Posted by Editor on 03/2/01
Espoir Development Camp
The Canadian Cycling Association is holding an Espoir development camp in Virginia, USA from March 24th to April 7th.
A dozen athletes have been chosen, based upon past results, to partake in this two week camp. This camp will serve training and learning purposes as well as an opportunity for 6 athletes to be chosen to participate in four selected races in Europe from April 18th to May 1st.
The camp will be held by Jacques Landry, national development coach, as well as Neil Ross and Neil Stewart . Both Neils' will be able to contribute to the success of this camp through their combined experience in training and European racing.
While the CCA has had to refuse some athletes wanting to attend this training camp, it is to be noted that the camp's popularity has certainly confirmed that there is a definite need for this type activity in the early months of the cycling season.
The following athletes will attend the camp:
Tour of Valencia, Spain
Stage 3 - Denia to Benidorm 149 km
1 David Etxebarria (Esp) Euskaltel-Euskadi 3:43:59
2 Aitor Gonzalez (Esp) Kelme-Costa Blanca
3 Erik Dekker (Ned) Rabobank
4 Fabian Jeker (Sui) Maia-MSS
5 Juan J De Los Angeles (Esp) Kelme-Costa Blanca
6 Leonardo Piepoli (Ita) iBanesto.com
7 Michael Boogerd (Ned) Rabobank all s.t.
8 Koldo Gil (Esp) iBanesto.com at 0:03
9 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Team Telekom 0:31
10 Marcus Zberg (Sui) Rabobank
11 George Hincapie (USA) US Postal Service
17 Christian Vandevelde (USA) US Postal Service
18 Oscar Camenzind (Sui) Lampre-Daikin
31 Cedric Vasseur (Fra) US Postal Service
35 Vjatceslav Ekimov (Rus) US Postal Service all s.t.
48 Alex Zulle (Sui) Team Coast 0:40
49 Benoit Joachim (Lux) US Postal Service 1:07
69 Erik Zabel (Ger) Team Telekom 4:22
71 Stephane Barthe (Fra) US Postal Service s.t.
77 Abraham Olano (Esp) ONCE 10:59
84 Jose Luis Rubiera (Esp) US Postal Service s.t.
123 Marco Pantani (Ita) Mercatone Uno-Albacom 17:32
1 Michael Boogerd (Ned) Rabobank 11:55:04
2 Fabian Jeker (Sui) Maia-MSS
3 Leonardo Piepoli (Ita) iBanesto.com both s.t.
4 David Etxebarria (Esp) Euskaltel-Euskadi at 0:07
5 Erik Dekker (Ned) Rabobank
6 Aitor Gonzalez (Esp) Kelme-Costa Blanca
7 Juan J De Los Angeles (Esp) Kelme-Costa Blanca all s.t.
8 Koldo Gil (Esp) iBanesto.com 0:10
9 Angel Edo (Esp) Maia-MSS 0:38
10 Oscar Camenzind (Sui) Lampre-Daikin
13 Vjatceslav Ekimov (Rus) US Postal Service
14 Christian Vandevelde (USA) US Postal Service all s.t.
33 Alex Zulle (Sui) Team Coast 0:40
34 Benoit Joachim (Lux) US Postal Service 1:14
36 George Hincapie (USA) US Postal Service 4:13
45 Cedric Vasseur (Fra) US Postal Service 5:14
50 Erik Zabel (Ger) Team Telekom 8:04
52 Stephane Barthe (Fra) US Postal Service s.t.
72 Jose Luis Rubiera (Esp) US Postal Service 15:42
77 Abraham Olano (Esp) ONCE 16:01
95 Steffen Kjaergaard (Nor) US Postal Service 24:09
134 Marco Pantani (Ita) Mercatone Uno-Albacom 38:02
The Graham Watson 2001 Pro Calendars we scored are going fast at $14.95 (half price), so if you want to get one before it is too late go to the CC Store (graphic in upper left corner) and click on Blowouts.
2001 Pro Cycling Tour, USA
March 22-25 - Mercury Sea Otter Classic - Monterey, California
April 7 - BMC Software Downtown Criterium - Austin, Texas
June 2 - U.S. Postal Service Clarendon Cup - Arlington, Virginia
June 3 - 2001 Capital Cup - Washington, D.C.
June 5 - First Union Invitational - Lancaster, Pennsylvania
June 7 - First Union Classic - Trenton, New Jersey
June 10 - First Union USPRO Championship/Liberty Classic (Women's World Cup) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
July 8 - BMC Software Tour of Arlington - Arlington, Massachusetts
August 2 - New York City Cycling Championship - New York, New York
August 27 - Chris Thater Memorial - Binghamton, New York
September 8 - San Rafael Women's Criterium - San Rafael, California
September 9 - San Francisco Grand Prix - San Francisco, California
September 16 - BMC Software Tour of Houston - Houston, Texas
October 21 - Sunshine Sports Classic/Great Coconut Grove Criterium - Miami, Florida
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