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Italian Wins 47-Mile Race, Moves Up to 6th

August 21, 1986|United Press International

ESTES PARK, Colo. — Moreno Argentin of Italy, recovering from a broken collarbone, won the 47-mile men's Estes Park Circuit Race Wednesday in the Coors International bicycle race.

Argentin won the prestigious Liege-Bastogne-Liege race last April before breaking a collarbone that kept him out of the largest European stage races. After finishing in 1 hour, 50 minutes, 14 seconds Wednesday to boost himself into sixth place in the overall standings, Argentin pronounced himself fit to race for the world professional road championship in Colorado Springs Sept. 6.

Dutch racers Theo De Rooy and Adrie Van Der Poel finished in 1:50.44 and 1:50.49, respectively, for second and third. Overall race leader Bernard Hinault, five-time winner of the Tour de France, tied for 11th, good enough to protect his overall lead.

Inga Thompson-Benedict scored a decisive victory in the 26-mile women's Estes Park Criterium. Thompson-Benedict of Reno finished in a time of 1:10.21 to record her third victory in six stages of the series. Jeannie Longo, who leads the overall standings, finished in 1:10.50 for second.

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