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3rd Jacob's Creek Tour Down Under

Australia, January 16 - 21, 2001


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Stage 6 - January 21: City of Adelaide Circuit, 90 km

Macca magic again as O'Grady finally triumphs

By Jeff Jones
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Champagne all round
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Any chances of a controlled, processional finish to the 3rd Jacob's Creek Tour Down Under certainly did not occur, after yesterday's GC tie between Kai Hundertmarck and Stuart O'Grady. The onus was on Telekom to defend his jersey, and the other riders to attack, and attack they did in this spectacular finale. By the finish, the crowd was treated to some more 'Macca Magic' as Linda McCartney's David McKenzie took the stage solo in front of Ben Day and Luca Paolini. They were given an even bigger boost when Stuart O'Grady crossed the line virtually glued to Kai Hundertmarck's wheel, the overall winner of the JCTDU.

The three riders that were really vying for the overall honours were Hundertmarck, O'Grady and Fabio Sacchi. As such, Telekom, Credit Agricole and Saeco were seen at the head of the peloton early on, trying to mould the race in their own way. A small break escaped on the first lap, placing pressure on Saeco and Credit Agricole to chase, but they brought it back before the first sprint on lap 8 (km 36).

Sprint leader Graeme Brown had punctured 2 laps prior to the sprint. His whole United Water team dropped back for him and brought him back to the bunch. He managed to work his way to the front in time to challenge for the points, but only succeeded in leading out Stuart O'Grady for second place, putting O'Grady in virtual yellow by 2 seconds. Telekom failed in its job to get Hundertmarck up, as Danilo Hondo took the sprint win. In third place was Fabio Sacchi who therefore moved to within one second of Hundertmarck.
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Help from the boys
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After the sprint, the race broke up completely. A leading group of approximately 20 formed, containing no riders who could threaten the GC. They rode out to a three minute gap, as O'Grady monitored Sacchi and Hundertmarck in the chasing group. The German team were burdened by mechanical problems, including a puncture to Hundertmarck, making their task to recapture the yellow even more difficult.

The leaders split again with approximately 25 kilometres left, with a group of nine including David McKenzie, Jay Sweet (Big Mat), Ben Day (Sunsmart) and Luca Paolini (Mapei) riding away from the rest. Sweet was the best sprinter, but he was also tired from his constant attacks and David McKenzie took his chance and attacked on the climb with one and a lap laps remaining.

He had a 300 metre lead with 1 lap (4.5 kilometres) to go, and there was no real cohesion in the group to chase him down. To an absolutely deafening cheer from the crowd, he rode up the final straight a winner, much to the delight of his Linda McCartney team.

He spoke to cyclingnews.com directly after the race: "I'm stoked!. Neil (Stephens) gave me the freedom to have a bit of a race and I went for it. Being a stage winner in the Giro was great but it is quickly forgotten. It's 2001 and they look at you as someone else."

"I went with one and a half laps to go on the main hill. I went through there flat out, and I just held it. It was a small enough group to stay away from."

Were you worried about Jay Sweet?

"Yeah, him and a few others."
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Online to cyclingnews
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How do you feel about O'Grady's win?

"It's awesome to have an Aussie win on the last day, and it's awesome to have an Aussie win the whole race. It was perfect."

As for O'Grady, he achieved the perfect win after coming so close all week. "Firstly I'd like to thank Jacob's Creek and the Tour Down Under organisation for having dream that came reality," he said. "A few years ago who would have believed that we'd have world champions here, all these big hitter guys."

"To race on home ground with support like this, how can I not win. If I don't win, I'd get shot! It's been awesome, the support on the roads. It's been a huge inspiration to have all those little towns with people turning out.

What's happening next?

"Unfortunately I go to freezing France on Tuesday [crowd noise]...yeah boo exactly. Boo really loudly because my boss is around the corner and doesn't want me to stay here any longer!"

However, O'Grady has at least started the year on a very positive note, and will certainly be in good shape for the early season classics - once his body gets used to being in 30 degree cooler temperatures.

Results

1 David McKenzie (Aus) Jacob's Creek-Linda McCartney   1.58.48 (45.45 km/h)
2 Ben Day (Aus) Sunsmart-Mitsubishi                       0.17
3 Luca Paolini (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                     0.20
4 Torsten Nitsche (Ger) Saeco Macchine Per Caffé          0.32
5 Kurt Van Lancker (Bel) Lotto Adecco
6 Scott Davis (Aus) United Water
7 Jakob Piil (Den) CSC-World Online
8 Gerhard Trampusch (Aut) Telekom
9 Jay Sweet (Aus) Big Mat                                 0.51
10 Allan Davis (Aus) United Water                         2.05
11 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Telekom
12 Michael Rogers (Aus) Mapei-Quick Step
13 Gene Bates (Aus) University of South Australia
14 Nic Brown (Aus) United Water
15 Fabien De Waele (Bel) Lotto Adecco
16 Russel Van Hout (Aus) University of South Australia
17 Matt Wilson (Aus) University of South Australia
18 Steve Cunningham (Aus) University of South Australia
19 Innar Mandoja (Est) Ag2R Decathlon
20 Robert Tighello (Aus) Sunsmart-Mitsubishi
21 Nick Gates (Aus) Sunsmart-Mitsubishi
22 Bobby Julich (USA) Credit Agricole
23 Trent Wilson (Aus) Sunsmart-Mitsubishi
24 Stefano Zanini (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step
25 Gilles Maignan (Fra) Ag2R Decathlon
26 Tom Steels (Bel) Mapei-Quick Step                      2.42
27 Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Ag2R Decathlon
28 Daniele Nardello (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step
29 Kai Hundertmarck (Ger) Telekom
30 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Credit Agricole
31 Fabio Sacchi (Ita) Saeco Macchine Per Caffé
32 Chris Jenner (NZl) Credit Agricole
33 Cadel Evans (Aus) Sunsmart-Mitsubishi
34 Patrick Jonker (Aus) Big Mat
35 Jaan Kirsipuu (Est) Ag2R Decathlon
36 Hans De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Adecco
37 Glenn D'Hollander (Bel) Lotto Adecco
38 Anthony Morin (Fra) Credit Agricole
39 Crescenzo d'Amore (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step
40 Dario Cioni (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step
41 Benoit Poilvet (Fra) Credit Agricole
42 Lado Fumic (Ger) University of South Australia
43 Stephan Schreck (Ger) Telekom
44 Ludovic Capelle (Bel) Ag2R Decathlon
45 Magnus Backstedt (Swe) Credit Agricole
46 Robert Bartko (Ger) Telekom
47 Cameron Jennings (Aus) United Water
48 Ralf Grabsch (Ger) Telekom
49 Philippe Bordenave (Fra) Ag2R Decathlon
50 Biagio Conte (Ita) Saeco Macchine Per Caffé
51 Brad Davidson (Aus) Saeco Macchine Per Caffé
52 Xavier Jan (Fra) Big Mat
53 Jorg Ludewig (Ger) Saeco Macchine Per Caffé
54 Robert Sgambelluri (Ita) Telekom
55 Dominique Rault (Fra) Big Mat
56 Paul Van Hyfte (Bel) Lotto Adecco
57 Christophe Agnolutto (Fra) Ag2R Decathlon
58 Bart Leysen (Bel) Mapei-Quick Step
59 Alexandre Chouffe (Fra) Big Mat
60 Nicolaj Bo Larsen (Den) CSC-World Online
61 Marcelino Garcia (Spa) CSC-World Online
62 Kristjan Snorrason (Aus) University of South Australia
63 Luke Roberts (Aus) University of South Australia
64 Marcel Gono (Aus) Jacob's Creek-Linda McCartney
65 Ciaran Power (Ire) Jacob's Creek-Linda McCartney
66 John Tanner (GBr) Jacob's Creek-Linda McCartney
67 Tayeb Braikia (Den) Jacob's Creek-Linda McCartney
68 Mario Scirea (Ita) Saeco Macchine Per Caffé
69 Hendrick Van Dijck (Bel) Lotto Adecco
70 Simon Gerrans (Aus) United Water
71 Tristan Hoffman (Ned) CSC-World Online
72 Graeme Brown (Aus) United Water
73 Alessio Galletti (Ita) Saeco Macchine Per Caffé
74 Miguel M. Perdiguero (Spa) Linda McCartney             3.00
75 Nicolas Jalabert (Fra) CSC-World Online
76 Ludovic Turpin (Fra) Ag2R Decathlon
77 Maximilliano Sciandri (GBr) Linda McCartney            3.04
78 Steffen Wesemann (Ger) Telekom                         3.06
79 Juan Carlos Dominguez (Spa) Linda McCartney            3.59
80 Arvis Piziks (Lat) CSC-World Online
81 Adrian Laidler (Aus) University of South Australia     5.56
DNF Oliver Asmaker (Fra) CSC-World Online
DNF Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Big Mat
DNF Peter Rogers (Aus) Sunsmart-Mitsubishi
DNF Steve Williams (Aus) Sunsmart-Mitsubishi

Sprints

Start/Finish Line - Lap 8 - 36 km (13:48 Hours)

1 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Telekom                                 6 pts
2 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Credit Agricole                       4
3 Fabio Sacchi (Ita) Saeco Macchine Per Caffé                2

Start/Finish Line - Lap 12 - 54 km (14:12 Hours)

1 Trent Wilson (Aus) Sunsmart-Mitsubishi                     6 pts
2 Nic Brown (Aus) United Water                               4
3 Innar Mandoja (Est) Ag2R Decathlon                         2

Stage finish

1 David McKenzie (Aus) Jacob's Creek-Linda McCartney         8 pts
2 Ben Day (Aus) Sunsmart-Mitsubishi                          6
3 Luca Paolini (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                        4

Mountains

Montefiore Hill - Lap 10 - 42.5 km

1 Robert Tighello (Aus) Sunsmart-Mitsubishi                 16 pts
2 Russel Van Hout (Aus) University of South Australia       12
3 Ben Day (Aus) Sunsmart-Mitsubishi                          8
4 Trent Wilson (Aus) Sunsmart-Mitsubishi                     6
5 Steve Cunningham (Aus) University of South Australia       4

Montefiore Hill - Lap 15 - 64.9 km

1 Ben Day (Aus) Sunsmart-Mitsubishi                         16 pts
2 Kurt Van Lancker (Bel) Lotto Adecco                       12
3 Gerhard Trampusch (Aut) Telekom                            8
4 David McKenzie (Aus) Jacob's Creek-Linda McCartney         6
5 Luca Paolini (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                        4

Most aggressive rider

Jay Sweet (Aus) Big Mat

Final general classification

1 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Credit Agricole                18.34.20 (40.8 km/h)
2 Kai Hundertmarck (Ger) Telekom                          0.02
3 Fabio Sacchi (Ita) Saeco Macchine Per Caffé             0.03
4 Daniele Nardello (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                 0.08
5 Chris Jenner (NZl) Credit Agricole
6 Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Ag2R Decathlon                0.10
7 Patrick Jonker (Aus) Big Mat
8 Benoit Poilvet (Fra) Credit Agricole
9 Glenn D'Hollander (Bel) Lotto Adecco                    0.21
10 Cadel Evans (Aus) Sunsmart-Mitsubishi                  0.24
11 Nicolaj Bo Larsen (Den) CSC-World Online               2.36
12 Jorg Ludewig (Ger) Saeco Macchine Per Caffé            2.51
13 Anthony Morin (Fra) Credit Agricole                    3.55
14 Ben Day (Aus) Sunsmart-Mitsubishi                      4.28
15 Jakob Piil (Den) CSC-World Online                      4.31
16 Dario Cioni (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                     4.35
17 Gene Bates (Aus) University of South Australia         6.06
18 Nic Brown (Aus) United Water                           6.12
19 Robert Tighello (Aus) Sunsmart-Mitsubishi              6.20
20 Trent Wilson (Aus) Sunsmart-Mitsubishi                11.33
21 Arvis Piziks (Lat) CSC-World Online                   14.30
22 Robert Bartko (Ger) Telekom                           16.59
23 Ciaran Power (Ire) Jacob's Creek-Linda McCartney      17.00
24 Philippe Bordenave (Fra) Ag2R Decathlon               17.10
25 Simon Gerrans (Aus) United Water                      19.29
26 Dominique Rault (Fra) Big Mat                         21.17
27 Crescenzo d'Amore (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step              21.56
28 Nick Gates (Aus) Sunsmart-Mitsubishi                  22.41
29 Gerhard Trampusch (Aut) Telekom                       25.20
30 Jay Sweet (Aus) Big Mat                               26.17
31 Russel Van Hout (Aus) University of South Australia   26.53
32 Gilles Maignan (Fra) Ag2R Decathlon                   26.56
33 Michael Rogers (Aus) Mapei-Quick Step                 27.11
34 David McKenzie (Aus) Jacob's Creek-Linda McCartney    27.24
35 Stephan Schreck (Ger) Telekom                         27.33
36 Luca Paolini (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                   27.56
37 Scott Davis (Aus) United Water                        28.10
38 John Tanner (GBr) Jacob's Creek-Linda McCartney       28.50
39 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Telekom                            29.26
40 Fabien De Waele (Bel) Lotto Adecco                    29.29
41 Bobby Julich (USA) Credit Agricole                    29.43
42 Luke Roberts (Aus) University of South Australia      29.43
43 Marcel Gono (Aus) Jacob's Creek-Linda McCartney       29.45
44 Cameron Jennings (Aus) United Water                   30.20
45 Juan Carlos Dominguez (Spa) Linda McCartney           30.58
46 Allan Davis (Aus) United Water                        33.09
47 Nicolas Jalabert (Fra) CSC-World Online               33.43
48 Xavier Jan (Fra) Big Mat                              38.21
49 Kurt Van Lancker (Bel) Lotto Adecco                   38.26
50 Stefano Zanini (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                 39.45
51 Tayeb Braikia (Den) Jacob's Creek-Linda McCartney     40.19
52 Robert Sgambelluri (Ita) Telekom                      40.22
53 Mario Scirea (Ita) Saeco Macchine Per Caffé           40.34
54 Ralf Grabsch (Ger) Telekom                            40.36
55 Tristan Hoffman (Ned) CSC-World Online
56 Brad Davidson (Aus) Saeco Macchine Per Caffé
57 Innar Mandoja (Est) Ag2R Decathlon
58 Ludovic Turpin (Fra) Ag2R Decathlon                   40.40
59 Steffen Wesemann (Ger) Telekom                        40.46
60 Maximilliano Sciandri (GBr) Linda McCartney           41.18
61 Alessio Galletti (Ita) Saeco Macchine Per Caffé       41.43
62 Lado Fumic (Ger) University of South Australia        45.04
63 Paul Van Hyfte (Bel) Lotto Adecco                     46.29
64 Miguel M. Perdiguero (Spa) Linda McCartney            47.01
65 Steve Cunningham (Aus) University of South Australia  48.49
66 Hendrick Van Dijck (Bel) Lotto Adecco                 50.11
67 Torsten Nitsche (Ger) Saeco Macchine Per Caffé        50.59
68 Kristjan Snorrason (Aus) University of South Australia51.09
69 Hans De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Adecco                     52.27
70 Matt Wilson (Aus) University of South Australia       54.46
71 Graeme Brown (Aus) United Water                       55.09
72 Alexandre Chouffe (Fra) Big Mat                       55.18
73 Magnus Backstedt (Swe) Credit Agricole                55.20
74 Jaan Kirsipuu (Est) Ag2R Decathlon                    55.21
75 Biagio Conte (Ita) Saeco Macchine Per Caffé           55.31
76 Marcelino Garcia (Spa) CSC-World Online               55.34
77 Christophe Agnolutto (Fra) Ag2R Decathlon             55.37
78 Tom Steels (Bel) Mapei-Quick Step                     56.34
79 Adrian Laidler (Aus) University of South Australia    58.01
80 Bart Leysen (Bel) Mapei-Quick Step                  1.05.27
81 Ludovic Capelle (Bel) Ag2R Decathlon                1.06.27

Sprints classification

1 Graeme Brown (Aus) United Water                           26 pts
2 Alessio Galletti (Ita) Saeco Macchine Per Caffé           20
3 Trent Wilson (Aus) Sunsmart-Mitsubishi                    14
4 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Credit Agricole                      14
5 Jorg Ludewig (Ger) Saeco Macchine Per Caffé               12
6 Kai Hundertmarck (Ger) Telekom                            12
7 Allan Davis (Aus) United Water                            10
8 Fabio Sacchi (Ita) Saeco Macchine Per Caffé               10
9 Nic Brown (Aus) United Water                              10
10 Peter Rogers (Aus) Sunsmart-Mitsubishi                   10
11 Michael Rogers (Aus) Mapei-Quick Step                     8
12 David McKenzie (Aus) Jacob's Creek-Linda McCartney        8
13 Luke Roberts (Aus) University of South Australia          8
14 Steve Cunningham (Aus) University of South Australia      8
15 Nicolaj Bo Larsen (Den) CSC-World Online                  8
16 Tayeb Braikia (Den) Jacob's Creek-Linda McCartney         6
17 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Telekom                                6
18 Jay Sweet (Aus) Big Mat                                   6
19 Ben Day (Aus) Sunsmart-Mitsubishi                         6
20 Marcel Gono (Aus) Jacob's Creek-Linda McCartney           6
21 Jakob Piil (Den) CSC-World Online                         4
22 Daniele Nardello (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                   4
23 Alexandre Chouffe (Fra) Big Mat                           4
24 Chris Jenner (NZl) Credit Agricole                        4
25 Luca Paolini (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                       4
26 Innar Mandoja (Est) Ag2R Decathlon                        2
27 Anthony Morin (Fra) Credit Agricole                       2
28 Crescenzo d'Amore (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                  2

Mountains classification

1 Robert Tighello (Aus) Sunsmart-Mitsubishi                 72 pts
2 Russel Van Hout (Aus) University of South Australia       50
3 Ben Day (Aus) Sunsmart-Mitsubishi                         48
4 Trent Wilson (Aus) Sunsmart-Mitsubishi                    26
5 Steve Cunningham (Aus) University of South Australia      20
6 Allan Davis (Aus) United Water                            18
7 Jay Sweet (Aus) Big Mat                                   14
8 Cameron Jennings (Aus) United Water                       14
9 Kurt Van Lancker (Bel) Lotto Adecco                       12
10 Dominique Rault (Fra) Big Mat                            12
11 Alessio Galletti (Ita) Saeco Macchine Per Caffé          12
12 Gerhard Trampusch (Aut) Telekom                           8
13 Chris Jenner (NZl) Credit Agricole                        8
14 Miguel M. Perdiguero (Spa) Jacob's Creek-Linda McCartney  8
15 David McKenzie (Aus) Jacob's Creek-Linda McCartney        6
16 Jakob Piil (Den) CSC-World Online                         6
17 Cadel Evans (Aus) Sunsmart-Mitsubishi                     6
18 Luca Paolini (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                       4
19 Crescenzo d'Amore (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                  4
20 Christophe Agnolutto (Fra) Ag2R Decathlon                 4
21 Paul Van Hyfte (Bel) Lotto Adecco                         4
22 Luke Roberts (Aus) University of South Australia          4
23 Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Ag2R Decathlon                  4
24 Innar Mandoja (Est) Ag2R Decathlon                        4

U23 classification

1 Gene Bates (Aus) University of South Australia      18.40.26
2 Nic Brown (Aus) United Water                            0.06
3 Simon Gerrans (Aus) United Water                       13.23
4 Crescenzo d'Amore (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step               15.50
5 Michael Rogers (Aus) Mapei-Quick Step                  21.05
6 Scott Davis (Aus) United Water                         22.04
7 Cameron Jennings (Aus) United Water                    24.14
8 Allan Davis (Aus) United Water                         27.03
9 Brad Davidson (Aus) Saeco Macchine Per Caffé           34.30
10 Graeme Brown (Aus) United Water                       49.03
11 Adrian Laidler (Aus) University of South Australia    51.55

Teams classification

1 Credit Agricole                                     55.42.51
2 Sunsmart - Mitsubishi                                   1.15
3 Mapei Quick-Step                                        5.15
4 CSC - World Online                                     13.24
5 Linda Mccartney - Jacob's Creek                        27.48
6 Saeco                                                  27.52
7 Team Telekom                                           28.47
8 Big Mat                                                29.41
9 United Water                                           37.30
10 Ag2R Decathlon                                        43.21
11 University Of South Australia                         52.36
12 Lotto Adecco                                        1.07.58

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