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May 6/99 10:29 am - Poley, Canadians in New Mexico, Ontario Results, Euro Results

Posted by Editor on 05/6/99

Poley Mountain Site

Our Poley Mountain website for Canada Cup #1 is now up. Just click on the graphic in the upper right hand corner.

Beauchamp Wins
(courtesy Joseé Robitaille & Helene Houle)

Hello, just wanted to let you know that Sylvain Beauchamp had won today the 151km stage of Tour de Gila in New Mexico. Don't have too much details, but it seems he was in a break with 12 other guys, he took the lead in the final climb and won. He doesn't know so far if he's the leader now or if he's in second or 3rd place GC.

Tour de Gila results:

Stage 1 Wed May 5th,
Tyrone Time Trial
15.7 mile out and back with 1070 feet of climbing.
Eric Wohlberg, Shaklee, 2nd

Stage2 Thursday May 6th.
Silver City to Mogollon Road Race
92 miles, with 5,650 feet of climbing
Sylvain Beauchamp, Shaklee, 1st

UCI World Masters Mountain Bike Championships

Sainte-Foy, May 6th, 1999 - On September 4 and 5, 1999, at Ski Bromont, the top-ranking master mountain bikers will take to the trail in pursuit of the highly coveted title of World Champion. It is a one-of-a-kind competition: cyclists aged 30 years and over, who previously qualified as their country's outstanding representatives, will come to Bromont and offer the year's most riveting race - the UCI WORLD MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIPS. Don‚t miss it out on the action!



Your firm stands to benefit greatly from this new experience in Mountain Bike competition. The prestigious sponsors of this world premier event will be breaking ground for future World Masters Championships. Not only will you be afforded strong visibility, but you will be identified with establishing a high-calibre sporting competition from the very inception of this event.

By pledging a sponsorship, you will be offered a strong on-site presence and - owing to major media coverage - broad international exposure.

For information on sponsorship opportunities contact Marie Roy or Ana Maria De Valencia, at Richard Thibault Communications Inc.

2750, rue Einstein, #220, Ste-Foy, Québec, Canada G1P 4R1
Tél.: (418) 650-4964 Fax.: (418) 659-2372 email:

Note: The website for this event will go up in the next couple of weeks.

Saab Green Mountain Odyssey

Hosted by Sugarbush Resort at Blueberry Lake in Warren Vermont, June 5&6, the 1999 Saab Green Mountain Odyssey is the East's premier mountain bike stage race. Featuring three races held over a two day period, the event will showcase an international Pro field. $20,000 Cash & Prizes (USD), with cash for all pro expert and sport categories up for grabs. For a complete schedule and other race information visit

Ontario Track League
(courtesy Val Davidge)

500 metre Time Trial

1, Keith Thorarinson 38.0
2. Kyle Hudson 39.7
3. Dave Swan 40.5
4. Brooks Rapley 41.3
5. Mike McCorkall 41.9
6. Terry Rice 43.1
7. John Sandre 43.1
8. Ralph Neumann 43.4
9. Jennifer Pilzecker 43.6
10. Carl Feairs 43.7
11. Jonathon Murphy 43.9
12. Darren Rac 45.1
13. Nigel Roberts 47.0
14. Bob Spencer 47.9
15. Tony Osborne 49.2

Devil Take the Hindmost (Miss and Out)

1. Keith Thorarinson
2. Brooks Rapley
3. Kyle Hudson
4. John Sandre
5. Mike McCorkall
6. Jonathan Murphy
7. Dave Swan
8. Terry Rice
9. Ralph Neumann
10. Nigel Roberts


1. Keith Thorarinson
2. Brooks Rapley
3. John Sandre
4. Mike McCorkell


1. Keith Thorarinson
2. Brooks Rapley
3. Ralph Neumann

12 lap Points Race - Race B

1. Ralph Neumann
2. Jennifer Pilzecker
3. Darren Rac
4. Tony Osborne

20 lap Points Race - Race A

1. Keith Thorarinson
2. John Sandre
3. Dave Swan
4. Terry Rice
5. Jonathon Murphy
6. Mike McCorkell

#1 Pursuit Ladder

Nigel Roberts 3-11.11
Jonathon Murphy 3-09.30

20 Lap Scratch

1. Keith Thorarinson
2. John Sandre
3. Brooks Rapley
4. Jonathon Murphy
5. Terry Rice

Next meet 12 noon Saturday May 15th. Coordinator for this meet is Keith
Davidge. Check out the Track League's webpage for further info on the program: .

Thanks to Drew Richards, Wayne Langton, Adrian Mezenburg and Joe De Maeyer for coordinating and running this meet.

Mississauga Midweek Series
(courtesy Peter McCaffery)

It was a record turnout for the fourth event in the series , with no less than 88 starters in the two groups. The handicap group, with almost 40 riders, started two minutes in front of the scratch group and, by working hard constantly, managed to stay away for 13 0f the 18 laps.

There was lots of action in the scratch group, with splinter groups going off the front nearly every lap. The bunch always managed to pull them back and, when they finally caught the handicap pack, the ?‚s were together.

There were three primes in a row on the 15th, 16th. And 17th.. Jet Fuel's Joe Gulliano, with a 1st and a third place, won this mini contest and the Pearl Izumi warm-up vest donated by Schwinn Canada.

At the final sprint, Jeff Hansen finished a full length clear of runner-up Heath Cockburn, who just edged out Dave Fry with a final, terrific effort. Perennial top tenner, Greg Cavanagh pipped Mississauga club mate and bunch sprint specialist Piers Davidge to take fourth.. The top six was rounded out by Ital Pasta's George Neuman, in town from Vancouver.

All the riders were sporting bright new new numbers donated by La Bicicletta

Event #4, May 5th, 1999
Distance 39.6 km, 18 laps
Average Speed - Handicap 42.2 kph/Scratch 44.7 kph

1Jeff HansenItal PastaS156-1512
2Heath CockburnJet FuelS1s.t.11
3Dave FryRNHS2s.t.10
4Greg CavanaghMississauga VolvicS1s.t.9
5Piers DavidgeMississauga VolvicS1s.t.8
6George NeumanItal PastaS1s.t.7
7Brent ArthursRNHS1s.t.6
8Kevin SpeachtS1s.t.5
9Paul RegoSaeco CanadaS1s.t.4
10James WaddenS3s.t.3
11Jason ValentiniS1s.t.2

Andrew Pinfold (Neworld) won the prime contest with 6 points.

All other entrants get 1 point. 88 starters, 72 finishers

Points Standings after May 5th

NameCategoryTotal Points
Cavanagh, GregS137
Hansen, JeffS130
Speacht, KevinS227
Davidge, PiersS121
Wadden, JamesS320
Deveer, CraigS114
Shea, PatS114
Mazur, PeterJ13
Cockburn, HeathS112
Fry, DavidS211
Schmitt, MatthiasS111
Juliano, JoeS110
Mazur, MirekS310
Pinfold, AndrewS19
Regato, DomenicS29
Moore, MichaelS28
Neuman, GeorgeS18
Scully, GaryMB8
Arthurs, BrentS17
Ybanez, MikeS27

Top Rider in Each Category

NameCategoryTotal Points
Mazur, PeterJ13
Scully, GaryMB8
Cavanagh, GregS137
Speacht, KevinS227
Wadden, JamesS320
Farrell, JuliaW3
Jarvis, AmyW3
Langton, KimW3

Tour of Romandie, Switzerland

Stage 2 - Fleurier to Moleson-sur-Gruyeres 171 km

1. Laurent Jalabert (Fra) ONCE-Deutsche Bank 4:29:30
2. Leonardo Piepoli (Ita) Banesto at 0:09
3. Beat Zberg (Sui) Rabobank 0:21
4. Paolo Savoldelli (Ita) Saeco-Cannondale
5. Simone Borgheresi (Ita) Mercatone Uno-Bianchi both s.t.
6. Wladimir Belli (Ita) Festina-Lotus 0:26
7. Oscar Sevilla Ribera (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
8. Andrea Noe (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step
9. Ivan Gotti (Ita) Team Polti
10. Gorazd Stangelj (Slo) Mobilvetta-Northwave all s.t.


1. Laurent Jalabert (Fra) ONCE-Deutsche Bank 8:53:55
2. Gabriele Missaglia (Ita) Lampre-Daikin at 0:04
3. Paolo Savoldelli (Ita) Saeco-Cannondale 0:10
4. Wladimir Belli (Ita) Festina-Lotus 0:18
5. Niki Aebersold (Sui) Rabobank 0:22
6. Gorazd Stangelj (Slo) Mobilvetta-Northwave 0:32
7. Beat Zberg (Sui) Rabobank 0:36
8. Leonardo Piepoli (Ita) Banesto 0:50
9. Andrea Noe (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step 0:52
10. Oscar Camenzind (Sui) Lampre-Daikin 1:03

Four Days of Dunkerque, France

Stage 3 - Boulogne-sur-Mer to Bethune 180 km

1. Stephane Barthe (Fra) Casino 3:57:05
2. Endrea Leoni (Fra) Liquigas-Pata
3. Arvis Piziks (Lat) Team Home-Jack & Jones
4. Marcel Wust (Ger) Festina Lotus
5. Silvio Martinello (Ita) Team Polti
6. Frederic Moncassin (Fra) Credit Agricole
7. Nicola Minali (Ita) Cantina Tollo-Alexia
8. Glenn Magnusson (Swe) US Postal
9. Adriano Baffi (Ita) Mapei
10. Nicola Loda (Ita) Ballan-Alessio all s.t.


1. Andrea Ferrigato (Ita) Ballan-Alessio 12:02:17
2. Alexander Gontchenkov (Rus) Ballan-Alessio at 0:55
3. Nicola Minali (Ita) Cantina Tollo-Alexia 0:57
4. Nicola Loda (Ita) Ballan-Alessio
5. Juris Silovs (Lat) Team Home-Jack & Jones both s.t.
6. Cedric Vasseur (Fra) Credit Agricole 1:00
7. Emmanuel Magnien (Fra) La Française des Jeux 1:01
8. Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Casino s.t.
9. Francois Simon (Fra) Credit Agricole 1:05
10. Michael Sandstod (Den) Team Home-Jack & Jones s.t.


Finally: We have gotten a little behind on our birthday greetings. So, belated birthday greetings to Seamus McGrath (May 3rd) and Sylvia Burke (May 4th). Shame on you if you don't know who Sylvia is!


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