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March 13/03 4:52 am - Paris-Nice, Tirreno, Pantani Suspension, MTB TV, Birthday

Posted by Editoress on 03/13/03

Paris-Nice - France

Stage 4 - Vergèze ITT 16.5 km

1 Dario Frigo (Ita) Fassa Bortolo 19:07
2 Jorg Jaksche (Ger) ONCE-Eroski at 0:08
3 Tyler Hamilton (USA) Team CSC 0:13
4 Franck Vandenbroucke (Bel) Quick Step-Davitamon 0:14
5 Mikel Zarrabeitia (Esp) ONCE-Eroski 0:18
6 Claus Michael Moller (Den) Milaneza-MSS 0:20
7 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere 0:22
8 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Team Telekom 0:24
9 Jorgen Bo Petersen (Den) Team fakta 0:28
10 Didier Rous (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere 0:31

29 Bobby Julich (USA) Team Telekom 1:02
30 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Credit Agricole 1:04
74 Axel Merckx (Bel) Lotto-Domo 1:39
98 Richard Virenque (Fra) Quick Step-Davitamon 2:03
127 Guido Trenti (USA) Fassa Bortolo 2:31
139 Damon Kluck (USA) US Postal 2:47
140 Miguel Martinez (Fra) Phonak Hearing Systems 2:51
141 Antonio Cruz (USA) US Postal 2:55


1 Dario Frigo (Ita) Fassa Bortolo 10:39:45
2 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Team Telekom at 0:14
3 Mikel Zarrabeitia (Esp) ONCE-Eroski 0:27
4 Jorg Jaksche (Ger) ONCE-Eroski 0:32
5 Davide Rebellin (Ita) Gerolsteiner 0:46
6 Volodomir Gustov (Ukr) Fassa Bortolo 0:51
7 Claus Michael Moller (Den) Milaneza-MSS 1:13
8 Didier Rous (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere 1:27
9 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere 1:31
10 David Bernabeu (Esp) Milaneza-MSS 1:41

22 Franck Vandenbroucke (Bel) Quick Step-Davitamon 2:14
24 Axel Merckx (Bel) Lotto-Domo 2:20
41 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Credit Agricole 4:10
42 Richard Virenque (Fra) Quick Step-Davitamon 4:22
61 Tyler Hamilton (USA) Team CSC 6:59
67 Bobby Julich (USA) Team Telekom 8:44
117 Guido Trenti (USA) Fassa Bortolo 17:00
124 Miguel Martinez (Fra) Phonak Hearing Systems 17:25
125 Antonio Cruz (USA) US Postal 17:31
144 Damon Kluck (USA) US Postal 22:48

Points Classification

1 Dario Frigo (Ita) Fassa Bortolo 58 points
2 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Team Telekom 46
3 Tyler Hamilton (USA) Team CSC 42
4 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Credit Agricole 40
5 Jorg Jaksche (Ger) ONCE-Eroski 33

Mountains Classification

1 Jerome Pineau (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere 16 points
2 Dario Frigo (Ita) Fassa Bortolo 10
3 Davide Rebellin (Ita) Gerolsteiner 8
4 Christophe Oriol (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance 7
5 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Team Telekom 6

Team GC

1 O.N.C.E.-Eroski 32.01.06
2 Fassa Bortolo 0.25
3 Brioches La Boulangère 4.03
4 Milaneza-MSS 4.31
5 Quickstep-Davitamon 5.19

19 US Postal Service 19.06

Tirreno-Adriatico - Italy

Stage 1 - Sabaudia 178 km

1. Mario Cipollini (Ita) Domina Vacanze-Elitron 4:14:32
2. Dario Pieri (Ita) Team Saeco
3. Luca Paolini (Ita) Quickstep-Davitamon
4. Jan Svorada (Cze) Lampre
5. Marco Zanotti (Ita) Fassa Bortolo
6. Romans Vainsteins (Lat) Sidermec
7. Graeme Brown (Aus) Ceramiche Panaria-Fiordo
8. Enrico Cassani (Ita) Alessio
9. Massimo Strazzer (Ita) Phonak Hearing Systems
10. Juan Antoni Flecha Giannoni (Esp)

11. Erik Zabel (Ger) Team Telekom
17. Paolo Bettini (Ita) Quickstep-Davitamon
44. Michael Boogerd (Ned) Rabobank
99. Oscar Freire Gomez (Esp) Rabobank
145. Johan Museeuw (Bel) Quickstep-Davitamon all s.t.


1. Mario Cipollini (Ita) Domina Vacanze-Elitron 4:14:22
2. Dario Pieri (Ita) Team Saeco at 0:04
3. Fabio Sacchi (Ita) Team Saeco 0:05
4. Luca Paolini (Ita) Quickstep-Davitamon 0:06
5. Andrus Aug (Est) De Nardi-Colpack 0:07
6. Fabio Baldato (Ita) Alessio 0:08
7.. Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Team Saeco s.t.
8.. Jan Svorada (Cze) Lampre 0:10
9.. Marco Zanotti (Ita) Fassa Bortolo
10. Romans Vainsteins (Lat) Sidermec

15 Erik Zabel (Ger) Team Telekom
20 Paolo Bettini (Ita) Quickstep-Davitamon
46 Michael Boogerd (Ned) Rabobank
99 Oscar Freire Gomez (Esp) Rabobank
145 Johan Museeuw (Bel) Quickstep-Davitamon all s.t.

Points Classification

1. Mario Cipollini (Ita) Domina Vacanze-Elitron 12 points
2. Dario Pieri (Ita) Team Saeco 10
3. Fabio Sacchi (Ita) Team Saeco 8
4. Luca Paolini (Ita) Quickstep-Davitamon 8
5. Jan Svorada (Cze) Lampre 7

Mountains Classification

1. Elio Aggiano (Ita) Formaggi Pinzolo Fiave' 5 points
2. Jose Antonio Lopez Gil (Esp) 3
3. Fortunato Baliani (Ita) Formaggi Pinzolo Fiave' 2
4. Ruggero Marzoli (Ita) Alessio 1

Team GC

1. Team Saeco 12:43:23
2. Domina Vacanze-Elitron at 0:03
3. Quickstep-Davitamon 0:09

New OLN Show

The Outdoor Life Network (Canada) has a new show starting March 18th called SWEAT. According to the press release:

"a new television series designed to inspire Canadians off the couch and into the game... Each episode features a different sport (episode #2 is mountain biking), and highlights a key event for that sport, celebrity guest athletes, and tips on gear, nutrition, and training. With this kind of guidance and inspiration, everyone can play.

Episode #2 will feature the Whistler Mountain Bike Festival, with a guest appearance from Dan Cowan, best known for pioneering the North Shore riding style. Tips
will be provided on gear from Rodney Merchant from Dukes Bike Shop."

Pantani's Doping Ban Cut by Two Months
Courtesy CCES

LAUSANNE, Switzerland - The Court for Arbitration on Sport on Thursday reduced the doping ban on Italy's best-known cyclist, Marco Pantani, allowing him to start racing again next Monday.

Pantani originally had been banned by Italy's cycling federation and the International Cycling Union, UCI, for eight months, but the court cut the suspension to six months. It also ordered Pantani to pay a fine of 3,000 Swiss francs (US$2,239).

The court rejected Pantani's appeal to have the ban completely overturned, confirming that he was guilty of possessing a syringe containing traces of insulin.

Pantani had argued that the syringe - found in his hotel room in a police raid in the 2001 Giro d'Italia - had been planted by someone else and that he had not stayed in the room on the night in question.

The judges dismissed this claim for lack of proof.

"The judges believed that even though police searched the room during the absence of the cyclist, it was perfectly reasonable to consider that the objects found there were under his (Pantani's) exclusive control," said a statement from the court.

However, the Lausanne-based court said the suspension should only be for six months, as envisaged by UCI rules for first-time offenders. It ordered Pantani to pay costs to the UCI.

Pantani, nicknamed the "Pirate," was Tour de France and Giro champion in 1998 but has been under a cloud since 1999 when he failed a random blood test and was kicked out of the Giro he was dominating.

Insulin, commonly used by diabetics, also aids the circulation of growth hormones, which can build muscle mass and increase endurance.

Happy Birthday to........ Tony Zarsadias of Symmetrics cycling and Pacific Sport, celebrating today.


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