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Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen 2.3 (UPDATED)
 
By Podofdonny
Date: 3/7/2003
Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen 2.3 (UPDATED)
 

Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen - 2.3

Prólogue: Bellegem, 7.6 km ITT

The 3-Days of West-Flanders began today with a demanding 7.6Km prologue time trial through the streets of Bellegem, Belgium. A stiff wind and cold temperatures greeted the riders at the 2:45 PM start. The circuit contained 13 turns and two long stretches in the wind, as it took the riders through the center as well as the outskirts of town. Throughout the field of 151 starters, the times were all close as only 2:18 separated 1st place from last place.

The Navigators squad was planted squarely in the middle of the pack, and within seconds of each other, with Jeff Louder the fastest on the day, just 52-seconds off the pace. The podium was filled with English-speaking riders from the U.K. and Australia, with a virtual tie for 2nd place as only 8/100 of a second separated the two riders. The Quickstep Team also had men in the 4th and 5th positions, which will make for an interesting 182Km stage-2 tomorrow.

Navigators Riders:

Siro Camponogara

Vassili Davidenko

Oleg Grichkine

Jeff Louder

Glen Mitchell

Ciaran Power

Henk Vogels

Chris Wherry

Result Stage One

1. David Millar (GBR, Cofidis) 7,6 km in 9'19" (48,9 km/h)

2. Bradley McGee (AUS, FDJeux.com) à 6 sec.

3. Michael Rogers (AUS, Quick Step-Davitamon) m.t.

4. Jurgen Van Goolen (BEL, Quick Step-Davitamon) à 9 sec.

5. Nick Nuyens (BEL, Quick Step-Davitamon) à 12 sec.

6. Lauri Aus (EST, Ag2r Prévoyance) à 15 sec.

7. Bart Voskamp (PBS, Bankgiroloterij-Batavus) à 17 sec.

8. Stijn Devolder (BEL, Vlaanderen-T Interim) m.t.

9. Jaan Kirsipuu (EST, Ag2r Prévoyance) à 19 sec.

10. Bram Tankink (PBS, Quick Step-Davitamon) à 20 sec.

70. Jeff Louder (USA, Navigators)

Classement général :

1. David Millar (GBR, Cofidis) en 9'19"

2. Bradley McGee (AUS, FDJeux.com) à 6 sec.

3. Michael Rogers (AUS, Quick Step-Davitamon) m.t.

4. Jurgen Van Goolen (BEL, Quick Step-Davitamon) à 9 sec.

5. Nick Nuyens (BEL, Quick Step-Davitamon) à 12 sec.

6. Lauri Aus (EST, Ag2r Prévoyance) à 15 sec.

7. Bart Voskamp (PBS, Bankgiroloterij-Batavus) à 17 sec.

8. Stijn Devolder (BEL, Vlaanderen-T Interim) m.t.

9. Jaan Kirsipuu (EST, Ag2r Prévoyance) à 19 sec.

10. Bram Tankink (PBS, Quick Step-Davitamon

 
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