2001 Tour de Suisse

The 2001 Tour de Suisse was the 65th edition of the Tour de Suisse cycle race and was held from 19 June to 28 June 2001. The race started in Rust and finished in Lausanne.[2] The race has no overall winner. Although Lance Armstrong originally won the event, he was stripped of the title due to violating anti-doping regulations. In 2012, the United States Anti-Doping Agency disqualified him from his results after 1 August 1998.[3] The verdict was confirmed by the Union Cycliste Internationale.

2001 Tour de Suisse
Race details
Dates19–28 June 2001
Stages10
Distance1,412[1] km (877.4 mi)
Winning time35h 00' 06"
Results
  Winner Lance Armstrong (U.S. Postal Service)
  Second  Gilberto Simoni (ITA) (Lampre–Daikin)
  Third  Wladimir Belli (ITA) (Fassa Bortolo)
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TeamsEdit

Seventeen teams of eight riders started the race:[2][4]

RouteEdit

Stage characteristics and winners[2][5][6]
Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner
1 19 June Rust (Germany) 7.9 km (4.9 mi)   Individual time trial   Lance Armstrong (USA)
2 20 June Rust (Germany) to Basel 178.8 km (111.1 mi)   Erik Zabel (GER)
3 21 June Reinach to Baar 162.7 km (101.1 mi)   Gianluca Bortolami (ITA)
4 22 June Baar to Wildhaus 144 km (89.5 mi)   Alexander Vinokourov (KAZ)
5 23 June Widnau/Heerbrugg to Col du Gotthard 220.6 km (137.1 mi)   Dimitri Konyshev (RUS)
6 24 June Mendrisio to Mendrisio 174.5 km (108.4 mi)   Sergei Ivanov (RUS)
7 25 June Locarno to Naters 156.6 km (97.3 mi)   Stefano Garzelli (ITA)
8 26 June Sion to Crans-Montana 25.1 km (15.6 mi)   Individual time trial   Lance Armstrong (USA)
9 27 June Sion to Lausanne 166.8 km (103.6 mi)   Erik Zabel (GER)
10 28 June Lausanne to Lausanne 175.9 km (109.3 mi)   Oscar Camenzind (SUI)

General classificationEdit

Final general classification[2][7][8]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Lance Armstrong (USA) U.S. Postal Service 35h 00' 06"[nb 1]
2   Gilberto Simoni (ITA) Lampre–Daikin + 1' 02"
3   Wladimir Belli (ITA) Fassa Bortolo + 1' 34"
4   Beat Zberg (SUI) Rabobank + 2' 47"
5   Alexander Vinokourov (KAZ) Team Telekom + 2' 48"
6   Georg Totschnig (AUT) Gerolsteiner + 2' 58"
7   Juan Manuel Gárate (ESP) Lampre–Daikin + 3' 30"
8   Manuel Beltrán (ESP) Mapei–Quick-Step + 3' 37"
9   Laurent Jalabert (FRA) CSC–Tiscali + 3' 46"
10   Daniel Schnider (SUI) Française des Jeux + 5' 51"

NotesEdit

  1. ^ In 2012, Lance Armstrong was disqualified from his position in the race. He was stripped of all results after 1 August 1998, as a consequence of the Lance Armstrong doping case.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tour De Suisse (Pro Tour) - Tour of Switzerland". BikeRaceInfo. Retrieved 14 November 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d "65ème Tour de Suisse 2001". Memoire du cyclisme. Archived from the original on 28 October 2004.
  3. ^ "Armstrong perd ses 7 Tours" [Armstrong loses his seven Tours]. L'Équipe (in French). 22 October 2012. Retrieved 14 November 2017.
  4. ^ "Starting List". Cycling News. Retrieved 16 February 2020.
  5. ^ "65th Tour de Suisse - 2.HC". Cycling News. Retrieved 16 February 2020.
  6. ^ "2001 Tour of Switzerland -Tour de Suisse (HC)". BikeRaceInfo. Retrieved 16 February 2020.
  7. ^ "Cycling - Tour de Suisse - 2001 - Detailed results". TheSports.org. Retrieved 14 November 2017.
  8. ^ "2001 Tour de Suisse". First Cycling. Retrieved 14 November 2017.