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Tour of Belgium - Final
By Celine Tytgadt
Date: 5/28/2002
Tour of Belgium - Final
Jeff Louder is the rider who drew all the attention today. An American from Landbouwkrediet Colnago was in the lead for over 100 km in the last stage of the Tour of Belgium going from Mechelen to Marche-en-Famenne. He got caught with 2 local laps (about 25 km) to go by Milesi (Domo-Farm Frites) and Clain. They stayed in the lead for a short while, but even the small climbs in the last km's didn't prevent the stage from ending in a mass sprint. Jan Svorada (Lampre) was the strongest there, just like in the first stage from Oostende to Knokke. In the general classification, Bart Voskamp wasn't threatened anymore so he takes the leader's jersey home. Second at 11 seconds in the GC was Ludo Dierckxens.

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1 Jan Svorada (Lampre-Daikin)
2 Romans Vainsteins (Domo-Farm Frites)
3 Andrej Hauptman (Tacconi Sport-Emmegi)
4 Gerhard Trampusch (Mapei-Quick Step)
5 Stefan Schumacher (Team Telekom)
6 Bart Voskamp (Bankgiroloterij-Batavus)
7 Jean-Patrick Nazon (La Francaise des Jeux)
8 Ludo Dierckxsens (Lampre-Daikin)
9 Hans De Clercq (Lotto-Adecco)
10 Sylvain Chavanel (Bonjour)


1 Bart Voskamp (Bankgiroloterij) 18.10.21
2 Ludo Dierckxsens (Lampre) 0.11
3 Sylvain Chavanel (Bonjour) 0.12
4 Manuel Quinziato (Lampre) 0.17
5 Romans Vainsteins (Domo) 0.24
6 Jean-Patrick Nazon (LFdJ) 0.25
7 Arturas Kasputis (Ag2r) 0.37
8 Bert Roesems (Palmans) 0.37
9 Gerhard Trampusch (Mapei) 0.40
10 Servais Knaven (Domo) 0.43
11 Nico Mattan (Cofidis) 0.50
12 Erwin Thijs (Palmans) 0.55
13 Alexandre Vinokourov (Telekom) 1.00
14 Robert Hayles (Cofidis) 1.03
15 Jan Svorada (Lampre) 1.07
16 David Caņada Gracia (Mapei) 1.09
17 Mario Aerts (Lotto) 1.10
18 Andrej Hauptman (Tacconi) 1.16
19 Hans De Clercq (Lotto) 1.25
20 Andy De Smet (Palmans) 1.27

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