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50th Ronde van Overijssel - 1.5

Nertherlands, May 4, 2002

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Lancaster claims victory in the Netherlands

Australian Brett Lancaster, has claimed his first win for iteamNova.com in the 199km Ronde Van Overijssel in the Netherlands (UCI 1.5). The 22 year old, who has represented Australia on the track in World, Olympic and Commonwealth Games competition, proved too strong on the final uphill sprint crossing the line in 4:46:48 ahead of Arno Wallaard (Domo U23) and Rabobank sprinter Kenny Van Hummel.

"I put on my big gear to grind up the uphill finish but at 200 metres to go I got out of the saddle for the sprint and I cramped my legs," he explained after his win. "So I sat back down and just kept my gear going and they couldn't get across."

Lancaster admitted he didn't like his chances when he lined up for the Ronde Van Overijssel because he was still feeling the effects of last week's Circuit des Mines in France.

"It was a really hard race in France and I didn't really feel good at today's start," said Lancaster. "But as the race went on I felt better."

Early in the race a lead group had broken away in the wake of one of numerous crashes caused by the wet conditions but iteamNova.com's Scott Guyton and Trent Wilson helped in the chase to reel them in. Several riders tried to bridge the gap to the lead group which had a five minute advantage with 80 kilometres left.

Two riders broke away from the lead group at the fifth Hot Spot but the pressure was now increasing in the peloton. By the time the lead pair rode into the finishing town of Rijssen, with 20 kilometres to go to the finish line, their lead had been whittled down to 25 seconds. They were caught six kilometres later.

Lancaster and Rabobank's Koen De Kort broke away with a little more than ten kilometres remaining but eight more riders joined them soon after. As the ten leaders headed toward the finish the rain stopped and the games began. With three Rabobank and two iteamNova.com riders in the lead group of ten, Guyton and Lancaster knew they would have to soften up their rivals if they were to have a chance of victory.

Guyton and Rene Obst (Team Berlin) attacked putting the pressure on Rabobank to chase them down. But with one kilometre remaining Rabobank wasn't closing the gap. 500 metres from the line Arno Wallaard (Domo U23) drove hard to reach the lead two with Lancaster right on his wheel.

Guyton assessed the situation and put in a final kick to make sure Lancaster had a clear line to the finish. The Victorian didn't disappoint getting past Wallaard and holding off Van Hummel to claim the win.

"It was clear Rabobank weren't getting across so I decided to go for it but they (iteamNova.com) did some good work (because) when I caught them his team mate (Guyton) pulled a gap and he (Lancaster) got over me easily," said Wallaard after the race.

"Scott had been going all out in his escape, but he still managed to help me in the sprint," said a grateful Lancaster.

"This is my first season of focusing on road-racing and I'm still learning every race," he said. "I get a lot of help from my team-mates and of course some good advice from our team manager Sean Yates."

Courtesy of iteamnova.com

Results - 199 km

1 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Iteamnova.Com                       4.46.48 (41.632 km/h)
2 Kenny Van Hummel (Ned) Rabobank (Espoirs)
3 Arno Wallaard (Ned) Domo-Farm Frites Espoirs
4 Mark Vlijm (Ned) Axa-Vvz Cycling Team
5 Rene Obst (Ger)
6 Arne Kornegoor (Ned) Tegeltoko
7 Michael Mourecek (Cze)
8 Luuc Hutten (Ned) Rabobank (Espoirs)
9 Scott Guyton (NZl) Iteamnova.Com                             0.08
10 Koen De Kort (Ned) Rabobank (Espoirs)                       0.22
11 Bjorn Cornelissen (Ned) Axa-Vvz Cycling Team                0.48
12 Rudy Vriend (Ned) Van Vliet-Gazelle
13 Michael Blanchy (Bel)
14 Julien Smink (Ned) Van Hemert Groep
15 Enrico Zinn (Ger)
16 Jos Lucassen (Ned) Axa-Vvz Cycling Team
17 Vojtech Dlouhy (Cze)
18 Matthijs Loohuis (Ned) Bert Story-Piels
19 Rob Golbach (Ned) Team Hunter Sportswear-Albert Heijn
20 Hans Kopmels (Ned) Energiewacht-Nwv Groningen
21 Richard Slabbekoorn (Ned) Van Vliet-Gazelle
22 Jasper Lenferink (Ned) Team Hunter Sportswear-Albert Heijn
23 Jurgen De Jong (Ned) Axa-Vvz Cycling Team
24 Bart Bouma (Ned) Rtv Oldenzaalse Wcl
25 Ronald Dussel (Ned) Team Hunter Sportswear-Albert Heijn
26 Alain Van Katwijk (Ned) Van Hemert Groep
27 Martijn Stougje (Ned) Van Vliet-Gazelle
28 Steven Peters (Ned) Bert Story-Piels
29 Michel Sebastian (Ger)
30 Bastiaan Krol (Ned) Tegeltoko
31 Mario Zeckra (Ger)
32 Stefan Cohnen (Ned) Tegeltoko
33 Udo Mueller (Ger)
34 Gerben Van De Reep (Ned) Van Vliet-Gazelle
35 Germ Van Der Burg (Ned) Bert Story-Piels
36 Pieter Uytterhoeven (Bel)
37 Folkert De Haan (Ned) Energiewacht-Nwv Groningen
38 Roel Egelmeers (Ned) Van Hemert Groep
39 Walter De Kok (Ned) Tegeltoko
40 Niels Scheuneman (Ned) Rabobank (Espoirs)                   0.57
41 Trent Wilson (Aus) Iteamnova.Com                            0.59
42 Anton Wouters (Bel)
43 Ruud Aerts (Ned) Van Hemert Groep
44 Martijn Lust (Ned) Van Hemert Groep                         1.07
45 Ger Soepenberg (Ned) L÷wik Meubelen-Rabobank Twenterand     8.30
46 Joost Kiewik (Ned) L÷wik Meubelen-Rabobank Twenterand
47 Matthijs Delen (Ned) Van Vliet-Gazelle
48 Bas Waaijer (Ned) Tegeltoko
49 Dennis De Jong (Ned) Van Vliet-Gazelle
50 Maarten Janssen (Ned) L÷wik Meubelen-Rabobank Twenterand
51 Thijs Poelstra (Ned) L÷wik Meubelen-Rabobank Twenterand
52 Niek Veldhuis (Ned) Rtv Oldenzaalse Wcl
53 Raymond Hartman (Ned) Wsv Emmen
54 Rob Rorije (Ned) Wv De Ijsselstreek & Kwc Kampen
55 Arno Hartog (Ned) Wilton-Snel-Uwtc De Volharding
56 Niek Asbroek (Ned) L÷wik Meubelen-Rabobank Twenterand
57 Henne Van Zanten (Ned) Stichting Wieler Instituut Noord-Holland
58 Frank Van Rooijen (Ned) Stichting Wieler Instituut Noord-Holland
59 Ruud Pronk (Ned) Stichting Wieler Instituut Noord-Holland
60 Martijn Knobben (Ned) L÷wik Meubelen-Rabobank Twenterand
61 Christoph Haxsen (Ned)
62 Bart Weierink (Ned) Rtv Oldenzaalse Wcl
63 Ion Zotea (Mda)
64 Adam Cox (Aus) Wilton-Snel-Uwtc De Volharding
65 Pascal Arts (Ned) Apac-Wv Eemland
66 Aldo Klomp (Ned) R&Tc Groenewoud-Modderkolk
67 Kees Hagen (Ned) Team Hunter Sportswear-Albert Heijn
68 Jos Boonstra (Ned) Team Hunter Sportswear-Albert Heijn
69 Dimitri De Fauw (Bel)
70 Jos Verbist (Ned) R&Tc Groenewoud-Modderkolk
71 Roel De Vries (Ned) Team Hunter Sportswear-Albert Heijn
72 Christophe Janssens (Bel)
73 Maint Berkenbosch (Ned) Energiewacht-Nwv Groningen
74 Julian Siemens (Ned) Wv Assen-Roden

Courtesy of cyclebase.nl

Past winners

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-L÷wik-P&O
1996 Anthony Theus (Ned) Europolis
1995 Louis de Koning (Ned) Erotic Discount Centre
1994 Bennie Gosink (Ned) L÷wik
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)