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88th Meisterschaft von Zürich - CDM

Zürich, Switzerland, August 26, 2001

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All the right moves: Paolo Bettini takes 88th Championship of Zurich title

By Tim Maloney, cyclingnews.com correspondent
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Paolo Bettini
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Paolo Bettini (Mapei-Quick Step) was hungry for a win; after all, his last victory was 6 months ago in the Tour Of Langkawi and in today's torrid humid conditions more reminiscent of southeast Asia than Switzerland, Bettini triumphed in the 88th edition of the Championship of Zurich, the 8th round of the 2001 World Cup. The 27 year old pocket puncher from La California, Italy sprinted to victory ahead of a frustrated Jan Ullrich (Deutsche Telekom) and two other break riders.

"Since the Tour, my condition was getting better all the time...I really wanted to win today and I have to dedicate the win to (Mapei boss) Dr. Squinzi who had a lot of patience with me," declared the delighted Bettini in a post race interview with cyclingnews.com.

Bettini simply road a great race today; he attacked at the beginning of the penultimate lap as the early break riders Udo Bölts (Telekom) and Piotr Przydial (CCC Mat) was being absorbed. And Bettini's move from the main chase group put paid to his Mapei-Quick Step teammate Michele Bartoli's chances in Zurich, as the heat, tough pace and constant up and down on the back side of the course took its toll on Bartoli. A front group of 20 was forged that had all of the favourites save Michele on board with one lap to go. With his win, Bettini has moved in to 4th place in the World Cup standings, just behind Erik Zabel and almost certainly assured his place in the World Championships il squadra azzurro of Italy in Lisbon.

World Cup leader Erik Dekker (Rabobank), Jan Ullrich and Udo Bolts (Telekom), Davide Rebellin and Stefano Cattai (Liquigas), Francesco Casagrande (Fassa Bortolo), Paolo Bettini and Andrea Noe (Mapei), Dave Bruylandts (Domo), Fabio Sacchi and Mirko Celestino (Saeco), George Hincapie (USPS), Piotr Pryzdial (CCC), Christian Moreni (Mercatone Uno), Oscar Camenzind and Marco Serpellini (Lampre), Mario Aerts (Lotto), Eddy Mazzoleni (Tacconi), and Niki Aebersold and Fernando Escartin (Team Coast) were the 20 riders away and up the climb to Forch, it was recent winner of Coppa Agostoni Celestino who was forcing the pace up the 5 km wooded ascent. But the climb was not severe enough to make a difference and there were still 20 riders away with 30km to race.

Just after the climb, George Hincapie (USPS) made a smart solo attack and got a gap; looking to put distance between himself and climbers Ullrich and Casagrande before the last, tough ascent to Pfannenstiel. Hincapie lured Bettini and another in-form Italian Cristian Moreni (Mercatone Uno-Stream TV) to join him out front. The trio rolled 10 km downhill to the Pfannenstiel and gained 30" on the chasers.

As soon as the first uphill section began, Hincapie slowed off the pace of Bettini and Moreni, while Francesco Casagrande (Fassa Bortolo) and Jan Ullrich hit the first slopes of Pfannenstiel, shattering the chase group, with only old fox Nando Escartin (Coast) able to follow.

The Bettini/Moreni duo tempoed along up Pfannenstiel with their 20" lead, while Ullrich punished his Pinarello, powering a huge gear in pursuit of the escapees. The irresistible progress of the German brought the three chasers to the front with 1 km to go on the Pfannenstiel, where Ullrich attacked again. Moreni got caught in the photo moto scrum and was churned, while only a brilliant Bettini could hold the wheel of the impressive Man from Merdingen.
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Podium in Zurich
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With only 15 km to the finish from the top of the Pfannenstiel, the result was almost inevitable. Although Ullrich tried a few power moves, he couldn't just couldn't get away from the tenacious Italian. As the lengthening afternoon shadows along the Zurichsee greeted the front quartet on the home stretch, Escartin started the sprint, but it was Bettini who easily came around Jan The Man for the World Cup victory with 50 meters to go.

Escartin beat the tired Casagrande for third, while behind the winning break, a surging Erik Dekker solidified his World Cup lead with a solid 5th, and Hincapie, the man who made the winning break easily won his small group sprint for 10th.

Next World Cup is Paris-Tours on October 7th, where sprinters Zabel and Vainsteins will likely take points from the resurgent Bettini, but the piccolo powerhouse from Italy has a great shot to come 2001 World Cup runner-up to Dekker.

Results - 248.4 km

1 Paolo Bettini (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                   6.17.48 (39.45 km/h)
2 Jan Ullrich (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom
3 Fernando Escartin Coti (Spa) Team Coast
4 Francesco Casagrande (Ita) Fassa Bortolo
5 Erik Dekker (Ned) Rabobank                                0.21
6 Cristian Moreni (Ita) Mercatone Uno-Stream TV
7 Marco Serpellini (Ita) Lampre-Daikin                      1.04
8 Niki Aebersold (Swi) Team Coast                           1.09
9 Mario Aerts (Bel) Lotto-Adecco                            1.12
10 George Hincapie (USA) US Postal Service                  1.20
11 Oscar Camenzind (Swi) Lampre-Daikin
12 Davide Rebellin (Ita) Liquigas-Pata
13 Eddy Mazzoleni (Ita) Tacconi Sport-Vini Caldirola
14 Mirko Celestino (Ita) Saeco Macchine Per Caffè
15 Romans Vainsteins (Lat) Domo-Farm Frites                 3.52
16 Richard Virenque (Fra) Domo-Farm Frites
17 Beat Zberg (Swi) Rabobank
18 Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Mapei-Quick Step
19 Fabio Sacchi (Ita) Saeco Macchine Per Caffè
20 Alexandre Moos (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems
21 Christophe Brandt (Bel) Lotto-Adecco
22 Piotr Przydzial (Pol) CCC Mat
23 Bobby Julich (USA) Credit Agricole
24 Dave Bruylandts (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites
25 Pierre Bourquenoud (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems          4.05
26 Ruggero Borghi (Ita) Tacconi Sport-Vini Caldirola
27 Bingen Fernandez Bustinza (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
28 Paolo Lanfranchi (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step
29 Laurent Dufaux (Swi) Saeco Macchine Per Caffè
30 Benoît Salmon (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance
31 Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Ag2R Prevoyance
32 Daniele De Paoli (Ita) Mercatone Uno-Stream TV
33 Steve Zampieri (Swi) Post Swiss Team                     6.40
34 David Delrieu (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance
35 Udo Bölts (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom
36 Tyler Hamilton (USA) US Postal Service
37 Marcus Zberg (Swi) Rabobank                             12.35
38 Lukas Zumsteg (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems
39 Alberto Elli (Ita) Team Deutsche Telekom
40 Gianluca Valoti (Ita) Alexia Alluminio
41 Kim Kirchen (Lux) Fassa Bortolo
42 Marco Pinotti (Ita) Lampre-Daikin
43 Dmitri Fofonov (Kaz) Cofidis
44 Felice Puttini (Swi) CCC Mat
45 Daniel Atienza Urendeze (Spa) Cofidis
46 Marcelino Garcia Alonso (Spa) Team CSC Tiscali
47 Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
48 Marc Lotz (Ned) Rabobank
49 Benoît Joachim (Lux) US Postal Service
50 Reto Bergmann (Swi) Post Swiss Team
51 Gianni Faresin (Ita) Liquigas-Pata
52 Stefano Cattai (Ita) Liquigas-Pata
53 Michele Bartoli (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step
54 Massimo Donati (Ita) Tacconi Sport-Vini Caldirola
55 Salvatore Commesso (Ita) Saeco Macchine Per Caffè
56 Vladimir Smirnov (Ltu) CCC Mat                          16.04

DNF Armin Meier (Swi) Saeco Macchine Per Caffè
DNF Massimiliano Mori (Ita) Saeco Macchine Per Caffè
DNF Paolo Savoldelli (Ita) Saeco Macchine Per Caffè
DNF Biagio Conte (Ita) Saeco Macchine Per Caffè
DNF Peter Farazijn (Bel) Cofidis
DNF Andrei Kivilev (Kaz) Cofidis
DNF David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis
DNF Chris Peers (Bel) Cofidis
DNF Frédéric Bessy (Fra) Credit Agricole
DNF Frédéric Finot (Fra) Credit Agricole
DNF Fabrice Gougot (Fra) Credit Agricole
DNF Thor Hushovd (Nor) Credit Agricole
DNF Christopher Jenner (Fra) Credit Agricole
DNF Jens Voigt (Ger) Credit Agricole
DNF Marco Milesi (Ita) Domo-Farm Frites
DNF Tomas Konecny (Cze) Domo-Farm Frites
DNF Enrico Cassani (Ita) Domo-Farm Frites
DNF Axel Merckx (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites
DNF Fred Rodriguez (USA) Domo-Farm Frites
DNF Gorka Arrizabalaga Agirre (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
DNF Inigo Chaurreau Bernardez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
DNF Unai Etxebarria Arana (Ven) Euskaltel-Euskadi
DNF Igor Flores Galarza (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
DNF Inigo Landaluze (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
DNF Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
DNF Dmitri Konyshev (Rus) Fassa Bortolo
DNF Luca Mazzanti (Ita) Fassa Bortolo
DNF Andrea Peron (Ita) Fassa Bortolo
DNF Raimondas Rumsas (Ltu) Fassa Bortolo
DNF Tadej Valjavec (Slo) Fassa Bortolo
DNF Mariano Piccoli (Ita) Lampre-Daikin
DNF Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Lampre-Daikin
DNF Gabriele Missaglia (Ita) Lampre-Daikin
DNF Maximilian Sciandri (GBr) Lampre-Daikin
DNF Zbigniew Spruch (Pol) Lampre-Daikin
DNF Fausto Dotti (Ita) Liquigas-Pata
DNF Fabio Malberti (Ita) Liquigas-Pata
DNF Mirko Marini (Ita) Liquigas-Pata
DNF Ellis Rastelli (Ita) Liquigas-Pata
DNF Serge Baguet (Bel) Lotto-Adecco
DNF Thierry Marichal (Bel) Lotto-Adecco
DNF Guennadi Mikhailov (Rus) Lotto-Adecco
DNF Andrei Tchmil (Bel) Lotto-Adecco
DNF Steve Vermaut (Bel) Lotto-Adecco
DNF Rik Verbrugghe (Bel) Lotto-Adecco
DNF Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step
DNF Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step
DNF Andrea Noe (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step
DNF Luca Paolini (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step
DNF Roberto Savoldi (Ita) Mercatone Uno-Stream TV
DNF Luca De Angeli (Ita) Mercatone Uno-Stream TV
DNF Igor Astarloa (Spa) Mercatone Uno-Stream TV
DNF Oscar Mason (Ita) Mercatone Uno-Stream TV
DNF Maurizio Caravaggio (Ita) Mercatone Uno-Stream TV
DNF Simone Borgheresi (Ita) Mercatone Uno-Stream TV
DNF Michael Boogerd (Ned) Rabobank
DNF Maarten Den Bakker (Ned) Rabobank
DNF Jan Boven (Ned) Rabobank
DNF Geert Verheyen (Bel) Rabobank
DNF Marco Gili (Ita) Tacconi Sport-Vini Caldirola
DNF Gianluca Bortolami (Ita) Tacconi Sport-Vini Caldirola
DNF Mauro Radaelli (Ita) Tacconi Sport-Vini Caldirola
DNF Patrick Calcagni (Swi) Tacconi Sport-Vini Caldirola
DNF Pietro Zucconi (Swi) Tacconi Sport-Vini Caldirola
DNF Bekim Christensen (Den) Team Coast
DNF Jason Phillips (Aus) Team Coast
DNF Mauro Gianetti (Swi) Team Coast
DNF Dirk Ronellenfitsch (Ger) Team Coast
DNF Rolf Huser (Swi) Team Coast
DNF Alex Zuelle (Swi) Team Coast
DNF Michael Blaudzun (Den) Team CSC Tiscali
DNF Laurent Jalabert (Fra) Team CSC Tiscali
DNF René Joergensen (Den) Team CSC Tiscali
DNF Paco Javier Cerezo Perales (Spa) Team CSC Tiscali
DNF Jacob Moe Rasmussen (Den) Team CSC Tiscali
DNF Jakob Storm Piil (Den) Team CSC Tiscali
DNF Raphael Jeune (Fra) Team CSC Tiscali
DNF Rolf Aldag (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom
DNF Giuseppe Guerini (Ita) Team Deutsche Telekom
DNF Matthias Kessler (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom
DNF Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom
DNF Kevin Livingston (USA) Team Deutsche Telekom
DNF Lance Armstrong (USA) US Postal Service
DNF Antonio Cruz (USA) US Postal Service
DNF Vjatceslav Ekimov (Rus) US Postal Service
DNF Steffen Kjaergaard (Nor) US Postal Service
DNF Matthew White (Aus) US Postal Service
DNF Sébastien Demarbaix (Bel) Ag2R Prevoyance
DNF Alexandre Grux (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance
DNF Thierry Loder (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance
DNF Ludovic Turpin (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance
DNF Dario Andriotto (Ita) Alexia Alluminio
DNF Christian Auriemma (Ita) Alexia Alluminio
DNF Alessandro Guerra (Ita) Alexia Alluminio
DNF Mauro Zinetti (Ita) Alexia Alluminio
DNF Antonio Salomone (Ita) Alexia Alluminio
DNF Daniele Righi (Ita) Alexia Alluminio
DNF Corrado Serina (Ita) Alexia Alluminio
DNF Luca Belluomini (Ita) CCC Mat
DNF Marco Cannone (Ita) CCC Mat
DNF Ondrej Sosenka (Cze) CCC Mat
DNF David Mccann (Irl) CCC Mat
DNF Giuliano Figueras (Ita) Ceramiche Panaria-Fiordo
DNF Enrico Degano (Ita) Ceramiche Panaria-Fiordo
DNF Vladimir Duma (Ukr) Ceramiche Panaria-Fiordo
DNF Nathan O'neill (Aus) Ceramiche Panaria-Fiordo
DNF Sergiy Matveyev (Ukr) Ceramiche Panaria-Fiordo
DNF Yaugeni Seniushkin (Blr) Ceramiche Panaria-Fiordo
DNF Antonio Varriale (Ita) Ceramiche Panaria-Fiordo
DNF Domenico Romano (Ita) Ceramiche Panaria-Fiordo
DNF Federico Morini (Ita) Gerolsteiner
DNF Volker Ordowski (Ger) Gerolsteiner
DNF Uwe Peschel (Ger) Gerolsteiner
DNF Ronny Scholz (Ger) Gerolsteiner
DNF Marcel Strauss (Swi) Gerolsteiner
DNF Torsten Schmidt (Ger) Gerolsteiner
DNF René Haselbacher (Aut) Gerolsteiner
DNF Peter Wrolich (Aut) Gerolsteiner
DNF Christian Charriere (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems
DNF Alexandre Usov (Blr) Phonak Hearing Systems
DNF Cédric Fragniere (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems
DNF Bert Grabsch (Ger) Phonak Hearing Systems
DNF René Stadelmann (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems
DNF Pierre Ackermann (Swi) Post Swiss Team
DNF Martin Elmiger (Swi) Post Swiss Team
DNF Gerrit Glomser (Aut) Post Swiss Team
DNF Christian Heule (Swi) Post Swiss Team
DNF Roland Müller (Swi) Post Swiss Team
DNF Christian Poos (Lux) Post Swiss Team
DNS Cristiano Frattini (Ita) Liquigas-Pata
DNS Radoslaw Romanik (Pol) CCC Mat

World Cup standings after round 8

1 Erik Dekker (Ned) Rabobank                             305 pts
2 Erik Zabel (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom                 200
3 Romans Vainsteins (Lat) Domo-Farm Frites               197
4 Paolo Bettini (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                   195
5 Davide Rebellin (Ita) Liquigas-Pata                    170
6 Francesco Casagrande (Ita) Fassa Bortolo               153
7 Oscar Camenzind (Swi) Lampre-Daikin                    141
8 Gianluca Bortolami (Ita) Tacconi Sport-Vini Caldirola  130
9 Johan Museeuw (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites                   116
10 Servais Knaven (Ned) Domo-Farm Frites                 101
11 Serge Baguet (Bel) Lotto-Adecco                        96
12 George Hincapie (USA) US Postal Service                89
13 Marcus Zberg (Swi) Rabobank                            88
14 Rolf Sorensen (Den) CSC Tiscali                        72
15 Chris Peers (Bel) Cofidis                              68
16 Michele Bartoli (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                 65
17 Peter Van Petegem (Bel) Mercury                        60
18 Denis Zanette (Ita) Liquigas-Pata                      58
19 Ludo Dierckxsens (Bel) Lampre-Daikin                   56
20 Michael Boogerd (Ned) Rabobank                         56
21 Igor Astarloa (Spa) Mercatone Uno-Stream TV            54
22 Andrei Tchmil (Bel) Lotto-Adecco                       53
23 Wilfried Peeters (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites                49
24 Andrej Hauptman (Slo) Tacconi Sport-Vini Caldirola     47
25 Mirko Celestino (Ita) Saeco Macchine Per Caffe'        47
26 Maximilian Sciandri (GBr) Lampre-Daikin                43
27 Steffen Wesemann (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom           42
28 Biagio Conte (Ita) Saeco Macchine Per Caffe'           40
29 Cristian Moreni (Ita) Mercatone Uno-Stream TV          38
30 Marco Serpellini (Ita) Lampre-Daikin                   38
31 Eddy Mazzoleni (Ita) Tacconi Sport-Vini Caldirola      34
32 Nico Mattan (Bel) Cofidis                              30
33 Piotr Wadecki (Pol) Domo-Farm Frites                   28
34 Mario Aerts (Bel) Lotto-Adecco                         28
35 Beat Zberg (Swi) Rabobank                              25
36 Niki Aebersold (Swi) Team Coast                        24
37 Fabio Baldato (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                      24
38 Dario Pieri (Ita) Saeco Macchine Per Caffe'            24
39 Christian Vandevelde (USA) US Postal Service           19
40 Michael Blaudzun (Den) CSC Tiscali                     16
41 Marc Lotz (Ned) Rabobank                               14
42 Leon Van Bon (Ned) Mercury                             12
43 Udo Bölts (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom                  12
44 Rolf Aldag (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom                 10
45 Bobby Julich (USA) Credit Agricole                     10
46 Arvis Piziks (Lat) CSC Tiscali                          9
47 Frank Hoj (Den) Team Coast                              8
48 Fabio Sacchi (Ita) Saeco Macchine Per Caffe'            7
49 Jo Planckaert (Bel) Cofidis                             7
50 Enrico Cassani (Ita) Domo-Farm Frites                   6
51 Christophe Brandt (Bel) Lotto-Adecco                    5
52 Raphael Schweda (Ger) Team Coast                        5
53 Cédric Vasseur (Fra) US Postal Service                  5
54 Massimiliano Lelli (Ita) Cofidis                        5
55 Andrei Kivilev (Kaz) Cofidis                            4
56 Hendrik Van Dyck (Bel) Lotto-Adecco                     4
57 Maarten Den Bakker (Ned) Rabobank                       3
58 Mikel Pradera Rodriguez (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski           3
59 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Rabobank                            2
60 Dave Bruylandts (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites                  2
61 Marco Velo (Ita) Mercatone Uno-Stream TV                2
62 Paolo Savoldelli (Ita) Saeco Macchine Per Caffe'        1

Unranked Riders (According To Art. 2.11.010 From The UCI Rulebook)

Laurent Jalabert (Fra) CSC Tiscali                       100
Lance Armstrong (USA) US Postal Service                   70
Jan Ullrich (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom                   70
Mario Cipollini (Ita) Saeco Macchine Per Caffe'           70
Gabriele Balducci (Ita) Tacconi Sport-Vini Caldirola      53
Fernando Escartin Coti (Spa) Team Coast                   52
David Etxebarria Alkorta (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi          50
Wladimir Belli (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                        47
Fabrizio Guidi (Ita) Mercury                              40
Daniele Nardello (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                   36
Raimondas Rumsas (Ltu) Fassa Bortolo                      32
Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                   32
Gabriele Colombo (Ita) Cantina Tollo Acqua & Sapone       32
Marcos A. Serrano Rodriguez (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski         28
Andrea Ferrigato (Ita) Alessio                            24
Werner Riebenbauer (Aut) Team Nürnberger                  20
Guido Trenti (USA) Cantina Tollo Acqua & Sapone           20
Sven Teutenberg (Ger) Festina                             16
Javier Pascual Llorente (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca          16
Fausto Dotti (Ita) Liquigas-Pata                          15
Aart Vierhouten (Ned) Rabobank                            15
Peter Luttenberger (Aut) Tacconi Sport-Vini Caldirola     14
Gian Matteo Fagnini (Ita) Team Deutsche Telekom           12
Gerhard Trampusch (Aut) Team Deutsche Telekom             12
René Haselbacher (Aut) Gerolsteiner                       11
Steffen Radochla (Ger) Festina                            10
Pavel Tonkov (Rus) Mercury                                10
Hans De Clercq (Bel) Lotto-Adecco                         10
Richard Virenque (Fra) Domo-Farm Frites                   10
Axel Merckx (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites                         9
Christophe Mengin (Fra) La Francaise Des Jeux              9
Mikel Zarrabeitia Uranga (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski             8
Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Mapei-Quick Step                  8
Martin Müller (Ger) Team Cologne                           8
Scott Sunderland (Aus) Team Fakta                          8
Peter Wrolich (Aut) Gerolsteiner                           7
Davide Casarotto (Ita) Alessio                             6
Alexandre Moos (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                6
Gianni Faresin (Ita) Liquigas-Pata                         5
Bart Voskamp (Ned) Bankgiroloterij-Batavus                 5
Christophe Agnolutto (Fra) AG2                             5
Fabio Malberti (Ita) Liquigas-Pata                         4
Piotr Przydzial (Pol) CCC-Mat                              4
César Garcia Calvo (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada         4
Marco Gili (Ita) Tacconi Sport-Vini Caldirola              3
Francisco Mancebo Perez (Spa) iBanesto.com                 2
Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Team Deutsche Telekom           1
Marco Pinotti (Ita) Lampre-Daikin                          1
Pierre Bourquenoud (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems            1
Arkadiusz Wojtas (Pol) Team Nürnberger                     1
Franck Pencole (Fra) Bigmat.Auber 93                       1


1 Rabobank                                                 56 pts
2 Domo - Farm Frites                                       49
3 Mapei - Quick Step                                       43
4 Lampre - Daikin                                          38
5 Tacconi Sport - Vini Caldirola                           32
6 Team Deutsche Telekom                                    28
7 Fassa Bortolo                                            27
8 Cofidis, Le Crédit Par Téléphone                         27
9 Lotto - Adecco                                           26
10 Saeco Macchine Per Caffè                                21
11 US Postal Service                                       21
12 Liquigas - Pata                                         12
13 Team CSC Tiscali                                        10
14 Mercatone Uno - Stream TV                                2

Unranked teams (accord. to art. 2.11.010 from the UCI rule book):

O.N.C.E. - Eroski					                         8
Cantina Tollo Acqua & Sapone                               8
Mercury - Viatel                                           5
Phonak Hearing Systems                                     4
Team Nürnberger                                            4
Bankgiroloterij-Batavus                                    2
Bigmat.Auber 93                                            2
Ag2R Prevoyance                                            1
iBanesto.com                                               1 

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