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1998 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships

The 1998 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships were held in Middelfart, Denmark on Saturday 31 January 1998. The course was dry, hard and technical. Weather conditions were sunny, but freezing (-2°C).

1998 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships
VenueMiddelfart, Denmark
Date(s) (1998-01-31)31 January 1998
Events3
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Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Belgium (BEL)2215
2   Switzerland (SUI)1001
3  Italy (ITA)0101
4  Czech Republic (CZE)0011
  Denmark (DEN)0011
Totals (5 nations)3339

Medal summaryEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's elite race
details
  Mario De Clercq (BEL) 01:04:06   Erwin Vervecken (BEL) + 1:04   Henrik Djernis (DEN) + 1:07
Men's under-23 race
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  Sven Nys (BEL) 52:14   Bart Wellens (BEL) + 0:24   Petr Dlask (CZE) + 0:29
Men's junior race
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  Michael Baumgartner (SUI) 38:56   Stefano Toffoletti (ITA) + 0:03   Davy Commeyne (BEL) + 0:03

Men's EliteEdit

Held on Sunday January 31, 1998. Being the main event of the day, over 10,000 people had come to watch nine laps (27.675 kilometres) of cyclo-cross. Mario De Clercq got an early lead and managed to widen it lap by lap. Meanwhile in the background his fellow countryman Erwin Vervecken was controlling the chasing group with ease, sacrificing personal gain for the nation. Parrying every attack, Vervecken managed to play out his own cards in the final climb and raced to a silver medal. Henrik Djernis took the bronze with Daniele Pontoni crashing while trying to pass the Dane in the last line.[1][2]

RANK 1998 UCI CYCLO-CROSS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS TIME
    Mario De Clercq (BEL) 01:04:06
    Erwin Vervecken (BEL) + 1:04
    Henrik Djernis (DEN) + 1:07
4.   Daniele Pontoni (ITA) + 1:07
5.   Radomír Šimůnek, Sr. (CZE) + 1:19
6.   Emmanuel Magnien (FRA) + 1:23
7.   Dieter Runkel (SUI) + 1:55
8.   Christophe Mengin (FRA) + 1:55
9.   Richard Groenendaal (NED) + 2:28
10.   Beat Wabel (SUI) + 2:31

Men's Under 23Edit

Held on Sunday January 31, 1998. The gathered crowd of 5,000 saw a repeat of the year before with Sven Nys and Bart Wellens claiming gold and silver. Petr Dlask completed the podium. The riders had to complete seven laps, totalling up to 22.5 kilometres.[3][4]

RANK 1998 UCI CYCLO-CROSS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS U23 TIME
    Sven Nys (BEL) 52:14
    Bart Wellens (BEL) + 0:24
    Petr Dlask (CZE) + 0:29
4   Klaus Nielsen (DEN) + 0:45
5   Guillaume Benoist (FRA) + 0:47
6   Pawel Prosek (CZE) + 0:59
7   Maarten Nijland (NED) + 1:08
8   Raymond Lubberman (NED) + 1:10
9   Fabrizio Dall'Oste (ITA) + 1:12
10   Tim Johnson (USA) + 1:12

Men's JuniorEdit

Held on January 31, 1998.[5][6]

RANK 1998 UCI CYCLO-CROSS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS JUNIOR TIME
    Michael Baumgartner (SUI) 38:56
    Stefano Toffoletti (ITA) + 0:03
    Davy Commeyne (BEL) + 0:03
4   Martin Ocasek (CZE) + 0:05
5   Sven Vanthourenhout (BEL) + 0:09
6   Björn Schröder (GER) + 0:09
7   Tilo Schüler (GER) + 0:16
8   Tomas Trunschka (CZE) + 0:16
9   Pavel Bartos (CZE) + 0:16
10   Grégory Rast (SUI) + 0:16

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Men's Elite Results Archived 2011-07-22 at the Wayback Machine, UCI archive.
  2. ^ Men's Elite Report Archived 2012-08-02 at the Wayback Machine, UCI archive.
  3. ^ Men's Under 23 Results Archived 2012-08-02 at the Wayback Machine, UCI archive.
  4. ^ Men's Under 23 Report Archived 2012-08-02 at the Wayback Machine, UCI archive.
  5. ^ Men's Junior Results Archived 2012-08-02 at the Wayback Machine, UCI archive.
  6. ^ Men's Junior Report Archived 2012-08-02 at the Wayback Machine, UCI archive.

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