Superprestige Cyclo Cross, Asper-Gavere, Belgium, Round 1, November 16
1. Richard Groenendaal (Ned) Rabobank 1.02.12 2. Erwin Vervecken (Bel) Espace 0.50 3. Danny De Bie (Bel) Rolini 0.57 4. Adri van der Poel (Ned) Rabobank 1.02 5. Bart Wellens (Bel) 1.30 6. Luca Bramati (Ita) 2.38 7. Mario de Clercq (Bel) Palmans 2.52 8. Arne Daelmans (Bel) Belgium 3.25 9. Marc Janssens (Bel) Palmans 3.43 10. Peter van Santvliet (Bel) 3.52 11. Radomir Simunek (Czech Rep) 12. Ben Berden (Bel) 13. Peter VandenAbeele 14. Daniele Pontoni (Ita) 15. Erik Boezewinkel (Ned)
Cyclo cross, Zonnebeke, Belgium, Cat A, November 15
1. M. Janssens (Bel) 2. P. Willemsens (Bel) 0.12 3. R. Simunek (Tsj) 4. B. Berden (Bel) 5. B. Rondelez (Bel) 45 riders
We started something...Yesterday, I published results sent to me by Fernando Ferrari from Meta2Mill which captures their victories for 1997 listing. Well, apart from making it look neat, and also changing Fernando's Spanish to English, that is my extent of responsibility. So, it looks good and is in English.
But some people have queried the detail. Here are some issues and perhaps we can get Fernando to investigate further. Makes for fascinating data anyway, whichever way it goes.
From Kim Ravn-Mortensen, Danish National News Agency
In your list of victories this year Bjarne Riis has 3. He won the Amstel Gold Race - I agree - but which other victories did he claim this year? He won four small races in Denmark during May, but I can't imagine that they count out in the real world. I hope that you can help me.
From Kris Kerreth, a frequent Belgian source
Tom Steels (Mapei-GB) - 12 instead of 11 victories. Stage 5 at Mallorca, Stages 1, 2, 4 and 7 at Paris-Nice, Stage 2 at Luxemburg, Stage 6 at Switzerland, Belgian championship, Stages 3 and 4 at Régions Wallons, Almelo, Schaal Sels Merksem
Johan Musseeuw (Mapei-GB) - 11 instead of 9 victories. Stages 2, 4 and 5 at Andalusia, Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne, Driedaagse De Panne, Stage 3 and Overall at Duinkerken, Peer Criterium, Kortrijk Criterium, GP Telekom, Luxemburg.
Frank van den Broucke (Am) - 8 instead of 6 victories : Rund Um Koln, Stages 2, 4 and 8 at Austria, Stage 3 and Overall Luxemburg, Aalst Criterium, Troffeo Matteotti.
Robbie Van Daele (Ipso) - 7 instead of 6 victories. Knokke-Heist, Beveren-Leie, Melle, Geraardsbergen, Adinkerke, Lichtervelde, Zwevezele.
Peter Van Peteghem (TVM) - 5 instead of 4 victories. Stage 3 at Mallorca, Omloop Het Volk, Geraardsbergen Criterium, Zwevegem, Koolskamp.
Kurt Van de wouwer (Vlaanderen 2002) - 2 instead of 3. Overall Circuito Montanes, Stage 3 at Hofbrau cup.
Wilfried Peeters (Mapei-GB) - 3 instead of 1. Stage 1 at Duinkerken, Arendonk-derny, Dilsen Criterium.
Jo Planckaert (Lotto) - 3 instead of 2. Stage 4 at Galicia, Kortemark, Bavikhove Criterium.
Andy De Smet (Ipso) - 2 instead of 1. Lede, Berlare.
Geert Van Bondt (Vlaanderen 2002) - 2 instead of 1. Beveren-Waas, Stage 1 at Franco-Belge.
Geert Verheyen (Vlaanderen 2002) - 0 instead of 1.
Rik Van Slijke (RDM) : 1 instead of 0 victories. Haderslev (Den)
Tim Lenaers (Cos) - 1 instead of 2. Stekene.
This gives as end results for the Belgian teams :
Ipso: 20 victories Lotto: 17 victories Palmans: 16 victories Vlaanderen 2002: 11 victories Collstrop: 10 victories Tonnisteiner: 7 victories RDM: 2 victories Cedico: 1 victory
Also obviously the end totals for such teams as Mapei or TVM are incorrect.