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88th Giro del Piemonte - 1.1

Italy, October 18, 2001

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Mattan bags another big win

Nico Mattan (Cofidis) has won the 88th Giro Piemonte, the follow up race to yesterday's Milano-Torino. The Belgian denied Saeco another win as he beat Fabio Sacchi in the sprint, with Matthé Pronk (Rabobank) taking third. Only 17 riders finished within the time limit of the race.

Unlike yesterday which saw attacks from beginning to end, after just 20 kilometres of racing today, a group of 17 got away that would never be caught: Nico Mattan and Chris Peers (Cofidis), Fabio Sacchi (Saeco), Matthé Pronk (Rabobank), Michael Rogers and Luca Paolini (Mapei), Mauro Radaelli (Tacconi Sport), Oscar Pozzi (Fassa Bortolo), Eladio Jimenez (iBanesto.com), Paolo Valoti and Alexandre Shefer (Alessio), Nicki Sorensen (CSC Tiscali), Jorg Jaksche and David Arroyo (O.N.C.E.), Raivis Belohvosciks (Lampre), Domenico Romano (Ceramiche Panaria), and Corrado Serina (Alexia).

The group covered over 50 kilometres in the first hour, and by kilometre 93 (Cremosina) they had a 12'40 lead and there was still no reaction from the peloton. Eladio Jimenez (iBanesto) tried a solo move after 112 kilometres, staying away for 22 km until he was recaptured. The main group had fallen to 18 minutes behind while the leaders were still averaging 44.3 km/h.

At that point (km 135), race director Carmine Castellano decided to stop the race for the 'chasers', due to safety concerns over keeping the road closed. Thus, only 17 riders arrived in Domodossola for three 12 km circuits. On the first of these, Jaksche attacked with Rogers and Shefer setting off in pursuit. With two laps to go, the German held a 6 second lead on his two pursuers, with the peloton at 24 seconds. The three joined forces on the second lap, but only had 5 seconds lead on the group as they crossed the finish line for the second last time.

Belohvosciks was the first to bridge up, followed by the rest of the riders, although Serina and Arroyo were dropped. At the finish it was Mattan who found the legs to win the sprint in front of Sacchi, to record another big win this year following the GP Plouay.

Results - 190 km

1 Nico Mattan (Bel) Cofidis                      4.23.07 (43.327 km/h)
2 Fabio Sacchi (Ita) Saeco Macchine Per Caffe'
3 Matthé Pronk (Ned) Rabobank
4 Luca Paolini (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step
5 Mauro Radaelli (Ita) Tacconi Sport-Vini Caldirola
6 Oscar Pozzi (Ita) Fassa Bortolo
7 Eladio Jimenez Sanchez (Spa) iBanesto.com
8 Paolo Valoti (Ita) Alessio                         0.01
9 Nicki Sorensen (Den) CSC Tiscali
10 Jorg Jaksche (Ger) O.N.C.E.-Eroski
11 Michael Rogers (Aus) Mapei-Quick Step             0.02
12 Alexandre Shefer (Kaz) Alessio                    0.04
13 Chris Peers (Bel) Cofidis                         0.06
14 Raivis Belohvosciks (Lat) Lampre-Daikin
15 Domenico Romano (Ita) Ceramiche Panaria-Fiordo    0.18
16 Corrado Serina (Ita) Alexia Alluminio             1.36
17 David Arroyo Duran (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski          2.32

Starters: 180
Classified: 17
Abandons: 77
Outside time limit: 86

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 Dmitri Fofonov (Kaz)
39 Filippo Perfetto (Ita)          47 Claude Lamour (Fra)
40 Yaugeni Syniuskine (Blr)        48 Guido Trentin (Ita)
 
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 Steven Klejnen (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 Laszlo Bodrogi (Hun)
99 Christophe Brandt (Bel)         107 Charles Wegelius (GBr)
100 Glenn D'hollander (Bel)        108 Luca Paolini (Ita)
101 Guennadi Mikhailov (Rus)       109 Filippo Pozzato (Ita)
102 Andrei Tchmil (Bel)            110 Michael Rogers (Aus)
103 Kurt Van De Wouwer (Bel)       111 Luca Scinto (Ita)
104 Kurt Van Lancker (Bel)         112 Pavel Zerzan (Cze)
 
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 Gianluca Sironi (Ita)          169 Niki Aebersold (Swi)
162 Mauro Gerosa (Ita)             170 Bekim Christensen (Den)
163 Pietro Zucconi (Swi)           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 Ruggero Borghi (Ita)           176 Thorsten Rund (Ger)
 
Team Colpack-Astro
 
177 Giosuè 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 Andrea Tafi (Ita)
1998 Marco Serpellini (Ita)
1997 Gianluca Bortolami (Ita)
1996 Richard Virenque (Fra)
1995 Claudio Chiappucci (Ita)
1994 Nicola Miceli(Ita)
1993 Beat Zberg (Swi)
1992 Erik Breukink (Ned)
1991 Djamolidine Abdujaparov (Usb)
1990 Franco Ballerini (Ita)
1989 Claudio Chiappucci (Ita)
1988 Rolf Gölz (Ger)
1987 Adri Van der Poel (Ned)
1986 Gianni Bugno (Ita)
1985 Charly Mottet (Fra)
1984 Christian Jourdan (Fra)
1983 Guido Bontempi (Ita)
1982 Faustino Ruperez (Spa)
1981 Marino Amadori (Ita)
1980 Gianbattista Baronchelli (Ita)
1979 Silvano Contini (Ita)
1978 Gianbattista Baronchelli (Ita)
1977 Roger De Vlaeminck (Bel)
1974 Francesco Moser (Ita)
1973 Felice Gimondi (Ita)
1972 Eddy Merckx (Bel)
1971 Felice Gimondi (Ita)
1970 Italo Zilioli(Ita)
1969 Marino Basso (Ita)
1967 Guido De Rosso (Ita)
1966 Rudi Altig (Ger)
1965 Romeo Venturelli (Ita)
1964 Willy Bocklant (Bel)
1963 Adriano Durante (Ita)
1962 Vito Taccone (Ita)
1961 Angelo Conterno (Ita)
1960 Alfredo Sabbadin (Ita)
1959 Silvano Ciampi (Ita)
1958 Nino Defilippis (Ita)
1957 Silvano Ciampi (Ita)
1956 Fiorenzo Magni (Ita)
1955 Giuseppe Minardi (Ita)
1954 Nino Defilippis (Ita)
1953 Fiorenzo Magni (Ita)
1952 Giorgio Albani (Ita)
1951 Gino Bartali (Ita)
1950 Alfredo Martini (Ita)
1949 Adolfo Leoni (Ita)
1948 Renzo Soldani (Ita)
1947 Vito Ortelli (Ita)
1946 Sergio Maggini (Ita)
1945 Secondo Barisone (Ita)
1942 Fiorenzo Magni (Ita)
1941 Aldo Bini (Ita)
1940 Cino Cinelli (Ita)
1939 Gino Bartali (Ita)
1938 Pietro Rimoldi (Ita)
1937 Gino Bartali (Ita)
1936 Aldo Bini (Ita)
1935 Aldo Bini (Ita)
1934 Learco Guerra (Ita)
1933 Antonio Folco (Ita)
1932 Giuseppe Martano (Ita)
1931 Mario Cipriani (Ita)
1930 Ambrogio Morelli (Ita)
1929 Antonio Negrini (Ita)
1928 Marco Giuntelli (Ita)
1927 Alfredo Binda (Ita)
1926 Alfredo Binda (Ita)
1925 Gaetano Belloni (Ita)
1924 Costante Girardengo (Ita)
1923 Bartolomeo Aymo (Ita)
1922 Angelo Cremo (Ita)
1921 Giovanni Brunero (Ita)
1920 Costante Girardengo (Ita)
1919 Costante Girar-dengo (Ita)
1918 Ugo Bianchi (Ita)
1917 Domenico Schierano (Ita)
1916 Francesco Cerutti (Ita)
1915 Natale Bosco (Ita)
1914 Giuseppe Santhia (Ita)
1913 Romolo Verde (Ita)
1912 Costante Costa (Ita)
1911 Mario Bruchera (Ita)
1910 Vincenzo Borgarello (Ita)
1908 Giovanni Gerbi (Ita)
1907 Giovanni Gerbi (Ita)
1906 Giovanni Gerbi (Ita)

Past Winners by Mario Stiehl, Berlin