News for October 31, 1997

Transfers and News

-After considering other options, French rider ARMAND DE LAS CUEVAS has signed a new one-year contract with Bnesto.

- French rider ERWAN MENTHEOUR, who was leading the Tour de l'Avenir when he crashed, fracturing his wrist, is still uncertain of his future having not been resigned by La Francaise des Jeux. However, he has been approached by another French team and an Italian one and is expected to sign for one of them next week.

- Ceramics maker Refin is withdrawing from team sponsorship and is handing over the sponsorship of Ceramiche Refin-Mobilvetta Design to Mobilvetta. Another Italian team, Aki, is to be taken over by Italian wine-maker Vini Caldirola in 1998.

Death of Daniel Dousset

Daniel Dousset, who was the manager of four of the stars of French cycling in the 1950s and 1960s, has died aged 80. Dousset was a track rider in the 1930s and 1940s, specialising in six-day races and l'Americaine (Madison racing). He the turned to management, having five-times Tour de France winner Jacques Anquetil, 1962 world road champion Jean Stablinski, 1966 Tour de France winner Lucien Aimar and world hour record holder Roger Riviere under his wing.

Final Results, Herning 6 Days

 1. Veggerby-Madsen (Den)        376 points
 2. Riis-Martinello (Den/Ita)    329

At 1 lap:

 3. Risi-Betschart (Swi)         396

At 2 laps:

 4. Piil-Braika (Den)            327
 5. Baffi-Lombardi (Ita)         192

At 3 laps:

 6. DeWilde-Gilmore (Bel/Aus)    243