News for November 6
VALENCIA (Spain) - 6th Criterium Podium de Gandia: 1. Claudio Chiappucci, Italy, Carrera; 2. Abraham Olano, Spain, Mapei; 3. Angel Luis Casero, Spain, Banesto. SAN NICOLAS DE LOS GARZA (Mexico) - Tour of Mexico, Stage 1: 1. Michel Angelo Cauz, Italy, Rudy Project; 2. Asier Guenetzea, Spain, Euskadi.
THE BOLAND BANK CYCLE TOUR 29th October to 4th November 1995 STAGE FIVE COMMENTARY ===================== Stage 5 : Thursday, 2nd November 131 km Strand, Sir Lowry's Pass, Botriver, Kleinmond, Gordon's Bay, Strand A Swede's Lone break - Will it Succeed ? From the video: The rainy weather doesn't seem to be affecting the attacking resolve of the riders. The bunch set off in misty and rainy conditions and at the foothills of the first pass, Sir Lowry's Pass, Three riders broke away : Ralf Koldewitz (hameln-kontor-7) and Jacques Fullard (coroma doors) and Patrick Laverty (team collet) who was dropped as soon as the road went up. Koldwitz takes the KOM points as Fullard is content to sit back and try put his rain jacket on over the top. the weather and mist remind me of Steven Roche's last stage win in the Tour. On the slippery descent Hans kurt-Brand (swi-tandem team) slides and crashes out. his helmet is cracked through at the back and his wrist badly bruised. At the hotspot in Kleinmond, Koldewitz goes through first with Fullard second. a fast charging Backstedt takes third. Backstedt can now see the 2 riders up ahead. He swings in behind them and attacks again so that he goes straight past. He has closed the 1min gap in 5km Back at the peleton ONCE are still present at the front of the bunch obviously happy with the current position, figuring they will sweep up Koldwitz and Fullard and Backstedt near the finish. At 30km to go they do just this except...Backstedt is still up front. His manager Tommy Sigg giving time gaps all the while. The peleton are 2.5min back and closing. after 60km with 15km to go the gap is now reduced to 1.5min Backstedt is now all out and the effort shows on his face. 4km to go and the gap is now 30 seconds. Telekom are doing the lead out as they approach the line. Backstedt is just up ahead with one more traffic circle to negotiate. Magnus breaks for the line glancing back to check the whereabouts of the big "T". he raises his arms and exuberantly crosses the line 15 seconds ahead of the fast closing bunch. Jurgen Werner brought to the front, goes hard and starts the sprint for second. Malcolm Lange and Hendrik Redant are on his tail. Lange can't match his speed but Redant moves up to take 3rd place with Lange 4th. Backstedt is meanwhile recovering on the tarmac, just past the finish, from his solo effort. Congratulations are forthcoming from all. Paul Sherwin conducts an interview once he has recovered. Q. Magnus, magnificent ride. did you think you could stay away ? A. "I wasn't sure but I wanted to try. I was also a bit lucky to stay away." Q. When you came up to the other 2 riders you went straight past them ? A. "Yeah..if I stayed with them they would have come with me and possibly beaten me in the finish." Q. Did you know the main field was so close ? A. "At 10km I heard that they were closing fast and I wasn't sure exactly how close until the finish line." Q. How does it feel to take this win in such a good field? A. "It feels very good." Communique 3 : 1/11/95 22.214.171.124 Tailgating briefly - riders : Ross Grant (ppk-queens), Gary Merkel (telegames) = fine sf30 + 20 seconds; Hendrik Butler (telegames) = Fine sf60 + 40 seco ds. Ppk-Queens team manager fine sf100 Telegames team manager fine sf100 3.22 Irregular feeding : old mutual team manager = fine sf100 Non-partie/Did not start : Niels van der Steen (tvm/polis direct), Niko Eeckhout (collstrop) Abandons/Retired : Wayne Burgess (cape rendevouz), Hans Kurt-Brand (swi-team tandem), Ben Girard (swe-tandem team), Michael Jones (telegames), Faizel Hendriks (team murway). Hors Delai/Outside time limit : Sunday Musa (nigeria) STAGE FIVE RESULTS ================== STAGE PLACINGS - Stage 5 ============== 1. MAGNUS BACKSTEDT (SWE-LANKE TEAM) 3HRS 11MIN 59SECS (AVG 41.03 KM/H) 2. JURGEN WERNER (GER-TELEKOM) @ 15 SECS 3. HENDRIK REDANT (BEL-TVM/POLIS DIRECT) @ ST 4. MALCOLM LANGE (SA-OLD MUTUAL) @ ST 5. THOMAS BOCKMAN (GER-HAMELN-KONTOR-7) @ ST 6. HENDRIK VAN DYCK (BEL-TVM/POLIS DIRECT) @ ST 7. BRIAN HOLM (GER-TELEKOM) @ ST 8. MICHAEL LAFIS (GER-TELEKOM) @ ST 9. DANNY JONCKHEERE (BEL-TVM/POLIS DIRECT) @ ST 10. ARNANOIA GARCIA (ESP-ONCE) @ ST GENERAL CLASSIFICATION - AFTER STAGE 5 ====================================== 1. ARNANOIA GARCIA (ESP-ONCE GRUPO DEPORTIVO) 16:32:31 2. MICHAEL LAFIS (SWE-TELEKOM) @ 2 SECS 3. DOUGLAS RYDER (SA-OLD MUTUAL) @ 3 SECS 4. BLAYNE WIKNER (SA-VILLAGE WP TEAM) @ 11MIN:31SECS 5. RALF SCHOUHAMMER (GER-HAMELN-KONTOK-7) @ 12:09 6. MAGNUS BACKSTEDT (SWE-TELEKOM) @ 26:12 7. MALCOLM LANGE (SA-OLD MUTUAL) @ 26:35 8. HENDRIK REDANT (BEL-TVM/POLIS DIRECT) @ 26:36 9. MELCHOR MAURI (ESP-ONCE GRUPO DEPORTIVO) @ 26:42 10. JURGEN WERN (GER-HAMELN-KONTOK-7) @ 26:44 KING OF THE MOUNTAINS ===================== 1. JOHAN BRUYNEEL (BEL-ONCE GRUPO DEPORTIVO 14 POINTS 2. RODNEY GREEN (SA-BMW-MTEL) 13 POINTS 3. BRIAN HOLM (DEN-TELEKOM) 10 POINTS 4. GEORGE SMIT (SA-PPK QUEENS) 9 POINTS 4. GARY MERKEL (SA-TELEGAMES) 9 POINTS KFM STEREO POINTS COMPETITION ============================= 1. MAGNUS BACKSTEDT (SWE-LANKE) 9 POINTS 2. HENDRIK REDANT (BEL-TVM/POLIS DIRECT) 8 POINTS 2. RALF KOLDEWITZ (GER M) 8 POINT 2. BLAYNE WIKNER (SA-VILLAGE CYCLES/WP) 8 POINTS 5. JURGEN WERNER (GER-TELEKOML) 5 POINTS HOTSPOTS / INTERMEDIATE SPRINTS =============================== 1. GNUS BACKSTEDT (SWE-LANKE) 4 POINTS 2. LUIS MDD OTAZU (ESP-ONCE) 3 POINTS 2. RALF KOLDEWITZ (GER-TELEKOM) 3 POINTS 2. BLAYNE WIKNER (SA-VILLAGE CYCLES/WP) 3 POINTS 2. RODNEY GREEN (SA- BMW/MTEL) 3 POINTS TEAM COMPETITION ================ 1. ONCE GRUPO DEPORTIVO 50:31:16 2. TELEKOM @ 10 SECS 3. OLD MUTUAL SOUTH AFRICA @ 21 SECS 4. HAMELN KONTOK-7 @ 12MIN:03SECS 5. VILLAGE CYCLES/WP @ 23:56 6. TVM/POLIS DIRECT @ 39:36 7. BMW-MTEL @ 40:24 8. LANKEN TEAM @ 42:59 STAGE FIVE PRESS COVERAGE ========================= SWEDE LEAVES PELOTON STANDING By: Bryan Grieve, "THE ARGUS", 3/11/1995, pp 22 reprinted without permission, but full reference and credit given. A magnificent solo, and winning, ride by super swede Magnus Backstedt was on of the few features on the 5th day of the Boland Bank Cycle Tour. The Swede, a good friend of racing in the Western Cape, showed confidence and resilience beyond his 20 years as he reeled off 75km on his own to win by 15 seconds ahead of a pack that chased over the last few kilometres, but were unable to catch the Lanken team rider. It was good riding by Backstedt, who rode in this year's Giro del Capo and Argus/Pick 'n Pay Tours. Backstedt, whose manager informally told the media earlier in the week his rider would win a stage, let others forge the early trail. In the second circuit around the Strand, before the field headed for the country and an abundance of rain, 3 riders did just that. Up Sir Lowry's Pass went German Ralf Koldewitz, winner of the first two stages and South African amateurs Jacques Fullard and Patrick Laverty. the latter didn't take to the pace and fell back long before the mist-shrouded prime. Eventually, in the surrounds of Betty's Bay, Backstedt caught the leaders, going around them with hardly a glance and raced away on his own. Early leader Koldewitz and Fullard were eventually swallowed by the peleton. Spaniard Arnanoia Garcia (ONCE) leads overall by 2 seconds from Douglas Ryder of the Old Mutual national team a further second off the pace. COMING UP ========= Stage 6 : Friday, 3rd November (am) 76 km Road Stage : Bellville, Melkbos, Blouberg, Tiekiedraai, Bellville Stage 7 : Friday, 3rd November (pm) - 5.30pm 12.2 km Time Trial : Bellville Stadium / Tygervalley Shopping Centre Final Stage 8 : Saturday, 4th November - 9.30am 172 km Road Stage : Stellenbosch, Paarl, R303, Franschoek, Franschoek Pass, R45, Theewaterskloof Dam, Grabouw, Somerset West, Stellenbosch STAGE 6 : FRIDAY, 3RD NOVEMBER (PM) - 9:00AM STAGE RESULT 76.6 KM 1. PETER VERBEKE (BEL-COLLSTROP) 1HR 51MIN 41SECS (AVG 41.04 KM/H) 2. HENDRIK REDANT (BEL-TVM/POLIS DIRECT) @ 28 SECS 3. BRIAN HOLM (DEN-TELEKOM) @ ST 4. MALCOLM LANGE (SA-OLD MUTUAL) @ ST 5. MAGNUS BACKSTEDT (SWE-LANKE TEAM) @ ST 6. ERIC VAN LANCKER (BEL-COLLSTROP) @ ST 7. MELCHOR MAURI (ESP-ONCE) @ ST 8. STEFAN GOGALL (GER-CAPE RENDEZVOUX) @ 32 SECS 9. PIERRE BOURQUENOUD (SWI-TANDEM TEAM) @ ST 10. JOHAN BRUYNEEL (BEL-ONCE) @ ST KING OF THE MOUNTAINS 1. JOHAN BRUYNEEL (BEL-ONCE GRUPO DEPORTIVO) 14 POINTS 2. RODNEY GREEN (SA-BMW-MTEL) 13 POINTS 3. BRIAN HOLM (DEN-TELEKOM) 12 POINTS 4. GEORGE SMIT (SA-PPK QUEENS) 9 POINTS 4. GARY MERKEL (SA-TELEGAMES) 9 POINTS HOTSPOTS 1. MAGNUS BACKSTEDT (SWE-LANKE) 5 POINTS 2. MALCOLM LANGE (SA-OLD MUTUAL) 5 POINTS 3. LUIS MDD OTAZU (ESP-ONCE) 3 POINTS 3. RALF KOLDEWITZ (GER M) 3 POINTS 3. HENDRIK REDANT (BEL-TVM/POLIS DIRECT) 3 POINTS **** STAGE 7 : FRIDAY, 3RD NOVEMBER (PM) - 5.30PM 12.2 KM TIME TRIAL : BELLVILLE STADIUM / TYGERVALLEY SHOPPING CENTRE TIME TRIAL STAGE RESULT 12.1KM ITT 1. MAGNUS BACKSTEDT (SWE-LANKE TEAM) 15MIN 25 SECS (AVG. 47.09 KM/H) 2. DOUGLAS RYDER (SA-OLD MUTUAL) @ 36 SECS (45.32 KM/H) 3. BLAYNE WICKNER (SA-VILLAGE CYCLES/WP) @ 40 SECS (45.14 KM/H) 4. RUDOLPH WENTZEL (SA-VILLAGE CYCLES/WP) @ 41 SECS (45.09 KM/H) 5. ARNACIOU GARCIA (ESP-ONCE) @ 43 SECS (45 KM/H) 6. DAVID GEORGE (SA-VILLAGE CYCLES/WP) @ 44 SECS (44.95 KM/H) 7. BRIAN HOLM (DEN-TELEKOM) @ 47 SECS (44.81 KM/H) 8. JAC-LOUIS VAN WYK (SA-OLD MUTUAL) @ 49 SECS (44.72 KM/H) 9. MELCHOR MAUR (ESP-ONCE) @ 51 SECS (44.63 KM/H) 10. PETER VERBEKEN (BEL-COLLSTROP) @ 53 SECS (44.54 KM/H) GENERAL CLASSIFICATION - AFTER STAGE 7 1. DOUGLAS RYDER (SA-OLD MUTUAL) 18:42:44 2. ARNANOIA GARCIA (ESP-ONCE GRUPO DEPORTIVO) @ 3 SECS 3. MICHAEL LAFIS (SWE-TELEKOM) @ 40 SECS 4. BLAYNE WIKNER (SA-VILLAGE WP TEAM) @ 11MIN:32SECS 5. RALF SCHOUHAMMER (GER-HAMELN-KONTOK-7) @ 13:03 6. MAGNUS BACKSTEDT (SWE-TELEKOM) @ 23:32 7. MALCOLM LANGE (SA-OLD MUTUAL) @ 24:50 8. MELCHOR MAURI (ESP-ONCE GRUPO DEPORTIVO) @ 24:54 9. HENDRIK REDANT (BEL-TVM/POLIS DIRECT) @ 24:56 10. PETER VERBEKEN (BEL-COLLSTROP) @ 24:58 KFM STEREO POINTS 1. HENDRIK REDANT (BEL-TVM/POLIS DIRECT) 13 POINTS 2. MAGNUS BACKSTEDT (SWE-LANKE) 10 POINTS 3. MALCOLM LANGE (SA-OLD MUTUAL) 9 POINTS 4. RALF KOLDEWITZ (GER-TELEKOM) 8 POINTS 4. BLAYNE WICKNER (SA-VILLAGE CYCLES/WP) 8 POINTS TEAM EVENT 1. ONCE GRUPO DEPORTIVO 56:58:49 2. OLD MUTUAL SOUTH AFRICA @ 1MIN 52 SECS 3. TELEKOM @ 2:11 4. HAMELN KONTOK-7 @ 17:04 5. VILLAGE CYCLES/WP @ 27:09 6. LANKE TEAM @ 44:56 7. TVM/POLIS DIRECT @ 46:47 8. BMW-MTEL @ 50:17 9. PPPK QUEENS @ 1:03:01 10. COROMA DOORS @ 1:59:18 Source: David Cowie ------------------------------------------------------------------- ITALY ===== The "Baby" Giro Points competition - La Gazetta dello Sport Oscars Awards: The awards to the first three in the Oscar Gazetta 1995 will be presented at the Union of Commerce and Tourism premises in Milan on Saturday, 11 November at 3pm. At the same time, the 1996 professional Giro d'Italia will be presented. Final Classification 1. Daniele SGNAOLIN (Ecoidrojet-Accadueo) 282 points 2. Stefano FAUSTINI (Vini Caldirola) 244 3. Marco FINCATO (Bata-Moser) 238 4. Di Grande (Grassi-Mapei) 215 5. Fois (Vini Caldirola) 193 6. P. Valoti (GMG Lombardia) 175 7. Apollonio (Vini Caldirola) 170 8. Conte (Record-Euromop) 149 9. Previtali (Record-Euromop) 148 10. Savoldelli (Zalf-Fior) 143 and: 11. Della Vedova (Addax-Selev) 125; 12. Camin (Zalf-Fior) 123; 13. Dante (Vini Caldirola) 120; 14. Paluan (Sassi-Coalca) 114; 15. Tartaggia (Addax-Selev) 101; 16. O. Pozzi (Pagnoncelli) 99; 17. Pedroni (Addax-Selev) 98; 18. Della Bianca (Zalf-Fior) 96; 19. Sandroni (Scrigno) 93; 20. Di Silvestro (GMG Lombardia) e Zuccotti (Vini Caldirola) 83; 22. Celestino (Team Polti) 82; 23. Di Renzo (Autolelli-Faleriense) 78; 24. Figueras (Zalf-Fior) 76; 25. Zatti (Ecoidrojet-Accadueo) 74; 26. Bedin (De Nardi) 70; 27. Arzilli (Grassi-Mapei) e Frutti (Team Polti) 69; 29. D. Frigo (GMG) 68; 30. Finesso (Ecoidrojet) 67 [These are some riders to watch for the 1996 season - bill henderson] 1994 Victors: The first edition of the Oscar Gazetta, in 1994, was won by Ruggero Borghi with 242 points; second Roberto Pistore with 229 and third, Leonardo Piepoli with 193. Source: Bill Henderson/Corriere della Sera, July 3, 1995 ------------------------------------------------ Commonwealth Games ------------------ The Year 2002 Commonwealth Games ( ex British Empire Games ) go to Manchester, England home of the BCF and a nice new VELOdrome. Source: BBC World Service ----------------------------------------------- SWITZERLAND =========== Giro della Svizzera/Tour of Switzerland '96 BERNA/BERNE The 60th edition of the Tour of Switzerland starts 11 June, 1996 in Wil and follows a route decided at the Worlds Road Championships last October. The race, to be contested by 17 teams will include the climbs of Grimsel, Nufenen, Gottardo and Susten. Here are the stages: 11 June: 1st stage at Wil (tt 6 km); 12 June: 2nd stage Wil-Baden, km 185; 13 June: 3rd stage Baden-Bienne km 219; 14 June: 4th stage Bienne-Bussigny, km 190; 15 June, 5th stage Bussigny-Ulrichen, km 217; 16 June, 6th stage Oberwald-Ascona, km 168; 17 June, 7th stage Ascona-Grindelwald, km 198; 18 June, 8th stage Grindelwald-Frauenfeld, km 232; 19 June, 9th stage at Frauenfeld (tt km 35 km); 20 June: 10th stage at Zurigo/Zurich, km 185.