May 4/00 7:36 am - Gila Tour, Romandie, Yukon, Springbank & More!
Posted by Editor on 05/4/00
Tour of Gila, New Mexico
A quick word from Helene Houle that Eric Wohlberg won the first stage time trial of the Tour of Gila. "The Tyrone Time Trial is a 15.7 mile out and back course with a total of 1070' of climbing. The course consisted of all ascent or descent with very little flat ground. He did this with a 58, I guess that's why some friends call him the big chain ring king!" Eric finished 50 seconds ahead of second place.
Tour of Romandie, Switzerland
Stage 2 - Montreux to La Chaux-de-Fonds 161 km
1. DUFAUX Laurent SAECO - VALLI & VALLI 3:55:44
2. CASAGRANDE Francesco VINI CALDIROLA - SIDERMEC
3. LEDANOIS Yvon LA FRANCAISE DES JEUX
4. BELLI Wladimir FASSA BORTOLO
5. TONKOV Pavel MAPEI - QUICK STEP
6. BELOKI Joseba FESTINA
7. SAVOLDELLI Paolo SAECO - VALLI & VALLI all s.t.-
8. FIGUERAS Giuliano MAPEI - QUICK STEP at 0:06
9. ZBERG Marcus RABOBANK
10. CASSANI Enrico TEAM POLTI all s.t.-
116. PERRAS Dominique PHONAK HEARING SYSTEMS 19:08
1. SAVOLDELLI Paolo SAECO - VALLI & VALLI 10:31:34
2. CUESTA Inigo O.N.C.E. - DEUTSCHE BANK at 0:17
3. MISSAGLIA Gabriele LAMPRE - DAIKIN 0:19
4. BELOKI Joseba FESTINA s.t.
5. DUFAUX Laurent SAECO - VALLI & VALLI 0:20
6. LEDANOIS Yvon LA FRANCAISE DES JEUX 0:21
7. VAINSTEINS Romans VINI CALDIROLA - SIDERMEC s.t.
8. BUXHOFER Matthias PHONAK HEARING SYSTEMS 0:22
9. RUBIERA Jose Luis KELME - COSTA BLANCA s.t.
10. CASSANI Enrico TEAM POLTI 0:23
120. PERRAS Dominique PHONAK HEARING SYSTEMS 19:54
1. CARDENAS Felix Rafael KELME - COSTA BLANCA 13 points
2. PERRAS Dominique PHONAK HEARING SYSTEMS 10
Cyclists Race Behind Hospital - Yukon
(courtesy Geof Harries)
Sixteen mountain bikers took on the ups and downs of the Lost Lake & Hospital trails Wednesday night.
Racing on a short 6km loop filled with challenging obstacles and sandy descents, the riders were given the option of riding either two or three laps.
In the Senior Men's race, Ross Phillips continued his winning ways, storming to a victory over a hard charging Geof Harries. Jean-Paul Molgat was close behind the lead group, finishing ahead of Rod Savoie, Roger Armstrong and Paul Mason.
Robert Smith, who, with a time of 47:26, would have come third in the Senior Men's event, dominated the Junior Men's event. Glenn Iceton closely followed Smith, riding to a second place.
Patrick Ernst, who fended off a hard last lap attack by Jesse Whittle, won the two-lap Junior Men's race. Daniel Sessford rode to a strong third place finish, escaping yet another tight race between Chad Boorman and Ewan McDonald.
In the Senior Women's division, Michelle Rigoni rode away from Heather Preece in the first lap to take a convincing victory. Natasha Trovato, winner of the Junior Women's event, finished closely behind Rigoni.
14 year old Trovato, after one year of riding mountain bikes, is racing with the Yukon Cycling Team. She plans to attend several National level races these season, and one day, aims to represent Canada in the Olympic Games.
"I train hard and a goal like going to the Olympics gives me something to work towards", Trovato said.
Trovato is on her bicycle three to four days a week, combining speed and strength workouts with weight training. She races both road and mountain bikes, but enjoys the challenges of the latter more.
"I love everything about mountain biking. The downhills, the uphills, even the mud!" Trovato said with a smile.
Catch the fever of road cycling, randonneuring and mountain biking with the CAY's full schedule of events. The next race is the Riverdale Cycle 22km Time Trial, meeting at 12th Ave. & Centennial in Porter Creek on May 10. Registration for the race takes place at 6:30pm with a start time of 7pm.
The first Randonneur event takes place May 13, with the aim to complete a 200km tour of the Alaska Highway. Contact Christine Todd at 867-633-6745 for more details.
Mountain bikers can meet at 10am for a day of trail maintenance in the Chadburn Lake ski trails parking lot on May 6. Bring a lunch and your landscaping tool of choice.
1) Ross Phillips 43:07
2) Geof Harries 45:40
3) Jean-Paul Molgat 48:16
4) Rod Savoie 51:40
5) Roger Armstrong 56:10
6) Paul Mason 34:25 (completed 2 laps)
Junior Men (3 laps):
1) Robert Smith 47:26
2) Glenn Iceton 50:10
Junior Men (2 laps):
1) Patrick Ernst 36:08
2) Jesse Whittle 36:13
3) Daniel Sessford 40:17
4) Chad Boorman 42:05
5) Ewan McDonald 42:23
Senior Women (2 laps):
1) Michelle Rigoni 38:38
2) Heather Preece 26:34 (completed 1 lap)
Junior Women (2 laps):
1) Natasha Trovato 44:10
Directions To Springbank Road Race - Ontario
Directions from Toronto or Windsor
Take 401 to London. Turn off at Wellington Street North Exit. While heading North on Wellington go through approximately 7 or 8 lights to Commissioners (there is a very large hospital at this intersection) Turn Left (West) onto Commissioners. About 4 to 6 km on the right will be Springbank Park. Marshals will be directing you to parking. Please also note entry on Canadian Cyclist dated April 28 2000 for more information about parking. It is under the heading Springbank Prizes.
Tour of Walla Walla, Washington USA
Canadian Svein Tuft (Trek VW) won the men's overall.
Four Days of Dunkerque, France
Stage 3 - Boulogne to Bethune 186 km
1 Jean Patrick Nazon (Fra) La Francaise Des Jeux 4:19:09
2 Jo Planckaert (Bel) Cofidis
3 Saulius Ruskys (Lit) Saint-Quentin Oktos
4 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Farm Frites
5 Jan Svorada (Cze) Lampre-Daikin
6 Sebastien Hinault (Fra) Credit Agricole
7 Jaan Kirsipuu (Est) Ag2R Prevoyance
8 Carlos Da Cruz (Fra) Bigmat-Auber 93
9 Denis Zanette (Ita) Liquigas Pata
10 Aart Vierhouten (Ned) Rabobank all s.t.
1 Kasputis Arturas (Lit) Ag2R Prevoyance 12:52:39
2 Arvis Piziks (Lat) Memorycard-Jack&Jones at 0:18
3 Magnus Backstedt (Swe) Credit Agricole 0:34
4 StÃ©phane Barthe (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance 0:36
5 Anthony Langella (Fra) Credit Agricole 0:41
6 Martin Rittsel (Swe) Memorycard-Jack&Jones 0:42
7 Marcel Duijn (Ned) Rabobank 0:43
8 Julian Dean (NZL) US Postal Service
9 Pieter Vries (Ned) Farm Frites
10 Robert Hunter (RSA) Lampre-Daikin all s.t.
Happy Birthday To...
Former world record holder Sylvia Burka (today). Trivia quiz: what did she set the world record for? Post your responses in the Forums.