30th Trofeo Foral de Navarra, Cat 1.4

Spain, April 3, 1998

1997 Results


Francisco Mancebo riding for Banesto won the 30th edition of the Trofeo Comunidad Foral de Navarra. The Trofeo was held today in Estella over a mountainous 186 kms which included 4 mountain climbs. The neo-pro outsprinted Stefano Garzelli (Mercatone) and Davide Rebellin (Polti). This is Mancebo's first race win as a professional.

He explained how he saw the race unfolding: "First it was Olano who broke things up on the flat with 40 kms to go, then it was José Luis Arrieta who imposed a strong rhythm climbing the Lezáun - a category 2 - with 16 kms to go and finally it was Aitor Garmendia who has launched me and has helped me win".

Team ONCE and Euskaltel were very active, with Unai Etxeberría taking the intermediate prizes. Roberto Heras (Kelme) took the mountain prize; Andrei Zinchenko (Seguros Vitalicio) the special sprints; José Luis Arrieta (Banesto) was the first Navarran to come in, sixth, while Banesto won the best team prize.

Mancebo lead a group of 13 riders, which were 6 seconds in front of a trio formed by Mikel Zarrabeitia, Marco Velo and Aitor Garmendia and 3 minutes and 27 seconds ahead of another group of 17 riders which included Claudio Chiappuchi, Fernando Escartín and Abraham Olano, while Ivan Gotti, came in 43rd at 6:10.

Estella, 186 kms:

 1. Francisco Mancebo (Spa) Banesto			     4.48.51 
 2. Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Mercatone Uno-Bianchi		s.t.
 3. Davide Rebellin (Ita) Polti
 4. Roberto Heras (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
 5. Dario Frigo (Ita) Saeco
 6. José Luis Arrieta (Spa) Banesto
 7. Daniel Clavero (Spa) Vitalicio Seguros
 8. David Etxebarria (Spa) ONCE-Deutsche Bank
 9. José Manuel Uría (Spa) Ros Mary
10. Massimo Donati (Ita) Saeco
11. Luc Leblanc (Fra) Polti)
12. Igor González (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
13. Santi Blanco (Spa) Vitalicio Seguros
14. Mikel Zarrabeitia (Spa) ONCE-Deutsche Bank			0.06
15. Marco Velo (Ita) Mercatone
16. Aitor Garmendia (Banesto)
17. David Latasa (Spa) Banesto					3.27 
18. Claudio Chiappuchi (Ita) Ros Mary
19. Alvaro González (Spa) Euskaltel 
20. Luca Gelfi (Ita) Ros Mary
21. Francisco José Cerezo (Spa) Estepona
22. Massimo Podenzana (Ita) Mercatone Uno-Bianchi 
23. Marco Fincato (Ita) Mercatone Uno-Bianchi 
24. Iñigo Gonzalez Heredia (Spa) Vitalicio Seguros
25. Fernando Escartin Coti (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca 
26. Riccardo Forconi (Ita) Mercatone Uno-Bianchi
27. Abraham Olano Manzano (Spa) Banesto
28. Aitor Osa Eizaguirre (Spa) Banesto
29. Francisco Javier Mauleon Unsain (Spa) ONCE-Deutsche Bank
30. Felice Puttini (Swi) Ros Mary - Amica Chips
31. Vladislav Bobrik (Rus) Riso Scotti-MG
32. Alberto Leanizbarrutia Abaunza (Spa) ONCE-Deutsche Bank
33. Serguei Smetanine (Rus) Vitalicio Seguros
34. Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Euskatel-Euskadi
35. Andrei Zintchenko (Rus) Vitalicio Seguros
36. Joseba Beloki Dorronsoro (Spa) Euskatel-Euskadi
37. Inigo Chaurreau Bernadez (Spa) Euskatel-Euskadi
38. Iñigo Cuesta Lopez De (Spa) ONCE
39. Alberto Lopez De Munain (Spa) Euskatel-Euskadi
40. David Garcia Markina (Spa) Vitalicio Seguros 
41. Inaki Aiarzaguena Urkidi (Spa) Euskatel-Euskadi
42. Prudencio Indurain Larraya (Spa) Vitalicio Seguros
43. Ivan Gotti (Ita) Saeco-Cannondale
44. Vicente Aparicio Vila (Spa) Vitalicio Seguros 
45. Jose Luis Rubiera Vigil (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
46. Ramon Gonzalez Arrieta (Spa) Euskatel-Euskadi
47. Ermanno Brignoli (Ita) Riso Scotti-MG
48. Stefano Checchin (Ita) Mercatone Uno-Bianchi
49. David Etxebarria Alkorta (Spa) ONCE-Deutsche Bank
50. Daniel Atienza Urendeze (Spa) Polti 			9.33
51. Bingen Fernandez Bustinza (Spa) Euskatel-Euskadi           11.54
52. Nicola Miceli (Ita) Riso Scotti-MG
53. Arsenio Gonzalez Gutierrez (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
54. Francisco Cabello Luque (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
55. Juan Carlos Dominguez (Spa) Vitalicio Seguros
56. Jose Maria Jimenez Sastre (Spa) Banesto
57. Maurizio Molinari (Ita) Ros Mary - Amica Chips
58. Ricardo Otxoa (Spa) ONCE-Deutsche Bank

Started 97
Finished 58

Other Classifications

Mountains: Roberto Heras (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca

Meta Volantes: Unai Etxebarria (Spa) Euskatel-Euskadi

Sprints: Andrei Zintchenko (Rus) Vitalicio Seguros

Teams: Banesto 14.26.39

Complete results from my friend Fernando Ferrari, Meta2Mil