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July 30/98 8:14 am - Tour Update, Horseshoe Race


Posted by Editor on 07/30/98
 

Tour Continues

Well, they are still racing in France! However, there have been more teams and rider pullouts before the start of today‚s stage. The Kelme team (with Fernando Escartin, 4th on GC), and the Vitalicio team, plus Luc Leblanc and Polkadot jersey holder Rodolfo Massi have all withdrawn - 103 riders started this morning.

There is a breakaway in the early kilometres of today‚s 218 kilometre stage from Aix les Bains to Neuchatel consisting of Laurent Desbiens (Cofidis), Cedric Vasseur (Gan), Christophe Mengin (FDJ) and Massimo Donati (Saeco), which has over 4 minutes on the peleton. However, the stage is only a third over, so the top riders aren‚t too concerned.


Horseshoe Valley Race Info

Ontario and National Capital riders - don't miss this weekends cross country at the Heights of Horseshoe, Horseshoe Valley. It's a new course with 4 new single track downhills, and as always, all the climbing Horseshoe has to offer.

The course is open for training Friday and Saturday, with the Cross Country on Sunday.

9:00 am - Beginner
11:00 am - Expert, Elite
12:00 pm - Tim Bit Challenge kids race
2:00 pm - Sport

Awards will follow each race as soon as results are official.

Directions - take Hwy 400 north past Barrie, exit onto Horseshoe Valley Road East; Heights of Horseshoe is on the left hand side.

For more info - visit our website at www.hardwoodhills.on.ca, or call (705) 487-3775

 

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