1988 UCI Road World Championships – Men's road race

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Men's Individual Road Race
1988 UCI Road World Championships
Rainbow jersey
Race details
Dates28 August, 1988
Winning time7h 02' 11"
   Gold  Maurizio Fondriest (ITA) (Italy)
   Silver  Martial Gayant (FRA) (France)
   Bronze  Juan Fernández (ESP) (Spain)
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The 1988 UCI Road World Championships - Men's Road Race took place on 28 August, 1988 in Ronse, Belgium.

There was a crash during the final sprint. The exact reason for the crash is debatable, but it involved Steve Bauer and Claude Criquielion. As Bauer approached the line in the lead, the second rider (Claude Criquielion) attempted to pass through on the right. Bauer protected the lead by boxing in Criquielion towards the barriers. Criquielion fell, then slid into Bauer and slowed him down, allowing Maurizio Fondriest to come around for the easy win, with Bauer second. Bauer was sued by Criquielion for assault, seeking damages of $1.5 million. Bauer won the lawsuit.[1]


General classification (1–10)[2]
Rank Rider Time
1st place, gold medalist(s)  Maurizio Fondriest (ITA) 7h 2' 11"
2nd place, silver medalist(s)  Martial Gayant (FRA) + 27"
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)  Juan Fernández (ESP) + 41"
4  Hartmut Bölts (GER) + 41"
5  Mauro Gianetti (SUI) + 41"
6  Ronan Pensec (FRA) + 41"
7  Davide Cassani (ITA) + 41"
8  Laurent Fignon (FRA) + 41"
9  Jaanus Kuum (NOR) + 46"
10  Allan Peiper (AUS) + 55"


  1. ^ "Former world champion Claude Criquielion suffers stroke". velonews. 17 February 2015. Retrieved 3 March 2015.
  2. ^ "1988 World Championship". First Cycling. Retrieved 9 September 2018.