2001 Tour of Flanders

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Race details
Dates 8 April 2001
Stages 1
Distance 269 km (167.1 mi)
Winning time 6h 10' 23"
  Winner  Gianluca Bortolami (ITA) (Tacconi Sport-Vini Caldirola)
  Second  Erik Dekker (NED) (Rabobank)
  Third  Denis Zanette (ITA) (Liquigas)
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The 85th edition of the Tour of Flanders cycling classic in Belgium took place on April 8, 2001. It was won by Italian Gianluca Bortolami before Erik Dekker and Dennis Zanette.


The race started on the Market Square in Bruges and finished in Meerbeke, covering 269 km.

There were sixteen categorized climbs:

Race Summary[edit]

Cycling News remarked that Bortolami won the race by outfoxing the favorites:

Tacconi-Sport's Gianluca Bortolami has won the 85th Ronde van Vlaanderen, beating Erik Dekker (Rabobank) and Denis Zanette (Liquigas) in an eight man sprint. The former World Cup winner rode an intelligent race, saving everything for the finale while the stronger riders wore each other out. He also profited from the lack of co-operation between the favourites (Tchmil, Museeuw, Bartoli, Vainsteins etc.), who were in a chasing group but not willing to close it down.[1]

Final standings[edit]

General classification
1. Gianluca Bortolami 6h10'23’’
2. Erik Dekker m.t.
3. Denis Zanette m.t.
4. Rolf Sörensen m.t.
5. Daniele Nardello m.t.
6. Chris Peers m.t.
7. Maximilian Sciandri m.t.
8. Ludo Dierckxsens m.t.
9. Andreï Tchmil 0'19
10. Romans Vainsteins m.t.
11. Nico Mattan m.t.
12. Steffen Wesemann m.t.
13. George Hincapie m.t.
14. Gabriele Balducci m.t.
15. Michele Bartoli m.t.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "www.cyclingnews.com world cup cycling". Archived from the original on 2009-05-14. Retrieved 2009-04-08.