Grand Prix Primavera - Spain

AMOREBIETA, Spain (Cat 1.3) - Grand prix Primavera 196 km:

 1. Mauro Gianetti (Sch) Team Polti     4.46.05  (41,107 km/h)
 2. Pascal Richard (Sch) MG-Technogym    + 0.17
 3. Piotr Ugrumov (Rus) Roslotto-ZG        s.t.
 4. Jose Maria Jimenez (Spa) Banesto     + 0.29
 5. Eugeni Berzin (Rus) Gewiss           + 0.32
 6. Federico Echave (Spa) Mapei            s.t.
 7. Melchor Mauri (Spa) Once               s.t.
 8. Roberto Petito (Ita) Saeco           + 0.43
 9. Udo Bolts (Ger) Telekom              + 1.21
10. Roberto Heras (Spa) Kelme              s.t.
34. Tony Rominger (Sch) Mapei            + 3.58
35. Luc Leblanc (Fr, Team Polti)
38. Miguel Indurain (Spa) Banesto          s.t.

Race Report

Gianetti attacked 20km from the finish. Last year's winner Laurent Jalabert abandoned the race. It's said it's not a cause for concern -- he has not yet recovered from his efforts in the Tour of the Basque Country. Rominger, Indurain, Olano, Frattini, Fondriest, Gontchenkov, Bugno, Fr. Casagrande, and Zulle were also down to ride. Indurain, incidentally, is to pass on Liege-Bastogne-Liege and go for the Tour of Aragon (17-20 April).