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KBC Driedaagse van De Panne-Koksijde - 2.HC

Belgium, March 29-31, 2005

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Stage 4 - March 31: De Panne - De Panne ITT, 13.7 km

Discovery double with Devolder in De Panne

By Jeff Jones

Ekimov - the man's still got it!
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In De Panne, before the start of the final 13.7 km time trial stage of the Driedaagse, Discovery Channel's director Dirk Demol gave his top man Stijn Devolder a "fifty-fifty" chance of holding off his rivals to win the overall classification. Demol obviously rolled the dice right today, as not only did Devolder ride 20 seconds faster than race leader Alessandro Ballan to clinch the GC, Discovery's warhorse Viatcheslav Ekimov finished in 16'48.32 to win the stage, giving his team a nice double celebration on the day.

All alliteration aside, Stijn Devolder's victory was proof that he is coming of age, and confirmed his excellent form over the past six weeks. "I'm unbelievably happy," Devolder said to VRT amidst being swamped by his well-wishing family and friends. "This is my first big win. The victory here is a burden off my shoulders. During the stage I heard Dirk yelling in my radio, but I couldn't understand him because of the wind."

Demol described himself as "extremely happy" with Devolder's win, as Demol oversaw Devolder's development in the Kortrijkse Groeninge Spurters team when he was younger. "He has already done a good season," said Demol. "If it didn't go well, I would have had to have really cheered him up for the Ronde van Vlaanderen. But it is a nice double here with Ekimov who won the closing stage. He is an unbelievably good time trialist."

Ekimov has won this stage three times now, and admitted afterwards, "Well, it looks like today is my day for the time trial. I've been thinking about this race for a long time. I had a bet with George Hincapie to win the time trial. Unfortunately he was a bit sick in the last few days. Now he's getting better, but he didn't start today."

Ekimov finished just a few hundredths of a second faster than Bert Roesems, who held the quickest time for a long while. "I was pretty solid the whole way," said Ekimov. "I had a bit of trouble in the U-turn with the cars. I think I did everything in the final straight along the beach."

Belgian Stjin Devolder (Discovery Channel)
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Other notable performances on the day included Nico Mattan's third place in the stage, which moved him up to third overall behind Devolder and Ballan. Although a lot was expected from Luis Sanchez (Liberty Seguros), the young Spaniard conceded 32 seconds to Eki and 25 to Devolder, dropping from third to fourth overall.

Without a doubt, the honours went to the Discovery team today, and they successfully defended George Hincapie's win here a year ago. Next up: the Ronde van Vlaanderen.

Photography

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Results

1 Viatcheslav Ekimov (Rus) Discovery Channel                    16.48
2 Bert Roesems (Bel) Davitamon - Lotto
3 Nico Mattan (Bel) Davitamon - Lotto                            0.06
4 Magnus Backstedt (Swe) Liquigas - Bianchi
5 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Discovery Channel                         0.08
6 Leif Hoste (Bel) Discovery Channel                             0.11
7 Marc Wauters (Bel) Rabobank                                    0.13
8 Sebastian Lang (Ger) Gerolsteiner                              0.17
9 Roberto Petito (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                             0.22
10 Thomas Ziegler (Ger) Gerolsteiner                             0.26
11 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre - Caffita                      0.28
12 Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Liberty Seguros                   0.31
13 Alessandro Cortinovis (Ita) Domina Vacanze                    0.32
14 Sean Sullivan (Aus) Barloworld - Valsir                       0.33
15 Pedro Horrillo Munoz (Spa) Rabobank                           0.38
16 Servais Knaven (Ned) Quickstep                                0.41
17 Frank Hoj (Den) Gerolsteiner
18 Martin Elmiger (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                   0.47
19 Enrico Franzoi (Ita) Lampre - Caffita
20 Nico Eeckhout (Bel) Chocolade Jacques - T Interim             0.49
21 Marcus Ljungqvist (Swe) Liquigas - Bianchi                    0.50
22 David Boucher (Fra) MrBookmaker.com - SportsTech              0.51
23 Niels Scheuneman (Ned) Rabobank                               0.53
24 Jochen Summer (Aut) Elk Haus - Simplon                        0.56
25 Stefan Adamsson (Swe) Barloworld - Valsir                     0.57
26 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Liberty Seguros
27 Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Liberty Seguros
28 Sebastian Siedler (Ger) Wiesenhof                             0.59
29 Denys Kostyuk (Ukr) Jartazi Granville Team                    1.01
30 Robert Hunter (RSA) Phonak Hearing Systems                    1.02
31 Michael Albasini (Swi) Liquigas - Bianchi                     1.03
32 Matej Jurco (Svk) Domina Vacanze                              1.06
33 Leon Van Bon (Ned) Davitamon - Lotto                          1.08
34 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Française des Jeux                         1.09
35 Unai Yus Kerejeta (Spa) Bouygues Telecom
36 Raimondas Vilcinskas (Ltu) Jartazi Granville Team             1.10
37 Ronald Mutsaars (Ned) Rabobank                                1.11
38 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Rabobank
39 Roger Hammond (GBr) Discovery Channel                         1.12
40 Grégory Rast (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                     1.13
41 Francis Mourey (Fra) Française des Jeux                       1.14
42 Roy Sentjens (Ned) Rabobank
43 Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Barloworld - Valsir                1.16
44 Wilfried Cretskens (Bel) Quickstep                            1.17
45 André Greipel (Ger) Wiesenhof                                 1.18
46 Rafael Nuritdinov (Uzb) Domina Vacanze                        1.21
47 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Fassa Bortolo              1.23
48 Ludo Dierckxsens (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago
49 Angel Castresana Del Val (Spa) MrBookmaker.com - SportsTec    1.24
50 Dimitri De Fauw (Bel) Quickstep
51 Aaron Kemps (Aus) Liberty Seguros                             1.25
52 Angelo Furlan (Ita) Domina Vacanze
53 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quickstep                                1.27
54 Salvatore Commesso (Ita) Lampre - Caffita                     1.28
55 Antonio Cruz (USA) Discovery Channel                          1.32
56 Mads Christensen (Den) Quickstep                              1.34
57 Dean Podgornik (Slo) Tenax                                    1.37
58 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Lampre - Caffita                        1.39
59 Frederik Willems (Bel) Chocolade Jacques - T Interim
60 Serguei Ivanov (Rus) T-Mobile
61 Stefan Van Dijck (Ned) MrBookmaker.com - SportsTech           1.40
62 Mirko Celestino (Ita) Domina Vacanze                          1.42
63 Jan Valach (Svk) eD'system - ZVVZ                             1.43
64 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Française des Jeux                       1.44
65 Nicola Loda (Ita) Liquigas - Bianchi                          1.45
66 Rony Martias (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                           1.47
67 Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Domina Vacanze                         1.48
68 Peter Ronsse (Bel) Jartazi Granville Team                     1.49
69 Gianluca Bortolami (Ita) Lampre - Caffita                     1.52
70 Ludovic Auger (Fra) Française des Jeux
71 Mathieu Criquielion (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago
72 Christophe Detilloux (Bel) Française des Jeux
73 Wim De Vocht (Bel) Davitamon - Lotto                          1.53
74 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Davitamon - Lotto
75 Luciano André Pagliarini Mendonca (Bra) Liquigas - Bianchi    1.56
76 Daniel Musiol (Ger) Wiesenhof                                 1.57
77 René Obst (Ger) Wiesenhof                                     1.58
78 Leonardo Duque (Col) Jartazi Granville Team                   1.59
79 Erwin Thijs (Bel) MrBookmaker.com - SportsTech                2.01
80 Martin Müller (Ger) Wiesenhof                                 2.03
81 Steven De Neef (Bel) Bodysol- Win for Life - Jong Vlaander
82 Bert Scheirlinckx (Bel) Flanders                              2.09
83 Florian Stalder (Swi) eD'system - ZVVZ                        2.12
84 Tom Steels (Bel) Davitamon - Lotto                            2.14
85 Marco Righetto (Ita) Liquigas - Bianchi                       2.15
86 Frédéric Mainguenaud (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                   2.16
87 Paolo Fornaciari (Ita) Lampre - Caffita                       2.17
88 Wesley Van Speybroeck (Bel) Chocolade Jacques - T Interim     2.20
89 Claudio Corioni (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                           2.23
90 Kevin Van Impe (Bel) Chocolade Jacques - T Interim
91 Andrus Aug (Est) Fassa Bortolo                                2.26
92 Giosuè Bonomi (Ita) Lampre - Caffita                          2.28
93 Michal Precechtel (Cze) eD'system - ZVVZ                      2.30
94 Fabio Baldato (Ita) Fassa Bortolo
95 Wesley Van Der Linden (Bel) Chocolade Jacques - T Interim     2.34
96 Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) Française des Jeux                     2.38
97 Allan Davis (Aus) Liberty Seguros
98 Simone Cadamuro (Ita) Domina Vacanze                          2.50

Final general classification

1 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Discovery Channel                     13.15.16
2 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre - Caffita                       0.16
3 Nico Mattan (Bel) Davitamon - Lotto                            0.24
4 Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Liberty Seguros                    0.44
5 Roberto Petito (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                             0.45
6 Servais Knaven (Ned) Quickstep                                 1.01
7 Michael Albasini (Swi) Liquigas - Bianchi                      1.25
8 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Rabobank                                   1.31
9 Roy Sentjens (Ned) Rabobank                                    1.34
10 Mirko Celestino (Ita) Domina Vacanze                          2.04
11 Christophe Detilloux (Bel) Française des Jeux                 2.15
12 Viatcheslav Ekimov (Rus) Discovery Channel                    4.48
13 Magnus Backstedt (Swe) Liquigas - Bianchi                     4.59
14 Leif Hoste (Bel) Discovery Channel                            5.09
15 Marc Wauters (Bel) Rabobank                                   5.11
16 Thomas Ziegler (Ger) Gerolsteiner                             5.24
17 Sean Sullivan (Aus) Barloworld - Valsir                       5.31
18 Nico Eeckhout (Bel) Chocolade Jacques - T Interim             5.32
19 Enrico Franzoi (Ita) Lampre - Caffita                         5.46
20 Marcus Ljungqvist (Swe) Liquigas - Bianchi                    5.49
21 Stefan Adamsson (Swe) Barloworld - Valsir
22 David Boucher (Fra) MrBookmaker.com - SportsTech              5.50
23 Niels Scheuneman (Ned) Rabobank                               5.51
24 Leon Van Bon (Ned) Davitamon - Lotto                          6.01
25 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Française des Jeux                         6.02
26 Unai Yus Kerejeta (Spa) Bouygues Telecom                      6.08
27 Roger Hammond (GBr) Discovery Channel                         6.11
28 Grégory Rast (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                     6.12
29 Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Barloworld - Valsir                6.15
30 Wilfried Cretskens (Bel) Quickstep                            6.16
31 Angel Castresana Del Val (Spa) MrBookmaker.com - SportsTech   6.17
32 Dimitri De Fauw (Bel) Quickstep                               6.23
33 Salvatore Commesso (Ita) Lampre - Caffita                     6.26
34 Antonio Cruz (USA) Discovery Channel
35 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Fassa Bortolo              6.31
36 Dean Podgornik (Slo) Tenax                                    6.33
37 Nicola Loda (Ita) Liquigas - Bianchi                          6.36
38 Frederik Willems (Bel) Chocolade Jacques - T Interim          6.37
39 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Française des Jeux                       6.38
40 Luciano André Pagliarini Mendonca (Bra) Liquigas - Bianchi    6.43
41 Daniel Musiol (Ger) Wiesenhof                                 6.45
42 Gianluca Bortolami (Ita) Lampre - Caffita                     6.50
43 Ludovic Auger (Fra) Française des Jeux                        6.51
44 Erwin Thijs (Bel) MrBookmaker.com - SportsTech
45 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quickstep                                6.58
46 Angelo Furlan (Ita) Domina Vacanze                            6.59
47 Bert Scheirlinckx (Bel) Flanders                              7.00
48 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Davitamon - Lotto                        7.06
49 Wesley Van Der Linden (Bel) Chocolade Jacques - T Interim     7.12
50 Simone Cadamuro (Ita) Domina Vacanze                          7.32
51 Francis Mourey (Fra) Française des Jeux                       7.45
52 Andrus Aug (Est) Fassa Bortolo                                8.01
53 Frank Hoj (Den) Gerolsteiner                                  8.35
54 Frédéric Mainguenaud (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                   9.04
55 Claudio Corioni (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                           9.43
56 Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Liberty Seguros              10.44
57 Jochen Summer (Aut) Elk Haus - Simplon                       10.48
58 Giosuè Bonomi (Ita) Lampre - Caffita                         11.02
59 Mads Christensen (Den) Quickstep                             14.04
60 Bert Roesems (Bel) Davitamon - Lotto                         18.10
61 Sebastian Lang (Ger) Gerolsteiner                            18.26
62 Alessandro Cortinovis (Ita) Domina Vacanze                   18.47
63 Pedro Horrillo Munoz (Spa) Rabobank                          18.52
64 Martin Elmiger (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                  19.02
65 Sebastian Siedler (Ger) Wiesenhof                            19.14
66 Denys Kostyuk (Ukr) Jartazi Granville Team                   19.16
67 Robert Hunter (RSA) Phonak Hearing Systems                   19.17
68 Raimondas Vilcinskas (Ltu) Jartazi Granville Team            19.25
69 Ronald Mutsaars (Ned) Rabobank                               19.26
70 André Greipel (Ger) Wiesenhof                                19.33
71 Aaron Kemps (Aus) Liberty Seguros                            19.40
72 Stefan Van Dijck (Ned) MrBookmaker.com - SportsTech          19.53
73 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Lampre - Caffita                       19.54
74 Serguei Ivanov (Rus) T-Mobile                                19.54
75 Jan Valach (Svk) eD'system - ZVVZ                            19.58
76 Ludo Dierckxsens (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago             20.07
77 Wim De Vocht (Bel) Davitamon - Lotto                         20.08
78 René Obst (Ger) Wiesenhof                                    20.13
79 Steven De Neef (Bel) Bodysol- Win for Life - Jong Vlaanderen
80 Tom Steels (Bel) Davitamon - Lotto                           20.22
81 Marco Righetto (Ita) Liquigas - Bianchi                      20.29
82 Michal Precechtel (Cze) eD'system - ZVVZ                     20.40
83 Rafael Nuritdinov (Uzb) Domina Vacanze                       20.44
84 Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Domina Vacanze                        20.45
85 Allan Davis (Aus) Liberty Seguros                            20.47
86 Paolo Fornaciari (Ita) Lampre - Caffita                      21.06
87 Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) Française des Jeux                    21.17
88 Wesley Van Speybroeck (Bel) Chocolade Jacques - T Interim    21.18
89 Zoran Klemencic (Slo) Tenax                                  21.52
90 Kevin Van Impe (Bel) Chocolade Jacques - T Interim           22.00
91 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                        22.15
92 Mathieu Criquielion (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago          22.29
93 Christophe Mengin (Fra) Française des Jeux                   23.01
94 Peter Ronsse (Bel) Jartazi Granville Team                    23.34
95 Jeroen Van Rij (Bel) Bodysol- Win for Life - Jong Vlaander   23.44
96 Fabio Baldato (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                            24.20
97 Johan Svensson (Swe) Jartazi Granville Team                  25.05
98 Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Flanders                                  25.09
99 Martin Müller (Ger) Wiesenhof                                25.11
100 David Kupka (Cze) eD'system - ZVVZ                          25.14
101 Leonardo Duque (Col) Jartazi Granville Team                 25.35
102 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Liberty Seguros        26.43
103 Matej Jurco (Svk) Domina Vacanze                            26.51
104 Rony Martias (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                         27.33