Posted by Editoress on 05/26/06
Tour de Gironde France
Dominique Rollin was 9th in yesterday's Stage 1 of the Tour de Gironde. Francois Parisien, National RR champion was very active during the race, initiating a number of attacks. At 20 km a flat while in the early break meant a return to the peloton. At 50 km Parisien contended for an intermediate sprint and took 2nd for bonus points. Shortly after was part of another group off the front that had nearly a minute gap on the main peloton. But other members of the break did not want to work and were brought back.
Stage 1: Bellebat to Ladaux, 152km
1. Christophe Diguet (Team U Nantes A.), 3:41:19.
2. Nicolas Reynaud (A.V.C. Aixois)
3. Reinier Honig (Fondas P 3 - Tranfer)
4. Mickael Szkolnik (Albi VS)
5. Guiseppe Ribolzi (US Montauban 82)
6. Yannick Marie (Entente Sud Gascogne)
7. Ger Soepenberg (Fondas P 3 - Tranfer)
8. Brad Huff (Team TIAA - CREF)
9. Dominique Rollin (VC Roubaix)
10. Xavier Laureau (Team U Nantes A.)
27. Thomas Peterson (Team TIAA-CREF)
38. Francois Parisien (Team TIAA-CREF)
40. W. Craig Lewis (Team TIAA - CREF)
41. S. Michael Lange (Team TIAA - CREF), all s.t.
66. Peter Caldwell (Team TIAA-CREF), 0:53
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