Posted by Editor on 04/5/98
Museeuw Wins Flanders
Johann Museeuw (Mapei) was the strongest rider at the Tour of Flanders today, breaking away on the Tenbosse climb with 17 kilometres to go, and winning by 1 minute (his third victory in this race). He had a slight scare early in the race, when he went down in a crash, but his team quickly brought him back to the front.
In a shocking related story - retired former world champion Rudy Dhaenens was critically injured in a car crash on his way to the finish of the race. He is reported to be in a coma.
Brugge to Ninove, 277 km
1. Johan Museeuw (Bel) Mapei-Bricobi 6:47:41
2. Stefano Zanini (Ita) Mapei-Bricobi at 0:58
3. Andrei Tchmil (Bel) Lotto-Mobistar
4. Emmanuel Magnien (Fra) La Francaise des Jeux
5. Peter Van Petegem (Bel) TVM
6. Viatcheslav Ekimov (Rus) US Postal all s.t.
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