Posted by Editor on 07/20/00
Tour de France
Stage 18 - Lausanne to Fribourg-en-Brisgau 246.5 km
Another long breakaway on this 18th stage starting in Switzerland and finishing in Germany. 5 riders went clear at the 3 kilometre mark, and stayed away for the entire day. At one point they were nearly 28 minutes clear, however, by the line the gap was down to below 16 minutes. Armstrong wasn't too worried - the closest threat started the day 40+ minutes back. The 5 breakaways were: Salvatore Commesso (Saeco), Alexandre Vinokourov (Telekom), Jacky Durand (Lotto), Jens Voigt (CA) and Jean-Cyril Robin (Bonjour).
With 40 kilometres to race, Durand tried an attack, was brought back and then Commesso and Vinokourov jumped. The latter two were successful in staying away, and then went into a tactical game of cat-and-mouse in the final kilometre of the race, coming to a complete stop with 300 metres to go as they tried to force each other into the lead for the sprint. Commesso took the lead, and held of Vinokourov for the stage victory.
1 COMMESSO Salvatore ITA SAE 6:08:15
2 VINOKOUROV Alexandre KAZ TEL s.t.
3 DURAND Jacky FRA LOT at 1:05
4 VOIGT Jens GER C.A 1:16
5 ROBIN Jean-Cyril FRA BJT s.t.
6 LARSEN Nicolay Bo DEN MCJ 15:35
7 KNAVEN Servais NED FAR
8 MARICHAL Thierry BEL LOT
9 PERRAUDEAU Olivier FRA BJT all s.t.
10 HAMBURGER Bo DEN MCJ 15:37
11 MCEWEN Robbie AUS FAR 15:40
12 ZABEL Erik GER TEL
13 ZANINI Stefano ITA MAP
14 MAGNIEN Emmanuel FRA FDJ
15 VAINSTEINS Romans LAT VIN
16 MAGNUSSON Glenn SWE FAR
17 CHANTEUR Pascal FRA AG2
18 MATTAN Nico BEL COF
19 RODRIGUEZ Fred USA MAP
20 HINAULT Sebastien FRA C.A
28 EKIMOV Vjatceslav RUS USP
31 MOREAU Christophe FRA FES
34 ARMSTRONG Lance USA USP
42 ULLRICH Jan GER TEL
44 VIRENQUE Richard FRA PLT
51 HAMILTON Tyler USA USP
53 BOOGERD Michael NED RAB
54 VASSEUR Cedric FRA USP
59 HINCAPIE George USA USP
60 HERVE Pascal FRA PLT
65 BELOKI Joseba ESP FES
66 BOTERO Santiago COL KEL
68 OLANO Abraham ESP ONC
71 ESCARTIN Fernando ESP KEL
72 HERAS Roberto ESP KEL
85 GUERINI Giuseppe ITA TEL
86 LIVINGSTON Kevin USA USP
92 JULICH Bobby USA C.A
98 JALABERT Laurent FRA ONC
118 ANDREU Frankie USA USP
125 JIMENEZ Jose Maria ESP BAN all s.t.
1 ARMSTRONG Lance USA USP 82:01:18
2 ULLRICH Jan GER TEL at 5:37
3 BELOKI Joseba ESP FES 6:38
4 HERAS Roberto ESP KEL 6:43
5 VIRENQUE Richard FRA PLT 7:36
6 MOREAU Christophe FRA FES 8:22
7 BOTERO Santiago COL KEL 10:19
8 ESCARTIN Fernando ESP KEL 11:35
9 MANCEBO Francisco ESP BAN 13:07
10 BELTRAN Manuel ESP MAP 13:08
11 HERVE Pascal FRA PLT 13:50
12 NARDELLO Daniele ITA MAP 14:28
13 OTXOA Javier ESP KEL 15:47
14 VINOKOUROV Alexandre KAZ TEL 24:18
15 GARCIA CASAS Felix ESP FES 25:48
16 VAN DE WOUWER Kurt BEL LOT 26:30
17 CONTI Roberto ITA VIN 29:22
18 BOOGERD Michael NED RAB 30:22
19 TRENTIN Guido ITA VIN 31:41
20 JIMENEZ Jose Maria ESP BAN 34:06
26 GUERINI Giuseppe ITA TEL 51:13
27 HAMILTON Tyler USA USP 53:29
38 LIVINGSTON Kevin USA USP 1:14:52
39 OLANO Abraham ESP ONC 1:15:09
49 JULICH Bobby USA C.A 1:37:40
54 VASSEUR Cedric FRA USP 1:48:30
55 EKIMOV Vjatceslav RUS USP 1:51:43
57 JALABERT Laurent FRA ONC 1:52:17
60 ZABEL Erik GER TEL 2:01:25
67 HINCAPIE George USA USP 2:11:26
92 RODRIGUEZ Fred USA MAP 2:34:37
110 ANDREU Frankie USA USP 2:49:22
We were inadvertently given the Stage 2 results twice, so last night Stage 3 appeared to have an uncanny resemblance to Stage 2. It has now been fixed, so the postings with Stage 3 and the General Classification after Stage 3 are now correct.
The 8 Hours Multiple Sclerosis Mountain Bike Team Relay - Ontario
This is a charity event to raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada - Brant County Chapter. Pledge forms will be included in all race packages and teams are encouraged to raise as many pledges as possible. Prizes will be awarded to the top fund raisers.
The event course is a 7.5 km. loop through the trails of Paris Lions Park. The course consists of enjoyable single track, double track and some very interesting technical sections. The event starts at 9:00AM sharp with the starting lap riders enjoying an exciting 1 km. added section. This is an endurance 8 HOUR RELAY event. Riders will carry a baton (supplied) on the course, which will be presented at the start/finish/timing area to register laps, then passed to the next team member who then continues the next lap (soloists don't pass a baton). The teams with the most laps, after 8 hours, in their category will win prizes (see entry form for categories). For teams that are less physical or enjoy more entertainment, there will be a 5-6 person fun category.
What is Multiple Sclerosis? Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is the most common disease of the central nervous system affecting young adults in Canada. An estimated 50,000 Canadians have MS. The disease attacks the myelin covering the central nervous system, causing inflammation and often destroying the myelin in patches. This process interrupts the natural flow of nerve impulses. The result may be vision problems, numbness, loss of balance, extreme fatigue, tremors, even paralysis. Spontaneous recovery from symptoms can occur and last for several months or years. But multiple sclerosis is often progressive and characterized by unpredictable attacks causing further disability. Multiple sclerosis affects more women than men (almost two to one) and usually strikes people who are between the ages of 20 and 40. Canada has one of the highest rates of MS in the world. As yet, the cause and cure are unknown, but recently drugs to reduce the frequency and severity of MS attacks have become available.
Please join us on September 10th to help raise money to support the MS Society.
We have on-line registration at www.execulink.com/~wsbrown/BCBC.html
E-Mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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