July 6/97 10:29 am - Cippolini Wins Sprint Finish
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.