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15th Tour du Faso - 2.5

Burkina Faso, October 31-November 11, 2001

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Stage 6b - November 6: Kaya - Ziniaré, 67.5 km

Thijs slips the leash

Steve Thijs of Belgium snuck away in the last kilometer to take the win of the second of today's stages, and once again the Marco Polo team defended the yellow jersey against all attackers.

Jérémy David and Johann Sorel launched the first attack, but once their gap had grown to a minute, Marco Polo put down the hammer and shortly after Sorel took the Hot Spot Sprint at 67.5km, he and David were captured.

Adil, El-Ammoury, Tega and Vemeeren were the next to try their hand, and suffered a similar fate a few kilometers later.

But the last escape of the day came from Steve Thijs and, timing his move to perfection, he got away in the last kilometer to easily win the stage.

Results

1 Steve Thijs (Bel) Aliplast                            1.34.43 (42.7km/h)
2 Dominique Pere (Fra) Supersport - 23 La Creuse           0.04
3 Anthony Ravard (Fra) Loire Atlantique
4 Nicolas Gand (Fra) Seine Maritime
5 Abdelati Saadoune (Mar) Morocco
6 Florian Joalland (Fra) Loire Atlantique
7 Joost Legtenberg (Ned) Marco Polo Cycling Team
8 Saïdou Rouamba (Bur) Burkina Faso A
9 Simon Ngopang (Cam) Cameroon
10 Guillaume Retailleau (Fra) Loire Atlantique
11 Hamado Pafadnam (Bur) Burkina Faso A
12 Johann Sorel (Fra) Seine Maritime
13 S. B. Ibrahim Belem (Bur) Burkina Faso B
14 Abdoul Salam Ouedraogo (Bur) Burkina Faso B
15 Patrice Hemroulle (Bel) Aliplast
16 Xavier Vermeeren (Bel) Aliplast
17 Seydou Sanfo (Bur) Burkina Faso A
18 Abdoulaye Ibrahim (Nig) Niger
19 Jérémy David (Fra) Loire Atlantique                     0.08
20 Serge Pitouo (Cam) Cameroon
21 Laurent Zongo (Bur) Burkina Faso A
22 Martinien Tega (Cam) Cameroon
23 Mahamadi Sawadogo (Bur) Burkina Faso B
24 Jérémie Dupas (Fra) Loire Atlantique
25 Salia Diallo (Mal) Mali
26 Karim Kabore (Bur) Burkina Faso B
27 Bram De Waard (Ned) Marco Polo Cycling Team
28 N'gatta Coulaibaly (ICo) Ivory Coast
29 Arnaud Vettier (Fra) Seine Maritime
30 Cyril Saez (Fra) Loire Atlantique
31 Ronny Stes (Bel) Aliplast
32 Philippe Lepeurien (Fra) Pays d'Allier
33 Gaylord Cumont (Fra) Seine Maritime
34 Rodolphe Pradel (Fra) Supersport - 23 La Creuse
35 Driss Anezroud (Mar) Morocco
36 Philippe Simonin (Fra) Pays d'Allier
37 Famousso Souleymane (ICo) Ivory Coast
38 Nathan Dahlberg (Nzl) Marco Polo Cycling Team
39 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Marco Polo Cycling Team
40 Abdoulaye Traore (ICo) Ivory Coast
41 Jelloul Adil (Mar) Morocco
42 Mohammed Er-Ragragui (Mar) Morocco
43 François Talla (Cam) Cameroon
44 Christof Marien (Bel) Aliplast
45 R. Jérémie Ouedraogo (Bur) Burkina Faso A
46 Eric Van Eekelen (Bel) Aliplast
47 Simon Dona (Ned) Marco Polo Cycling Team
48 Owono Owono (Cam) Cameroon
49 Sylvain Despres (Fra) Pays d'Allier
50 Mohammed Saïd El Ammoury (Mar) Morocco                  0.24
51 Lucien Zongo (Bur) Burkina Faso A
52 Jean Ilboudo (Bur) Burkina Faso B
53 Edmond Doucoure (Mal) Mali
54 Mamadou Ouattara Sie (ICo) Ivory Coast                  8.28
55 Marc Antoine Pauchet (Fra) Seine Maritime
 
Overall classification after stage 6b
 
1 Joost Legtenberg (Ned) Marco Polo Cycling Team       17.41.41
2 Abdelati Saadoune (Mar) Morocco                          0.20
3 Bram De Waard (Ned) Marco Polo Cycling Team              0.21
4 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Marco Polo Cycling Team         0.22
5 Nathan Dahlberg (Nzl) Marco Polo Cycling Team            0.59
6 Mohammed Er-Ragragui (Mar) Morocco                       2.56
7 Dominique Pere (Fra) Supersport - 23 La Creuse           5.50
8 Florian Joalland (Fra) Loire Atlantique                  5.53
9 Patrice Hemroulle (Bel) Aliplast                         7.46
10 Johann Sorel (Fra) Seine Maritime                       9.17
11 Nicolas Gand (Fra) Seine Maritime                       9.50
12 Philippe Lepeurien (Fra) Pays d'Allier                  9.59
13 Guillaume Retailleau (Fra) Loire Atlantique            11.53
14 Martinien Tega (Cam) Cameroon                          14.46
15 Saïdou Rouamba (Bur) Burkina Faso A                    15.25
16 Serge Pitouo (Cam) Cameroon                            17.05
17 Gaylord Cumont (Fra) Seine Maritime                    17.41
18 R. Jérémie Ouedraogo (Bur) Burkina Faso A              18.12
19 Mahamadi Sawadogo (Bur) Burkina Faso B                 18.35
20 Anthony Ravard (Fra) Loire Atlantique                  18.42
21 Jérémie Dupas (Fra) Loire Atlantique                   19.51
22 Christof Marien (Bel) Aliplast                         20.08
23 Jérémy David (Fra) Loire Atlantique                    21.39
24 Jelloul Adil (Mar) Morocco                             21.51
25 Seydou Sanfo (Bur) Burkina Faso A                      22.21
26 Ronny Stes (Bel) Aliplast                              25.47
27 N'gatta Coulaibaly (ICo) Ivory Coast                   25.53
28 Driss Anezroud (Mar) Morocco                           28.27
29 Mohammed Saïd El Ammoury (Mar) Morocco                 30.51
30 Philippe Simonin (Fra) Pays d'Allier                   32.14
31 Sylvain Despres (Fra) Pays d'Allier                    33.31
32 Laurent Zongo (Bur) Burkina Faso A                     34.00
33 Cyril Saez (Fra) Loire Atlantique                      34.05
34 Hamado Pafadnam (Bur) Burkina Faso A                   35.03
35 François Talla (Cam) Cameroon                          35.19
36 Simon Dona (Ned) Marco Polo Cycling Team               37.44
37 Karim Kabore (Bur) Burkina Faso B                      38.00
38 Jean Ilboudo (Bur) Burkina Faso B                      38.26
39 Marc Antoine Pauchet (Fra) Seine Maritime              38.43
40 Arnaud Vettier (Fra) Seine Maritime                    47.40
41 Eric Van Eekelen (Bel) Aliplast                        47.47
42 Lucien Zongo (Bur) Burkina Faso A                      48.09
43 Owono Owono (Cam) Cameroon                             48.19
44 Steve Thijs (Bel) Aliplast                             52.51
45 Abdoul Salam Ouedraogo (Bur) Burkina Faso B            54.28
46 Abdoulaye Traore (ICo) Ivory Coast                     57.55
47 Xavier Vermeeren (Bel) Aliplast                      1.00.27
48 Edmond Doucoure (Mal) Mali                           1.00.44
49 Rodolphe Pradel (Fra) Supersport - 23 La Creuse      1.01.55
50 Famousso Souleymane (ICo) Ivory Coast                1.01.56
51 Abdoulaye Ibrahim (Nig) Niger                        1.02.19
52 Simon Ngopang (Cam) Cameroon                         1.18.00
53 S. B. Ibrahim Belem (Bur) Burkina Faso B             1.21.01
54 Salia Diallo (Mal) Mali                              1.22.02
55 Mamadou Ouattara Sie (ICo) Ivory Coast               2.07.23
 
Points classification
 
1 Joost Legtenberg (Ned) Marco Polo Cycling Team            112
2 Anthony Ravard (Fra) Loire Atlantique                      84
3 Johann Sorel (Fra) Seine Maritime                          77
4 Seydou Sanfo (Bur) Burkina Faso A                          72
5 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Marco Polo Cycling Team           69
6 Nicolas Gand (Fra) Seine Maritime                          65
7 Bram De Waard (Ned) Marco Polo Cycling Team                77
8 Christof Marien (Bel) Aliplast                             60
9 Abdelati Saadoune (Mar) Morocco                            60
10 Patrice Hemroulle (Bel) Aliplast                          49
11 Hamado Pafadnam (Bur) Burkina Faso A                      49
12 Dominique Pere (Fra) Supersport - 23 La Creuse            47
13 Florian Joalland (Fra) Loire Atlantique                   46
14 Mohammed Er-Ragragui (Mar) Morocco                        40
15 Gaylord Cumont (Fra) Seine Maritime                       39
16 Martinien Tega (Cam) Cameroon                             37
17 R. Jérémie Ouedraogo (Bur) Burkina Faso A                 32
18 Saïdou Rouamba (Bur) Burkina Faso A                       30
19 Laurent Zongo (Bur) Burkina Faso A                        29
20 Nathan Dahlberg (Nzl) Marco Polo Cycling Team             28
21 Eric Van Eekelen (Bel) Aliplast                           25
22 Steve Thijs (Bel) Aliplast                                25
23 Guillaume Retailleau (Fra) Loire Atlantique               25
24 Philippe Lepeurien (Fra) Pays d'Allier                    20
25 Lucien Zongo (Bur) Burkina Faso A                         19
26 Famousso Souleymane (ICo) Ivory Coast                     16
27 Mahamadi Sawadogo (Bur) Burkina Faso B                    13
28 Philippe Simonin (Fra) Pays d'Allier                      13
29 Karim Kabore (Bur) Burkina Faso B                         12
30 Jérémy David (Fra) Loire Atlantique                        9
31 Jérémie Dupas (Fra) Loire Atlantique                       8
32 Abdoul Salam Ouedraogo (Bur) Burkina Faso B                6
33 Owono Owono (Cam) Cameroon                                 6
34 N'gatta Coulaibaly (ICo) Ivory Coast                       5
35 Jelloul Adil (Mar) Morocco                                 4
36 Driss Anezroud (Mar) Morocco                               2
37 Serge Pitouo (Cam) Cameroon                                1
 
Team classification
 
1 Marco Polo Cycling Team                              53.02.04
2 A.C.C. Maroc                                            28.10
3 Loire Atlantique                                        35.31
4 Seine Maritime                                          39.26
5 Aliplast                                                42.38
6 Pays d'Allier                                           47.49
7 Burkina Faso A                                          57.14
8 Cameroun                                              1.07.58
9 Burkina Faso B                                        1.29.25
10 Côte d'Ivoire                                        1.59.01