Posted by Editor on 07/5/01
Grouse World Cup
We begin our live coverage from the Grouse World Cup tomorrow, with the Dual Qualifier. Check in through out the weekend for complete, up-to-date info on everything happening throughout the weekend, culminating with the cross-country on Sunday, where we get to see Roland Green become the first Canadian man on the start line in the overall leader's jersey of the World Cup series.
We now have a brief synopsis of the cross-country and downhill courses, just to whet your appetite. The Cross-country course is 4.7 kilometres long, primarily double track with 10%-15% singletrack. Since the snow only came off the mountain 4 weeks ago (it is actually still on the mountain, just not the course), the singletrack sections through wooded areas are very new. The ground in these sections is quite soft and loamy. It is not a particularly technical course, and should be fast - the organizers are anticipating 15 minute laps for the men. The downhill is 1.7 kilometres in length, with 4 major jumps or dropoffs, one approaching 3 metres. Again, not extremely technical, but fast.
One of the biggest difficulties for both courses will be the transitions from open to wooded sections. The fairly dense pine foliage makes the switch from light to dark very abrupt, and could cause problems at speed.
The long range forecast is for low to mid 20s and sunny. If you are planning on attending in person, be advised that it is quite warm on top of Grouse if you are moving, but standing still for any length of time can be chilly - pack a jacket.
We won't neglect the other events happening on the weekend - the Tour de France begins Saturday, and all weekend we will be providing updates on the Track Nationals in Edmonton.
La Bicicletta Midweek Series 2001
Event # 12 SCRATCH RACE
Courtesy Peter McCaffery
25 laps of regular 2.05 km circuit 51.26 km
TIME: 1:12:17 / 42.5 kph
|1 Alan Raien||Bicycle Depot||2||1:12:17||12|
|2 Greg Raein||Gears||2||At 0:05||11|
|3 Ed. Makarchuk||HRT||MA||s.t.||10|
|4 Craig Webster||Ind.||MA||s.t.||9|
|5 Don Zuck||Pavan||MB||s.t.||8|
|6 Shannon Hunt||RNH||2||s.t.||7|
|7 Roy Zucchetto||Pavan||MB||0:38||6|
|8 Carlos Baros||Ind.||3||s.t.||5|
|9 Rob Sule||Chain Reaction||MB||s.t.||4|
|10 Patrick Shea||Ital Pasta||1||a.t.||3|
|11 Eric Kameka||HRT||3||s.t.||2|
|12 Chris Kiziak||HRT||MA||s.t.||2|
|13 Dave Dermont||True North||MA||s.t.||2|
|14 Dave Britnell||Hummingbirds||2||0:42||2|
|15 Ed Maset||Pavan||MA||1:05||2|
|Jeff Hansen||Ital Pasta||84|
|Heath Cockburn||Jet Fuel Sympatico||62|
|Barry Reid||Maple Leaf||55|
|Paul Rego||Ital Pasta||41|
|Marcel Zierfuss||Racer Sportif||34|
|Enrico Traini||Toronto C.C.||33|
|Joe Giuliano||Jet Fuel Sympatico||28|
|Paul Greene||Chain Reaction||27|
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