Posted by Editor on 04/22/01
Full results will not be available until tomorrow, but here are some photos to be going on with.
Winner Seamus McGrath
Sue Palmer-Komar (women's winner)
Josh Hall (2nd)
Jeff Hansen (3rd)
Buck Miller (1st Men Under 19)
Youngest finisher Tyler Kiers (8 years old!)
Grinding up the final climb
More photos and results will follow tomorrow.
Sydor and Hestler Win in Victoria
Courtesy Jon Watkin
The Team Schwalbe Road Race was held Sun. April 22, 2001. The course took the riders through the very hilly terrain of the East Sooke and Metchosin area of Victoria. It was the same course as last year's B.C. provincials.
In the men's race, an early move from Geoff Kabush (Kona) 3 laps into the race was only responded to by fellow mountain biker Andreas Hestler (Rocky Mountain). The two worked well together and built up a lead of over 3 minutes from the rapidly decimated field. A valiant chase was made by up-and-coming star, Svein Tuft from the Broadmark cycling team. However, he failed to make up any time on the two breakaway riders in front of him. The most gritty move of the day came from Nat Faulkner who easily bridged up to Svein all by himself and continued to give chase with him. In the end, Andreas dug deep and outsprinted Kabush for the win. Meanwhile, Faulkner showed his sprinting prowess and took Tuft at the line. Another good sprint was made by Andrew Pinfold (Atlas Cold Storage) who took 5th over Min Van Velzen(Trek VW).
In the women's race, Alison Sydor took complete control of the race. An early flyer from local talent Erica Drew went unanswered and she developed a 30 second lead. Alison later made an attack of her own and bridged up to Erica with little effort. As the two worked together, they increased their lead by a few minutes. Later, Erica could not keep up to the 3 time world champion. Under orders from her coach Iouri Kasharin, Sydor time trialed her way to an easy victory, almost 5 minutes ahead of 2nd place finisher Stephanie Hannos. Erica did manage to finish respectably in fifth.
Cat 1/2 Men (120km)
1-Andreas Hestler Rocky Mountain 3:15:00
2-Geoff Kabush Kona s.t.
3-Nat Faulkner Kissena 3:19:00
4-Svein Tuft Broadmark s.t.
5-Andrew Pinfold Atlas Cold St. 3:24:00
6-Min Van Velzen Trek/VW s.t.
7-Matt Usborne Victoria El. 3:25:00
CAt 3 Men (90km)
1-Cameron Evans Trek VW (only 17 years old!!!)
2- Will Routley
1-Alison Sydor Trek/VW 2:13:00
2-Stephanie Hannos 2:17:50
3-Dawn Berg 2:20:23
4-Barb Bialokoz s.t.
5-Erica Drew s.t.
Cat 4/5 Men
1-Dan Molgat-Roy Bike Cellar 2:05:56
2-Marsh Cooper Escape Velocity s.t.
3-Mike Grace Independent 2:06:15
4-Ryan Mcnamara s.t.
5-Gerald Sawatsky s.t.
Tour De Loir-Et-Cher, France
Stage 5a - Cour-Cheverny to Contres 85 km
1 Dimitri De Fauw (Bel) Go Pass-ABX 1:54:59
2 Roy Sentjens (Ned) Rabobank
3 David Kopp (Ger) Germany
4 Cedric Fontbonnat (Fra) UC Chateauroux
5 Samuel Bonnet (Fra) UC Chateauroux
6 Jerome Riglet (Fra) CC Nogent-sur-oise
7 Vincent Greneche (Fra) Jean Floc'h
8 Sjef De Wilde (Bel) Go Pass-ABX
9 Virgile Palisse (Fra) CAC 41
10 LoÃƒÂ¯c Bonivin (Fra) CC Nogent-sur-oise
26 Dominique Rollin (Can) Canada
38 Cory Lange (Can) Canada
42 Bruno Langlois (Can) Canada
46 Greg Seinewicz (Can) Canada all s.t.
Stage 5b - Blois 93 km
1 Samuel Gicquel (Fra) Jean Floc'h 1:59:45
2 Marc Staelen (Fra) CAC 41 at 0:04
3 Stephane Couge (Fra) Jean Floc'h 0:05
4 Dimitri De Fauw (Bel) Go Pass-ABX
5 Roy Sentjens (Ned) Rabobank
6 Luuc Hutten (Ned) Rabobank
7 David Kopp (Ger) Germany
8 Eric Baumann (Ger) Germany
9 Samuel Bonnet (Fra) UC Chateauroux
10 Renaud Dion (Fra) CC Nogent-sur-oise
24 Cory Lange (Can) Canada all s.t.
32 Dominique Rollin (Can) Canada 0:10
DNF Bruno Langlois (Can) Canada
DNS Greg Seinewicz (Can) Canada
1 Rudolph Wentzel (RSA) Go Pass-ABX 21:20:06
2 Eric Baumann (Ger) Germany at 2:08
3 Dimitri De Fauw (Bel) Go Pass-ABX 2:14
4 Roy Sentjens (Ned) Rabobank 2:16
5 David Kopp (Ger) Germany 2:21
6 Stephane Couge (Fra) Jean Floc'h 2:23
7 Luuc Hutten (Ned) Rabobank 2:29
8 Samuel Bonnet (Fra) UC Chateauroux 2:59
9 Eric Trokimo (Fra) CC Nogent-sur-oise 3:06
10 Johan Dekkers (Bel) Go Pass-ABX 3:10
26 Dominique Rollin (Can) Canada 16:58
39 Cory Lange (Can) Canada 35:01
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