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March 12/98 16:19 pm - Paris-Nice, Tirreno-Adriatico

Posted by Editor on 03/12/98

Paris-Nice, France

Stage 5 - Nevers to Col de la Republique, 113 km

1. Franck Vandenbroucke (Bel) Mapei 2:42:08
2. Marcelino Garcia (Spa) ONCE at 0:22
3. Alex Zuelle (Swi) Festina
4. Rodolfo Massi (Ita) Casino
5. Roberto Heras (Spa) Kelme all s.t.


1. Franck Vandenbroucke (Bel) Mapei 17:55:37
2. Laurent Jalabert (Fra) ONCE at 0:44
3. Alex Zulle (Swi) Festina 0:57
4. Marcelino Garcia (Spa) ONCE 1:06
5. Christophe Moreau (Fra) Festina 1:12

Tirreno-Adriatico, Italy

Stage 2, Sorrento-Baia Domizia, 164 km

1. Erik Zabel (Ger) Telekom 4:10:22
2. Jan Svorada (Cze) Mapei
3. Steven De Jongh (Ned) TVM
4. Alessandro Bertolini (Ita) Cofidis
5. Mario Manzoni (Ita) Mobilvetta-Northwave all s.t.


1. Gabriele Balducci (Ita) Scrigno 7:38:12
2. Mario Manzoni (Ita) Mobilvetta-Northwave at 0:03
3. Germano Pierdomenico (Ita) Cantina Tollo 0:04
4. Rolf Sörensen (Den) Rabobank
5. Zbigniew Spruch (Pol) Mapei both s.t.

Note: There are only 51 riders left in the race - a large crash took out 128, who then rode slowly to protest the decision of the officials not to neutralize the race, and finished outside the time limit!


We actually thanked the wrong person yesterday for supplying us with the Qualifying Criteria for the Mountain Bike World's - it was Glenn Meeuwisse, Mountain Bike Rep for the High Performance Committee of the CCA, that sent us the data. Sorry about that Glenn!


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