May 25/98 19:21 pm - Euro Results, Track Team, Lots o'News!
Posted by Editor on 05/25/98
Canadian World Cup Result
We have a Canadian result from the Downhill World Cup in Nevegal, Italy this past weekend. David Watson (Rocky Mountain) was 27th, with a time of 6:00.75 - 33.41 seconds behind winner Cedric Gracia (Sunn). There were no Canadian women at the event. World Cup standings to follow later this evening.
Arizona-based Canadian Scott Price took second place on the weekend in the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic road race.
Canadian Team at Victoria (courtesy Brett Stewart, CCA Competition Coordinator)
The follow coaches and riders will represent the Canadian National Team at the World Cup track event in Victoria.
Eric Van den Eynde - Head Coach
Kurt Innes - Assistant Coach
Steve Lund - Assistant Coach
Tanya Dubnicoff - Sprints
Lori Ann Muenzer - Sprints
Andrea Hannos - Pursuit
Stephanie Hannos - Points Race
Doug Baron - Match Sprint, Olympic Sprint
Steen Madsen - Match Sprint, Olympic Sprint
Kyle Hudson - Olympic Sprint
Brian Walton - Points Race
Mens Team Events:
Team Pursuit - Paul Henderson, Glen Rendall, Mark Ernsting, Trevor Gunderson, ?
Madison - Brian Walton, Jason Buscny
CCA Staff attending
Pierre Hutsebaut - Director, National Racing Programs
Lisa Davey - Events Coordinator
An Unknown Canadian
This e-mail came to us from CCA Competitions Coordinator Brett Stewart.
The reason I am writing concerns a topic that may be of interest to the readers of Canadian Cyclist Mag.
Did you know that Canadian Master category rider TED INGRAM is leading the unofficial World Cup Cross-Country series for Masters. I say unofficial because UCI does not maintain an official ranking for these athletes.
Ted is 33 years old and is originally from Newfoundland. He has no sponsors and is completely self-funded. He puts everything into his pursuit of cycling. Last year Ted finished a strong 13th at the World Master Challenge in Chateau D'oex Switzerland.
This season Ted has posted excellent early season results at Cactus Cup and Sea Otter. On the World Cup circuit he has posted results of 4th at Napa Valley, 2nd at St. Wendel, Germany, and 1st at Plymouth, Great Britain. If Ted were Alison Sydor the media would be all over these results.
My angle is that here is a guy who is as dedicated to cycling as any of our pro-elite athletes, yet he gets no coverage because no one really seems to care about how Vets do. We are interested in Juniors because they still have potential and are the next generation of Elite riders. We are interested in Elite riders because they are the most competitive group. But no one seems to give a hoot about how our Vets do.
These athletes deserve a little respect and recognition. There is a large population of Vets out in cycling community and they contribute a significant amount in terms of membership numbers, dollars, and experience. This year alone Canada could qualify a maximum of 480 Master athletes to compete in the World Master Challenge at Mont St-Anne, Quebec.
All of these athletes will be self-funded at Mont St-Anne. There is no funding support available for Vets/Masters because they do not qualify (under government funding criteria).
Editorâ€šs Note: Thank you Brett, for publicizing Ted Ingramâ€šs achievements. We have actually met Ted at a number of local events, but had no idea how accomplished he was.
To Our Readers: we want to hear more about riders such as Ted Ingram. If you know of a Canadian cyclist who is making contributions to the sport - either in competitively or not - please drop us an e-mail.
Wind-Del Track Update
The repairs to the Wind-Del Track are still incomplete and the facility will remain closed through this coming weekend. We will advise as soon as the track can be ridden.
Some of you have been down and looked at the work. We have had all sorts of reports and complaints back. Please rest assured that what you are looking at is not the finished article. There are still processes to be carried out that will make the repairs look like a silk purse. Don't get alarmed. The track is in good hands.
Valerie and Keith Davidge.
Prutour, Great Britain
Stage 2 - Gateshead to York, 169 km
1 O'Grady,Stuart GAN 4:05:14
2 Clay,Jon Team Brite Voice
3 Auger,Ludovic Bigmat Auber93
4 Baranowski,Dariusz US Postal Service all s.t.
5 Stephens,Neil Festina at 0:06
1 O'Grady,Stuart GAN 9:17:38
2 Boardman,Chris GAN at 0:13
3 Baranowski,Dariusz US Postal Service 0:25
4 Hincapie,George US Postal Service 0:27
5 Stephens,Neil Festina 0:38
General Classification (after Stage 9)
1. Alex ZÃ¼lle (Sui) Festina 43:37:42
2. Michele Bartoli (Ita) Asics at 0:05
3. Luc Leblanc (Fra) Polti 0:50
4. Pavel Tonkov (Rus) Mapei 0:56
5. Paolo Savoldelli (Ita) Saeco 0:57
6. Marco Pantani (Ita) Mercatone Uno 1:02
7. Nicola Miceli (Ita) Riso Scotti 1:03
8. Ivan Gotti (Ita) Saeco 1:04
9. Dario Frigo (Ita) Saeco s.t.
10. Enrico Zaina (Ita) Brescialat 1:08
11. Giuseppe Guerini (Ita) Polti 1:10
12. Wladimir Belli (Ita) Festina 1:12
13. SergueÃ¯ Gontchar (Ukr) Cantina Tollo 1:15
14. Davide Rebellin (Ita) Polti 1:16
15. Marco Velo (Ita) Mercatone Uno 1:27
16. Juan Carlos Dominguez (Esp) Vitalicio 1:31
17. Oscar Camenzind (Sui) Mapei 1:35
18. Riccardo Forconi (Ita) Mercatone Uno 1:38
19. Andrea Noe (Ita) Asics 1:46
20. Alexandre Shefer (Kaz) Asics 1:49