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Tour de la Région Wallonne - 2.HC

Belgium, July 25-29, 2005

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Stage 3 - July 27: Perwez - Amay, 155 km

Success for Quick.Step

Luca Paolini won the fourth stage of the Tour de la Région Wallonne, a hard day of 154,4 km from Perwez to Amay. Paolini beat his team mate Filippo Pozzato and Slovenian Phonak rider Uros Murn in the sprint.

"I’m over the moon," Paolini commented. "It has been a while since my last win (Brabantse Pijl 2004). Up until today this season has been really difficult for me. The problem I had with my knee spoiled the beginning of the season for me but I didn’t give up hopes of winning. I’ve done a lot of hard work in getting myself back on form and today’s victory repays me for all of my efforts. During the final section of the stage I was able to rely on the support of my teammates Pozzato and Nuyens, who were great at protecting my attempts to attack. I hope to be able to repay them for their favours very soon."

Right from the gun an eager Nico Eeckhout (Chocolade Jacques) and young Matti Breschel (CSC) jumped away. Breschel didn't seem to have too many problems after yesterday's crash and worked with Eeckhout to establish a five minute lead. The stayed out of the grip of the peloton for 100km.

QuickStep team director Serge Parsani then gave his troops the order to get things back together for a sprint. Shortly after the duo was taken back, Eeckhout abandoned the race. Andy Schleck (CSC) and Erki Pütsep attacked, but the small peloton didn't leave them out in front for long.

Although the sprint was being set up for Filippo Pozzato, there was no stopping Luca Paolini after he attacked with five hundred metres to go; Pozzato had to settle for second place.

Results

1 Luca Paolini (Ita) Quick Step                            3.46.04
2 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Quick Step
3 Uros Murn (Slo) Phonak Hearing Systems
4 Angel Castresana Del Val (Spa) Mrbookmaker.com-Sports Tech
5 Nick Nuyens (Bel) Quick Step
6 Rodriguez Luis Perez (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone
7 Maarten Wijnants (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-T Interim
8 Pieter Mertens (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-T Interim
9 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) T-Mobile Team
10 Jan Kuyckx (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto
11 Daniel Schnider (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems
12 Franck Schleck (Lux) Team CSC
13 Bert De Waele (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago
14 Sergeui Yakovlev (Kaz) T-Mobile Team
15 Philip Deignan (Irl) Ag2r Prevoyance
16 Kevin Van Impe (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-T Interim
17 Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto
18 Rik Verbrugghe (Bel) Quick Step
19 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago
20 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) R.A.G.T. Semences
21 Nico Sijmens (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago
22 Mark Scanlon (Irl) Ag2r Prevoyance
23 Luca Celli (Ita) Team Barloworld-Valsir
24 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team CSC
25 Tadej Valjavec (Slo) Phonak Hearing Systems
26 Wim Van Huffel (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto
27 Guido Trentin (Ita) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone
28 Marco Velo (Ita) Fassa Bortolo
29 Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Mrbookmaker.com-Sports Tech
30 Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago
31 Julien Loubet (Fra) Ag2r Prevoyance
32 Christophe Rinero (Fra) R.A.G.T. Semences
33 Léonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone
34 Frederik Willems (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-T Interim
35 Fabio Sacchi (Ita) Fassa Bortolo
36 Daniel Atienza (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone
37 Alberto Ongarato (Ita) Fassa Bortolo
38 Paolo Bossoni (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                          0.38
39 Torsten Hiekmann (Ger) T-Mobile Team                       0.52
40 Geert Verheyen (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago               1.04
41 Frédéric Amorison (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto
42 Sébastien Minard (Fra) R.A.G.T. Semences                   1.28
43 Sergeui Ivanov (Rus) T-Mobile Team
44 Ludovic Martin (Fra) R.A.G.T. Semences
45 Christophe Laurent (Fra) Agritubel
46 Iljo Keisse (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-T Interim
47 Rolf Aldag (Ger) T-Mobile Team
48 Linas Balciunas (Ltu) Agritubel
49 Gilles Canouet (Fra) Agritubel
50 Alexandre Usov (Blr) Ag2r Prevoyance
51 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Ag2r Prevoyance
52 Gorik Gardeyn (Bel) Mrbookmaker.com-Sports Tech
53 Peter Wuyts (Bel) Mrbookmaker.com-Sports Tech
54 Lars Michaelsen (Den) Team CSC
55 Franck Vandenbroucke (Bel) Mrbookmaker.com-Sports Tech     2.28
56 Fabio Baldato (Ita) Fassa Bortolo
57 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Fassa Bortolo
58 Wim De Vocht (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto
59 Christophe Edaleine (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone
60 Matti Breschel (Den) Team CSC
61 Grégory Rast (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                  3.25
62 Aurélien Clerc (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems
63 Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Quick Step
64 Sébastien Reynaud (Fra) R.A.G.T. Semences
65 Martin Elmiger (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                4.24
66 Antonio Salomone (Ita) Team Barloworld-Valsir              5.06
67 Fabrizio Guidi (Ita) Phonak Hearing Systems                5.53
68 Andréa Peron (Ita) Team CSC
69 Dimitri Fofonov (Kaz) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone
70 Roger Beuchat (Swi) Team Barloworld-Valsir
71 Thomas Bruun Eriksen (Den) Team CSC
72 Darren Lill (RSA) Team Barloworld-Valsir                   8.09
73 Addy Engels (Ned) Quick Step                               9.09
74 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step
75 Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone
76 Stefan Adamsson (Swe) Team Barloworld-Valsir
77 Tom Southam (GBr) Team Barloworld-Valsir
78 Kristof Trouve (Bel) Mrbookmaker.com-Sports Tech
79 Erki Putsep (Est) Ag2r Prevoyance
80 Cédric Coutouly (Fra) Agritubel
81 Francisco Lara Ruiz (Spa) T-Mobile Team
82 Kevin Ista (Bel) R.A.G.T. Semences
83 Tom Steels (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto
84 Xavier Herinne (Bel) R.A.G.T. Semences
85 Jurgen Van Loocke (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago           20.02
86 Ludovic Capelle (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago             20.19
 
General classification after stage 3

1 Luca Celli (Ita) Team Barloworld-Valsir                          12.28.52
2 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) R.A.G.T. Semences                               1.03
3 Marco Velo (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                       3.03
4 Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Mrbookmaker.com-Sports Tech                        3.07
5 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Quick Step                                     3.11
6 Kevin Van Impe (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-T Interim                     3.16
7 Del Val Angel Castresana (Spa) Mrbookmaker.com-Sports Tech           3.17
8 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago
9 Uros Murn (Slo) Phonak Hearing Systems
10 Pieter Mertens (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-T Interim                    3.19
11 Franck Schleck (Lux) Team CSC
12 Daniel Schnider (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                        3.20
13 Nick Nuyens (Bel) Quick Step                                        3.21
14 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) T-Mobile Team
15 Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto
16 Mark Scanlon (Irl) Ag2r Prevoyance
17 Philip Deignan (Irl) Ag2r Prevoyance
18 Nico Sijmens (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago
19 Maarten Wijnants (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-T Interim
20 Rodriguez Luis Perez (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone
21 Christophe Rinero (Fra) R.A.G.T. Semences
22 Jan Kuyckx (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto
23 Léonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone
24 Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago
25 Rik Verbrugghe (Bel) Quick Step
26 Sergeui Yakovlev (Kaz) T-Mobile Team
27 Guido Trentin (Ita) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone
28 Wim Van Huffel (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto
29 Frederik Willems (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-T Interim
30 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team CSC
31 Daniel Atienza (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone
32 Bert De Waele (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                         3.28
33 Tadej Valjavec (Slo) Phonak Hearing Systems                         3.32
34 Julien Loubet (Fra) Ag2r Prevoyance
35 Fabio Sacchi (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                    3.42
36 Paolo Bossoni (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                   3.59
37 Alberto Ongarato (Ita) Fassa Bortolo
38 Frédéric Amorison (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                             4.21
39 Geert Verheyen (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                        4.25
40 Torsten Hiekmann (Ger) T-Mobile Team                                4.29
41 Lars Michaelsen (Den) Team CSC                                      4.45
42 Peter Wuyts (Bel) Mrbookmaker.com-Sports Tech                       4.48
43 Linas Balciunas (Ltu) Agritubel                                     4.49
44 Sergeui Ivanov (Rus) T-Mobile Team
45 Iljo Keisse (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-T Interim
46 Rolf Aldag (Ger) T-Mobile Team
47 Alexandre Usov (Blr) Ag2r Prevoyance                                5.00
48 Gorik Gardeyn (Bel) Mrbookmaker.com-Sports Tech                     5.01
49 Sébastien Minard (Fra) R.A.G.T. Semences                            5.05
50 Gilles Canouet (Fra) Agritubel
51 Matti Breschel (Den) Team CSC                                       5.43
52 Wim De Vocht (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                  5.49
53 Fabio Baldato (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                   6.05
54 Franck Vandenbroucke (Bel) Mrbookmaker.com-Sports Tech
55 Luca Paolini (Ita) Quick Step                                       6.25
56 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                  6.27
57 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Ag2r Prevoyance                                 6.33
58 Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Quick Step                                  6.46
59 Grégory Rast (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems
60 Aurélien Clerc (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems
61 Antonio Salomone (Ita) Team Barloworld-Valsir                       8.24
62 Fabrizio Guidi (Ita) Phonak Hearing Systems                         9.09
63 Dimitri Fofonov (Kaz) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone              9.14
64 Thomas Bruun Eriksen (Den) Team CSC
65 Andréa Peron (Ita) Team CSC
66 Ludovic Martin (Fra) R.A.G.T. Semences                              9.45
67 Christophe Edaleine (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone         10.01
68 Sébastien Reynaud (Fra) R.A.G.T. Semences                          10.48
69 Martin Elmiger (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                        10.57
70 Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone                12.27
71 Tom Steels (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                   12.30
72 Stefan Adamsson (Swe) Team Barloworld-Valsir
73 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step
74 Erki Putsep (Est) Ag2r Prevoyance
75 Kristof Trouve (Bel) Mrbookmaker.com-Sports Tech                   12.46
76 Roger Beuchat (Swi) Team Barloworld-Valsir                         13.15
77 Addy Engels (Ned) Quick Step                                       13.24
78 Tom Southam (GBr) Team Barloworld-Valsir                           13.43
79 Darren Lill (RSA) Team Barloworld-Valsir                           15.45
80 Francisco Lara Ruiz (Spa) T-Mobile Team                            16.17
81 Cédric Coutouly (Fra) Agritubel                                    16.26
82 Kevin Ista (Bel) R.A.G.T. Semences                                 16.31
83 Christophe Laurent (Fra) Agritubel                                 26.03
84 Jurgen Van Loocke (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                    29.43
85 Ludovic Capelle (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                      33.02
86 Xavier Herinne (Bel) R.A.G.T. Semences                             41.36