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17th Tour du Poitou Charentes et de la Vienne - 2.3

France, August 26-29, 2003

2002 Results     Stage List     Start List     Past winners

The Stages

  • Stage 1 - August 26: Pons - La Couronne, 180 km
  • Stage 2 - August 27: Ruffec - Bressuire, 178 km
  • Stage 3 - August 28: Bressuire - Loudun, 178 km
  • Stage 4 - August 29: Monts-sur-Guesnes ITT, 20 km
  • Stage 5 - August 29: Monts-sur-Guesnes - Buxerolles, 106 km

Stage racing continues in France

The 17th edition of the Tour de Poitou-Charentes will run from Tuesday, August 26 through Friday, August 29 this week, and is the third French stage race this month after the Tour de l'Ain and Tour du Limousin. The UCI 2.3 classed stage race is attracting riders such as Christophe Moreau and Jens Voigt (CA), Magnus Bäckstedt, Kurt-Asle Arvesen and Scott Sunderland (fakta), Jaan Kirsipuu, Laurent Brochard and Andy Flickinger (Ag2r), Jean-Patrik Nazon (Jean Delatour), Damien Nazon and Sylvain Chavanel (Brioches), Giovanni Lombardi (Domina Vacanze) and Levi Leipheimer (Rabobank). Last year's champion Guido Trentin (Cofidis) will not be present however, and the number one dossard will be taken by his teammate Médéric Clain.

The four day/five stage race takes place in the departements of Charente, Vienne, Charente Maritime and Deux-Sévres. Stage 1 starts in Pons and finishes, after 180 km and three climbs, in La Couronne. Stage 2 is a similar distance, taking the riders 178 km from Ruffec to Bressuire, with four categorised climbs. Stage 3 is also 178 km, between Bressuire and Loudun (four climbs), while the Stage 4 individual time trial takes place in Monts-sur-Guesnes over a 20 km parcours. The final stage, which follows the morning time trial, is a relatively short 106 km between Monts-sur-Guesnes and Buxerolles.

The Tour is also known for awarding more prizes and jerseys than just about any other tour. In addition to the General Classification (white jersey), there are also the Points (green jersey), Mountains (polka dot), Intermediate Sprints (blue jersey), Inter Tour 86 (golden jersey), Young Rider (fluoro green), Combination (red jersey), Teams (Credit Agricole cap), Best Division II rider (light blue jersey), Most Combative (trophy), Fair Play (trophy) and Best Team Rider (trophy) classifications.

Start list

Cofidis, Le Crédit par Telephone     CCC-Polsat
1 Médéric Clain (Fra)                11 Bogdan Bondariew (Ukr)
2 Arnaud Coyot (Fra)                 12 Dariusz Baranowski (Pol)
3 Bingen Fernandez (Spa)             13 Andris Nauduzs (Lat)
4 David Moncoutie (Fra)              14 Piotr Chmielewski (Pol)
5 Hayden Roulston (NZl)              15 Jacek Mickiewicz (Pol)
6 Marek Rutkiewicz (Pol)             16 Piotr Przydzial (Pol)
7 Robert Sassone (Fra)               18 Jaroslaw Zarebski (Pol)
8 Janek Tombak (Est)
Credit Agricole                      Rabobank
21 Christophe Moreau (Fra)           31 Levi Leipheimer (USA)
22 Stéphane Auge (Fra)               32 Jan Boven (Ned)
23 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra)            33 Mathew Hayman (Aus)
24 Thor Hushovd (Nor)                34 Ronald Mutsaars (Ned)
25 Anthony Morin (Fra)               35 Addy Engels (Ned)
26 Marcus Ljungqvist (Swe)           36 Karsten Kroon (Ned)
27 Benoît Poilvet (Fra)              37 Thorwald Veneberg (Ned)
28 Jens Voigt (Ger)                  38 Marc Lotz (Ned)
AG2r Prévoyance                      Landbouwkrediet-Colnago
41 Jaan Kirsipuu (Est)               51 Santo Anza (Ita)
42 Christophe Agnolutto (Fra)        52 Lorenzo Bernucci (Ita)
43 Stéphane Berges (Fra)             53 Ludovic Capelle (Bel)
44 Andy Flickinger (Fra)             54 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu)
45 Laurent Brochard (Fra)            55 Tom Stremersch (Bel)
46 Erki Pütsep (Est)                 56 Erik Lievens (Bel)
47 Mark Scanlon (Irl)                57 Yuri Mitlushenko (Ukr)
48 Olivier Trastour (Fra)
Brioches La Boulangère               Domina Vacanze-Elitron
61 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra)            71 Giovanni Lombardi (Ita)
62 Sébastien Chavanel (Fra)          73 Lorenzo Cardellini (Ita)
63 Franck Bouyer (Fra)               74 Martin Derganc (Slo)
65 Emmanuel Magnien (Fra)            75 Santos Gonzalez Capilla (Spa)
66 Damien Nazon (Fra)                76 Sergio Marinangeli (Ita)
67 Thomas Voeckler (Fra)             77 Mario Scirea (Ita)
68 Franck Renier (Fra)               78 Alberto Ongarato (Ita)
Big Mat-Auber 93                     Phonak Hearing Systems
82 Guillaume Auger (Fra)             91 Daniel Schnider (Swi)
83 Ludovic Auger (Fra)               92 Roger Beuchat (Swi)
84 Loïc Lamouller (Fra)              93 Iker Camano Ortuzar (Spa)
85 Nicolas Meunier (Fra)             94 Martin Elmiger (Swi)
87 Alexei Sivakov (Rus)              95 Massimo Strazzer (Ita)
88 Plamen Stoyanov (Bul)             96 Fabrice Gougot (Fra)
                                     98 Benoît Salmon (Fra)
Jean Delatour                        Carvalhelhos-Boavista
101 Jean-Patrick Nazon (Fra)         111 Ben Day (Aus)
102 Mickaèl Buffaz (Fra)             112 Atana Andonov Petrov (Bul)
103 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra)            113 Pedro Arreitunandia (Spa)
104 Frédéric Finot (Fra)             114 Pedro Miranda Soeiro (Por)
105 Sébastien Joly (Fra)             115 Celio Cristian Sousa (Por)
106 Christophe Laurent (Fra)         117 Adrian Palomares (Spa)
107 Christophe Edaleine (Fra)        118 Jose Silva Rodrigues (Por)                           Team fakta
121 Sandy Casar (Fra)                132 Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor)
122 Jimmy Casper (Fra)               133 Thomas Grönqvist (Swe)
123 Jacky Durand (Fra)               134 Fredrik Modin (Swe)
124 Philippe Gilbert (Bel)           135 Jorgen Bo Petersen (Den)
125 Jean-Cyril Robin (Fra)           136 Martin Rittsel (Swe)
126 Jeremy Roy (Fra)                 137 Michael Skelde (Den)
127 Fabien Sanchez (Fra)             138 Scott Sunderland (Aus)
128 Bradley Wiggins (GBr)
MBK-Oktos-Saint-Quentin              Marlux-Wincor Nixdorf
141 Stéphane Barthe (Fra)            151 Steven De Neef (Bel)
142 Lénaïc Olivier (Fra)             153 Johan Coenen (Bel)
143 Christophe Rinero (Fra)          155 Guillaume Girout (Fra)
145 Jeremy Hunt (GBr)                156 Christian Poos (Lux)
146 Vincent Templier (Fra)           157 Manu L'hoir (Bel)
147 Yoann Le Boulanger (Fra)         158 Jean-Michel Tessier (Fra)
148 Franck Pencole (Fra)

Past winners

2002 Guido Trentin (Ita) Cofidis
2001 Jens Voigt (Ger) Credit Agricole                     
2000 Floyd Landis (USA) Manheim Auctions-Mercury
1999 Christophe Moreau (Fra) Festina
1998 Lauri Aus (Est) Casino
1997 Joaquim Andrade (Por)
1996 Eddy Seigneur (Fra)
1995 Nicolas Aubier (Fra)
1994 Philippe Gaumont (Fra)
1993 Thierry Marie (Fra)
1992 Pascal Lance (Fra)
1991 Kim Andersen (Den)
1990 Youri Manouilov (Rus) Amateur
1989 Pavel Tonkov (Rus) Amateur
1988 Pascal Peyramaure (Fra)
1987 Jean-Louis Conan (Fra) Amateur

Past winners by Mario Stiehl,