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52nd Paris-Bourges - 1.3

France, October 3, 2002

2001 Results    Results    Past winners

Johansen ends EDS fakta's season on a high note

EDS-fakta finished off their season in style with Allan Johansen winning Paris-Bourges, the final race in the Coupe de France series. Johansen, also winner of the Danish Post Cup, beat Geert Van Bondt (CSC-Tiscali) and Charles Guilbert (Bonjour) in a five man sprint.

The 52nd edition of the race was held in cool conditions, with fine drizzle accompanying the riders for the early part of the race. An aggressive start saw Ludovic Capelle (Ag2r), Alexandre Chouffe (Oktos), Brad McGee and Baden Cooke (, Médéric Clain (Cofidis), and Emmanuel Magnien (Bonjour) all attempting to get away, however they were caught after 30 km by a restless peloton.

The attacks continued until Chouffe succeeded in escaping after 62 km together with Yuriy Krivtsov (Jean Delatour). The peloton stopped chasing them and their gap grew to 7'45 after 90 km. Several teams started to chase, but they did not cooperate well enough and the pair led by 8'10 after 120 km, with Christophe Kern (France) and Angelo Lopeboselli (Cofidis) chasing them separately.

The peloton woke up before the base of the Côte de Chavignol, when Olivier Asmaker stirred them up by attacking before the climb. He was caught over the top but the peloton had been split to pieces. On the next climb of the Côte Du Graveron a group of 18 riders escaped, including Moreau (CA), Clain, Sassone (Cofidis), Van Bondt, Nicolas Jalabert (CSC), Hunt, Saugrain (BigMat), Halgand (Jean Delatour), Moos, Usov (Phonak), and Guilbert. The group was only 3'40 behind the two leaders Krivstov and Chouffe after 144 km.

On the next climb of the Côte De Bue (151.5 km), Moreau put in another attack to bring the gap down to 1'30. More riders joined the group, including Tessier, Tombak, Mattan and Vasseur (all Cofidis), Renier (Bonjour), Vogondy ( and Brochard (Jean Delatour). The main peloton followed at another minute, led by Magnien.

Krivstov found himself alone on the next climb, with Chouffe dropping back to the chasing group, however Krivtsov could not hold them off for long and was caught at km 175. Jeremy Hunt (Big Mat) and Charles Guilbert (Bonjour) had just attacked at this stage, and maintained a small gap on the 30 riders left in the peloton. They were caught by four riders: Geert Van Bondt (CSC), Gilles Bouvard (Jean Delatour), Allan Johansen (EDS) and Cyril Saugrain (BigMat), forming a group of six at the front with 15 km to go.

The leaders and the chasers raced towards the finish at over 60 km/h, keeping their 15 second gap by the time they reached Bourges. Saugrain led out as expected since his teammate Hunt is an excellent sprinter but Johansen managed to pass them for the win. It was Johansen's biggest win so far and the second within a fortnight, the other being the final stage of Rheinland-Pfalz Rundfahrt.

Results - 206 km

1 Allan Johansen (Den) EDS-fakta                    4.44.34
2 Geert Van Bondt (Bel) CSC-Tiscali
3 Charles Guilbert (Fra) Bonjour
4 Cyril Saugrain (Fra) Big Mat-Auber 93
5 Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Big Mat-Auber 93                   0.06
6 Cédric Vasseur (Fra) Cofidis                         0.08
7 Laurent Brochard (Fra) Jean-Delatour
8 Alexandre Usov (Blr) Phonak Hearing Systems
9 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Bonjour                         0.15
10 Josu Silloniz Aresti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
11 Lars Michaelsen (Den) Team Coast
12 Jean-Michel Tessier (Fra) Cofidis
13 Alexandre Chouffe (Fra) Saint-Quentin Oktos
14 Gerhard Trampusch (Aut) Mapei-Quick Step
15 Nicolas Jalabert (Fra) CSC-Tiscali
16 Andy Flickinger (Fra) Ag2r-Prevoyance
17 Christophe Moreau (Fra) Credit Agricole
18 Patrik Sinkewitz (Ger) Mapei-Quick Step
19 Robert Sassone (Fra) Cofidis
20 Stéphane Barthe (Fra) Saint-Quentin Oktos
21 Franck Renier (Fra) Bonjour
22 Mark Scanlon (Irl) Ag2r-Prevoyance
23 Patrice Halgand (Fra) Jean-Delatour
24 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra)
25 Olivier Asmaker (Fra) CSC-Tiscali
26 Benoît Poilvet (Fra) Credit Agricole
27 Alexandre Moos (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems
28 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Phonak Hearing Systems
29 Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi          0.22
30 Médéric Clain (Fra) Cofidis                         1.05
31 Gilles Bouvard (Fra) Jean-Delatour
32 Johan Dekkers (Bel) Marlux-Ville de Charleroi       8.33
33 Johan Coenen (Bel) Marlux-Ville de Charleroi
34 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Mapei-Quick Step
35 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Credit Agricole
36 Nicolas Meret (Fra) Saint-Quentin Oktos
37 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) EDS-fakta
38 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Credit Agricole
39 Camile Bouquet (Fra) Big Mat-Auber 93
40 Martin Elmiger (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems
41 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Mapei-Quick Step Espoirs
42 Nico Mattan (Bel) Cofidis
43 Franck Schleck (Lux) CSC-Tiscali
44 Mauricio Ardila (Col) Marlux-Ville de Charleroi
45 Roger Hammond (GBr) Palmans-Collstrop
46 Thierry De Groote (Bel) Palmans-Collstrop
47 André Korff (Ger) Team Coast
48 Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) France Espoirs
49 Malte Urban (Ger) Team Coast
50 Sven Teutenberg (Ger) Phonak Hearing Systems
51 Lénaïc Olivier (Fra) Jean-Delatour
52 Roger Beuchat (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems
53 Christian Poos (Lux) Marlux-Ville de Charleroi
54 Joona Laukka (Fin) Jean-Delatour
55 Angelo Lopeboselli (Ita) Cofidis
56 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
57 Gorka Gerrikagoitia Arrien (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
58 Mikel Artetxe Gezuraga (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
59 Emmanuel Magnien (Fra) Bonjour
60 Walter Bénéteau (Fra) Bonjour
61 Sébastien Talabardon (Fra) Big Mat-Auber 93
62 Jaan Kirsipuu (Est) Ag2r-Prevoyance
63 Ludovic Auger (Fra) Big Mat-Auber 93
64 Janek Tombak (Est) Cofidis
65 Arvis Piziks (Lat) CSC-Tiscali
66 Kristoffer Ingeby (Swe) Marlux-Ville de Charleroi
67 Tristan Hoffman (Ned) CSC-Tiscali
68 Aitor Silloniz Aresti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
69 Matthew Wilson (Aus)
70 Michael Rogers (Aus) Mapei-Quick Step Espoirs
71 Michael Skelde (Den) EDS-fakta
72 Bekim Christensen (Den) Team Coast
73 Ludovic Turpin (Fra) Ag2r-Prevoyance

Outside Time Limit (14.15)

TC Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Credit Agricole            19.28
TC Anthony Morin (Fra) Credit Agricole
TC Andrei Kivilev (Kaz) Cofidis
TC Jakob Storm Piil (Den) CSC-Tiscali
TC Andy Cappelle (Bel) Marlux-Ville de Charleroi
TC Steven De Neef (Bel) Marlux-Ville de Charleroi
TC Sandy Casar (Fra)
TC Bradley Mcgee (Aus)
TC Jimmy Casper (Fra)
TC Jacky Durand (Fra)
TC Frédéric Guesdon (Fra)
TC Niels Brouzes (Fra) Big Mat-Auber 93
TC Benjamin Levecot (Fra) Big Mat-Auber 93
TC Tristan Valentin (Fra) Big Mat-Auber 93
TC Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Jean-Delatour
TC Laszlo Bodrogi (Hun) Mapei-Quick Step
TC Aurélien Clerc (Swi) Mapei-Quick Step Espoirs
TC Tom Steels (Bel) Mapei-Quick Step
TC Eric Berthou (Fra) France Espoirs
TC Christophe Kern (Fra) France Espoirs
TC Geoffrey Lequatre (Fra) Credit Agricole Espoirs
TC Mickaël Mille (Fra) France Espoirs
TC Stefan Adamsson (Swe) Team Coast
TC Frank Høj (Den) Team Coast

Courtesy of Stephane David

Past winners

2001 Florent Brard (Fra) Festina
2000 Laurent Brochard (Fra)
1999 Daniele Nardello (Ita)
1998 Ludo Dierckxsens (Bel)
1997 Laurent Roux (Fra)
1996 Tristan Hoffman (Ned)
1995 Daniele Nardello (Ita)
1994 Lars Michaelsen (Den)
1993 Bruno Cornillet (Fra)
1991 Andrej Tchmil (Rus)
1990 Laurent Jalabert (Fra)
1988 Patrice Esnault (Fra)
1987 Kim Andersen (Den)
1986 Domenique Lecrocq (Fra)
1985 Niki Rüttimann (Swi)
1983 Stephen Roche (Ire)
1982 Didier Vanoverschelde (Fra)
1981 Francis Castaing (Fra)
1980 Yves Hézard (Fra)
1979 Jean-René Bernaudeau (Fra)
1978 Regis Ovion (Fra)
1977 R. Delepine (Fra)
1976 Jean-Paul Molineris (Fra)
1975 Jean-Paul Danguilaume (Fra)
1974 Barry Hoban (GB)
1973 A. Berland (Fra)
1972 Cyril Guimard (Fra)
1971 Ricci (Fra)
1957 Raymond Guegan (Fra)
1956 Joseph Morvan (Fra)
1955 Jean-Marie Cieleska (Fra)
1954 Jean Stablinski (Fra)
1953 Robert Varnajo (Fra)
1952 Stanislas Bober (Fra)
1951 Jean-Marie Goasmat (Fra)
1950 Armand Audaire (Fra)
1949 Marcel Dussault (Fra)
1948 Marcel Dussault (Fra)
1947 Albert Bourlon (Fra)
1925 Deschamps (Fra)
1924 Marcel Bidot (Fra)
1923 Jean Brunier (Fra)
1922 Godart (Fra)
1917 Charles Juseret (Bel)
1913 Marceau Narcy (Fra)

Past winners by Mario Stiehl,