Wins for Fedrigo and Tonkov

Away from the Giro, the big winners on Sunday are Pierrick Fedrigo at the Four Days of Dunkirk and P

Away from the Giro, the big winners on Sunday are Pierrick Fedrigo at the Four Days of Dunkirk and P



Bouygues Telecom’s Pierrick Fedrigo won the Four Days of Dunkirk when he finished in the pack behind final stage winner Adam Wadecki in Dunkirk this afternoon.

The stage concluded with six laps of a finishing circuit around Dunkirk, but as usual the stage in the flatlands close to the Flemish border produced no overall changes despite attempts by Cofidis and Ag2r to trouble Fedrigo and deny the sprinters.

After a six-rider break was caught 8km from the line, the sprinters’ teams took over, and it was Intel-Action’s Wadecki who judged the headwind blowing down the finishing straight best with an attack 100 metres from the line.

Stage 5, Bourbourg-Dunkirk

1 Adam Wadecki (Pol) Intel-Action 165.5km in 3.43.19 (44.47kph)
2 Tomas Vaitkus (Lit) Ag2r
3 Fred Rodriguez (USA) Davitamon-Lotto
4 Crescenzo d’Amore (Ita) Acqua e Sapone
5 Saulius Ruskys (Lit) Agritubel
6 Jimmy Casper (Fra) Cofidis
7 Oleg Grishkine (Rus) Navigators
8 Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) Barloworld
9 Jaroslaw Zarebski (Pol) Intel-Action
10 Javier Benitez (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada

Final overall standings

1 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bouygues Telecom 21.14.55
2 Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) Barloworld 0.12
3 Christophe Moreau (Fra) Crdit Agricole 0.19
4 Petr Bencik (Cze) Ed’System 0.21
5 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) CSC 0.22
6 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Crdit Agricole 0.23
7 Ludovic Turpin (Fra) Ag2r
8 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Franaise des Jeux 0.24
9 Andy Schleck (Lux) CSC 0.26
10 Janek Tombak (Est) Cofidis 0.35

– Pavel Tonkov won this weekend’s Alcobendas Classic, although the 36-year-old Russian had to pull out all the stops to hold off Saunier Duval’s Jos Gomez Marchante in the 14km time trial that decided the race this afternoon. Halfway through the test, Tonkov had lost all of his advantage on the young Spaniard and looked to be slipping into second place, but the veteran responded in the closing kilometres to take the overall prize by a mere three seconds.

The final day’s spoils went, in the morning, to Euskaltel’s David Herrero, who won the sprint in Collado Villalba to give his team a much-needed victory, and, in the afternoon to Liberty Seguros’ Luis Leon Sanchez, who repeated the time trial victory he took last year.

Stage 2, Collado Villalba circuit

1 David Herrero (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 78.4km in 1.44.45
2 Robert Hunter (SA) Phonak
3 Ion Del Rio (Spa) Andalucia-Paul Versan
4 Aaron Kemps (Aus) Liberty Seguros
5 Angel Edo (Spa) Saunier Duval
6 Miguel Angel Martin Perdiguero (Spa) Phonak
7 Jos Ivan Gutierrez (Spa) Illes Balears
8 Luis Perez (Spa) Cofidis
9 Daniel Moreno (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada
10 Yon Bru (Spa) Kaiku

Stage 3, Alcobendas time trial

1 Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Liberty Seguros-Wurth 14km in 17.10
2 Jos Ivan Gutierrez (Spa) Illes Balears 0.08
3 David George (SA) Barloworld 0.14
4 Robert Hunter (SA) Phonak
5 Koen de Kort (Hol) Liberty Seguros 0.22
6 Jos Gomez Marchante (Spa) Saunier Duval 0.24
7 Miguel Angel Martin Perdiguero (Spa) Phonak 0.25
8 Francisco Mancebo (Spa) Illes Balears
9 David Herrero (Spa) Euskaltel 0.32
10 Pavel Tonkov (Rus) LPR 0.33

Final overall standings


1 Pavel Tonkov (Rus) LPR 5.58.12
2 Jos Gomez Marchante (Spa) Saunier Duval 0.03
3 Miguel Angel Martin Perdiguero (Spa) Phonak 0.19
4 Francisco Perez (Spa) Milaneza 0.23
5 Francisco Mancebo (Spa) Illes Balears 0.24
6 Nicolas Fritsch (Fra) Saunier Duval 0.50
7 Luis Perez (Spa) Cofidis 0.56
8 David Herrero (Spa) Euskaltel 0.58
9 Jonathan Gonzalez (Spa) Illes Balears 1.00
10 David George (SA) Barloworld 1.01