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April 3/98 8:03 am - Hughes Wins in Australia, UCI Rankings

Posted by Editor on 04/3/98

Hughes Wins in Australia

Clara Hughes, riding for the Saturn team in the Snowy Tour, in Australia, has won the second stage of this stage race. It was a sprint finish, with Hughes‚ Saturn teammate Karen Kurreck taking second and New Zealander Susy Pryde third. Jeanne Longo-Ciprelli of France continues to hold the overall lead, after her first stage breakaway. Lithuanian Rasa Polikeviciute is second at 2:09, and Hughes has moved up from 4th to third (based on time bonuses), at 2:30. Hughes is also second in the Sprint competition. Unfortunately, no word on the rest of the Canadians.

UCI World Mountain Bike Rankings (as of March 28th)

1 Martinez, Miguel * FRA Sunn 1,357.00 points
2 Evans, Cadel * AUS Volvo-Cannondale 1,120.00
3 Pallhuber, Hubert ITA Diamondback 1,033.00
4 Dupouey, Christophe FRA Sunn 963.00
5 Hoydahl, Rune NOR Giant 927.00

16 Hestler, Andreas CAN Volvo-Cannondale 701.00


1 Pezzo, Paola ITA Gary Fisher 1,349.00 points
2 Sydor, Alison CAN Volvo-Cannondale 1,230.00
3 Matthes, Ruthie USA 1,004.00
4 Tomlinson, Lesley CAN Polo Sport 1,001.00
5 De Negri, Nadia ITA Bianchi 989.00

14 Redden, Christina CAN Ritchey 710.00
18 McQuaid, Melanie CAN Rocky Mountain 661.00

Note: Full Canadian rankings to follow


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