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 69th Gent - Wevelgem - Start List
 
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Date: 4/10/2007
 69th Gent - Wevelgem - Start List
 

 69th Edition - Gent-Wevelgem - Start List
Latest start list, bib numbers and updates and changes from teams.

Credit Agricole
1 Hushovd Thor  
2 Bodrogi Laszlo 
3 Bonnet William 
4 Dean Julian 
5 Engoulvent Jimmy 
6 Hinault Sébastien 
7 Lemoine Cyril 
8 Renshaw Mark 

Ag2r Prevoyance
11 Dion Renaud 
12 Elmiger Martin
13 Mangel Laurent
14 Mondory Lloyd
15 Navas Chica David
16 Nazon Jean-Patrick
17 Poulhies Stéphane
18 Usov Alexandre

Astana
21 Abakoumov Igor
22 De Kort Koen
23 Haselbacher René
24 Joachim Benoît
25 Kemps Aaron
26 Kolessov Alexey
27 Mikhailov Guennadi
28 Muravyev Dimitri

Bouygues Telecom
31 Clerc Aurélien
32 Flickinger Andy
33 Gene Yohann
34 Geslin Anthony
35 Martias Rony
36 Pichot Alexandre
37 Pütsep Erki
38 Renier Franck

Caisse D'epargne
41 Berthou Eric
42 Rojas Jose Joaquin
43 Reynes Mimo Vicente
44 Portal Nicolas
45 Markov Alexei
46 Garcia Acosta José Vicente
47 Erviti Imanol
48 Brard Florent
Riders: Eric Berthou, Florent Brard, Imanol Erviti, Vicente García Acosta, Nicolas Portal, Vicente Reynes and José Joaquín Rojas.
Director: José Luis Jaimerena. (4/10)

Cofidis
51 De Weert Kevin 
52 Valentin Tristan 
53 Scheirlinckx Staf 
54 Nuyens Nick 
55 Heijboer Mathieu 
56 Farrar Tyler 
57 Elijzen Michiel 
58 Duclos-Lassalle Hervé 

Team Csc
61 Breschel Matti 
62 Roberts Luke 
63 O'grady Stuart 
64 Michaelsen Lars 
65 Ljungqvist Marcus 
66 Johansen Allan 
67 Haedo Juan José 
68 Cancellara Fabian 

Team CSC has former winner of Gent-Wevelgem in the line up as Lars Michaelsen will be doing the race for the final time, and he explains the importance of the timing in between the two great classics.

"I had some really great results early on in my career, and yes…I guess this race was my biggest along with the first stage of Vuelta a Espana in 1997. At the time it felt natural for me to aim for a good result in Gent-Wevelgem - it suited me well, because I wasn't quite ready to battle it out with the big profiles in Paris-Roubaix and Ronde van Vlaanderen," says Michaelsen, who won the race in 1995 and was among the top-20 four times over the following five years. After that the Danish veteran has not had any major results in the race and he explains this with:  "After a while my focus shifted, so I concentrated more or less one hundred percent on Paris-Roubaix, where I think I've accomplished a lot even though it's a tougher race."

In spite of his crash on Sunday in "De Ronde" Michaelsen will be taking part in Gent-Wevelgem again this year, where he might get another shot at winning, when Team CSC arrives with yet another strong line-up. He himself points to Stuart O'Grady as Team CSC's biggest favorite though and from other teams he names Lampre's Daniele Bennati as the best bet.

"It's not until after the three big climbs, that you're able to tell exactly, who the favorites are. The trick is to have as many riders as possible up front on those climbs, and for those, who want to try and make it on their own, this is also the place to attack," says Team CSC's sports director Scott Sunderland and continues: "Stuart O'Grady will probably be up front at the finish and if we get Matti Breschel and Juan José Haedo up there with him, they'll also be in position for a bunch sprint - and "JJ" has shown that he is in great shape at the moment with his victory in Rund um Köln," says the Australian, who is very much looking forward to the race with such a strong team.

"We have some strong riders in the line-up, but it's a very unpredictable race though. I think the peloton will be as nervous as we saw on Sunday in Ronde van Vlaanderen, because the weather reports say dry weather with no wind. This could very well mean a gathered peloton heading for a bunch sprint at the end," finishes Sunderland.
Matti Breschel, Fabian Cancellara, Juan José Haedo, Allan Johansen. Marcus Ljungqvist, Lars Michaelsen. Stuart O'Grady. Updated ( 4/11)

Discovery Channel
71 White Matthew
72 Vaitkus Tomas 
73 Gusev Vladimir 
74 Devolder Stijn 
75 Cummings Steven
76 Cruz Antonio
77 Bileka Volodymyr
78 Davis Allan

Euskaltel /Euskadi
81 Aranaga Azkune Andoni 
82 Uribarri Unai 
83 Perez Lezaun 
84 Mayoz Iban 
85 Lafuente Andoni 
86 Irizar Aranburu Markel 
87 Iriondo Uranga Iban
88 Koldo Fernández De Larrea

Française Des Jeux
91 Auger Ludovic
92 Monnerais Cyrille
93 Mengin Christophe
94 Marichal Thierry
95 Guesdon Frédéric
96 Gilbert Philippe
97 Detilloux Christophe
98 Chavanel Sébastien

Gerolsteiner 
101 Förster Robert
102 Wrolich Peter
103 Moletta Andrea (Moletta will not start)
104 Lang Sebastian
105 Krauss Sven
106 Kopp David
107 Gatto Oscar
108 Fothen Thomas

Lampre/Fondital
111 Baldato Fabio Fabio Baldato
112 Mori Massimiliano
113 Franzoi Enrico
114 Fornaciari Paolo
115 Corioni Claudio
116 Bossoni Paolo
117 Bennati Daniele
118

Liquigas/Primagaz
121 Willems Frederik
122 Trenti Guido
123 Quinziato Manuel
124 Pozzato Filippo
125 Petito Roberto
126 Paolini Luca
127 Kuschynski Aleksandr
128 Fischer Murilo Antonio

Team Milram
131 Cortinovis Alessandro
132 Zabel Erik  (Zabel no start)
133 Velo Marco
134 Sacchi Fabio
135 Petacchi Alessandro
136 Ongarato Alberto
137 Lancaster Brett
138 Knees Christian

Predictor/Lotto
141 De Vocht Wim
142 Dockx Bart
143 Leukemans Björn
144 Rodriguez Fred
145 Roesems Bert
146 Sentjens Roy
147 Steels Tom
148 Hoste Leif

Quick Step/Innergetic
151 Weylandt Wouter
152 Van Impe Kevin
153 Tosatto Matteo
154 Steegmans Gert
155 Rosseler Sébastien
156 De Jongh Steven
157 Boonen Tom
158 Cretskens Wilfried

Rabobank
161 Langeveld Sebastian Jan
162 Brown Graeme
163 Horrillo Munoz Pedro
164 Flecha Giannoni Juan Antonio
165 Löwik Gerben
166 Van Heeswijk Max
167 Van Bon Leon
168 Hayman Mathew

Saunier Duval/Prodir
171 Belohvosciks Raivis
172 Alarcon Garcia Raul
173 Zarate Fernandez
174 Ventoso Alberdi Francisco
175 Pagliarini Mendonca Luciano 
176 Mazur Peter
177 Ángel "Litu" Gómez
178 Del Nero Jesus 
The team for Gent-Wevelgem
A group of yellow riders will compete in the 69th edition of Gent-Wevelgem, another UCI Pro Tour event to unfold tomorrow in Belgian territory. The riders that Pietro Algeri has selected for this competition are Jesús del Nero, Fran Ventoso, Raivis Belohvosciks, Raúl Alarcón, Arkaitz Durán, Ángel "Litu" Gómez and Luciano Pagliarini. (4/10)

T-Mobile Team
181 Korff André 
182 Knaven Servais 
183 Klier Andreas 
184 Hammond Roger 
185 Greg Henderson
186 Eisel Bernhard 
187 Burghardt Marcus 
188 Bernucci Lorenzo
Eric Baumann (27), Lorenzo Bernucci (27/Italy), Marcus Burghardt (23), Bernhard Eisel (26/Austria), Roger Hammond (33/Great Britain), Greg Henderson (30/New Zealand), Andreas Klier (31), Servais Knaven (36/Netherlands). (4/10)
Sporting director: Tristan Hoffman (37/Netherlands)

Following disappointment at Sunday’s Tour of Flanders, Hammond will be looking to get a good result from Wednesday’s Gent-Wevelgem parcours, a race that is predominantly flat, but famous for energy-sapping head-winds that blow in from the north-sea coast.

Hammond commented: “Not finishing at the Tour of Flanders was obviously disappointing for me but it means I will be even more determined as I go into tomorrow’s race alongside my T-Mobile Team-mates. It’s a very different type of event from the Tour of Flanders and is likely to throw up a host of new challenges as well as being a great warm-up for Paris-Roubaix this Sunday.”

Leading the team out in Belgium will be Marcus Burghardt, Andreas Klier and Bernhard Eisel, with sporting director Tristan Hoffman confident that all three have the condition to “take their chances” no matter how the race unfolds. Burghardt, 13th in Meerbeke on Sunday, is T-Mobile’s best bet for a top-placing in Wevelgem, but Klier is also closing in on his best form following the training crash that ruined his build-up to the Tour of Flanders. Rounding out the eighth-man roster in Belgium are Eric Baumann, Greg Henderson, Servais Knaven and Lorenzo Bernucci.

Unibet.Com
191 Casper Jimmy 
192 Zanotti Marco 
193 Wilson Matthew 
194 Vandenbergh Stijn 
195 Kolesnikov Sergey 
196 Hunt Jeremy 
197 Eichler Markus 
198 Cooke Baden 

Chocolade Jacques/Topsport
201 Renders Sven 
202 Maes Nikolas 
203 Hovelynck Kurt 
204 Eeckhout Niko 
205 D'hollander Glenn 
206 Coenen Johan Pieter Ghyllebert
207 Caethoven Steven 
208 Veuchelen Frederik 

Dfl/Cyclingnews/Litespeed
211 Meul Robby
212 Vanderaerden Gert
213 De Weerdt Sven
214 Venell Jeremy
215 Sulzberger Bernard
216 Jennings Cameron
217 Haynes Hamish Robert
218 Mattan Nico

Landbouwkrediet/Tonissteiner
221 Amorison Frédéric
222 Cappelle Andy
223 Meirhaeghe Filip
224 Neirynck Kevin
225 Scheirlinckx Bert
226 Van Mechelen Wouter
227 Vanlandschoot James
228 De Waele Bert

Skil/Shimano
231 Van Hummel Kenny Robert
232 Vierhouten Aart
233 Den Bakker Maarten
234 Goesinnen Floris
235 Long Jin
236 Müller Christian
237 Shinagawa Masahiro
238 Tjallingii Maarten

Team Wiesenhof Felt
241 Van Dijk Stefan
242 Radochla Steffen
243 Schulze André
244 Pollack Olaf
245 Musiol Daniel
246 Giling Bastiaan
247 Gajek Artur
248 Wesemann Steffen
 

 

 
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