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Kirsipuu wins again at Four Days of Dunkirk

Estonia's Jaan Kirsipuu (AG2R) won his second successive stage of the Four Days of Dunkirk cycling event Wednesday to hold on to the leader's pink jersey. The 31-year-old, who held the Tour de France yellow jersey for several days in 1999, won in a sprint finish against Australia's Stuart O'Grady (Credit Agricole) and Mercury-Viatel's Dutch rider Jans Koerts. The day’s stage was a 192.2km run between Roost Warendin and Haines-Les-La-Bassee in France. Copyright AFP 2001

By VeloNews Interactive

Estonia’s Jaan Kirsipuu (AG2R) won his second successive stage of the Four Days of Dunkirk cycling event Wednesday to hold on to the leader’s pink jersey.

The 31-year-old, who held the Tour de France yellow jersey for several days in 1999, won in a sprint finish against Australia’s Stuart O’Grady (Credit Agricole) and Mercury-Viatel’s Dutch rider Jans Koerts. The day’s stage was a 192.2km run between Roost Warendin and Haines-Les-La-Bassee in France.

Copyright AFP 2001

Results

FOUR DAYS OF DUNKIRK, France, May 8-11
Stage 2
1. Jaan Kirsipuu (Est), Ag2R, 192.2km in 4:22:13; 2. Stuart O’Grady (Aus), Credit Agricole; 3. Jans Koerts (Nl), Mercury-Viatel; 4. Damien Nazon (F), Bonjour; 5. Jeroen Blijlevens (Nl), Lotto-Adecco; 6. Baden Cooke (Aus), Mercury-Viatel; 7. Daniele Galli (I); 8. Marco Zanotti (I); 9. Jan Svorada (Czh); 10. Tom Desmet (B), all same time.

Overall
1. Kirsipuu, 8:08:03; 2. Cooke, at :13; 3. O’Grady, at :14; 4. Christophe Capelle (F), BigMat-Auber, at :16; 5. Laurent Jalabert (F), CSC-WorldOnline, at :19; 6. Didier Rous (F), Bonjour, at :20; 7. Nicolas Jalabert (F); 8. Christophe Moreau (F), Festina; 9. Bert Hiemstra (Nl), Bankgiroloterij-Batavus; 10. David Millar (GB), Cofidis, same time.