August 11/03 8:38 am - Pan Am Games Update, Quebec-Montreal
Posted by Editoress on 08/11/03
Pan Ams Update
Mat Toulouse was a DNF in the men's mountain bike race. Today the individual time trial competition takes place. Canada has Clara Hughes in the women's race, and Alexandre Cloutier and Jean-Francois Laroche in the men's event.
Peter McCaffery sent along this bit of news from the Quebec-Montreal:
With about about 55 kilometers to go, four riders had broken away from the 18 man break - Jeff Hansen - Ital Pasta, Peter Morse - Midweek Elite, Czeslaw Lukaszewicz, and Torben Wieditz, Thornhill SAAB. They approached a level crossing 30 seconds ahead of the chasers and over 5 minutes ahead of the main pack as the bell started to ring and were waved down by the police. Czeslaw charged straight through and the other three followed him but the remaining 14 stopped at the crossing. A commissaire followed the lead quartet and disqualified them. The rest of the breakaway remained at the crossing and the peleton caught them. They were then started off once the train had gone with their original 5 minute gap.
Podium photo, courtesy Antoine Bécotte.