By VeloNews Interactive Wire Services, Copyright AFP 2002
Brazilian Luciano Pagliarini now shares the overall lead with Sweden’s Magnus Backstedt in the Tour of Qatar after the third stage on Wednesday. Lampre team rider Pagliarini put in a surge midway through the 179km stage to end the day tied with Backstedt of the Fakta team, who finished fourth behind winner Thorsten Wilhelms of Germany.
In the stage from the dromedary racetrack in Camelodrome to Doha, Laurent Jalabert finished 31st to leave the Frenchman seventh overall, seven seconds behind the leaders in a tightly packed first 10 who are separated by just eight seconds.
Jan Ullrich of Germany is two more seconds back in 27th place overall.
Copyright AFP 2002
TOUR OF QATAR, Stage 3, Camelodrome to Doha. January 21-25;
1. Thorsten Wilhelms (G), Team Coast, 179km in 4:26:37 (40.283 kph); 2. Allan Bo Andresen (Dk); 3. Christophe Capelle (F), 4. Magnus Backstedt (Swe); 5. Corrado Serina (I); 6. Nicola Minali (I); 7. Rudi Kemna (Nl); 8. Sebastiano Scotti (I); 9. Guido Trenti (USA); 10. Wilfried Crestskens (B);Also;12. Luciano Pagliarini (Bra); 29. Jan Ullrich (G); 31. Laurent Jalabert (F), all same time; Overall; 1. Luciano Pagliarini (Bra), Lampre, 10:14:27; 2. Magnus Backstedt (Swe) Fakta, same time; 3. Damien Nazon (F), at 0:01; 4. Thorsten Wilhelms (G), 0:02; 5. Rudi Kemna (Nl), 0:06; 6. Allan Bo Andresen (Dk), same time; 7. Laurent Jalabert (F), 0:07; 8. Christophe Mengin (F); 9. Jan van Velzen (Nl), both same time; 10. Christophe Capelle (F), 0:08; 27. Jan Ullrich (G), 0:10