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2003 Tour of Flanders - Ronde van Vlaanderen (World Cup)

87th edition: Sunday, April 6, 2003

Podium history of the Tour of Flanders | Photos | 2004 edition | 2002 edition

255 km, 19 hills. 199 starters, 94 classified finishers

climbsAscents: Nokereberg, Molenberg, Wolvenberg, Kluisberg, Knokteberg, Oude Kwaremont, Paterberg, Koppenberg, Steenbeekdries, Taaienberg, Ladeuze, Boigneberg, Het Foreest, Steenberg, Leberg, Berendries, Tenbosse, Muur van Geraardsbergen, Bosberg

The race: Peter Van Petegem and Frank Vandenbroucke escaped with 17 km to go and worked together until the sprint. Phonak's Oscar Camenzind crashed badly enough to be sent to the hospital.

Peter van Petegem win the 2003 Tour of Flanders (Ronde van Vlaanderen)

Complete results:

  1. Peter Van Petegem (Lotto) 6hr 18min 48sec. 40.391 km/hr
  2. Frank Vandenbroucke (Quick Step) @ 2sec
  3. Stuart O'Grady (Credit Agricole) @ 19sec
  4. Fabio Baldato (Alessio) s.t.
  5. Nico Mattan (Cofidis) s.t.
  6. Frederic Guesdon (FDJ) s.t.
  7. Serguei Ivanov (Fassa Bortolo) s.t.
  8. Viatcheslav Ekimov (US Postal) s.t.
  9. Michael Boogerd (Rabobank) s.t.
  10. Dave Bruylandts (Marlux) s.t.
  11. Mirko Celestino (Saeco) s.t.
  12. Fabio Sacchi (Saeco) @ 2min 19sec
  13. Salvatore Commesso (Saeco) s.t.
  14. Bernhard Eisel (FDJ) s.t.
  15. Dario Pieri (Saeco) s.t.
  16. Michele Bartoli (Fassa Bortolo) s.t.
  17. Marco Serpellini (Lampre) s.t.
  18. Romans Vainsteins (Vini Caldirola) @ 2min 31sec
  19. Raivis Belohvosciks (Marlux) s.t.
  20. Stefano Zanini (Saeco) @ 3min 10sec
  21. Guido Trenti (Fassa Bortolo) s.t.
  22. Fabien de Waele (Palmans-Collstrop) s.t.
  23. Enrico Cassani (Alessio) s.t.
  24. Gabriele Balducci (Vini Caldirola) s.t.
  25. Tom Boonen (Quick Step) s.t.
  26. Mauro Gerosa (Vini Caldirola) s.t.
  27. Andreas Klier (Telekom) s.t.
  28. Chris Peers (Cofidis) s.t.
  29. Rolf Aldag (Telekom) s.t.
  30. Oscar Freire (Rabobank) s.t.
  31. Benoît Joachim (US Postal) s.t.
  32. Geert Verheyen (Marlux) s.t.
  33. Andrea Ferrigato (Alessio) s.t.
  34. Juan Antonio Flecha (iBanesto.com) s.t.
  35. Maximilian Sciandri (Lampre) s.t.
  36. Serge Baguet (Lotto-Domo) s.t.
  37. Zbiegniew Spruch (Lampre) s.t.
  38. Johan Museeuw (Quick Step) s.t.
  39. Luca Paolini (Quick Step) s.t.
  40. Massimo Apollonio (Vini Caldirola) @ 6min 38sec
  41. Filip Meirhaeghe (Domina Vacanze) s.t.
  42. Steven De Jongh (Rabobank) s.t.
  43. Erik Zabel (Telekom) s.t.
  44. Malte Urban (Coast) s.t.
  45. Matthé Pronk (Bankgiroloterij) s.t.
  46. Christophe Mengin (FDJ) s.t.
  47. Andrea Tafi (CSC) s.t.
  48. Roger Hammond (Palmans-Collstrop) s.t.
  49. Philippe Gaumont (Cofidis) s.t.
  50. Brandely Wiggins (FDJ) s.t.
  51. Karsten Kroon (Rabobank) s.t.
  52. Martin Elmiger (Phonak) s.t.
  53. Stijn Devolder (Vlaanderen-T Interim) s.t.
  54. Marco Milesi (Vini Caldirola) s.t.
  55. Matteo Tossato (Fassa Bortolo) s.t.
  56. Roberto Petito (Fassa Bortolo) s.t.
  57. Jan Schaffrath (Telekom) s.t.
  58. Gabriele Missaglia (Lampre) s.t.
  59. Ludovic Capelle (Landbouwkrediet) s.t.
  60. Paolo Fornaciari (Saeco) s.t.
  61. Thorsten Rund (Coast) s.t.
  62. Baden Cooke (FDJ) s.t.
  63. Jo Planckaert (Cofidis) s.t.
  64. Nicolas Jalabert (CSC) s.t.
  65. Bert Grabsch (Phonak) s.t.
  66. Marc Wauters (Rabobank) s.t.
  67. Mario Scirea (Domina Vacanze) s.t.
  68. Steffen Wesemann (Telekom) s.t.
  69. Bart Voskamp (Bankgiroloterij) s.t.
  70. Giovanni Lombardi (Domina Vacanze) s.t.
  71. Tristan Hoffman (CSC) s.t.
  72. Daniele Nardello (Telekom) s.t.
  73. Fabian Cancellara (Fassa Bortolo) @ 10min 26sec
  74. Alberto Ongarato (Domina Vacanze) s.t.
  75. Jan Boven (Rabobank) @ 11min 34sec
  76. Thomas Liese (Coast) s.t.
  77. Robert Sassone (Cofidis) s.t.
  78. Wim Vansevenant (Lotto-Domo) s.t.
  79. Marco Zanotti (Fassa Bortolo) @ 14min 9sec
  80. Bram Schmitz (Bankgiroloterij) s.t.
  81. Stefan Kupfernagel (Phonak) s.t.
  82. Mathew Hayman (Rabobank) s.t.
  83. Bert Roesems (Palmans-Collstrop) @ 15min 20sec
  84. Wilfried Cretskens (Quick Step) s.t.
  85. Paul Van Hyfte (CSC) s.t.
  86. Servais Knaven (Quick Step) s.t.
  87. Daniel Becke (Coast) s.t.
  88. Alessandro Cortinovis (Lampre) s.t.
  89. Andy De Smet (Palmans-Collstrop) s.t.
  90. Christopher Jenner (Credit Agricole) s.t.
  91. James Vanlandschoot (Vlaanderen-T Interim) s.t.
  92. Stefano Casagranda (Alessio) s.t.
  93. Gianluca Sironi (Vini Caldirola)s.t.
  94. Johan Dekkers (Marlux) s.t.

Photos:

Fan on the Molenberg

Fans wait on the Molenberg

Michele Bartoli on the Patersberg

Michele Bartoli on the Patersberg

Frank Vandenbroucke

Frank Vandenbroucke

Mario Cipollini

Mario Cipollini

Erik Zabel

Erik Zabel

Johan Museeuw on the Patersberg

Johan Museeuw on the Patersberg

Peter van Petegem

Peter van Petegem on the Patersberg

Michael Boogerd

Michael Boogerd

Roberto Petito leads Johan Museeuw

Roberto Petito leads Johan Museeuw on the Berendries

Michele Bartoli on the Grammont

Michele Bartoli on the Grammont

Peter van Petegem and Frank Vendenbroucke on the Grammont

Peter van Petegem and Frank Vandenbroucke on the Grammont

Oscar Freire

Oscar Freire

Peter van Petegem

Van Petem wins the 2003 Tour of Flanders.

Freddy MAertens and Peter van Petegem

Winner van Petegem with 70s great Freddy Maertens

2003 Ronde van VLaanderen podium

2003 Ronde van Vlaanderen podium, from left: Frank Vandenbroucke, Peter van Petegem, Stuart O'Grady