News for January 27
Team Rabobank 1996:
* Staying (from Team Novell):
Viatjeslav Ekimov (Rus)
Arvis Piziks (Let)
Michael Blaudzun (Den)
Henk Vogels (Austr)
Leon van Bon (Ned)
Erik Dekker (Ned)
Michael Boogerd (Ned)
Edwig van Hooydonck (Bel)
Adrie van der Poel (Ned, ex-Collstrop)
Richard Groenendaal (Ned, ex-American Eagle)
Rolf S=F6rensen (Den, ex-MG Technogym)
Johan Bruyneel (Belg, ex-Once)
Erik Breukink (Ned, ex-Once)
Jan Boven (Ned)
Danny Nelissen (Ned)
Koos Moerenhout (Ned)
Aart Vierhouten (Ned)
Marcel Luppes (Ned)
Robbie McEwen (Aus)
Theo de Rooy, Adrie van Houwelingen and Joop Zoetemelk.
* Leaving (from Team Novell):
Rob Mulders (Collstrop)
Gerrit de Vries (Polti)
Eddy Bouwmans (Foreldorado)
Frederic Moncassin (Gan)
Dimitri Nelubin (EDM)
Dainis Ozols (?)
Sven Teutenberg (US Postal)
Marc Wauters (Lotto)
Alain VandenBossche (retired)
Djamolidine Abdujaparov (Ceramiche Refin)
Frans Maassen (retired)
Fabiani Luperini joins Top Italian Club
FORLI (Italy) - Fabiana Luperini has started her training
programme. She rides two or three hours every day, and also puts
in time with the other Polisportiva Gelati Sanson Edera-Forl=EC
Fabiana has four main goals this year: Giro, Nationals, Tour and
Worlds at Lugano.
La Cristofoli will skip the Giro in order to prepare for the
Olympics where she will ride the points race.
Looking towards Atlanta will also be la Bonanomi and Alessandra
Cappellotto, who also hope to be on the podium at the Nationals.
La Sanson Edera has 13 riders this year, 12 Italians and Laura
Charrameda, from the United States of America, who is one of the
favourites to medal in Atlanta.
Training camp, run by Marino Amadori will be at Castiglione della
Pescaia starting 14 February
Amateur Giro Route Announced
The Rinascita di Ravenna Cycling Club - (who are now organizing
the event for the sixth time) - Presented the course yesterday
morning at the Hotel Fior di Castelfranco, the Giro d'Italia
dilettanti (amateur), celebrating its 26th edition this year.
The race is for the Espoirs category (Under 23) and there will be
Italian Regional teams participating. 15 foreign National Squads
have been invited and there will be 150 corridorii on the start
The Giro is positioned well in the calendar and should see the
best amateurs who will be returning from the European
Championships in Inghilterra scarcely a week previously.
The start is in Rovigo on June 20 with the sign on and welcoming
ceremonies; the prologo goes the next morning.
There are numerous transfers, it will be noted.
Prologo - Rovigo 1,5 km circuit
22 June: Rovigo-Porretta Terme, 152 km;
23: Torretta-Pisa, 128 km;
24: First Half-Stage Santa Maria a Monte-Viareggio, 89 km
Second Half-Stage, crono individuale (ITT) a Viareggio, 22km
25: La Spezia-Lerici, 129 km;
26: Collecchio-Cento, 174 km;
27: Thiene-Madonna di Campiglio, 143 km;
28: Spiazzo-Regnana, 148 km;
29: Centrale-Romano d'Ezzelino, 150 km;
30: Romano d'Ezzelino-Piove di Sacco, 136 km.
Item from Bill Henderson