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Italian wins Tour of Austria

June 7, 1997

SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) _ Italy’s Daniele Nardello won the Tour of Austria Saturday after riders completed its ninth and final leg, a 173-kilometer route between Villach and the A-Ring motor racing track at Spielberg.

Nardello finished only 50th in the field on Saturday’s leg, but won overall with a total time of 37 hours, 36 minutes and 42 seconds.

Second overall was Belgium’s Frank Vandenbroucke, who had won three of the tour’s nine legs. He was 2 minutes, 44 seconds behind Nardello’s total.

Third place went to Switzerland’s Oscar Camenzind, who was 3:27 behind Nardello.

Saturday’s ninth leg was won by Switzerland’s Roland Schaetti, who clocked 4:04.27, ahead of Slovenia’s Andrej Hauptmann and Germany’s Roman Stoffel.

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