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15th Tour du Faso - 2.5

Burkina Faso, October 31-November 11, 2001

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Stage 4 - November 3: Ouagadougou - Ouahigouya, 173.5 km

Mohammed Er-Ragragui gives Morocco its first win

Moroccan rider Mohammed Er-Ragragui broke the European run of stage victories when he took the fourth stage of the Tour du Faso, a 173.5 kilometre journey from Ouagadougou to Ouahigouya. In a two man sprint, he beat stage 2 winner Maarten Tjallingii (Marco Polo), with the next group of 8 riders coming in at 2'48, containing race leader Joost Legtenberg (Marco Polo), who won the sprint for third.

After a slow start to the stage (due to road works), the peloton broke up in the strong winds. A group of 12 was formed at the front, which would never be caught: Mahamadi Sawadogo (Burkina B), Mohammed Er-Ragragui and Abdelati Saadoune (Morocco), Florian Joalland (Loire Atlantique), Yves Beau (Pays d'Allier), Dominique Père (Supersport-23 La Creuse), Nathan Dahlberg, Joost Legtenberg, Bram De Waard, Maarten Tjallingii (all Marco Polo, Christof Marien and Patrice Hemroulle (both Aliplast).

Marco Polo CC was once again very strongly represented, and the gap grew rapidly to . Joost Legtenberg increased his grip on the yellow jersey at the second sprint (km 131), gaining a three second time bonus. His teammate Tjallingii attacked shortly afterwards, taking only Mohammed Er-Ragragui with him. The two gained nearly a three minute advantage by the finish, but Er-Ragragui had the best legs and prevented the Marco Polo team from taking its third stage win.

Results

1 Mohammed Er-Ragragui (Mor) Morocco                    3.48.33 (45.5 km/h)
2 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Marco Polo Cycling Team
3 Joost Legtenberg (Ned) Marco Polo Cycling Team           2.48
4 Yves Beau (Fra) Pays d'Allier
5 Dominique Pere (Fra) Supersport - 23 La Creuse
6 Abdelati Saadoune (Mor) Morocco
7 Florian Joalland (Fra) Loire Atlantique
8 Bram De Waard (Ned) Marco Polo Cycling Team
9 Mahamadi Sawadogo (Bur) Burkina Faso B
10 Nathan Dahlberg (Nzl) Marco Polo Cycling Team
11 Patrice Hemroulle (Bel) Aliplast                        8.31
12 Christof Marien (Bel) Aliplast
13 Martinien Tega (Cam) Cameroon                          12.10
14 Anthony Ravard (Fra) Loire Atlantique
15 Nicolas Gand (Fra) Seine Maritime                      12.12
16 Johann Sorel (Fra) Seine Maritime                      12.17
17 Saïdou Rouamba (Bur) Burkina Faso A
18 Philippe Simonin (Fra) Pays d'Allier
19 Jérémie Dupas (Fra) Loire Atlantique
20 Philippe Lepeurien (Fra) Pays d'Allier
21 Serge Pitouo (Cam) Cameroon
22 Guillaume Retailleau (Fra) Loire Atlantique            12.21
23 Driss Anezroud (Mor) Morocco                           18.33
24 Cyril Saez (Fra) Loire Atlantique                      18.35
25 Jérémy David (Fra) Loire Atlantique
26 R. Jérémie Ouedraogo (Bur) Burkina Faso A
27 Ronny Stes (Bel) Aliplast
28 N'gatta Coulaibaly (ICo) Ivory Coast
29 Marc Antoine Pauchet (Fra) Seine Maritime
30 Jelloul Adil (Mor) Morocco
31 Simon Dona (Ned) Marco Polo Cycling Team               19.05
32 Gaylord Cumont (Fra) Seine Maritime                    19.09
33 Seydou Sanfo (Bur) Burkina Faso A                      19.21
34 Mohammed Saïd El Ammoury (Mor) Morocco                 19.23
35 Sylvain Despres (Fra) Pays d'Allier                    19.25
36 Famousso Souleymane (ICo) Ivory Coast                  28.06
37 Karim Kabore (Bur) Burkina Faso B
38 Laurent Zongo (Bur) Burkina Faso A                     32.01
39 Jean Ilboudo (Bur) Burkina Faso B
40 Simon Ngopang (Cam) Cameroon
41 Abdoulaye Ibrahim (Nig) Niger
42 François Talla (Cam) Cameroon
43 Hamado Pafadnam (Bur) Burkina Faso A                   32.07
44 Edmond Doucoure (Mal) Mali                             39.32
45 Owono Owono (Cam) Cameroon
46 Mamadou Ouattara Sie (ICo) Ivory Coast
47 Kouame Eugene Lokossou (ICo) Ivory Coast
48 Rodolphe Pradel (Fra) Supersport - 23 La Creuse
49 Sessouma Abdoulaye (ICo) Ivory Coast
50 Arnaud Vettier (Fra) Seine Maritime
51 S. B. Ibrahim Belem (Bur) Burkina Faso B
52 Abdoulaye Traore (ICo) Ivory Coast
53 Lucien Zongo (Bur) Burkina Faso A
54 Abdoul Salam Ouedraogo (Bur) Burkina Faso B
55 Xavier Vermeeren (Bel) Aliplast
56 Salia Diallo (Mal) Mali                                42.28
57 Eric Van Eekelen (Bel) Aliplast                        45.38
58 Steve Thijs (Bel) Aliplast                             46.24
 
Teams
 
1 Marco Polo Cycling Team                              11.31.15
2 Maroc                                                   15.45
3 Loire Atlantique                                        21.39
4 Pays d'Allier                                           21.46
5 Aliplast                                                30.01
6 Seine Maritime                                          37.28
7 Burkina Faso A                                          44.37
8 Cameroun                                                50.52
9 Burkina Faso B                                          57.19
10 Côte d'Ivoire                                        1.20.37
 
General classification after stage 4
 
1 Joost Legtenberg (Ned) Marco Polo Cycling Team       11.51.52
2 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Marco Polo Cycling Team         0.18
3 Abdelati Saadoune (Mor) Morocco                          0.20
4 Bram De Waard (Ned) Marco Polo Cycling Team0.23
5 Nathan Dahlberg (Nzl) Marco Polo Cycling Team            0.35
6 Yves Beau (Fra) Pays d'Allier                            2.42
7 Mohammed Er-Ragragui (Mor) Morocco                       2.52
8 Dominique Pere (Fra) Supersport - 23 La Creuse           5.54
9 Florian Joalland (Fra) Loire Atlantique                  5.55
10 Patrice Hemroulle (Bel) Aliplast                        7.46
11 Johann Sorel (Fra) Seine Maritime                       9.49
12 Nicolas Gand (Fra) Seine Maritime                       9.50
13 Philippe Lepeurien (Fra) Pays d'Allier                  9.55
14 Mahamadi Sawadogo (Bur) Burkina Faso B                 10.20
15 Guillaume Retailleau (Fra) Loire Atlantique            11.53
16 Martinien Tega (Cam) Cameroon                          14.42
17 Saïdou Rouamba (Bur) Burkina Faso A                    15.25
18 Serge Pitouo (Cam) Cameroon                            17.01
19 Gaylord Cumont (Fra) Seine Maritime                    18.02
20 R. Jérémie Ouedraogo (Bur) Burkina Faso A              18.35
21 Anthony Ravard (Fra) Loire Atlantique                  19.18
22 Philippe Simonin (Fra) Pays d'Allier                   19.34
23 Jérémie Dupas (Fra) Loire Atlantique                   19.47
24 Christof Marien (Bel) Aliplast                         20.51
25 Jérémy David (Fra) Loire Atlantique                    21.37
26 Jelloul Adil (Mor) Morocco                             21.47
27 Seydou Sanfo (Bur) Burkina Faso A                      22.23
28 Ronny Stes (Bel) Aliplast                              25.43
29 Cyril Saez (Fra) Loire Atlantique                      25.43
30 N'gatta Coulaibaly (ICo) Ivory Coast                   25.49
31 Marc Antoine Pauchet (Fra) Seine Maritime              26.52
32 Mohammed Saïd El Ammoury (Mor) Morocco                 27.37
33 Driss Anezroud (Mor) Morocco                           28.23
34 Simon Dona (Ned) Marco Polo Cycling Team               29.27
35 Sylvain Despres (Fra) Pays d'Allier                    33.14
36 Laurent Zongo (Bur) Burkina Faso A                     33.43
37 François Talla (Cam) Cameroon                          35.02
38 Hamado Pafadnam (Bur) Burkina Faso A                   35.05
39 Karim Kabore (Bur) Burkina Faso B                      37.56
40 Jean Ilboudo (Bur) Burkina Faso B                      38.06
41 Owono Owono (Cam) Cameroon                             42.56
42 Lucien Zongo (Bur) Burkina Faso A                      44.47
43 Arnaud Vettier (Fra) Seine Maritime                    47.36
44 Xavier Vermeeren (Bel) Aliplast                        47.41
45 Eric Van Eekelen (Bel) Aliplast                        47.43
46 Steve Thijs (Bel) Aliplast                             49.26
47 Edmond Doucoure (Mal) Mali                             49.40
48 Rodolphe Pradel (Fra) Supersport - 23 La Creuse        54.01
49 Abdoul Salam Ouedraogo (Bur) Burkina Faso B            54.28
50 Abdoulaye Traore (ICo) Ivory Coast                     56.08
51 Sessouma Abdoulaye (ICo) Ivory Coast                   56.41
52 Famousso Souleymane (ICo) Ivory Coast                  58.25
53 Abdoulaye Ibrahim (Nig) Niger                          58.52
54 Simon Ngopang (Cam) Cameroon                         1.09.54
55 Kouame Eugene Lokossou (ICo) Ivory Coast             1.15.57
56 S. B. Ibrahim Belem (Bur) Burkina Faso B             1.17.34
57 Salia Diallo (Mal) Mali                              1.20.06
58 Mamadou Ouattara Sie (ICo) Ivory Coast               1.49.13
 
Points classification
 
1 Joost Legtenberg (Ned) Marco Polo Cycling Team            103 pts
2 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Marco Polo Cycling Team           65
3 Johann Sorel (Fra) Seine Maritime                          52
4 Abdelati Saadoune (Mor) Morocco                            52
5 Nicolas Gand (Fra) Seine Maritime                          50
6 Yves Beau (Fra) Pays d'Allier                              50
7 Patrice Hemroulle (Bel) Aliplast                           49
8 Seydou Sanfo (Bur) Burkina Faso A                          45
9 Mohammed Er-Ragragui (Mor) Morocco                         40
10 Anthony Ravard (Fra) Loire Atlantique                     39
11 Bram De Waard (Ned) Marco Polo Cycling Team               38
12 Hamado Pafadnam (Bur) Burkina Faso A                      36
13 Florian Joalland (Fra) Loire Atlantique                   31
14 Laurent Zongo (Bur) Burkina Faso A                        29
15 Nathan Dahlberg (Nzl) Marco Polo Cycling Team             28
16 Eric Van Eekelen (Bel) Aliplast                           25
17 Dominique Pere (Fra) Supersport - 23 La Creuse            23
18 Saïdou Rouamba (Bur) Burkina Faso A                       22
19 Philippe Lepeurien (Fra) Pays d'Allier                    20
20 Martinien Tega (Cam) Cameroon                             20
21 Christof Marien (Bel) Aliplast                            18
22 Famousso Souleymane (ICo) Ivory Coast                     16
23 Gaylord Cumont (Fra) Seine Maritime                       15
24 Mahamadi Sawadogo (Bur) Burkina Faso B                    13
25 Guillaume Retailleau (Fra) Loire Atlantique               13
26 R. Jérémie Ouedraogo (Bur) Burkina Faso A                 11
27 Karim Kabore (Bur) Burkina Faso B                         11
28 Steve Thijs (Bel) Aliplast                                10
29 Owono Owono (Cam) Cameroon                                 6
30 Abdoul Salam Ouedraogo (Bur) Burkina Faso B                6
31 Philippe Simonin (Fra) Pays d'Allier                       6
32 N'gatta Coulaibaly (ICo) Ivory Coast                       5
33 Jérémy David (Fra) Loire Atlantique                        4
34 Driss Anezroud (Mor) Morocco                               2
35 Jérémie Dupas (Fra) Loire Atlantique                       2
36 Serge Pitouo (Cam) Cameroon                                1
 
Sprints classification
 
1 Christof Marien (Bel) Aliplast                             10 pts
2 Joost Legtenberg (Ned) Marco Polo Cycling Team              6
3 Patrice Hemroulle (Bel) Aliplast                            5
4 Lucien Zongo (Bur) Burkina Faso A                           3
5 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Marco Polo Cycling Team            3
6 Bram De Waard (Ned) Marco Polo Cycling Team                 3
7 Dominique Pere (Fra) Supersport - 23 La Creuse              2
8 Laurent Zongo (Bur) Burkina Faso A                          2
9 Guillaume Retailleau (Fra) Loire Atlantique                 2
10 Abdelati Saadoune (Mor) Morocco                            2
11 Florian Joalland (Fra) Loire Atlantique                    1
12 Kouame Eugene Lokossou (ICo) Ivory Coast                   1
13 François Talla (Cam) Cameroon                              1
14 Eric Van Eekelen (Bel) Aliplast                            1
 
Teams classification
 
1 Marco Polo Cycling Team                              35.32.29
2 Maroc                                                   28.10
3 Pays d'Allier                                           35.09
4 Loire Atlantique                                        36.06
5 Seine Maritime                                          40.20
6 Aliplast                                                43.17
7 Burkina Faso A                                          58.12
8 Cameroun                                              1.07.45
9 Burkina Faso B                                        1.29.29
10 Côte d'Ivoire                                        1.53.47