July 11/98 9:17 am - Giro News, Tour News, World Cup Update
Posted by Editor on 07/11/98
More Giro News (courtesy Nica Lewis, Giro press officer)
What a day yesterday. Crash before the finish that involved all the big name riders, especially Linda. Her back was really hurting her after the race (she had tears in her eyes...) My heart went out to her because she looked so disappointed (and in pain). Then after the race, Italian TV wanted to interview Anna WIlson (the stage winner) and asked me to interpret. Wheeee! I was on tv !!
Anna Wilson, 2:14:46
Jackson +0:36 (37th)
Lisa Robinson +0:36 (55th)
Kim Langton +1:38 (67th)
Kim Langton 52nd
Lisa Robinson 76th
Tour de France
The Tour begins today with the Prologue, the first of 3 stages to be held in Ireland. The 5.6 kilometre Prologue will be held in the heart of Dublin. The first rider will roll down the starting ramp at 10:32 am EDT (3:32 pm local Dublin time). We will give you some updates on the leaders at various points during the day. By the way, it is currently raining in Dublin...
We just spoke with Chrissy Redden (Team Ritchey) from Georgia, where she will be taking part in the World Cup race later today. Chrissy said that the temperatures are not as high as everyone had been expecting (in the high 20â€šs Celcius, rather than mid-30â€šs), and that the course was really fast. Expect news around 3:30 pm EDT from the womenâ€šs race.