July 31/98 9:29 am - Comox, Tour, Abitibi
Posted by Editor on 07/31/98
Comox Cup Race Information
The August Comox Cup race will be held as a criterium on Sunday Aug. 3rd. Location will be at the north end of the Driftwood Mall on 28th Street, just off the Island Highway in Courtenay. The course is just under 1k long and has a gentle up and downhill on it. Start time is 11:30 am with registration starting at 10:30. Entry fee $10.00 - $ 5.00 for Juniors and Cadets. Riders of all categories are welcome. Call Ed @ 250-338-1653 for more information.
Another Team Out of the Tour
The Dutch TVM team, the subject of the police interest that caused the protest a few days ago, has succumbed to the stress and speculation they have been suffering and did not start todayâ€šs stage - the race is now down to 14 teams and 95 riders.
Todayâ€šs 242 kilometres stage is the second longest of the Tour, and a group of 13 riders (representing 5 teams) has a huge gap of nearly 16 minutes on the field. However, the top rider in the break is almost an hour down on race leader Pantani, so no worries there. Among the riders in the break - Stuart Oâ€šGrady, Frankie Andreu and Jacky Durand.
We have results now for the first 3 stages of Tour de lâ€šAbitibi! Unfortunately, they have to be entered into the computer, so it will be a little while before they go up.