Posted by Editor on 06/27/01
You may noticed that the speed of the Forums has gotten worse over the last few days (and that it was down a few times). We have been restructuring our network to put the Forums on its own server. That is now complete, and you should find that it works much faster as of this morning.
We have one more set of modifications to make this weekend, so the database servers (including the Forums) will be down for a few hours on Sunday morning. From that time on, if you have pages within the the site bookmarked, those bookmarks will no longer work. You will need to use www.canadiancyclist.com (and then you can re-bookmark internal pages if you want).
We apologize for the frustration you may have experienced over the past few weeks, but hopefully these upgrades will solve the problems.
Tour of Switzerland
Stage 8 - Sion to Crans Montana ITT 25.1 km
1 Lance Armstrong (USA) US Postal Service 47:18.84
2 Gilberto Simoni (Ita) Lampre-Daikin at 1:25.83
3 Tyler Hamilton (USA) US Postal Service 1:26.17
4 Georg Totschnig (Aut) Gerolsteiner 1:33.10
5 Wladimir Belli (Ita) Fassa Bortolo 1:58.59
6 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Team Deutsche Telekom 2:03.53
7 Daniel Atienza Urendez (Esp) Cofidis 2:17.45
8 Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step 2:39.75
9 Beat Zberg (Sui) Rabobank 2:40.46
10 Steve Zampieri (Sui) Post Swiss Team 2:47.06
11 Laurent Jalabert (Fra) CSC-World Online 2:51.87
26 Alex Zulle (Sui) Team Coast 5:19.53
27 Oscar Camenzind (Sui) Lampre-Daikin 5:19.71
36 Michele Bartoli (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step 5:53.06
41 Cedric Vasseur (Fra) US Postal Service 6:09.51
45 Steffen Kjaergraard (Nor) US Postal Service 6:30.48
55 Erik Zabel (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom 6:49.39
72 Matthew White (Aus) US Postal Service 7:36.67
73 Viatcheslav Ekimov (Rus) US Postal Service 7:40.29
76 George Hincapie (USA) US Postal Service 7:54.81
81 Johan Museeuw (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites 8:06.04
100 Christian Vandevelde (USA) US Postal Service 9:23.98
1 Lance Armstrong (USA) US Postal Service 26:58:25
2 Gilberto Simoni (Ita) Lampre-Daikin at 1:05
3 Wladimir Belli (Ita) Fassa Bortolo 1:43
4 Beat Zberg (Sui) Rabobank 2:56
5 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Team Deutsche Telekom 2:57
6 Georg Totschnig (Aut) Gerolsteiner 3:08
7 Juan Manuel Garate (Esp) Lampre-Daikin 3:39
8 Manuel Beltran Martinez (Esp) Mapei-Quick Step 3:46
9 Laurent Jalabert (Fra) CSC-World Online 3:55
10 Daniel Schnider (Sui) La Francaise Des Jeux 6:01
13 Tyler Hamilton (USA) US Postal Service 7:28
15 Oscar Camenzind (Sui) Lampre-Daikin 8:57
21 Alex Zulle (Sui) Team Coast 13:26
34 Christian Vandevelde (USA) US Postal Service 25:39
39 Steffen Kjaergraard (Nor) US Postal Service 28:10
42 Cedric Vasseur (Fra) US Postal Service 30:10
49 George Hincapie (USA) US Postal Service 34:03
50 Michele Bartoli (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step 34:07
68 Matthew White (Aus) US Postal Service 45:54
83 Viatcheslav Ekimov (Rus) US Postal Service 51:46
85 Johan Museeuw (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites 52:48
93 Erik Zabel (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom 56:13
Speculation still continues that the Tour organizers may throw out one or more teams caught in the Giro d'Italia drug raids. The organizers are said to have requested more information from Italian authorities and the UCI so that they can make a final decision.
If some teams are removed, who will replaced them? Favourites have to include Mercury-Viatel, Mario Cipollini's Saeco-Macchine Per Caffe squad and Marco Pantani's Mercatone Uno team. It is doubtful that all would get in.
At Beauce we were told by Mercury that they are anxiously awaiting a decision, but that the only member of the Beauce squad who would get the call is Henk Vogels.
New Distributor for Bell Sports Products
Bell Sports Inc. of Santa Cruz, CA. is pleased to announce that Outdoor Gear Canada (OGC) of St-Laurent, QuÃƒÂ©bec has been appointed exclusive Canadian distributor of its Giro and Bell helmet brands as well as its Blackburn, VistaLite and CoPilot accessories, effective July 5, 2001.
OGC intends to have inventories of Bell and Giro helmets in its MontrÃƒÂ©al and Vancouver warehouses ready to ship to dealers by July 5.
Blackburn, VistaLite and CoPilot accessories will be available at a later date.
Bell Sports Canada will continue to take and ship dealer orders at its Calgary facility until July 11 to ensure a smooth distribution transition without interruption of supply to Canadian dealers and consumers
John Vanderburg, Bell Sports Canada's Director of Sales, will liaise with OGC to assist with the transition.
There will be no changes to any aspects of the Bell or Giro programs for the balance of the 2001 season according to both Bell Sports and OGC.
"Bell Sports Canada has done an outstanding job with both brands in Canada over the past few years and we recognize the tremendous challenge and opportunity Bell Sports Inc. has offered us," said David Bowman of OGC.
"OGC distributes a range of top-quality cycling products that fit well with the Bell and Giro brands and our Blackburn, VistaLite and CoPilot accessories," said Jay Romasco, Bell Sports' Vice President of Specialty Retailer Sales. "We expect our brands to continue along the path set out by Bell Sports Canada."
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