Junior Men XC - Start of Last lap

Posted by Editor on 9/18/98.

As the riders enter their last lap, Julien Absalon (FRA) continues to lead, having dropped Fredrik Modin (SWE) by 25 seconds. Canadian Ryder Hesjedal looks very smooth, and is only 15 seconds behind Modin - Flash! Hesjedal has just caught second, 1 .5 kilometres into the last lap. American Patrick Bower is still in 4th, but dropping back, now 1 minute behind the leader, with Ralph Naf (SUI) in 5th (1:28 behind Absalon).

Other Canadians; 25th Ricky Federau (5:29 behind), 26th Jean-Francois Laroche (5:35), and 32nd Ryan Dey (6:27). Our next report will be after the race.

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