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March 14/98 14:50 pm - Cactus Update, Paris-Nice

Posted by Editor on 03/14/98

Cactus Cup - Stage 2

Alison Sydor increased her lead in the Cactus Cup offroad stage race by winning her second consecutive stage - the Fatboy Criterium. Run as a Devil-Take-the-Hindmost style event (the last riders in the pack are removed every lap until only a few are left to sprint it out), Sydor grabbed a 30 second time bonus by winning the crit. Lesley Tomlinson finished third, gaining a 15 second bonus, and retaining her second place position in GC. Steve Tilford took the men‚s event, and Johan Malmsten grabbed enough time to replace Chris Sheppard in the GC lead. Sheppard has dropped to third, followed by Andreas Hestler.

Stage 2 - Fat Boy Criterium


1. Alison Sydor (CAN) Volvo-Cannondale
2. Marga Fullana (ESP) Mountain Dew-Specialized
3. Leslie Tomlinson (CAN) Polo Sport
4. Madeleine Lindberg (SWE) Team Crescent
5. Carmen Richardson (USA) Cannondale- Head Shok

GC (after time bonuses)

1. Sydor 34:00
2. Tomlinson at 1:38

3. Fullana 1:41
4. Alla Epinova (RUS) Volvo-Cannondale 2:12
5. Mary Hearn (USA) Polo Sport 2:17


1. Steve Tilford (USA) SRAM
2. Bart Brentjens (NED) Mountain Dew-Specialized
3. Filip Meirhage (BEL) Mountain Dew-Specialized
4. Johan Malmsten (SWE) Team Stevens
5. Bob Roll (USA) Litespeed

GC (after time bonuses)

1. Malmsten 30:18
2. Brentjens at 0:01
3. Chris Sheppard (CAN) Catera-Pure Energy 0:02
4. Andreas Hestler (CAN) Volvo-Cannondale 0:13

5. Peter Swenson (USA) Polo Sport 0:37 Paris-Nice, France

Stage 7 - Sisteron to Cannes, 223 km

1. Andrei Tchmil (Belgium) Lotto-Mobistar 5:24:02
2. Stephane Barthe (Fra) Casino
3. Laurent Jalabert (Fra) ONCE
4. Fabrizio Guidi (Ita) Polti
5. Emmanuel Magnien (Fra) Francaise des Jeux all s.t.


1. Franck Vandenbroucke (Bel) Mapei 27:49:33
2. Laurent Jalabert (Fra) ONCE at 0:40
3. Marcelino Garcia (Spa) ONCE 0:48
4. Alex Zulle (Swi) Festina 0:59
5. Rodolfo Massi (Ita) Casino 1:11


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