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86th Milano-Torino - 1.1

Italy, October 17, 2001

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Celestino crowns his season

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Celestino triumphs
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Mirko Celestino (Saeco) is finishing his season like he started it in the Trofeo Laigueglia, with a victory. From a three man breakaway, Celestino out sprinted Swiss rider Niki Aebersold (Team Coast) and Eddy Mazzoleni (Tacconi Sport) at the end of the 203 kilometre Milano-Torino, the oldest one day race on the Italian calendar.

The race was run at a high average speed of 45.7 km/h, after the first hour saw 46.8 kilometres covered. The attacks were constant, with Strazzer, Gobbi, Bertoletti, Di Fresco, Clain, and Rund all trying early attempts, before Aebersold, Ferrari and Lelekin got away for a short time during the second hour. After 86 kilometres of racing, it was all back together due to the relentless pace.

Andrea Tafi (Mapei) tried his hand, gaining up to 38 seconds on the first part of the peloton, but he was caught before the feed zone at km 106. The attacks didn't let up, and at km 139 there was an important move by Chris Peers, Jan Hruska and Diego Ferrari, who were joined by Paolo Valoti. Although they were caught, this caused a split in the peloton with a group of 26 leading the main part by 30 seconds with approximately 50 kilometres to go.
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On the podium
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The determined chase was led by Fassa Bortolo and Alexia, and they succeeded in bringing the group back together. Then it was the turn of Piotr Wadecki (Domo), who attacked twice in the next 30 kilometres. Di Luca, Luttenberger, Axelsson, Bartoli and Belli were all active inside the final 20 kilometres, and were caught on the Colle di Superga by Casagrande, Lanfranchi, Aebersold and Mazzoleni.

Even this group of nine wasn't the final break, being recaptured on the descent by the group. The attacks continued until the last kilometre, when Celestino, Aebersold and Mazzoleni finally escaped, with Celestino having the quickest legs of the three to hold 1998 winner Aebersold to second place.

Results - 203 km

1 Mirko Celestino (Ita) Saeco Macchine Per Caffe'    4.25.06 (45.719 km/h)
2 Niki Aebersold (Swi) Team Coast
3 Eddy Mazzoleni (Ita) Tacconi Sport-Vini Caldirola
4 Tomas Konecny (Cze) Domo-Farm Frites                  0.04
5 Fabio Sacchi (Ita) Saeco Macchine Per Caffe'
6 Raphael Schweda (Ger) Team Coast
7 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Rabobank
8 Mykhaylo Khalilov (Ukr) Selle Italia-Pacific
9 Matthé Pronk (Ned) Rabobank
10 Peter Luttenberger (Aut) Tacconi Sport-Vini Caldirola
11 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Cantina Tollo Acqua & Sapone
12 Paolo Lanfranchi (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step
13 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski
14 Rolf Huser (Swi) Team Coast
15 Nico Mattan (Bel) Cofidis
16 Andrea Tafi (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step
17 Christophe Brandt (Bel) Lotto-Adecco
18 Cadel Evans (Aus) Saeco Macchine Per Caffe'
19 Maximilian Sciandri (GBr) Lampre-Daikin
20 Peter Farazijn (Bel) Cofidis
21 Vladimir Duma (Ukr) Ceramiche Panaria-Fiordo
22 Uros Murn (Slo) Mobilvetta Design-Formaggi Trentini
23 Piotr Wadecki (Pol) Domo-Farm Frites
24 Eladio Jimenez Sanchez (Spa) iBanesto.com
25 Mirko Puglioli (Ita) Amore & Vita-Beretta
26 Richard Virenque (Fra) Domo-Farm Frites
27 Devis Miorin (Ita) Mobilvetta Design-Formaggi Trentini
28 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank
29 Mauro Gianetti (Swi) Team Coast
30 Gianni Faresin (Ita) Liquigas-Pata
31 Gilberto Simoni (Ita) Lampre-Daikin
32 Michael Rasmussen (Den) CSC Tiscali
33 Stefano Cattai (Ita) Liquigas-Pata
34 Gian Mario Ortenzi (Ita) Mercatone Uno-Stream TV
35 Isidro Nozal Vega (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski
36 Michele Bartoli (Ita) Fassa Bortolo
37 Jan Hruska (Cze) O.N.C.E.-Eroski
38 Kurt Van De Wouwer (Bel) Lotto-Adecco
39 Francisco Mancebo Perez (Spa) iBanesto.com
40 Nicklas Axelsson (Swe) Alessio
41 Axel Merckx (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites                   0.10
42 Francesco Casagrande (Ita) Fassa Bortolo             0.13
43 Inigo Cuesta Lopez De Castro (Spa) Cofidis           0.17
44 Wladimir Belli (Ita) Fassa Bortolo
45 Ruggero Borghi (Ita) Tacconi Sport-Vini Caldirola
46 Daniele Nardello (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step
47 Massimo Codol (Ita) Lampre-Daikin
48 Gianluca Valoti (Ita) Alexia Alluminio
49 Mikel Zarrabeitia (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski
50 Cristian Gasperoni (Ita) Cantina Tollo Acqua & Sapone
51 Tadej Valjavec (Slo) Fassa Bortolo
52 Aitor Osa Eizaguirre (Spa) iBanesto.com
53 Santiago Blanco Gil (Spa) iBanesto.com
54 Thomas Leaper (Aus) Ceramiche Panaria-Fiordo         0.57
55 Filippo Simeoni (Ita) Cantina Tollo Acqua & Sapon    1.48
56 Jorg Jaksche (Ger) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                   1.56
57 Fredy Gonzalez Martinez (Col) Selle Italia-Pacific
58 Denis Lunghi (Ita) Team Colpack-Astro
59 J.Michel Tessier (Fra) Cofidis
60 Alberto Ongarato (Ita) Mobilvetta Design-Formaggi    2.01
61 Nicki Sorensen (Den) CSC Tiscali
62 Maurizio Caravaggio (Ita) Mercatone Uno-Stream TV
63 Fernando Escartin (Spa) Team Coast
64 Igor Pugaci (Mda) Saeco Macchine Per Caffe'
65 Médéric Clain (Fra) Cofidis                          2.50
66 Csaba Szekeres (Hun) Selle Italia-Pacific
67 Ivan Gotti (Ita) Alessio                             2.53
68 David Arroyo Duran (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski
69 Michael Blaudzun (Den) CSC Tiscali
70 Marius Sabaliauskas (Ltu) Saeco Macchine Per Caffe'
71 Glenn D'hollander (Bel) Lotto-Adecco                 4.25
72 Daniele Righi (Ita) Alexia Alluminio                 4.38
73 Serhiy Honchar (Ukr) Liquigas-Pata
74 Massimo Giunti (Ita) Cantina Tollo Acqua & Sapone
75 David George (RSA) Tacconi Sport-Vini Caldirola      5.34
76 Fausto Dotti (Ita) Liquigas-Pata                     5.51
77 Giuseppe Di Fresco (Ita) Mercatone Uno-Stream TV
78 René Joergensen (Den) CSC Tiscali
79 Chris Peers (Bel) Cofidis
80 Aitor Garmendia Arbilla (Spa) Team Coast
81 Marco Serpellini (Ita) Lampre-Daikin
82 Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) iBanesto.com
83 Eugeni Petrov (Rus) Mapei-Quick Step
84 Kurt Van Lancker (Bel) Lotto-Adecco                  6.31
85 Jorg Ludewig (Ger) Saeco Macchine Per Caffe'         7.22
86 Ivan Basso (Ita) Fassa Bortolo
87 Michele Colleoni (Ita) Team Colpack-Astro
88 Daniele De Paoli (Ita) Mercatone Uno-Stream TV
89 Gianluca Tonetti (Ita) Selle Italia-Pacific
90 Marco Gili (Ita) Tacconi Sport-Vini Caldirola
91 Thorwald Veneberg (Ned) Rabobank
92 Marcellino Garcia Alonso (Spa) CSC Tiscali           9.33
93 José Vincente Garcia (Spa) iBanesto.com
94 Cristiano Frattini (Ita) Liquigas-Pata
95 Diego Ferrari (Ita) Tacconi Sport-Vini Caldirola
96 Dariusz Baranowski (Pol) iBanesto.com
97 Oscar Pozzi (Ita) Fassa Bortolo
98 Bjarke Nielsen (Den) CSC Tiscali
99 Michele Gobbi (Ita) Mobilvetta Design-Formaggi Trentini
100 Seweryn Kohut (Pol) Amore & Vita-Beretta
101 Slawomir Kohut (Pol) Amore & Vita-Beretta
102 Mauro Gerosa (Ita) Tacconi Sport-Vini Caldirola
103 Alessandro Bertolini (Ita) Alessio                 11.58
104 Jan Boven (Ned) Rabobank
105 Dave Bruylandts (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites
106 Bram De Groot (Ned) Rabobank
107 Simone Bertoletti (Ita) Lampre-Daikin
108 Simone Masciarelli (Ita) Cantina Tollo Acqua & Sapone
109 Aleksandar Nikacevic (Yug) Alessio
110 Alessandro Cortinovis (Ita) Team Colpack-Astro
111 Fabio Bulgarelli (Ita) Team Colpack-Astro
112 Massimiliano Mori (Ita) Saeco Macchine Per Caffe'
113 Marcel Duijn (Ned) Rabobank
114 Rolf Sorensen (Den) CSC Tiscali
115 Roberto Conti (Ita) Cantina Tollo Acqua & Sapone
116 Wim Van Huffel (Bel) Lotto-Adecco
117 Giacomo Battistel (Ita) Alexia Alluminio
118 Mauro Radaelli (Ita) Tacconi Sport-Vini Caldirola
119 Luca Mazzanti (Ita) Fassa Bortolo
120 Kiril Pospyeyev (Ukr) Cantina Tollo Acqua & Sapone
121 Leonardo Scarselli (Ita) Selle Italia-Pacific
122 Romans Vainsteins (Lat) Domo-Farm Frites
123 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step
124 Guido Trenti (USA) Cantina Tollo Acqua & Sapone
125 Thorsten Rund (Ger) Team Coast
126 Anton Chantyr (Rus) Team Coast
127 Addy Engels (Ned) Rabobank
128 Paolo Valoti (Ita) Alessio
129 Alexandre Shefer (Kaz) Alessio
130 Luca De Angeli (Ita) Mercatone Uno-Stream TV
131 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Alessio
132 Raffaele Ferrara (Ita) Alessio
133 Domenico Romano (Ita) Ceramiche Panaria-Fiordo
134 Claude Lamour (Fra) Cofidis
135 Giancarlo Raimondi (Ita) Liquigas-Pata

Starters: 178
Finishers: 135

Start List

Alessio                            Alexia Alluminio
 
1 Nicklas Axelsson (Swe)           9 Dario Andriotto (Ita)
2 Alessandro Bertolini (Ita)       10 Giacomo Battistel (Ita)
3 Pietro Caucchioli (Ita)          11 Alessandro Guerra (Ita)
4 Raffaele Ferrara (Ita)           12 Daniele Righi (Ita)
5 Franco Pellizotti (Ita)          13 Antonio Salomone (Ita)
6 Alexandre Shefer (Kaz)           14 Corrado Serina (Ita)
7 Paolo Valoti (Ita)               15 Gianluca Valoti (Ita)
8 Mauro Zanetti (Ita)              16 Mauro Zinetti (Ita)
 
Amore & Vita-Beretta               Cantina Tollo-Acqua&Sapone
 
17 Faat Zakirov (Rus)              25 Danilo Di Luca (Ita)
18 Seweryn Kohut (Pol)             26 Cristian Gasperoni (Ita)
19 Slawomir Kohut (Pol)            27 Massimo Giunti (Ita)
20 Mirko Puglioli (Ita)            28 Ruggero Marzoli (Ita)
21 Simone Leporatti (Ita)          29 Simone Masciarelli (Ita)
22 Alessandro Frau (Ita)           30 Kiril Pospyeyev (Ukr)
23 Massimiliano Martini (Ita)      31 Filippo Simeoni (Ita)
24 Giacomo Cariulo (Ita)           32 Guido Trenti (USA)
 
Ceramiche Panaria-Fiordo           Cofidis
 
33 Giuliano Figueras (Ita)         41 Daniel Atienza (Spa)
34 Vladimir Duma (Ukr)             42 Inigo Cuesta Lopez De Castro (Spa)
35 Antonio Varriale (Ita)          43 Peter Farazijn (Bel)
36 Nathan O'Neill (Aus)            44 Massimiliano Lelli (Ita)
37 Sergiy Matveyev (Ukr)           45 Nico Mattan (Bel)
38 Domenico Romano (Ita)           46 Chris Peers (Bel)
39 Filippo Perfetto (Ita)          47 J.Michel Tessier (Fra)
40 Yaugeni Syniuskine (Blr)        48 Nicolas Andre (Fra)
 
Team CSC-Tiscali                   Domo-Farm Frites
 
49 Michael Blaudzun (Den)          57 Dave Bruylandts (Bel)
50 Marcellino Garcia Alonso (Spa)  58 Enrico Cassani (Ita)
51 Danny Jonasson (Den)            59 Marco Milesi (Ita)
52 René Joergensen (Den)           60 Romans Vainsteins (Lat)
53 Jacob Moe Rasmussen (Den)       61 Richard Virenque (Fra)
54 Michael Rasmussen (Den)         62 Axel Merckx (Bel)
55 Nicki Sorensen (Den)            63 Piotr Wadecki (Pol)
56 Rolf Sorensen (Den)             64 Tomas Konecny (Cze)
 
Fassa Bortolo                      iBanesto.com
 
65 Ivan Basso (Ita)                73 Dariusz Baranowski (Pol)
66 Wladimir Belli (Ita)            74 Santiago Blanco Gil (Spa)
67 Francesco Casagrande (Ita)      75 José Vincente Garcia (Spa)
68 Dmitri Konyshev (Rus)           76 Eladio Jimenez Sanchez (Spa)
69 Luca Mazzanti (Ita)             77 José Maria Jimenez Sastre (Spa)
70 Michele Bartoli (Ita)           78 Francisco Mancebo Perez (Spa)
71 Oscar Pozzi (Ita)               79 Aitor Osa Eizaguirre (Spa)
72 Tadej Valjavec (Slo)            80 Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa)
 
Lampre-Daikin                      Liquigas-Pata
 
81 Gilberto Simoni (Ita)           89 Davide Rebellin (Ita)
82 Simone Bertoletti (Ita)         90 Gianni Faresin (Ita)
83 Massimo Codol (Ita)             91 Serhiy Honchar (Ukr)
84 Marco Pinotti (Ita)             92 Gorazd Stangelj (Slo)
85 Mariano Piccoli (Ita)           93 Cristiano Frattini (Ita)
86 Maximilian Sciandri (GBr)       94 Fabio Malberti (Ita)
87 Zbigniew Spruch (Pol)           95 Fausto Dotti (Ita)
88 Marco Serpellini (Ita)          96 Stefano Cattai (Ita)
 
Lotto-Adecco                       Mapei-Quick Step
 
97 Mario Aerts (Bel)               105 Davide Bramati (Ita)
98 Serge Baguet (Bel)              106 Fabian Cancellara (Swi)
99 Christophe Brandt (Bel)         107 Dario David Cioni (Ita)
100 Glenn D'hollander (Bel)        108 Daniele Nardello (Ita)
101 Guennadi Mikhailov (Rus)       109 Eugeni Petrov (Rus)
102 Andrei Tchmil (Bel)            110 Luca Paolini (Ita)
103 Kurt Van De Wouwer (Bel)       111 Filippo Pozzato (Ita)
104 Kurt Van Lancker (Bel)         112 Andrea Tafi (Ita)
 
Mercatone Uno                      Mobilvetta Design-Formaggi Trentini
 
113 Daniele De Paoli (Ita)         121 Devis Miorin (Ita)
114 Cristian Moreni (Ita)          122 Alberto Ongarato (Ita)
115 Roberto Savoldi (Ita)          123 Sergei Lelekin (Rus)
116 Gianpaolo Mondini (Ita)        124 Uros Murn (Slo)
117 Luca De Angeli (Ita)           125 Guido Trombetta (Ita)
118 Maurizio Caravaggio (Ita)      126 Moreno Di Biase (Ita)
119 Gian Mario Ortenzi (Ita)       127 Massimo Strazzer (Ita)
120 Giuseppe Di Fresco (Ita)       128 Milan Kadlec (Cze)
 
O.N.C.E.-Eroski                    Rabobank
 
129 Joseba Beloki Dorronsoro (Spa) 137 Jan Boven (Ned)
130 Rafael Diaz Justo (Spa)        138 Bram De Groot (Ned)
131 Igor Gonzalez (Spa)            139 Marcel Duijn (Ned)
132 Jorg Jaksche (Ger)             140 Addy Engels (Ned)
133 Isidro Nozal Vega (Spa)        141 Mathew Hayman (Aus)
134 Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa)     142 Matthé Pronk (Ned)
135 Mikel Zarrabeitia (Spa)        143 Thorwald Veneberg (Ned)
                                   144 Geert Verheyen (Bel)
 
Saeco Macchine Per Caffe'          Selle Italia-Pacific
 
145 Mirko Celestino (Ita)          153 Fredy Gonzalez Martinez (Col)
146 Salvatore Commesso (Ita)       154 Carlos Alberto Contreras (Col)
147 Laurent Dufaux (Swi)           155 Fortunato Baliani (Ita)
148 Cadel Evans (Aus)              156 Gianluca Tonetti (Ita)
149 Massimiliano Mori (Ita)        157 Dimitri Pavi Degl'innocenti (Ita)
150 Igor Pugaci (Mda)              158 Leonardo Scarselli (Ita)
151 Marius Sabaliauskas (Ltu)      159 Mykhaylo Khalilov (Ukr)
152 Fabio Sacchi (Ita)             160 Csaba Szekeres (Hun)
 
Tacconi Sport-Vini Caldirola       Team Coast
 
161 Eddy Mazzoleni (Ita)           169 Niki Aebersold (Swi)
162 Massimo Donati (Ita)           170 Bekim Christensen (Den)
163 Ruggero Borghi (Ita)           171 Mauro Gianetti (Swi)
164 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol)          172 Rolf Huser (Swi)
165 David George (RSA)             173 Fernando Escartin (Spa)
166 Peter Luttenberger (Aut)       174 Raphael Schweda (Ger)
167 Mauro Radaelli (Ita)           175 Dirk Ronellenfitsch (Ger)
168 Paolo Bossoni (Ita)            176 Thorsten Rund (Ger)
 
Team Colpack-Astro
 
177 Giosuč Bonomi (Ita)
178 Fabio Bulgarelli (Ita)
179 Matteo Carrara (Ita)
180 Michele Colleoni (Ita)
181 Alessandro Cortinovis (Ita)
182 Denis Lunghi (Ita)
183 Rafael Mateos Perez (Spa)
184 Renzo Mazzoleni (Ita)

Course profile

Image ©: La Gazzetta dello Sport

Past winners

1999 Marcus Zberg (Swi) Rabobank
1998 Niki Aebersold (Swi)
1997 Laurent Jalabert (Fra)
1996 Giovanni Moro (Ita)
1996 Daniele Nardello (Ita)
1995 Stefano Zanini (Ita)
1994 Francesco Casagrande (Ita)
1993 Rolf Sörensen (Den)
1992 Gianni Bugno (Ita)
1991 Davide Cassani (Ita)
1990 Mauro Gianetti (Swi)
1989 Rolf Gölz (Ger)
1988 Rolf Gölz (Ger)
1987 Phil Anderson (Aus)
1985 Daniele Caroli (Ita)
1984 Paolo Rosola (Ita)
1983 Francesco Moser (Ita)
1982 Giuseppe Saronni (Ita)
1981 Giuseppe Martinelli (Ita)
1980 Giovanni Battaglin (Ita)
1979 Alfio Vandi (Ita)
1978 Pierino Gavazzi (Ita)
1977 Rik Van Linden (Bel)
1976 Enrio Paolini (Ita)
1975 Wladimiro Panizza (Ita)
1974 Roger De Vlaeminck (Bel)
1973 Marcello Bergamo (Ita)
1972 Roger De Vlaeminck (Bel)
1971 Georges Pintens (Bel)
1970 Luciano Armani (Ita)
1969 Claudio Micheletto (Ita)
1968 Franco Bitossi (Ita)
1967 Gianni Motta (Ita)
1966 Marino Vigna (Ita)
1965 Vittorio Taccone (Ita)
1964 Valentin Uriona (Spa)
1963 Franco Cribiori (Ita)
1962 Franco Balmamion (Ita)
1961 Walter Martin (Ita)
1960 Arnaldo Pambianco (Ita)
1959 Nello Fabbri (Ita)
1958 Agostino Coletto (Ita)
1957 Miguel Poblet (Spa)
1956 Ferdi Kübler (Swi)
1955 Cleto Maule (Ita)
1954 Agostino Coletta (Ita)
1953 Luciano Maggini (Ita)
1952 Aldo Bini (Ita)
1951 Fiorenzo Magni (Ita)
1950 Adolfo Crosso (Ita)
1949 Luigi Casola (Ita)
1948 Sergio Maggini (Ita)
1947 Italo De Zan (Ita)
1946 Vito Ortelli (Ita)
1945 Vito Ortelli (Ita)
1942 Piero Chiappini (Ita)
1941 Piero Chiappini (Ita)
1940 Pierino Favalli (Ita)
1939 Pierino Favalli (Ita)
1938 Pierino Favalli (Ita)
1937 Giuseppe Martano (Ita)
1936 Cesare Del Cancia (Ita)
1935 Giovanni Gotti (Ita)
1934 Mario Cipriani (Ita)
1933 Giuseppe Graglia (Ita)
1932 Giuseppe Olmo (Ita)
1931 Giuseppe Graglia (Ita)
1925 Adriano Zanaga (Ita)
1924 Federico Gay (Ita)
1923 Costante Girardengo (Ita)
1922 Adriano Zanaga (Ita)
1921 Federico Gay (Ita)
1920 Costante Girardengo (Ita)
1919 Costante Girardengo (Ita)
1918 Gaetano Belloni (Ita)
1917 Oscar Egg (Swi)
1915 Costante Girardengo (Ita)
1914 Costante Girardengo (Ita)
1913 Giuseppe Azzini (Ita)
1911 Henri Pelissier (Fra)
1905 Giovanni Rossignoli
1903 Giovanni Gerbi (Ita)
1894 Luigi Airaldi (Ita)
1874 Paolo Magretti (Ita)

Past Winners by Mario Stiehl, Berlin