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Ronde van Overijssel - 1.2

Netherlands, May 3, 2008

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Surprising win for the home team

By Harry Ruiterkamp

Chaigneau satisfied
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Dutch youngster Robin Chaigneau won the 56th edition of de Ronde van Overijssel, one of the oldest cycling classics in the Netherlands. In the streets of start and finish place Rijssen, after 201.3 km of racing, Chaigneau, the rider from 'home team' Asito-Löwik outsprinted countrymen Bobbie Traksel and Tom Veelers.

"I am very delighted with this victory", said the 19-year old rider. "Especially because our team comes from this part of the country. I won an amateur classic last week, but did not expect to win today." After crashing in the U23 version of the Ronde van Vlaanderen the rider form Meerkerk won the Arno Wallaard Memorial in his hometown. "This race is rated much higher. And with a distance of over 200 kilometres it is much longer. I know I have a good sprint, but I did not know I could do this after such a distance. My advantage was that this sprint was slightly uphill so I could use my power. I decided to ride my own sprint at the left side of the road and was able to bring it home!" Traksel came in second after a successful week with two wins (1 Mei Prijs Hoboken and criterium in his home town Tiel). "I was satisfied with my ride today. I didn't feel to good, but my team decided to work for me anyway. Unfortunately, I came up short this time." Veelers also had to be satisfied with his third place. "I was beaten by a faster man today."

How it unfolded

The race began with an early attack by Dutchman Germ van den Burg (Ruiter Dakkapellen) and Skil-Shimano's Lin Jung from China. They gained a maximum advantage of 4.10 on the peloton in which Team 3c-Gruppe did most of the chasing. With 25 kilometres to two leaders were again swallowed up by the peloton. On the local circuits a leading group of five tried to escape. Dutchman Bram Schmitz (Van Vliet), Germans Matthias Friedemann and Paul Voss (Team 3c-Gruppe) Bjorn Glasner (Kuota) and the Dane Michael Tronborg (Designa Kokken) took a lead of 20 seconds, but when Friedemann and Tronborg were dropped, the peloton, lead by Team P3 Transfer - Batavus, brought the bunch back. In the final sprint Chaigneau showed his colleagues he was the fastest man of the day.

Photography

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Results

1 Robin Chaigneau (Ned) Team Asito - Löwik                                  4.44.00
2 Bobbie Traksel (Ned) P3Transfer - Batavus                                        
3 Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil-Shimano                                                   
4 Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Rabobank Continental Team                              
5 Marco Bos (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels                                             
6 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Krolstone                                                    
7 Michael Reihs (Den) Team Designa Kokken                                          
8 Ciarán Power (Irl) Pezula Racing                                                 
9 Boy van Poppel (Ned) Rabobank Continental Team                                   
10 Paidi O'Brien (Irl) An Post - M. Donnelly - Grant Thornton - Sean Kelly Team    
11 Michel Kreder (Ned) Rabobank Continental Team                                   
12 Johan Berk (Ned) Swabo Cycling Team                                             
13 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Van Vliet - Ebh Advocaten - Elshof                      
14 André van Reek (Ned) Swabo Cyclingteam                                          
15 Bjorn Hoeben (Ned) V Hemert-De Jonge Renner                                     
16 Camiel Dénis (Ned) Ruiter Dakkapellen                                           
17 David Deroo (Ned) Skil-Shimano                                                  
18 Peter Möhlmann (Ned) Kuota Senges                                               
19 Ricardo van der Velde (Ned) Rabobank Continental Team                           
20 Marco Brus (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels                                           
21 Rene Joergensen (Den) Team Designa Kokken                                       
22 Dennis Leliveld (Ned) Ruiter Dakkapellen WT                                     
23 Bart Boom (Ned) RSE Cycling Team                                                
24 Sebastiaan Kamphuis (Ned) Team Asito - Löwik                                    
25 Geert van der Sanden (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels                                 
26 Johan Vreugdenhil (Ned) Herpro-NWV Groningen                                    
27 Jeff Vermeulen (Ned) Team Asito - Löwik                                         
28 Paul Helderman (Ned) B-E Cyclingteam                                            
29 Jos Harms (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels                                            
30 Thijs Poelstra (Ned) OWC Oldenzaal                                              
31 Grischa Janorschke (Ger) Milram Continental                                     
32 Aart Vierhouten (Ned) P3Transfer - Batavus                                      
33 Jasper Lenferink (Ned) Krolstone                                                
34 Ivor Bruin (Ned) Van Vliet - Ebh Advocaten - Elshof                             
35 Jeroen Kregel (Ned) Robinson Techniek - Lorini                                  
36 Peter Ronsse (Ned) Cyclingnews - Jako                                           
37 Niels Scheuneman (Ned) Krolstone                                                
38 Bert Lip (Ned) B&E-Koopmans Cycling Team                                        
39 Pim de Beer (Ned) B&E-Koopmans Cycling Team                                     
40 Matthias Friedemann (Ger) Team 3C-Gruppe Lamonta                                
41 Kieran Page (GBr) Pezula Racing                                                 
42 Dennis Pohl (Ger) Team 3C-Gruppe Lamonta                                        
43 Timothy van der Zanden (Ned) Ubbink - Syntec Cycling Team                   0.08
44 Ruud Fransen (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels                                         
45 Erwin Binnenpoorte (Ned) RSE Cycling Team                                       
46 Manman van Ruitenbeek (Ned) Van Vliet - Ebh Advocaten - Elshof                  
47 Jos Pronk (Ned) Krolstone                                                       
48 Joeri Adams (Bel) Rabobank Continental Team                                     
49 Michael Tronborg (Den) Team Designa Kokken                                      
50 Luke Roberts (Aus) Kuota Senges                                                 
51 Evgeny Popov (Rus) Rabobank Continental Team                                    
52 Paul van Schalen (Ned) B-E Cyclingteam                                          
53 Joost van Leijen (Ned) Van Vliet - Ebh Advocaten - Elshof                       
54 Erik van Lakerveld (Ned) Swabo Cyclingteam                                      
55 Allan Johansen (Ned) Team Designa Kokken                                        
56 Bjorn Glasner (Ger) Kuota Senges                                                
57 Dennis Kreder (Ned) Van Vliet - Ebh Advocaten - Elshof                          
58 Moritz Mainzer (Ger) Kuota Senges                                               
59 Jacob Fiedler (Ger) Milram Ct                                                   
60 Sebastian Forke (Ger) Team 3C-Gruppe Lamonta                                    
61 Tobias Erler (Ger) Team 3C-Gruppe Lamonta                                   0.31
62 Marc Reef (Ned) Team Asito - Löwik                                              
63 Bart Aernouts (Bel) Rabobank Continental Team                                   
64 Paul Voss (Ger) Team 3C-Gruppe Lamonta                                          
65 Eric van de Meent (Ned) Krolstone                                               
66 Bas Stamsnijder (Ned) Van Vliet - Ebh Advocaten - Elshof                        
67 Niek Basten (Ned) V Hemert-De Jonge Renner                                      
68 Rene Obst (Ger) Team 3C-Gruppe Lamonta                                          
69 Germ van der Burg (Ned) Ruiter Dakkapellen                                  0.41
70 Bert-Jan Lindeman (Ned) Team Asito - Löwik                                      
71 Derek Burke (Irl) Pezula Racing                                                 
72 Thomas Rabou (Ned) Rabobank Continental Team                                    
73 Maarten Lenferink (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels                                4.36
74 Arnoud van Groen (Ned) P3Transfer - Batavus                                     
75 Sierk-Jan de Haan (Ned) V Hemert-De Jonge Renner                                
76 Sander Oostlander (Ned) Team Asito - Löwik                                  4.55
77 Timothy Vangheel (Bel) P3Transfer - Batavus                                     
78 Eddy van IJzendoorn (Ned) Line Lloyd Footwear Cycling Team                      
79 Bram Schmitz (Ned) Van Vliet - Ebh Advocaten - Elshof                       4.58
80 Michael Weicht (Ger) Milram Continental                                         
81 Jeroen Boelen (Ned) V Hemert-De Jonge Renner                                    
82 Cameron Jennings (Aus) Pezula Racing                                            
83 Luc Hagenaars (Ned) P3Transfer - Batavus                                        
84 Sierd Steigenga (Ned) Ruiter Dakkapellen                                        
85 Bas Waaijer (Ned) Team Asito - Löwik                                            
86 Frank Niewold (Ned) Swabo Cyclingteam                                           
87 Jordy Luisman (Ned) RSE Cycling Team                                            
88 Maurice de Bekker (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels                                    
89 Mathijs Timmer (Ned) Robinson Techniek - Lorini                                 
90 Tom Slagter (Ned) Ruiter Dakkapellen                                            
91 Fulco van Gulik (Ned) Krolstone                                                 
92 Dave Jansman (Ned) RSE Cycling Team                                             
93 Mathias Jelitto (Ger) Kuota Senges                                              
94 Martin Mortensen (Den) Team Designa Kokken                                      
95 Nicholas Mitchell (Aus) Cyclingnews.com-Jako                                    
96 Bart Vendrig (Ned) Line Lloyd Footwear Cycling Team                             
97 Dirk Oude Ophuis (Ned) OWC OLdenzaal                                            
98 Roderik Groenewold (Ned) Robinson Techniek - Lorini                             
99 Martijn Stougje (Ned) Line Lloyd Footwear Cycling Team                          
100 Niels de Blaauw (Ned) Robinson Techniek - Lorini                               
101 Thomas Nijman (Ned) Herpro-NWV Groningen                                       
102 Yusuke Hatanaka (Jpn) Skil-Shimano                                             
103 John Schouten (Ned) Krolstone                                                  
104 Lars Jun (Ned) P3Transfer - Batavus                                            
105 Eelke van der Wal (Ned) Krolstone                                              
106 Ismael Kip (Ned) Ubbink - Syntec Cycling Team                                  
107 Kenny van Hummel (Ned) Skil-Shimano                                            
108 Bob Jonkheer (Ned) Swabo Cyclingteam                                           
109 Robert Berk (Ned) Swabo Cyclingteam                                            
110 Peter van Dijk (Ned) Swabo Cyclingteam                                         
111 Michael Fitzgersld (Aus) Cyclingnews.com-Jako                                  
112 Matthew Green (GBr) Cyclingnews.com-Jako                                       
113 Marien Wallink (Ned) B-E Cyclingteam                                           
114 Rieno Stofferis (Bel) An Post-M Donnelly-Grant Thornt                          
115 Richard de Jonge (Ned) OWC OLdenzaal                                           
116 Herman Spijkerman (Ned) Robinson Techniek - Lorini                             
117 Koos Jeroen Kers (Ned) Ruiter Dakkapellen                                      
118 Rens te Stroet (Ned) Line Lloyd Footwear Cycling Team                          
119 Menno Horst (Ned) Robinson Techniek - Lorini                                   
120 Ronald Meijer (Ned) Swabo Cyclingteam                                          
121 Ruud Aerts (Ned) V Hemert-De Jonge Renner                                      
122 Gijs Brouwer (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels                                        
123 Mathijs Wagenaar (Ned) Team Asito - Löwik                                      
124 Jan van Veen (Ned) Line Lloyd Footwear Cycling Team                                         

Past winners

2007 Marco Bos (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels
2006 Peter Möhlmann (Ned) Fondas P3Transfer Team
2005 Arno Wallaard (Ned) Cycling Bert Story Piels  
2004 Jens Mouris (Ned) AXA Cycling Team
2003 Alain Van Katwijk (Ned) Axa Cycling Team
2002 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Iteamnova.Com          
2001 Not held
2000 Bart Boom (Ned) Lowik Meubelen-AWV de Zwaluwen
1999 Wim van de Meulenhof (Ned) MGI Fietsen 
1998 Tayeb Braika (Den) Acceptcard
1997 Rudie Kemna (Ned) Giant-Löwik-P&O
1996 Anthony Theus (Ned) Europolis
1995 Louis de Koning (Ned) Erotic Discount Centre
1994 Bennie Gosink (Ned) Löwik
1993 Martin van Steen (Ned) Koga Miyata
1992 Tonny Teuben (Ned) Abee
1991 Frank van Veenendaal (Ned) t'Luchtschip
1990 Tristan Hoffman (Ned) Militaire selectie
1989 Pierre Duin (Ned) Koga Miyata
1988 Jon Vos (Ned) Giant
1987 Tom Cordes (Ned) Amev Nationale selectie
1986 Rob Harmeling (Ned) Amstel Bier
1985 Eddy Schurer (Ned) Batavus
1984 Jan Spijker (Ned) Amstel Bier
1983 Jan Spijker (Ned) Amstel Bier
1982 Jos Alberts (Ned) Amstel Bier
1981 Jan Feiken (Ned) Driessen Stoffen
1980 Herman Snoeijink (Ned) Van Eyck-Fongers
1979 Ari Versluis (Ned) BIK Sloopwerken
1978 Herman Snoeijink (Ned) O.W.C.-In Pace
1977 Frits Schur (Ned) Elite Meubel
1976 Arie Hassink (Ned) Amstel Bier
1975 Wil van Helvoirt (Ned) Caballero
1974 Jan Lenferihnk (Ned) Ketting
1973 Jan Aling (Ned) Ketting
1972 Jo van Pol (Ned) Mars
1971 Charles de Smit (Ned) Trico Noble
1970 John Cornelissen (Ned) Caballero
1969 Bart Solaro (Ned) Batavus
1968 Jan Krekels (Ned) Ovis Roggebrood
1966 Gerard Vianen (Ned) Caballero
1965 Ad van Kemenade (Ned) Schapers
1964 Gerben Karstens (Ned) Dextro Energen
1963 Leo van Dongen (Ned) Breda Bier
1962 Henk Cornelisse (Ned) Radium
1961 Piet van der Horst (Ned)
1960 Jan Janssen  (Ned) Radium
1959 Bas Maliepaard (Ned)
1958 Harrie Scholten (Ned)
1957 Piet Damen (Ned)
1956 Coen Niesten (Ned)
1955 Michel Stolker (Ned)
1954 Mik Snijder (Ned)
1953 Michel Stolker (Ned)
1952 Piet Smit (Ned)

Past winners courtesy of Mario Stiehl, www.world-of-cycling.com