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July 4/97 19:21 pm - Blood Testing, Women's Giro, Manitoba and Ontario News


Posted by Editor on 07/4/97
 

We did not post news yesterday due to technical problems with our internet connection, but there‚s lots to catch up on today! Blood Testing Extended The UCI has announced that they will „shortly‰ begin blood testing in mountain bike, track and cyclo-cross racing. This is an extension of the testing they began this Spring in the pro European road world. There have been a number of riders Œcaught‚ in the screening (which is mainly trying to detect EPO use), including Claudio Chiappuici. There has also been the spectacle of teams becoming suddenly stricken with illness and pulling out of races, plus the interesting statistic that average speeds for races have dropped by as much as 3 kilometres per hour. Are we likely to see such sudden changes in other areas of the sport? Maybe time gaps within races will drop... Giro (Tour of Italy) - Women Stage 1 92 km 1. Diana ZILIUTE (Lit, Accadue O Lorena) 2:30:48 2. Chiappa (Ita, Edilsavino) 3. Parente (Ita, Edilsavino) 4. Bengoa (Spa) 5. E. Pucinskaite (Lit) 6. C. Marsal (Fra) 7. A. Cappellotto (Ita) 8. V. Cappellotto (Ita) 9. Pegoraro (Ita) 10. Valvik (Nor) s.t. Stage 2, 116 kms: 1. Nada Cristofoli (Ita) Sanson Mimosa 2:58:02 2. Imelda Chiappa (Ita) Edilsavino 3. Yvonne Brunen (Ned) Olanda-Germania 4. Parente (Ita) 5. Ziliute (Lit) 6. V. Cappellotto (Ita) 7. Schnorf (Swi) 8. Stiajkina (Ukr) 9. Marsal (Fra) 10. Chevanne Brunel (Fra) all s.t. GC after Stage 2 1. Imelda Chiappa (Ita) Edilsavino 5:28:50 2. Diana Ziliute (Lit) Accadue O Lorena 3. Simona Parente (Ita) Edilsavino 4. Bengoa (Spa) 5. V. Cappellotto (Ita) 6. Marsal (Fra) 7. Pucinskaite (Lit) 8. Chevanne Brunel (Fra) 9. Schnorf (Swi) 10. A. Cappellotto (Ita) The Canada Cup national mountain bike series starts up again this weekend in Canmore, Alberta, site of a World Cup next year. We will be providing coverage over the weekend, so check back each evening. Manitoba News (courtesy Manitoba Cycling Association - see our Links section) Team Her-icane has been formed. Its for all women interested in Road and Mountain Bike riding. There are competitive and non-competitive rides from 14 years to adult. For more information call Monika at 831 6042 We are looking for LOCAL cycling pictures to put on a pictures page on the Manitoba website. If you have any, from any form of cycling (ie racing, touring, rides, events) just send them to The Manitoba Cycling Association, Room 309, 200 Main Street, Winnipeg Mb. R3C 4M2. Please mark the envelope WEBSITE PICTURES. (note: We will endeavour to return all pictures to their owners, but please if they are one of a kind and valuable, have copies made) Volunteers are needed for the Muddy Waters 100 on Sunday August 10/97 If you are interested in helping out, please call Marcel Fortier at 233 5734 Ontario Results Complete mountain bike results and standings for the Ontario Cup standings are available at the Club Mud site: www.ontariocycling.org/results.htm

 


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