By VeloNews Interactive , Copyright AFP 2001
Frenchman Christophe Moreau won the Dauphine Libere stage race, which finished in Chambery, France, on Sunday. The Frenchman took the win by a slim one-second margin over Mercury-Viatel’s Pavel Tonkov following the seventh and final stage.
German Jens Voigt of the Credit Agricole team won the 125km stage between Vizille and Chambery. Voigt’s teammate, American Bobby Julich, finished third on the day, at 1:12.
Moreau, fourth in last year’s Tour de France, came out on top of tough seven-day race that saw five leaders. Moreau took the overall leader’s blue-and-yellow jersey on Friday from Britain’s David Millar. Previous leaders were French riders Didier Rous and Laurent Roux and Belgian Axel Merckx.
DAUPHINE LIBERE, France. June 9-16.
Stage 7: Vizille-Chambery
1. Jens Voigt (G), Credit Agricole, at 2:57:36; 2. Laurent Brochard (F), at 1:09; 3. Bobby Julich (USA), Credit Agricole, at 1:12; 4. Dominique Rault (F), at 1:23; 5. David Moncoutie (F), at 2:06; 6. Walter Beneteau (F), at 2:29; 7. Grzegor Gwiazdowski (P), at 4:27; 8. Christophe Agnolutto (F), at 4:27; 9. Andrei Tchmil (B), Lotto Adecco, at 4:27; 10. Arturas Kasputis (Lit), at 4:45.
16. Christophe Moreau (F), Festina, at 5:40, 17. Pavel Tonkov (Rus), Mercury-Viatel, at 5:40.
1. Moreau, 28:24:10; 2. Tonkov, at 0:01; 3. Benoit Salmon (F), at 2:01, 4. Sven Montgomery (Swi), La Francaise des Jeux, at 2:51, 5. Andrei Kivilev (Kaz), at 3:57, 6. Unai Etxebarria (Ven), at 4:26, 7. Denis Menchov (Rus), at 5:18; 8. Inigo Chaurreau (Sp), at 6:30; 9. Ramon Gonzalez (Sp), at 6:44; 10. Leonardo Piepoli (I), at 7:14