Second Edition News for November 2

CALENDAR - 1996 there will be a "super calendar" and 5 continental
calendars (for Europe, Asia, Africa, America and Oceania).

SUPER CALENDAR 1996: Atlanta, World road championships (in Switzerland,
beginning Oct.), 3 big tours and 11 world cup races.
The tours: Giro d'Italia, Tour de France and the Vuelta.
World cup races: Milan-San Remo (Ita), Ronde van Vlaanderen (Bel),
Paris-Roubaix (Fra), Liege-Bastogne-Liege, Bel, Amstel Gold Race, Hol,
Clasica San Sebastian, Spa, Leeds International Classic, GB, Championship
of Zurich, Sch, Paris-Tours, Fra, Giro di Lombardia, Ita, and Japan Cup,
(This leaves Germany and GP Frankfurt totally out of the world cup circuit.
The Gazetta dello Sport's opinion is that this is a big mistake.)
1997 there will be 10 world cup races (11 now).

OTHER RACES - All the other races will be classified according to the
status of the participants this year. Class 1 will have 17 one-day races,
among them Het Volk, Fleche Wallonne, Gent - Wevelgem, Tre Valli Varesine,
Giro del Lazio, 12 stage races; among them Paris - Nice, Tirreno -
Adriatico, Tour de Romandie, Tour of Switzerland.

FONDRIEST & UGRUMOV - On November 10, in Milan, ZG Mobili with Argentin as
DS and Fondriest, Ugrumov, Chiurato, Sgnaolin, Fincato among the riders,
will announce their new co-sponsor, most likely a Russian firm.

(Source Gazetta dello Sport 11/1 1995. )

OLANO-MAPEI - World road champion Abraham Olano is currently negotiating
with Mapei about a prolongation of his contract and the size of his
(Source TVE-TXT)

kindly provided by
Bertil Odling
Collstrop Strengthens Team

Collstrop has strenghtened its team for 1996 by signing former Belgian 
champion Alain Van den Bossche (ex-TVM), Frank Van den Abbeele (ex-
Refin) and Mario De Clercq (ex-Lotto)


La Creuse Signing

The new Franco-German La Creuse team has signed 36-year-old Italian 
rider Pierangelo Bincoletto. "Because of my experience," he said, "I will be 
the teams road captain."


Season Not Over!

Theres still pro money to be made on the road, with the Ruta Mexico 
starting tomorrow (2 November) and continuing until the 12th.
And in France the last criterium of the season takes place on 4 November
the route of next years Agen-Lourdes stage (minus the ascent of 
Hautacam!). Between 120 and 150 riders will take part including 20 pros, 
notably Jacky Durand (back from injury), Andrei Tchmil, Gerard Rue, Jean-
Francois Bernard, Jean-Pierre Bourgeot and Gilbert Duclos-Lassalle, 
making yet another farewell.


Museeuw -- Four More Years

Johan Museeuw has signed a new four-year contract with Mapei-GB.

kindly provided from Roger

Gilbert Duclos-Lassalle, 41 years, raced for the last time as a
professional in the six-days of Grenoble (won by Martinello-Villa, Italy).
Professional cyclist for 19 years, for Peugeot, Z and Gan (the same team in
different reincarnations). 70 victories in his career, among them
Paris-Nice 1980, Bordeaux-Paris 1983, Midi Pyreenees 1980/83, Midi Libre
1991 and the Paris-Roubaix double 1992/93. (TV5-TXT)

The following is from VELO magazine, issue 315, November 1995 (whom BTW
should have more right to the name *velo* than anybody else, it is a
monthly magazine, founded  almost 30 years ago):

Duclos-Lassalle by numbers

0 - number of spots on his bike. A maniac for a perfectly working tool and
for cleanliness.

1 - number of teams during his career.

2 - number of victories in Paris - Roubaix, a double 1992 and 1993. Also
his second places place in prestigious stages of the Tour. 1981 second at
Roubaix behind Ludwig Willems, 1988 at Luz-Ardiden behind Laudelino Cubino,
just ahead of the yellow jersey Pedro Delgado.

70 - number of victories in 19 seasons as professional.

73 - in kilos, his ideal weight for a length of 1.80 m, as just before
Paris - Roubaix 1995.

1900 - estimated number of days racing, at 100 days a season.

1954 - year of birth at Lambaye (Pyreenees-Atlantiques).

1983 - the year he won Paris - Bordeaux and the Super Prestige
Pernod...ahead of Bernard Hinault.

53x46 - his preferred gears for Paris - Roubaix, with a 12-18 freewheel.