Grand Prix Ouest-France - 1.HC

Plouay, France, September 2, 2001

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By Jeff Jones

With 200,000 people expected to line the 14.14 kilometre circuit Jean-Yves Perron on Sunday in Plouay, the GP Ouest France is once again predicted to be a popular success. The 198 kilometre race gives spectators a chance to see the racers on each of the 14 laps, and this is one of the reasons why it is well patronised by the public. The other reason is that it's the end of the holidays in Brittany, and many folks finish working in the fields and go to Plouay to watch the bike race. Its popularity was such that the small town was given the honour to host last year's World Championships, and that too was a big success.

Of course, a good race also needs good competitors, and tomorrow's field is top quality. It's a combination of seasoned riders and stagiaires, young riders who are competing on the professional circuit for the first time. The big drawcards include last year's winner Michele Bartoli (Mapei-Quick Step) who will be riding with Italian champion Daniele Nardello and a young Mapei squad.

Speaking at a pre-race press conference today, Bartoli described himself as "motivated but very tired. As the defending champion, I couldn't miss this race. I knew people were waiting for me here." For me there are two races in the world where the public deserves more respect than anywhere else, and that's the Tour of Flanders and Plouay."

The race will also feature French champion Didier Rous (Bonjour), the ever popular Laurent Jalabert (CSC-Tiscali) and teammate Jakob Piil, Festina's Christophe Moreau, Lotto's Mario Aerts, Serge Baguet and Andrei Tchmil, Jean Delatour's Laurent Brochard, and Patrice Halgand, Saeco's Mirko Celestino, Cofidis' Nico Mattan and David Moncoutie, Francaise des Jeux' Jacky Durand, Ag2r's Christophe Agnolutto and Benoît Salmon, Liquigas' Serguei Gontchar, Rabobank's Marcus Zberg, BigMat's Stéphane Heulot and Patrick Jonker.

The action starts at 12:00 CEST and the race will last approximately 4 hours 45 minutes. Cyclingnews will be providing live lap-by-lap updates of the race from start to finish.

Next year's GP Plouay is planned to be bigger than ever, with a three day event featuring a cyclotourists ride on Friday, an amateurs race on Saturday morning, the seventh round of the women's World Cup on Saturday afternoon and the GP Ouest France on Sunday.

Start List


Mapei - Quick Step           Cofidis
1 Michele Bartoli            11 Nico Mattan
2 Berard Eisel               12 Jean-Michel Tessier
3 Stijn Devolder             13 Claude Lamour
4 Michael Rogers             14 Yoann Le Boulanger
5 Frederik Willems           15 David Moncoutie
6 Philippe Koehler           16 Chris Peers
7 Daniele Nardello           17 Christophe Rinero
8 Patrick Sinkewitz          18 Janek Tombak
Bonjour                      Francaise Des Jeux
21 Walter Beneteau           31 Sandy Casar
22 Franck Bouyer             32 Jacky Durand
23 Charles Guilbert          33 Frédéric Guesdon
24 Didier Rous               34 Grzegorz Gwiazdowski
25 Mickael Pichon            35 Emmanuel Magnien
26 Franck Renier             36 Christophe Mengin
27 Jean-Cyril Robin          37 Daniel Schnider
28 François Simon            38 
Credit Agricole              Ag2R
41                           51 Christophe Agnolutto
42                           52 Stéphane Berges
43 Christopher Jenner        53 Sébastien Demarbaix
44 Bobby Julich              54 Alexandre Grux
45 Ludovic Martin            55 Benoît Salmon
46 Anthony Morin             56 Ludovic Turpin
47 Jérôme Neuville           57 David Delrieu
48 Benoît Poilvet            58 
CSC Tiscali                  Liguigas
61 Laurent Jalabert          71 Paolo Bono
62 Olivier Asmaker           72 Daniele Contrini
63 Michael Blaudzun          73 Serguei Gontchar
64 Tristan Hoffman           74 Fabio Marchesin
65 Raphael Jeune             75 Mirko Marini
66 Jacob Moe Rasmussen       76 Giancarlo Raimondi
67 Jakob Storm Piil          77 Cristian Salvato
68 Martin Rittsel            78 
Collstrop-Palmans            Euskatel-Euskadi
81 Vincent Cali              91 Gorka Arrizabalaga
82 Max Becker                92 Gorka Gonzalez
83 Thierry De Groote         93 Isasi Inaki
84 Tony Bracke               94 Rubén Diaz de Cerio
85 Bert Scheirlinckx         95 Samuel Sanchez
86 Staf Scheirlinckx         96 Josu Silloniz
87 Roger Hammond
Mercury                      Rabobank
101 Fabrizio Guidi           111 Beat Zberg
102 Chris Wherry             112 Marcus Zberg
103 Ernie Lechuga            113 Matthé Pronk
104 Matt Wilson              114 Coen Boerman
105 Svein Tuft               115 Geert Verheyen
106 Phil Zajicek             116 Marc Lotz
107                          117 Thorwald Veneberg
108                          118 Gerben Lowik
Lotto-Adecco                 Landbouwkrediet
121 Mario Aerts              131 Nicolas Coudray
122 Serge Baguet             132 Johan Van Der Berg
123 Andrei Tchmil            133 Gunther Cuylits
124 Christophe Brandt        134 Bert de Waele
125 Hans De Clercq           135 Kurt Van Landeghem
126 Thierry Marichal         136 Jurgen Van De Walle
127 Kurt Van Lancker         137 Glenn Chadwick
128 Steve Vermaut            138 Mark Roland
Tacconi-Vini Caldirola       Ville De Charleroi
141                          151 Renaud Boxus
142 Gabriele Balducci        152 Marc Chanoine
143 Paolo Bossoni            153 David Debremaeker
144 Mauro Gerosa             154 Morten Hegreberg
145 Andrej Hauptman          155 Jurgen Landrie
146 Mauro Radaelli           156 Sébastien Laroche
147 Gianluca Sironi          157 Gregory Barbier
148 David George             158 
Jean Delatour                Bigmat
161 Laurent Brochard         171 Stéphane Heulot
162 Patrice Halgand          172 Patrick Jonker
163 Gilles Bouvard           173 Xavier Jan
164 Cyril Dessel             174 Ludovic Auger
165 Stéphane Goubert         175 Lilian Lebreton
166 Olivier Trastour         176 Dominique Rault
167 Eddy Seigneur            177 Cyril Saugrain
168 Bruno Thibout            178 Alexei Sivakov
Saeco                        Festina
181 Mirko Celestino          191 Pascal Chanteur
182 Nicola Gavazzi           192 Stephane Auge
183 Biagio Conte             193 Michel Klinger
184 Mario Scirea             194 Florent Brard
185 Fabio Sacchi             195 Laurent Madouas
186 Marius Sabaliauskas      196 Christophe Moreau
187                          197 Arnaud Pretot

Courtesy of Jean-Francois Quenet

Past winners

2000 Michele Bartoli (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step
1999 Christophe Mengin (Fra) Francaise des Jeux
1998 Pascal Herve (Fra) Festina
1997 Andrea Ferrigato (Ita)
1996 Frank Vandenbroucke (Bel)
1995 Rolf Jaermann (Swi)
1994 Andrej Tchmil (Mol)
1993 Thierry Claveyrolat (Fra)
1992 Ronan Pensec (Fra)
1991 Armand De las Cuevas (Fra)
1990 Bruno Cornillet (Fra)
1989 Jean-Claude Colotti (Fra)
1988 Luc Leblanc (Fra)
1987 Gilbert Duclos-Lassalle (Fra)
1986 Martial Gayant (Fra)
1985 Eric Guyot (Fra)
1984 Sean Kelly (Ire)
1983 Pierre Bazzo (Fra)
1982 Francis Castaing (Fra)
1981 Gilbert Duclos-Lassalle (Fra)
1980 Patrick Friou (Fra)
1979 Fritz Pirard (Ned)
1978 Pierre-Raym. Villemiane (Fra)
1977 Jacques Bossis (Fra)
1976 Jacques Bossis (Fra)
1975 Cyrille Guimard (Fra)
1974 Raymond Martin (Fra)
1973 Jean-Claude Largeau (Fra)
1972 Robert Bouloux (Fra)
1971 Jean-Pierre Danguillaume (Fra)
1970 Jean Marcarini (Fra)
1969 Jean Jourdan (Fra)
1968 Jean Jourdan (Fra)
1967 Francois Hamon (Fra)
1966 Claude Mazeaud (Fra)
1965 Francois Goasduff (Fra)
1964 Jean Bourles (Fra)
1963 Fernand Picot (Fra)
1962 Jean Gainche (Fra)
1961 Fernand Picot (Fra)
1960 Hubert Ferrer (Fra)
1959 Emmanuel Crenn (Fra)
1958 Jean Gainche (Fra)
1957 Isaak Vitre (Fra)
1956 Valentin Huot (Fra)
1955 Jean Petitjean (Fra)
1954 Ugo Anzile (Fra)
1953 Serge Blusson (Fra)
1952 Emile Guerinel (Fra)
1951 Emile Guerinel (Fra)
1950 Armand Audaire (Fra)
1949 Armand Audaire (Fra)
1948 Eloi Tassin (Fra)
1947 Raymond Louviot (Fra)
1946 Ange Le Strat (Fra)
1945 Eloi Tassin (Fra)
1938 Pierre Cloarec (Fra)
1937 Jean-Marie Goasmat (Fra)
1936 Pierre Cogan (Fra)
1935 Jean Le Dily (Fra)
1934 Lucien Tulot (Fra)
1933 Philippe Bono (Fra)
1932 Philippe Bono (Fra)
1931 Francois Fave (Fra)

Past winners by Mario Stiehl, Berlin