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Ringerike GP - 2.5

Norway, May 1-5, 2002

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Stage 1 - May 1: Hønefoss - Hønefoss, 157.7 km

Larsson wins in epic 140 km break

By Tomas Nilsson, correspondent
Gustav Larsson
Photo: © G. Mjaugedal
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The Ringerike Grand Prix uses basically the same parcours every year. The first stage looks easiest on paper but has been decisive on two earlier occasions. This year an early breakaway held on all the way to the finish, and the young Swede Gustav Larsson (Team Crescent) now leads the race by 18 seconds to Norwegian Morten Hegreberg and 20 to the main field after a 140 km long solo break. He attacked after 15 km and had at most a nine minute gap.

The home riders from Team Krone and Ringerike finally raised the tempo but with 19 km to go the gap was still three minutes. And Larsson, silver medallist at last year's Swedish TT Championships, had enough left in his lead to hold off the peloton.

"This was tough, I was really exhausted towards the end and feared that I would get caught," said a happy 22 year old Larsson after the race.

Whether he has enough power left to handle the following stages remains to be seen.


Photos taken by Gunnar Mjaugedal/


1 Gustav Larsson (Swe) Team Crescent                   4.09.53
2 Morten Hegreberg (Nor) Sandnes SK                       0.18
3 Geert van Crombruggen (Bel) RCS Bioagrico               0.19
4 Tore Einar Bekken (Nor) Buskerud CK                     0.20
5 Kimmo Kananen (Fin) Team Mälarenergi
6 Tero Hämeenaho (Fin) Finland
7 Jostein Hole (Nor) Norway - MTB
8 Jonas Holmkvist (Swe) Team Crescent
9 Erlend Engelsvoll (Nor) Sandnes SK
10 Petter Jørgensen (Nor) Norway - MTB
11 Rune Jogert (Nor) Team Krone
12 Mattias Carlsson (Swe) Sweden
13 Terje Holm (Nor) Hasle-Lören - Mix
14 Morten Christiansen (Nor) Sandnes SK
15 Martin Vestby (Nor) RCS Bioagrico
16 Fredrik Modin (Swe) Team Mälarenergi
17 Fredrik Lindberg (Swe) Kvickly Odder
18 Rune Høydahl (Nor) Norway - MTB
19 Øyvind Dybing (Nor) Fana IL
20 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Team Mälarenergi
21 Neil Smith (GBr) Team Wheelspincycles.Com
22 Tobias Lergård (Swe) Team Crescent
23 Jarno Jalomäki (Fin) Finland
24 Kristian Ellertsen (Nor) Eidsvoll SK
25 Jukka Heinikainen (Fin) Team Mälarenergi
26 Jani Vesa (Fin) Finland
27 Robin Sharmen (GBr) Nantes 44
28 Erik Wendel (Swe) Team Crescent
29 Lars Werenberg (Den) Kvickly Odder
30 Frode Michaelsen (Nor) Hasle-Lören - Mix
31 Angel Alfaro Volero (Spa) Team Mälarenergi
32 Andre Aduson (Est) Estonia
33 Lars Petter Stormo (Nor) Norway - MTB
34 Per Martin Lund (Nor) Buskerud CK
35 Thomas Just (Den) Team Jylland
36 Robert Österling (Swe) Sweden
37 Trond Kristian Schweder (Nor) Hasle-Lören - Mix
38 Mikael Segersäll (Swe) Team Crescent
39 Fredrik Stormo (Nor) Norway - MTB
40 Jonas Olsson (Swe) Team Crescent
41 Martin Ford (GBr) Team Wheelspincycles.Com
42 Christian Einung Dahl (Nor) Grenland SK - Mix
43 Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Team Krone
44 Jarle Fredriksen (Nor) Bærum OCK
45 Mads Kaggestad (Nor) Team Krone
46 Brian Hillebrandt Larsen (Den) Team Jylland
47 Marius Nyhammer (Nor) Eidsvoll SK
48 Luit Blom (Ned) Rietveld-WTC Wielerteam
49 Mikko Vastaranta (Fin) Finland
50 Lars Breiseth (Nor) Team Krone                         1.20
51 Roy Sønsterud (Nor) Buskerud CK
52 Jens Peter Nielsen (Den) Team Jylland                  1.59
53 Espen Jogert (Nor) Sandnes SK
54 Andrew Randell (Can) Sympatico - Jet Fuel Coffee
55 Michael Laursen (Den) Kvickly Odder                    2.04
56 Peter Glibstrup (Den) Kvickly Odder
57 Allan Oras (Est) Estonia
58 Benoit Genauzeau (Fra) Nantes 44                       3.57
59 Stian Remme (Nor) Fana IL                              4.10
60 Maarten Nijland (Ned) Rietveld-WTC Wielerteam
61 Corne Castein (Ned) Rietveld-WTC Wielerteam            4.52
62 Bruno Nella (Can) Sympatico - Jet Fuel Coffee
63 Myhre Christopher (Nor) Team Krone                     5.04
64 Kert Väinsalk (Est) Estonia
65 Kenneth Randin (Nor) Eidsvoll SK
66 Alges Maasikmets (Est) Estonia
67 Stian Nørve (Nor) Stavanger SK
68 Stig Lunde (Nor) Stavanger SK
69 Börre Fjeld Halvorsen (Nor) Bærum OCK                  5.25
70 Johan Nyman (Swe) Sweden                               5.53
71 Johan Svensson (Swe) Sweden
72 Roy Hegreberg (Nor) Sandnes SK
73 Jonas Rydberg (Swe) Kvickly Odder
74 Bill Nickson (GBr) Team Wheelspincycles.Com
75 Henrik Sparr (Swe) Sweden
76 Jonathan Dayus (GBr) Nantes 44
77 Rafael Ballester (Spa) Team Mälarenergi
78 Håkon Austad (Nor) Team Krone
79 Kjetil Dyngeland (Nor) Stavanger SK
80 Björn Ivar Ekberg (Nor) Hasle-Lören - Mix              9.29
81 Jørn Espen Bolstad (Nor) Norway - MTB
82 Heiko Sepp (Est) Estonia
83 Ola Thomas Berntsen (Nor) Hasle-Lören - Mix           11.16
84 Truls Haugseth (Nor) Hasle-Lören - Mix
85 Ben Raby (USA) RCS Bioagrico
86 Fredrik Lofsgaard (Nor) Grenland SK - Mix
87 Jens Sethzmann (Swe) Bærum OCK
88 Terje Tho (Nor) Kongsberg If - Mix
89 Johan Flodin (Swe) Sweden
90 Tarmo Raudsepp (Est) Nantes 44
91 Kevin Miller (Can) Sympatico - Jet Fuel Coffee
92 Are Andresen (Nor) Grenland SK - Mix
93 Giuliano (Can) Sympatico - Jet Fuel Coffee
94 Herve Arcade (Fra) Nantes 44
95 Kent Håkon Olsen (Nor) Stavanger SK
96 Greg Saw (Aus) Kongsberg If - Mix
97 Xander Moerman (Ned) Rietveld-WTC Wielerteam
98 Olli Hyytiäinen (Fin) Finland
99 Troels Halfeld Nielsen (Den) Team Jylland
100 Marc Alexander Mackay (NZl) RCS Bioagrico
101 Samuel Torres (Fra) Nantes 44
102 Stig Sverre Holmsen (Nor) Fana IL
103 Jeffrey Capper (GBr) Team Wheelspincycles.Com
104 Thomas Anderson (GBr) Team Wheelspincycles.Com
105 Josh Hall (Can) Sympatico - Jet Fuel Coffee
106 Andreas Molandsveen (Nor) Buskerud CK
107 Janno Aksin (Est) Estonia
108 Stian Andre Risberg (Nor) Buskerud CK                15.46
109 Håkan Nilsson (Swe) Kvickly Odder
110 Helge Haugstad (Nor) Eidsvoll SK
111 Idar B. Kvamme (Nor) Stavanger SK
112 Nils Einar Grutle (Nor) Fana IL
113 Mark Burton (GBr) RCS Bioagrico
114 Karsten Ellerup Nielsen (Den) Team Jylland           16.46
115 Arve Lyngstad (Nor) Bærum OCK                        19.51
116 Tuomas Turunen (Fin) Finland
117 Espen Wagener (Nor) Kongsberg If - Mix               21.15
118 Henning Weaas (Nor) Eidsvoll SK
119 Kurt Haugen (Nor) Grenland SK - Mix
120 Aslak M Johansen (Nor) Eidsvoll SK
121 Wilant van Gils (Ned) Rietveld-WTC Wielerteam
122 Chris Spence (GBr) Team Wheelspincycles.Com
123 Bjørn Saksberg (Nor) Bærum OCK
124 Lars Ellingsen (Nor) Grenland SK - Mix               25.08
125 Mikkel Myrvold (Nor) Kongsberg If - Mix
126 Paul Verkuylen (Aus) Buskerud CK
DNF Jannik Petersen (Den) Team Jylland
DNF Jeffrey Hollemans (Ned) Rietveld-WTC Wielerteam
DNF Thomas Nesset Sundal (Nor) Sandnes SK
DNF Raymond Gjæringen (Nor) Fana IL
DNF Baekken Idar (Nor) Bærum OCK
DNF Pål Bakke (Nor) Kongsberg If - Mix
DNF Marius Jørgensen (Nor) Kongsberg If - Mix
DNF Dominique Rollin (Can) Sympatico - Jet Fuel Coffee
DNS Eirik H. Helgesen (Nor) Fana IL