September 15/97 23:01 pm - Barry News, Vuelta
Posted by Editor on 09/15/97
Michael Barry Injured
Michael Barry (Junior) is one of the most promising young Canadian roader racers of recent years. Last year, at the age of 21, he went to the Atlanta Olympics, and placed 8th at the Road Worldâ€šs in the Espoirs (under 23) category. Everyone had great expectations for Michael this season, and he seemed to be building nicely towards the Tour de lâ€šAvenir and the Worldâ€šs, until 3 weeks ago at the Tour of Toledo, when he suffered a serious crash. Initially, it just seemed that he was bruised and scrapped, and he even participated in another 360 kilometre stage race. However, x-rays revealed 2 crushed vertebrae. Further, it turned out that he had been racing for much of the season on a broken femur! Michael flew back to Canada from France immediately. Michaelâ€šs father, Mike (keep them straight), told us today at the bike show that Michae is wearing a brace and is expected to make a full recovery.
Vuelta a Espana, Spain
Stage 10, Cordoba to Almendralejo - 224.5 kms
1. PICCOLI, Mariano ITA BRESCIALAT - OYSTER 4:56:22
2. VICARIO, Juan C. ESP ESTEPONA - TOSCAF s.t.
3. SVORADA, Jan CZE MAPEI - GB 0:25
4. CONTE, Biagio ITA SCRIGNO - GAERNE
5. CAMIN, Claudio ITA BRESCIALAT - OYSTER
6. BETTIN, Mauro ITA REFIN - MOBILVETTA
7. PONTIER, FrÃ©dÃ©ric FRA CASINO
8. CHIAPPUCCI,Claudio ITA ASICS - CGA
9. DI BASCO, Alessio ITA SAECO
10. SCHIAVINA, Samuele ITA ASICS - CGA all s.t.
1. ZÃœLLE, Alex SUI ONCE 43:38:57
2. DUFAUX, Laurent SUI LOTUS at 0:32
3. ESCARTIN, Fernando ESP KELME - COSTA BLANCA 2:14
4. MOLLER, Claus M. DEN ESTEPONA - TOSCAF 2:40
5. LEDANOIS, Yvon FRA GAN 3:15
6. CLAVERO, Daniel ESP ESTEPONA - TOSCAF 3:50
7. SERRANO, Marcos A. ESP KELME - COSTA BLANCA s.t.
8. ZAINA, Enrico ITA ASICS - CGA 3:56
9. DE LAS CUEVAS, A. FRA BANESTO 4:27
10. G. GALDEANO, Igor ESP EUSKALTEL - EUSKADI 5:33