Posted by Editor on 02/24/99
Official CCA Stand on Baseline Canada Cup
Ottawa - February 1999 - In response to the outpour of letters on the subject of the Baseline Mountain Canada Cup, the issue of the 1999 National Mountain Bike Series was addressed by the CCA Executive Council. The ridersÃ¢â‚¬Å¡ letters of protest, the chief commissaireÃ¢â‚¬Å¡s report from the 1998 event and the event organizerÃ¢â‚¬Å¡s position were all reviewed. In 1999, Baseline Mountain will remain a stop on the Canada Cup circuit.
The 1998 edition of the event offered many challenges as is evidenced by all the discussion surrounding the event. Many of the ridersÃ¢â‚¬Å¡ points of view were focused on concerns with the location of the venue, the facilities available to the riders and the safety of the course. The chief commissaireÃ¢â‚¬Å¡s report (the official in charge at the event) indicated that the concerns outlined by the riders were primarily due to the frustrations with the CCA. The race was run in 1998 as it conformed to the regulations. The organizer recognized that the concerns of the riders were valid and has agreed to address as many of them as possible in the 1999 edition.
In response to the recommendations put forward by the ridersÃ¢â‚¬Å¡ representatives and the Canada Cup organizers, the CCA Development Committee has adjusted the number of events which will be included in the overall standings for the series. For the downhill standings, the best 3 out of 5 results (the best 4 out of 6 for cross-country) will be used to calculate the series winner. The Executive Council agreed with this overwhelmingly popular suggestion as a settlement for the Baseline Canada Cup issue.
The CCA would like to thank everyone who took the time to offer constructive advise on this important issue. We hope that we can all work together to make a strong 1999 series for all the riders across Canada!
Canada Cup Prize List Changes
The CCA Development Committee voted recently to change the number of Canada Cups (in downhill) which count towards the overall Canada Cup Standings. In 1999, for both cross country and downhill events riders will have the option of dropping 2 results from their overall standing. Therefore, the best 4 out of 6 events will count towards the overall cross-country standings. The best 3 out of 5 events will count towards the overall downhill standings. For both cross-country and downhill, riders must start at the series final in order to be included in the overall standings. The minimum prize list for the Canada Cup Series has been modified. The total prize list per event is now $5700. The 1999 Canada Cup prize purse will be as follows:
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