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January 15/04 9:27 am - Sad News, Jutras to Europe, Plaxton to Rocky, CCA News

Posted by Editor on 01/15/04

Sad News
Courtesy Keith Bruneau

We in the cycling community have lost a great supporter and enthusiast. Ron Marat passed from complications due to an ongoing battle with cancer.

Funeral services will be held at 10am Saturday January17th at MCCALL Bros. Funeral Directors located at 1400 Vancouver Street in Victoria. Donations can be made in lieu of flowers to the Canadian Cancer society.

Ron had spent many years competing and being involved as a volunteer in this sport we love so much, he has helped at many International, National, Provincial events including the Montreal Olympics and the Edmonton Commonwealth Games. Those are just a few I know about, he has spent the last few years in Victoria helping out at the track and being involved with local vet's cycling. Ron will be missed by all.

Jutras to S.A.T.S.

Manon Jutras will be joining the Scandinavian Team S.A.T.S. for the 2004 season. S.A.T.S. has also signed world champion Suzanne Ljungskog, and is the number one ranked women's team in the UCI rankings.

Team Roster:

Susanne Ljungskog (Swe) - from-Bik-Powerplate
Manon Jutras (Can) - from-Team Saturn
Anita Valen (Nor) - from-Bik-Powerplate
Rochelle Gilmore (Aus) - from-Ausra Gruodis-Safi
Emma James (Aus) - from-AIS
Sara Symington (GBR) - from-Great Britain National
Meredith Miller (USA) Team S.A.T.S.
Christina Peick (Den) Team S.A.T.S.
Trine Hansen (Den) Team S.A.T.S.
Mette Fischer Andreasen (Den) Team S.A.T.S.
Mette Andersen (Den) Team S.A.T.S.

Plaxton to Rocky Mountain

We have confirmed that Max Plaxton (ex-Gears) will be moving to Rocky Mountain-Crystal Decisions for 2004. An official press release is promised shortly.

CCA News
Courtesy CCA

The CCA is searching for a Mechanic for their Olypmic Team. If you are qualified for this position (Road, Track, XC and CLM / TT bikes) please forward your resume to before the 13th of February, 2004.

The Pacific Sport Cycling Centre has announced that Dan Proulx has joined its coaching staff. Dan is a Level 4 certified Coach and graduated from the NCI. He has 8-9 years of coaching experience.


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