Following Alex Zulle, Wladimir Belli will join the Festina team. Festina manager, Bruno Roussel is also close to making a deal with the Swiss rider Armin Meier.
- John Talen signed for two years with amateur team Piels-Timmers. He comes from the Foreldorado-Golff team which will not continue.
- According to Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten, Danish rider Jesper Skibby leaves TVM after 8 years (1 year before contract expires). He will end his professional career riding for the new Danish team, Team Home Jack & Jones. This will be announced at a press meeting later today (at 1200h Danish time) in Denmark. (Thanks to Lars Thrane for the Danish news. He regularly sends me little bits from Denmark).
L'Equipe didn't published any names but it has been revealed by the UCI Chairman Hein Verbruggen that l'Equipe means Ullrich and Riis. Verbruggen: "We have enough proof that l'Equipe is lying."
1 Benjamin Van Itterbeek 47 victories 2 Ludo Giesberts 46
On Saturday evening, Brian and Mark as well as the race organizers, sponsors and cyclists from local area, were hosted to a dinner at Saturn of San Antonio. On Sunday morning the riders signed autographs and answer many question from cyclists and fans. After the event, Mark presented his winner's trophy to the General Manager of Saturn of San Antonio's for him to display in his store as well as a nights stay at a local Ranch that Mark had won during the race to offer to his employees. The local Airforce presented both Brian and Mark with two different jackets each as a show of their appreciation.