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5th GP Chiasso - 1.3

Switzerland, March 1, 2003

2002 Results    Results    Past winners

Figueras opens his account

Italian rider Giuliano Figueras (Panaria) won his first race of 2003 in the GP Chiasso, which was also the opening Swiss race of the season. Figueras beat Mirko Celestino (Saeco) and Giuseppe Palumbo (De Nardi-Colpack) in a 21 rider bunch sprint.

The final stages of the 166 km race saw Sylvain Chavanel (Boulangere) break away for some 25 km alone, however he was caught by the leaders with 12 km to go. Figueras was led out by teammate Luca Mazzanti, enabling to win his first race since coming back from his suspension. The Italian also won the GP Chiasso in 2000.

Results - 165.7 km

1 Giuliano Figueras (Ita) Ceramiche Panaria-Fiordo       4.06.48 (42.803 km/h)
2 Mirko Celestino (Ita) Team Saeco
3 Giuseppe Palumbo (Ita) De Nardi-Colpack
4 Paolo Bossoni (Ita) Sidermec
5 Cédric Vasseur (Fra) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone
6 Marcus Zberg (Swi) Gerolsteiner
7 Davide Rebellin (Ita) Gerolsteiner
8 Jens Voigt (Ger) Crédit Agricole
9 Laurent Lefevre (Fra) Jean Delatour
10 Laurent Brochard (Fra) AG2r Prévoyance
11 Patrice Halgand (Fra) Jean Delatour
12 René Joergensen (Den) Team fakta
13 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone
14 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Gerolsteiner
15 Franck Bouyer (Fra) Brioches La Boulangère
16 Frédéric Bessy (Fra) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone
17 Cédric Fragniere (Swi) Crédit Agricole
18 Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2r Prévoyance
19 Luca Mazzanti (Ita) Ceramiche Panaria-Fiordo
20 Daniel Atienza Urendez (Spa) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone
21 Pierre Bourquenoud (Swi) Jean Delatour
22 Franck Renier (Fra) Brioches La Boulangère               0.21
23 Jorgen Bo Petersen (Den) Team fakta
24 Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Domina Vacanze-Elitron
25 Martin Elmiger (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems
26 Sandy Casar (Fra)
27 Udo Bölts (Ger) Gerolsteiner
28 Leonardo Zanotti (Ita) De Nardi-Colpack
29 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra)
30 Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone
31 Jérôme Bernard (Fra) Jean Delatour
32 Stéphane Goubert (Fra) Jean Delatour
33 Massimo Giunti (Ita) Domina Vacanze-Elitron
34 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Tenax                          0.29
35 Grégory Rast (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                0.48
36 Christophe Brandt (Bel) Lotto-Domo                       1.13
37 Oscar Pozzi (Ita) Tenax
38 Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Team Saeco
39 Vladimir Duma (Ukr) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago              3.01
40 Cédric Herve (Fra) Crédit Agricole                       5.40
41 Luca Solari (Ita) Team Scanavino
42 Giampaolo Cheula (Ita) Sidermec
43 Claudio Bartoli (Ita) Ceramiche Panaria-Fiordo
44 Volodimir Bileka (Ukr) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago
45 Cristiano Frattini (Ita) Tenax
46 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Brioches La Boulangère
47 Walter Beneteau (Fra) Brioches La Boulangère
48 Jean-Cyril Robin (Fra)
49 Roger Beuchat (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems               9.18
50 Oscar Mason (Ita) Sidermec
51 Patrick Calcagni (Swi) Sidermec
52 Cyril Dessel (Fra) Phonak Hearing Systems
53 Emmanuel Magnien (Fra) Brioches La Boulangère
54 Anthony Morin (Fra) Crédit Agricole
55 Ludovic Martin (Fra) Jean Delatour
56 Thomas Grönqvist (Swe) Team fakta
57 Timothy Jones (Zim) MIX1
58 Ludovic Auger (Fra) Big Mat-Auber 93
59 Benoît Poilvet (Fra) Crédit Agricole
60 Alexei Sivakov (Rus) Big Mat-Auber 93
61 Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) AG2r Prévoyance
62 Frédéric Finot (Fra) Jean Delatour
63 Björn Leukemans (Bel) Palmans-Collstrop
64 Inigo Chaurreau Bernardez (Spa) AG2r Prévoyance         13.08
65 Steve Zampieri (Swi) Sidermec
66 Tomasz Brozyna (Pol) CCC-Atlas-Polsat
67 Christophe Oriol (Fra) AG2r Prévoyance
68 Mikel Astarloza (Spa) AG2r Prévoyance

Starters: 181
Classified: 68

Past winners

2002 Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Lampre 
2001  Davide Rebellin (Ita) Liquigas-Pata
2000  Giuliano Figueras (Ita)