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18th Ster Elektrotoer - 2.3

Netherlands, June 16-20, 2004

2003 results     Stage List     Preview    Start List     Past winners

The Stages

  • Prologue - June 16: Veldhoven ITT, 4.8 km
  • Stage 1 - June 17: Eindhoven - Nuth, 202.3 km
  • Stage 2 - June 18: Valkenburg - Valkenburg, 199 km
  • Stage 3 - June 19: Coo - La Gileppe (Jalhay), 200 km
  • Stage 4 - June 20: Sittard/Geleen - Schijndel, 170 km

Top teams expected for Ster Elektrotoer

Erik Zabel
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The organisers of the Dutch Ster Elektrotoer have confirmed that a number of the top ranked teams will be at the start in Veldhoven on June 16. The five day race will have Rabobank, T-Mobile, Quick-Step.Davitamon and Team CSC among the starters, these teams being ranked the top four in the world at the moment.

Rabobank is expected to have a strong lineup built around Erik Dekker, who will use the race as preparation for the Tour de France. Thus, Rabobank will skip the Route du Sud in France, which it considers too tough as a Tour preparation race. T-Mobile will bring its top sprinter Erik Zabel to the Ster Elektrotoer, and he will be in search of one or two stage wins as part of his final preparation for the Tour de France. Both CSC and Quick.Step are also expected to bring at least a couple of their top riders to the Netherlands.

The Chocolade Jacques team includes last year's Ster Elektrotoer winner Gerben Löwik, who is currently out of competition after breaking his elbow in Paris-Roubaix, however it is hoped that he will be fit in time for the race. Löwik won last year riding for BankGiroLoterij, which has dominated the race for the last three years but may find it difficult to do so again this year.

The (mostly) Belgian teams of Lotto-Domo, Relax-Bodysol, Landbouwkrediet-Colnago, Mr.Bookmaker and Vlaanderen T-interim will all start, as will Cofidis, Ag2R and FDJeux.com. From the Netherlands, the Division III teams Bert Story-Piels, Van Vliet-EBH Advocaten, Van Hemert Groep, Löwik-Tegeltoko and AXA will complete the field.

The Ster Elektrotoer will start on June 16 with a prologue Veldhoven. Stage 1 (June 17) will take place from Eindhoven to Nuth. Stage 2 (June 18) will be through the Limburg hills, starting and finishing in Valkenburg. The queen stage on June 19 will travel through the Belgian Ardennes from Coo to La Gileppe and the final stage on June 20 will be from Sittard to Schijndel.

Start list

Chocolade Jacques-Wincor Nixdorf     Rabobank
 
1 Andy Cappelle (Bel)                11 Michael Boogerd (Ned)
2 Jans Koerts (Ned)                  12 Robert Bartko (Ger)
3 Jan Van Velzen (Ned)               13 Steven De Jongh (Ned)
4 Chris Peers (Bel)                  14 Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa)
5 Rik Reinerink (Ned)                15 Karsten Kroon (Ned)
6 Michael Blanchy (Bel)              16 Ronald Mutsaars (Ned)
7 Florent Brard (Fra)                17 Roy Sentjens (Ned)
8 Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel)          18 Bobbie Traksel (Ned)
 
T-Mobile Team                        Quick.Step-Davitamon
 
21 Erik Zabel (Ger)                  31 Tom Boonen (Bel)
22 Stephan Schreck (Ger)             32 Servais Knaven (Ned)
23 Bram Schmitz (Ned)                33 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel)
24 Jan Schaffrath (Ger)              34 Wilfried Cretskens (Bel)
25 André Korff (Ger)                 35 Sven Vanthourenhout (Bel)
26 Andreas Klier (Ger)               36 Nick Nuyens (Bel)
27 Eric Baumann (Ger)                37 Frédéric Amorison (Bel)
28 Rolf Aldag (Ger)                  38 José Antonio Garrido (Spa)
 
Team CSC                             FDJeux.com
 
41 Jens Voigt (Ger)                  51 Philippe Gilbert (Bel)
42 Jakob Piil (Den)                  52 Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra)
43 Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor)           53 Bernhard Eisel (Aut)
44 Frank Høj (Den)                   54 David Derepas (Fra)
45 Lars Michaelsen (Den)             55 Fabien Sanchez (Fra)
46 Brian Vandborg (Den)              56 Carlos Dacruz (Fra)
47 Jimmi Madsen (Den)                57 Matthew Wilson (Aus)
48 Thomas Bruun Eriksen (Den)
 
Lotto-Domo                           AG2r Prévoyance
 
61 Peter Van Petegem (Bel)           71 Jaan Kirsipuu (Est)
62 Leon Van Bon (Ned)                72 Laurent Brochard (Fra)
63 Christophe Brandt (Bel)           73 Andy Flickinger (Fra)
64 Stefan Van Dijk (Ned)             74 Erki Pütsep (Est)
65 Nico Eeckhout (Bel)               75 Nicolas Inaudi (Fra)
66 Leif Hoste (Bel)                  76 Julien Laidoun (Fra)
67 Koos Moerenhout (Ned)
68 Aart Vierhouten (Ned)
 
Relax-Bodysol                        MrBookmaker.com-Palmans
 
81 Bert Roesems (Bel)                91 Michel Van Haecke (Bel)
82 Sébastien Rosseler (Bel)          92 Jo Planckaert (Bel)
83 Johan Van Summeren (Bel)          93 Mario De Clercq (Bel)
84 Niels Scheuneman (Ned)            94 Philippe Koehler (Fra)
85 James Vanlandschoot (Bel)         95 Frédéric Gabriel (Fra)
86 Wim Devocht (Bel)                 96 Gert Vanderaerden (Bel)
87 Preben Van Hecke (Bel)            97 Kristof Trouve (Bel)
88 Nico Mattan (Bel)                 98 Christoph Roodhooft (Bel)
 
Landbouwkrediet-Colnago              BankGiroLoterij
 
101 Marc Streel (Bel)                111 Remco Van Der Ven (Ned)
102 Maxime Monfort (Bel)             112 Alain Van Katwijk (Ned)
103 Tom Steels (Bel)                 113 Allan Johansen (Den)
104 Jacky Durand (Fra)               114 Lars Ytting Bak (Den)
105 Tony Bracke (Bel)                115 Addy Engels (Ned)
106 Geert Van Bondt (Bel)            116 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned)
107 Johan Verstrepen (Bel)           117 Marco Bos (Ned)
108 Ludovic Capelle (Bel)            118 Matthé Pronk (Ned)
 
Team Barloworld-Androni Giocattoli   Vlaanderen-T Interim
 
121 David George (RSA)               131 Jan Kuyckx (Bel)
122 Gabriele Missaglia (Ita)         132 Wim Van Huffel (Bel)
123 Stefan Adamsson (Swe)            133 Wouter Van Mechelen (Bel)
124 Andrea Moletta (Ita)             134 Geoffrey Demeyere (Bel)
125 Francesco Bellotti (Ita)         135 Steven Caethoven (Bel)
126 Luca Solari (Ita)                136 Paul Van Hyfte (Bel)
127 Ivan Ravaioli (Ita)              137 Jehudi Schoonacker (Bel)
128 Eddy Serri (Ita)                 138 Arne Daelmans (Bel)
 
AXA Cycling Team                     Cycling Team Bert Story-Piels
 
141 Jos Lucassen (Ned)               151 Niki Terpstra (Ned)
142 Jens Mouris (Ned)                152 Germ Van Der Burg (Ned)
143 Peter Möhlmann (Ned)             153 Viatcheslav Vilkov (Rus)
144 Paul Van Schalen (Ned)           154 Jasper Lenferink (Ned)
145 Niek Voskamp (Ned)               155 Arne Kornegoor (Ned)
146 Arno Wallaard (Ned)              156 Alexander Kareev (Rus)
147 Pascal Hermes (Ned)              157 Coen Loos (Ned)
148 Arthur Farenhout (Ned)           158 Reinier Honig (Ned)
 
Löwik Meubelen-Tegeltoko             Van Hemert-Eurogifts
 
161 Thom Van Dulmen (Ned)            171 Kees Jeurissen (Ned)
162 Piet Rooyakkers (Ned)            172 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned)
163 Maarten Lenferink (Ned)          173 Jos Pronk (Ned)
164 Albert Timmer (Ned)              174 Raynold Smith (RSA)
165 Peter Olde Dubbelink (Ned)       175 Jelle Van Groezen (Ned)
166 Ger Soepenberg (Ned)             176 Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned)
167 Bart Oegema (Ned)                177 Roy Curvers (Ned)
168 Marcel Beima (Ned)               178 John Sulkers (Ned)
 
Van Vliet-EBH advocaten
 
181 Angelo Van Melis (Ned)
182 Dirk Bellemakers (Ned)
183 Kurt Van Landeghem (Bel)
184 Thomas Berkhout (Ned)
185 Wilco Zuijderwijk (Ned)
186 Tom Leezer (Ned)
187 Joost Van Leijen (Ned)

Past winners

Year 1st                     2nd                        3rd
2003 Gerben Löwik (Ned)      Niels Scheuneman (Ned)     Rik Reinerink (Ned)
2002 Bart Voskamp (Ned)      Bram Schmitz (Ned)         Michael Boogerd (Ned)
2001 Xavier Jan (Fra)        Marcel Strauss (Swi)       René Haselbacher (Aut)
2000 Andy de Smet (Bel)      Bram Tankink (Ned)         Andrey Kaschechkin (Kaz)
1999 Ralf Grabsch (Ger)      Frank McCormack (USA)      Erwin Thijs (Bel)
1998 Karsten Kroon (Ned)     Ralf Grabsch (Ger)         Bjornar Vestol (Den)
1997 Eddy Bouwmans (Ned)     Bert Hiemstra (Ned)        Wim van de Meulenhof (Ned)
1996 Tyler Hamilton (USA)    Nate Reiss (USA)           Danny Nelissen (Ned)
1995 Bennie Gosink (Ned)     Lucien de Louw (Ned)       Jan Boven (Ned)
1994 Jos Wolfkamp (Ned)      Bennie Gosink (Ned)        Remigius Lupeikis (Ltu)
1993 Servais Knaven (Ned)    Wim van de Meulenhof (Ned) Patrick Jonker (Aus)
1992 Martin van Steen (Ned)  Robert de Poel (Ned)       Saulius Sarkauskas (Ltu)
1991 Tristan Hoffman (Ned)   Niels Boogaard (Ned)       Arno Ottevanger (Ned)
1990 John den Braber (Ned)   Servais Knaven (Ned)       Tonny Akkermans (Ned)
1989 Reem Kok (Ned)          Anthony Theus (Ned)        Lubos Lom (Cze)
1988 Arno Ottevanger (Ned)   Menno Vink (Ned)           Harry Rozendal (Ned)
1987 Theo Gevers (Ned)       Jos Bol (Ned)              Frank van Merwijk (Ned)

Past winners by Mario Stiehl, www.world-of-cycling.com