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July 23/97 22:04 pm - Tour, Canada Cup #5


Posted by Editor on 07/23/97
 

You will notice that we are late getting our Tour results up today - sorry, we had a computer meltdown. However, everything is back to normal now, so tomorrows coverage will be as timely as usual. Stage 16, Morzine to Fribourg - 181 km Details - 2 Cat 3 climbs and 1 Cat 1, 2 sprints 1 MENGIN Christophe 4:30:11 2 VANDENBROUCKE Franck 3 VIRENQUE Richard 4 PIEROBON Gianluca 5 DUFAUX Laurent 6 CASAGRANDE Francesco 7 OLANO Abraham 8 BOLTS Udo 9 PANTANI Marco 10 RODRIGUES Orlando 11 ULLRICH Jan all s.t. 39 RIIS Bjarne at 6:12 41 ZABEL Erik 21:55 GC 1 ULLRICH Jan 81:29:10 2 VIRENQUE Richard at 6:22 3 PANTANI Marco 10:13 4 ESCARTIN Fernando 16:05 5 OLANO Abraham 16:40 6 CASAGRANDE Francesco 17:14 7 RIIS Bjarne 18:07 8 JIMENEZ Jose Maria 23:42 9 CONTI Roberto 28:20 10 DUFAUX Laurent 29:46 Climbers (Overall) 1 VIRENQUE 527 points 2 ULLRICH 324 3 CASAGRANDE 259 Sprinters (Overall) 1 ZABEL 288 points 2 MONCASSIN Frederic 195 3 BLIJLEVENS Jeroen 168 Canada Cup #5 Update We now have some more details on the Cross-country races (held Sunday). In the Junior Expert race Ryder Hesjdahl was dominant from the gun - for most of the race he was out of sight of the rest of the field - this win gives him 4 out of 5 victories for the series. In the Senior womens race, the expected battle between Melanie McQuaid and Melanie Dorion did not materialize, when McQuaid did not start strongly and eventually dropped out. The Rocky rider blamed her poor showing on fatigue after travelling all season on the World Cup circuit. Dorion, on the other hand, looked very strong and said that she had no trouble in the 32 degree heat: ≥ the course was well balanced between open ground and shade, so we could recover in the woods.≈ Trish Sinclair put in a very steady performance to take second place, while Christine Platt rounded out the top three. The Senior men≠s event winner was Rocky rider Neil Grover, who has had a long drought from the podium. He was at the front almost from the beginning, challenged by Eric Tourville, until Tourville suffered a broken saddle with 2 1/2 laps to go. The Oryx rider managed to finish, but dropped to fourth place. Peter Wedge and Seamus McGrath, victims of disqualification at Canada Cup #3 in Bromont, moved up steadily through the ranks to take second.and third respectively. In the Dual Slalom Elladee Brown beat out her main rival Daamian Skelton for the women, while Pete Zablotny was the beneficiary of a crash by frontrunner Andrew Shandro. Shandro had crashed 200 metres from the line in the downhill to lose that race, and then crashed again in the first Dual Slalom run, losing so much time that his second run win wasn≠t enough to beat Zablotny. ≥I guess this just wasn≠t my weekend≈, said Shandro. Tony Perjeril won the Junior event. We will be posting complete results for the cross-country events over the next few days. With over 900 participants it will take us a little while to format everything properly! Check back to Daily News regularly. There have been lots of Forum postings and Classifieds going up recently - drop by these sections to see what you might be missing, and send us your Classifieds and Links.

 


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