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May 3/01 7:33 am - Jeanson Wins Again, Trentino, Viatel Bankruptcy

Posted by Editor on 05/3/01

Tour of the Gila - New Mexico, USA

We just received preliminary news that Genevieve Jeanson (Rona) has won the 113 km second stage road race of the Tour of the Gila over Kim Bruckner (Saturn). After her first stage win, this extends Jeanson's lead to approximately two and a half minutes. Full results to follow.

Giro del Trentino, Italy

Stage 4 - Malcesine to Arco 165 km

1. Mario Cipollini (Ita) Saeco Macchine Per Caffe 4:38:19
2. Andris Nauduzs (Lat) Selle Italia-Pacific
3. Giovanni Lombardi (Ita) Team Deutsche Telekom
4. Massimo Strazzer (Ita) Mobilvetta-Formaggi Trentini
5. Nicola Chesini (Ita) Tacconi Sport-Vini Caldirola
6. Mariano Piccoli (Ita) Lampre-Daikin
7. Guido Trenti (USA) Cantina Tollo Acqua & Sapone
8. Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step
9. Giuseppe Di Fresco (Ita) Mercatone Uno-Stream
10. Matteo Carrara (Ita) Team Colpack-Astro

68. Marco Pantani (Ita) Mercatone Uno-Stream all s.t.

Final GC

1. Francesco Casagrande (Ita) Fassa Bortolo 17:17:58
2. Leonardo Piepoli (Ita) at 1:00
3. Raimondas Rumsas (Ltu) Fassa Bortolo 1:02
4. Gilberto Simoni (Ita) Lampre-Daikin 1:19
5. Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step 1:41
6. Alexsandr Shefer (Kaz) Alessio 1:59
7. Peter Luttenberger (Aut) Tacconi Sport-Vini Caldirola 2:06
8. Sergey Gontchar (Ukr) Liquigas-Pata s.t.
9. Andrea Noe (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step 2:09
10. Giuliano Figueras (Ita) Ceramiche Panaria-Fiordo s.t.

29. Marco Pantani (Ita) Mercatone Uno-Stream 6:36

Viatel Files for Bankruptcy

Mercury-Viatel co-sponsor Viatel has filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy papers in the USA after losing over $1.5 billion US last year. The filing affects U.S. operations, and Viatel says that it will not affect the European division, which is the sponsor of the cycling team. First no Tour entry, now sponsor difficulties - 2001 is not starting well for Mercury...


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