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The 1997 UCI Road World Championships took place in San Sebastián, Spain, between October 7 and October 12, 1997. The event consisted of a road race and a time trial for men, women, men under 23, junior men and junior women.

1997 UCI Road World Championships
1997 UCI Road World Championships logo.png
VenueSan Sebastián, Spain
Date(s) (1997-10-07 - 1997-10-12)7–12 October 1997
Events10
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In 2002 UCI sued Festina soigneur Willy Voet for defamation over claims in his book Breaking the Chain that the UCI and Hein Verbruggen had allegedly been involved in some sort of coverup of use of Lidocaine and Laurent Brochard.[1] [2] In 2004 the UCI won the defamation case,[3] and in 2006 won the appeal.[3]

Events summary[4][5]Edit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's Events
Men's road race
details
Laurent Brochard
  France
6h16'48" Bo Hamburger
  Denmark
s.t. Leon van Bon
  Netherlands
s.t.
Men's time trial
details
Laurent Jalabert
  France
52'01" Serhiy Honchar
  Ukraine
52'04" Chris Boardman
  Great Britain
52'21"
Women's Events
Women's road race
details
Alessandra Cappellotto
  Italy
2h44'37" Elisabeth Tadich
  Australia
s.t. Catherine Marsal
  France
s.t.
Women's time trial
details
Jeannie Longo-Ciprelli
  France
39'15" Sulfija Sabirowa
  Russia
39'16" Judith Arndt
  Germany
39'44"
Men's Under-23 Events
Men's under-23 road race
details
Kurt Asle Arvesen
  Norway
3h46" Óscar Freire
  Spain
s.t. Gerrit Glomser
  Austria
s.t.
Men's under-23 time trial
details
Fabio Malberti
  Italy
40'41" László Bodrogi
  Hungary
41'08" David George
  South Africa
41'12"
Men's Junior Events
Men's Junior Road Race
details
Crescenzo d´Amore
  Italy
2h54'49" Martin Bolt
   Switzerland
s.t. Margus Salumets
  Estonia
s.t.
Men's Junior Time Trial
details
Torsten Hiekmann
  Germany
35'56" Michael Rogers
  Australia
35'57" Alexei Markov
  Russia
36'11"
Women's Junior Events
Women's Junior Road Race
details
Mirella van Melis
  Netherlands
1h50'19" Nicole Brändli
   Switzerland
s.t. Sofie Andersson
  Sweden
s.t.
Women's Junior Time Trial
details
Olga Zabelinskaya
  Russia
19'56" Sylvia Hubscher
  Germany
20'32" Maria Mercedes Cagigas
  Spain
20'33"

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The Secret Race: Inside the Hidden World of the Tour de France. By Daniel Coyle, Tyler Hamilton, Random House Digital, Inc., Sep 5, 2012, page 94, footnote
  2. ^ News for March 10, 2002, cyclingnews.com, Edited by Jeff Jones, section "UCI wants damages from Voet". retr 2012 10 22
  3. ^ a b UCI wins legal battle against Voet Anthony Tan, cyclingnews.com, May 20, 2006, Updated: April 20, 2009, retr 2012 10 22
  4. ^ 1997 Road Cycling World Championships the-sports.org
  5. ^ 7-12 October 1997 World Road Championships Spain cyclingnews.com