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61st Tour de Romandie - Prologue Report
 
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Date: 5/1/2007
61st Tour de Romandie - Prologue Report
 

By: Andrew Kappes
 

61st Tour de Romandie, Tuesday, May 1, 2007- Prologue Report


A short prologue opened the 2007 Tour de Romandie. Many of the top GC riders for the Giro D'Italia rode the opening prologue. The short time trial wasn't enough for a dominating lead, but it does give some early momentum.  Italian Paolo Savoldelli finished with the best time, he completed the 3.5-kilometer course in 4'35". The two-time Giro winner is looking for his third later this month. Liguigas' Roman Kreuziger finished second, five seconds behind.  He wasn't the only Astana rider that found himself in good form, teammate Andrey Kashechkin finished in fourth place, only nine seconds off the pace.


Prologue winner Paolo Savoldelli Photo © Corvos Images
 


Liquigas' youngster Roman Kreuziger second on the day Photo © Corvos Images

There was an American on the podium, but it isn't who you might think. It wasn't the time trailing specialist Dave Zabriskie, but Predictor-Lotto's Chris Horner, who placed third.. Horner beat out TDR defending champion and teammate Cadel Evans, who finished 16th. Horner will begin tomorrow only seven seconds off the pace. The fore mentioned Dave Zabriskie finished 13th on the stage, only 12 seconds off the pace set by Savoldelli. He was the top CSC rider, who usually excel at the time trials. CSC's GC favorite Carlos Sastre finished 59th, 20 seconds back. Great Britain's time trial specialist David Millar finished 19th on the stage, 15 seconds back. Teammate and GC man Jose Angel Gomez Marchante finished 63rd.


American Chris Horner puts in a solid performance Photo © Corvos Images


Italian Sprinter Danilo Napolitano put in an inspiring performance, he finished 21st in the opening prologue. Quite the opposite was turned out by AG2R's GC man Cyril Dessel. Dessel finished 153rd, 44 seconds off the pace. Other GC contenders that finished the time trial were Denis Menchov who finished 78th, Michael Rogers a disappointing 62nd, American Bobby Julich finished 37th, and Discovery leader Janez Brajkovic finished 39th.

Full Results:


1 87 SAVOLDELLI Paolo Astana ITA 04'35"
2 27 KREUZIGER Roman Liquigas CZE 00'05"
3 3 HORNER Christopher Predictor-Lotto USA 00'07"
4 83 KASHECHKIN Andrey Astana KAZ 00'09"
5 181 CASAR Sandy Française Des Jeux FRA 00'10"
6 85 MIZUROV Andrey Astana KAZ 00'10"
7 161 LANCASTER Brett Team Milram AUS 00'11"
8 105 SCHWAB Hubert Quick Step - Innergetic SUI 00'11"
9 197 URAN Rigoberto Unibet.com COL 00'11"
10 6 VAN DEN BROECK Jurgen Predictor-Lotto BEL 00'11"
11 128 ZBERG Beat Gerolsteiner SUI 00'12"
12 188 VEIKKANEN Jussi Française Des Jeux FIN 00'12"
13 18 ZABRISKIE David Team CSC USA 00'12"
14 194 KHATUNTSEV Alexander Unibet.com RUS 00'12"
15 44 ELMIGER Martin Ag2r Prévoyance SUI 00'13"
16 1 EVANS Cadel Predictor-Lotto AUS 00'14"
17 131 BODROGI Laszlo Crédit Agricole HUN 00'14"
18 25 GASPAROTTO Enrico Liquigas ITA 00'15"
19 73 MILLAR David Saunier Duval - Prodir GBR 00'15"
20 191 TEN DAM Laurens Unibet.com NED 00'15"
21 115 NAPOLITANO Danilo Lampre-Fondital ITA 00'15"
22 14 KROON Karsten Team CSC NED 00'15"
23 26 MIHOLJEVIC Vladimir Liquigas CRO 00'16"
24 62 DEKKER Thomas Rabobank NED 00'16"
25 117 SZMYD Sylvester Lampre-Fondital POL 00'16"
26 122 FOTHEN Markus Gerolsteiner GER 00'16"
27 54 PEREIRO SIO Oscar Caisse d'Epargne ESP 00'16"
28 164 LORENZETTO Mirco Team Milram ITA 00'16"
29 23 CALCAGNI Patrick Liquigas SUI 00'16"
30 106 TONTI Andrea Quick Step - Innergetic ITA 00'16"
31 52 PEREZ SANCHEZ Francisco Caisse d'Epargne ESP 00'16"
32 102 FACCI Mauro Quick Step - Innergetic ITA 00'16"
33 91 BARRY Michael t-Mobile Team CAN 00'16"
34 103 PRONI Alessandro Quick Step - Innergetic ITA 00'17"
35 56 RODRIGUEZ OLIVER Joaquin Caisse d'Epargne ESP 00'17"
36 41 ARRIETA LUJAMBIO José Luis Ag2r Prévoyance ESP 00'17"
37 13 JULICH Bobby Team CSC USA 00'17"
38 156 MORENI Cristian Cofidis, le Crédit Par Téléphone ITA 00'17"
39 32 BRAJKOVIC Janez Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team SLO 00'17"
40 16 SCHLECK Andy Team CSC LUX 00'18"
41 127 ZAUGG Oliver Gerolsteiner SUI 00'18"
42 118 VALJAVEC Tadej Lampre-Fondital SLO 00'18"
43 143 CLEMENT Stef Bouygues Telecom NED 00'18"
44 135 HALGAND Patrice Crédit Agricole 00'18"
45 51 BRARD Florent Caisse d'Epargne FRA 00'18"
46 125 KOHL Bernhard Gerolsteiner AUT 00'18"
47 68 WALKER William Rabobank AUS 00'19"
48 104 SANTAROMITA Ivan Quick Step - Innergetic SUI 00'19"
49 187 ROY Jérémy Française Des Jeux FRA 00'19"
50 11 BLAUDZUN Michael Team CSC DEN 00'19"
51 133 CHARTEAU Anthony Crédit Agricole FRA 00'19"
52 175 ZUBELDIA AGIRRE Haimar Euskaltel - Euskadi ESP 00'19"
53 132 CAUCCHIOLI Pietro Crédit Agricole ITA 00'19"
54 55 PORTAL Nicolas Caisse d'Epargne FRA 00'19"
55 176 ANTON HERNANDEZ Igor Euskaltel - Euskadi ESP 00'19"
56 94 HONCHAR Serhiy t-Mobile Team UKR 00'19"
57 147 SPRICK Matthieu Bouygues Telecom FRA 00'20"
58 71 BERTOGLIATI Rubens Saunier Duval - Prodir SUI 00'20"
59 15 SASTRE CANDIL Carlos Team CSC ESP 00'20"
60 134 DEAN Julian Crédit Agricole NZL 00'20"
61 174 VERDUGO MARCOTEGUI Gorka Euskaltel - Euskadi ESP 00'20"
62 98 ROGERS Michael t-Mobile Team AUS 00'20"
63 74 GOMEZ MARCHANTE José Angel Saunier Duval - Prodir ESP 00'20"
64 63 ELTINK Theo Rabobank NED 00'20"
65 93 HENDERSON Gregory t-Mobile Team NZL 00'20"
66 58 ZANDIO ECHAIDE Xabier Caisse d'Epargne ESP 00'21"
67 72 CANADA GRACIA David Saunier Duval - Prodir ESP 00'21"
68 64 GESINK Robert Rabobank NED 00'21"
69 45 GADRET John Ag2r Prévoyance FRA 00'21"
70 207 CELLI Luca Team L.P.R. ITA 00'21"
71 101 ENGELS Addy Quick Step - Innergetic NED 00'21"
72 178 ASTARLOZA CHAURREAU Mikel Euskaltel - Euskadi ESP 00'21"
73 21 ALBASINI Michael Liquigas SUI 00'21"
74 192 LARSSON Gustav Erik Unibet.com SWE 00'21"
75 146 JEROME Vincent Bouygues Telecom FRA 00'22"
76 28 WEGELIUS Charles Liquigas GBR 00'22"
77 77 TRENTIN Guido Saunier Duval - Prodir ITA 00'22"
78 66 MENCHOV Denis Rabobank RUS 00'22"
79 121 FÖRSTER Robert Gerolsteiner GER 00'22"
80 152 DUQUE Leonardo Cofidis, le Crédit Par Téléphone COL 00'23"
81 92 GUERINI Giuseppe t-Mobile Team ITA 00'23"
82 86 MORABITO Steve Astana SUI 00'23"
83 97 RABON Frantisek t-Mobile Team CZE 00'23"
84 81 ABAKOUMOV Igor Astana BEL 00'23"
85 158 ZAMPIERI Steve Cofidis, le Crédit Par Téléphone SUI 00'23"
86 36 PADRNOS Pavel Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team CZE 00'23"
87 195 PENA GRISALES Victor Hugo Unibet.com COL 00'23"
88 138 POILVET Benoît Crédit Agricole FRA 00'24"
89 47 MOREAU Christophe Ag2r Prévoyance FRA 00'24"
90 184 GUDSELL Timothy Française Des Jeux NZL 00'24"
91 151 BESSY Frédéric Cofidis, le Crédit Par Téléphone FRA 00'24"
92 155 MONCOUTIE David Cofidis, le Crédit Par Téléphone FRA 00'24"
93 204 DIETZIKER Andreas Team L.P.R. SUI 00'25"
94 112 CASTANEDA Jaime Lampre-Fondital COL 00'25"
95 162 GHISALBERTI Sergio Team Milram ITA 00'25"
96 183 GERARD Arnaud Française Des Jeux FRA 00'25"
97 4 JUFRE POU Josep Predictor-Lotto ESP 00'25"
98 144 CROSBIE Nicolas Bouygues Telecom FRA 00'25"
99 148 TSCHOPP Johann Bouygues Telecom SUI 00'26"
100 108 VIGANO Davide Quick Step - Innergetic ITA 00'26"
101 84 MAZZOLENI Eddy Astana ITA 00'26"
102 114 MARZANO Marco Lampre-Fondital ITA 00'26"
103 142 BROCHARD Laurent Bouygues Telecom FRA 00'26"
104 113 LOOSLI David Lampre-Fondital SUI 00'26"
105 165 MÜLLER Martin Team Milram GER 00'27"
106 193 GOLAS Michal Unibet.com POL 00'27"
107 96 PINOTTI Marco t-Mobile Team ITA 00'28"
108 31 BEPPU Fumiyuki Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team JPN 00'28"
109 182 DI GREGORIO Rémy Française Des Jeux FRA 00'28"
110 124 HIEKMANN Torsten Gerolsteiner GER 00'28"
111 48 TURPIN Ludovic Ag2r Prévoyance FRA 00'28"
112 154 HARY Maryan Cofidis, le Crédit Par Téléphone FRA 00'28"
113 12 GUSTOV Volodymir Team CSC UKR 00'28"
114 163 JURCO Matej Team Milram SVK 00'28"
115 201 BAILETTI Paolo Team L.P.R. ITA 00'29"
116 57 REYNES MIMO Vicente Caisse d'Epargne ESP 00'29"
117 88 YAKOVLEV Serguei Astana KAZ 00'30"
118 203 BOZIC Borut Team L.P.R. SLO 00'31"
119 67 REUS Kai Rabobank NED 00'31"
120 2 DOCKX Bart Predictor-Lotto BEL 00'31"
121 76 RINERO Christophe Saunier Duval - Prodir FRA 00'32"
122 173 BRU PASCAL Jon Euskaltel - Euskadi ESP 00'32"
123 82 COLOM MAS Antonio Astana ESP 00'32"
124 126 STRAUSS Marcel Gerolsteiner SUI 00'32"
125 196 CRIEL Tom Unibet.com BEL 00'32"
126 42 CALZATI Sylvain Ag2r Prévoyance FRA 00'32"
127 8 GATES Nick Predictor-Lotto AUS 00'32"
128 22 BELTRAN MARTINEZ Manuel Liquigas ESP 00'33"
129 33 LOWE Trent Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team AUS 00'33"
130 37 VAN GOOLEN Jurgen Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team BEL 00'33"
131 95 OLSON Aaron t-Mobile Team USA 00'33"
132 153 HARTMANN Nicolas Cofidis, le Crédit Par Téléphone FRA 00'34"
133 123 FRÖHLINGER Johannes Gerolsteiner GER 00'35"
134 107 VERHEYEN Geert Quick Step - Innergetic BEL 00'35"
135 7 VAN HUFFEL Wim Predictor-Lotto BEL 00'35"
136 65 LANGEVELD Sebastian Rabobank NED 00'36"
137 53 LOPEZ GARCIA David Caisse d'Epargne ESP 00'38"
138 75 PIEPOLI Leonardo Saunier Duval - Prodir ITA 00'38"
139 205 FERRARA Raffaele Team L.P.R. ITA 00'39"
140 172 TXURRUKA Amets Euskaltel - Euskadi ESP 00'39"
141 141 BONNAIRE Olivier Bouygues Telecom FRA 00'39"
142 78 WIELINGA Reinbert Cornelis Saunier Duval - Prodir NED 00'40"
143 145 DRANCOURT Pierre Bouygues Telecom FRA 00'41"
144 24 CAPECCHI Eros Liquigas ITA 00'41"
145 177 LANDALUZE INTXAURRAGA Inigo Euskaltel - Euskadi ESP 00'42"
146 206 GUTIERREZ Ignacio Team L.P.R. ESP 00'42"
147 202 BEUCHAT Roger Team L.P.R. SUI 00'42"
148 34 RUBIERA VIGIL José Luis Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team ESP 00'43"
149 186 MONNERAIS Cyrille Française Des Jeux FRA 00'43"
150 136 KERN Christophe Crédit Agricole FRA 00'43"
151 185 MCLEOD Ian Française Des Jeux RSA 00'43"
152 111 BONO Matteo Lampre-Fondital ITA 00'43"
153 43 DESSEL Cyril Ag2r Prévoyance FRA 00'44"
154 157 PARRA PINTO Ivan Ramiro Cofidis, le Crédit Par Téléphone COL 00'44"
155 116 STANGELJ Gorazd Lampre-Fondital SLO 00'44"
156 167 SCHWAGER Sebastian Team Milram GER 00'45"
157 198 ZANOTTI Marco Unibet.com ITA 00'46"
158 17 SÖRENSEN Chris Team CSC DEN 00'47"
159 137 LE MEVEL Christophe Crédit Agricole FRA 00'49"
160 46 GERRANS Simon Ag2r Prévoyance AUS 00'50"
161 35 NOVAL GONZALEZ Benjamin Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team ESP 00'50"
162 166 SACCHI Fabio Team Milram ITA 00'53"
163 171 GALDOS ALONSO Aitor Euskaltel - Euskadi ESP 00'57"
164 61 BOVEN Jan Rabobank NED 01'08"
165 208 ROSSI Nazareno Team L.P.R. SUI 01'11"
166 5 MCEWEN Robbie Predictor-Lotto AUS 01'30"
 

 
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