May 26/00 3:04 am - Columbia Track World Cup, Tour of Germany, This Weekend
Posted by Editor on 05/26/00
Track World Cup #2 - Cali, Columbia
Jeremy Storie has been in touch with national team member Mandy Poitras, who passes on the following tidbits from the event:
Day 1 AM
Women's sprint Lori-Ann Meunzer qualifies well in 4th spot with 11.68 Lori-Ann also rides the 500m Sunday morning.
Men's sprint Doug Baron qualifies 17th with 10.9 thus facing Florian Rousseau ( past World Champ ) Doug loses to Rousseau and then goes on to ride Christian Arrue (USA) in the reps where he rides well but is eliminated. Lars Madsen qualified 20th with an 11.0 but failed to make the first round.
Jim Fisher and Doug Baron ride the Kilo this evening
Mandy Poitras rides the Pursuit Saturday morning and the 500m and Points race on Sunday morning and afternoon respectively.
Kyle Hudsen will be competing in the keirin, and Fisher, Baron, and Madsen will make up the Olympic Sprint team
Tour of Germany
Stage 1 - Bonn to Wiesbaden 179 km
1 Jens Heppner (Ger) Deutsche Telekom 4:53:10
2 Peter Wrolich (Aut) Team Gerolsteiner
3 Laurent Dufaux (Sui) Saeco-Valli & Valli
4 Richard Virenque (Fra) Team Polti
5 Rene Joergensen (Den) Memorycard-Jack & Jones
6 Jurgen Werner (Ger) Team NÃ¼rnberger
7 Udo Bolts (Ger) Deutsche Telekom
8 Marcel Strauss (Sui) Post Swiss Team
9 Mathias Buxhofer (Aut) Phonak Hearing System
10 Erik Zabel (Ger) Deutsche Telekom at 0:07
It is a very full slate for events this weekend, with the Canada Cup at Hardwood Hills, the Women's World Cup in Montreal, the Track World Cup in Columbia and the Downhill/Dual World Cup in Cortina, Italy. Plus, of course the Giro.
We will be providing live, lap-by-lap coverage of the Women's World Cup, statrting at about 10:30 (half an hour before the start of the race. Two of the favourites for the race are Canadians Genevieve Jeanson and Lyne Bessette (Saturn), who was second last year. Jeanson has a chance to take over the World Cup lead with a good finish, and this course is tailor-made for her climbing skills.