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International Rheinland-Pfalz Rundfahrt - Stage 5
 
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Date: 4/30/2006
International Rheinland-Pfalz Rundfahrt - Stage 5
 

International Rheinland-Pfalz Rundfahrt - Stage 5 (UCI 2.1):
Steven Caethoven wins the stage. Gerolsteiner's Rene Haselbacher Gerolsteiner wins the G.C of the 41st Rheinland Classic. Navigators Insurance report and results.

Koblenz- Kaiserslautern 148 km
The final stage of the 41st Rheinland-Pfalz Rundfart began where yesterday’s stage finished, in the picturesque city of Koblenz, near the junction of the Mosel and Rhein rivers. The course traveled south along the Rhein, passing quaint villages and riverside resorts, endless rows of vineyards, and numerous castles and villas dating back to the 14th century. As the Rhein kicked east, the course continued south, and into the hills approaching Kaiserslautern, the starting point back on day 1.

Gerolsteiner took early control of the race, keeping all breaks in check until a 6 man group including Navigators Insurance’s Mark Walters escaped around 20 km. The break did not present a threat to the race leader, and Gerolsteiner seemed content to let the gap roll out.

Their German rival, T-Mobile, however, was not happy with the situation. A time bonus sprint at 32 km was important if T-Mobile’s 4th placed rider, Thomas Zeigler was going to try to move up in the classification. So, with the gap at just over 1 ½ minutes, T-Mobile put the entire team at the front. The Germans spearheaded a high-speed chase that would spell doom for the breakaway, but the leaders were riding strong enough that T-Mobile could not get them back in time for the sprint. With most of the work done, they continued their chase just the same, and the break was caught shortly before the day’s first climb at 75 km.

The race stayed controlled from there until the day’s only KOM at 114 km, where a volley of attacks from Navigators and the Spanish Kaiku team split the field, and put three of Haselbacher’s work force out the back.

The two main groups got back together on the descent, and from there, Gerolsteiner and Unibet.com controlled the field toward the finish. The screaming peloton blazed into Kaiserslautern at nearly 60 km/hr, preparing for a lightening fast sprint. Navigators hit the top with 2km to go, with 4 riders setting the pace for Hilton Clarke. T-Mobile came over the top with about 600 meters to go, and Clarke was straight to their wheel.

Chocolade Jacques’ Steven Caethoven also had good position and he slung from behind in the closing meters to snatch the victory. Clarke did not have quite enough speed at the finish after a week in the German hills, but he rewarded his team’s efforts with a 6th place on the stage, showing consistent progress in the sprint all week. “The guys did a great job at the finish, but there were a couple of faster guys today. I was pretty excited when I saw the 10km to go sign and realized that all the hills were behind us. I heard Ed telling us to start getting organized for the sprint, and I got straight on the radio and said okay lads, now you’re working for Hilty!”

The Navigators Insurance Team will start Henninger Turm, one of Germany’s biggest one-day races tomorrow in Frankfurt. The line up for the UCI 1.HC is: Ben Brooks, Glen Chadwick, Hilton Clarke, Valeriy Kobzarenko, Sergey Lagutin, David O’Loughlin, and Mark Walters.

Stage 5 Results:
1 Steven Caethoven (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen 3.34.47 (41.46 km/h)
2 Olaf Pollack (Ger) T-Mobile Team
3 Andre Greipel (Ger) T-Mobile Team

4  *Haussler, Heinrich Gst Gerolsteine 03.34.47 00.00 -2
5  Weissinger, Rene Sks Skil - Shim 03.34.47 00.00
6  Clarke, Hilton Nic Navigators 03.34.47 00.00
7 Riebenbauer, Werner Vbg Team Vorarl 03.34.47 
8  Wagner, Robert Mrm Milram Cont 03.34.47 
9  Owczarek, Jonas Tsp Team Sparka 03.34.47 
10 Martens, Paul Sks Skil - Shim 03.34.47 
11 Van Loocke, Jurgen Lan Landbouwkre 03.34.47 
12  Flammang, Tom Tsp Team Sparka 03.34.47 00.00 -3
13 De Haes, Kenny Jac Chocolade J 03.34.47 00.00
14  Amorison, Frederic Lan Landbouwkre 03.34.47 
15 *Gut, Alexander Tlm Team Lamont 03.34.47 
16  *Schwager, Sebastian Nde Deutschland 03.34.47 
17  Ghyllebert, Pieter Jac Chocolade J 03.34.47 
18  Haselbacher, Rene Gst Gerolsteine 03.34.47   -5
19  *Cavendish, Mark Tsp Team Sparka 03.34.47 
20  Serrano, Ricardo Kai Kaiku 03.34.47 00.00

21 Mouris, Jens Trs Regiostrom 03.34.47 00.00
22 Krauss, Sven Gst Gerolsteine 03.34.47 00.00
23 Schmidt, Torsten Wie Wiesenhof A 03.34.47 00.00
24 Serpellini, Marco Uni Unibet.Com 03.34.47 00.00
25 Schubert, Konstantin Trs Regiostrom 03.34.47 00.00

41. Int. Rheinland-Pfalz-Rad-Rundfahrt
General Classification Final:
  804.40 Km  41.04 Km/H

1 Rene Haselbacher (Aut) Gerolsteiner 19.36.00
2 Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Kaiku 0.10
3 Thomas Ziegler (Ger) T-Mobile Team 0.11

4   Serrano, Ricardo Kai Kaiku 19.36.12 00.00.12
5   Trampusch, Gerhard Wie Wiesenhof A 19.36.15 00.00.15
6  Dewaele, Bert Lan Landbouwkre 19.36.19 00.00.19
7  Glasner, Björn Tlm Team Lamont 19.36.19 00.00.19
8  Kleynen, Steven Lan Landbouwkre 19.36.21 00.00.21
9  Wackernagel, Lars Wie Wiesenhof A 19.36.22 00.00.22
10  Losada, Alberto Kai Kaiku 19.36.27 00.00.27
11  *Haussler, Heinrich Gst Gerolsteine 19.36.29 00.00.29
12  Caethoven, Steven Jac Chocolade J 19.36.31 00.00.31
13   Lopez Gil, Jose A. Kai Kaiku 19.36.36 00.00.36
14  Serpellini, Marco Uni Unibet.Com 19.36.37 00.00.37
15   Ghyllebert, Pieter Jac Chocolade J 19.36.38 00.00.38
16   Oroz, Juan Jose Kai Kaiku 19.36.38 00.00.38
17  Lebeau, Jean-Claude Lan Landbouwkre 19.36.39 00.00.39
18   Krauss, Sven Gst Gerolsteine 19.36.40 00.00.40
19  De Schrodder, Benny Jac Chocolade J 19.36.40 00.00.40
20  Weissinger, Rene Sks Skil - Shim 19.36.41 00.00.41
21   Schillinger, Andreas Mrm Milram Cont 19.36.41 00.00.41
22   Schmidt, Torsten Wie Wiesenhof A 19.36.41 00.00.41
23 Martens, Paul Sks Skil - Shim 19.36.41 00.00.41
24  Lagutin, Sergey Nic Navigators 19.36.41 00.00.41
25  *Heitmann, Finn Nde Deutschland 19.36.41 00.00.41
26   Parinussa, Stefan Tsp Team Sparka 19.36.41 00.00.41
27  Eichler, Markus Trs Regiostrom 19.36.41 00.00.41
28  Renders, Sven Lan Landbouwkre 19.36.50 00.00.50
29   Klier, Andreas Tmo T-Mobile Te 19.36.50 00.00.50
30   Matzbacher, Andreas Vbg Team Vorarl 19.36.50 00.00.50
31   Berasategui, Antonio Kai Kaiku 19.36.50 00.00.50
32   Nardello, Daniele Tmo T-Mobile Te 19.36.50 00.00.50
33  Berkenbosch, Maint Trs Regiostrom 19.36.59 00.00.59
34  Gabriel, Frédéric Uni Unibet.Com 19.37.09 00.01.09
35  Giling, Bas Tmo T-Mobile Te 19.37.09 00.01.09
36  Stubbe, Tom Jac Chocolade J 19.37.09 00.01.09
37 Hungerbühler, Pascal Vbg Team Vorarl 19.37.13 00.01.13
38  Ordowski, Volker Gst Gerolsteine 19.38.53 00.02.53
39  Cesar Valoso, Gustav Kai Kaiku 19.41.31 00.05.31

40  Greipel, Andre Tmo T-Mobile Te 19.46.32 00.10.32
41 Owczarek, Jonas Tsp Team Sparka 19.46.56 00.10.56
42   Grajales, Cesar Nic Navigators 19.47.05 00.11.05
43  Doi, Yukihiro Sks Skil - Shim 19.47.05 00.11.05
44   Schubert, Konstantin Trs Regiostrom 19.47.07 00.11.07
45  Van Den Wouwer, Kurt Uni Unibet.Com 19.47.16 00.11.16
46  Mouris, Jens Trs Regiostrom 19.48.44 00.12.44
47  *Lachmann, Kim Nde Deutschland 19.48.46 00.12.46
48  *Maul, Alexander Tsp Team Sparka 19.48.55 00.12.55
49 Nodera, Hidenori Sks Skil - Shim 19.48.55 00.12.55
50  Van Heule, Bart Jac Chocolade J 19.48.55 00.12.55
51  Oarbeascoa, Ruben Kai Kaiku 19.49.34 00.13.34
52  Volkmann, Karsten Mrm Milram Cont 19.50.15 00.14.15
53  Chadwick, Glen Nic Navigators 19.50.32 00.14.32
54   Rabon, Frantisek Tmo T-Mobile Te 19.50.33 00.14.33
55  *Klinger, Tim Wie Wiesenhof A 19.50.45 00.14.45
56  Wagner, Robert Mrm Milram Cont 19.51.12 00.15.12
57   Schild, René Trs Regiostrom 19.51.27 00.15.27
58   Fothen, Markus Gst Gerolsteine 19.53.24 00.17.24
59  Riebenbauer, Werner Vbg Team Vorarl 19.55.42 00.19.42
60 Flammang, Tom Tsp Team Sparka 19.55.43 00.19.43

61 *Friedemann, Matthias Tlm Team Lamont 19.55.46 00.19.46
62  *Klipp, Christoph Nde Deutschland 19.55.46 00.19.46
63   Girschweiler, Christ Vbg Team Vorarl 19.55.46 00.19.46
64  Kano, Tomoya Sks Skil - Shim 19.56.34 00.20.34
65  *Keller, Patrick Mrm Milram Cont 19.56.43 00.20.43
66  *Seubert, Philipp Nde Deutschland 19.58.46 00.22.46
67  Pollack, Olaf Tmo T-Mobile Te 19.59.34 00.23.34
68  Clarke, Hilton Nic Navigators 19.59.47 00.23.47
69   *Schwager, Sebastian Nde Deutschland 19.59.47 00.23.47
70  Shinagawa, Masahiro Sks Skil - Shim 19.59.47 00.23.47
71  Walters, Mark Nic Navigators 19.59.47 00.23.47
72 *Meier, Tino Nde Deutschland 19.59.47 00.23.47
73  Amorison, Frederic Lan Landbouwkre 19.59.47 00.23.47
74   Faltus, Richard Tsp Team Sparka 19.59.54 00.23.54
75  Macmaster, Fraser Vbg Team Vorarl 19.59.54 00.23.54
76  Ljungblad, Jonas Uni Unibet.Com 19.59.56 00.23.56
77  *Wiele, Mathias Nde Deutschland 19.59.56 00.23.56
78  Neirynck, Kevin Lan Landbouwkre 19.59.56 00.23.56
79  Van Loocke, Jurgen Lan Landbouwkre 19.59.58 00.23.58
80   Sweet, Corey Wie Wiesenhof A 20.00.07 00.24.07

81  Omloop, Geert Uni Unibet.Com 20.00.54 00.24.54
82   Honstein, Timo Tsp Team Sparka 20.01.08 00.25.08
83  *Clancy, Ed Tsp Team Sparka 20.01.08 00.25.08
84  Fothen, Thomas Gst Gerolsteine 20.02.31 00.26.31
85  Milne, Shawn Nic Navigators 20.04.07 00.28.07
86  *Cavendish, Mark Tsp Team Sparka 20.04.08 00.28.08
87  Lisabeth, Kenny Jac Chocolade J 20.04.08 00.28.08
88  De Haes, Kenny Jac Chocolade J 20.04.08 00.28.08
89  Von Kleinsorgen, Chr Tlm Team Lamont 20.04.08 00.28.08
90   Renäng, Petter Uni Unibet.Com 20.04.12 00.28.12
91  Schüler, Tilo Mrm Milram Cont 20.04.17 00.28.17
92  Gut, Gregor Vbg Team Vorarl 20.04.17 00.28.17
93  *Struch, Thorsten Nde Deutschland 20.04.17 00.28.17
94  D'hollander, Glenn Jac Chocolade J 20.04.17 00.28.17
95  Adamsson, Stefan Mrm Milram Cont 20.05.36 00.29.36
96 Riedesser, Patrick Vbg Team Vorarl 20.05.41 00.29.41
97  Van Ulden, Bernard Nic Navigators 20.13.19 00.37.19
98  *Gut, Alexander Tlm Team Lamont 20.16.28 00.40.28
99  *Müller, Alexander Mrm Milram Cont 20.16.37 00.40.37
100  *Bertling, Matthias Trs Regiostrom 20.22.20 00.46.20

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