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October 16/01 1:19 am - XTerra Worlds, Ontario/Saskatchewan 'Cross, Sydor Wins

Posted by Editor on 10/16/01

XTerra World Championships
Courtesy Lesley Tomlinson

We had another great Rocky Mountain showing yesterday at the Worlds in Maui. This time I finished 5th, so we had good podium representation at both the World Championships and the US National Championships with Andreas's 5th place there.

I did come out of the water 361st . . . if only I could swim. Second place was only 2 1/2 minutes away at the end and I gave up almost 10mins again to the slowest women in the swim . . . and apparently passed 297 people during the race.(Men and Women race together).

Anke Erlank (Saturn /Timex road team) and Conrad Stoltz (Specialized) both of South Africa took commanding leads and won with large margins. There is full race coverage on as well as full web cast. CBS are doing an hour show that will be aired around Dec 20th.

Andreas had a very solid 13th place and Lucas Curran who rides Pro D for Rocky was 18th. Andreas was in contention for a top spot after the bike, but lost some spots in the run. Having just come off the Mountain Bike season he hasn't had a chance to get running legs going.

Melanie McQuaid was here and feeling good with hopes for a top-3, but things didn't seem to go well and she dnf'd in the run. I think at that point she was well outside the top 10.

Mike Vine another Canadian was one of the favourites after a second place here last year, but mechanicals and badly blistered feet put an end to his dream. He did suffer through for a 23rd place finish however.

Oakville Cycling Club Cyclo-cross Series

Event #2 - Saturday October 20th

Bronte Creek Provincial Park

Registration is at 9:30am, race starts at 10:00am (please proceed to parking lot C)
Race duration is 1 hour
Must be a member of an OCA affiliated club or have OCA insurance through a valid Race license.
For directions see:

- Entry fee is $10 per event
- Prizes will be determined by field. 50% of entry fees will be distributed out as cash prizes.
- Guaranteed entry for members of Oakville, Hamilton and Brampton Cycling Clubs. All others please RSVP your attendance .
- To RSVP please e-mail with your info.
- Mountain Bikes will be permitted.

You will receive a confirmation or decline via e-mail.

INDOOR MEETINGS - Please join us Monday October the 22nd at 7:30pm for Oakville Cycling Club's first indoor meeting of the post season. We'll give you a chance to explore a club that caters to organized and competitive road races and time-trials and a strong mountain biking section

The topics we will be covering are a recap of our Club and Racing team, 2001 Road and Mountain Bike season and unveiling our exciting program of events for 2002. We'll also be detailing next year training camp week in Table Rock South Carolina (end of March/early April 2002)

2002 will be our 11th year and it promises to be our best year ever.

On the Road we will be holding a Time Trial nearly every week from the middle of April to mid September, which, collectively with our Road Races and Stage Races, will be used to determine the overall Club Champion. We'll also have 3 road races, which will be used to determine the winner of our coveted Oak Cup. Not to mention our infamous Exit to Eden ride and Gary's Pie Ride II.

Mountain Bike members will recap 2001 race results and 2002 plans which will include O.Cup cross-country and downhill series, Kelso week night series, Enduro Cup series, 24 Hour Team Relay and Solo races, multi-sport multi-day Adventure Races, and the Club's Road & Mtb Team Relay race.

Everyone (members and non-members) is invited to join us at Grace Lutheran Church in Oakville (see map). Please use side entrance. For more information about the club (contacts, meetings, newsletters, etc) see our web site

Saskatoon Cyclo-cross Series

Race 4: Diefenbaker Park

A Race (50 min + 1 lap)
1Robin BaillieSaskatoon0:58:59
2Shawn BunninSaskatoon1:01:30
3Kevin WilliamsSaskatoon1:02:20
4Jimmy OneschukSaskatoon1:03:19
5Adam CoatesSaskatoon1:03:29
6Bob HawboldtSaskatoon1:04:32
7Ian HallWinnipeg1:00:59+1 lap
8Rick VircavsSaskatoon1:01:53+1 lap
9Patrick HumennyWinnipeg1:02:23+1 lap
10Jeff HehnSaskatoon1:02:54+1 lap
11Mark RussellSaskatoon1:04:00+1 lap
12Dallas SigurderWinnipeg1:06:02+1 lap
13Shane BurwellSaskatoon1:06:18+1 lap
14Jim ReidSaskatoon1:06:38+1 lap
15Brent CaronRegina1:06:44+1 lap
16Kevin WoodardSaskatoon1:08:10+1 lap
17Kevin SuttonSaskatoon0:59:55+2 laps
18Sarah RobbinsSaskatoon1:00:24+2 laps
19Andria DyckSaskatoon1:02:25+2 laps
20Scott BellSaskatoon1:02:55+2 laps
21Sarah WilliamsSaskatoon1:10:00+2 laps
22Mike McIntyreReginaDNF
23Joey BrassardReginaDNF
B Race (35 min + 1 lap)
1Hans RoegerSaskatoon0:51:28
2Cheryl BrookeSaskatoon0:56:13
3Liza ReavieSaskatoon0:51:56+1 lap
4Alana CassidyPrince Albert0:53:27+1 lap
5Patty TetseaultPrince Albert0:53:28+1 lap
6Martha GuySaskatoon0:56:01+1 lap
7Andrea GrzesinaPrince Albert0:57:30+1 lap
8Phillip KarnesSaskatoonDNF

Sydor Takes Up 24 Hour Racing

Alison Sydor was part of the Trek-VW squad that won the Co-ed Pro (2 men. 2 women) category of the 24 Hours of Moab. Sydor's team won ahead of Team Beaver Creek II by 2 minutes.


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