A Travers La Belgique/Dwars door Belgie - March 27
The 210km Belgian semi-classic was won by Tristan Hoffman (Neth, TVM)
who outsprinted the others in a five-man break. Edwig Van Hooydonck
(Bel, Rabobank) was second in front of Brian Holm (Den, Telekom), Carlo
Bomans (Bel, Mapei-GB) and Franco Ballerini (It, Mapei-GB).
Tristan Hoffman won the sprint of the 5-man group that
resulted from various breaks in this preparation race for
the Tour de Flandres. Cobble-stone experts like Museeuw
and Tchmile already showed good shape in participating
in various breaks.
WAREGEM: A Travers la Belgique (Cat. 1.2) 210 km:
1. Tristan Hoffman (Ned) TVM 5.18.00 (41,100 km/h)
2. Edwig van Hooydonck (Bel) Rabobank s.t.
3. Brian Holm (Den) Telekom s.t.
4. Carlo Bomans (Bel) Mapei-GB s.t.
5. Franco Ballerini (Ita) Mapei-GB + 0.09
6. Lars Michaelsen (Den) Festina + 2.25
7. Wilfried Peeters (Bel) Mapei-GB + 2.34
8. Arvis Piziks (Let) Rabobank s.t.
9. Andrej Tchmil (Mol) Lotto s.t.
10. Fabio Roscioli (Ita) Refin s.t.