Events

Chavanel takes Dunkirk overall

France’s Sylvain Chavanel (Bonjour) took the overall title at the Four Days of Dunkirk while Mapei’s Tom Steels won the sprint finish of the final stage in Dunkirk, France. After taking the overall lead on Saturday, Chavanel survived a day of frequent attacks on Sunday, but in the end the final stage came down to a field sprint, with the young Bonjour rider tucked away safely. In the finale, Steels beat out Domo’s Jans Koerts and Luciano Pagliarini for the stage win. Dunkirk was the first major victory for the 23-year-old Chavanel.

By VeloNews Interactive wire services, Copyright 2002 AFP

France’s Sylvain Chavanel (Bonjour) took the overall title at the Four Days of Dunkirk while Mapei’s Tom Steels won the sprint finish of the final stage in Dunkirk, France.

After taking the overall lead on Saturday, Chavanel survived a day of frequent attacks on Sunday, but in the end the final stage came down to a field sprint, with the young Bonjour rider tucked away safely.

In the finale, Steels beat out Domo’s Jans Koerts and Luciano Pagliarini for the stage win.

Dunkirk was the first major victory for the 23-year-old Chavanel.

Results

Stage 6;
1. Tom Steels (B), Mapei-Quick Step, 186.8km in 4:02:29; 2. Jans Koerts (Nl), Domo-Farm Frites; 3. Luciano Pagliarini (Bra), Lampre-Daikin; 4. Jeremy Hunt (GB), Big Mat-Auber 93; 5. Gorik Gardeyn (B), Lotto-Adecco; 6. Thor Hushovd (N), Crédit Agricole; 7. Rudy Kemna (Nl), Bankgiroloterij-Batavus; 8. Lenaic Olivier (F), Jean Delatour; 9. Roger Hammond (GB), Palmans-Collstrop; 10. Jacob Moe Rasmussen (Dk), EDS-Fakta, all s.t.;
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Final overall;
1. Sylvain Chavanel (F), Bonjour; 2. Didier Rous (F), Bonjour, at 0:25; 3. Laurent Brochard (F), Jean Delatour, at 1:26; 4. Bram Schmitz (Nl), Bankgiroloterij-Batavus, at 2:44; 5. Christophe Moreau (F), Crédit Agricole, at 2:56; 6. Cédric Vasseur (F), Cofidis, at 3:17; 7. Bart Voskamp (Nl), Rabobank, at 3:33; 8. Jean-Cyril Robin (F), La Française des Jeux, at 4:39; 9. Benoit Poilvet (F), Credit Agricole, at 4:43; 10. Patrice Halgand (F), Jean Delatour, at 4:57.