UGRUMOV & FONDRIEST TO JOIN RUSSIA'S PROFESSIONAL CYCLING TEAM

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Pyotr Ugrumov, the Latvian rider, and the former world champion, Maurizio Fondriest, of Italy, are to ride for Russia's first professional team, Roslotto-ZG Mobili. Two Roslotto squads will compete in this year's World Cup ahead of a combined assault on the Giro d'Italia and Tour de France.

ETOILE DE BESSEGES RACE (144 kms, Le Vigan) Leading stage placings: 1 W Nelissen (Bel) 3hrs 32min 19sec; 2 J Svorada (Slovakia); 3 F Baldato (It); 4 F Moncassin (Fr); 5 T Hoffman (Neth); 6 A Baronti (It); 7 S Uchakov (Ukr); 8 N Jalabert (Fr); 9 M Zanoli (Neth); 10 E Mentheour (Fr) all same time. Leading overall standings: 1 Nelissen 6hr 45min 18sec; 2 Svorada +1sec; 3 Baldato +16sec; 4 J Capiot (Bel) +19; 5 Moncassin s/t; 6 Hoffman +20; 7 S Dejongh (Neth) s/t; 8 V Belli (It) s/t; 9 C Capelle (Fr) +21; 10 J-C Colotti (Fr) s/t.

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