1996 Reports and Results
Race Distance - 234 kms:
1. Davide Rebellin (Ita) FDJ, 234 km in 5.47.22 (39.727 km/h) 2. Alexander Gontchenkov (Rus) Roslotto 3. Stefano Colagè (Ita) Refin 4. Maurizio Fondriest (Ita) Cofidis 5. Gianluca Bortolami (Ita) Festina 6. Rolf Sörensen (Den) Rabobank 7. Beat Zberg (Sch) Mercatone 8. Jens Heppner (Ger) Telekom 9. Richard Virenque (Fra) Festina 10. Giuseppe Tartaggia (Ita) Batik 11. Christophe Mengin (Fra) FDJ 12. Jon Odriozola (Spa) Batik 13. Andrea Tafi (Ita) Mapei 14. Maximilian Sciandri (Gbr) FDJ 15. Andrea Noe (Ita) Asics 16. Alberto Elli (Ita) Casino 17. Laurent Brochard (Fra) Festina 18. Erik Dekker (Ned) Rabobank. 19. Laurent Jalabert (Fra) Once 20. Frank Vandenbroucke (Bel) Mapei 21. Yvon Ledanois (Fra) Gan 22. Laurent Dufaux (Sch) Festina 23. Fabrice Gougot (Fra) Casino 24. Peter Farazijn (Bel) Lotto 25. Andrea Peron (Ita) FDJ 26. Laurent Roux (Fra) TVM 27. Mikel Zarrabeitia (Spa) Once 28. Udo Bölts (Ger) Telekom 29. Paolo Valoti (Ita) Polti 30. Fernando Escartin (Spa) Kelme 31. George Totchnig (Aut) 32. Thomas Fleisher (Ger) 33. Stephane Heulot (Fra) 34. Angel Luis Casero (Spa) 35. Aitor Garmendia (Spa) 36. Abraham Olano (Spa) Banesto 37. Felix Garcia (Spa) 38. Roberto Petito (Ita) 39. Massimo Podensana (Ita) 40. Didier Rous (Fra) all s.t. 41. Roberto Conti (Ita) 0.07 42. Micheal Boogerd (Ned) Rabobank 1.41 43. Neil Stephens (Australia) Festina 3.57 44. Manuel Beltran (Spa) 4.38 45. Patrick Jonker (Australia) Rabobank 4.58 46. Eddy Gragus (USA) 5.06 47. Mirko Celestino (Ita) 9.13 48. Cedric Vasseur (Fra) GAN 49. Luis Santamaria (Spa) 50. Frankie Andreu (USA) Cofidis 51. Gerard Rue (Fra) 52. Michael Andersson (Swe) TVM 53. Pascal Chanteur (Fra) 54. Inigo Chaurreau (Spa) 55. Flavio Vanzella (Ita) 56. Enrico Zaina (Ita) 57. Claudio Chiapucci (Ita) Asics 58. Oscar Lopes (Spa) 59. Stefano Garzelli (Ita) 60. Bobby Julich (USA) 61. Axel Merckx (Bel) Polti 62. Bruno Cenghialta (Ita) 63. Erik Breukink (Ned) Rabobank 64. Wilfried Peeters (Bel) Lotto 65. Paul van Hyfte (Bel) 66. Jean-Cyril Robin (Fra) 67. Stefano Cattai (Ita) 68. Stefano Chechin (Ita) 70. Francisco Cabello (Spa) 71. Daniel Atienza (Swi) 72. Inaki Ayarsaguena (Spa) 73. Peter Luttenberger (Swi) 74. Davic Extebarria (Spa) ONCE 75. Roberto Laiseka (Spa) 76. Andrea Ferrigato (Ita) 77. Oscar Pozzi (Ita) 78. Daniele Nardello (Ita) 79. Simone Borgheresi (Ita) 80. Andre Tchmil (Rus) Lotto 81. Michele Bartoli (Ita) 82. Luca Scinto (Ita) all at 9.13 83. Guiseppe Calcaterra (Ita) 14.25 84. Sergio Barbero (Ita) 85. Jose Manuel Uria (Spa) 86. Darren Baker (USA) 87. Nicola Loda (Ita) 88. Christopher Boardman (GB) GAN 89. Andrei Zintsjenko (Rus) 90. Andrea Chiurato (Ita) 91. Marcello Siboni (Ita) 92. Carlo Marino Bianchi (Ita) 93. Rodolfo Massi (Ita) 94. Philipp Buschor (Swi) 95. Christian Salvato (Ita) all at 14.25 187 starters, 95 finishers
World cup standings:
1. Rolf Sörensen (Den) Rabobank 212 pts 2. Michele Bartoli (Ita) MG 196 3. Beat Zberg (Sch) Mercatone 120 4 Laurent Jalabert (Fra) Once 114 5. Andrej Tchmil (Ukr) Lotto 104 6. Davide Rebellin (Ita) FDJ 101 7. Erik Zabel (Ger) Telekom 100 8. Bjarne Riis (Den) Telekom 100 9. Frederic Guesdon (Fra) FDJ 100 10. Davide Casarotto (Ita) Scrigno 98 11. Johan Museeuw (Bel) Mapei 95 12. Jo Planckaert (Bel) Lotto 94 13. Frederic Moncassin (Fra) Gan 94 14. Andrea Tafi (Ita) Mapei 90 15. Maximilian Sciandri (Gbr) FDJ 81
ReportItalian Davide Rebellin won the sprint finish to the 234 km San Sebastian Classic World Cup race on Saturday.
Alexander Gonchenkov of Russia finished a close second, followed by Italian Stefano Colage in third.
Spanish rider Inaki Aiarzaguena attempted an early break but was chased down by the pack which included Rebellin, Frenchman Laurent Jalabert, Laurent Dufaux of Switzerland and Italian pair Andrea Tafi and Alberto Elli.
The group stayed together until the sprint finish where Rebellin prevailed.
Dane Rolf Sorenson finished sixth to go top of the World Cup standings.
The parcours in the final parts of the San Sebastian Classic was changed. Last year, the top of the Jaikibel was only 30 kilometers from the finishing line. This year there was more than 78 kilometers left to ride after this climb. The final section is part of the parcours of the World Championship in October; the riders had ride this section three times for the Classic.
Snippets about the Race- German rider Jan Ullrich, Italian Marco Pantani and Danish Bjarne Riis will not be at the start line at la Clásica Ciclista San Sebastián-San Sebastián, a World Cup race, which will be disputed tomorrow. After the team meeting this afternoon, the sport directors for Telekom & Mercatone Uno have confirmed the absence of this riders, some of the most important players at the last Tour de France. Their absence should leave the door open for a victory by cyclists like Abrahan Olano, Fernando and José María Jiménez, who also finished the Tour in good placings.
- Marco Pantani will not be riding la Classica di San Sebastian. The captain of team Mercatone Uno is suffering from bronchitis and the doctor has prescribed 3-4 days off the bike. The team leader for La Clasica will be Beat Zberg, with Podenzana as second.
- Francesco Casagrande will not be attending either, as he is suffering from injuries on his knee which he suffered at Matteotti, he shoudl re-enter competition for the Rochester International Classic on August 17. Also in doubt for Saeco will be Giorgio Furlan, who's having problem with a knee, so the team leader for La Clasica will be Roberto Petito.
- In 1984 Rafael Garcia from Team Dormilón, was away in a solo escape for 161km. In Azpeitia he had an 11 minute advantage over the peloton, which was taking it easy. But when the peloton decided to get going, the difference dissapeared, Garcia was caught and to make things worst, he came to the finish line 15 minutes behind.
- Also in 1974, Team Hueso showed up with the first rider from Israel in their leneup. His name was Yehuda Gershoni and in addition to his sport director, Miguel Moreno, nobody had ever heard of him. He finished alone at 14 minutes from the winner.
- To get to Biarritz and participate in la Clásica of 1987, Team PDM, with Pedro Delgado as their leader, used a private plane, which was from the company, Phillips. Once the race was finished, they got back on the luxurious plane and dissapeared leaving everyone astonished.
- Dutchman, Johan Van de Velde couldn't make it to the 1990 edition because he was in jail due to presummably participating in a robbery with his brother. And this considering that he had taken part in an important breakaway at the Giro d'Italia.
- Pedro Delgado has us accustomed to him being very constant and here is a sample of that: at the 1991 edition, he escaped the peloton six times. He wouldn't me able to capitalize on any of them and finally Bugno would win.
- Who can forget the finish in 1992 amidst infernal conditions. Raúl Alcalá won in the middle of a storm that left San Sebastián in the dark.
- The first Clásica San Sebastián had the smallest amount of participants with only 78 and the largest was in 1989 with 260.
- Also to contrast there are the 175 riders that finished in 1993 and the 36 that finished in 1982. It seems that sometimes to finish can be a triumph.
- When Indurain wanted, nobody could touch him. It would be in the 1990 edition that the biggest difference would be made between winner and pursuiter. Indurain finished 2:44 from his closest chaser, Jalabert.
- In 1994 all the participants of la Clasica seemed to be ina hurry. They covered the more than 200km in 5 hours and 24 minutes at an average speed of 45 km/hr.
- Marino Lejarreta won la Clásica San Sebastián on three ocassions.
TELEKOM: 01 Bolts; 02 Ullrich; 03 Totschnig; 04 Dietz; 05 Heppner; 06 Hundertmarck; 07 Corvers; 08 Kummer MAPEI: 11 Museeuw; 12 Vandenbroucke; 13 Tonkov; 14 Jaskula; 15 Tafi; 16 Mattan; 17 Camenzind; 18 Nardello ONCE: 21 Jalabert; 22 Zarrabeitia; 23 Garmendia; 24 Etxebarria; 25 Leanizbarrutia; 26 Perez; 27 Diaz; 28 Diaz Zabala MG: 31 Bartoli; 32 Baldato; 33 Coppolillo; 34 Finco; 35 Lecchi; 36 Pistore; 37 Scinto; 38 Simoni FESTINA: 41 Virenque; 42 Hervé; 43 Dufaux; 44 Brochard; 45 Stephens; 46 Rous; 47 Bortolami; 48 García Casas POLTI: 51 Merckx; 52 Outschakov; 53 Guerini; 54 Mirko; 55 Chaurreau; 56 Colleoni; 57 Gualdi; 58 Valoti COFIDIS: 61 Julich; 62 Livingston; 63 Fondriest; 64 Andreu; 65 Rivero; 66 Plaza; 67 Desbiens; 68 Van Bel Ver FRANÇAISE: 71 Gianetti; 72 Heulot; 73 Sciandri; 74 Rebellin; 75 Peron; 76 Vanzella; 77 Mengin; 78 Guesdon ROSLOTTO: 81 Konyshev; 82 Gontchenkov; 83 Fincato; 84 Ferrigato; 85 Djavanian; 86 Kokorine; 87 Sgnaolin; 88 Zen GAN: 91 Boardman; 92 Hubert; 93 Ledanois; 94 Lemarchand; 95 Rue; 96 Simon; 97 Sunderland; 98 Vasseur TVM: 101 Anderson; 102 Den Bakken; 103 Van Dyck; 104 Ivanov; 105 Klaergaard; 106 Van Petegem; 107 Petilleau; 108 Roux SAECO: 111: Casagrande; 112 Petito; 113 Furlan; 114 Frigo; 115 Fidanza; 116 Buschor; 117 Fornaciari; 118 Rgez. Molina RABOBANK: 121 Sorensen; 122 Luttenberger; 123 Breukink; 124 Dekker; 125 Yonker; 126 Boogerd; 127 Moerenhout; 128 Piziks CASINO: 131 Richard; 132 Massi; 133 Saligari; 134 Gougot; 135 Elli; 136 Chanteur; 137 Bordenave; 138 Lefevre BATIK: 141 Cenghialta; 142 Chiurato; 143 Odriozola; 144 Meier; 145 Spezialetti; 146 Stocco; 147 Tartaggia; 148 Volpi BANESTO: 151 Olano; 152 Jiménez; 153 Blanco; 154 Beltrán; 155 Arrieta; 156 Casero; 157 Osa; 158 Uriarte LOTTO: 161 Tchmil; 162 Planckaert; 163 Farazijn; 164 Madouas; 165 Wauters; 166 Verbrougghe; 167 Van Hifte; 168 Teteriouk US POSTAL: 171 Ekimov; 172 Hamilton; 173 Jemison; 174 Baker; 175 Gragus; 176 Brozuna; 177 Lupeikis; 178 Teutenberg ASICS: 181 Chiappucci; 182 Zaina; 183 Shefer; 184 Simeoni; 185 Pozzi; 186 Bianchi; 187 Noe; 188 Bellini REFIN: 191 Ouslamine; 192 Puttini; 193 Steinhauser; 194 Piepoli; 195 Colage; 196 Bettin; 197 Aggiano; 198 Salvato KELME: 201 Escartin; 202 Cabello; 203 Serrano; 204 Vidal; 205 Gonzalez; 206 Heras; 207 Rubiera; 208 Botero MERCATONE UNO: 211 Pantani; 212 Podenzana; 213 Zberg; 214 Pellicioli; 215 Garzelli; 216 Borgheresi; 217 Conti; 218 Siboni EUSKADI: 221 García; 222 Alvaro Gonzalez Galdeano; 223 Igor Gonzalez Galdeano; 224 Aiarzaguena; 225 Solaun; 226 Lopez Uriarte; 227 Laiseka; 228 Gonzalez de Heredia TOSKAF: 231 D.Clavero; 232 Uria; 233 Kikuta; 234 Anguita; 235 Smetanine; 236 Zintchenko; 237 Santamaria; 238 A.Clavero
San Sebastian PreviewLaurent Jalabert will be looking to continue his run of good form in Saturday's 234-km San Sebastian Classic -- the first World Cup race after the summer tours.
The Frenchman, currently third in the World Cup standings, was points winner in the Castilla y Leon Tour which ended on Thursday in central Spain and is a firm favourite to take the World Cup event in Spain's Basque region.
He trails Italian sprinter Michele Bartoli and Denmark's Rolf Sorensen in the standings but could make up ground if he attacks on the steep Jaizkibel peak 140 kms into the race.
Despite being below his best in the mountain stages of the Tour de France, Jalabert will have a clear advantage over his main rivals in the climbs.
``There is the big hill in the middle then the lap to the end...my favourite for the individuals would be Jalabert because he is a sprinter,'' Alain Gallopin, director of the La Francaise des Jeux, said. ``He's certainly looking strong.''
Another strong contender is Olympic silver medallist Abraham Olano. He was at the peak of his form until a fall in a criterium race shortly before the Tour de France.
Olano, who is better equipped to win one-day events, should get a big boost from his hometown support in San Sebastian.
World champion and World Cup holder Johan Museeuw of Belgium was plagued by bad luck in the spring races and will be looking to regain ground as he bids for a third win in the series.
Denmark's Bjarne Riis, who won the Amstel Gold World Cup race in April, will skip San Sebastian along with Tour de France winner Jan Ullrich. Both have decided they need a rest.