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17th Tour du Faso - 2.5

Burkina Faso, October 29-November 9, 2003

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Stage 5 - November 2: Orodara - Bobo Dioulasso, 133 km

Van Agtmaal wins alone, Tjallingii holds

By Chris Henry
Solo flyer for Van Agtmaal
Photo ©: A.S.O.

Dutchman Peter Van Agtmaal gave the Aliplast team its second stage victory today, and kept the spoils in the hands of the Europeans, who have won each of the Tour du Faso's five stages to date. Sunday was the tour's third longest stage, 133 kilometres from Orodara to Bobo Dioulasso, a city where visitors are permitted only to enter the heart accompanied by a local guide approved by the village chief.

The day finished with three laps of an exciting circuit of 16km which set the stage for the day's outcome. Maarten Tjallingii of the Marco Polo Cycling Team conserved his yellow jersey without losing any time in the general classification to his closest rivals, Thierry David (GMCI 38) and the Aliplast trio of Karel Pattyn, Steven Thys, and Gunther Cuylits.

A somewhat relaxed start gave way to a breakaway of ten riders, who decided to test their legs on the longer parcours. In the move were two of Tjallingii's Marco Polo teammates, American David Washburn and German Kay Kermer, winner of stage 2 in Ziniaré. Van Agtmaal's Aliplast teammate Thys was the only danger man in the group, though he was nonetheless four minutes down on Tjallingii at the start of the day. Other riders included France's Michel Kauffmann (Alsace), Olivier Keita and Elhadji Malick Thiam of Senegal, and Cameroon's Martinien Tega, frequently on the attack in this year's event.

The mid-day break
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The group's advantage never topped two minutes, and the showdown was set for a fast finale as the leaders were caught by the peloton. Into the last kilometres of the finishing circuit in Bobo, a new attack of 14 riders formed. Nervously watching each other on the way to the line, it was Van Agtmaal who used a well timed attack to break clear of his lead group. Behind the main field feverishly worked to minimize the time gaps to the leaders. The Dutchman powered ahead and held off the rest by 10".

Three bonifications were available as the field passed through the finish line on the Bobo circuit, but no jerseys changed hands today and Tjallingii received another stuffed lion from race sponsor Crédit Lyonnais for his efforts defending the lead. Three riders were forced to abandon, including Marco Polo's Lionel Syne, who crashed in the final circuit and was perhaps in less of a mood to enjoy the evening's reward, a concert in town.

Photography

Images by Denis Descamps/A.S.O.

Results

1 Peter Van Agtmaal (Ned) Aliplast                        3.03.10
2 Kay Kermer (Ger) Marco Polo Cycling Team                   0.10
3 Jerome Amann (Fra) Alsace
4 Brice Bouniot (Fra) GMCI 38
5 Laurent Zongo (Bur) A.S.Fadoul
6 Pascal Bouba (Cam) Cameroon
7 Cyrille Cosnefroy (Fra) Normandie
8 Steven Thys (Bel) Aliplast
9 Elhadji Malick Thiam (Sen) Senegal
10 Joost Declerk (Bel) Aliplast                              0.13
11 Peter Schoepen (Bel) Aliplast
12 Jordane Chazal (Fra) GMCI 38
13 Stephane Paol (Fra) GMCI 38                               0.30
14 Jonathan Kern (Fra) Alsace                                0.48
15 Abdoulaye Thiam (Sen) Senegal                             2.12
16 Remko Kramer (Ned) Marco Polo Cycling Team                2.24
17 Seydou Sanfo (Bur) Sifa - Peugeot
18 Martin Som (Cam) Cameroon
19 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Marco Polo Cycling Team
20 Saidou Rouamba (Bur) A.S.Fadoul
21 Gunther Cuylits (Bel) Aliplast
22 Sadrac Teguimaha (Cam) Cameroon
23 Gabriel Margrit (Fra) Normandie
24 Michel Kauffmann (Fra) Alsace
25 Tidiane Ouedraogo (Bur) Sifa - Peugeot
26 Olivier Keita (Sen) Senegal
27 Thomas Dietsch (Fra) Alsace
28 Thierry David (Fra) GMCI 38
29 Attivi Egue (Tog) Togo
30 Karel Pattyn (Bel) Aliplast
31 Damien Tekou (Cam) Cameroon
32 R-Geremie Ouedraogo (Bur) Sifa - Peugeot
33 Gweswende Sawadogo (Bur) Sifa - Peugeot
34 Jean Lopez (Sen) Senegal
35 Eric Ahouandjinou (Ben) Benin
36 EugËne Hansinon (Ben) Benin
37 Karim Kabore (Bur) A.S.Fadoul
38 Saidou Tall (Bur) A.S.Fadoul
39 Thibault Richard (Fra) GMCI 38
40 Joseph Sanda (Cam) Cameroon
41 Siaka Diarra (Mli) Mali
42 Adamou Gabo (Nig) Niger
43 Didier Agbefu (Tog) Togo
44 Kowouvi Dossouvi (Tog) Togo
45 Abdoulaye Ouedraogo (Bur) A.S.Fadoul
46 Kossi Nossi (Tog) Togo
47 Martinien Tega (Cam) Cameroon
48 Alexandre Lecocq (Fra) GMCI 38
49 Jerome Pamart (Fra) Normandie
50 Ibrahim Abdoulaye Soumma (Nig) Niger
51 Idrissa Ouedraogo (Bur) Niger
52 L-Jean Ilboudo (Bur) Sifa - Peugeot
53 Augustin Amoussouvi (Ben) Benin
54 Mahamadi Sawadogo (Bur) Sofitex
55 Adama Togola (Mli) Mali
56 Jean Tonde (Bur) Sofitex
57 Lucien Zongo (Bur) A.S.Fadoul                             2.34
58 David Washburn (USA) Marco Polo Cycling Team              3.11
59 T-Desire Kabore (Bur) Sofitex                             9.21
60 Komi Kondoh (Tog) Togo                                   10.59
61 Siaka Diallo (Mli) Mali                                  13.23
62 Ablasse Tapsoba (Bur) Sifa - Peugeot
63 Papa Amadou Diouf (Sen) Senegal                          14.18
64 Michel Bilgo (Bur) Sofitex                               14.29
65 Guillaume Boisgontier (Fra) Normandie
66 Jean Claude Badjagoume (Ben) Benin                       18.13
67 Kock Rutger (Ned) Marco Polo Cycling Team
68 Paul Dona (Ben) Benin                                    18.17
69 Zakaria Dia Abdoulsalam (Nig) Niger
70 Salia Togola (Mli) Mali                                  19.11
71 Ludovic Lemarechal (Fra) Normandie                       20.38
72 Hamidou Diarra (Mli) Mali                                30.11
73 Houdo Sawadogo (Bur) Sofitex                             31.28
74 Issaka Kabore (Bur) Sofitex                              39.15
75 Ali Sidi Thiam (Sen) Senegal                             56.50
76 Adama Bagayoko (Mli) Mali
DNF Lionel Syne (Bel) Marco Polo Cycling Team
DNF Fabrice Bretel (Fra) Alsace
DNF Arnaud Vettier (Fra) Normandie
 
Points
 
1 Peter Van Agtmaal (Ned) Aliplast                             30 Pts
2 Kay Kermer (Ger) Marco Polo Cycling Team                     27
3 Jerome Amann (Fra) Alsace                                    25
4 Brice Bouniot (Fra) GMCI 38                                  23
5 Laurent Zongo (Bur) A.S.Fadoul                               21
6 Pascal Bouba (Cam) Cameroon                                  19
7 Cyrille Cosnefroy (Fra) Normandie                            17
8 Steven Thys (Bel) Aliplast                                   15
9 Elhadji Malick Thiam (Sen) Senegal                           13
10 Joost Declerk (Bel) Aliplast                                11
11 Peter Schoepen (Bel) Aliplast                               10
12 Jordane Chazal (Fra) GMCI 38                                 9
13 Stephane Paol (Fra) GMCI 38                                  8
14 Jonathan Kern (Fra) Alsace                                   7
15 Abdoulaye Thiam (Sen) Senegal                                6
16 Remko Kramer (Ned) Marco Polo Cycling Team                   5
17 Seydou Sanfo (Bur) Sifa - Peugeot                            4
18 Martin Som (Cam) Cameroon                                    3
19 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Marco Polo Cycling Team             2
20 Saidou Rouamba (Bur) A.S.Fadoul                              1
 
Sprints
 
!st Circuit - km 85.1
 
1 Kay Kermer (Ger) Marco Polo Cycling Team                      3 Pts
2 Brice Bouniot (Fra) GMCI 38                                   2
3 Olivier Keita (Sen) Senegal                                   1
 
2nd Circuit - km 101
 
1 Kay Kermer (Ger) Marco Polo Cycling Team                      3 Pts
2 Brice Bouniot (Fra) GMCI 38                                   2
3 Cyrille Cosnefroy (Fra) Normandie                             1
 
3rd Circuit - km 117
 
1 Abdoulaye Thiam (Sen) Senegal                                 3 Pts
2 Kay Kermer (Ger) Marco Polo Cycling Team                      2
3 Jonathan Kern (Fra) Alsace                                    1
 
Teams
 
1 Aliplast                                                9.09.53
2 GMCI 38                                                    0.30
3 Alsace                                                     2.59
4 Senegal                                                    4.23
5 Marco Polo Cycling Team                                    4.35
6 Cameroon
7 A.S. Fadoul
8 Normandie
9 Sifa-Peugeot                                               6.49
10 Togo
11 Benin
12 Nigeria
13 Sofitex                                                  13.46
14 Mali                                                     17.48
 
General classification after stage 5
 
1 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Marco Polo Cycling Team       12.43.18
2 Thierry David (Fra) GMCI 38                                1.24
3 Karel Pattyn (Bel) Aliplast                                1.46
4 Steven Thys (Bel) Aliplast
5 Gunther Cuylits (Bel) Aliplast                             1.54
6 Kay Kermer (Ger) Marco Polo Cycling Team                   2.03
7 Alexandre Lecocq (Fra) GMCI 38                             2.14
8 Gweswende Sawadogo (Bur) Sifa - Peugeot                    2.26
9 Seydou Sanfo (Bur) Sifa - Peugeot                          2.48
10 Mahamadi Sawadogo (Bur) Sofitex                           2.57
11 Jordane Chazal (Fra) GMCI 38                              3.03
12 Kossi Nossi (Tog) Togo                                    3.07
13 Martinien Tega (Cam) Cameroon                             3.34
14 Laurent Zongo (Bur) A.S.Fadoul                            3.35
15 Pascal Bouba (Cam) Cameroon                               3.51
16 Saidou Rouamba (Bur) A.S.Fadoul                           3.53
17 Lucien Zongo (Bur) A.S.Fadoul                             4.05
18 Jerome Amann (Fra) Alsace                                 4.07
19 L-Jean Ilboudo (Bur) Sifa - Peugeot                       4.20
20 Michel Kauffmann (Fra) Alsace                             4.34
21 Thomas Dietsch (Fra) Alsace                               4.38
22 Jerome Pamart (Fra) Normandie                             4.55
23 Cyrille Cosnefroy (Fra) Normandie                         4.58
24 Brice Bouniot (Fra) GMCI 38                               5.04
25 Elhadji Malick Thiam (Sen) Senegal                        5.05
26 Joost Declerk (Bel) Aliplast                              5.12
27 R-Geremie Ouedraogo (Bur) Sifa - Peugeot                  5.19
28 Stephane Paol (Fra) GMCI 38                               5.27
29 Remko Kramer (Ned) Marco Polo Cycling Team                5.34
30 Jonathan Kern (Fra) Alsace                                5.38
31 Sadrac Teguimaha (Cam) Cameroon                           5.40
32 Karim Kabore (Bur) A.S.Fadoul                             5.45
33 Olivier Keita (Sen) Senegal                               6.05
34 Saidou Tall (Bur) A.S.Fadoul                              7.00
35 Thibault Richard (Fra) GMCI 38                            7.05
36 Damien Tekou (Cam) Cameroon                               7.23
37 David Washburn (USA) Marco Polo Cycling Team              8.13
38 Jean Tonde (Bur) Sofitex                                 10.44
39 Ibrahim Abdoulaye Soumma (Nig) Niger                     10.54
40 Abdoulaye Ouedraogo (Bur) A.S.Fadoul                     11.08
41 Joseph Sanda (Cam) Cameroon                              11.13
42 Peter Schoepen (Bel) Aliplast                            11.34
43 Martin Som (Cam) Cameroon                                12.14
44 Kowouvi Dossouvi (Tog) Togo                              12.48
45 T-Desire Kabore (Bur) Sofitex                            13.16
46 Tidiane Ouedraogo (Bur) Sifa - Peugeot                   15.23
47 Komi Kondoh (Tog) Togo                                   15.55
48 Michel Bilgo (Bur) Sofitex                               17.33
49 Idrissa Ouedraogo (Bur) Niger                            19.07
50 Gabriel Margrit (Fra) Normandie                          20.04
51 Peter Van Agtmaal (Ned) Aliplast                         20.07
52 Ablasse Tapsoba (Bur) Sifa - Peugeot                     20.49
53 Guillaume Boisgontier (Fra) Normandie                    21.33
54 Papa Amadou Diouf (Sen) Senegal                          24.35
55 Kock Rutger (Ned) Marco Polo Cycling Team                26.52
56 Siaka Diarra (Mli) Mali                                  32.14
57 Adama Togola (Mli) Mali                                  37.53
58 Salia Togola (Mli) Mali                                  39.45
59 Eric Ahouandjinou (Ben) Benin                            40.47
60 Attivi Egue (Tog) Togo                                   40.48
61 Adamou Gabo (Nig) Niger                                  40.53
62 Ludovic Lemarechal (Fra) Normandie                       43.52
63 Issaka Kabore (Bur) Sofitex                              50.06
64 Zakaria Dia Abdoulsalam (Nig) Niger                      52.03
65 EugËne Hansinon (Ben) Benin                              53.55
66 Siaka Diallo (Mli) Mali                                1.05.12
67 Paul Dona (Ben) Benin                                  1.08.45
68 Jean Claude Badjagoume (Ben) Benin                     1.10.45
69 Didier Agbefu (Tog) Togo                               1.13.23
70 Augustin Amoussouvi (Ben) Benin                        1.22.13
71 Abdoulaye Thiam (Sen) Senegal                          1.24.15
72 Houdo Sawadogo (Bur) Sofitex                           1.27.04
73 Adama Bagayoko (Mli) Mali                              1.34.04
74 Ali Sidi Thiam (Sen) Senegal                           1.36.27
75 Jean Lopez (Sen) Senegal                               1.38.08
76 Hamidou Diarra (Mli) Mali                              1.38.25
 
Points classification
 
1 Kay Kermer (Ger) Marco Polo Cycling Team                     97 Pts
2 Thierry David (Fra) GMCI 38                                  80
3 Karel Pattyn (Bel) Aliplast                                  80
4 Seydou Sanfo (Bur) Sifa - Peugeot                            65
5 Gweswende Sawadogo (Bur) Sifa - Peugeot                      65
6 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Marco Polo Cycling Team             60
7 Brice Bouniot (Fra) GMCI 38                                  51
8 Gunther Cuylits (Bel) Aliplast                               46
9 Laurent Zongo (Bur) A.S.Fadoul                               44
10 Steven Thys (Bel) Aliplast                                  44
11 Martinien Tega (Cam) Cameroon                               40
12 Alexandre Lecocq (Fra) GMCI 38                              38
13 Saidou Rouamba (Bur) A.S.Fadoul                             38
14 Peter Van Agtmaal (Ned) Aliplast                            30
15 Michel Kauffmann (Fra) Alsace                               27
16 Jerome Amann (Fra) Alsace                                   26
17 Karim Kabore (Bur) A.S.Fadoul                               25
18 Mahamadi Sawadogo (Bur) Sofitex                             25
19 Cyrille Cosnefroy (Fra) Normandie                           25
20 Kossi Nossi (Tog) Togo                                      24
21 R-Geremie Ouedraogo (Bur) Sifa - Peugeot                    24
22 Elhadji Malick Thiam (Sen) Senegal                          22
23 Jonathan Kern (Fra) Alsace                                  22
24 Lucien Zongo (Bur) A.S.Fadoul                               21
25 Sadrac Teguimaha (Cam) Cameroon                             21
26 Pascal Bouba (Cam) Cameroon                                 19
27 L-Jean Ilboudo (Bur) Sifa - Peugeot                         19
28 Jordane Chazal (Fra) GMCI 38                                19
29 Michel Bilgo (Bur) Sofitex                                  15
30 Thomas Dietsch (Fra) Alsace                                 14
31 Eric Ahouandjinou (Ben) Benin                               13
32 Joost Declerk (Bel) Aliplast                                11
33 Kock Rutger (Ned) Marco Polo Cycling Team                   11
34 Remko Kramer (Ned) Marco Polo Cycling Team                  11
35 Peter Schoepen (Bel) Aliplast                               10
36 Gabriel Margrit (Fra) Normandie                             10
37 Stephane Paol (Fra) GMCI 38                                 10
38 Olivier Keita (Sen) Senegal                                 10
39 Guillaume Boisgontier (Fra) Normandie                        7
40 Abdoulaye Thiam (Sen) Senegal                                6
41 Damien Tekou (Cam) Cameroon                                  5
42 Martin Som (Cam) Cameroon                                    3
43 Jerome Pamart (Fra) Normandie                                3
 
Teams classification
 
1 Aliplast                                               38.10.59
2 GMCI 38                                                    0.44
3 Marco Polo Cycling Team                                    5.09
4 Sifa-Peugeot                                               7.50
5 A.S. Fadoul                                                8.12
6 Cameroon                                                   9.31
7 Alsace                                                     9.33
8 Normandie                                                 14.56
9 Senegal                                                   17.20
10 Sofitex                                                  20.45
11 Togo                                                     21.45
12 Nigeria                                                  37.33
13 Mali                                                   1.05.05
14 Benin                                                  1.25.14