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May 27/97 23:12 pm - Buyer's Guide & Site Changes, Beauce, Finistere, Euro News


Posted by Editor on 05/27/97
 

The Buyer's Guide is Up!

The 1997 Canadian Cyclist Buyer's Guide is up and running on our website. Containing nearly 1000 bikes, and fully searchable, it offers you the ability to custom search among the bikes currently available. As far as we know, this is a unique service on the internet. You can reach the Buyer‚s Guide by going to the `97 Buyer‚s Guide button on our homepage, or directly via: www.biketheweb.com We hope that you will find the Buyer‚s Guide useful. We have tested it extensively, but we need your feedback if you come across anything that doesn‚t work properly.


Changes To Our Site

You will find a number of new stories and columns up on our site, be sure to take a look.


GP de Beauce (thanks to J.L. for this info)

Preparations are going well for the 12th edition of the GRAND PRIX DE BEAUCE, June the 17th to the 22nd, to be a huge success.

The volunteers are ready and the sponsors are in. This year again, PROCYCLE has confirmed it's participation as the main sponsor of the event.

On the racing side, the organizers keep receiving confirmation from international teams. After Australia and Switzerland, 5 American teams have confirmed their participation, among them Saturn U.S.A., Colorado cycling team and Jeep Eagle. Talks are going on with two or three other teams from outside Canada. The caliber will be equal and maybe even superior to last year's and 120 racers are expected.

With it's 2.4 international sanction, the GRAND PRIX DE BEAUCE is now THE most important road race in North America.

The president of the event, Denis Levesque, mentioned that only two Canadian teams had confirmed their presence: Everfresh/Radio-Energie from Montreal and Excellence Sports from Quebec. Canadian teams have until June 2nd to register.


Finistere

A note from Wayne Langton (father of national team member Kim Langton): Kim called today to let me know that she bridged across with an American rider to catch up to two riders at the front. The race was 110 km long, they caught the front two at 66 km, widened the gap to 1 minute by the finish, where Kim finished third. This places Kim 4th on G.C. after two stages.


Today is a rest day for the Giro d‚Italia


GP Du Midi Libre, France

Stage 1: Narbonne - Baraqueville (199 km)

1. Laurent Desbiens (France) Cofidis 5:23:00
2. Bo Hamburger (Denmark) TVM at 0:08
3. Luca Gelfi (Italy) Brescialat 0:12
4. Rodolfo Massi (Italy) Casino
5. Jan Ullrich (Germany) Telekom
6. Cedric Vasseur (France) Gan
7. Dariusz Baranowski (Poland) US Postal Service
8. Angel Casero-Moreno (Spain) Banesto
9. Joona Laukka (Finland) Festina
10 Stephane Petilleau (France) TVM all s.t.

GC after Stage 1

1. Laurent Desbiens (France) Cofidis 5:22:50
2. Bo Hamburger (Denmark) TVM at 0:12
3. Luca Gelfi (Italy) Brescialat 0:18
4. Dariusz Baranowski (Poland) US Postal Service 0:21
5. Rodolfo Massi (Italy) Casino 0:22
6. Jan Ullrich (Germany) Telekom
7. Cedric Vasseur (France) Gan
8. Angel Casero-Moreno (Spain) Banesto
9. Joona Laukka (Finland) Festina
10. Stephane Petilleau (France) TVM all s.t.


UCI Road Rankings (as of May 26th)

1. Laurent Jalabert (Fra) 2,465 pts
2. Alex Zulle (Swi) 2,065
3. Bjarne Riis (Den) 1,852
4. Michele Bartoli (Ita) 1,831
5. Johan Museeuw (Bel) 1,704
6. Richard Virenque (Fra) 1,436
7. Abraham Olano (Spa) 1,298
8. Andrea Tafi (Ita) 1,266
9. Andrei Tchmil (Rus) 1,262
10. Tony Rominger (Swi) 1,233
11. Chris Boardman (Gbr) 1,108
12. Davide Rebellin (Ita) 1,093
13. Laurent Dufaux (Swi) 1,029
14. Francesco Casagrande (Ita) 1,008
14. Pavel Tonkov (Rus) 1,008
16. Mauro Gianetti (Swi) 985
17. Luc Leblanc (Fra) 984
18. Andrea Ferrigato (Ita) 981
19. Rolf Sorensen (Den) 970
20. Erik Zabel (Ger) 939
21. Alberto Elli (Ita) 881
22. Viacheslav Ekimov (Rus) 871
23. Fabrizio Guidi (Ita) 864
24. Fabio Baldato (Ita) 796
25. Udo Bolts (Ger) 795

 


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