GP Zwevezele, National Event (No UCI Points)

Belgium, October 9, 1997


This was the last West Flanders professional race for the season. 11 riders went clear from the peloton on the 2nd lap. The Russian rider, Vadim Volar found the pace too fast but the remaining 10 settled into a tempo.

Robbie Vandaele, the "Kermis King" continued to do business and won the race. "Apart from Wim Feys, John Talen, Bart Voskamp and myself, there was no serious challenger who could attack. In the last lap, Voskamp attacked. I had enough left to follow the TVM'er and beat him in the sprint. My ambitions now turn to Putte-Kappellen on Tuesday." said the 25-year old rider, who has won 7 kermesse races this year.

Race distance - 160 kms

 1. Robbie Vandaele (Bel) Ipso 		3.48.00
 2. Bart Voskamp (Ned) TVM
 3. Wim Feys (Bel) Lotto
 4. John Talen (Ned) Foreldorado-Golff
 5. Hans De Clercq (Bel) Palmans
 6. Tayeb Braikia (Den)
 7. Adri van der Poel (Ned) Rabobank
 8. Jakob Piil Storm (Den) RDM-Asfra-Sitra
 9. Eric Torfs (Bel)
10. Christ Hendryckx (Bel) Palmans
11. Niklas Axelson (Swe)
12. Michel Cornelisse (Ned)
13. Brian Dalgaard (Den)
14. Fabien De Waele (Bel) Lotto
15. Tom Desmet (Bel) Collstrop-Lystex
16. Stijn De Schoenmaecker
17. Karl Pauwels
18. Franky Van Haesebroucke (Bel) Ipso
19. Sébastien Demarbaix
20. Johan De Geyter (Bel) Palmans
21. Wim Van Rengen
22. Chris Pollin
23. Grégory Schoelens
24. Tim Lenaers (Bel) Collstrop-Lystex
25. Pedro Rubrecht (Bel) Palmans
26. R. Reynolds-Jones (GB)

65 riders