World Road Cycling Championships, San Sebastian

Spain, October 7-12, 1997

Men's ITT, October 8


Men's Individual Time Trial, 32 kms.

 1. MALBERTI Fabio         ITA          40:41.55
 2. BODROGI Laszlo         HUN             26.48
 3. GEORGE David           RSA             30.61
 4. BELOHVOSCIKS Raivis    LAT             34.39
 5. AUGER Guillaume        FRA             47.53
 6. JOUKOV Oleg            RUS           1:03.16
 7. KLOEDEN Andreas        GER           1:06.84
 8. GRABSCH Bert           GER           1:13.89
 9. PARRA PINTO Ivan       COL           1:19.23
10. VANDEVELDE Christian   USA           1:19.40
11. GLOMSER Gerrit         AUT           1:22.15
12. GONO Marcel            AUS           1:29.31
13. NITCHIPOURENKO Boris   RUS           1:35.57
14. AUCUTT Brent           USA           1:44.75
15. CHANOINE Marc          BEL           1:54.27
16. ORTENZI Gianmario      ITA           2:05.69
17. POOS Christian         LUX           2:07.00
18. PEREZ ARANGO Marlon    COL           2:10.20
19. DELIMAUGES Stephane    FRA           2:11.35
20. GONZALEZ Aitor         ESP           2:17.03
21. HUNTER Robert          RSA           2:21.19
22. BERGANT Leon           SLO           2:24.86
23. ARVESEN Kurt-Asle      NOR           2:40.43
24. AVDEEV Serguei         UKR           2:41.59
25. STRAUSS Marcel         SUI           2:45.90
26. BRUINSMA Johan         NED           2:46.19
27. ROQUE Rui              POR           2:46.67
28. DE CEUSTER Bart        BEL           2:49.59
29. SLOBODNIK Ondrej       SVK           2:52.09
30. WALTERS Mark           CAN           2:56.33
31. VAN DER VEN Remco      NED           2:58.17
32. WEGELIUS Charles       GBR           3:01.13
33. RADOSZ Robert          POL           3:06.39
34. SZEKERES Csaba         HUN           3:09.02
35. BELZILE Guillaume      CAN           3:23.60
36. JOACHIM Benoit         LUX           3:53.71
37. HAYMAN Matthew         AUS           4:01.36
38. HAMILTON Scott         IRL           4:03.86
39. MUGERLI Kristjan       SLO           4:08.26
40. GREBECI Dalibor        SVK           4:17.27
41. PRIPA Ivan             MLD           4:17.95
42. GUYTON Scott           NZL           4:20.19
43. BONILLA SANCHEZ Hernan COL           4:36.83
44. WOLSKI Sebastian       POL           5:03.78
45. ABD EL FATTAH Mohamed  EGY           5:07.16
46. VALENZUELA Z. Chris.   MEX           5:18.51
47. KOMATSU Makoto         JPN           5:34.67
48. EL NADI Amar           EGY           5:40.64
49. DE SOUZA Glauber       BRA           6:14.18
50. NIKACEVIC Alexandar    YUG           6:16.12
51. HARDY Adam             GBR           6:19.33
52. MURRAY Karl            NZL           6:36.50
53. TAKAHASHI Shusaku      JPN           7:24.66

Report

Fabio Malberti confirmed Italy's cycling supremacy in the under-23 world road championships when he won the time trial title on Wednesday.

He was 26 seconds too fast for Hungarian Laszlo Bodrogi over a 32 kms course. South African David George took the bronze. Malberti's gold medal winning time was 40 minutes 41 seconds.

Last year Italy took the gold and silver in the discipline and also filled the first four places in the under-23 road race championship.

Report from the USCF

In the menís under-23 race, Malberti covered the 32km course in 40 minutes, 41 seconds, 27 seconds ahead of silver medalist Laszlo Bodrogi of Hungary. South African David George was third, 31 seconds behind Malberti.

Christian Vande Velde, Lemont, Ill., finished 10th, 1:19 behind Malberti. Like many of the other competitors, Vande Velde had a tough time with the steep climb which came late in the race.

"I was definitely struggling," said Vande Velde, 21. "I like to get into a rhythm on the hills, but I didnít find it going up."

Vande Velde, who finished 25th in this event a year ago, has signed to ride for the United States Postal Service team next year.

Brent Aucutt, 21, Clovis, N.M., the national under-23 time trial champion, placed 14th, 1:45 behind Malberti.

"I died on that hill," Aucutt said. "I was suffering like crazy."

Thursday, the championships continue with the elite menís 43.8km individual time trial. The United States will be represented by national champion Jonathan Vaughter, Englewood, Colo., and Tyler Hamilton, Marblehead, Mass.