April 15/98 18:53 pm - Palmer 4th in Fleche!, Paris-Ancaster, Industry News
Posted by Editor on 04/15/98
Men - 201 km
1. Bo Hamburger (DEN) Casino 5:12:07
2. Frank Vandenbroucke (BEL) Mapei-Bricobi at 0:06
3. Alberto Elli (ITA) Casino 0:10
4. Maarten Den Bakker (NED) Rabobank 0:12
5. Michele Bartoli (ITA) Asics 0:16
6. Luc Leblanc (FRA) Polti 0:18
7. Pascal Herve (FRA) Festina 0:19
8. Roberto Petito (ITA) Saeco-Cannondale s.t.
9. Laurent Dufaux Festina 0:22
10. Rodolfo Massi (ITA) Casino 0:26
Women - 84 km
1. Fabiana Luperini (ITA) Mista Mimosa Sprint 2:27:11
2. Pia Sundstedt (FIN) Mista Mimosa Sprint at 0:09
3. Catherine Marsal (FRA) Mista Mimosa Sprint 0:31
4. Sue Palmer (CAN) Team Canada 0:38
5. Alessandra Cappellotto (ITA) Dream Team 0:49
6. Yvonne McGregor (GBR) Great Britain 0:50
7. Simona Parente (ITA) EdilSavona 0:56
8. Marcia Eicher Vouets (SUI) ASPTT Moselle-Champion 0:57
9. Hanka Kupfernagel (GER) The Greenery-Hawk
10. FanyLecourtois (FRA) ASPTT Moselle-Champion both s.t.
55. Anne Samplonius (CAN) Team Canada 10:00
Yes, it is time for Ontario riders to brave the Paris-Ancaster run! This Sunday will be the fifth running of this 60 kilometre almost-race along rail trails and dirt roads. The organizer tells us that there is still time register at Brantford Cyclepath, Ziggyâ€šs Cycle (Kitchener) or Pierikâ€šs Cycle (Hamilton) and receive a Paris-Ancaster t-shirt. You can also register on the day and be one of over 500 participants in this mass start event. Registration opens at 9:00, and the ride begins at 11:00 am. Organizer Tim says that it may be the driest P-A on record, although a lot could change between now and then. We will be there at the start, and will (as usual) post full results after the ride.
Some news from the bike industry: Outdoor Gear Canada has lost the distribution rights to Oakley Eyewear - the California-based company has bought back Canadian rights....Mike Sinyard, founder and main man at Specialized (and a really, really nice guy), has stepped aside as President and CEO of Specialized. Tom Albers (ex of Trek) will be taking on those titles. Sinyard will remain Chairman of Specialized, and will concentrate on marketing, while Albers will focus on distribution and manufacturing. According to Larry Koury of Specialized Canada, the changes will have no effect on Canadian operations, although long term the hope is that increased efficiencies will mean better better pricing and quicker responses to market demands.