| The men front runners are the Dutch Maroccan Nourdin Boutkourt, followed by a small group with Jyunichi Nomura (JAP), Sandor Barcza (FRA), Yannick Djouadi (FRA), and Oleksandr Holovnyttskyy (UKR), and 50 seconds thereafter Mario Fattore (ITA).
The women front runners in the race are Tatiana Zhyrkova (RUS) and Monica Casiraghi (ITA).
For the Dutch visitors here the sequence of the first passage by the Dutch team members:
45 min Veron Lust and Edwin v d Loop, then Tom Hendriks, Math Robberts and Wim Epskamp. Edward de Ruiter is missing in the records. The Dutch women: 50 min Prica Vis, then Lies Heijnen, Joke Keuning, Ria Buiten, Lydia Doornbos, and finally Janneke Cazemier.