Junior Men XC - End of lap 1

Posted by Editor on 9/18/98.

Canadian Ryder Hesjedal continues to storm in the Junior Menís cross-country race. At the end of the first lap he has moved into 5th place, and is still moving up! In first place as the riders crossed the start-finish line, it was Julien Absalon (FRA), Ralf Naf (SUI), Gustav Larsson (SWE), Patrick Bower (USA) and Ryder Hesjedal (CAN). They were coming across with a slight separation between each racer - 22 seconds from 1st to 5th. After that there is bigger gap to Frederic Modin in 6th. Canadians Jean-Francois Laroche and Ricky Federau, who were 33rd and 35th.

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