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May 17/98 13:38 pm - Evans Wins at Plymouth


Posted by Editor on 05/17/98
 

Men‚s World Cup # 5 - Plymouth, England

We just received word from Chrissy Redden (Team Ritchey) on the men‚s World Cup race today in Plymouth, England. After a very fast start, a group of 11 top riders were off the front in a train. Filip Meirhaeghe (Specialized) appeared to be the strongest, attacking a number of times and opening sizable gaps. On the third lap, on a steep, loose descent, there was a large crash, involving many of the frontrunners. Miguel Martinez (Sunn) was hurt badly enough to pull out of the race immediately, and Meirhaeghe lost many places, eventually finishing 17th. When the riders got themselves sorted out again, there were 6 left at the front - Cadel Evans, Bas Van Dooren, Christophe Sauser, Gregory Vollet, Hubert Pallhuber and Patrick Tolhoek. World Cup overall leader Evans was the obvious favourite, and he did not disappoint. Van Dooren had a clear lead for second, while 3rd and 4th came down to a sprint between Sauser and Vollet, with the former winning. The top Canadian was Andreas Hestler (Volvo-Cannondale) in 27th. A bit of a disappointment, but Chrissy said that he had a terrible start, well back in the 50‚s, and just kept steadily improving all race, picking off 5 or 6 places every lap.

The World Cup takes a break now until July (Canmore). Chrissy will be taking a few days of well deserved holiday in England before heading back to Canada. She says that she gets to spend two weeks at home before heading out on the road again. We would like to thank Chrissy for taking the time to telephone us each and every weekend and give us an insider‚s report on the World Cup.

PositionNameCountryTeamTimeTime BehindPoints
       
1EVANS Cadel *AUS VOLVO/CANNONDALE 2:19:17.77 100
2VAN DOOREN BasNED BE-ONE 2:19:30.69 12.9293
3SAUSER Christophe *SUI DIAMONDBACK 2:19:44.6126.8487
4VOLLET GrégoryFRA GIANT 2:19:44.6726.9082
5PALLHUBER HubertITA DIAMONDBACK 2:20:27.54 1:09.7778
6TOLHOEK PatrickNED BE-ONE 2:20:54.60 1:36.8375
7CHIOTTI JeromeFRA TEAM GT 2:21:33.80 2:16.0372
8TCHERKASSOV PavelRUS DIAMONDBACK 2:21:40.48 2:22.7170
9ARNOULD DominiqueFRA K2 BIKE 2:21:53.41 2:35.6368
10WABEL BeatSUI K2 BIKE 2:22:01.06 2:43.2966
11DUPOUEY ChristopheFRA SUNN 2:22:06.93 2:49.1665
12FRISCHKNECHT ThomasSUI RITCHEY 2:22:09.83 2:52.0664
13ORCEL DavidFRA TEAM SUNN 2:22:11.66 2:53.8963
14BINKERT MarkusSUI PARKPRE 2:22:26.95 3:09.1862
15AGERGAARD JesperDEN BE-ONE 2:22:45.49 3:27.7261
16KLUGE MikeGER FOCUS 2:23:27.35 4:09.5860
17MEIRHAEGHE FilipBEL MT DEW/SPECIALIZ 2:23:44.60 4:26.8259
18BERNER RalphGER THE GREENERY/HAW 2:23:52.33 4:34.5658
19KORINEK RadimCZE CESKA SPORITELNA 2:24:14.79 4:57.0257
20HELLER MarcelSUI UNIVEGA-DESCENTE 2:24:33.81 5:16.0456
       
27HESTLER AndreasCAN VOLVO/CANNONDALE 2:26:26.13 7:08.3549
       
47GROVER Neil *CAN ROCKY MOUNTAIN 2:30:56.19 11:38.4229
       
81HURLEY BillCAN ORYX-PROCYCLE 2:44:21.55 25:03.78

 


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