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June 13/97 7:50 am - Lac St-Jean, Corestates Classic

Posted by Editor on 06/13/97

Tour Cycliste Saguenay - Lac St-Jean (thanks to J.L.) The TOUR CYCLISTE SAGUENAY/LAC ST-JEAN started yesterday with a 182 km road race. Today, Friday, there is an 8km ITT followed, tonight, by a 50 km criterium. Saturday, road race of 171 km and it ends Sunday with a 78 km road race. Yesterday, the veteran cyclist John Harris, from New-Zealand, made his experience talk has he won the first stage of the Tour cycliste Saguenay/Lac St-Jean. About 70 cyclists started this 4 day stage race. 33 year old Harris, from the Toronto Ital-Pasta team, won the final sprint by less than a wheel on Jean-Sebastien Beland of the Everfresh/Radio-Energie team with a time of 4 h. 24 min. 5 secs., an average of 41.4 km/hr. Third went to Andrew Randell from the Espoirs Laval. 9 other cyclists finished 12 seconds behind. In the team standings, Everfresh has a 2 minutes lead on Jeep Eagle. Everfresh had 3 cyclist in the first 10: Beland (2nd), Bergeron (5th) and Beauchamp (7th). 2 other favourites finished 12 seconds from Harris - Michael Barry (Espoirs Laval)and Mark Walters (Jeep Eagle). Corestates Classic, Trenton, N.J. - 145 km (June 12) 1. Jay Sweet (Australia) ZVVZ-Giant-AIS 2. Jacek Mickiewicz Jacek Mroz 3. Julian Dean Shaklee 4. Remigius Lupeikis US Postal 5. George Hincapie US Postal 6. Mike McCarthy Saturn 7. Jan Svorada Mapei 8. Jonas Carney Shaklee 9. Todd Littlehales Navigators 10. Stefano Dante Cantina-Carrier


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