Posted by Editor on 03/28/98
Criterium International, France
Stage 1 Rabastens to Blaye les Mines, 190.5 km
1. Emmanuel Magnien (Fra) La Francaise des Jeux 5:08:47
2. Stuart O'Grady (Aus) GAN
3. Laurent Roux (Fra) TVM-Farm Frites
4. Mariano Piccoli (Itay) Brescialat
5. Bobby Julich (US) Cofidis all s.t.
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