Classique des Alpes - 1.1

France, June 3, 2000

1999 Results     Past Winners

Armstrong strong - Ullrich out

Spanish climber José Maria Jimenez (Banesto) won the tenth edition of the Classique des Alpes 38 seconds ahead of a group containing Fernando Escartin (Kelme), Lance Armstrong (US Postal) and the two Euskaltel riders Zubeldia and Arrieta. Armstrong was the only rider that could take up the fight with the Spaniards in the last 50 kilometres of the race. He did most of the work towards the end in the struggle to catch Jimenez who left the others behind at the Col des Prés. They couldn't come closer than 20 seconds though, on the last mountain, Col du Revard.

Armstrong seems to be in good shape for the Tour, but for Jan Ullrich the question mark remains. He didn't start in the race after he woke up in the morning with pains in his back. "He couldn't even put on his shoes. He had slight problems already after the Tour of Germany," said team leader Rudy Pevenage. The team doctor will now decide whether Ullrich can go on training in the Alps as planned or will have to go home. His next race is supposed to be the Tour of Switzerland starting June 13.


1 José Maria Jimenez (Spa) Banesto                        5.22.38 (36.636 kph)
2 Fernando Escartin (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                 0.38
3 Lance Armstrong (USA) US Postal Service
4 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
5 Ramon Gonzalez-Arrieta (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
6 Benoit Salmon (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance                        2.38
7 Andrei Kivilev (Kaz) Ag2R Prevoyance                       3.38
8 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone     6.49
9 Tyler Hamilton (USA) US Postal Service
10 Mikel Pradera (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                    10.37
11 Roland Meier (Swi) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone
12 Alberto Lopez De Munain (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi          10.38
13 Roberto Heras (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
14 David Delrieu (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance                      13.17
15 Walter Beneteau (Fra) Bonjour
16 Serguei Yakovlev (Kaz) Besson Chaussures
17 Jens Heppner (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom
18 Rodolfo Massi (Ita) Cantina Tollo
19 Jorg Jaksche (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom
20 Jean Cyril Robin (Fra) Bonjour
21 Fabian Jeker (Swi) Festina
22 Santiago Botero (Col) Kelme-Costa Blanca
23 Abraham Olano (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Deutsche Bank               13.19
24 Laurent Madouas (Fra) Festina
25 Alex Zulle (Swi) Banesto                                 13.28
26 Patrice Halgand (Fra) Jean Delatour                      15.51
27 Fabrice Gougot (Fra) Credit Agricole
28 François Simon (Fra) Bonjour
29 Frédéric Bessy (Fra) Jean Delatour
30 Jorgen Bo Petersen (Den) Ville De Charleroi-New Systems
31 Pierre Bourquenoud (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems
32 Christian Charriere (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems
33 Ludovic Turpin (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance
34 Mikel Zarrabeitia (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Deutsche Bank
35 Sven Montgomery (Swi) La Francaise Des Jeux              16.01
36 Bruno Thibout (Fra) Jean Delatour                        19.57
37 Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Ag2R Prevoyance                24.38
38 Cédric Vasseur (Fra) US Postal Service                   25.05
39 Christophe Oriol (Fra) Jean Delatour
40 Vincent Cali (Fra) Ville De Charleroi-New Systems        25.18
41 Vicente Garcia-Acosta (Spa) Banesto                      26.09
42 Philip Vereecke (Bel) Ville De Charleroi-New Systems
43 Laurent Jalabert (Fra) O.N.C.E.-Deutsche Bank
44 Renaud Boxus (Bel) Ville De Charleroi-New Systems

DNF Lorenzo Di Silvestro (Ita) Besson Chaussures
DNF Sébastien Laroche (Fra) Besson Chaussures
DNF Christophe Gauthier (Fra) Besson Chaussures
DNF Dimitri Fofonov (Kaz) Besson Chaussures
DNF Médéric Clain (Fra) Besson Chaussures
DNF Sergey Belousov (Kaz) Besson Chaussures
DNF Nicolas Dumont (Fra) Besson Chaussures
DNF Jean Michel Thilloy (Fra) Saint-Quentin Oktos
DNF Vincent Templier (Fra) Saint-Quentin Oktos
DNF Ole Simensen (Nor) Saint-Quentin Oktos
DNF Mindaugos Goncaras (Ltu) Saint-Quentin Oktos
DNF Oleg Kozlitine (Kaz) Saint-Quentin Oktos
DNF Uwe Straumann (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems
DNF Dominique Perras (Can) Phonak Hearing Systems
DNF David Derepas (Fra) Phonak Hearing Systems
DNF Jérome Delbove (Fra) Phonak Hearing Systems
DNF Alexandre Usov (Blr) Phonak Hearing Systems
DNF Grégory Barbier (Fra) Ville De Charleroi-New Systems
DNF Laurent Pillon (Fra) Ville De Charleroi-New Systems
DNF Alexei Sivakov (Rus) Bigmat Auber 93
DNF Dominique Rault (Fra) Bigmat Auber 93
DNF Sébastien Talabardon (Fra) Bigmat Auber 93
DNF Lylian Lebreton (Fra) Bigmat Auber 93
DNF Loïc Lamouller (Fra) Bigmat Auber 93
DNF Oleg Joukov (Rus) Bigmat Auber 93
DNF Thierry Bourguignon (Fra) Bigmat Auber 93
DNF Carlos Da Cruz (Fra) Bigmat Auber 93
DNF Charles Guilbert (Fra) Bonjour
DNF Franck Renier (Fra) Bonjour
DNF Mickael Pichon (Fra) Bonjour
DNF Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Bonjour
DNF Fabrice Salanson (Fra) Bonjour
DNF Gilles Bouvard (Fra) Jean Delatour
DNF Olivier Trastour (Fra) Jean Delatour
DNF Grégory Lapalud (Fra) Jean Delatour
DNF Cyril Dessel (Fra) Jean Delatour
DNF Massimiliano Gentili (Ita) Cantina Tollo
DNF Christian Pepoli (Ita) Cantina Tollo
DNF Emanuele Negrini (Ita) Cantina Tollo
DNF Paolo Bossoni (Ita) Cantina Tollo
DNF Alessandro Baronti (Ita) Cantina Tollo
DNF Giusvan Piovaccari (Ita) Cantina Tollo
DNF Mikel Artetxe (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
DNF Iker Flores (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
DNF Bingen Fernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
DNF Peio Arreitunandia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
DNF Jens Voigt (Ger) Credit Agricole
DNF Jonathan Vaughters (USA) Credit Agricole
DNF Anthony Morin (Fra) Credit Agricole
DNF Anthony Langella (Fra) Credit Agricole
DNF Christopher Jenner (Nzl) Credit Agricole
DNF Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Credit Agricole
DNF Bobby Julich (USA) Credit Agricole
DNF Steve Vermaut (Bel) US Postal Service
DNF Kevin Livingston (USA) US Postal Service
DNF Patrick Jonker (Ned) US Postal Service
DNF Vjatceslav Ekimov (Rus) US Postal Service
DNF James Burrow (Gbr) US Postal Service
DNF Cyril Saugrain (Fra) La Francaise Des Jeux
DNF Emmanuel Magnien (Fra) La Francaise Des Jeux
DNF Xavier Jan (Fra) La Francaise Des Jeux
DNF Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) La Francaise Des Jeux
DNF Nicolas Fritsch (Fra) La Francaise Des Jeux
DNF Sandy Casar (Fra) La Francaise Des Jeux
DNF Stéphane Heulot (Fra) La Francaise Des Jeux
DNF Florent Brard (Fra) Festina
DNF Pascal Lino (Fra) Festina
DNF Joseba Beloki (Spa) Festina
DNF Andy Flickinger (Fra) Festina
DNF Giuseppe Di Grande (Ita) Festina
DNF Christophe Moreau (Fra) Festina
DNF Glenn D'hollander (Bel) Lotto-Adecco
DNF Geert Verheyen (Bel) Lotto-Adecco
DNF Kurt Van Lancker (Bel) Lotto-Adecco
DNF Kurt Van De Wouwer (Bel) Lotto-Adecco
DNF Manu Lhoir (Bel) Lotto-Adecco
DNF Sébastien Demarbaix (Bel) Lotto-Adecco
DNF Paul Van Hyfte (Bel) Lotto-Adecco
DNF Rik Verbrugghe (Bel) Lotto-Adecco
DNF Francisco Leon (Col) Kelme-Costa Blanca
DNF Carlos Contreras (Col) Kelme-Costa Blanca
DNF Javier Pascual Rodriguez (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
DNF Javier Otxoa (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
DNF Aitor Gonzalez Jimenez (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
DNF Christophe Rinero (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone
DNF Angelo Lopebosselli (Ita) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone
DNF Laurent Lefevre (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone
DNF Claude Lamour (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone
DNF Peter Farazijn (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone
DNF David Lefevre (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone
DNF Carlos Sastre (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Deutsche Bank
DNF Miguel Angel Pena (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Deutsche Bank
DNF Peter Luttenberger (Aut) O.N.C.E.-Deutsche Bank
DNF David Etxebarria (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Deutsche Bank
DNF Inigo Cuesta (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Deutsche Bank
DNF Steffen Wesemann (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom
DNF Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Team Deutsche Telekom
DNF Andréas Kloden (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom
DNF Giuseppe Guerini (Ita) Team Deutsche Telekom
DNF Udo Bolts (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom
DNF Jan Ullrich (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom
DNF Pablo Lastras (Spa) Banesto
DNF César Solaun (Spa) Banesto
DNF David Navas (Spa) Banesto
DNF Aitor Osa (Spa) Banesto
DNF Denis Menchov (Rus) Banesto
DNF Laurent Estadieu (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance
DNF Pascal Chanteur (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance
DNF Christophe Agnolutto (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance

Past Winners


 1. Charly Mottet (Fra)
 2. Robert Millar (Sco)
 3. Luc Leblanc (Fra)


 1. Gilles Delion (Fra)
 2. Luc Leblanc (Fra)
 3. Dante Rezze (Fra)


 1. Eddy Bouwmans (Ned)
 2. Thierry Clavyrolat (Fra)
 3. Jean-Cyril Robin (Fra)


 1. Oliverio Rincon (Col)
 2. Laurent Roux (Fra)
 3. Ronan Pensec (Fra)


 1. Ramón Gonzalez-Arrieta (Spa)
 2. Gerard Rué (Fra)
 3. Richard Virenque (Fra)


 1. Laurent Jalabert (Fra)
 2. Luc Leblanc (Fra)
 3. Iñigo Cuesta (Spa)


 1. Laurent Roux (Fra)
 2. Laurent Madouas (Fra)
 3. José Maria Jimenez (Spa)


 1. Laurent Jalabert (Fra)
 2. Francesco Casagrande (Ita)
 3. Benoit Salmon (Fra)


 1. Unai Osa (Spa)
 2. Benoit Salmon (Fra)
 3. David Etxebarria (Spa)