Events

Van Petegem takes Het Volk

Lotto’s Peter Van Petegem won Circuit Het Volk, the traditional opener of the Belgian road season in Belgium. The Belgian, who was one of the so-called ‘killer V’s” of last year’s Mercury squad, won a 10-rider sprint for the finish into Lokeren, the northern Belgian community at the end of the 202km race. Copyright AFP2002

By VeloNews Interactive wire services, Copyright AFP2002

Photo: Graham Watson

Lotto’s Peter Van Petegem won Circuit Het Volk, the traditional opener of the Belgian road season in Belgium.

The Belgian, who was one of the so-called ‘killer V’s” of last year’s Mercury squad, won a 10-rider sprint for the finish into Lokeren, the northern Belgian community at the end of the 202km race.

Copyright AFP2002

Results

Circuit Het Volk


1. Peter Van Petegem (B), /Lotto), 202km in 4:52:30 (41.436kph); 2. Frank Hoj (Dk); 3. Michel Vanhaecke (B), at 0:15; 4. Robbie McEwen (Aus); 5. Paolo Bettini (I); 6. Kevin Hulsmans (B); 7. Andrei Tchmil (B); 8. Hendrik Van Dijck (B); 9. Jo Planckaert (B); 10. Chris Peers (B), all s.t.; 11. Glenn D’Hollander (B), 2:15; 12. Rolf Sorensen (Dk), 2:22. 13. Laszlo Bodrogi (H); 14. Karsten Kroon (Nl); 15. Geoffrey Demeyere (B); 16. Steven De Jongh (Nl); 17. Cedric Vasseur (F); 18. Thor Hushovd (N); 19. Raphael Schweda (G), all s.t.; 20. Maximilian Sciandri (GB), 2:37.

OTHERS

29. Laurent Brochard (F), at 9:34; 40. Frederic Guesdon (F); 43. Jean-Patrick Nazon (F); 45. Christopher Jenner (F); 49. Emmanuel Magnien (F), all s.t.