By VeloNews Interactive, Copyright AFP2001
Davide Rebellin (Liquigas) repeated his victory at the Tour of the Mediterranean as the five-day, six-stage season-opening stage race ended in Marseilles on Sunday, while Estonian Jaan Kirsipuu (AG2R) took his second stage win in as many days.
Rebellin moved into the yellow jersey on Saturday, after race leader Ivan Basso crashed and then abandoned at the end of stage 4.
Stage 6, Miramas-Marseilles
1. Jaan Kirsipuu (Est), AG2R, 134 km in 3:02:36 (42kph),
2. Danielo Hondo (Ger) s.t.
3. Nicole Minali (Ita) s.t.
4. Serguei Ivanov (Rus) s.t.
5. Stefano Zanini (Ita) s.t.
6. Carlos Da Cruz (Fra) s.t.
7. Ludovic Capelle (Bel) s.t.
8. Janek Tombak (Est) s.t.
9. Jeremy Hunt (Gbr) s.t.
10. David Clinger (USA) s.t.
1. Davide Rebellin (I), 729.40 km in 17:20:55.
2. David Moncoutie (F), at 0:08,
3. Laurent Brochard (F), at 0:23,
4. Francisco Mancebo (Sp), at 0:26,
5. Patrick Jonker (Nl), at 0:36.
6. Mirko Celestino (I), at 0:39,
7. Beat Zberg (Swi), at 0:49,
8. Markus Zberg (Swi), at 0:52,
9. Bobby Julich (USA), at 1:03,
10.Sebastien Demarbaix (Bel) at 1:11.