Cyclingnews TV   News  Tech   Features   Road   MTB   BMX   Cyclo-cross   Track    Photos    Fitness    Letters   Search   Forum  
Home

Recently on Cyclingnews.com


Mont Ventoux
Photo ©: Sirotti

 UCI codes explained

52nd Quatre Jours de Dunkerque - 2.HC

France, May 3-7, 2006

2005 results     Stage List     Preview    Start List     Past winners

Sprinters in action in the Four Days of Dunkirk

Pierrick Fedrigo (Bouygues Telecom)
Photo ©: AFP
Click for larger image

Although overshadowed by the Giro d'Italia, the 52nd Quatre Jours de Dunkerque (rated 2.HC on the European tour) has attracted a strong field. Definitely not a climbers' race, the Four Days is actually five long road stages, and there is no time trial this year. Last year's winner was Pierrick Fedrigo (Bouygues Telecom), and the Frenchman will line up again with the support of Laurent Brochard, Didier Rous and Anthony Geslin, among others. But there are plenty of challengers.

Thor Hushovd (Crédit Agricole) has been in solid form early this season, winning Gent-Wevelgem and beating Alessandro Petacchi on more than one occasion. CSC has its classics squad with Stuart O'Grady coming back after an early season crash, as are Lars Bak and Brian Vandborg. Other riders in with a chance of a good showing are Jimmy Casper and Brad Wiggins (Cofidis), Frédéric Guesdon (Française des Jeux), Fred Rodriguez and Gert Steegmans (Davitamon-Lotto), Isaac Galvez (Caisse D'epargne), Niko Eeckhout (Chocolade Jacques), Steven De Jongh (Quick.Step), Jeremy Hunt (Unibet.com) and Gerald Ciolek (Wiesenhof).

The race takes place in the Nord-Pas de Calais region in France, and is mostly suited to the sprinters. However, the penultimate stage from Noeux-les-Mines to Parc départemental d'Olhain features several laps of a hilly finishing circuit.

The Stages

  • Stage 1 - May 3: Dunkerque – Gravelines, 161km
  • Stage 2 - May 4: Arques - Le Cateau Cambrésis, 204km
  • Stage 3 - May 5: Fontaine au Pire – Hénin Beaumont, 181km
  • Stage 4 - May 6: Nœux les mines – Parc Départemental d'Olhain Pas de Calais, 190km
  • Stage 5 - May 7: Seclin - Dunkerque, 163km

Start list

Bouygues Telecom                                Credit Agricole
 
1 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra)                        11 Sébastien Hinault (Fra)
2 Laurent Brochard (Fra)                        12 Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra)
3 Anthony Geslin (Fra)                          13 Jonathan Hivert (Fra)
4 Rony Martias (Fra)                            14 Thor Hushovd (Nor)
5 Anthony Ravard (Fra)                          15 Sébastien Portal (Fra)
6 Franck Renier (Fra)                           16 Cyril Lemoine (Fra)
7 Didier Rous (Fra)                             17 Kilian Patour (Fra)
8 Matthieu Sprick (Fra)                         18 Mark Renshaw (Aus)
 
Team CSC                                        AG2R Prevoyance
 
21 Kasper Klostergaard (Den)                    31 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra)
22 Lars Ytting Bak (Den)                        32 Laurent Mangel (Fra)
23 Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor)                      33 Lloyd Mondory (Fra)
24 Jakob Piil (Den)                             34 Jean-Patrick Nazon (Fra)
25 Luke Roberts (Aus)                           35 Erki Pütsep (Est)
26 Brian Vandborg (Den)                         36 Christophe Riblon (Fra)
27 Christian Müller (Ger)                       37 Julien Loubet (Fra)
28 Stuart O'grady (Aus)                         38 Alexandre Usov (Blr)
 
Française des Jeux                              Cofidis, le Credit par Telephone
 
41 Ludovic Auger (Fra)                          51 Stéphane Auge (Fra)
42 Freddy Bichot (Fra)                          52 Jimmy Casper (Fra)
43 Frédéric Finot (Fra)                         53 Damien Monier (Fra)
44 Frédéric Guesdon (Fra)                       54 Nicolas Inaudi (Fra)
45 Mathieu Ladagnous (Fra)                      55 Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra)
46 Sébastien Joly (Fra)                         56 Nicolas Roche (Irl)
47 Christophe Mengin (Fra)                      57 Tristan Valentin (Fra)
48 Fabien Patanchon (Fra)                       58 Bradley Wiggins (GBr)
 
Davitamon-Lotto                                 Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears
 
61 Pieter Mertens (Bel)                         71 Isaac Galvez Lopez (Spa)
62 Nick Ingels (Bel)                            72 Florent Brard (Fra)
63 Olivier Kaisen (Bel)                         73 Iker Leonet Iza (Spa)
64 Nico Mattan (Bel)                            75 Eric Berthou (Fra)
65 Fred Rodriguez (USA)                         76 Alexei Markov (Rus)
66 Gert Steegmans (Bel)                         77 Mathieu Perget (Fra)
67 Wim Vansevenant (Bel)                        78 Nicolas Portal (Fra)
 
Quick Step-Innergetic                           Team Milram
 
81 Francesco Chicchi (Ita)                      91 Daniel Musiol (Ger)
82 Steven De Jongh (Ned)                        92 Volodymyr Dyudya (Ukr)
83 Servais Knaven (Ned)                         93 Simone Cadamuro (Ita)
84 Sébastien Rosseler (Bel)                     94 Dennis Haueisen (Ger)
85 Ivan Santaromita (Ita)                       95 Matej Jurco (Svk)
86 Kevin Van Impe (Bel)                         97 Fabio Sabatini (Ita)
87 Geert Verheyen (Bel)                         98 Carlo Scognamiglio (Ita)
88 Wouter Weylandt (Bel)                        
 
Agritubel                                       Unibet.com
 
101 Hans Dekkers (Ned)                          111 Jonas Ljungblad (Swe)
102 Christophe Agnolutto (Fra)                  112 Johan Coenen (Bel)
103 Gilles Canouet (Fra)                        113 Geert Omloop (Bel)
104 Benoît Salmon (Fra)                         114 Jeremy Hunt (GBr)
105 Aivaras Baranauskas (Ltu)                   115 Luis Pasamontes (Spa)
106 Stéphane Berges (Fra)                       116 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned)
107 Mickaël Buffaz (Fra)                        117 David Boucher (Fra)
108 Denis Robin (Fra)                           118 Angel Castresana Del Val (Spa)
 
Team Tenax Salmilano                            Landbouwkrediet-Colnago
 
121 Fabio Baldato (Ita)                         131 Frédéric Amorison (Bel)
122 Paolo Bossoni (Ita)                         132 Jean-Paul Simon (Bel)
123 Claudio Cucinotta (Ita)                     133 Mathieu Criquielion (Bel)
124 Honorio Machado Perez (Ven)                 134 Steven Cummings (GBr)
125 David Mcpartland (Aus)                      135 Jurgen Van Loocke (Bel)
126 Christian Murro (Ita)                       136 Paul Manning (GBr)
127 Roberto Petito (Ita)                        137 David Verheyen (Bel)
128 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita)                   138 Sjef De Wilde (Bel)
 
Skil-Shimano                                    Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen
 
141 Yukihiro Doi (Jpn)                          151 Wouter Van Mechelen (Bel)
142 Tomoya Kano (Jpn)                           152 Pieter Ghyllebert (Bel)
143 Rik Reinerink (Ned)                         153 Niko Eeckhout (Bel)
144 Piet Rooijakkers (Ned)                      154 Bart Vanheule (Bel)
145 Hidenori Nodera (Jpn)                       155 Kenny Lisabeth (Bel)
146 Sebastian Langeveld (Ned)                   156 Wesley Van Der Linden (Bel)
147 Aart Vierhouten (Ned)                       157 Tom Stubbe (Bel)
148 Masahiro Shinagawa (Jpn)                    158 Evert Verbist (Bel)
 
Naturino-Sapore Di Mare                         Team Wiesenhof Akud
 
161 Luca Ascani (Ita)                           171 Gerald Ciolek (Ger)
162 Alexandre Bazhenov (Rus)                    172 Artur Gajek (Ger)
163 Stefan Cohnen (Ned)                         173 Felix Odebrecht (Ger)
164 Gabriele Colombo (Ita)                      174 Steffen Radochla (Ger)
165 Luca Pierfelici (Ita)                       175 Marcel Sieberg (Ger)
166 Antonio Quadranti (Ita)                     176 Robert Retschke (Ger)
167 Emanuele Rizza (Ita)                        177 Carlo Westphal (Ger)
168 Rino Zampilli (Ita)                         178 Gregor Willwohl (Ger)
 
Acqua Sapone                                    Health Net Presented By Maxxis
 
181 Stephano Cavallari (Ita)                    191 Jeffry Louder (USA)
182 Andrus Aug (Est)                            192 Michael Jones (USA)
183 Denis Bertolini (Ita)                       193 Karl Menzies (Aus)
184 Crescenzo D'amore (Ita)                     194 Kirk O'bee (USA)
185 Alessandro Donati (Ita)                     196 Garrett Peltonen (USA)
186 Leonardo Moser (Ita)                        197 Mike Sayers (USA)
187 Andrea Rossi (Ita)                          198 Alberto Tiberio (Swi)
188 Jure Zrimsek (Slo)                          
 
Selle Italia-Serramenti Diquigiovanni           Auber 93
 
201 Angelo Furlan (Ita)                         211 Emilien Benoit Berges (Fra)
202 Mariano Giallorenzo (Ita)                   212 Mathieu Drujon (Fra)
203 Freddy Excelino Gonzalez Martinez (Col)     213 Saïd Haddou (Fra)
204 Edgardo Simon (Arg)                         214 Rene Mandri (Est)
205 Diego Nosotti (Ita)                         215 Julien Mazet (Fra)
206 Walter Fernandez Pedraza Morales (Col)      216 Maxime Mederel (Fra)
207 Philippe Schnyder (Swi)                     217 Niels Brouzes (Fra)
208 Niklas Axelsson (Swe)                       218 John Nilsson (Swe)
 
Groupe Sportif Bretagne-Jean Floc'h             
 
221 Stéphane Bonsergent (Fra)                   
222 Antoine Dalibard (Fra)                      
223 Jean-Luc Delpech (Fra)                      
224 Sébastien Duret (Fra)                       
225 Noan Lelarge (Fra)                          
226 Stéphane Petilleau (Fra)                    
227 Yann Pivois (Fra)                           
228 Piotr Zielinski (Pol)                       

Past winners

2005 Pierrick Fredrigo (Fra) Bouygues Telecom
2004 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere
2003 Christophe Moreau (Fra) Credit Agricole
2002 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Bonjour
2001 Didier Rous (Fra) Bonjour
2000 Martin Rittsel (Swe) Memorycard-Jack&Jones
1999 Michaël Sandstod (Den) Team Home-Jack & Jones
1998 Alexander Vinokourov (Kaz) Casino
1997 Johan Museeuw (Bel)
1996 Philippe Gaumont (Fra)
1995 Johan Museeuw (Bel)
1994 Eddy Seigneur (Fra)
1993 Laurent Desbiens (Fra)
1992 Olaf Ludwig (Ger)
1991 Charly Mottet (Fra)
1990 Stephen Roche (Irl)
1989 Charly Mottet (Fra)
1988 Pascal Poison (Fra)
1987 Herman Frison (Bel)
1986 Dirk De Wolf (Bel)
1985 Jean-Luc Vandenbroucke (Bel)
1984 Bernard Hinault (Fra)
1983 Leo Van Vliet (Ned)
1982 Frank Hoste (Bel)
1981 Bert Oosterbosch (Hol)
1980 Jean-Luc Vandenbroucke (Bel)
1979 Daniel Willems (Bel)
1978 Freddy Maertens (Bel)
1977 Gerrie Knetemann (Ned)
1976 Freddy Maertens (Bel)
1975 Freddy Maertens (Bel)
1974 Walter Godefroot (Bel)
1973 Freddy Maertens (Bel)
1972 Yves Hezard (Fra)
1971 Roger De Vlaeminck (Bel)
1970 Willy Van Neste (Bel)
1969 Alain Vasseur (Fra)
1968 Jean Jourdan (Fra)
1967 Lucien Aimar (Fra)
1966 Theo Martens (Bel)
1965 Gustave Desmet (Bel)
1964 Gustave Desmet (Bel)
1963 Joseph Planckaert (Bel)
1962 Joseph Groussard (Bel)
1961 Albertus Geldermans (Bel)
1960 Joseph Planckaert (Bel)
1959 Jacques Anquetil (Fra)
1958 Jacques Anquetil (Fra)
1957 Joseph Planckaert (Bel)
1956 Jean Adriansens (Bel)
1955 Louis Deprez (Fra)
 
Past winners by Mario Stiehl, www.world-of-cycling.com