Posted by Editoress on 03/26/99
News from Napa
Gestev has just announced that they have signed a contract with the UCI to provide media services for all World Cup events in 1999. A feather in the cap to this well respected organization for the quality of their events and their professionalism.
Rob spoke briefly with Sue Palmer today. Sue says that the course has been severely soaked during severe rainfall over the past week, but is beginning to dry up after three days of clear skies. She predicts that it will be Alison Dunlaps day tomorrow. Dunlap was riding incredibly strong last weekend at Sea Otter. Palmer says Chrissy Redden was also riding well, until her mechanical in the final stage. Alison Sydor has been suffering from an illness and may not be in full form for this, the first World Cup race of the year. Palmer is hoping for a top ten result tomorrow..
UCI Mountain Bike Rankings (after Sea Otter)
Women's Cross Country
1 - Sydor, Alison CAN 1168 points
2 - Leboucher, Laurence FRA 1112
3 - Dahle, Gunn Rita NOR 1068
4 - Dunlap, Alison USA 1002
5 - Pezzo, Paola ITA 958
10 - Tomlinson, Lesley CAN 791
13 - Redden, Christina CAN 761
21 - Dorion, Melanie CAN 573
27 - McQuaid, Melanie CAN 500
Men's Cross Country
(note: * denotes under 23 rider)
1 - Martinez, Miguel FRA 1097 points
2 - Pallhuber, Hubert ITA 1078
3 - Evans, Cadel * AUS 1000
4 - Hoydahl, Rune NOR 936
5 - Meirhaeghe, Filip BEL 04
17 - Sheppard, Chris CAN 650
32 - Green, Roland CAN 462
34 - Hestler, Andreas CAN 444
48 - McGrath, Seamus CAN 369
All of the top riders are reported to be in attendance, although a start list for Saturday or Sunday is not yet available to the press.
Stuart Dorland of TriSports has been sited, pressing the flesh, preparing for the 1999 24 hours of Adrenalin at Laguna Seca Recreation Area in Monterey, June 5 & 6.
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