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Münsterland Giro - 1.2

Germany, October 3, 2006

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Martens wins Münsterland Giro

Report by Susan Westemeyer

Martens had plenty of time to celebrate.
Photo ©: Florian & Susanne Schaaf
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Paul Martens of Skil-Shimano won the first Münsterland Giro Tuesday, two seconds ahead of the peloton. He finished ahead of Sjef De Wilde(Landbouwkrediet) and Wiesenhof's Marcel Sieberg. The race was marked by a four-man escape group of Martens, Fabian Wegmann (Gerolsteiner), Linus Gerdemann (T-Mobile) and Sebastian Siedler (Milram). They got away shortly after the start of the race and built up a lead of nearly eight and a half minutes. The lead shrank due to pressure from the rest of the peloton, but the deciding factor was when the four leaders were misdirected on the course, only 18 km before the finish. Eventually the other three riders were caught by the onrushing peloton but Martens was able to hold on to enough of a lead to take the win.


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Results - 202.99 km

1  Paul Martens (Ger) Skil-Shimano                            4.41.00 (43.34 km/h)
2  Sjef De Wilde (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                   0.02
3  Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Team Wiesenhof Akud                          
4  Thomas Fothen (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                  
5  Jonas Owczarek (Ger) Team Sparkasse                               
6  Evgeny Popov (Rus) Rabobank Continental                           
7  Olaf Pollack (Ger) T-Mobile Team                                  
8  Andre Greipel (Ger) T-Mobile Team                                 
9  Stefan Löffler (Ger) Team Sparkasse                               
10  Roman Kuntschik (Ger) Heinz Von Heiden Team Hannover             
11  Enrico Poitschke (Ger) Team Milram                               
12  Roy Curvers (Ned) Procomm-Van Hemert                             
13  Steffen Weigold (Ger) Team Lamonta                               
14  Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Rabobank Continental                      
15  Yvo Kusters (Ned) Procomm-Van Hemert                             
16  Sven Krauss (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                   
17  Marcel Beima (Ned) Procomm-Van Hemert                            
18  Steffen Radochla (Ger) Team Wiesenhof Akud                       
19  Kim Marius Nielsen (Den) Glud & Marstrand Horsens                
20  Piet Rooyakkers (Ned) Skil-Shimano                               
21  Frank Dressler (Ger) Continental Cycling Team Differdange        
22  Dennis Pohl (Ger) Heinz Von Heiden Team Hannover                 
23  Martin Hebik (Cze) AC Sparta Praha                               
24  Hannes Blank (Ger) Team Lamonta                                  
25  Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Gerolsteiner                           
26  Martin Vestby (Ned) Procomm-Van Hemert                           
27  Dirk Müller (Ger) Team Sparkasse                                 
28  Tomas Hruby (Cze) AC Sparta Praha                                
29  Josef Benetseder (Aut) Team Vorarlberg                           
30  Chr Von Kleinsorgen (Ger) Team Lamonta                           
31  Domenik Klemme (Ger) Heinz Von Heiden Team Hannover              
32  Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Skil-Shimano                            
33  Sergej Fuchs (Ger) Heinz Von Heiden Team Hannover                
34  Matthias Wiele (Ger) Team Notebooksbilliger:de                   
35  Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Skil-Shimano                              
36  Mitja Schlüter (Ger) Team Wiesenhof Akud                         
37  Aart Vierhouten (Ned) Skil-Shimano                               
38  Jos Harms (Ned) Team Löwik Meubelen                              
39  Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram                                
40  Maint Berkenbosch (Ned) Team Regiostrom-Senges                   
41  Phillip Schulz (Ger) Team Notebooksbilliger:de                   
42  Christ Girschweiler (Swi) Team Vorarlberg                        
43  Nico Keinath (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                  
44  Hans Bloks (Ned) Team Löwik Meubelen                             
45  Jean Paul Simon (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                    
46  Christoph Dagartz (Ger) Team Notebooksbilliger:de                
47  Jeroen Boelen (Ned) Procomm-Van Hemert                           
48  Gregory Habeaux (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                    
49  Pieter Mertens (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                             
50  Fredrik Johansson (Swe) Continental Cycling Team Differdange     
51  Ralf Grabsch (Ger) Team Milram                                   
52  Marco Kiritschenko (Ger) Team Notebooksbilliger:de               
53  Christ Meschenmoser (Ger) Skil-Shimano                           
54  Wolfram Wiese (Ger) Team Regiostrom-Senges                       
55  Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank Continental                         
56  Stefan Parinussa (Ger) Team Sparkasse                            
57  Johan Verstrepen (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                   
58  Rik Reinerink (Ned) Skil-Shimano                             0.08
59  Martin Müller (Ger) Team Milram                              0.14
60  Gregor Gut (Swi) Team Vorarlberg                             0.16
61  Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank Continental                            
62  Thomas Ziegler (Ger) T-Mobile Team                               
63  Daan Rijntjes (Ned) Procomm-Van Hemert                           
64  Timo Honstein (Ger) Team Sparkasse                               
65  Gregor Willwohl (Ger) Team Wiesenhof Akud                        
66  Michael Skelde (Den) Glud & Marstrand Horsens                    
67  Preben Vanhecke (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                        0.40
68  Tom Steels (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                 
69  Jason Phillips (Aus) Heinz Von Heiden Team Hannover          0.42
70  Björn Schröder (Ger) Team Milram                                 
71  Andreas Stauff (Ger) Team Wiesenhof Akud                     0.46
72  Linus Gerdemann (Ger) T-Mobile Team                          0.52
73  Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                
74  Morten Knudsen (Den) Continental Cycling Team Differdange    0.56
75  Hendrik Werner (Ger) Heinz Von Heiden Team Hannover          0.57
76  Martin Pecenka (Cze) AC Sparta Praha                             
77  Arnoud Van Groen (Ned) Team Löwik Meubelen                   1.00
78  Sven Renders (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                   1.03
79  Eric Baumann (Ger) T-Mobile Team                             1.10
80  Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank Continental                            
81  Andreas Klier (Ger) T-Mobile Team                                
82  Bastiaan Giling (Ned) T-Mobile Team                              
83  Huub Duyn (Ned) Rabobank Continental                             
84  Laurent Didier (Lux) Team Regiostrom-Senges                      
85  Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Continental                         
86  Robert Retschke (Ger) Team Wiesenhof Akud                        
87  Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Rabobank Continental                       
88  Konstantin Schubert (Ger) Team Regiostrom-Senges                 
89  Stefan Heiny (Ger) Team Lamonta                                  
90  Fraser Mac Master (NZl) Team Vorarlberg                          
91  Rick Fransen (Ned) Team Löwik Meubelen                           
92  Marc Reef (Ned) Team Löwik Meubelen                              
93  Dennis Haueisen (Ger) Team Milram                                
94  Bjorn Hoeben (Ned) Procomm-Van Hemert                            
95  Nico Sijmens (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                       
96  Rene Weissinger (Ger) Skil-Shimano                           2.25
97  Sebastian Siedler (Ger) Team Milram                          2.37