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2003 Amstel Gold Race (World Cup) results

38th Edition: Sunday, April 20, 2003

Amstel Gold Race podium history | 2004 edition | 2002 edition |

Maastricht - Valkenburg, Netherlands: 250.7 km
Winner's average speed: 37.294 km/hr
197 starters, 122 classified finishers

This will be a leg breaker with a hilltop finish on the Cauberg after a day that totals 31 climbs. This will be an important form test for Lance Armstrong as the Tour de France gets closer. Armstrong has managed 2nd twice in Holland's only Classic.

Can Van Petegem lever his superb form into 3 Classic wins in a row? Rabobank's Michael Boogerd and Oscar Freire as well as Saeco's Di Luca and Celestino will be there to try to deny him that pleasure. Other potential contenders include Erik Zabel (with teamates Cadel Evans and Daniele Nardello), Francesco Casagrande and Davide Rebellin. Erik Dekker will be there. He says it's to support his Rabobank team because he says his form isn't quite up to snuff. You know, just riding with the guys.

The record for wins in the race is Jan Raas who won it 5 times between 1977 and 1982, earning him the nickname "Amstel Gold Raas".

Alexandre Vinokourov wins 2003 Amstel Gold Race

Complete Results:

1 Alexander Vinokourov (Telekom)  6hr 1min 3sec
2 Michael Boogerd (Rabobank)  @ 4 seconds
3 Danilo Di Luca (Saeco) 
4 Davide Rebellin (Gerolsteiner) 
5 Matthias Kessler (Telekom) 
6 Francesco Casagrande (Lampre)  6"
7 Michele Scarponi (Domina Vacanze) 
8 Lance Armstrong (US Postal Service) 8"
9 Angel Vicioso Arcos (ONCE)  12"
10 Igor Astarloa Askasibar (Saeco)  20"
11 Sergey Ivanov (Fassa Bortolo)  31"
12 Gianni Faresin (Gerolsteiner) 
13 Laurent Dufaux (Alessio)  46"
14 Oscar Freire (Rabobank) 
15 Erik Zabel (Telekom) 
16 Michele Bartoli (Fassa Bortolo) 
17 Luca Paolini (Quick Step - Davitamon) 
18 Joaquin Rodríguez Oliver (ONCE) 
19 Frank Vandenbroucke (Quick Step - Davitamon) 
20 Mario Aerts (Telekom) 
21 Dave Bruylandts (Marlux - Wincor - Nixdorf) 
22 Ellis Rastelli (Gerolsteiner) 
23 Denis Lunghi (Alessio) 
24 Raimondas Rumsas (Lampre) 
25 Mirko Celestino (Saeco) 
26 Oscar Pereiro Sio (Phonak) 
27 Laurent Lefevre (Jean Delatour) 
28 Romans Vainsteins (Vini Caldirola) 
29 Marcos Antonio Serrano  (ONCE) 
30 Didier Rous (Brioches La Boulangère) 
31 David Canada  (Quick Step - Davitamon) 
32 Raphael Schweda (Bianchi) 
33 Ivan Basso (Fassa Bortolo)  58"
34 Nicki Sørensen (Team CSC)  1'03"
35 Andrea Noe (Alessio) 
36 Massimo Giunti (Domina Vacanze)  1'09"
37 Axel Merckx (Lotto - Domo)  1'13"
38 Aitor Osa Eizaguirre (Ibanesto.com)  1'26"
39 Fabian Wegmann (Gerolsteiner)  2'53"
40 Scott Sunderland (Fakta)  3'41"
41 Beat Zberg (Rabobank) 
42 René Jørgensen (Fakta) 
43 Björn Leukemans (Palmans - Collstrop) 
44 Viatcheslav Ekimov (US Postal Service) 
45 Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Fakta) 
46 Fabio Sacchi (Saeco) 
47 Frank Høj (Fakta) 
48 Cédric Vasseur (Cofidis) 
49 Martin Elmiger (Phonak) 
50 Médéric Clain (Cofidis) 
51 Alexandr Kolobnev (Domina Vacanze) 
52 Alexandre Moos (Phonak) 
53 Michael Blaudzun (Team CSC) 
54 Geert Verheyen (Marlux - Wincor - Nixdorf) 
55 Kyrylo Pospyeyev (Domina Vacanze) 
56 Volodimyr Duma (Landbouwkrediet) 
57 Pierre Bourquenoud (Jean Delatour) 
58 Fabian De Waele (Palmans - Collstrop) 
59 Ronny Scholz (Gerolsteiner) 
60 Jörg Jaksche (ONCE) 
61 Nico Mattan (Cofidis) 
62 Franck Bouyer (Brioches La Boulangère) 
63 Marc Lotz (Rabobank) 
64 Jurgen Van Goolen (Quick Step - Davitamon) 
65 Udo Bölts (Gerolsteiner) 
66 Koos Moerenhout (Lotto - Domo) 
67 Evgeni Petrov (Ibanesto.com) 
68 Marc Wauters (Rabobank) 
69 Matthé Pronk (Bankgiroloterij) 
70 Miguel Angel Martin Perdiguero (Domina Vacanze) 
71 Eladio Jimenez Sanchez (Ibanesto.com) 
72 Gerben Löwik (Bankgiroloterij) 
73 Maximilian Sciandri (Lampre) 
74 Filippo Pozzato (Fassa Bortolo) 
75 Paolo Bossoni (Vini Caldirola) 
76 Eddy Mazzoleni (Vini Caldirola) 
77 Gianluca Bortolami (Vini Caldirola) 
78 Rolf Aldag (Telekom) 
79 Rik Verbrugghe (Lotto - Domo) 
80 Peter Van Petegem (Lotto - Domo) 
81 Serge Baguet (Lotto - Domo) 
82 Fred Rodriguez (Vini Caldirola) 
83 Andreas Klier (Telekom) 
84 Salvatore Commesso (Saeco) 
85 Cristian Moreni (Alessio)  3'58"
86 Franco Pellizotti (Alessio) 
87 Ruggero Marzoli (Alessio) 
88 Kim Kirchen (Fassa Bortolo)  4'09"
89 Jose Ivan Gutierrez (Ibanesto.com)  4'42"
90 Andrea Ferrigato (Alessio)  5'30"
91 Ruslan Ivanov (Alessio) 
92 Andrej Hauptman (Vini Caldirola) 
93 Jakob Storm Piil (Team CSC) 
94 Dmitri Fofonov (Cofidis) 
95 Alexandr Shefer (Saeco) 
96 José Bento Azevedo Carvalho (ONCE) 
97 Tristan Hoffman (Team CSC) 
98 Aart Vierhouten (Lotto - Domo)  7'17"
99 Bram Schmitz (Bankgiroloterij) 
100 Fränk Schleck (Team CSC) 
101 Bert Hiemstra (Bankgiroloterij) 
102 Christian Vandevelde (US Postal Service)  7'25"
103 Max Van Heeswijk (US Postal Service) 
104 Fabrice Gougot (Phonak) 
105 Roberto Heras  (US Postal Service) 
106 Stefan Kupfernagel (Phonak) 
107 Johan Museeuw (Quick Step - Davitamon) 
108 Marco Milesi (Vini Caldirola) 
109 Thorsten Rund (Bianchi) 
110 Daniele Righi (Lampre) 
111 Juan Antonio Flecha  (Ibanesto.com) 
112 Tom Stremersch (Landbouwkrediet)  8'33"
113 Bram De Groot (Rabobank) 
114 Alessandro Cortinovis (Lampre) 
115 Steven De Jongh (Rabobank) 
116 Benoît Joachim (US Postal Service) 
117 Bekim Christensen (Bianchi) 
118 Stefano Zanini (Saeco) 
119 Sylvain Chavanel (Brioches La Boulangère) 
120 Marcel Strauss (Gerolsteiner) 
121 Emmanuel Magnien (Brioches La Boulangère) 
122 Kurt Van Landeghem (Landbouwkrediet)