85th Rund um Köln - 1.3

Germany, April 24, 2000

1999 Results    Past Winners

Wesemann in a Telekom steamroller

29 year German professional, Steffen Wesemann continued his excellent year so far by winning the 85th edition of the Cat 1.3 "Rund um Köln", just beating another in-form rider, Palmans' Hendrick van Dyck. The two had escaped with xx kilometres to go and van Dyck was at least able to prevent a Telekom 1-2-3 as the German team filled 4 of the top 6 places. Wesemann, who has won a stage in the Tour Down Under as well as second in Het Volk this year, takes his tally to two wins (but a lot of high placings).

Telekom were well placed for the win, as they made the move at the 80 kilometre mark with Wesemann, Aldag, Bölts, and last year's winner, Jens Heppner all in nine man break. Four in nine is fairly good odds and they made the most of it into the final three laps of the 5.2 kilometre finishing circuit. A three man break escaped here containing Thierry Marichal (Lotto), Wesemann and van Dyck. Marichal was later caught and the two in front were left to contest the sprint, which Wesemann won comfortably in front of 10,000 people.

"I am overjoyed that I have finally got another victory this year," said Wesemann afterwards. "The team was behind me a little today, and I knew that I wasn't the slowest in the group. I hope I can keep my form for the peace race."

His teammate, Rolf Aldag (3rd) said that "It was excellent that we could give Steffen a home victory today, and Erik managed without his captain's role. Wesemann was one of the five best riders this spring, and he earned his success today."

Pre race favourites, Erik Zabel and Marcel Wüst were not in evidence at the finish, with the former presumably wishing to recover from a somewhat taxing Classics season so far. Zabel will ride the Henninger Turm on May 1, before taking a short break from racing. For his part, Wüst missed the critical move at the 80 kilometre point and was not able to get across.

Results - 197.7 km

1 Steffen Wesemann (Ger) Deutsche Telekom-ARD                 4.37.56 (42.679 km/h)
2 Hendrik Van Dyck (Bel) Palmans-Ideal 
3 Jens Heppner (Ger) Deutsche Telekom-ARD                        0.42
4 Rolf Aldag (Ger) Deutsche Telekom-ARD 
5 Thierry Marichal (Bel) Lotto-Adecco                            1.10
6 Udo Bölts (Ger) Deutsche Telekom-ARD                           1.15
7 Bart Voskamp (Ned) Polti 
8 Dave Bruylandts (Bel) Farm Frites 
9 Artour Babaitsev (Rus) Team Nürnberger                         6.40
10 Erwin Thijs (Bel) Vlaanderen 2002-Eddy Merckx
11 Piotr Przydzial (Pol) MAT-Ceresit CCC
12 Jörn Reuss (Ger) Team Nürnberger
13 Alberto Elli (Ita) Deutsche Telekom-ARD
14 Sascha Henrix (Ger) Festina-Lotus
15 Jurgen Van Roosbroeck (Bel) Vlaanderen 2002-Eddy Merckx
16 Karl Pauwels (Bel) Palmans-Ideal
17 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Cologne
18 Marcel Duijn (Ned) Rabobank
19 Eddy Mazzoleni (Ita) Polti
20 Kurt Van De Wouwer (Bel) Lotto-Adecco
21 Rudi Kemna (Ned) Bankgiroloterij-Batavus                     10.01
22 Malte Urban (Ger) Team Coast
23 Björn Glasner (Ger) Cologne
24 Arjan De Heer (Ned) Axa Cycling Team
25 Andreas Kappes (Ger) Agro-Adler Brandenburg
26 Oleg Pankov (Ukr) Collstrop-De Federale Verzekeringen
27 Bjarke Nielsen (Den) Memory Card-Jack & Jones
28 Harm Jansen (Ned) Saturn Cycling Team
29 Cezary Zamana (Pol) MAT-Ceresit CCC
30 Vladimiras Smirnov (Ltu) Palmans-Ideal
31 Sören Petersen (Den) Cologne
32 Stijn De Schoenmaecker (Bel) Vlaanderen 2002-Eddy Merckx
33 Jason Phillips (Aus) Team Coast
34 Fabian Jeker (Swi) Festina-Lotus
35 Ivan Sastre Estevez (Spa) Festina-Lotus
36 Hans De Meester (Bel) Collstrop-De Federale Verzekeringen
37 Bert Hiemstra (Ned) Cologne
38 Jens Zemke (Ger) Team Nürnberger
39 Tom Stremersch (Bel) Vlaanderen 2002-Eddy Merckx
40 Sven Teutenberg (Ger) Gerolsteiner
41 Edwin Dunning (Ned) Axa Cycling Team
42 Raimondas Vilcinskas (Ltu) Palmans-Ideal
43 David Clinger (USA) Festina-Lotus
44 Jan Van Velzen (Ned) Bankgiroloterij-Batavus
45 Stephan Gottschling (Ger) IPM Team
46 Michael Schlickau (Ger) Cologne
47 Marcel Wust (Ger) Festina-Lotus
48 Bart Bowen (USA) Saturn Cycling Team
49 Torsten Hieckmann (Ger) Peugot Radteam Berlin
50 Andre Kalfack (Ger) Peugot Radteam Berlin
51 Thomas Liese (Ger) Team Nürnberger
52 Edouard Gritsoun (Rus) Gerolsteiner
53 Dirk Müller (Ger) Post Swiss Team
54 Bert Dietz (Ger) Team Nürnberger
55 Holger Sievers (Ger) Team Nürnberger
56 Jurge Vermeersch (Bel) Palmans-Ideal
57 Corey Sweet (Aus) Hohenfelder-Concorde
58 Bjorn Leukemans (Bel) Vlaanderen 2002-Eddy Merckx
59 Wim Heselmans (Bel) Lotto-Adecco
60 Harald Morscher (Aut) Team Nürnberger
61 Raymond Meijs (Ned) Cologne
62 Jan Schaffrath (Ger) Deutsche Telekom-ARD
63 Gian Matteo Fagnini (Ita) Deutsche Telekom-ARD
64 Erik Zabel (Ger) Deutsche Telekom-ARD
65 Nick Gates (Aus) Hohenfelder-Concorde
66 Ralf Grabsch (Ger) Deutsche Telekom-ARD
67 Kai Hundertmark (Ger) Deutsche Telekom-ARD
68 Jan Boven (Ned) Rabobank
69 Coen H. Boerman (Ned) Rabobank
70 Bram De Groot (Ned) Rabobank
71 Davy Daniels (Bel) Vlaanderen 2002-Eddy Merckx
72 Steven De Jongh (Ned) Rabobank
73 Wim Van De Meulenhof (Ned) Bankgiroloterij-Batavus
74 Reto Bergmann (Swi) Post Swiss Team
75 Frank Corvers (Bel) Memory Card-Jack & Jones
76 Martin Rittsel (Swe) Memory Card-Jack & Jones
77 Addy Engels (Ned) Rabobank
78 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Rabobank
79 Jeroen Blijlevens (Ned) Polti
80 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Rabobank
81 Tristan Hoffman (Ned) Memory Card-Jack & Jones
82 Hans De Clercq (Bel) Palmans-Ideal
83 Wim Feys (Bel) Palmans-Ideal


Past Winners

1908 Fritz Tacke (Ger)
1909 Otto Wincziers (Ger)
1910 Jean Rosellen & Karl Wittig (Ger)
1911 Adolf Huschke (Ger)
1912 J. Steingass (Ger)
1913 Ernst Franz (Ger)
1914 (2) Ernst Franz (Ger)

1915-1919: Not Held

1920 Adam Sachs (Ger) - Amateur
1921 (2) Adolf Huschke (Ger)
1922 Paul Koch (Ger)
1923 Fritz Fischer (Ger)
1924 Paul Kohl (Ger)
1925 (2) Paul Kohl (Ger)
1926 Heinriich Suter (Swi)
1927 Gaetano Belloni (Ita)
1928 Alfredo Binda (Ita)
1929 a) Franz Schmitz - b) W. Frielingsdorf (Ger) - Amateur
1930 Otto Kratz (Ger) - Amateur
1931 H. Rü-diger (Ger)
1932 a) J. Kraus (Lux) - b) H. Weiß - Amateur
1933 a) Erich Bautz - J. Neumeyer (Ger) - Amateur
1934 Kurt Stöpel (Ger)
1935 Emil Kijewski (Ger)
1936 (2) Erich Bautz (Ger)
1937 (29 Emil Kijewski (Ger)
1938 Franz Bronold  (Ger) - Amateur
1939 Willi Meurer (Ger) - Amateur
1940 J. Kropp (Ger) - Amateur
1941 Hans Preiskeit (Ger) - Amateur
1942 H. Schwarzer (Ger) - Amateur
1943 Kittsteiner (Ger) - Amateur

1944-1945: Not Held

1946 Nowa-kowski (Ger) - Amateur
1947 Holthöfer (Ger) - Amateur
1948 (2) H. Schwarzer (Ger) - Amateur
1949 Schultenjohann (Ger)
1950 a) Holzmann - b) Scherpenborg (Ger) - Amateur
1951 H. Schwarzer (Ger)
1952 Popp (Ger) - Amateur
1953 Günther Otto (Ger)
1954 W. Irr-gang (Ger) - Amateur
1955 (2) Hans Preiskeit (Ger)

Amateur event

1956 Edi Ziegler (Ger)
1957 W. Grabo (Ger)
1958 W.-J. Edler (Ger)
1959 H. Hofmann (Ger)
1960 Mathias Löder (Ger)
1961 Smits (Bel)
1962 S. Koch (Ger)
1963 Wilfried Bölke (Ger)

Professional event

1964 Horst Oldenburg (Ger)
1965 (2) Horst Oldenburg (Ger)
1966 Piet Glemser (Ger)
1967 Noél Foré (Bel)
1968 Burkhard Ebert (Ger)

Amateur event

1969 Jürgen Tschan (Ger)
1970 Streckies (Ger)
1971 R. Gilson (Lux)
1972 Wilfried Trott (Ger)
1973 H. Jungbluth (Ger)
1974 Dietrich Thurau (Ger)
1975 Jan Smyrak (Ger)
1976 (2) Wilfried Trott (Ger)
1977 Scheunemann (Ned)
1978 Arie Hassink (Ned)
1979 (3) Wilfried Trott (Ger)
1980 Achim Stadler (Ger)
1981 Michael Mohr (Ger)
1982 J. Echter-mann (Ger)
1983 Wolf-Dieter Wohlfshohl (Ger)
1984 Stani Mikolajczuk (Ger)
1985 Han Vaanhold (Ned)
1986 Remig Stumpf (Ger)
1987 Werner Wüller (Ger)
1988 Lutz Losch (Ger)
1989 Domenik Krieger (Ger)

Professional event (Cat. 1.3)

1990 Noél Segers (Bel)
1991 Jerry Coman (Bel)
1992 Louis De Koning (Ned)
1993 Wim Van Eynde (Bel)
1994 Udo Bölts (Ger)
1995 Erik Dekker (Ned)
1996 Erik Zabel (Ger)
1997 Frank Vandenbroucke (Bel)
1998 Not Held
1999 Jens Heppner (Ger)
2000 Steffen Wesemann (Ger)

Past winners courtesy of Mario Stiehl, Berlin