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Dario Frigo wins Tour of Romandie

Italy's Dario Frigo, riding for the Fassa Bortolo team, had little trouble holding onto his overall lead during the final stage of the Tour of Romandie Sunday in Switzerland. Paris-Nice champion Frigo, 27, first took the overall lead during the race’s thrid stage, when he put 21 seconds on compatriot Paolo Savoldelli. Meanwhile, Saeco’s Mario Cippolini won a sprint finish to take the fifth stage, a 178km run between Saxon and Geneva. Copyright AFP 2001

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The final podium.

The final podium.

Photo: Graham Watson

Italy’s Dario Frigo, riding for the Fassa Bortolo team, had little trouble holding onto his overall lead during the final stage of the Tour of Romandie Sunday in Switzerland.

Paris-Nice champion Frigo, 27, first took the overall lead during the race’s thrid stage, when he put 21 seconds on compatriot Paolo Savoldelli.

Another stunning scene from Switzerland.

Another stunning scene from Switzerland.

Photo: Graham Watson

Meanwhile, Saeco’s Mario Cippolini won a sprint finish to take the fifth stage, a 178km run between Saxon and Geneva.

Copyright AFP 2001

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Results

TOUR OF ROMANDIE, Switzerland, May 8-13
Stage 5
1. Mario Cipollini (I), 178km in 4:09:51; 2. Danilo Hondo (G); 3. Fabrizio Guidi (I); 4. Mariano Piccoli (I); 5. Dmitri Konyshev (Rus); 6. Gerrit Glomser (Aut); 7. Adriano Baffi (I); 8. Lef Verbrugghe (B); 9. Bradley McGee (Aus); 10. Claude Lamour (F), all same time.

Overall
1. Dario Frigo (I), 16:59:54; 2. Felix Garcia Casas (Sp), at :43; 3. Wladimir Belli (I), at 1:03; 4. Oscar Sevilla (Sp), at 1:40; 5. Gilberto Simoni (I), at 1:47; 6. Sven Montgomery (Swi), at 1:54; 7. David Plaza (Sp), at 2:01; 8. Kurt Van de Wouwer (B), at 2:08; 9. David Moncoutie (F), at 2:36; 10. Oscar Camenzind (Swi), at 2:38.