                       10
74 Angel Casero Moreno (Spa) Festina                        10
75 Laurent Dufaux (Swi) Saeco Macchine Per Caffe'           10
76 Geert Verheyen (Bel) Rabobank                            10
77 Christophe Mengin (Fra) La Francaise Des Jeux             9
78 Arvis Piziks (Lat) CSC Tiscali                            9
79 Axel Merckx (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites                        9
80 Mikel Zarrabeitia (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                   8
81 Frank Hoj (Den) Team Coast                                8
82 Mario Aerts (Bel) Lotto-Adecco                            8
83 Jo Planckaert (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone      7
84 Davide Casarotto (Ita) Alessio                            6
85 Enrico Cassani (Ita) Domo-Farm Frites                     6
86 Cedric Vasseur (Fra) US Postal Service                    5
87 Massimiliano Lelli (Ita) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone 5
88 Bart Voskamp (Ned) Bankgiroloterij-Batavus                5
89 Hendrick Van Dyck (Bel) Lotto-Adecco                      4
90 Fabio Malberti (Ita) Liquigas-Pata                        4
91 Maarten Den Bakker (Ned) Rabobank                         3
92 Mikel Pradera (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                       3
93 Marco Velo (Ita) Mercatone Uno-Stream TV                  2
94 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Team Deutsche Telekom          1
95 Paolo Salvodelli (Ita) Saeco Macchine Per Caffe'          1

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