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Roux takes lead at Dauphiné

Jean Delatour rider Laurent Roux won the second stage of the Dauphiné Libéré in France Tuesday. Roux outsprinted Axel Merckx of the Domo-Farm Frites team to win the 170km race between Bron and Firminy. Roux takes over the overall lead, with a pad of seven seconds over Merckx. Swede Glen Magnusson, also a Domo-Farm Frites rider, is third overall, at 1:31. American Bobby Julich (Credit Agricole) finished 22nd Monday and sits 33rd overall, 1:58 off Roux’s time.

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By VeloNews Interactive , Copyright AFP 2001

Roux took the yellow jersey in Firminy.

Roux took the yellow jersey in Firminy.

Photo: Graham Watson

Jean Delatour rider Laurent Roux won the second stage of the Dauphiné Libéré in France Tuesday. Roux outsprinted Axel Merckx of the Domo-Farm Frites team to win the 170km race between Bron and Firminy. Roux takes over the overall lead, with a pad of seven seconds over Merckx. Swede Glen Magnusson, also a Domo-Farm Frites rider, is third overall, at 1:31. American Bobby Julich (Credit Agricole) finished 22nd Monday and sits 33rd overall, 1:58 off Roux’s time.

Results

DAUPHINE LIBERE, France. June 10-17.

Stage 2

1. Laurent Roux (F) Jean Delatour, 4:14:48sec (avg. 40.031kph); 2. Axel Merckx (B), Domo-Farm Frites, s.t.; 3. Glen Magnusson (S), Domo-Farm Frites, at 1:43; 4. Bradley McGee (Aus), Francaise des Jeux; 5. Fabien De Waele (B), Lotto-Adecco; 6. Serge Baguet (B), Lotto-Adecco; 7. Andrei Kivilev (Kaz), Cofidis; 8. Christophe Capelle (F), AG2R; 9. Unai Etxebarria (Ven), Euskatel; 10. David Moncoutie (F), all s.t.

Others

21. Bobby Julich (USA), Credit Agricole; 22. Pavel Tonkov (Rus) Mercury; 37. Laurent Brochard (F), Jean Delatour, at 1:48.

Overall

1. Roux, 10:16:25 (avg. 39.021 kph); 2. Merckx, at 0:07; 3. Glen Magnusson (S), at 1:31; 4. Rous, at 1:35, 5. McGee, at 1:36, 6. David Millar (GB), at 1:39, 7. Brochard, at 1:43, 8. Moreau, at 1:44, 9. Iban Mayo (Sp), Euskaltel, at 1:44, 10. De Waele, at 1:46,

Selected

24. Tonkov, at 1:53; 33. Julich, at 1:58