22nd Trofeo Luis Puig - 1.2

Spain, February 24, 2002

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Serguei Ivanov surprises Zabel

Russian Serguei Ivanov (Fassa Bortolo) has prevented Erik Zabel (Telekom) from successfully defending his title in the 22nd Trofeo Luis Puig, held between Valencia and Benidorm. Ivanov won the race after getting clear with 400m to go as the race ended in a bunch sprint. He finished ahead of Rolf Aldag and Zabel with Mario Cipollini (Acqua & Sapone) taking fourth. His third place means that Erik Zabel still has yet to win a race this year.

The Trofeo Luis Puig started with 149 riders who enjoyed the temperature of 22 degrees. The start was quite fast and no riders managed to escape until the first climb of the day, the category 3 Puerto de Serragrosa. Victoriano Fernandez (Milaneza MSS) and Juan J De Los Angeles (Kelme) accelerated and had a 20 second lead over the top, which then blew out to 9'30 over the next 25 kilometres.

The next climb of the Puerto de Albaida (km 89) saw Fernandez take the points again in front of De Los Angeles, with the peloton crossing at 9'04 behind. The tempo started to lift as the riders tackled the day's main climb, the Puerto de Confrides (Cat. 2, 960 m). Fernandez dropped De Los Angeles on the climb and again took the points, securing his mountain jersey for the day.

Telekom, Fassa Bortolo, Acqua & Sapone, Euskaltel and ONCE were all contributing to the chase, but with 30 kilometres to go Fernandez still had 5'02, while De Los Angeles had been caught by the peloton. 14 kilometres later it was all over for Fernandez, after 100 km in the lead.

The final climb of the Alto de Finestrat (km 172) saw a small breakaway develop with Peter Van Petegem (Lotto), Dave Bruylandts and Tomas Konecny (Domo), Claus Moller (MSS), Luis Perez (Coast), Javier Pascual Rodriguez (iBanesto), and Nico Mattan (Cofidis). Van Petegem led over the top with the peloton at 12 seconds, and chasing hard.

The group was brought back with two kilometres to go, setting things up for what looked like to be Erik Zabel's third consecutive victory. However, Serguei Ivanov had other ideas and jumped away at a roundabout with 400 metres to go, successfully holding off Aldag, Zabel and the rest in the sprint.

Results - Valencia - Benidorm, 180.2 km

1 Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Fassa-Bartolo                    4.24.24 (40.915 km/h)
2 Rolf Aldag (Ger) Telekom
3 Erik Zabel (Ger) Telekom
4 Mario Cipollini (Ita) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo
5 Angel Vicioso (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
6 Piotr Wadecki (Pol) Domo Farm-Frites
7 Angel Edo (Spa) Milaneza MSS
8 Massimiliano Mori (Ita) Mercatone Uno
9 Marcus Zberg (Swi) Rabobank
10 Javier Pascual Rodriguez (Spa) iBanesto.com
11 Martin Elmiger (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems
12 Nico Mattan (Bel) Cofidis
13 Giovanni Lombardi (Ita) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo
14 Dave Bruylandts (Bel) Domo Farm-Frites
15 Gian Matteo Fagnini (Ita) Telekom
16 Pablo Fernandez (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada
17 Fabrizio Guidi (Ita) Team Coast
18 Ruben Plaza (Spa) iBanesto.com
19 Ignacio Gutierrez (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
20 Carlos Torrent (Spa) Jazztel-Costa Almeria
21 Luca De Angeli (Ita) Mercatone Uno
22 Andrei Tchmil (Bel) Lotto-Adecco
23 Peter Van Petegem (Bel) Lotto-Adecco
24 Pedro Cardoso (Por) Milaneza MSS
25 Peter Farazijn (Bel) Cofidis
26 Chris Peers (Bel) Cofidis
27 Samuel Sanchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
28 Mario Aerts (Bel) Lotto-Adecco
29 Rui Miguel Sousa (Por) Milaneza MSS
30 Oscar Pereiro (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems
31 Juan Antonio Flecha (Spa) iBanesto.com
32 Alexandre Grux (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance
33 Iigo Charreau (Spa) Ag2R Prevoyance
34 Jose Alberto Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
35 Miguel Martin Perdiguero (Spa) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo
36 Rafael Diaz (Spa) ONCE-Eroski
37 Beat Zberg (Swi) Rabobank
38 Massimiliano Lelli (Ita) Cofidis
39 Julian Usano (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
40 Rafael Casero (Spa) Jazztel-Costa Almeria
41 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank
42 David Plaza (Spa) Team Coast
43 Fernando Escartin (Spa) Team Coast
44 Mikel Zarrabeitia (Spa) ONCE-Eroski
45 Jorg Jaksche (Ger) ONCE-Eroski
46 Iker Camao (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems
47 Luis Perez (Spa) Team Coast
48 Mario Scirea (Ita) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo
49 Gustavo M Toledo (Arg) Jazztel-Costa Almeria             0.13
50 Francisco Javier Vila (Spa) iBanesto.com
51 Cedric Fragniere (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems
52 Denis Menchov (Rus) iBanesto.com
53 Wladimir Belli (Ita) Fassa-Bartolo
54 Constantino Zaballa (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
55 Iigo Cuesta (Spa) Cofidis
56 Melchior Mauri (Spa) Milaneza MSS
57 Victoriano Fernandez (Spa) Milaneza MSS
58 Alex Zuelle (Swi) Team Coast
59 Fabian Jeker (Swi) Milaneza MSS
60 Francisco Mancebo (Spa) iBanesto.com
61 Eladio Jimenez (Spa) iBanesto.com
62 Ivan Basso (Ita) Fassa-Bartolo
63 Fred Rodriguez (USA) Domo Farm-Frites
64 Bingen Fernandez (Spa) Cofidis
65 Guido Trenti (USA) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo          0.19
66 Claus Michael Moller (Den) Milaneza MSS
67 Gabriele Colombo (Ita) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo      0.25
68 Tomas Konecny (Cze) Domo Farm-Frites
69 Andreas Klden (Ger) Telekom                             0.34
70 Martin Elmiger (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems              3.49
71 Jose Cayetano Julia (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
72 Jose A. Pecharroman (Spa) Jazztel-Costa Almeria
73 Glenn D'hollander (Bel) Lotto-Adecco
74 Roy Sentjens (Ned) Rabobank
75 Gorka Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
76 Coen Boerman (Ned) Rabobank
77 Ronald Mutsaars (Ned) Rabobank
78 Dario Gadeo (Spa) Jazztel-Costa Almeria
79 Marcos Serrano (Spa) ONCE-Eroski
80 David Fernandez (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada
81 Bram Tankink (Ned) Domo Farm-Frites
82 Iban Herrero (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada
83 Angel Castresana (Spa) ONCE-Eroski
84 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
85 Txema Del Olmo (Spa) Milaneza MSS
86 Gonzalo Bayarri (Spa) Jazztel-Costa Almeria
87 Jose Manuel Vazquez (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada
88 Marco Milesi (Ita) Domo Farm-Frites
89 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Fassa-Bartolo
90 Dmitri Konyshev (Rus) Fassa-Bartolo
91 Claude Lamour (Fra) Cofidis
92 Alessio Galletti (Ita) Saeco-Longoni Sport
93 Igor Gonzalez (Spa) ONCE-Eroski
94 Stephane Berges (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance
95 Mikel Astarloza (Spa) Ag2R Prevoyance
96 Aitor Garmendia (Spa) Team Coast
97 Jorg Ludewig (Ger) Saeco-Longoni Sport
98 Stefan Kupfernagel (Ger) Phonak Hearing Systems
99 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Phonak Hearing Systems
100 Cesar Garcia (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada
101 Igor Astarloa (Spa) Saeco-Longoni Sport
102 Alexandre Moos (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems
103 Martin Derganc (Slo) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo       8.24
104 Pablo Soler Siles (Spa) Mercatone Uno                   9.22
105 Daniel Clavero (Spa) Mercatone Uno
106 Marco Pantani (Ita) Mercatone Uno
107 Gian Mario Ortenzi (Ita) Mercatone Uno
108 Isaac Galvez (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
109 Juan J De Los Angeles (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
110 Isidro Nozal (Spa) ONCE-Eroski
111 Ricardo Valdez (Spa) Jazztel-Costa Almeria
112 Oscar Laguna (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada
113 Jan Schaffrath (Ger) Telekom
114 Thorwald Veneberg (Ned) Rabobank
115 Gianpaolo Caruso (Ita) ONCE-Eroski
116 Arturas Kasputis (Ltu) Ag2R Prevoyance
117 Igor Pugaci (Mda) Saeco-Longoni Sport
118 Gorazd Stangelj (Slo) Fassa-Bartolo
119 Marco Velo (Ita) Fassa-Bartolo                         12.12
120 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Fassa-Bartolo
121 Egoi Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
122 Gorka Gerrikagoitia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
123 Nicolas Inaudi (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance
124 Aart Vierhouten (Ned) Lotto-Adecco
125 Ludovic Turpin (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance
126 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Domo Farm-Frites
127 Roberto Conti (Ita) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo
128 Steffen Wesemann (Ger) Telekom                         14.53
129 German Nieto (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada
130 Andrea Tonti (Ita) Saeco-Longoni Sport
131 Kai Hundertmarck (Ger) Telekom
132 Andreas Klier (Ger) Telekom
133 Serguei Smetanine (Rus) Jazztel-Costa Almeria          25.24
134 Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Rabobank

Starters: 149
Classified: 134

Pto. Serragrosa - Cat. 3
1 Victoriano Fernandez (Spa) Milaneza MSS                 6 pts
2 Juan J De Los Angeles (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca          4
3 Rui Miguel Sousa (Por) Milaneza MSS                     2
4 Dario Gadeo (Spa) Jazztel-Costa Almeria                 1
Pto. Albaida - Cat. 3
1 Victoriano Fernandez (Spa) Milaneza MSS                 6 pts
2 Juan J De Los Angeles (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca          4
3 Marco Velo (Ita) Fassa-Bartolo                          2
4 Martin Derganc (Slo) Ac.& Sapone-Cantina                1
Pto. Confrides - Cat. 2
1 Victoriano Fernandez (Spa) Milaneza MSS                10 pts
2 Juan J De Los Angeles (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca          7
3 Jan Schaffrath (Ger) Telekom                            5
4 Marcus Zberg (Swi) Rabobank                             3
5 Fabian Jeker (Swi) Milaneza MSS                         2
6 Dario Gadeo (Spa) Jazztel-Costa Almeria                 1
Pto. Finestrat - Cat. 3
1 Peter Van Petegem (Bel) Lotto-Adecco                    6 pts
2 Javier Pascual Rodriguez (Spa) Ibanesto.Com             4
3 Nico Mattan (Bel) Cofidis                               2
4 Tomas Konecny (Cze) Domo Farm-Frites                    1
Metas Volantes
Carcaixent - km 38
1 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca             3 pts
2 German Nieto (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenla                 2
3 Victoriano Fernandez (Spa) Milaneza MSS                 1
Cocentaina - km 96
1 Juan J De Los Angeles (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca          3 pts
2 Victoriano Fernandez (Spa) Milaneza MSS                 2
3 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca             1
1 Team Telekom                                     13.13.12
2 Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo
3 iBanesto.com
4 Milaneza-MSS
5 Kelme
6 Cofidis
7 Lotto-Adecco
8 Rabobank
9 Phonak Hearing Systems
10 Team Coast
11 ONCE-Eroski
12 Domo-Farm Frites                                    0.13
13 Jazztel-Costa Almeria
14 Fassa Bortolo                                       0.26
15 Euskaltel-Euskadi                                   3.49
16 Ag2r-Prevoyance
17 Relax-Fuenlabrada                                   7.38
18 Mercatone Uno                                       9.22
19 Saeco-Longoni Sport                                11.27

Mountains classification

1 Victoriano Fernandez (Spa) Milaneza MSS              22 pts
2 Juan J De Los Angeles (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca       15
3 Peter Van Petegem (Bel) Lotto-Adecco                  6
4 Jan Schaffrath (Ger) Telekom                          5
5 Javier Pascual Rodriguez (Spa) Ibanesto.Com           4
6 Marcus Zberg (Swi) Rabobank                           3
7 Nico Mattan (Bel) Cofidis                             2
8 Rui Miguel Sousa (Por) Milaneza MSS                   2
9 Fabian Jeker (Swi) Milaneza MSS                       2
10 Dario Gadeo (Spa) Jazztel-Costa Almeria              2
11 Marco Velo (Ita) Fassa-Bartolo                       2
12 Tomas Konecny (Cze) Domo Farm-Frites                 1
13 Martin Derganc (Slo) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo    1

Metas volantes classification

1 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca           4 pts
2 Juan J De Los Angeles (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca        3
3 Victoriano Fernandez (Spa) Milaneza MSS               3

Past winners

Year  Winner                       Finish
2001  Erik Zabel (Ger)             Valencia   186 kms in 4.39.45 (39.034)
2000  Erik Zabel (Ger)             Beindorm
1999  Mario Cipollini (Ita)        Valencia   190 kms in 4.34.35 (41.517)
1998  Andre Tchmil (Bel)           Valencia   186 kms in 4.36.21 (40.384)
1997  Erik Zabel (Ger)             Valencia
1996  Peter Van Petegem (Bel)      Valencia
1995  Mario Cipollini (Ita)        Valencia
1994  Adriano Baffi (Ita)          Valencia
1993  Laurent Jalabert (Fra)       Valencia
1992  Sean Kelly (Ire)             Benidorm
1991  Andreas Kappes (Ger)         Benidorm
1990  Tom Cordes (Ned)             Benidorm
1989  Mathieu Hermans (Ned)        Cullera
1988  Acacio Da Silva (Por)        Benidorm
1987  Pello Ruiz-Cabestany (Spa)   Benidorm
1986  Bernard Hinault (Fra)        Denia
1985  Enrique Aja (Spa)            Elda
1984  Nol Dejonckheere (Bel)      Torrent
1983  Nol Dejonckheere (Bel)      Burjassot
1982  Raimund Dietzen (Ger)        Benifays
1981  Nol Dejonckheere (Bel)      Algemesm
1979  Antoine Gutierrez (Spa)
1978  Javier Elorriaga (Spa)
1977  Domingo Perurena (Spa)
1976  Tomas Nistal (Spa)
1975  Eddy Peelman (Bel)
1974  Eddy Peelman (Bel)
1973  Gustave Van Roosbroeck (Bel)
1972  Eric Leman (Bel)
1971  Pe Verhaegen (Bel)
1970  Ramon Saez (Spa)
1969  Carlos Echeverria (Spa)

Past Winners by Mario Stiehl, Berlin