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59th Paris-Nice - 2.HC

France, March 11-18, 2001

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Stage 5 - March 16: Berre l'Etang - Saint-Raphaël, 240.3 km

Polish champion wins longest stage

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Piotr Wadecki
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By Séverine Cottin, cyclingnews.com correspondent

Polish road and time trial champion, Piotr Wadecki has won his first race in the Domo-Farm Frites jersey, the 240.3 kilometre stage 5 in Paris-Nice. Wadecki outsprinted breakaway companion Matteo Tosatto (Fassa Bortolo), with Bonjour's François Simon coming in solo for third. The main peloton finished 1'10 behind the winner, and Peter Van Petegem kept his white jersey for another day.

After some sunshine yesterday, it was back to the grey, cold sky in this 68th Paris-Nice. For the longest stage of the edition, many riders were hoping for a few kilometers' rest. However, the usual suspects including Jacky Durand (FdJ) and Christophe Agnolutto (Ag2r) launched attacks at the start of the stage.

A group of 27 men tried to go clear, but the presence of Jorg Jaksche (ONCE), second on GC at 0'11, forced Mercury-Viatel to chase them down. A few kilometres later (km 55), three men obtained an exit ticket, François Simon (Bonjour), Piotr Wadecki (Domo) and Matteo Tosatto (Fassa Bortolo). They quickly found a rhythm and gained a maximum of 13 minutes on the bunch, as the peloton slowed down. The trio covered all of the day's difficulties at the front of the race.
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Jorg Jaksche
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Behind them, the peloton were spurred on by the ONCE team, who managed to narrow the gap to 1'10 at the finish, but could not close it completely, With five kilometers to go - after being away for over 180 km - Tosatto and Wadecki left François Simon behind on a false flat. In the two man sprint that followed, Polish champ Piotr Wadecki was the strongest. He also took the mountains jersey in the process.

In the general classification Peter Van Petegem (Mercury) kept his leader's jersey and the points jersey tomorrow's tough Col d'Eze time trial. Peter Van Petegem has only 0'11 on Jorg Jaksche (ONCE) and 0'15 on Raimondas Rumsas (Fassa Bortolo), both good time trialists. British TT specialist, David Millar (Cofidis) gave up today on the Saint Arnoux Pass, and will not contest the stage. We will probably know the winner of the 68th Paris-Nice by tomorrow evening.

Results

1 Piotr Wadecki (Pol) Domo-Farm Frites         6.24.12 (37.53 km/h)
2 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Fassa Bortolo
3 François Simon (Fra) Bonjour                    0.36
4 Emmanuel Magnien (Fra) La Francaise Des Jeux    1.10
5 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Credit Agricole
6 Jo Planckaert (Bel) Cofidis
7 Fabrizio Guidi (Ita) Mercury-Viatel
8 Philippe Gaumont (Fra) Cofidis
9 Fabian De Waele (Bel) Lotto-Adecco
10 David Etxebarria (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
11 Pascal Chanteur (Fra) Festina
12 Christophe Mengin (Fra) La Francaise Des Jeux
13 Torsten Schmidt (Ger) Gerolsteiner
14 Serge Baguet (Bel) Lotto-Adecco
15 Tristan Hoffman (Ned) CSC-World Online
16 Kim Kirchen (Lux) Fassa Bortolo
17 Franck Renier (Fra) Bonjour
18 Patrice Halgand (Fra) Jean Delatour
19 Arvis Piziks (Lat) CSC-World Online
20 Ludovic Auger (Fra) Bigmat-Auber 93
21 Bingen Fernandez Bustinza (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
22 Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Ag2R Prevoyance
23 Steven Kleynen (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites
24 Franck Bouyer (Fra) Bonjour
25 Mario Aerts (Bel) Lotto-Adecco
26 Laurent Brochard (Fra) Jean Delatour
27 Florent Brard (Fra) Festina
28 Angel Vicioso (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
29 Steve De Wolf (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites
30 Michele Bartoli (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step
31 Raimondas Rumsas (Ltu) Fassa Bortolo
32 Nico Mattan (Bel) Cofidis
33 Andrei Tchmil (Bel) Lotto-Adecco
34 Dario Frigo (Ita) Fassa Bortolo
35 Francisco Mancebo Perez (Spa) iBanesto.com
36 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Deutsche Telekom
37 Tobias Steinhauser (Ger) Gerolsteiner
38 Andrei Mizourov (Kaz) Deutsche Telekom
39 Loïc Lamouller (Fra) Bigmat-Auber 93
40 Jörg Jaksche (Ger) O.N.C.E
41 Dave Bruylandts (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites
42 Marcos Serrano (Spa) O.N.C.E.
43 Sandy Casar (Fra) La Francaise Des Jeux
44 Christophe Agnolutto (Fra) Ag2r Prevoyance
45 Guennadi Mikhailov (Rus) Lotto-Adecco
46 José Enrique Gutierrez (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
47 Paolo Fornaciari (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step
48 Roger Beuchat (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems
49 Laurent Lefevre (Fra) Cofidis
50 Stéphane Heulot (Fra) Bigmat-Auber 93
51 Alex Zulle (Swi) Team Coast
52 Didier Rous (Fra) Bonjour
53 Udo Bölts (Ger) Deutsche Telekom
54 Laurent Dufaux (Swi) Saeco Macchine Per Caffe
55 Bobby Julich (USA) Credit Agricole
56 Rolf Huser (Swi) Team Coast
57 Pierre Bourquenoud (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems
58 José Azevedo (Por) O.N.C.E
59 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis
60 Inigo Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
61 Dariusz Baranowski (Pol) iBanesto.com
62 Georg Totschnig (Aut) Gerolsteiner
63 Peter Van Petegem (Bel) Mercury-Viatel
64 Christopher Jenner (Fra) Credit Agricole
65 Andrei Kivilev (Kaz) Cofidis                      1.19
66 Rik Verbrugghe (Bel) Lotto-Adecco
67 Txema Del Olmo Zendegi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
68 Cyril Dessel (Fra) Jean Delatour
69 Thomas Brozyna (Pol) iBanesto.com
70 Patxi Vila (Spa) iBanesto.com
71 Dario Cioni (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step
72 Alberto Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
73 Laurent Madouas (Fra) Festina
74 Steve Vermaut (Bel) Lotto-Adecco
75 Joaquim Rodriguez (Spa) O.N.C.E
76 Niki Aebersold (Swi) Team Coast
77 Denis Menchov (Rus) iBanesto.com
78 Xabier Zandio (Spa) iBanesto.com
79 Fabrice Gougot (Fra) Credit Agricole
80 Francisco Tomas Garcia (Spa) O.N.C.E.
81 Dmitri Fofonov (Kaz) Cofidis
82 Tomas Konecny (Cze) Domo-Farm Frites
83 Luca Mazzanti (Ita) Fassa Bortolo
84 Pavel Tonkov (Rus) Mercury-Viatel                 1.29
85 Fabio Baldato (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                 1.32
86 Nicolas Jalabert (Fra) CSC-World Online           1.36
87 Marcelino Garcia (Spa) CSC-World Online           1.58
88 Martin Rittsel (Swe) CSC-World Online
89 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Domo-Farm Frites
90 Geert Van Bondt (Bel) Mercury-Viatel              2.37
91 Floyd Landis (USA) Mercury-Viatel                 3.37
92 Edouard Gritsoun (Rus) Team Coast                11.55
93 David Canada Garcia (Spa) Mapei-Quick Step       14.49
94 Mauro Gianetti (Swi) Team Coast
95 Guillaume Auger (Fra) Bigmat-Auber 93
96 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Phonak Hearing Systems
97 Isidro Nozal Vega (Spa) O.N.C.E
98 Aitor Silloniz (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
99 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Credit Agricole             19.28
100 Unai Etxebarria (Ven) Euskaltel-Euskadi
101 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) La Francaise Des Jeux
102 Inaki Flores (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
103 Nicolas Fritsch (Fra) La Francaise Des Jeux
104 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Deutsche Telekom
105 René Andrle (Cze) O.N.C.E
106 Stephan Schreck (Ger) Deutsche Telekom
107 Alexei Sivakov (Rus) Bigmat-Auber 93
108 Anton Chantyr (Rus) Team Coast
109 Jean Patrick Nazon (Fra) La Francaise Des Jeux
110 Leonardo Giordani (Ita) Fassa Bortolo
111 Marius Sabaliauskas (Ltu) Saeco Macchine Per Caffe
112 Constantino Zaballa (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
113 Arnaud Pretot (Fra) Festina
114 Bruno Thibout (Fra) Jean Delatour
115 Carlos Dacruz (Fra) Festina
116 Frédéric Mainguenaud (Fra) Bonjour
117 Stéphane Berges (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance
118 Matthias Kessler (Ger) Deutsche Telekom
119 Lukas Zumsteg (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems
120 Oscar Cavagnis (Ita) Saeco Macchine Per Caffe
121 Thierry Loder (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance
122 Stéphane Goubert (Fra) Jean Delatour
123 Igor Pugaci (Mda) Saeco Macchine Per Caffe
124 Cesar Solaun (Spa) iBanesto.com
125 Pascal Derame (Fra) Bonjour
126 Massimiliano Mori (Ita) Saeco Macchine Per Caffe
127 Saulius Ruskis (Ltu) Gerolsteiner
128 Pedro Horrillo Munoz (Spa) Mapei-Quick Step
129 Raphael Jeune (Fra) CSC-World Online
130 Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) La Francaise Des Jeux
131 Peter Wrolich (Aut) Gerolsteiner
132 Christophe Oriol (Fra) Jean Delatour
133 Jérôme Bernard (Fra) Jean Delatour
134 GARCIA QUESADA CARLOS
135 Damien Nazon (Fra) Bonjour
136 Thierry Marichal (Bel) Lotto-Adecco
137 David Navas Chica (Spa) iBanesto.com            26.25
138 Michael Giebelmann (Ger) Team Coast
139 Lauri Aus (Est) Ag2R Prevoyance
140 Jacky Durand (Fra) La Francaise Des Jeux
141 Bart Leysen (Bel) Mapei-Quick Step
142 René Stadelmann (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems
143 Alexandre Usov (Blr) Phonak Hearing Systems
144 Koen Beeckman (Bel) CSC-World Online
145 Frédéric Finot (Fra) Credit Agricole
146 Andy Flickinger (Fra) Festina
147 Jans Koerts (Ned) Mercury-Viatel                35.39

DNF Jonathan Vaughters (USA) Credit Agricole
DNF Jakob Storm Piil (Den) CSC-World Online
DNF David Millar (GBr) Cofidis
DNF Massimiliano Mori (Ita) Saeco Macchine Per Caffe
DNF Francesco Secchiari (Ita) Saeco Macchine Per Caffe
DNF Christophe Capelle (Fra) Bigmat-Auber 93
DNF Cyril Saugrain (Fra) Bigmat-Auber 93
DNF Henk Vogels (Aus) Mercury-Viatel
DNF Nicolas Dumont (Fra) Phonak
DNS Jörg Ludewig (Ger) Saeco Macchine Per Caffe

General classification after stage 5

1 Peter Van Petegem (Bel) Mercury-Viatel            26.33.39
2 Jörg Jaksche (Ger) O.N.C.E                            0.11
3 Raimondas Rumsas (Ltu) Fassa Bortolo                  0.15
4 Dario Frigo (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                       0.16
5 Andrei Tchmil (Bel) Lotto-Adecco                      0.27
6 Mario Aerts (Bel) Lotto-Adecco                        0.29
7 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis
8 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Deutsche Telekom           0.33
9 Laurent Dufaux (Swi) Saeco Macchine Per Caffe
10 Patrice Halgand (Fra) Jean Delatour                  0.36
11 Francisco Mancebo Perez (Spa) iBanesto.com
12 Tobias Steinhauser (Ger) Gerolsteiner                0.39
13 Dave Bruylandts (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites
14 Michele Bartoli (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step               0.45
15 José Azevedo (Por) O.N.C.E                           0.46
16 Rolf Huser (Swi) Team Coast                          0.57
17 Emmanuel Magnien (Fra) La Francaise Des Jeux         1.11
18 Stéphane Heulot (Fra) Bigmat-Auber 93                1.12
19 Laurent Brochard (Fra) Jean Delatour                 1.20
20 Bingen Fernandez Bustinza (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    1.29
    
Points classification  
   
1 Peter Van Petegem (Bel) Mercury-Viatel               49 pts
2 Fabian De Waele (Bel) Lotto-Adecco                   42
3 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Deutsche Telekom                  40
4 Emmanuel Magnien (Fra) La Francaise Des Jeux         34
5 Andrei Tchmil (Bel) Lotto-Adecco                     33
6 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Credit Agricole                 31
7 Piotr Wadecki (Pol) Domo-Farm Frites                 29
8 François Simon (Fra) Bonjour                         28
9 Jo Planckaert (Bel) Cofidis                          28
10 Alex Zulle (Swi) Team Coast                         27
11 Jans Koerts (Ned) Mercury-Viatel                    25
12 Nico Mattan (Bel) Cofidis                           24
13 Michele Bartoli (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step              23
14 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                  22
15 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Deutsche Telekom         22
16 José Azevedo (Por) O.N.C.E                          22
17 Jean Patrick Nazon (Fra) La Francaise Des Jeux      22
18 Tristan Hoffman (Ned) CSC-World Online              21
19 Fabrizio Guidi (Ita) Mercury-Viatel                 21
20 Dario Frigo (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                     20

Mountains classification  

1 Piotr Wadecki (Pol) Domo-Farm Frites                 65 pts
2 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                   56
3 Patrice Halgand (Fra) Jean Delatour                  43
4 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) La Francaise Des Jeux          42
5 Marcelino Garcia (Spa) CSC-World Online              34
6 François Simon (Fra) Bonjour                         33
7 Lauri Aus (Est) Ag2R Prevoyance                      25
8 Jérôme Bernard (Fra) Jean Delatour                   20
9 Inigo Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi              20
10 Leonardo Giordani (Ita) Fassa Bortolo               15
11 Dave Bruylandts (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites              12
12 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Deutsche Telekom         11
13 Christophe Agnolutto (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance          11
14 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis                       11
15 Jörg Jaksche (Ger) O.N.C.E                           8
16 Alberto Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi             8
17 Marius Sabaliauskas (Ltu) Saeco Macchine Per Caf     6
18 Laurent Dufaux (Swi) Saeco Macchine Per Caffe        4
19 Joaquim Rodriguez (Spa) O.N.C.E                      4
20 David Etxebarria (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi             3
21 Pascal Chanteur (Fra) Festina                        2
22 Laurent Brochard (Fra) Jean Delatour                 1
23 Tobias Steinhauser (Ger) Gerolsteiner                1
24 Raimondas Rumsas (Ltu) Fassa Bortolo                 1

Most combative classification  

1 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                   35 pts
2 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) La Francaise Des Jeux          22
3 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Deutsche Telekom          18
4 Piotr Wadecki (Pol) Domo-Farm Frites                 18
5 François Simon (Fra) Bonjour                         15
6 José Azevedo (Por) O.N.C.E                           13
7 Lauri Aus (Est) Ag2R Prevoyance                      13
8 Laurent Dufaux (Swi) Saeco Macchine Per Caffe        10
9 Christophe Agnolutto (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance           10
10 Philippe Gaumont (Fra) Cofidis                      10
11 Marius Sabaliauskas (Ltu) Saeco Macchine Per Caf    10
12 Sandy Casar (Fra) La Francaise Des Jeux              8
13 Alex Zulle (Swi) Team Coast                          5
14 Fabrice Gougot (Fra) Credit Agricole                 5
15 Christophe Oriol (Fra) Jean Delatour                 5
16 Patrice Halgand (Fra) Jean Delatour                  3

Teams classification

1 O.N.C.E.                                       79.42.49
2 Lotto-Adecco                                       1.11
3 Jean Delatour                                      1.21
4 Cofidis                                            1.44
5 Euskaltel - Euskadi                                3.06
6 Domo-Farm Frites                                   3.09
7 Crédit Agricole                                    3.50
8 Team Coast                                         4.05
9 Mapei-Quick Step                                   6.06
10 La Française des Jeux                             7.01
11 Fassa Bortolo                                     7.07
12 iBanesto.com                                      7.33
13 Bonjour                                           8.01
14 Team Gerolsteiner                                10.59
15 Deutsche Telekom                                 11.50
16 Mercury-Viatel                                   18.16
17 Big Mat-Auber 93                                 28.18
18 CSC Worldonline                                  30.09
19 Phonak                                           39.29
20 Ag2r Prévoyance                                  45.06
21 Festina                                          57.32
22 Saeco Macchine per Caffe                       1.24.28
23 Kelme-Costa Blanca                             1.53.53

Results courtesy of Race organisation/velomania.net

Course Profile

Start :
Estimated time of Arrival :
10:30
16:45
   
Major difficulties : Taradeau Slope Alt : 220m 1.9 kms at 5%
( with a part at 18%)
Tuilières Slope Alt : 395 m 2.5 kms at 8%
Saint Arnoux Slope Alt : 650 m 8 kms at 2,5%
Bourigaille Pass Alt : 755 m 7.5 kms at 5 %

© Séverine Cottin