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Rotterdam, Netherlands, September 7, 2003

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Chantal Beltman wins a second time in Rotterdam

By Hendrik Voogt

After a busy week of racing for the women, with the world cup in Nürnberg and six days of the Holland Ladies Tour, 119 riders started in a very busy Rotterdam. Because of the World Harbour Days, helicopters of the Dutch Marine accompanied the riders during the neutral section.

The wind had a day off and that made the race in Holland an easy one. In the first hour the women rode 39.8 km and the bunch stayed complete, in the second hour the pace got up a little and there were 41 km completed.

At the passage of the Haringvlietbridge a brief shower and a fall split up the group and there were several attacks, Frances Newstead had 100 m gap and also Ghita Beltman had a 8 second gap. But it all came back together and the bunch sprint was won by Chantal Beltman (Acca Due O) in front of her teammate Diana Ziliute and Susanne Ljungskog (Powerplate-Bik). Chantal was very proud to win her second World Cup race and especially in Rotterdam in front of thousands of spectators.

Nicole Cooke (Ausra Gruodis) didn't even have to score any points today to win the World Cup overall, and she finished 54th in the bunch but took the big prize. In second place on the standings after some good performances in the latter half of the series was Regina Schleicher (Ger), followed by Mirjam Melchers (Farm Frites-Hartol). At just 20 years old, Cooke is the youngest winner of the women's World Cup, and has shown that she has a bright future in front of her.

Results - 140 km

1 Chantal Beltman (Ned) Acca Due O Pasta Zara Lorena Camicie       3.26.46 (40.626 km/h)
2 Diana Ziliute (Ltu) Acca Due O Pasta Zara Lorena Camicie                
3 Susanne Ljungskog (Swe) Bik-Powerplate                                  
4 Regina Schleicher (Ger)                                                 
5 Tanja Schmidt-Hennes (Ger) Team Next 125                                
6 Rochelle Gilmore (Aus) Ausra Gruodis-Safi                               
7 Tania Belvederesi (Ita)                                                 
8 Anita Valen (Nor) Bik-Powerplate                                        
9 Mirjam Melchers (Ned) Farm Frites-Hartol Cycling Team                   
10 Catherine Marshal (Fra) Mixed Team 1                                   
11 Malgorzata Wysocka (Pol) Bonda-Lukowski                                
12 Debby Mansveld (Ned) Vlaanderen-T-Interim Ladies Team                  
13 Katia Longhin (Ita) Acca Due O Pasta Zara Lorena Camicie               
14 Isabella Wieser (Aut) Charly Lietzsport                                
15 Jacolien Wallaard (Ned)                                                
16 Sara Carrigan (Aus) Bik-Powerplate                                     
17 Nicole Freedman (USA)                                                  
18 Veerle Ingels (Bel) Vlaanderen-T-Interim Ladies Team                   
19 Anna Skawinska (Pol) Bonda-Lukowski                                    
20 Ludivine Henrion (Bel)                                                 
21 Veronique Belleter (Bel) Vlaanderen-T-Interim Ladies Team              
22 Rachel Heal (GBr)                                                      
23 Marion Brauen (Swi) Team Next 125                                      
24 Liane Bahler (Ger)                                                     
25 Miho Oki (Jpn) Farm Frites-Hartol Cycling Team                         
26 Adrie Visser (Ned)                                                     
27 Kristy Miggels (Ned) Ondernemers Van Nature                            
28 Andrea Graus (Aut)                                                     
29 Christiane Soeder (Aut)                                                
30 Anna Sipurzynska (Pol) Bonda-Lukowski                                  
31 Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) Ondernemers Van Nature                            
32 Minke Van Dongen (Ned) Ondernemers Van Nature                          
33 Alesandra Cappelotto (Ita)                                             
34 Emma Davies (GBr)                                                      
35 Mette Fischer (Den) Team S.A.T.S                                       
36 Theresa Senff (Ger)                                                    
37 Frances Newstead (GBr)                                                 
38 Angela Hunter (GBr)                                                    
39 Mirella Van Melis (Ned) Vlaanderen-T-Interim Ladies Team               
40 Zita Urbonaite (Ltu) Acca Due O Pasta Zara Lorena Camicie              
41 Sharon Van Dromme (Bel) Vlaanderen-T-Interim Ladies Team               
42 Cornelia Cyres (Ger) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung                    
43 Birgit Sollner (Ger) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung                    
44 Christina Mos (Ned) Bik-Powerplate                                     
45 Bogumila Matusiak (Pol) Bonda-Lukowski                                 
46 Erica Vilunaite (Ltu) Ausra Gruodis-Safi                               
47 Frederieke Van Der Wiel (Ned)                                          
48 Meredith Miller (USA) Team S.A.T.S                                     
49 Charlotte Goldsmith (GBr)                                              
50 Andrea Bosman (Ned) Bik-Powerplate                                     
51 Cindy Pieters (Bel) Vlaanderen-T-Interim Ladies Team                   
52 Bertine Spijkerman (Ned)                                               
53 Joanne Kiesanowski (NZl)                                               
54 Nicole Cooke (GBr) Ausra Gruodis-Safi                                  
55 Madeleine Lindberg (Swe) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung                
56 Esther Van Der Helm (Ned) Farm Frites-Hartol Cycling Team              
57 Sole Fernandez (Arg)                                                   
58 Manon Justras (Can) Mixed Team 1                                       
59 Marion Clignet (Fra)                                                   
60 Irene Hostettler (Swi) Team Next 125                                   
61 Leontien Zijlaard-Van Moorsel (Ned) Farm Frites-Hartol Cycling Team    
62 Evelien Bekkering (Ned)  @Home Cycling Team                            
63 Danielle Bekkering (Ned)  @Home Cycling Team                           
64 Ina-Yoko Teutenberg (Ger)                                              
65 Magaret Hemsley (Ger) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung                   
66 Areke Hassink (Ned)                                                    
67 Ghita Beltman (Ned) Acca Due O Pasta Zara Lorena Camicie               
68 Sissy Van Alebeek (Ned) Farm Frites-Hartol Cycling Team                
69 Madeleine Sandig (Ger)                                                 
70 Sharon Van Essen (Ned) Bik-Powerplate                              0.40
71 Corrien Van Haastert (Ned) Ondernemers Van Nature                      
72 Afke Sijm (Ned) Ondernemers Van Nature                                 
73 Angela Brodtka (Ger)                                               0.46
74 Anouska Van Der Zee (Ned) Farm Frites-Hartol Cycling Team          4.28
75 Ilse Geldhof (Bel)                                                 5.17
76 Tone Hareland (Nor)                                                    
77 Inge Klep (Ned) Ondernemers Van Nature                                 
78 Suze Goddart (Lux)                                                     
79 Francesca Pellegrini (Ita) Ausra Gruodis-Safi                          
80 Isabelle Hoffmann (Lux)                                                
81 Veronique Coene (Bel)                                                  
82 Bernadette Schober (Aut)                                               
83 Christina Peick (Den) Team S.A.T.S                                     
84 Lisa Lackner (Aut) Charly Lietzsport                                   
85 Paulina Brzezna (Pol) Bonda-Lukowski                                   
86 Trine Hansen (Den) Team S.A.T.S                                        
87 Abke Francissen (Ned)  @Home Cycling Team                              
88 Olga Velzen (Ned) Team Ton Van Bemmelen Sports                         
89 Indre Januleviciute (Ltu) Acca Due O Pasta Zara Lorena Camicie         
90 Petra Pilz (Aut) Charly Lietzsport                                     
91 Caroline Slikker (Ned) Team Ton Van Bemmelen Sports                    
92 Alexandra Vetter (Swi) Team Next 125                                   
93 Lency Debboudt (Bel)                                                   
94 Line Ramstud (Nor)                                                     
95 Vanessa Saccomani (Ita)                                                
96 Daniela Pintarelli (Aut)                                               
97 Alexandrine Petitpierre (Swi) Team Next 125                            
98 Karin Ruso (Aut)                                                       
99 Linda Larsen (Nor)                                                     

Starters: 119
Classified: 99

World Cup standings (final)

1 Nicole Cooke (GBr) Ausra Gruodis-Safi                          309 pts
2 Regina Schleicher (Ger) USC Chirio Forno d'Asolo               211
3 Mirjam Melchers (Ned) Farm Frites-Hartol Cycling Team          198
4 Sara Carrigan (Aus) Bik-Powerplate                             177
5 Judith Arndt (Ger) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung              157
6 Diana Ziliute (Ltu) Acca Due O Pasta Zara Lorena Camicie       146
7 Anita Valen (Nor) Bik-Powerplate                               145
8 Rochelle Gilmore (Aus) Ausra Gruodis-Safi                      119
9 Susanne Ljungskog (Swe) Team Catalunya-Aliverti-Kookai          97
10 Zoulfia Zabirova (Rus) Prato Marathon Bike                     94
11 Olivia Gollan (Aus)                                            89
12 Chantal Beltman (Ned) Acca Due O Pasta Zara Lorena Camicie     82
13 Katie Mactier (Aus) Saturn Cycling Team                        80
14 Edita Pucinskaite (Ltu) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox         76
15 Geneviève Jeanson (Can) Equipe Cycliste Rona-Esker             75
16 Oenone Wood (Aus)                                              75
17 Arenda Grimberg (Ned) Farm Frites-Hartol Cycling Team          59
18 Susan Palmer (Can)                                             58
19 Virginie Moinard (Fra)                                         57
20 Alison Wright (Aus) Road Runner - Guerciotti Cycling Team      55
21 Lyne Bessette (Can) Saturn Cycling Team                        54
22 Nicole Brändli (Swi) Prato Marathon Bike                       45
23 Rachel Heal (GBr)                                              40
24 Tanja Schmidt-Hennes (Ger) Team Next 125                       38
25 Petra Rossner (Ger) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung             36
26 Kristin Armstrong (USA) Team T-Mobile Women's Cycling Team     31
27 Amber Neben (USA) Team T-Mobile Women's Cycling Team           31
28 Joane Somarriba Arrola (Spa)                                   30
29 Melissa Holt (NZl) Equipe Cycliste Rona-Esker                  30
30 Juliette Vandekerckhove (Fra)                                  27
31 Nathalie Bates (Aus)                                           24
32 Magali Le Floch (Fra) Equipe Cycliste Rona-Esker               24
33 Kimberly Bruckner (USA) Team T-Mobile Women's Cycling Team     24
34 Tania Belvederesi (Ita) Bik-Powerplate                         21
35 Modesta Vzesniauskaite (Ltu) Ausra Gruodis-Safi                21
36 Katherine Bates (Aus) Bik-Powerplate                           21
37 Theresa Senf (Ger)                                             21
38 Katia Longhin (Ita) Acca Due O Pasta Zara Lorena Camicie       21
39 Sophie Creux (Fra)                                             20
40 Maria Isabel Moreno (Spa)                                      18
41 Fabiana Luperini (Ita) Team 2002 Aurora RSM                    18
42 Sharon Van Dromme (Bel) Vlaanderen-T-Interim Ladies Team       15
43 Teodora Ruano Sanchon (Spa) Prato Marathon Bike                14
44 Malgorzata Wysocka (Pol) Bonda-Lukowski                        13
45 Zinaida Stahurskaya (Blr) USC Chirio Forno d'Asolo             12
46 Miho Oki (Jpn) Farm Frites-Hartol Cycling Team                 12
47 Isabella Wieser (Aut) Charly Lietzsport                        12
48 Aline Camboulives (Fra) G.S. Mazza                             12
49 Catherine Marshal (Fra)                                        11
50 Barbara Heeb (Swi)                                             11
51 Trixi Worrack (Ger) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung             11
52 Priska Doppmann (Swi)                                          10
53 Tina Liebig (Ger)                                              10
54 Andrea Bosman (Ned) Bik-Powerplate                             10
55 Debby Mansveld (Ned)                                            9
56 Alessandra Cappellotto (Ita)                                    9
57 Olga Slyusareva (Rus)                                           9
58 Ioulia Martissova (Rus) Prato Marathon Bike                     9
59 Alexis Rhodes (Aus)                                             9
60 Madeleine Lindberg (Swe) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung         8
61 Ghita Beltman (Ned) Acca Due O Pasta Zara Lorena Camicie        7
62 Jacolien Wallaard (Ned)                                         6
63 Kimberly Anderson (USA) Team T-Mobile Women's Cycling Team      6
64 Vera Carrara (Ita) Road Runner - Guerciotti Cycling Team        6
65 Eneritz Iturriaga (Spa) Team 2002 Aurora RSM                    5
66 Rosa Maria Bravo Soba (Spa)                                     5
67 Nicole Freedman (USA)                                           4
68 Mette Fischer Andreasen (Den) Team S.A.T.S                      4
69 Karen Bockel (Ger) Equipe Cycliste Rona-Esker                   4
70 Nataliya Kachalka (Ukr) Team 2002 Aurora RSM                    4
71 Svetlana Boubnenkova (Rus) Prato Marathon Bike                  4
72 Amy Safe (Aus)                                                  4
73 Veerle Ingels (Bel)                                             3
74 Manon Jutras (Can) Saturn Cycling Team                          3
75 Sonia Huguet (Fra)                                              3
76 Adrie Visser (Ned)                                              3
77 Elizabeth Williams (NZl)                                        3
78 Margaret Hemsley (Aus) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung           3
79 Anna Skawinska (Pol)                                            2
80 Sarah Ulmer (NZl)                                               2
81 Hayley Rutherford (Aus) Road Runner - Guerciotti Cycling Tea    2
82 Renée Fortunato (Aus)                                           2
83 Ludivine Henrion (Bel)                                          1
84 Deirdre Demet-Barry (USA) Team T-Mobile Women's Cycling Team    1
85 Sylvie Riedle (Fra)                                             1
86 Diana Rast (Swi)                                                1