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February 7/02 1:00 am - Michael Barry, MTB Nationals Announcement, Employment Opportunity, Birthday

Posted by Editoress on 02/7/02

Mike Barry...... finally gets his new clothes

At the January training camp in California, many of the new US Postal team members were without uniforms. Michael Barry was wearing a borrowed jacket and Saturn shorts in published photos. Well, that problem has been resolved by the time the European camp in Spain started. Here is a photo of Michael as a Postie.
Thanks to Dave Butler for the link

Sun Peaks Resort and Java Cycle win bid to host the 2002 Tim Hortons National MTB Championships
Courtesy CCA

Sun Peaks, BC. - Sun Peaks Resort and Java Cycle are proud to announce that Sun Peaks has been awarded the honour of hosting the Tim Hortons National MTB Championships for the second year in a row! The event is scheduled to take place July 19 to 21, 2002 and will involve top Canadian riders competing for the title of national champion in the downhill, dual slalom and cross-country events.

The success of last year's mountain bike championships made Sun Peaks Resort the obvious choice to host this year's event. 'Sun Peaks is a great venue for hosting a national championship for a number of reasons; the courses, both the downhill and the x-country, are technical and challenging which the riders absolutely loved.' states Fiona Morrow, Canadian Cycling Association, Director of Marketing & Communications. 'The attitude of everybody at Sun Peaks was great, especially in catering to athletes. As well, the on-site amenities are very well suited to hosting an event such as the national championships. With the success of the 2001 championships we are looking forward to building on this very positive experience.' continues Morrow.

The organizing committee, which include representatives of Java Cycle and Sun Peaks Resort, are thrilled to be hosting an event of this calibre for the second year in a row. The success of last year's event netted chief race organizer Henry Pejril the Canada Cup Organizer of the Year Award.

The Tim Hortons National MTB Championships unite the strongest field of Canadian mountain bike riders once a year to compete for the title of 'national champion'. It is the most important event raced in Canada each year for cycling athletes. All potential national team riders must race at this event in order to be considered for the team. Selections for the national team, world championships and the Canadian Olympic Team are based on results of this event.

The Tim Hortons National MTB Championships will take place during the Canadian Mountain Bike Festival at Sun Peaks, an action-packed week filled with downhill clinics, mountain bike camps and dirt jump demonstrations, in addition to the Tim Hortons National MTB Championships. For more information on summer at Sun Peaks Resort or to book your Sun Peaks summer vacation visit Sun Peaks Resort website

For more information please contact:
Francis Argouin, Sales & Marketing Manager, Sun Peaks Resort Corporation
Tel: 250.578.5405 e-mail:

Henry Pejril, Owner, Java Cycle
Tel: 250-371-1200 e-mail:

Employment Opportunitiy
Courtesy CCA

The Canadian Cycling Association is now accepting applications for the position of Team Mechanic to assist the Canadian cycling team at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester, UK. The 2002 Commonwealth Games are scheduled for July 25 - August 4. Interested candidates must be able to commit to the entire project, including arriving on or around July 21st and returning August 5th.

Reporting to the Head Coach, the Team Mechanic will be responsible for the maintenance and preparation of all bikes in all disciplines during the Games. Canada will have 19 athletes at the Games and close to 30 bikes. Mechanics must demonstrate their abilities and knowledge to successfully address the needs of athletes in all three disciplines - MTB, Road and Track.

The Team Mechanic must be very organized and capable of working with minimal supervision. This individual must demonstrate their abilities to work under pressure and to react quickly and properly when needed. Prior experience at major competitions or with a Trade Team is recommended.

Mechanics will be expected to supply all their own equipment that they feel they will need.

Please forward your resume along with a covering letter, to the attention of: Sean O'Donnell High Performance Program Coordinator 2197 Riverside Dr., Suite 702 Ottawa, ON, K1H 7X3 Fax: 613-248-9311 Email:

Applications will be accepted up until February 25th, 2002. While we thank everyone in advance for their interest, only successful candidates will be contacted. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Happy Birthday to... Cybil Di Guistini, celebrating today.


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