1997 Tour of the Basque Country

The 1997 Tour of the Basque Country was the 37th edition of the Tour of the Basque Country cycle race and was held from 7 April to 11 April 1997. The race started in Legazpi and finished at Gatzaga.[2] The race was won by Alex Zülle of the ONCE team.

1997 Tour of the Basque Country
Race details
Dates7–11 April 1997
Stages5
Distance859.5[1] km (534.1 mi)
Winning time22h 36' 40"
Results
  Winner  Alex Zülle (SUI) (ONCE)
  Second  Laurent Jalabert (FRA) (ONCE)
  Third  Marco Pantani (ITA) (Mercatone Uno)
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General classificationEdit

Final general classification[2][3]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Alex Zülle (SUI) ONCE 22h 36' 40"
2   Laurent Jalabert (FRA) ONCE + 32"
3   Marco Pantani (ITA) Mercatone Uno + 44"
4   Marcelino García (ESP) ONCE + 1' 01"
5   Chris Boardman (GBR) GAN + 1' 16"
6   Mikel Zarrabeitia (ESP) ONCE + 1' 24"
7   Luc Leblanc (FRA) Team Polti + 1' 33"
8   Abraham Olano (ESP) Banesto + 1' 33"
9   Gianni Faresin (ITA) Mapei–GB + 1' 35"
10   Pascal Hervé (FRA) Festina–Lotus + 1' 39"

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Vuelta al País Vasco (World Tour)". BikeRaceInfo. Retrieved 16 November 2017.
  2. ^ a b "37ème Vuelta al Pais Vasco 1997". Memoire du cyclisme. Archived from the original on 18 August 2004.
  3. ^ "1997 Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco". First Cycling. Retrieved 16 November 2017.