Posted by Editor on 07/6/97
There was a massive crash at about 10 k to go, with 50 riders going down, including Alex Zuelle. At least one rider has broken his arm, but Zuelle is apparently okay. The breakaways were caught with less than 8 k to go, setting the stage for a sprint finish, won by Mario Cippollini (Saeco/Cannondale). Final Results Stage 1 1. Mario Cippollini (Ita) 4:39:59 2. Tom Steels (Bel) 3. Frederic Moncassin (Fra) 4. Erik Zabel (Dui) 5. Robbie McEwen (Aus) 6. Adriano Baffi (Ita) all s.t.
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