Posted by Editoress on 03/3/01
Gent to Lokeren, Belgium - 200km
Michele Bartoli "found his legs", and defeated the Belgians (who have been beaten in the Volk only 5 of the 55 years of its history) on their home ground. At 400m Daniele Nardello (Ita - Mapei) launched a lead out sprint for his teammate Bartolli who easily defeated Van Dijck.
Bartoli returns to the podium after a serious fall in 1999 that put his career in jeopardy, and is looking forward to the World Cup season.
1. Michele Bartoli (ITA) Mapei
2. Hendrik Van Dijck (BEL) Lotto
3. Matthe Pronk (NED) Rabobank
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