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15th Tour du Faso - 2.5

Burkina Faso, October 31-November 11, 2001

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Stage 1 - October 31: Banfora - Bobo-Dioulasso, 94.5 km

Legtenberg takes first stage

The first stage of the 15th Tour du Faso has been won by Dutch rider Joost Legtenberg (Marco Polo CC), who out sprinted a group of seven riders into Bobo-Dioulasso. Frenchman Nicolas Gand (Seine Maritime) was second, followed by Moroccan Abdelati Saadoune. The majority of the peloton finished nearly 5 minutes behind.

The 94.5 kilometre stage started in Banfora in predictably warm conditions. Philippe Lepeurien, winner of the 1992 edition of the Tour du Faso, was the most successful early breakaway rider. He got away in a hillier part of the stage, and was chased by a group of 10 riders, who caught him with 34 kilometres to go.

The new breakaway contained three Marco Polo riders (Joost Legtenberg, Nathan Dahlberg and Ram Deward), as well as Abdelati Saadoune (Morocco), Nicolas Gand, Gaylord Cumont and Johann Sorel (Seine Maritime), Philippe Lepeurien and Yves Beau (Pays d'Allier), Guillaume Retailleau (Loire Atlantique) and Burkina Faso rider R. Jérémie Ouedraogo.

Behind them, the peloton shredded to pieces as the front riders worked to increase their advantage. Four riders were dropped from the break: Ouedraogo, Retailleau, Beau and Cumont, leaving seven to contest the win. Joost Legtenberg had the best legs today ahead of Nicolas Gand and Abdelati Saadoune. His teammates Deward and Dahlberg also finished in the front group, meaning that Marco Polo also took the team classification.

Results

1 Joost Legtenberg (Ned) Marco Polo Cycling Team     2.19.39 (40.6 km/h)
2 Nicolas Gand (Fra) Seine Maritime
3 Abdelati Saadoune (Mor) Morocco
4 Johann Sorel (Fra) Seine Maritime
5 Ram Deward (Ned) Marco Polo Cycling Team
6 Philippe Lepeurien (Fra) Pays d'Allier
7 Nathan Dahlberg (Nzl) Marco Polo Cycling Team         0.09
8 Gaylord Cumont (Fra) Seine Maritime                   1.15
9 Guillaume Retailleau (Fra) Loire Atlantique           1.56
10 R. Jérémie Ouedraogo (Bur) Burkina Faso A            2.16
11 Yves Beau (Fra) Pays d'Allier
12 Patrice Hemroulle (Bel) Aliplast                     4.54
13 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Marco Polo Cycling Team
14 Martinien Tega (Cam) Cameroon
15 Owono Owono (Cam) Cameroon                           4.58
16 Seydou Sanfo (Bur) Burkina Faso A                    5.24
17 Denis Flahaut (Fra) Supersport - 23 La Creuse
18 Saïdou Rouamba (Bur) Burkina Faso A
19 Laurent Zongo (Bur) Burkina Faso A
20 Dominique Pere (Fra) Supersport - 23 La Creuse
21 Jérémy David (Fra) Loire Atlantique
22 Christof Marien (Bel) Aliplast
23 Mohammed Er-Ragragui (Mor) Morocco
24 Hamidou Diarra (Mal) Mali
25 François Talla (Cam) Cameroon
26 Hamado Pafadnam (Bur) Burkina Faso A
27 Steve Thijs (Bel) Aliplast
28 Jelloul Adil (Mor) Morocco
29 Florian Joalland (Fra) Loire Atlantique              5.30
30 Atze Dijkhuis (Ned) Marco Polo Cycling Team
31 Eric Van Eekelen (Bel) Aliplast
32 Fouad Fellahi (Mor) Morocco                          5.37
33 Lucien Zongo (Bur) Burkina Faso A                    6.56
34 Simon Ngopang (Cam) Cameroon
35 Serge Pitouo (Cam) Cameroon                          7.06
36 Jean Ilboudo (Bur) Burkina Faso B                    8.21
37 Anthony Ravard (Fra) Loire Atlantique                9.30
38 Baptiste Bruhlet (Fra) Pays d'Allier
39 Xavier Vermeeren (Bel) Aliplast
40 Mahamadi Sawadogo (Bur) Burkina Faso B
41 Arnaud Vettier (Fra) Seine Maritime
42 Ronny Stes (Bel) Aliplast
43 Cyril Saez (Fra) Loire Atlantique
44 Damase Onguene (Cam) Cameroon
45 N'gatta Coulaibaly (ICo) Ivory Coast
46 Edmond Doucoure (Mal) Mali
47 Abdoulaye Traore (ICo) Ivory Coast
48 Mohammed Saïd El Ammoury (Mor) Morocco
49 Jérémie Dupas (Fra) Loire Atlantique                 9.39
50 Philippe Simonin (Fra) Pays d'Allier
51 Sylvain Despres (Fra) Pays d'Allier                  9.43
52 Marc Antoine Pauchet (Fra) Seine Maritime
53 Louis Euzet (Fra) Pays d'Allier                     12.12
54 Driss Anezroud (Mor) Morocco
55 Sessouma Abdoulaye (ICo) Ivory Coast
56 Abdoul Salam Ouedraogo (Bur) Burkina Faso B
57 Gado Yahaya (Nig) Niger
58 Sébastien Garcia (Fra) Supersport - 23 La Creuse
59 Karim Kabore (Bur) Burkina Faso B
60 Rodolphe Pradel (Fra) Supersport - 23 La Creuse
61 Cheick Ouman Diallo (Mal) Mali                      12.22
62 Simon Dona (Ned) Marco Polo Cycling Team
63 François Lavaleur (Fra) Seine Maritime
64 Gueswendé Sawadogo (Bur) Burkina Faso B             12.43
65 Siaka Diallo 1 (Mal) Mali                           17.44
66 S. B. Ibrahim Belem (Bur) Burkina Faso B            25.06
67 Abdoulaye Ibrahim (Nig) Niger                       27.42
68 Lionel Vedrine (Fra) Supersport - 23 La Creuse      29.47
69 Salia Diallo (Mal) Mali                             32.41
70 Famousso Souleymane (ICo) Ivory Coast
71 Mamadou Ouattara Sie (ICo) Ivory Coast              38.33
72 Kouame Eugene Lokossou (ICo) Ivory Coast
73 Gado Adamou (Nig) Niger
74 Siaka Diallo 2 (Mal) Mali
75 Abdoul Salam Zakari (Nig) Niger                     38.37
 
Points
 
1 Joost Legtenberg (Ned) Marco Polo Cycling Team          30 pts
2 Nicolas Gand (Fra) Seine Maritime                       27
3 Abdelati Saadoune (Mor) Morocco                         25
4 Johann Sorel (Fra) Seine Maritime                       23
5 Bram De Waard (Ned) Marco Polo Cycling Team             21
6 Philippe Lepeurien (Fra) Pays d'Allier                  19
7 Nathan Dahlberg (Nzl) Marco Polo Cycling Team           17
8 Gaylord Cumont (Fra) Seine Maritime                     15
9 Guillaume Retailleau (Fra) Loire Atlantique             13
10 R. Jérémie Ouedraogo (Bur) Burkina Faso A              11
11 Yves Beau (Fra) Pays d'Allier                          10
12 Patrice Hemroulle (Bel) Aliplast                        9
13 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Marco Polo Cycling Team        8
14 Martinien Tega (Cam) Cameroon                           7
15 Owono Owono (Cam) Cameroon                              6
16 Seydou Sanfo (Bur) Burkina Faso A                       5
17 Denis Flahaut (Fra) Supersport - 23 La Creuse           4
18 Saïdou Rouamba (Bur) Burkina Faso A                     3
19 Laurent Zongo (Bur) Burkina Faso A                      2
20 Dominique Pere (Fra) Supersport - 23 La Creuse          1
 
Sprints
 
1 Joost Legtenberg (Ned) Marco Polo Cycling Team           3 pts
2 Guillaume Retailleau (Fra) Loire Atlantique              2
3 Bram De Waard (Ned) Marco Polo Cycling Team              1
 
Teams
 
1 Marco Polo Cycling Team                            6.59.06
2 Seine Maritime                                        1.06
3 Maroc                                                10.39
4 Pays d'Allier                                        11.37
5 Loire Atlantique                                     12.41
6 Burkina Faso A                                       12.55
7 Cameroun                                             15.07
8 Aliplast                                             15.33
9 Supersport - 23 La Creuse                            22.51
10 Mali                                                27.07
11 Burkina Faso B                                      29.54
12 Côte d'Ivoire                                       31.03
13 Niger                                             1.18.18
 
General classification after stage 1
 
1 Joost Legtenberg (Ned) Marco Polo Cycling Team     2.19.26
2 Nicolas Gand (Fra) Seine Maritime                     0.07
3 Abdelati Saadoune (Mor) Morocco                       0.09
4 Bram De Waard (Ned) Marco Polo Cycling Team           0.12
5 Johann Sorel (Fra) Seine Maritime                     0.13
6 Philippe Lepeurien (Fra) Pays d'Allier
7 Nathan Dahlberg (Nzl) Marco Polo Cycling Team           22
8 Gaylord Cumont (Fra) Seine Maritime                   1.28
9 Guillaume Retailleau (Fra) Loire Atlantique           2.27
10 R. Jérémie Ouedraogo (Bur) Burkina Faso A            2.29
11 Yves Beau (Fra) Pays d'Allier
12 Patrice Hemroulle (Bel) Aliplast                     5.07
13 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Marco Polo Cycling Team
14 Martinien Tega (Cam) Cameroon
15 Owono Owono (Cam) Cameroon                           5.11
16 Seydou Sanfo (Bur) Burkina Faso A                    5.37
17 Denis Flahaut (Fra) Supersport - 23 La Creuse
18 Saïdou Rouamba (Bur) Burkina Faso A
19 Laurent Zongo (Bur) Burkina Faso A
20 Dominique Pere (Fra) Supersport - 23 La Creuse
21 Jérémy David (Fra) Loire Atlantique
22 Christof Marien (Bel) Aliplast
23 Mohammed Er-Ragragui (Mor) Morocco
24 Hamidou Diarra (Mal) Mali
25 François Talla (Cam) Cameroon
26 Hamado Pafadnam (Bur) Burkina Faso A
27 Steve Thijs (Bel) Aliplast
28 Jelloul Adil (Mor) Morocco
29 Florian Joalland (Fra) Loire Atlantique              5.43
30 Atze Dijkhuis (Ned) Marco Polo Cycling Team
31 Eric Van Eekelen (Bel) Aliplast
32 Fouad Fellahi (Mor) Morocco                          5.50
33 Lucien Zongo (Bur) Burkina Faso A                    7.09
34 Simon Ngopang (Cam) Cameroon
35 Serge Pitouo (Cam) Cameroon                          7.19
36 Jean Ilboudo (Bur) Burkina Faso B                    8.34
37 Anthony Ravard (Fra) Loire Atlantique                9.43
38 Baptiste Bruhlet (Fra) Pays d'Allier
39 Xavier Vermeeren (Bel) Aliplast
40 Mahamadi Sawadogo (Bur) Burkina Faso B
41 Arnaud Vettier (Fra) Seine Maritime
42 Ronny Stes (Bel) Aliplast
43 Cyril Saez (Fra) Loire Atlantique
44 Damase Onguene (Cam) Cameroon
45 N'gatta Coulaibaly (ICo) Ivory Coast
46 Edmond Doucoure (Mal) Mali
47 Abdoulaye Traore (ICo) Ivory Coast
48 Mohammed Saïd El Ammoury (Mor) Morocco
49 Jérémie Dupas (Fra) Loire Atlantique                 9.52
50 Philippe Simonin (Fra) Pays d'Allier
51 Sylvain Despres (Fra) Pays d'Allier                  9.56
52 Marc Antoine Pauchet (Fra) Seine Maritime
53 Louis Euzet (Fra) Pays d'Allier                     12.25
54 Driss Anezroud (Mor) Morocco
55 Sessouma Abdoulaye (ICo) Ivory Coast
56 Abdoul Salam Ouedraogo (Bur) Burkina Faso B
57 Gado Yahaya (Nig) Niger
58 Sébastien Garcia (Fra) Supersport - 23 La Creuse
59 Karim Kabore (Bur) Burkina Faso B
60 Rodolphe Pradel (Fra) Supersport - 23 La Creuse
61 Cheick Ouman Diallo (Mal) Mali                      12.35
62 Simon Dona (Ned) Marco Polo Cycling Team
63 François Lavaleur (Fra) Seine Maritime
64 Gueswendé Sawadogo (Bur) Burkina Faso B             12.56
65 Siaka Diallo 1 (Mal) Mali                           17.57
66 S. B. Ibrahim Belem (Bur) Burkina Faso B            25.19
67 Abdoulaye Ibrahim (Nig) Niger                       27.55
68 Lionel Vedrine (Fra) Supersport - 23 La Creuse      30.00
69 Salia Diallo (Mal) Mali                             32.54
70 Famousso Souleymane (ICo) Ivory Coast               32.54
71 Mamadou Ouattara Sie (ICo) Ivory Coast              38.46
72 Kouame Eugene Lokossou (ICo) Ivory Coast
73 Gado Adamou (Nig) Niger
74 Siaka Diallo 2 (Mal) Mali
75 Abdoul Salam Zakari (Nig) Niger                     38.50
 
Points classification
 
1 Joost Legtenberg (Ned) Marco Polo Cycling Team          30 pts
2 Nicolas Gand (Fra) Seine Maritime                       27
3 Abdelati Saadoune (Mor) Morocco                         25
4 Johann Sorel (Fra) Seine Maritime                       23
5 Bram De Waard (Ned) Marco Polo Cycling Team             21
6 Philippe Lepeurien (Fra) Pays d'Allier                  19
7 Nathan Dahlberg (Nzl) Marco Polo Cycling Team           17
8 Gaylord Cumont (Fra) Seine Maritime                     15
9 Guillaume Retailleau (Fra) Loire Atlantique             13
10 R. Jérémie Ouedraogo (Bur) Burkina Faso A              11
11 Yves Beau (Fra) Pays d'Allier                          10
12 Patrice Hemroulle (Bel) Aliplast                        9
13 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Marco Polo Cycling Team        8
14 Martinien Tega (Cam) Cameroon                           7
15 Owono Owono (Cam) Cameroon                              6
16 Seydou Sanfo (Bur) Burkina Faso A                       5
17 Denis Flahaut (Fra) Supersport - 23 La Creuse           4
18 Saïdou Rouamba (Bur) Burkina Faso A                     3
19 Laurent Zongo (Bur) Burkina Faso A                      2
20 Dominique Pere (Fra) Supersport - 23 La Creuse          1
 
Sprints classification
 
1 Joost Legtenberg (Ned) Marco Polo Cycling Team           3 pts
2 Guillaume Retailleau (Fra) Loire Atlantique              2
3 Bram De Waard (Ned) Marco Polo Cycling Team              1
 
Teams classification
 
1 Marco Polo Cycling Team                            6.59.06
2 Seine Maritime                                        1.06
3 Maroc                                                10.39
4 Pays d'Allier                                        11.37
5 Loire Atlantique                                     12.41
6 Burkina Faso A                                       12.55
7 Cameroun                                             15.07
8 Aliplast                                             15.33
9 Supersport - 23 La Creuse                            22.51
10 Mali                                                27.07
11 Burkina Faso B                                      29.54
12 Côte d'Ivoire                                       31.03
13 Niger                                             1.18.18