Posted by Editor on 06/24/99
Tour of Switzerland
Someone pointed out to us that we missed putting the results for this stage up, so here they are.
Stage 9 - Nauders am Reschenpass to Arosa 169 km
1. Francesco Casagrande (Ita) Vini Caldirola 4:32:20
2. Laurent Dufaux (Sui) Saeco-Cannondale at 0:35
3. Giuseppe Guerini (Ita) Team Deutsche Telekom 0:45
4. Pavel Tonkov (Rus) Mapei-Quick Step 0:48
5. Laurent Jalabert (Fra) ONCE-Deutsche-Bank 1:00
6. Gilberto Simoni (Ita) Ballan-Alessio 1:05
7. Cristian Gasperoni (Ita) Cantina Tollo-Alexia 1:16
8. Armin Meier (Sui) Saeco-Cannondale
9. Philipp Buschor (Sui) Post Swiss Team
10. Sven Montgomery (Sui) Post Swiss Team all s.t.
1. Francesco Casagrande (Ita) Vini Caldirola 30:10:55
2. Laurent Jalabert (Fra) ONCE-Deutsche-Bank at 1:04
3. Gilberto Simoni (Ita) Ballan-Alessio 1:11
4. Laurent Dufaux (Sui) Saeco-Cannondale 1:16
5. Oscar Camenzind (Sui) Lampre-Daikin 1:45
6. Sven Montgomery (Sui) Post Swiss Team 3:57
7. Roberto Shambelluri (Ita) Cantina Tollo-Alexia 4:21
8. Giuseppe Guerini (Ita) Team Deutsche Telekom s.t.
9. Mikel Zarrabeitia (Spa) ONCE-Deutsche-Bank 4:29
10. Pavel Tonkov (Rus) Mapei-Quick Step 4:32
Just so you donÃ¢â‚¬Å¡t get the impression that Canadian races organizers and associations are alone in occasional, shall we say, screwups, we thought you would like to know that the U.S. national ITT championships (supposed to be held today) have been postponed. The reason? Well, it turns out that no one at the USCF (U.S. Cycling Federation) had checked the course in advance and, when they got there (Cincinnati, Ohio), officials were shocked to find out that the race was running on a four lane highway that was not closed to traffic. Therefore, cars and trucks would have been running right next to the riders, with only pylons separating them. The officials refused to allowed the event to happen (a wise move). Canada doesnÃ¢â‚¬Å¡t look so bad now, does it?
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