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07/11/2001
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+ TOUR DE FRANCE

STAGE 3: Erik Zabel (Telekom) was able to cash in on all the work done by his team today, taking his second stage of this edition and the tenth of his career. Australian Stuart O'Grady was able to take the Yellow Jersey from Belgian Marc Wauters (Rabobank). Zabel came in ahead of Frenchman Emmanuel Magnien (FDJ) and Italian Stefano Garzelli (Mapei), after Telekom dominated the last 15 kms of racing. Most of the race favorites showed their face in the front of the bunch today. Armstrong rode in the front close to Ullrich in the front of the bunch.

The stage was raced very aggressively and the escape attempts were almost constant. There were also a number of crashes and race-favorite, Italian Francesco Casagrande (Fassa Bartolo), had a bad day and was seen in the back
of the bunch being towed by his teammates. Overall leader Marc Wauters had the golden opportunity of passing by his hometown of Lummen while wearing the Yellow Jersey, where he was honored. The peloton was kind enough to
stop, so that Wauters could say hello to his family.

After the feed zone at km 93, Frenchmen Nicolas Jalabert (CSC) & Frederic Guesdon (FDJ) went on the attack. The duo was able to get a an advantage of 2:11 by km 122, but Rabobank was riding at the front to protect Wauters’
overall lead. The next attempt would come from Italian Bettini (Mapei) and Belgian Rik Verbrugghe (Lotto), both of whom were quickly caught. Nicolas Jalabert and Guesdon would get caught by km 174. Armstrong, Ullrich and
Beloki come to the front to watch the action. And in the last 15 kms Team Telekom shows amazing strength, with Vinokourov answering numerous attacks in the technical terrain. Only the strongest riders were able to hold on to
the pace imposed by the Telekom express. Zabel not only took the stage, but consolidated his lead in the Green Jersey (Points Competition).

Tomorrow’s stage goes back into France. The stage will be held between Huy and Verdun (215 kms). The route has a hilly profile in the first 70 kms, including three category 4 climbs and one category 3. Verdun is the site of Lance Armstrong’s first Tour de France stage win in 1993.

STAGE 3, Amberes to Seraing, 198.5 km:
1. ZABEL, Erik (GER/TEL) 4h 35:17
2. MAGNIEN, Emmanuel (FRA/FDJ) s.t.
3. GARZELLI, Stefano (ITA/MAP) s.t.
4. BALDATO, Fabio (ITA/FAS) s.t.
5. SIMON, Francois (FRA/BJR) s.t.
6. MIKHAILOV, Guennadi (RUS/LOT) s.t.
7. CAPELLE, Christophe (FRA/BIG) s.t.
8. BOUYER, Franck (FRA/BJR) s.t.
9. BAGUET, Serge (BEL/LOT) s.t.
10. ARMSTRONG, Lance (USA/USP) s.t.
11. MOREAU, Christophe (FRA/FES) s.t.
12. GUTIERREZ, J. Enrique (ESP/KEL) s.t.
13. ULLRICH, Jan (GER/TEL) s.t.
14. BELOKI, Joseba (ESP/ONC) s.t.
15. BOOGERD, Michael (NED/RAB) s.t.
16. KIVILEV, Andrei (KAZ/COF) s.t.
17. MANCEBO, Francisco (ESP/BAN) s.t.
18. SEVILLA, Oscar (ESP/KEL) s.t.
19. ROUS, Didier (FRA/BJR) s.t.
20. ROUX, Laurent (FRA/DEL) s.t.

G.C.
1. O'GRADY Stuart (AUS/C.A) 14h 15:44
2. MOREAU Christophe (FRA/FES) at 17 seconds
3. VERBRUGGHE Rik (BEL/LOT) at 18
4. VOIGT Jens (GER/C.A) at 20
5. GONZALEZ GALDEANO Igor (ESP/ONC) s.t.
6. JULICH Bobby (USA/C.A) at 21
7. ARMSTRONG Lance (USA/USP) s.t.
8. ZABEL Erik (GER/TEL) at 23
9. ULLRICH Jan GER TEL at 24
10. BRARD Florent (FRA/FES) s.t.
11. BOTERO Santiago (COL/KEL) at 27
12. BELOKI Joseba (ESP/ONC) at 30
13. SASTRE Carlos (ESP/ONC) at 31
14. GUTIERREZ J. Enrique (ESP/KEL) at 33
15. ROUS Didier (FRA/BJR) s.t.
16. BROCHARD Laurent (FRA/DEL) s.t.
17. CASERO Angel (ESP/FES) s.t.
18. GONZALEZ Santos (ESP/ONC) at 34
19. JAKSCHE Jorg (GER/ONC) at 35
20. TOSATTO Matteo (ITA/FAS) at 36


INTERMEDIATE SPRINTS THIS STAGE:
- Westerlo (41.00 km): 1. PETACCHI, Alessandro (ITA/FAS) 6 points
- Tongeren (106.50 km): 1. GUESDON, Frédéric (FRA/FDJ) 6
- Vise (128.50 km): 1. JALABERT, Nicolas (FRA/CST) 6

REGULARITY OVERALL:
1. ZABEL, Erik (GER/TEL) 75 points
2. KIRSIPUU, Jaan (EST/A2R) 47
3. O'GRADY, Stuart (AUS/C.A) 45

KINF OG THE MOUNTAIN THIS STAGE:
- Cote de Mont-Theux (164.50 km): 1. JALABERT, Nicolas (FRA/CST) 10 points
- Cote des Forges (174.00 km): 1. SALMON, Benoit (FRA/A2R) 10
- Cote de Sart-Tilman-Tilff (186.50 km): 1. SALMON, Benoit (FRA/A2R) 10

KING OF THE MOUNTAIN OVERALL:
1. SALMON, Benoit (FRA/A2R) 20 points
2. JALABERT, Nicolas (FRA/CST) 10
3. DURAND, Jacky (FRA/FDJ) 10

TEAM FOR THIS STAGE:
1. BONJOUR (FRA) 13h 43:36

TEAM OVERALL CLASSIFICATION:
1. CREDIT AGRICOLE (FRA) 42h 45:39
2. FESTINA (FRA) at 10
3. ONCE-EROSKI (ESP) at 39

COMBATIVITY THIS STAGE: 1. JALABERT, Nicolas (FRA/CST) 22 points

COMBATIVITY OVERALL:
1. DURAND, Jacky (FRA/FDJ) 28 points
2. GUESDON, Frédéric (FRA/FDJ) 22
3. JALABERT, Nicolas (FRA/CST) 22

YOUNG RIDER FOR THIS STAGE: 1. MANCEBO, Francisco (ESP/BAN) 4h 34:32

YOUNG RIDER OVERALL:
1. BRARD, Florent (FRA/FES) 14h 15:23
2. JAKSCHE, Jorg (GER/ONC) at 11
3. GUTIERREZ, Ivan (ESP/ONC) at 19


STAGES SO FAR

STAGE: STAGE WINNER/YELLOW JERSEY
PROLOGUE, Dunkirk, 8.2 km: Moreau/Moreau
STAGE 1, Saint Omer - Boulogne sur Mer, 194.5 km: Zabel/Moreau
STAGE 2, Calais – Amberes (Belgium), 220 km: Wauters/Wauters
STAGE 3, Amberes - Seraing, 198 km: Zabel/O’Grady

TOUR NEWS:

THE STAGE WINNER: German Erik Zabel speaks: “I won today, thanks to the work of the whole team. We all pulled together in the last 15 kms and I saw in the last portion that I had the chance to take it. Telekom is a good team
and we get along good. I haven’t had any problems with Ullrich, like the press has implied”.

THE YELLOW JERSEY: Australian Stuart O'Grady: “Yesterday I had a bad day, because I had the chance to take the yellow, but it wasn’t possible. I felt the same way as in a football game, when you loose a game at the end,
because of a penalty kick. But now the objective has been achieved and I’m very happy. This is like a dream”.

CASAGRANDE COULD GO HOME: After only three stages of the Tour, Casagrande has already lost more than five minutes: “I’m not doing very well, I will try for a couple of more days and if I don’t feel better, I will withdraw”.

For Daily Live Coverage on the Net, visit the Tour’s Official site in English, featuring the narratives of our friend Rob Arnold, editor of RIDE Cycling Review: http://www.letour.fr/2001/us/index.html

+ RACING

02.07.2001 15.07.2001 Giro d'Italia Femminile ITA 2.9.1 WEL

STAGE 8, Nonantola-Nonantola, 102 km:
1. Greta Zocca (Ita, Gas Sport Team) 2.34' 09"
2. Katia Longhin (Ita, Acca Due O- HP- Lorena) s.t.
3. Rochelle Gilmore (Aus, Australia) s.t.
4. Zinaida Stahurskaia (Blr, Gas Sport Team) s.t.
5. Julia Martisova (Rus, Carpe Diem Itera) s.t.
6. Malgorzata Wysocka (Pol, Ciegi Professional Team) s.t.
7. Andrea Bosman (Ned, Farm Frites Hartol) s.t.
8. Sara Felloni (Ita, Alfa Lum Aurora) s.t.
9. Priska Doppman (Sui, Accadueo Lorena) s.t.
10. Francesca Castrucci (Ita, Team Aliverti) s.t.

G.C.
1. Zinaida Stahurskaia (Blr, Gas Sport Team) 976 km in 26h09'14"
2. Nicole Brandli (Sui, Edilsavino Anusca) at 17"
3. Diana Ziliute (Ltu, Accadueo Lorena) at 18"
4. Alessandra Cappellotto (Ita, Gas Sport Team) at 36"
5. Edita Pucinskaite (Ltu, Alfa Lum Aurora) at 37"
6. Fabiana Luperini (Ita, Edilsavino Anusca) at 47"
7. Rosalisa La Pomarda (Ita, Rosa dei Venti) at 55"
8. Joane Somarriba (Esp, Alfa Lum Aurora) at 1'22"
9. Susanne Ljungskog (Sue, Vlaanderen T.Interim) at 1'44"
10. Simona Parente (Ita, Edilsavino Anusca) at 1'49"

+ NEWS CLIPPINGS

Coach who rebuilt UK team is new No. 1

By MELISSA RYAN, The Age, Melbourne
Wednesday 11 July 2001

Martin Barras, the man chosen to be Australia's new senior track cycling coach, will take up his position after coaching against Australia at the world track championships in Belgium in September.

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