Men's Professional Road Race
* Olano made his decisive move during a descent on the penultimate lap.
He opened up a 35-second gap which he held up the brutal last climb around
the circuit. Olana won despite riding the last kilometer of the race with a
* The first half of the race was held in hot sunshine but heavy rain
later made the circuit truly technical.
* Approximately 20 riders finished the race.
Men's World Championship Road Race, 265.5 kms, 8 Oct 95
1. Abraham Olano, Spain 7:09:55
2. Miguel Indurain, Spain +35 secs.
3. Marco Pantani, Italy s.t.
4. Mauro Gianetti, Switzerland s.t.
5. Pascal Richard, Switzerland 53
6. Richard Virenque, France 1:31
7. Dimitri Konychev, Russia 1:53
8. Oliverio Rincon, Colombia s.t.
9. Rolf Sorensen, Denmark s.t.
10. Felice Puttini, Switzerland s.t.
11. Israel Ochoa, Colombia 3:08
12. Francesco Casagrande, Italy 3:49
13. Jose Jiminez, Spain 6:59
14. Fernando Escartin, Spain 8:52
15. Jose Gonzalez, Colombia 9:22
16. Oscar Pellicioli, Italy 13:15
17. Paolo Lanfranchi, Italy s.t.
18. Zenon Jaskula, Poland 15:24
19. Miguel Arroyo, Mexico 37:55
20. Andy Hampsten, U.S. s.t.
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* Olano embraced Indurain at the finish. "Today we are friends and it is
a great result for Spain," said Olano. "My attack was more spontaneous than
planned. I had spoken to Miguel and he told me he was not feeling so
comfortable on the different bike, so I took my chance. I felt the
beginning of cramp on the final climb and I was careful not to force myself
* Indurain's hopes faded when he suffered a puncture on the last lap and
had to change bikes. "I had ridden the entire race on one bike and I had
problems adapting to the new one, it didn't go as smoothly," Indurain said.
* After the race, he attempted to put a brave face on his second silver
medal in the road race. "We have been working as a team and we have got
first and second. I'm very happy. I've worked for one month for this and
I'm satisfied," he said.
* Only 20 riders finished the race, the smallest for the men's world
championship road race since 1980 in Sallanches, France.
* Indurain will stay in Colombia for another week before deciding
whether to attempt to regain the world one-hour record from Switzerland's
Tony Rominger on the track in Bogota.