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57th Dwars door Vlaanderen - 1.2

Belgium, March 27, 2002

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Cooke with last kilometre burst

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Baden Cooke
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The fortunes of La Francaise des Jeux continue to improve this season with a win today in the 57th Dwars Door Vlaanderen in Belgium. Australian sprinter Baden Cooke surprised his other three breakaway companions with an attack with 1 kilometre to go to take the honours, beating Hungarian Laszlo Bodrogi, and Belgians Jo Planckaert (Cofidis) and Peter Van Petegem (Lotto). It was Cooke's first win of the season after several podium finishes.

The 201 kilometre race was held in perfect spring weather, with very little wind, bright blue skies and 11 degree temperatures. The start was in Kortrijk and the riders took a circuitous route through West and East Flanders before the finish in Waregem. Key points were the climbs of Kluisberg (tackled twice), Valkenberg, Eikenberg, Oude Kwaremont, Patersberg, and Nokereberg, which came at 6 kilometres to go.

A breakaway of fourteen riders including a few big names (Museeuw, Planckaert, Eeckhout and Van Petegem) was whittled down to just four (Cooke, Van Petegem, Planckaert and Bodrogi) towards the end. Baden Cooke had good legs, with his second attack proving successful. He rode away from the others with a kilometre to go to take his biggest career win in his third year as a pro. The sprint for second was won by Bodrogi from Planckaert and Van Petegem.

Last year's winner Niko Eeckhout (Lotto) finished in sixth place, a few lengths behind the break.

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Results

1 Baden Cooke (Aus) La Francaise des Jeux     5.14.00 (38.4 km/h)
2 Laszlo Bodrogi (Hun) Mapei-Quick Step          0.04
3 Jo Planckaert (Bel) Cofidis  
4 Peter Van Petegem (Bel) Lotto-Adecco  
5 Andy Flickinger (Fra) Ag2r-Prevoyance  
6 Niko Eeckhout (Bel) Lotto-Adecco  
7 Bert Scheirlinckx (Bel) RDM-Flanders  
8 Lars Michaelsen (Den) Team Coast               0.12
9 Johan Museeuw (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites 
10 Hendrik Van Dijck (Bel) Palmans-Collstrop 
11 Vladimir Smirnov (Ltu) Colpack 
12 Cristian Moreni (Ita) Alessio 
13 Torsten Schmidt (Bel) Gerolsteiner 
14 Chris Peers (Bel) Cofidis 
15 Saulius Ruskys (Ltu) Gerolsteiner             0.36

16 Remco Van Der Ven (Ned) Bankgiroloterij-Batavus
17 Dario Pieri (Ita) Alessio
18 Peter Wrolich (Aut) Gerolsteiner
19 Gorik Gardeyn (Bel) Lotto-Adecco
20 Gerben Löwik (Ned) Bankgiroloterij-Batavus
21 Stefan Adamsson (Swe) Team Coast
22 Roger Hammond (GBr) Palmans-Collstrop
23 Corrado Serina (Ita) Index-Alexia
24 Kristof Trouve (Bel) Palmans-Collstrop
25 Sven Nijs (Bel) Rabobank
26 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Rabobank
27 Wim Van Huffel (Bel) Vlaanderen-T Interim
28 Vincent Van Der Kooij (Ned) Bankgiroloterij-Batavus
29 Marco Engels (Ned) RDM-Flanders
30 Jimmy Casper (Fra) La Francaise des Jeux
31 Max Van Heeswijk (Ned) Domo-Farm Frites
32 Stephan Schreck (Ger) Team Telekom
33 Alberto Vinale (Ita) Alessio
34 Tom Desmet (Bel) Marlux-Ville de Charleroi
35 Fabian De Waele (Bel) Mapei-Quick Step
36 Christophe Mengin (Fra) La Francaise des Jeux
37 Bekim Christensen (Den) Team Coast
38 Steffen Weigold (Ger) Gerolsteiner
39 Piotr Chmielewski (Pol) Mróz
40 Bram Tankink (Ned) Domo-Farm Frites
41 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Rabobank
42 Tom Flammang (Lux) Cofidis
43 Ralf Grabsch (Ger) Team Telekom
44 Wilfried Cretskens (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites
45 Nico Mattan (Bel) Cofidis
46 Yoeri Beyens (Bel) Vlaanderen-T Interim
47 Matthé Pronk (Ned) Rabobank
48 Tristan Hoffman (Ned) CSC-Tiscali
49 Ludovic Auger (Fra) Big Mat-Auber 93
50 Fred Rodriguez (USA) Domo-Farm Frites
51 Coen H. Boerman (Ned) Rabobank
52 Dario Andriotto (Ita) Index-Alexia
53 Jurgen Guns (Bel) Vlaanderen-T Interim
54 Leonardo Giordani (Ita) Team Colpack-Astro
55 Pedro Horrillo (Spa) Mapei-Quick Step
56 Frank Hoj (Den) Team Coast
57 Ludovic Capelle (Bel) Ag2r-Prevoyance
58 Andrei Tchmil (Bel) Lotto-Adecco
59 Serge Baguet (Bel) Lotto-Adecco
60 Hans De Clercq (Bel) Lotto-Adecco
61 Peter Farazijn (Bel) Cofidis
62 Thierry Marichal (Bel) Lotto-Adecco
63 Davide Casarotto (Ita) Alessio
64 Geert Omloop (Bel) Palmans-Collstrop
65 Paul Van Hyfte (Bel) CSC-Tiscali
66 Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) La Francaise des Jeux
67 Franck Pencole (Fra) La Francaise des Jeux
68 Martin Hvastija (Slo) Alessio
69 Michel Van Haecke (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago
70 Bert De Waele (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago
71 Paolo Fornaciari (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step
72 Marc Wauters (Bel) Rabobank
73 Wim Vansevenant (Bel) Palmans-Collstrop
74 Bart Leysen (Bel) Palmans-Collstrop
75 Geert Van Bondt (Bel) CSC-Tiscali
76 Rolf Sorensen (Den) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago
77 Andreas Klier (Ger) Team Telekom
78 Cyril Saugrain (Fra) Big Mat-Auber 93
79 Marcel Duijn (Ned) Rabobank
80 Raphael Schweda (Ger) Team Coast

Full results courtesy of Erik van Breugel

Past winners

Dwars Door Vlaanderen/A Travers la Belgique

2001 Nico Eeckhout (Bel)
2000 Tristan Hoffman (Ned)
1999 (2) Johan Museeuw (Bel)
1998 Tom Steels (Bel)
1997 Andrej Tchmil (Mda)
1996 Tristan Hoffman (Ned)
1995 (2) Jelle Nijdam (Ned)
1994 Carlo Bomans (Bel)
1993 Johan Museeuw (Bel)
1992 Olaf Ludwig (Ger)
1991 (2) Eric Vanderaerden (Bel)
1990 Edwig Van Hooydonck (Bel)
1989 Dirk De Wolf (Bel)
1988 (2) Eddy Planckaert (Bel)
1987 Jelle Nijdam (Bel)
1986 Eric Vanderaerden (Bel)
1985 Eddy Planckaert (Bel)
1984 (2) Walter Planckaert (Bel)
1983 Etienne De Wilde (Bel)
1982 Jan Raas (Ned)
1981 Frank Hoste (Bel)
1980 Johan Van der Meer (Bel)
1979 Gustave Van Roosbroeck (Bel)
1978 Adri Schipper (Ned)
1977 Walter Planckaert (Bel)
1976 Willy Planckaert (Bel)
1975 Cees Priem (Ned)
1974 Louis Verreydt (Bel)
1973 Roger Loysch (Bel)
1972 Marc Demeyer (Bel)
1970 (2) Daniel Van Ryckegem (Bel)
1969 Eric Leman (Bel)
1968 (2) Walter Godefroot (Bel)
1967 Daniel Van Ryckegem (Bel)
1966 Walter Godefroot (Bel)

Dwars door Belgie

1965 Albert Hermans (Bel)
1964 Piet Van Est (Ned)
1963 Clément Roman (Bel)
1962 Martin Van Geneugden (Bel)
1961 Maurice Meuleman (Bel)
1960 Arthur Decabooter (Bel)
1959 Roger Baens (Bel)
1958 André Vlayen (Bel)
1957 Noél Fore (Bel)
1956 Lucien Demunster (Bel)
1955 (2) Alberic Schotte (Bel)
1954 Germain Derijcke (Bel)
1953 Alberic Schotte (Bel)
1952 André Maelbrancke (Bel)
1951 (2) Raymond Impanis (Bel)
1950 (2) André Rosseel (Bel)
1949 Raymond Impanis (Bel)
1948 André Rosseel (Bel)
1947 Albert Sercu (Bel)
1946 Maurice Desimplaere (Bel)
1945 b) Rik Van Steenbergen (Bel)
1945 a) Joseph Somers (Bel)

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