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59th Paris-Nice - 2.HC

France, March 11-18, 2001

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Stage 6 - March 17: Nice - Col d'Eze ITT, 10.0 km

Frigo does the double

By Séverine Cottin, cyclingnews.com correspondent
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Dario Frigo
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The Italian Fassa Bortolo rider, Dario Frigo, has won the crucial Col d'Eze time trial, taking the leader's jersey in the process. Before the stage, Frigo was in 4th place on the general classification, only 0'16 behind Peter Van Petegem. The Mercury rider did well enough to finish ninth on the stage, and dropped to third overall with one stage left.

Frigo averaged a shade over 30 km/h for the 10 kilometre uphill test, whilst riding in some rare sunshine. His teammate, Lithuanian Raimondas Rumsas finished 27 seconds behind, which was good enough to move him into second overall. ONCE's José Azevedo was third, followed by David Moncoutié (Cofidis) and Marcelino Garcia (CSC).

"Up until now, I devoted myself to the Giro," said Frigo. "But my team now has Francesco Casagrande and he will be the leader in the Giro. Since the finish in St Etienne last Tuesday, I have thought about the time trial. I suspected the victory would be played out here."

The big loser of the day was German Jörg Jaksche (ONCE), second on GC before the start and hopinh to repeat his compatriot Andreas Klöden's win of last year. The rider finished 1'27 behind Dario Frigo, dropping to 8th overall on GC.

Peter Van Petegem had the consolation of keeping the points jersey, while Piotr Wadecki (Domo) will keep his mountains jersey. However, the race now belongs to Dario Frigo, who will become the first Italian in 55 years to win Paris-Nice, the last being Fermo Camellini in 1946.

Brief Bio

Nationality: Italian
Date of birth: September 18, 1973
Height: 1.81 m
Weight: 67 kg Turned Pro: 1996 Teams: Saeco (1996-1999), Fassa Bortolo (2000-2001)
Team Director: Giancarlo Feretti

Major results

1999
1st, Dekra open Stuttgart (+ stage)

2000
1st stage 4, Giro del Trentino
1st Giro del Campania
2nd Tour de Suisse
4th GP Prato
6th World Championships
9th Paris Nice

Results

1 Dario Frigo (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                     19.53 (30.176 km/h)

2 Raimondas Rumsas (Ltu) Fassa Bortolo                 0.27
3 Jose Azevedo (Por) O.N.C.E.                          0.41
4 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis                        0.43
5 Marcellino Garcia (Spa) CSC-World Online             0.44
6 Alex Zulle (Swi) Team Coast
7 Mario Aerts (Bel) Lotto-Adecco                       0.48
8 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Deutsche Telekom          0.53
9 Peter Van Petegem (Bel) Mercury-Viatel               1.08
10 David Etxebarria (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
11 Tobias Steinhauser (Ger) Gerolsteiner               1.12
12 Michele Bartoli (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step              1.15
13 Georg Totschnig (Aut) Gerolsteiner                  1.17
14 Bobby Julich (USA) Credit Agricole                  1.19
15 Stéphane Goubert (Fra) Jean Delatour                1.23
16 Jörg Jaksche (Ger) O.N.C.E                          1.27
17 Dave Bruylandts (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites              1.28
18 Denis Menchov (Rus) iBanesto.com                    1.38
19 Txema Del Olmo Zendegi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
20 Laurent Brochard (Fra) Jean Delatour                1.40
21 Inigo Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi             1.43
22 Patrice Halgand (Fra) Jean Delatour                 1.44
23 Alberto Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
24 Steve Vermaut (Bel) Lotto-Adecco                    1.45
25 Kim Kirchen (Lux) Fassa Bortolo                     1.46
26 Andrei Kivilev (Kaz) Cofidis                        1.47
27 Sandy Casar (Fra) La Francaise Des Jeux             1.48
28 Bingen Fernandez Bustinza (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi   1.51
29 Laurent Lefevre (Fra) Cofidis                       2.01
30 Stéphane Heulot (Fra) Bigmat-Auber 93               2.02
31 Martin Rittsel (Swe) CSC-World Online
32 Nico Mattan (Bel) Cofidis                           2.04
33 Marcos Serrano (Spa) O.N.C.E.                       2.08
34 Francisco Mancebo Perez (Spa) iBanesto.com          2.10
35 Marius Sabaliauskas (Ltu) Saeco Macchine Per Caff   2.11
36 Dario Cioni (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                  2.12
37 Tomas Brozyna (Pol) iBanesto.com
38 Andrei Tchmil (Bel) Lotto-Adecco
39 Laurent Dufaux (Swi) Saeco Macchine Per Caffe       2.14
40 Christopher Jenner (Fra) Credit Agricole            2.15
41 Angel Vicioso (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca              2.15
42 Isidro Nozal (Spa) O.N.C.E.
43 Tomas Konecny (Pol) Domo-Farm Frites
44 Emmanuel Magnien (Fra) La Francaise Des Jeux        2.19
45 Rik Verbrugghe (Bel) Lotto-Adecco                   2.20
46 Petxi Vila (Spa) iBanesto.com                       2.22
47 Dariusz Baranowski (Pol) iBanesto.com               2.23
48 Tristan Hoffman (Ned) CSC-World Online              2.25
49 Florent Brard (Fra) Festina
50 Didier Rous (Fra) Bonjour
51 Cyril Dessel (Fra) Jean Delatour                    2.26
52 Andrei Mizourov (Kaz) Deutsche Telekom
53 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Phonak Hearing Systems
54 Joaquim Rodriguez (Spa) O.N.C.E                     2.32
55 Serge Baguet (Bel) Lotto-Adecco                     2.33
56 Christophe Mengin (Fra) La Francaise Des Jeux       2.35
57 Jérôme Bernard (Fra) Jean Delatour                  2.36
58 David Navas Chica (Spa) iBanesto.com                2.39
59 Torsten Schmidt (Ger) Gerolsteiner                  2.42
60 Niki Aebersold (Swi) Team Coast                     2.49
61 Carlos Garcia Quesada (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
62 Udo Bölts (Ger) Deutsche Telekom                    2.51
63 Franck Bouyer (Fra) Bonjour
64 Christophe Oriol (Fra) Jean Delatour                2.52
65 Lukas Zumsteg (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems          2.59
66 Loïc Lamouller (Fra) Bigmat-Auber 93                3.00
67 Arvis Piziks (Lat) CSC-World Online
68 Alexei Sivakov (Rus) Bigmat-Auber 93                3.03
69 Xabier Zandio (Spa) iBanesto.com
70 Cesar Solaun (Spa) iBanesto.com                     3.04
71 Pascal Chanteur (Fra) Festina                       3.05
72 Edouard Gritsoun (Rus) Team Coast
73 René Andrle (Cze) O.N.C.E
74 Steve De Wolf (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites
75 Guennadi Mikhailov (Rus) Lotto-Adecco               3.11
76 Jacky Durand (Fra) La Francaise Des Jeux
77 Arnaud Pretot (Fra) Festina                         3.13
78 Pavel Tonkov (Rus) Mercury-Viatel
79 Frédéric Mainguenaud (Fra) Bonjour
80 Dmitri Fofonov (Kaz) Cofidis                        3.14
81 Nicolas Fritsch (Fra) La Francaise Des Jeux
82 Piotr Wadecki (Pol) Domo-Farm Frites
83 Jo Planckaert (Bel) Cofidis                         3.16
84 Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Ag2R Prevoyance           3.21
85 Pierre Bourquenoud (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems     3.24
86 Inaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
87 René Stadelmann (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems        3.26
88 Steven Kleynen (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites               3.27
89 Igor Pugaci (Mda) Saeco Macchine Per Caffe
90 Thierry Loder (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance
91 Francisco Tomas Garcia (Spa) O.N.C.E.               3.28
92 Anton Chantyr (Rus) Team Coast                      3.29
93 Federico Morini (Ita) Gerolsteiner
94 Luca Mazzanti (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                   3.31
95 Thierry Marichal (Bel) Lotto-Adecco                 3.35
96 Oscar Cavagnis (Ita) Saeco Macchine Per Caffe
97 Roger Beuchat (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems          3.36
98 Mauro Gianetti (Swi) Team Coast
99 Damien Nazon (Fra) Bonjour                          3.37
100 Guillaume Auger (Fra) Bigmat-Auber 93
101 Rolf Huser (Swi) Team Coast                        3.40
102 Frédéric Finot (Fra) Credit Agricole               3.41
103 Fabien de Waele (Bel) Lotto-Adecco
104 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Credit Agricole                 3.42
105 David Canada (Spa) Mapei-Quick Step                3.44
106 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Deutsche Telekom
107 Pascal Derame (Fra) Bonjour                        3.45
108 Fabrizio Guidi (Ita) Mercury-Viatel
109 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                 3.48
110 Leonardo Giordani (Ita) Fassa Bortolo              3.49
111 Jose Enrique Guttierez (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca    3.50
112 Lauri Aus (Est) Ag2R Prevoyance                    3.51
113 Fabio Baldato (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                  3.52
114 Ludovic Auger (Fra) Bigmat-Auber 93
115 Nicolas Jalabert (Fra) CSC-World Online            3.53
116 Philippe Gaumont (Fra) Cofidis                     3.55
117 Constantino Zaballa (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca       3.57
118 Floyd Landis (USA) Mercury-Viatel                  4.00
119 Laurent Madouas (Fra) Festina
120 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Domo-Farm Frites             4.02
121 Geert Van Bondt (Bel) Mercury-Viatel               4.03
122 Andy Flickinger (Fra) Festina                      4.10
123 Aitor Silloniz (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi             4.11
124 François Simon (Fra) Bonjour
125 Stephan Schreck (Ger) Deutsche Telekom             4.12
126 Jean Patrick Nazon (Fra) La Francaise Des Jeux
127 Christophe Agnolutto (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance         4.14
128 Stéphane Berges (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance              4.15
129 Alexandre Usov (Blr) Phonak Hearing Systems
130 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Credit Agricole               4.19
131 Saulius Ruskys (Ltu) Team Gerolsteiner             4.25
132 Pedro Horillo (Spa) Mapei-Quick Step
133 Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) La Francaise Des Jeux       4.27
134 Raphael Jeune (Fra) CSC-World Online               4.32
135 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) La Francaise Des Jeux        4.39
136 Michael Giebelmann (Ger) Team Coast                4.40
137 Matthias Kessler (Ger) Deutsche Telekom
138 Fabrice Gougot (Fra) Credit Agricole               4.45
139 Paolo Fornaciari (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step
140 Peter Wrolich (Aut) Gerolsteiner                   4.47
141 Unai Etxebarria (Ven) Euskaltel-Euskadi            4.55
 
TC Bruno Thibout (Fra) Jean Delatour                   5.02
TC Carlos Dacruz (Fra) Festina                         5.10
TC Koen Beeckman (Bel) CSC-World Online                5.16
TC Bart Leysen (Bel) Mapei-Quick Step                  5.26
TC Jans Koerts (Ned) Mercury-Viatel                    6.10
DNS Franck Renier (Fra) Bonjour
 
General classification after stage 6
 
1 Dario Frigo (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                  26.53.48
2 Raimondas Rumsas (Ltu) Fassa Bortolo                 0.26
3 Peter Van Petegem (Bel) Mercury-Viatel               0.52
4 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis                        0.55
5 Jose Azevedo (Por) O.N.C.E.                          1.01
6 Mario Aerts (Bel) Lotto-Adecco
7 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Deutsche Telekom          1.10
8 Jörg Jaksche (Ger) O.N.C.E                           1.22
9 Tobias Steinhauser (Ger) Gerolsteiner                1.35
10 Michele Bartoli (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step              1.42
11 Dave Bruylandts (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites              1.51
12 Patrice Halgand (Fra) Jean Delatour                 2.04
13 Andrei Tchmil (Bel) Lotto-Adecco                    2.24
14 Francisco Mancebo Perez (Spa) iBanesto.com          2.30
15 David Etxebarria (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi            2.31
16 Laurent Dufaux (Swi) Saeco Macchine Per Caffe       2.31
17 Alex Zulle (Swi) Team Coast                         2.43
18 Laurent Brochard (Fra) Jean Delatour                2.44
19 Bobby Julich (USA) Credit Agricole                  2.45
20 Stéphane Heulot (Fra) Bigmat-Auber 93               2.55
 
Points classification
 
1 Peter Van Petegem (Bel) Mercury-Viatel                 51 pts
2 Fabian De Waele (Bel) Lotto-Adecco                     49
3 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Deutsche Telekom                    40
4 Dario Frigo (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                        35
5 Emmanuel Magnien (Fra) La Francaise Des Jeux           34
6 Andrei Tchmil (Bel) Lotto-Adecco                       33
7 Jose Azevedo (Por) O.N.C.E.                            32
8 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Credit Agricole                   31
9 Alex Zulle (Swi) Team Coast                            30
10 Piotr Wadecki (Pol) Domo-Farm Frites                  29
11 François Simon (Fra) Bonjour                          28
12 Jo Planckaert (Bel) Cofidis                           28
13 Jans Koerts (Ned) Mercury-Viatel                      25
14 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Deutsche Telekom           25
15 Nico Mattan (Bel) Cofidis                             24
16 Michele Bartoli (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                23
17 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                    22
18 Jean Patrick Nazon (Fra) La Francaise Des Jeux        22
19 Tristan Hoffman (Ned) CSC-World Online                21
20 Fabrizio Guidi (Ita) Mercury-Viatel                   21
 
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 Caff      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 Caff     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 ONCE                                             80.46.44
2 Lotto-Adecco                                         1.41
3 Jean Delatour                                        1.52
4 Cofidis                                              1.56
5 Euskaltel - Euskadi                                  3.19
6  Fassa Bortolo                                       5.04
7 DOMO-Farm Frites                                     5.47
8 Coast                                                6.28
9 Crédit Agricole                                      6.49
10 Mapei-Quick Step                                    8.59
11 Ibanesto.com                                        9.16
12 La Française des Jeux                               9.27
13 Team Gerolsteiner                                  11.55
14 Bonjour                                            12.14
15 Deutsche Telekom                                   13.44
16 Mercury-Viatel                                     22.06
17 CSC Worldonline                                    31.04
18 Big Mat-Auber 93                                   32.07
19 Phonak                                             44.02
20 Ag2r Prévoyance                                    51.29
21 Festina                                          1.01.59
22 Saeco                                            1.26.04
23 Kelme-Costa Blanca                               1.40.31

Course Profile

1st rider Start :
Estimated time of Arrival -
Last rider
:
13:25
17:10
   
Major difficulties : Eze Pass Alt : 495m 9 kms at 5.5%

© Séverine Cottin