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46th E3 Prijs Vlaanderen - 1.1

Belgium, March 29, 2003

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By Jeff Jones

2002 winner Dario Pieri
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This Saturday, March 29, will see the classics riders battle it out in the UCI 1.1 ranked E3-Prijs in Harelbeke. The 209 km race contains 12 of the famous Flemish bergs that will be used in the Ronde van Vlaanderen the following weekend, and thus is one of the most important form testers. Hills included are La Houppe, Berg Stene, Boigneberg, Eikenberg, Stationsberg, Taaienberg, Berg Ten Houte, Kapelberg, Paterberg, Kwaremont, Kluisberg, and Tiegemberg, with the last hill coming at 16 km to go.

A total of 23 teams will race in Harelbeke, including Quick.Step-Davitamon (Bettini, Museeuw) Saeco (Dario Pieri, winner in 2002), Lotto-Domo (Van Petegem), Landbouwkrediet-Colnago, Marlux-Ville de Charleroi (Ruskys), Palmans-Collstrop (Van Dijck), Vlaanderen-T Interim (Devolder), Flanders-iTeamnova (The brothers Scheirlinckx), Fassa Bortolo (Bartoli), Alessio (Baldato), Sidermec (Bortolami), De Nardi-Colpack, FDJeux.com (Casper), Crédit Agricole (O'Grady), Cofidis (Mattan, Planckaert), AG2R-Prévoyance (Kirsipuu), Rabobank (Freire), Bankgiroloterij (Pronk), CSC (Van Hyfte), Team fakta (Backstedt, Arvesen), US Postal presented by Berry Floor (Van Heeswijk), Telekom (Wesemann) and CCC-Polsat (Wojtas).

Past winners

2002  Dario Pieri (Ita) Alessio                200 km in  4.45.00 (42.10 km/h)
2001  Andrej Tchmil (Bel) Lotto-Adecco         209 kms in 5.08.49 (40.41 km/h)
2000  Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Farm Frites         209 kms in 5.13.00 (40.06 km/h)
1999  Peter Van Petegem (Bel) TVM-Farm Frites  206 kms in 4.39.10 (44.30 km/h)
1998  Johan Museeuw (Bel) Mapei-Bricobi        201 kms in 4.48.00
1997  Hendrik Van Dyck (Bel)
1996  Carlo Bomans (Bel)
1995  Bart Leysen (Bel)
1994  Andrej Tchmil (Mda)
1993  Mario Cipollini (Ita)
1992  Johan Museeuw (Bel)
1991  Olaf Ludwig (Ger)
1990  Sören Lilholt (DÄN)
1989  Eddy Planckaert (Bel)
1988  Guido Bontempi (Ita)
1987  Eddy Planckaert (Bel)
1986  Eric Vanderaerden (Bel)
1985  Phil Anderson (AUS)
1984  Bert Oosterbosch (Ned)
1983  Willy Tackaert (Bel)
1982  Jean Bogaert (Bel)
1981  Jan Raas (Ned)
1980  Jan Raas (Ned)
1979  Jan Raas (Ned)
1978  Freddy Maertens (Bel)
1977  Dietrich Thurau (Ger)
1976  Walter Planckaert (Bel)
1975  Frans Verbeeck (Bel)
1974  Herman Vanspringel (Bel)
1973  Willy In'T'Ven (Bel)
1972  Hubert Hutsebaut (Bel)
1971  Roger De Vlaeminck (Bel)
1970  Daniel Van Ryckegem (Bel)
1969  Rik Van Looy (Bel)
1968  Jacques De Boever (Bel)
1967  Willy Bocklant (Bel)
1966  Rik Van Looy (Bel)
1965  Rik Van Looy (Bel)
1964  Rik Van Looy (Bel)
1963  Noél Fore (Bel)
1962  André Messelis (Bel)
1961  Arthur De Carbooter (Bel)
1960  Daniel Doom (Bel)
1959  Norbert Kerckhove (Bel)
1958  Armand Desmet (Bel)

Past winners by Mario Stiehl, www.world-of-cycling.com