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36th GP Wallonie - 1.1

Belgium, September 14, 2005

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Nuyens repeats in GP Wallonie

Nick Nuyens (L)
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Nick Nuyens (Quick.Step) continues his great season, winning the GP Wallonie in Belgium for the second year in a row. At the top of the cobbled climb to the Citadel of Namur, Nuyens just managed to beat Bjorn Leukemans (Davitamon-Lotto), who made the error of raising his arms in victory too soon. Third place went to Igor Abakoumov (Jartazi) in the same time.

"I'm very happy," Nuyens said of his fifth win of the season. "This year's win is slightly different to last year's, but is equally fantastic. The teamwork today was great and they kept me covered right up until the final few kilometres. We've got the World Championships next week in Madrid, where I'll be riding in support of Boonen. If I manage to start a breakaway I'll only be doing it in favour of Tom, who rode brilliantly today."

The race was run in cool and slightly damp conditions, with attack after attack going in the first hour. Eventually, four riders got clear and stayed away for some time: Tour de l'Avenir winner Lars Bak (CSC), Mathew Hayman (Rabobank), Steven Kleynen (Chocolade Jacques), and Matthé Pronk ( gained a maximum 4'18 lead over the bunch, which was being led by Davitamon-Lotto, Quick.Step and Barloworld in pursuit. Bak was the strongest, and survived until 15 km to go when the finale really began.

Nuyens, Leukemans and Abakoumov were riding well, and were always in the front when the attacks went in the final kilometres. But it essentially came down to a bunch sprint at the foot of the climb to the Citadel. Cedric Vasseur (Cofidis) tried first, but was countered by Philippe Gilbert (FDJ). Then Leukemans and Nuyens rode down Gilbert in the final 500 metres, with Leukemans looking strong all the way until he was just nipped by Nuyens on the line.


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Results - 193.1 km

1 Nick Nuyens (Bel) Quickstep                            4.24.24
2 Björn Leukemans (Bel) Davitamon - Lotto           
3 Igor Abakoumov (Bel) Jartazi Granville Team       
4 Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Team CSC                  
5 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago    
6 Christophe Rinero (Fra) R.A.G.T Semences          
7 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team CSC                       
8 Yon Bru (Spa) Kaiku                                       0.03                       
9 John Gadret (Fra) Jartazi Granville Team                  0.05        
10 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quickstep                               0.12
11 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Française des Jeux
12 Geert Verheyen (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago
13 Rory Sutherland (Aus) Rabobank
14 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago
15 Bert De Waele (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago
16 Nicolas Portal (Fra) AG2R Prévoyance
17 Yoann Le Boulanger (Fra) RAGT Semences
18 Denys Kostyuk (Ukr) Jartazi-Revor
19 Frederik Willems (Bel) Chocolade Jacques - T.Interim
20 Nick Ingels (Bel) Bodysol-Win for Life                   0.15
21 Matti Breschel (Den) Team CSC                            0.18
22 Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) Barloworld-Valsir
23 Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Française des Jeux
24 Jens Renders (Bel)
25 Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Team CSC
26 Michael Rasmussen (Den) Rabobank
27 René Jørgensen (Den) Barloworld-Valsir
28 Frank Vandenbroucke (Bel)    0.21
29 Johan Coenen (Bel)           0.24
30 Bert Scheirlinckx (Bel) Flanders                         0.32
31 Pieter Mertens (Bel) Chocolade Jacques - T.Interim
32 Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Chocolade Jacques - T.Interim
33 Frédéric Bessy (Fra) Cofidis
34 Israel Nuñez Baticon (Spa) Kaiku                         0.35
35 Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Bodysol-Win for Life               0.37
36 Ronald Mutsaars (Ned) Rabobank
37 Cédric Vasseur (Fra) Cofidis
38 Ryan Cox (Rsa) Barloworld-Valsir
39 Axel Merckx (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                        0.41
40 Benoît Salmon (Fra) Agritubel                            0.46
41 Nico Mattan (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                        0.51
42 Angel Castresana (Spa)
43 Roger Beuchat (Sui) Barloworld-Valsir
44 Gregory Habeaux (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago            0.55
45 Maarten Wijnants (Bel) Chocolade Jacques - T.Interim     1.02
46 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Davitamon-Lotto                      1.14
47 Wilfried Cretskens (Bel) Quick Step                      1.21
48 Stéphane Bergès (Fra) Agritubel
49 Patrik Sinkewitz (Ger) Quick Step
50 Alex Coutts (Gbr) Flanders
51 Thierry Marichal (Bel) Cofidis                           1.34
52 Christophe Detilloux (Bel) Française des Jeux
53 Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux
54 Kurt Hovelynck (Bel) Chocolade Jacques - T.Interim       1.47
55 Christophe Agnolutto (Fra) Agritubel
56 Steven de Jongh (Ned) Rabobank
57 Johan Svensson (Swe) Jartazi-Revor
58 Wesley Van der Linden (Bel) Chocolade Jacques - T.Interim
59 Daniel Lloyd (Gbr) Flanders
60 Theo Eltink (Ned) Rabobank                               2.24
61 Roy Sentjens (Bel) Rabobank                              2.32
62 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R Prévoyance
63 Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Agritubel                           2.36
64 Linas Balciunas (Ltu) Agritubel
65 Kristof de Zutter (Bel) Bodysol-Win for Life             4.10
66 Gilles Devillers (Bel) RAGT Semences
67 Stephen Gallagher (Irl) Flanders
68 Jean-Claude Lebeau (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago
69 Kevin Van der Slagmolen (Bel) Bodysol-Win for Life
70 Christophe Oriol (Fra) AG2R Prévoyance
71 Francis de Greef (Bel) Bodysol-Win for Life
72 Ruben Oarbeaskoa (Spa) Kaiku                             4.14
73 Ricardo Serrano Gonzalez (Spa) Kaiku
74 Frédéric Gabriel (Fra)
75 Rodrigo Garcia Rena (Spa) Kaiku
76 Laurent Paumier (Fra)
77 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Bodysol-Win for Life              4.17
78 Erik Lievens (Bel) Bodysol-Win for Life
79 Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R Prévoyance
80 Julien Laidoun (Fra)
81 Kevin Ista (Bel) RAGT Semences
82 Erki Pütsep (Est) AG2R Prévoyance
83 Michael Blanchy (Bel) Jartazi-Revor
84 Benjamin Levecot (Fra) RAGT Semences
85 Chris Sutton (Aus) Cofidis
86 Renaud Dion (Fra) RAGT Semences
87 Christophe Laurent (Fra) Agritubel
88 Nicolas Reynaud (Fra) RAGT Semences
89 Ludovic Martin (Fra) RAGT Semences
90 Maarten Den Bakker (Ned) Rabobank
91 Kurt Van de Wouwer (Bel)
92 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Quick Step
93 Erwin Thijs (Bel)
94 Vytautas Kaupas (Ltu) Jartazi-Revor
95 Koen Barbé (Bel) Chocolade Jacques - T.Interim
96 Steven Kleynen (Bel) Chocolade Jacques - T.Interim
97 Nico Sijmens (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago
98 Luke Roberts (Aus) Team CSC
99 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team CSC
100 Wim Vansevenant (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                   4.56
101 Christophe Brandt (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto
102 Aart Vierhouten (Ned) Davitamon-Lotto
103 Johan Verstrepen (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago
104 Tom Stubbe (Bel) Chocolade Jacques - T.Interim          7.31
105 Mathieu Criquielion (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago
106 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) AG2R Prévoyance                     9.10
107 Henk Vogels (Aus) Davitamon-Lotto                      10.26
108 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Rabobank
109 Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Cofidis
110 Laurent Mangel (Fra) AG2R Prévoyance
111 Matthé Pronk (Ned)
112 Steven de Neef (Bel) Bodysol-Win for Life
113 Matthew White (Aus) Cofidis
114 Addy Engels (Ned) Quick Step
115 Jan Boven (Ned) Rabobank
116 Javier Ruiz de Larrinaga (Spa) Kaiku

Courtesy of Stephane David

Past winners

2004 Nick Nuyens (Bel) Quick.Step-Davitamon               
2003 Dave Bruylandts (Bel) Marlux                    in 4.36.56
2002 Dave Bruylandts (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites  196 kms in 4.33.00 (43.516 km/h)
2001 Axel Merckx (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites      196 kms in 4.34.00 (42.92 km/h)
2000 Alberto Elli (Ita) Deutsche Telekom     196 kms in 4.42.05 (41.732 km/h)
1999 Patrick Jonker (Aus) Rabobank           196 kms in 4.41.45 (41.737 km/h)
1998 Udo Bolts (Ger) Telekom                 201 kms in 5.08.35 (39.179 km/h)
1997 Dimitry Konychev (Rus) - Roslotto
1996 Franco Ballerini (Ita) - Mapei
1995 Andrea Chiurato (Ita) - Mapei
1994 Peter Farazijn (Bel) - Lotto
1993 Patrick Evenepoel (Bel) - Collstrop
1992 Danny Nelissen (Hol) - PDM
1991 Frank Van den Abeele (Bel) - Lotto
1990 Luc Leblanc (Fra) - Castorama
1989 Thomas Wegmüller (Sui) - Domex Weinmann
1988 Claude Criquielion (Bel) - Hitachi
1987 Pascal Poisson (Fra) - System U (Laurent Fignon (Fra) disq)
1986 Steven Rooks (Hol) - PDM
1985 Marc Madiot (Fra) - Renault
1984 Frank Hoste (Bel) - Europ Decor
1983 Stephen Roche (Irl) - Peugeot
1982 Hennie Kuiper (Hol) - DAF Trucks
1981 Walter Dalgal (Ita) -
1980 Willy De Geest (Bel) - Ijsboerke
1979 Leo Van Vliet (Hol) - Ti Raleigh
1978 Willem Peeters (Bel) - Ijsborke
1977 Walter Planckaert (Bel)
1976 Herman Vanspringel (Bel)
1975 André Dierickx (Bel)
1974 Frans Verbeeck (Bel)
1973 Albert Van Vlierberghe (Bel)
1972 Emiel Cambre (Bel)
1971 Felice Gimondi (Ita)
1970 Ferdinand Bracke (Bel)

1951 - 1969  no event

1950 Joseph Verhaert (Bel)
1949 Jacques Geus (Bel)
1944 Joseph Somers (Bel)
1943 Edouard Van Dyck (Bel)
1942 Maurice Van Herzele (Bel)
1941 -
1940 -
1939 Adolph Braeckeveldt (Bel)
1938 Adolph Braeckeveldt (Bel)
1937 Karel Tersago (Bel)
1936 Adolph Braeckeveldt (Bel)
1935 Gustave Degreef (Bel)

Past winners by Mario Stiehl,