1. Steve Hegg Chev-LA Sheriff 18.4 miles in 35:34:31 ** 2. Greg Randolph Motorola + 0.37 3. Frankie Andreau Motorola + 0.43 4. Tyler Hamilton USPS + 1:17 5. Kent Bostick Shaklee + 1:22 6. Clark Sheehan USPS + 1:25 7. Nate Reiss USPS + 1:28 8. Chris Horner Nutra Fig + 1:36 9. Scott Mercer Shaklee + 1:45 10. Scott Mercier Saturn + 1:52 ** = Avg. speed = 31.03 mph
Intending to use the 3,995 kms Giro for training, he said: "I have so much to catch up, and it is very difficult to do in this race."
Commenting on the rest of the season and participating in the Tour and Olympic RR, he said: "All the time I have doubts. If I am not in top condition then I will not go."
"It's a relief," said national coach Doug Dailey. "Otherwise it would have meant Chris riding the World Cup meeting at Cottbus, Germany on 21 June and needing first or second place in the pursuit to have sufficient points for qualifying."
The Cottbus event comes only short eight days before the start of the 1996 Tour de France.