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July 16/99 4:21 am - 1999 Tour de l'Abitibi Information


Posted by Editoress on 07/16/99
 

1999 -31st Tour de l'Abitibi
Press Conference Report


Montreal, July 15,1999.

At the Tour de l'Abitibi press conference, the 31th edition of the Tour was launched. This year 9 countries, 3 Canadian provinces and a few states will take part in this edition.

Countries:Canada
France
Germany
Hungaria
Japan
Mexico
Nederlands
South Africa
United States
Provinces:Alberta
British Columbia
Quebec
States:Arizona 1
Arizona 2
Eastern Regional
Massachusetts
Team:Saeco-V.B. Cycles Jr.
The race schedule is as follows
Monday, July 19,1999Prologue in Val D'Or (22km)
Criterium 10 laps
Prize Money on even laps and elimination of 5 last riders on odd laps
Tuesday, July 20,1999Team Time Trial (50km)
LaSarre/Taschereau
Wednesday, July 21, 1999-Road (115km)
Rouyn-Noranda/Val D'Or
Thursday, July 22, 1999Road (82.7km)
Senneterre/Louvicourt/Val D'Or
Friday, July 23, 1999Individual Time Trial (15km)
Val D'Or
Friday, July 23, 1999Road (111.2km)
Preissac/Val D'Or
Saturday, July 24, 1999Road (111.2km)
Amos/Val D'Or
Sunday, July 25, 1999¨Criterium (77km)
Val D'Or


The 31th Tour de l'Abitibi will be the longest one ever, with a total of 639.10km.

This year a new jersey will be given the the best first year rider doing a first appearance at the Tour. The blue jersey or maillot de la rel&3232;ve will then be introduce for the first time at the tour. Naturally the brown jersey for the leader remain and the orange jersey for the point leader also remain.

Participating Teams
SOUTH AFRICA:Scheepers, Alwyn
Van der Merwe, Anton
Cole, Wesley
Odendaal, Jaco
St-Jones, Michael
Easton, Geoff
Boshoff, Bosseau,coach
Wheller, Peter, mec.
Bosman, Sarel, manager
ALBERTA:Utting, Nicholas
Jendzjowsky, Nicholas
McKnight, Cameron
Davis, Zauh
Blick, Desmond
Jones, David
Proulx, Dan, coach
Becker, Ray, mec.
GERMANY:Meyrer, Sven
Wieczorek, Jens
Wilczek, Kai
Larem, Frank
Schirrmann, Robin
Husan, Carl Veit
Bauriedl, Andreas, coach
Palmen, Jens, mec.
Arizona 1:Chevett, Mike
Erdely, Jonathan
Wei, Albert
Yost, Robert
Kotch, Dave
Driscoll, Pat, coach
Wood, Scott, mec.
Erdyle, Ken, mass.
ARIZONA 2:Buccambuso, Brad
Winn, Mike
Steinbrecher, Cory
Mraz, Gregor
Carver, Robbie
King, Austin
King, Barney, coach
Achterberg, Gary, mec.
CANADA:Rollin, Dominique
Gilbert, Martin
Bullock, Rod
Dube, Eric
Beliveau, Mathieu
Gorman, Charles
Landry, Jacques, coach
Fournier, Simon, mec.
Roy, Bruno, mass.
BRITISH COLUMBIA:Cook, PaulPrachnau, Ryan
Errington, Angus
Flater, Graham
Drew, Jeff
Vunic, Dave
UNITED STATES:McCarthy, Patrick
Gandara, Jaime
Houston, Charlie
Suttle, Dale
Brant, John
Castille, Joe
Mayer-Oakes, David, coach
Parnell, Matt , mec.
Karthauser, James, mass.
MASSACHUSETTS:Stuart, IanRademacher, Dustin
Babati, Rahsaan
Magell, Sterling
Wolfson, Daniel
Regiimbalt, Joel
Stanton, Toby, coach
Buckley, Ben, mec.
Magor, Mike, manager
FRANCE:Dangel, Laurent
Receveur, Nicolas
Scolanacchi, Nicolas
Jeannin, Yohan
Fusier, Vivien
Vuilledin, Nicolas
Chanteau, Philippe, coach
Jacques, Michel, mec.
Bertrix, Curille, mass.
NEDERLANDS:Traksel, Bobbie
Weening, Pieter
Pronk, Fabrice
Malerboom, Leon
Van Hummel, Kenny
Mohlmann, Peter
Maassen, Frans, coach
Arts, Tony, mec.
Van Engelen, Sjef, mass.
HUNGARIAAbrok, Norbert
Marosi, Norbert
Kiss, Gergely
Gyepes, Zsolt
Sandor, Benedek
Csomor, Zoltan
Herneczsky, Frigyes, coach
Torzsok, Zsolt, mec.
Nagy, Eva, mass.
JAPAN:Shimizu, Miyataka
Ishida, Tetsuya
Takezawa, Koji
Matsuoka, Koumei
Izumikawa, Yoshinori
Ando, Hirotaka
Kuwa, Masataka, coach
Kihara, Tsumoru, mec.
Sato, Toshimi, mass.
MEXICO:Macias, Luis Fernando
Aldape-Chavez, Moises
Tapia-Rodriguez, Ricardo Samuel
Sanchez Sotelo, Jose
De la Rosa-Monsivais, Juan Jose
Magallanes-Aranda, Juan Pablo
Miranda-Mancera, Alberto, coach
Lugo-Hernandez, Tito, mec.
SAECO-V.B. (QC):Penarroya, Mathieu
Provencher, Guillaume
Boily, Pierre-Olivier
Viens, Daniel
Olivier, Jeremy
Viau, Philippe
Penarroya, Gerard, coach
Beliveau, Daniel, mec.
QUEBEC :Maheu, Benoit
Simard, Pierre-Laurence
Giliaka, Nikolai
Bedard, Mathieu
Houle-Paradis, J. Philippe
Parisien, Francois
Jourdain, Vincent, coach
Mailhot, J. Sebastien, mec.
EASTERN REGIONAL:Lawler, Peter D.
Friedman, Michael S.
Wilson, Matthew
Vails, J. Terrence
Oday, Sean
Milne, Shawn
Strieff, Marc, coach
Hodges-Myerson, Adam, mec.



All information courtesy of Michel Bourgault, Montreal correspondant

 


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