Events

French sweep at Dunkirk

Cédric Vasseur (Cofidis) overcame a broken derailleur to win the fifth stage of the Four Days of Dunkirk, between Outreau and Boulogne-sur-Mer in northern France. Vasseur chased back to the winning breakaway and then attacked on the final climb of the day to beat out fellow Frenchmen Jean-Cyril Robin (Bonjour) and Laurent Brochard (Jean Delatour) for the stage win. Bonjour’s Sylvain Chavanel finished sixth on the day, good enough to take the leader’s jersey from Ravais Belohvosciks (Lampre-Daikin), who missed out on the break. Canadian Michael Barry (U.S. Postal Service), finished ninth on

By VeloNews Interactive wire services, Copyright 2002 AFP

Cédric Vasseur (Cofidis) overcame a broken derailleur to win the fifth stage of the Four Days of Dunkirk, between Outreau and Boulogne-sur-Mer in northern France. Vasseur chased back to the winning breakaway and then attacked on the final climb of the day to beat out fellow Frenchmen Jean-Cyril Robin (Bonjour) and Laurent Brochard (Jean Delatour) for the stage win. Bonjour’s Sylvain Chavanel finished sixth on the day, good enough to take the leader’s jersey from Ravais Belohvosciks (Lampre-Daikin), who missed out on the break. Canadian Michael Barry (U.S. Postal Service), finished ninth on the stage, 27 seconds behind Vasseur.

Results

Stage 5;
1. Cédric Vasseur (F), Cofidis, 184.7km in 4:45:28; 2. Jean-Cyril Robin (F), Bonjour, at 0:04; 3. Laurent Brochard (F), Jean Delatour, at 0:11; 4. Didier Rous (F), Bonjour, s.t.; 5. Christophe Moreau (F), Crédit Agricole, at 0:13; 6. Sylvain Chavanel (F), Bonjour, at 0:15; 7. Peter Farazijn (B), Cofidis, at 0:18; 8. Sandy Casar (F), La Française des Jeux, at 0:22; 9. Michael Barry (Can), U.S. Postal Service, at 0:27; 10. Allan Johansen (Dk), EDS-Fakta, at 0:41;
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Overall;
1. Chavanel; 2. Rous, at 0:25; 3. Brochard, at 1:26; 4. Bram Schmitz (Nl), Bankgiroloterij-Batavus, at 2:44; 5. Moreau, at 2:56; 6. Vasseur, at 3:17; 7. Bart Voskamp (Nl), Rabobank, at 3:33; 8. Robin, at 4:39; 9. Benoit Poilvet (F), Credit Agricole, at 4:43; 10. Patrice Halgand (F), Jean Delatour, at 4:57.