- 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.
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