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12th Classic Haribo - 1.1

France, February 20, 2005

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Gardeyn prevents FDJ double

Gorik Gardeyn (MrBookmaker-SportsTech)
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Gorik Gardeyn ( won a rare victory today in the 12th Classic Haribo, ridden between Uzès and Marseille. Gardeyn won a four man sprint ahead of Lilian Jegou (Française des Jeux), Alessandro Ballan (Lampre - Caffita) and Ludovic Auger (Française des Jeux), with Danilo Hondo (Gerolsteiner) finishing 38 seconds back in fifth, ahead of Thomas Voeckler (Bouygues Telecom).

The break had come from a much larger group of 23 riders that had escaped in the opening kilometres, riding out to an unassailable 10 minute lead by halfway. Auger was one of the strongest riders, and helped reduce the group to 10, then four: Gardeyn, Ballan and Jimmy Engoulvent (Cofidis). The latter was replaced by Auger's teammate Lilian Jegou, but Française des Jeux could not pull off the victory as Gardeyn proved too strong for Jegou in the sprint, with Ballan taking third.

The consolation for FDJ, whose Belgian star Philippe Gilbert won yesterday, was the fact that they occupy the three out of the top four places in the Coupe de France standings.


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Results - 188 km

1 Gorik Gardeyn (Bel) - SportsTech      4.40.03
2 Lilian Jégou (Fra) Française des Jeux                        
3 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre - Caffita                     
4 Ludovic Auger (Fra) Française des Jeux                   0.06
5 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Gerolsteiner                          0.38
6 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                   0.48
7 Kilian Patour (Fra) Crédit Agricole                      1.08
8 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Saunier Duval - Prodir                
9 Matej Mugerli (Slo) Liquigas - Bianchi                   1.10
10 Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone    1.49
11 Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Quickstep                      1.58
12 David Boucher (Fra) - SportsTech        3.05
13 Cycril Lemoine (Fra) Crédit Agricole                        
14 Enrico Degano (Ita) Barloworld - Valsir                 4.11
15 Erki Pütsep (Est) AG2r Prévoyance                       5.37
16 Murilo Fischer (Bra) Naturino - Sapore di Mare              
17 Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone    
18 Sean Sullivan (Aus) Barloworld - Valsir                 8.04
19 Nicolas Jalabert (Fra) Phonak Hearing Systems               

(Peloton outside time limit)
Coupe de France standings after round 2
1 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Française des Jeux                  50 pts
2 Lilian Jegou (Fra) Française des Jeux                      35
3 Cédric Vasseur (Fra) Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone     25
4 Ludovic Auger (Fra) Française des Jeux                     20
5 Patrice Halgand (Fra) Crédit Agricole                      18
6 David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone    16
7 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                     16
8 Florent Brard (Fra) Agritubel                              14
9 Kilian Patour (Fra) Crédit Agricole                        14
10 David Boucher (Fra) - SportsTech           6

Past winners

2004 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Crédit Agricole
2003 Jaan Kirsipuu (Est) Ag2r-Prévoyance
2002 Jaan Kirsipuu (Est) Ag2r-Prévoyance
2001 Hans De Clercq (Bel) Lotto-Adecco
2000 Jaan Kirsipuu (Est) Ag2r-Prévoyance
1999 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Credit Agricole
1998 Lauri Aus (Est) Casino
1997 Frédréric Guesdon (Fra)
1996 Laurent Jalabert (Fra)
1995 Giuseppe Citterio (Ita)
1994 Erik Zabel (Ger)

Past winners by Mario Stiehl,