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August 5/01 4:10 am - MTB World Cup, Grande Boucle Féminine, Miles for Meagan Charity Ride


Posted by Editoress on 08/5/01
 

Mountain BikeWorld Cup - Leysin, Switzerland

Men's XC
1. Miguel Martinez (Fra) Full Dynamix 1:57
2. Christoph Sauser (Sui) Volvo Cannondale at 0:48
3. Ludovic Dubau (Fra), Orbea 1:28
4. Julien Absalon (Fra) Bianchi Motorex 1:41
5. Roel Paulissen (Bel) Team GT 2:21
6. Thomas Frischknecht (Sui) Ritchey Yahoo 2:45
7. Carsten Bresser (Ger) Telekom-Mobile 3:07
8. Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) 3:19
9. Thomas Hochstrasser (Sui), Giant 3:34
10. Christophe Dupouey (Fra) Giant 3:39

World Cup Overall
Miguel Martinez 893pts
Roland Green 851
José Antonio Hermida: 805


Grande Boucle Féminine , France

Stage 1a: Bilbao Spain, 9.9 km ITT
1. Joane Somarriba (Esp) Alfa Lum 13:33
2. Judith Arndt (Ger) German National at 0:03
3. Olga Slioussareva (Rus) Carpe Diem0:18

Stage 1b: Bilbao to Guernika, 107 km
1. Fabiana Luperini (Ita)


Miles for Meagan - Riders Wanted

On November 20, 2000 my 18 year old daughter Meagan died from Ovarian Cancer. the diagnosis was sudden and brutal and our daughter passed away only 5 months after she was diagnosed. I learned more about this killer and cancer in general than I ever wanted to know. Over the next year 2,500 Canadian Mothers, sisters and daughters will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer. More than 25,000 American Mothers, sisters and daughters will be diagnosed. The four year mortality rate is 70%.

When Meagan died I knew that I needed to get the word out about this killer. September is Ovarian Cancer awareness month. On September 17 I will be riding with other like minded persons from Ottawa to Toronto. A distance of about 650 kilometers. We will arrive in Toronto on September 25 with lots of community stops along the way. This is a fully supportted ride and I still need a few riders to join our team. The team is a rag tag mix of keeners, not-so-keeners, big hearts, and big butts like myself. We still have room for some riders so if you are interested in joining us, volunteering or sponsoring this ride drop me a line at mjrodger@home.com I am working with the National Ovarian Cancer Association.

Website for the ride is: Miles for Meagan

Thanks
Michael Rodger

 


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