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68th GP des Nations - 1.1/1.7.1/1.9.1

France, September 19, 2004

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Rich wins final GP des Nations

Michael Rich
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Gerolsteiner's Michael Rich won the final edition of the Grand Prix des Nations, an individual time trial run over 54 km in Elbeuf. Rich, who won the event last year, beat 2002 winner Uwe Peschel (also Gerolsteiner) with Spanish TT champion José Ivan Gutierrez (Illes Balears) taking third. The race celebrated its 68th edition this year, but will be scrapped from the calendar next year because of a scheduling conflict.

The men's race also saw Michael Rogers (Quick.Step-Davitamon) wearing his World Championship jersey for the first time, after the UCI declared Rogers to be the 2003 World TT Champion in the wake of David Millar's admission to drug taking to win the event. Rogers finished fourth, 1'13 behind Rich.

In the women's 27 km race, it was Swiss rider Priska Doppmann who was victorious, finishing well clear of French champion Edwige Pitel and Cathy Marsal. The U23 and junior men's races, also 27 km long, were won by Belgians Dominique Cornu and Michel Van Aelbroeck.


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Elite Men - 54 km

1 Michael Rich (Ger) Gerolsteiner                 1.08.24
2 Uwe Peschel (Ger) Gerolsteiner                     0.09
3 José Ivan Gutierrez (Spa) Illes Balears-Banesto    0.36
4 Michael Rogers (Aus) Quick.Step-Davitamon          1.13
5 Eddy Seigneur (Fra) R.A.G.T. Semences-MG Rover     1.18
6 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team CSC                          1.45
7 Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr) Ag2R Prevoyance
8 Bradley Mc Gee (Aus)
9 Jean Nuttli (Swi) Volksbank Ideal Leingruber
10 Frédéric Finot (Fra) R.A.G.T. Semences-MG Rover
11 Christophe Moreau (Fra) Crédit Agricole
12 Ben Day (Aus)
13 Nicolas Portal (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance
14 Markel Irizar (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
15 Guillaume Auger (Fra) R.A.G.T. Semences-MG Rover
16 Andy De Smet (Bel)
17 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Crédit Agricole
18 Sandy Casar (Fra)

U23 Men - 27 km

1 Dominique Cornu (Bel) Belgian National Team       34.32
2 Peter Mazur (Pol) Polish National Team             0.03
3 Lukasz Bodnar (Pol) Polish National Team           0.09
4 Kai Reus (Ned) Rabobank                            0.34
5 Tyler Farrar (USA) U.S.A. National Team            0.46
6 Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank                        0.51
7 Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Credit Agricole Espoirs        1.15
8 Koen De Kort (Ned) Rabobank
9 Kostantin Siutsou (Blr) Bielorussian National Team
10 Dimitri Champion (Fra) Asce Corbeil Essonne
11 Timothy Duggan (USA) U.S.A. National Team
12 Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Rabobank
13 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) R.L.V.B.
14 Emilien-Benoît Berges (Fra) Uc Chateauroux - Laboratoires Fenioux
15 Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Cotes D'armor Cyclisme
16 Francesco Rivera (Ita) U.S. Palazzago Vellutex
17 Saul Raisin (USA) Credit Agricole Espoirs
18 Kilian Patour (Fra) Credit Agricole Espoirs
19 Steven Gozza (USA) U.S.A. National Team
20 Dominique Rollin (Can) Ussa Pavilly Barentin
21 Jeff Sherstobitoff (Can) Canadian National Team
22 Andry Pryshchepa (Ukr) U.S. Palazzago Vellutex
23 Julien Loubet (Fra) Gsc Blagnac
24 Florent Juilly (Fra) Uv Aube
25 Uladimir Autka (Blr) Nazionale Bielorussia
26 Tony Mallet (Fra) Ussa Pavilly Barentin
27 Michel Marc (Fra) Vc Evreux
28 Ludovic Goffin (Fra) Pedale Sportive Creusotine
29 Sébastien Desplanques (Fra) Ac Manoir Eure Andelle
30 Anthony Wauters (Fra) Ec Quevilly

Elite Women - 27 km

1 Priska Doppmann (Swi)                             38.03
2 Edwige Pitel (Fra)                                 1.36
3 Cathy Marsal (Fra)                                 2.02
4 Natacha Maes (Bel)                                 2.03
5 Emma James (Aus)                                   2.09

Junior Men - 27 km

1 Michel Van Aelbroeck (Bel) Belgian National Team  37.07
2 Blel Kadri (Fra)                                   0.10
3 Maxime Bouet (Fra)                                 0.18
4 Ben Hermans (Bel)                                  0.27
5 Pierre Quillere (Fra)                              0.47

Past winners

Elite Men

2003 Michael Rich (Ger) Georlsteiner                          
2002 Uwe Peschel (Ger) Team Gerolsteiner

U23 Men

2003 Thomas Dekker (Ned) Rabobank   
2002 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Zoccorinese Ghia Fasco      


2003 Karin Thuerig (Swi)  

Junior Men

2003  Julien Loubet (Fra)

Past winners by Mario Stiehl,