Riders remaining with the Team (so far): Robbie Van Daele (Bel), Andy De Smet (Bel), Jan Poppe (Bel), Koen Beeckman (Bel), Michel Van Haecke (Bel), Franky Vanhaesebroucke (Bel).
New signings so far: John Talen (Ned) formerly with Foreldorado-Golff, Scott Guyton (NZ) - Stagiair Ipso 1997.
- Johan Bruyneel (Rabobank) has signed with ONCE for next season. The Belgian rider has returned to the Spanish team where he rode from 1992-1995. He will ride under the team leader Manolo Saiz and work for top rider Alex Zülle. Rabobank had pressured him to ride when he was injured.
- GAN have signed Frenchman Eddy Seigneur (from Francaise des Jeux) and the Swede Magnus Backstedt (from Palmans). Seigneur will be riding for France in the ITT World Championship in San Sebastian.
- Russian Alexandre Gontchenkov, recent winner at the Giro dell'Emilia, has reached an agreement with Team Ballan, the new team organized by Flavio Miozzo.
- Maurizio Fondriest will meet tomorrow with Cofidis management: to renew his contract for one more season with the French team.
- Spaniard Juan Carlos Dominguez, dominator in the Spring at the Vueltas of Valencia, Murcia & Cataluña, will move in 1998 to Team Vitalicio Seguros, the new Spanish team, which has also grabbed Andrea Ferrigato.
- Davide Rebellin has decided. He will ride for Team Polti for the next two years, the team that launched him into popularity last year at the Giro d'Italia (when he spent 9 days in the Pink Jersey). Industrialist Franco Polti, has meanwhile confirmed his commitment for an additional two years with Gianluigi Stanga's team. Team Polti has secured for next year: Fabrizio & Leonardo Guidi and Olympian Silvio Martinello. Rebellin is supposed to come with his brother Simone, but Stanga hasn't not confirmed that. Giosuè Zenoni will continue to train Rebellin.
Michael Steen Nielsen (Under 23 - ITT and road race) who is the best Danish chance for taking a medal in the Worlds crashed into a car recently during a training session behind a pace car. It is still to early to say if it will give him any problems.
1. Wabel (Swi) 20.8 km in 58.54 2. Mario Declercq (Bel) 3. Van der Poel (Ned) 4. Wim De Vos (Ned) 5. Peter Vervecken (Bel) 6. Simunek (Tsj)
1. Roberto Heras (Spa) Kelme 4.19.22 2. José María Jiménez (Spa) Banesto 0.02 3. Daniel Clavero (Spa) Estepona 0.07 4. Félix García Casas (Spa) Lotus 0.07 5. Toni Rominger (Sch) Cofidis 0.10 6. Aitor Osa (Spa) Banesto 0.15 7. Roberto Laiseca (Spa) Euskadi 0.28 8. Díaz Zabala (Spa) Once 0.34 9. Angel Edo (Spa) Kelme 0.48 10. Igor G. de Galdeano (Spa) Euskadi 1.53