Sunday, March 11, 2007

Jimmy Casper on a roll

Former 2-time Lanterne Rouge Jimmy Casper, riding for, won the overall victory Sunday in the 3-stage Driedaagse West-Vlaanderen.

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Paris-Nice has begun, after all!

Former Lanterne Rouge Sébastien Joly of Francaise de Jeux has taken third in the Paris-Nice Prologue just two seconds behind the winning time of David Millar! Daily Peleton called it an "unexpected great ride".

In other news, another former Lanterne Rouge Danilo DiLuca of Liquigas won Milano-Torino, the oldest of the Italian classic races.

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Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Former Lanternes Rouges in cycling news

From Cycling News:

"Filippo Pozzato (Francaise des Jeux) has won the Omloop Het Volk, the unofficial start of the classics season. The Italian sprinted into the lead in the last 300 m to win the 200-km race in 5:04:38."


"Frenchman Jimmy Casper has won the first Walloon race of the season, the Memorial Samyn - Fayt-le-Franc, winning the sprint of a large group. ... In the sprint, Casper was first to cross the finish line ahead of Gilbert, who occupied the second spot last year as well. Dutchman Bastiaan Giling completed the podium."

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