- DAVIDE REBELLIN (La Francaise des Jeux) is to return to Team Polti next season, taking with him from FDJ his brother SIMONE. Also signing for Polti is CRISTIAN SALVATO (Refin).
1. Danny De Bie (Bel) Rollini 2. Paul Herygers (Bel) Tonnissteiner 3. A. Daelemans (Bel) elite 5. P. Willemsens (Bel) elite 6. P. Van Riet (Bel) elite 8. T. Vannoppen (Bel) elite ... 11 H Wuyts (Bel) elite 15 K Volckaerts (Bel) elite
The event was divided in three races: elimination, team pursuit and points. The winner of the elimination race was Javier Pascual, followed by Melchor Mauri and Juan Carlos Domínguez. In the team pursuit the victory went to team "A" formed by the Track World Champions, Juan Llaneras & Alzamora, together with Roberto Heras, Santos González, Prudencio Induráin, Iñigo Cuesta and Félix García Casas. Finally the points race was won by Juan Carlos Domínguez, followed by Melchor Mauri, Claudio Chiapucci, Fernando Escartín, Daniel Clavero & José María Jiménez.
This will be the last time that the winner, Juan Carlos Domínguez, will wear the Kelme jersey, since next season he will ride for the new team, Vitalicio Seguros.
Thirty three year old Erik Breukink, was for many years one of the best time trialist. Amongst his palmares there are the Prologue of the Tour de France '89, the time trial at Villard de Lans and Lac de Vassiviere at the Tour '90 and the final time trial of the World Cup at Lunel in France. Now Breukink will rest for a period of time, before starting his new job as an assistant at Rabobank, his last team>
Axel Merckx, son of the great Eddy, was married yesterday with Canadian Jodi Cross. The wedding was celebrated in Montecarlo (Principality of Monaco) where they both will live. Twenty-five year old Axel Merckx, rides for Italian Team Polti. Jodi Cross is a triathlete. They met at the DuPont Tour '95, when the Canadian worked as physiotherapist with an American team. Axel and Jodi will leave today for a vacation in the Caribbean.
1. Richard Groenendaal (Ned) 1.02.17 2. Van der Poel (Ned) 0.20 3. Wabel (Swi) 0.58 4. Simunek (Czech) 0.59 5. L. Bramati (Ita) 1.00 6. M. De Clercq (Bel) 1.01 7. Vansantvliet (Bel) 1.03 8. Runkel (Swi) 1.05 9. Schatti (Swi) 1.07 10. Pospisil (Czech) 1.25
World Cup Points
1. Groenendaal 20 2. Van der Poel 15 3. Wabel 13 4. Simunek 12 5. Bramati 11
The other events in the series:
Czech GP at Prague, November 22 Italian GP at Solbiate, December 6 Belgian GP at Koksijde, December 21 French GP at Pontchateau, January 4 Dutch GP at Heerlen, January 18