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February 28/02 9:17 am - Supercross at Toronto Bike Show, Rollin Photo, NCCP Off-Road Level 1 Technical Course, Vandenbroucke Career Over?, Recumbent Trikes, Birthdays

Posted by Editoress on 02/28/02

Toronto International Bicycle Show Supercross
Courtesy Chico Racing

The best riders in the North America are showing us the impossible at the Toronto International Bicycle Show Supercross this weekend. The $8,000 prize purse is attracting the likes of Freeride Pro - Wade Simmons, Dirt Jump Specialist - Adam Strieby, and we have heard that several of the World's Top BMX riders will be racing. Last year Adam pulled a 360, followed up with a successful back flip!

This year's new track is expanded with a four person start, a larger 11,000 square foot track, more dirt and bigger jumps. On site registration is still available for the dirt jumping, bmx, and mountain bike racing. More information on this event can be found on our website at .

See what 100 charged up riders can do at the Toronto Bicycle Show this weekend March 1, 2, 3 at the National Trade Centre, CNE.

Rollin Photo

On Sunday February 25th, Dominique Rollin won Pace Bend in Texas (see Daily News: February 24/02 11:00 pm EST - Texas Report, Teams 2002, Euro Results) Jeanne Garde sent us this photo of Dominique as he crossed the line. Win!

NCCP Off-Road Level 1 Technical Course
Courtesy Cycling BC

Interested in becoming a coach or just want to train and race smarter? The NCCP Level One Technical course will get you started. For more information, or to register, please contact Allan at or call (604) 737-3137.

NCCP Technical Level 1 Off-Road
Date: March 16/17
Location: Vancouver
Instructor: Steve Lund
Cost: $145
Prerequisites: NCCP L1 Theory
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, March 6

Vandenbroucke Cycling Career Over?

It appears that the cycling career of Frank Vandenbroucke is all but over after police found a cache of illegal and banned drugs while searching his home. The list of drugs include EPO, morphine, clenbutérol and other unknown substances. The search was instigated when police stopped Vandenbroucke's personal physician for speeding and found a large quantity of amphetamines, which the doctor said belonged to Vandenbroucke, in the car . Vandenbroucke is likely to be arrested for being in possession of forbidden products (drugs such as as morphine are illegal in Belgium). Sainz has already been arrested by the Belgian police.

Domo-Farm Frites announced that it had terminated Vandenbroucke's contract following the announcement.

Swift Recumbent Trikes Now Available in Canada

Recumbent Trikes Canada would like to announce they are now the exclusive distributors of the Australian made Swift Trike. View the trikes at Recumbent Trikes Canada or at the Toronto International Bicycle Show March 1-3.

Happy Birthday to.... Ontario racer/organizer Chris Helwig and mountain biker Jeannie Dwyer - both today.


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