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2002 Tour of Switzerland -Tour de Suisse

June 18 - June 27, 2002

Podium history of the Tour of Switzerland

Some of the notable racers scheduled to ride:

Fassa Bortolo: Casagrande, Basso
Telekom: Zabel, Vinokourov
Domo: Fred Rodriguez, Museeuw
Tacconi: Bortolami
Saeco: Di Luca
Coast: Zülle
Alessio: Dufraux
Gerolsteiner: Rebellin
Index Alexia: Savoldelli

Thursday, June 27: Stage 9, Vevey - Biel 34.9 km Individual Time Trial.

1. Tobias Steinhauser (GST), 44min 17.88sec
2. Bobby Julich (Telekom), @ 16.99
3. Alex Zülle (Coast) @ 37.27
4. Kim Kirchen (Fassa Bortolo) @ 40.89
5. Francesco Casagrande (Fassa Bortolo) @ 48.91

Final GC after Stage 9:

1. Alex Zülle (Coast) 37hr 15min 9sec. 1451 km ridden at an average speed of 38.963 km/hr
2. Piotr Wadecki (Domo-Farm Frites) @ 1min 27sec
3. Nicolas Fritsch (FDJ) @ 1min 38sec
4. Laurent Dufeaux (Alessio) @ 2min 7sec
5. Georg Totschnig (GST) @ 2min 26sec
6. Pavel Tonkov (Lampre) @ 2min 53sec
7. Peter Luttenberger (Tacconi Sport) @ 3min 11sec
8. Giuseppe Di Grande (Index Alexia) @ 4min 6sec
9. Francesco Casagrande (Fassa Bortolo) @ 4min 17sec
10. Tadej Valjavec (Fassa Bortolo) @ 4min 19sec
11. Alexandre Moos (Phonak) @ 5min 3sec
12. Daniel Schnider (Phonak) @ 5min 40sec
13. Santos Gonzalez (Acqua & Sapine) @ 6min 8sec
14. Gerhard Trampusch (Mapei) @ 7min 53sec
15. Pierre Bourquenoud (St. Quentin-Oktos) @ 8min 43sec
16. Ruben Lobato (Acqua & Sapone) @ 9min 21sec
17. Christophe Rinero (St. Quentin-Oktos) @ 9min 29sec
18. Rolf Aldag (Telekom) @ 10min
19. Steve Zampieri (Tacconi Sport) @ 10min 2sec
20. Reto Bergmann (Phonak) @ 10min 30sec

Wednesday, June 26: Stage 8, Vevey - Lyss, 228.9 km. A long flat day.

1. Erik Zabel (Telekom), 5hr 45min 53sec
2. Sven Teutenbert (Phonak) s.t.
3. Andrez Hauptman (Tacconi) s.t.
4. Jimmy Casper (FDJ) s.t.
5. Stefano Casagrande (Fassa Bortolo) s.t.

GC after Stage 8:

1.Alex Zülle (Coast) 36hr 30min 14sec
2. Laurent Dufeaux (Alessio) @ 3sec
3. Piotr Wadecki (Domo) @ 19sec
4. Peter Luttenberger (Tacconi) @ 32sec
5. Nicolas Fritsch (FDJ) @ 40sec
6. Pavel Tonkov (Lampre) @ 1min 4sec

Tuesday, June 25: Stage 7, Martignan - Vevey, 170.9 km. Pretty flat.

1. Juan Mauel Garate (Lampre) 4hr 9min 31sec
2. Enrico Cassani (Domo) s.t.
3. Rolg Aldag (Telekom) s.t.
4. Leif Hoste (Domo) s.t.
5. Thierry Loder (Ag2R) s.t.

Gianluca Bortolami (Tacconi) crossed the line first but was relegated to the back by the race judges after a protest from Lampre that he did not hold his line in the sprint.

GC after Stage 7:

1.Alex Zülle (Coast) 30hr 44min 15sec
2. Laurent Dufeaux (Alessio) @ 11sec
3. Piotr Wadecki (Domo) @ 25sec
4. Peter Luttenberger (Tacconi) @ 38sec
5. Nicolas Fritsch (FDJ) @ 40sec
6. Pavel Tonkov (Lampre) @ 1min 4sec

Monday, June 24: Stage 6, Interlaken - Verbier, 177 km. Hilltop finish.

Note: While Vinokourov's stage 5 crash was serious enough to cause him to withdraw from the Swiss Tour, the Telekom rider will start the Tour de France.

1. Alexandre Moos (Phonak) 4hr 21min 12sec
2. Francesco Casagrande (Fassa Bortolo) @ 5sec
3. Peter Luttenberger (Tacconi) @ 29sec
4. Piotr WAdecki (Domo) @ 39sec
5. Alex Zülle (Coast) s.t.

GC after stage 6:

1. Alex Zülle (Coast) 26hr 29min 18sec
2. Laurent Dufeaux (Alessio) @ 11sec
3. Piotr Wadecki (Domo) @ 25sec
4. Peter Luttenberger (Tacconi) @ 38sec
5. Nicolas Fritsch (FDJ) @ 40sec
6. Pavel Tonkov (Lampre) @ 1min 4sec

Sunday, June 23, Stage 5, Meiringen - Meiringen, 148 km. This is supposed to be the big mountain showdown "King's Stage". There are three tough climbs. It is very hot and it might rain on the final descent.

Km 39, Grimselpass, 2165 meters
Km 55, Furkapass, 2429 meters
Km 105, Sustenpass, 2215 meters.

1. Francesco Casagrande (Fassa Bortolo) 4hr 37min 35sec
2. Alexander Moos (Phonak) s.t.
3. Piotr Wadecki (Domo) @ 5sec
4. Laurent Dufeaux (Alessio) s.t.
5. Alex Zülle (Coast) s.t.
Note: Vinokourov (Telekom) who was sitting 2nd in GC crashed on the final descent and came in 19 minutes down. What a shame.

GC aftervStage 5:

1. Alex Zülle (Coast) 22hr 7min 27sec
2. Laurent Dufeaux (Alessio) @ 9sec
3. Piotr Wadecki (Domo) @ 25sec
4. Nicolas Fritsch (FDJ) @ 38sec
5. Pavel Tonkov (Lampre) s.t.

Saturday, June 22: Stage 4, Chur - Ambri Piotta, 160 km. There is a 1st category climb, the Lukmanier in the middle of the stage. Shortly before the end the riders climb the 2nd category Quinto.

1. Leon Van Bon (Domo) 4hr 23min 18sec
2. Daniele Nardello (Mapei) s.t.
3. Charles Wegelius (Mapei) s.t.
4. Alexandre Moos (Phonak) s.t.
5. Steve Zampieri (Tacconi) @ 5sec
6. Erk Zabel (Telekom) @ 12sec
8. Fred Rodriguez (Domo) s.t.

GC after Stage 4:

1. Alex Zülle (Coast) 17hr 29min 37sec
2. Alexandre Vinokourov (Telekom) @ 6sec
3. Laurent Dufeaux (Alessio) @ 9sec
4. Piotr Wadecki (Domo) @ 30sec
5. Nicolas Fritsch (FDJ) @ 38sec
6. Pavel Tonkov (Lampre) @ 49sec

Friday, June 21: Stage 3, Domat Ems - Samnaun. Here are the words descibing the stage from the official Swiss Tour web site: "This stage is the first mountain stage of the Tour of Switzerland. It starts here in Domat/Ems and goes to Samnaun in the Alps close to the Austrian border. The riders will tackle the 2383 meter high first-category Fluelapass whose summit comes 77 km before the finish. The last 15.4 kms is a climb up to the finish in Samnaun, also a first-category mountain."

1. Alexandre Vinokourov (Telekom) 4hr 23min 29sec
2. Alex Zülle (Coast) @ 3sec
3. Laurent Dufeaux (Alessio) s.t.
4. Pavel Tonkov (Lampre) @ 9sec
5. Peter Luttenberger (Tacconi) s.t.

GC after Stage 3:

1. Alex Zülle (Coast) 13hr 6min 7sec
2. Alexandre Vinokourov (Telekom) @ 6sec
3. Laurent Dufeaux (Alessio) @ 9sec
4. Piotr Wadecki (Domo) @ 30sec
5. Nicolas Fritsch (FDJ) 2 38sec

Thursday, June 20: Stage 2, Schaffhausen - Domat/Ems, 191 km. Flat. The St. Quentin-Oktos boys will be in the unusual position of defending a leader's jersey in an HC stage race. Go Eddy!

1. Erik Zabel (Telekom) 4hr 15min 20sec
2. Sven Teutenberg (Phonak) s.t.
3. Dario Pieri (Alessio) s.t.
4. Salvatore Commesso (Saeco) s.t.
5. Sven Vanhourenhout (Domo) s.t.

GC after Stage:

1. Eddy Lembo (Oktos - St. Quentin) 8hr 41min 52sec
2. Alex Zülle (Coast) @ 49sec
3. Giuseppe Di Grande (Index- Alexia) @ 55sec
4. Laurent Dufeaux (Alessio) @ 56sec
5. Davide Rebellin (Gerolsteiner) @ 56sec

Wednesday, June 19: Stage 1, Lucerne - Schiffhausen, 171.9 km. There are a few bumps in the course, but nothing that should trouble a good pro. The last 10 kms are very flat. Should be a stage for Zabel and the other quick boys.

1. Eddy Lembo (Oktos- St. Quentin) 4hr 19min 36sec
2. Sven Teutenberg (Phonak) @ 1min 8sec
3. Fred Rodriguez (Domo) s.t.
4. Miguel Angel Martin (Acqua Sapona) s.t.
5. Daniele Bennati (Acqua Sapone) s.t.

GC after Stage 1

1. Eddy Lembo (Oktos - St. Quentin) 4hr 26min 32sec
2. Alex Zülle (Coast) @ 49sec
3. Giuseppe Di Grande (Index- Alexia) @ 55sec
4. Laurent Dufeaux (Alessio) @ 56sec
5. Davide Rebellin (Gerolsteiner) @ 56sec

Tuesday, June 18: Lucerne 5.7 km Prologue Individual Time Trial

1. Alex Zülle (Coast) 7min 37.48sec
2. Giuseppe Di Grande (Index Alexia) @ 5.53sec
3. Laurent Dufeaux (Alessio) @ 6.83sec
4. Davide Rebellin (Gerolsteiner) @ 7.06sec
5. Tobias Steinhauser (Gerolsteiner) @ 7.34sec
7. Paolo Savoldelli (Index Alexia) @ 10.9sec
8. Bobby Julich (Telekom) @ 12.12sec
9. Francesco Casagrande (Fassa Bortolo) @ 12.28sec