1988 UCI Road World Championships – Men's road race
|1988 UCI Road World Championships|
|Date||28 August, 1988|
|Winning time||7h 02' 11"|
|Gold||Maurizio Fondriest (ITA)||(Italy)|
|Silver||Martial Gayant (FRA)||(France)|
|Bronze||Juan Fernández (ESP)||(Spain)|
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 he barriers. Criquielion fell, and then slid into Bauer and slowed him down, allowing for Maurizio Fondriest to come around for the easy win, with Bauer second. Bauer was sued by Criquielion, winning damages of $1.5 million in the lawsuit.
- "Former world champion Claude Criquielion suffers stroke". velonews. 17 February 2015. Retrieved 3 March 2015.