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September 6/97 3:40 am - Women's International Tour, Tour de l'Avenir


Posted by Editor on 09/6/97
 

We are still in Anaheim at the Interbike trade show, so be sure to check out the coverage on our Interbike `97 page. International Women‚s Grand Prix (thanks to J.L.) American cyclists dominated the first stage of the International Women's Grand Prix of Canada taking 3 of the 5 first places of the 100 km road race held near Granby, Quebec. Kendra Wenzel, of the Saeco Timex team, (2 hrs, 34 min. 19 secs) beat Dede Demet, also of the United States, following a hard sprint involving 3 cyclists. Russian Valentina Gerassimova finished in 3rd place. The first 3 were amongst a small pack of 8 riders who got away after the first of 2 major hills in Frelighsburg. Tour de l‚Avenir, France Stage 1, Ploudaniel - Vannes, 200 km 1. Charles Guilbert (Fra) Mutuelle 4:54:17 2. Erwan Mentheour (Fra) Francaise des Jeux s.t. 3. Steven De Jongh (Ned) TVM at 2:21 4. Cyril Bos (Fra) Gan 2:23 5. Niki Aebersold (Swi) Post Swiss 3:32 6. Olivier Perraudeau (Fra) 7. Stefan Van Dyk (Ned) 8. Damien Nazon (Fra) Francaise des Jeux 9. Martin Meller (Ger) 10. Henk Vogels (Australia) Gan all s.t. 38 WALTERS Mark CAN CANADA 66 BERNARD Alexandre CAN CANADA 81 HENDERSON Rodney CAN CANADA 98 BELZILE Guillaume CAN CANADA 132 MORISSETTE Sébastien CAN CANADA 135 RANDELL Andrew CAN CANADA all s.t. GC 1. Erwan Mentheour (Fra) Francaise des Jeux 5:01:10 2. Charles Guilbert (Fra) Mutuelle at 0:11 3. Steven De Jongh (Ned) TVM 2:26 4. Cyril Bos (Fra) GAN 2:36 5. David Millar (Gbr) Cofidis 3:29 6. Rafael Díaz Justo (Spa) Once 3:36 7. Luis Pérez (Spa) ONCE 3:37 8. Christophe Bassons (Fra) Festina 3:40 9. Henk Vogels (Aus) GAN 3:41 10. David Canada (Spa) Once s.t. 100 WALTERS Mark CAN CANADA at 4:13 110 BELZILE Guillaume CAN CANADA 4:18 119 RANDELL Andrew CAN CANADA 4:22 129 HENDERSON Rodney CAN CANADA 4:29 133 MORISSETTE Sébastien CAN CANADA 4:34 138 BERNARD Alexandre CAN CANADA 4:55

 

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