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92nd Kampioenschap Van Vlaanderen - 1.1

Koolskamp, Belgium, September 21, 2007

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Cooke cooks Cappelle

By Bjorn Haake

Aussie Baden Cooke ( won the Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen using his sprinting prowess to decisively beat Belgian Andy Cappelle (Landbouwkrediet-Tonissteiner), whom the local crowd wanted to win so badly. Denis Flahaut (Jartazi-Promo Fashion) led in the peloton 21 seconds later.

For Unibet it was another victory in a relatively successful year, had it not been caught in the middle of the standoff between the UCI and the Grand Tour organisers, who did not allow Unibet to start at any of their three-week races. The good results, however, are rumoured to have secured another sponsor, according to Wallonian newspaper l'Avenir.

The course was very flat, with a small section of pavé and of course the inevitable Belgian wind thrown in for good measure. Fifteen laps of 12 kilometres each added up to the race distance of 180 kilometres. Unibet was strong all day and present in many of the breakaways. With five laps to go they had three men in a front group, but Jimmy Casper dropped back, which still left Jeremy Hunt and Baden Cooke in the six-man break.

With one lap to go, right after the start-finish line, the peloton regrouped, but immediately counterattacks followed, with Andy Cappelle being the most active. On the back side of the course, helped by some tailwind, the break gained a maximum of 48 seconds. The peloton only managed to only reduce it to 21 seconds by the finish and Cooke had no problem flying past Cappelle in the final metres.


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Results - 180 km

1 Baden Cooke (Aus)                                      4.13.00 (42.69 km/h)
2 Andy Cappelle (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Tonissteiner                   0.05
3 Denis Flahaut (Fra) Jartazi - Promo Fashion                          0.21
4 Gorik Gardeyn (Bel)                                           
5 Frederic Amorison (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Tonissteiner                   
6 Nico Eeckhout (Bel) Chocolade Jacques - Topsport Vlaanderen              
7 Kristof Goddaert (Bel) Davitamon - Win For Life - .Long Vlaanderen       
8 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Predictor - Lotto                                   
9 Sjef De Wilde (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Tonissteiner                       
10 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel)                                      
11 Thomas Ongena (Bel) Yaw Adoo - Abm - Tv Vlaanderen                      
12 Michael Schar (Swi) Astana                                              
13 Jacob Fiedler (Ger) Continental Team Milram                             
14 Roberto Traficante (Ita) Team L.P.R.                                    
15 Detlef Moerman (Bel) Quick Step - Innergetic                            
16 Tom Steels (Bel) Predictor - Lotto                                      
17 Jens Renders (Bel) Palmans Collstrop                                    
18 Mark Cassidy (Irl) Murphy & Gunn-Newlyn-M Donnelly-Sean Kelly           
19 Jonas Ljungblad (Swe)                                        
20 Evert Verbist (Bel) Chocolade Jacques - Topsport Vlaanderen             
21 James Vanlandschoot (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Tonissteiner                
22 Geert Steurs (Bel) Predictor - Lotto                                    
23 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Skil - Shimano                                 
24 Pieter Muys (Bel) Babes Only - Villapark Lingemeer - Flanders           
25 Matthe Pronk (Ned)                                           
26 Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Quick Step - Innergetic                            
27 Vytautas Kaupas (Ltu) Jartazi - Promo Fashion                           
28 Eduard Bogaert (Bel) Yaw Adoo - Abm - Tv Vlaanderen                     
29 Andrew Vancoillie (Bel) Profel Ziegler Continental Team                 
30 Grischa Janorschke (Ger) Continental Team Milram                        
31 Wilfried Cretskens (Bel) Quick Step - Innergetic                        
32 Joost Van Leijen (Ned) Van Vliet - Ebh - Advocaten                      
33 Maxim Gourov (Kaz) Astana                                               
34 Jo Maes (Bel) Jartazi - Promo Fashion                                   
35 Gert Vanderaerden (Bel) DFL - Cycling News - Litespeed                  
36 Robby Meul (Bel) DFL - Cycling News - Litespeed                         
37 Frederik Penne (Bel) Palmans Collstrop                                  
38 Borut Bozic (Slo) Team L.P.R.                                           
39 Alexey Kolessov (Kaz) Astana                                            
40 Matthias Friedemann (Ger) Team 3C Gruppe - Lamonta                      
41 Ingmar Dassler (Ger) Team 3C Gruppe - Lajvlonta                         
42 Jean-Paul Simon (Bel) Babes Only - Villapark Lingemeer - Flanders       
43 Ramuntxo Garmendia (Fra) Babes Only - Villapark Lingemeer - Flanders    
44 Maarten Neyens (Bel) Davitamon - Win For Life - .Long Vlaanderen        
45 Peter Ronsse (Bel) Babes Only - Villapark Lingemeer - Flanders          
46 Tom Cleeren (Bel) Klaipeda - Splendid Cycling Team                      
47 Philip Schulz (Ger) Yaw Adoo - Abm - Tv Vlaanderen                      
48 Jan Bluekens (Bel) Profel Ziegler Continental Team                      
49 Matthew Wilson (Aus)                                         
50 Sven Wielandt (Bel) Profel Ziegler Continental Team                     
51 Wouter Van Mechelen (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Tonissteiner                  
52 Nico Mattan (Bel) DFL-CyclingNews-Litespeed                             
53 Jose Enrique Gutierrez Cataluna (Spa) Team L.P.R.                       
54 Francois Jurgen (Bel) Jartazi-Promo Fashion                             
55 Dimitri De Fauw (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen             
56 Mario Ickx (Bel) Jartazi-Promo Fashion                                  
57 Michael Weicht (Ger) Continental Team Milram                            
58 Steven De Neef (Bel) Davitamon-Win For Life-.Long Vlaanderen            
59 Sven De Weerdt (Bel) DFL-Cycling News-Litespeed                         
60 Leonardo Scarselli (Ita) Quick Step-Innergetic                          
61 Cedric Vasseur (Fra) Quick Step-Innergetic                              
62 Holger Burkhardt (Ger) Continental Team Milram                          
63 Daniele Nardello (Ita) Team L.P.R.                                      
64 Christian Kux (Ger) Continental Team Milram                             
65 Rhys Pollock (Aus) DFL-Cycling News-Litespeed                           
66 Leif Hoste (Bel) Predictor-Lotto                                        
67 Igor Abakoumov (Bel) Astana                                             
68 Maurizio Bellin (Ita) Team L.P.R.                                       
69 Daniele Callegarin (Ita) Team L.P.R.                                    
70 Wim Vansevenant (Bel) Predictor-Lotto                                   
71 Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step-Innergetic                         
72 Geert Omloop (Bel) Jartazi-Promo Fashion                                
73 Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen      0.47
74 Ignacio Gutierrez Cataluna (Spa) Team L.P.R.                        1.06
75 Jarno Van Mingeroet (Bel) Jartazi-Promo Fashion                     1.08
76 Iijo Keisse (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen             1.33
77 Jef Michels (Bel) Pictoflex-Thompson-Hyundai                        1.50
DNF Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Davitoman-Win For Life-Jong Vlaaneren           
DNF Jurgen Lindhoud (Ned) Ubbink-Syntec Cycling Team                       
DNF Dirk Finders (Ger) Pictoflex-Thompson-Hyundai                          
DNF Zakaria El Darabna (Bel) Pic Toflex-Thompson-Hyundai                   
DNF Kenneth De Loor (Bel) Picto Flex-Thompson-Hyundai                      
DNF Yves Peellan (Bel) Yawadoo-Abm-Tv Vlaanderen                                              

Past winners

     1st                      2nd                      3rd
2006 Nico Eeckhout (Bel)      Steven De Jongh (Ned)    Danilo Hondo (Ger)
2005 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb)     Andy De Smet (Bel)       Assan Bazayev (Kaz)
2004 Jimmy Casper (Fra)       Nico Mattan (Bel)        Ludovic Capelle (Bel) 
2003 Baden Cooke (Aus)        Jans Koerts (Ned)        Robert Sassone (Fra)
2002 Jimmy Casper (Fra)       Marc Streel              Andy Cappelle
2001 Paul Van Hyfte           Björnar Vestöl (Nor)     Jean-Michel Tessier (Fra)
2000 Nico Eeckhout            John Talen (Ned)         Chris Peers
1999 Michel Vanhaecke         Arvis Piziks (Lat)       Steven De Jongh (Ned)
1998 Nico Eeckhout            Hans De Clercq           Davy Delmé
1997 Peter Van Petegem        Tom Steels               Michael van der Wolf (Ned)
1996 Nico Eeckhout            Johan Verstrepen         Peter Verbeken
1995 Johan Museeuw            Hans De Clercq           Wilfried Peeters
1994 Jelle Nijdam (Ned)       Hendrik Redant           Danny Nelissen (Ned)
1993 Sammie Moreels           Andrei Tsjmile (Mol)     Johan Museeuw
1992 Rik Van Slijcke          Michel Vanhaecke         Hendrik Redant
1991 Johan Museeuw            Peter Huyghe             Wiebren Veenstra (Ned)
1990 Hendrik Redant           Wilfried Peeters         Dirk Demol
1989 Etienne Dewilde          Luc Van De Vel           Herman Frison
1988 Marnix Lameire           Edwin Bafcop             Dirk Heirweg
1987 Dirk Heirweg             Dirk Demol               Geert Decorte
1986 Frank Van De Vijver      Herman Frison            Alan Peiper (Aus)
1985 Eddy Vanhaerens          Claude Criquielion       Pol Verscheure
1984 Rudy Matthijs            Dirk Heirweg             Frank Hoste
1983 Patrick Devos            Adri Vander Poel (Ned)   Luc Meersman
1982 Gerry Verlinden          Hendrik Caethoven        Jean-François Chaurin (Fr)
1981 Patrick Versluys         Frank Hoste              Ronny Van Marcke
1980 Theo De Rooy (Ned)       Luc Collijn              Guido Van Sweevelt
1979 Fons Van Katwijk (Ned)   Marc Renier              Lieven Malfait
1978 Daniel Wilems            Gerry Verlinden          Alain Desaever
1977 Frans Verhaegen          Gerry Verlinden          Willy In 't Ven
1976 Freddy Maertens          Willy Planckaert         Serge Vandale
1975 Jos Huysmans             Hennie Kuiper            José Vanackere
1974 Freddy Maertens          Frans Verbeeck           Herman Vrijders
1973 Herman Vrijders          José Vanackere           Jos Spruyt
1972 Patrick Sercu            Eddy Merckx              Walter Godefroot
1971 Erik Leman               Rik Van Linden           Willy Planckaert
1970 Noël Van Clooster        Jean-Pierre Monseré      Herman Vrijders
1969 Erik De Vlaminck         Ronald De Witte          Jean-Pierre Monseré
1968 Jos Huysmans             Eric Leman               rik Van Looy
1967 Gerard Viaenen (Ned)     Eddy Van Audenaerde      Gustaaf Desmet
1966 Eddy Merckx              Daniel Van Ryckegem      Gustaaf Desmet
1965 Palle Lykke (Den)        Arthur Decabooter        Gustaaf Desmet
1964 Gustaaf Desmet           Rik Van Looy             Gilbert Maes
1963 Staf Van Vaerenberghe    Jean-Baptist Claes       Frans Melckebeeck
1962 André Messelis           Romain Vanwynsberghe     Oswald Declercq
1961 Frans Demulder           Karel Clerckx            Gustaaf Desmedt
1960 Gilbert Desmet           Jos Mariën               Michel Van Aerde
1959 Rik Van Looy             André Noyelle            Oswald Declercq
1958 Leon Van Daele           Roger De Corte           René Mertens
1957 Leon Van Daele           Leon Delathouwer         Firmin Bral
1956 Leon Van Daele           André Rosseel            Wim Van Est (Ned)
1955 Leon Delathouwer         André Noyelle            René Mertens
1954 Briek Schotte            André Rosseel            Karel De Baere
1953 Leon Delathouwer         Maurits Mollin           Arthur Mommerency
1952 Arsène Ryckaert          Arthur Mommerency        Julien Plovie
1951 Roger De Cock            Gerard Buyl              André Maelbrancke
1950 Maurice Blomme           Arsène Ryckaert          André Pieters
1949 Emiel Van Der Veken      Roger De Cock            Flander Janssens
1948 Emmanuel Thoma           Roger Decorte            Louis Brusselmans
1947 Albert Paepe             Albert Anutchin          Maurice Meersman
1946 Achiel Debacker          Albert Sercu             Alois Van Overloop
1945 Sylvain Grysolle         André Pieters            Omer Huwel
1943 Rik Van Steenbergen      Robert Van Eenaeme       Roger Knockaert
1942 Robert Van Eenaeme       Roger Knockaert          Albert Paepe
1941 Briek Schotte            Frans Bonduel            Albert Sercu
1938 Sylvain Grysolle         Odiel Van den Meerschaut Albert Beirnaert
1937 Marcel Claeys            Gaston Denijs            Jan Deman
1936 Julien Heirnaert         Emiel Vandepitte         Frans Bonduel
1935 Marcel Kint              Flander Horemans         Albert Billiet
1934 Jef Moerenhout           Albert Billiet           Jules Lowie
1933 Gerard Desmet            Michel Van Vlockhoven    André Mortier
1932 Gerard Desmet            Sylveer Maes             André Mortier
1931 Aimé Dossche             Frans Bonduel            Félicien Vervaecke
1930 Fred Hamerlinck          Leander Ghyssels         Constant Dyzers
1929 Maurice Raes             Aimé Dossche             Maurice Dewaele
1928 Aimé Dossche             Lucien Buysse            Hector Martin
1927 Paul Matton              Fred Hamerlinck          Jan Meeuwis
1926 Hector Dejaegher         Gustaaf Van Slembrouck   Georges Ronsse
1925 Aimé Dossche             Maurice Dewaele          Remi Cant
1924 Leon Devos               Jules Matton             Maurice Dewaele
1923 Julien Volbrecht         Pierre Vandevelde        Theo Van Eetvelde
1922 Alfons Van Hecke         Robert Vandenberghe      Julien Volbrecht
1921 Pierre Vandevelde        Marcel Buysse            Karel Govaert
1920 Jules Van Hevel          Henri Vanlerberghe       Robert Vandenberghe
1919 Jules Van Hevel          Leon Devos               Alfons Van Hecke
1913 René Anno                Arthur Maertens          Achiel Depauw
1912 Abel Devogelaere         Leon Buysse              Aloïs Persyn
1911 Leon Buysse              Aloïs Persyn             Fons Brutin
1910 Odiel Defraeye           Leon Buysse              Henri Vanlerberghe
1909 Robert Wancour           Odiel Defraeye           Marcel Buysse
1908 Robert Wancour           Firmin Lambot            Louis Colsaet

Past winners by Mario Stiehl,