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Trophée des Grimpeurs Men 2003

 

Photos © by Pete Geyer, all rights reserved.

 

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Members of the Colombian team, 05 Orbitel, were very active on the climbs.

 

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This group appeared to be performing a dance number from "West Side Story" while climbing the Côte de l'Ermitage.

 

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Jerome Pineau (Brioches La Boulangère) had a very strong outing, finishing third.

 

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Christophe Moreau (Crédit Agricole), looking for someone else to take a turn at the front.

 

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Due to illness, defending champion Sylvain Chavanel (Brioches La Boulangère) didn't have his best day and had to drop out.

 

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The "Baker Boys" (here, Emmanuel Magnien) were very active on the day.

 

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Richard Virenque (Quick.Step-Davitamon) and Laurent Brochard (AG2R Prevoyance) on the Côte de l'Ermitage.

 

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The absence of Jan Ullrich didn't prevent Virenque from practicing his version of "The Look".

 

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Frank Pencole (MBK Oktos) leads this group up the climb and eventually finished in 6th place.

 

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Didier Rous (Brioches La Boulangère) got back to the lead group and then was gone off the front in impressive fashion for his second win in this event in three years.

 

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Christophe Moreau (Crédit Agricole) made an impressive solo run late to finish 9th.

 

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With Rous' lead secure, the race was on for the other podium spots.

 

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Richard Virenque (Quick.Step-Davitamon) enjoyed his last day of racing without a helmet and finished in 13th place.

 

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Virenque and Carlos Dacruz (FDJeux.com) at the top of the climb with two laps to go.

 

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Chase group containing Virenque, Bouyer,
Dacruz, Brochard, and others descends the
Côte de l'Ermitage with one lap to go.

 

Trophée des Grimpeurs Men
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