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December 13/02 9:08 am - GP Feminin, Moninger Suspension, Jobs, AIDS Bike Rally & More

Posted by Editor on 12/13/02

Grand Prix Féminin de Cyclisme Returns

It appears that the GP Féminin stage race will return for 2003, after its last minute cancellation this year. The race was supposed to take place in late September of 2002, with the first week in Quebec and the second in France, as a final tune-up for the Worlds. Unfortunately, funding collapsed and the event was cancelled.

The CCA still holds a sanction for the event, and is anxious to have it take place, particularly with the Worlds in Hamilton. We understand that two organizers have been approached: Roger Fillion, former organizer of the Tour Lac St-Jean-Saguenay, and Daniel Manibal, organizer of the Montreal Women's World Cup and Tour of Greater Montreal.

Fillion has been given first right of refusal, and is said to have tentatively agreed to put on the event - subject to regional and provincial support. If Fillion does organize the event, it will take place in the Saguenay region, September 24-28. Otherwise, Manibal's group will put it on in Quebec City.

Moninger Receives Provisional Suspension
Courtesy USADA

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Dec. 12, 2002) - The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) announced Thursday that Scott Moninger of Boulder, Colo., an athlete in the sport of cycling, tested positive at a road cycling competition in Breckenridge, Colo. on Aug. 10, 2002.

He tested positive for the use of 19-norandrosterone, a prohibited substance under the Union Cycliste International (UCI) rules. UCI is the international federation for cycling.

Moninger, 36, accepted a provisional suspension pending the outcome of his challenge of the positive drug test before an American Arbitration Association (AAA)/North American Court of Arbitration for Sport arbitration panel. By agreeing to the provisional suspension, Moninger would be given credit for the period of time he served the provisional suspension, beginning on Oct. 6, 2002, should a doping violation be determined at the arbitration hearing, and he receives a suspension. According to UCI rules, if Moninger did not accept the provisional sanction, his suspension would begin on the date following the decision of the arbitration panel.

USADA became the independent anti-doping agency for U.S. Olympic, Pan Am and Paralympic athletes on Oct. 2, 2000. USADA is the independent anti-doping agency for Olympic sports in the United States, and is responsible for managing the testing and adjudication process for U.S. Olympic, Pan Am and Paralympic athletes. USADA is equally dedicated to preserving the integrity of sport through research initiatives and educational programs.

Friends for Life AIDS Rally
Courtesy Leslie Jacobs

Over four years ago, two neighbors decided that not enough was being done in the fight against AIDS. More importantly, they both knew friends and family whose health was suffering as a result of HIV, and so they decided to issue a challenge to their neighbors and the community at large. What started as a commitment from 32 of their neighbors, friends and family has now grown into The Friends For Life Bike Rally.

In the 6 days from July 28th-August 02, 2003, 250 Riders & Crew will embark on a groundbreaking journey. With their sights set on raising thousands of dollars for the Toronto PWA Foundation, our team of courageous men and women will be pedaling over 100km a day through the scenic shores of Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. Our crew of able volunteers will be providing sumptuous nutritious meals, ample snack breaks, camping along beautiful lakes and rivers, evening activities and entertainment and we will arrive in Montreal just in time for Divers-Cité gay pride celebrations!

The Friends For Life Bike Rally has been a huge success since it began almost 4 years ago with net proceeds (to date) exceeding $900,000. For more information, please visit our website at, email, or call 416-506-1400 ext 30.

Job Posting #1

Executive Director - CAAWS

The Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS) is seeking a skilled and highly motivated individual to fill the position of Executive Director. This is a full time, professional position, headquartered at the National Office in Ottawa. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors, through the Chair.

The key areas of responsibility for this position liaison with the Board of Directors, communications, government/agency liaison, planning and policy development, staff supervision, promotions and sponsorship, financial management, media relations and association leadership.

The ideal candidate would have the following qualifications:

* a relevant degree in physical education, or sports/business administration

* related work experience in sports administration or with volunteer organizations

* knowledge of the Canadian amateur sport system

* excellent oral and written communication skills

* strong organizational, planning and financial management skills

* demonstrated ability to work effectively with volunteers

* experience in a women's centred environment is an asset

* functionally bilingual in Canada's two official languages

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes a full benefits package. Interested candidates are invited to submit a letter of application and a resumé (including salary expectations and the names of three references) in confidence by December 20, 2002 to:

Ms. Phyllis Berck, Chair, CAAWS,
72 Greensides Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M6G 3P7

Applications may be submitted by email, mail or by fax to (204) 925-5916.

Please note that a draft position description is available upon request from the CAAWS office. Interested candidates may also wish to visit the CAAWS web site at We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Posting #2

Le Groupe centrifuge will be organizing their 7th annual bike training camp in Virginia,USA. We are looking for 1 experienced cook. The period is from March 15 to May 3 (7 weeks). This person has to cook 5 dinners a week for 30 to 65 hungry cyclists. The rest of the time is mostly spend on the bike, so preferebly this cook should be a cyclist. Contact us at or 514.943.6919

Former Tour du St-Laurent Stage Winner Dies

Arthur Metcalfe, former British pro and Tour du St-Laurent double stage winner (1964), passed away on Wednesday, December 11th, from cancer. Metcalfe also won the Milk Race, British national title and competed in two Tours.

Happy Birthday To...

National 'Cross Champion Roddi Lega, yesterday.


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