August 9/98 8:09 am - CC#5 Preliminary XC Results, Walton Wins
Posted by Editor on 08/9/98
Preliminary Results from Canada Cup #5
Our reporter Greg Flaaten has telephoned in preliminary results from the cross-country races at Canada Cup #5 at Rocky Mountain House, Alberta. There was no protest today, and the racing was very aggressive. Amber Chorney (Bean Around the World) was the dominant rider in the womenâ€šs competition, putting over 7 minutes on second place finisher Trish Sinclair (Kona). Leslie Hunter (GT) rounded out the top 3. The menâ€šs race wasnâ€št quite so cut and dried, with Chad Miles leading for much of the 6 1/2 lap race, before a strong attack from the chase group by Adam Walker (Rip n Hammer/Gary Fisher) took the Victoria rider past Miles for the win. George Visser was third. Ryder Hesjedal (Kona) was, as expected, the Junior Menâ€šs winner, with the only question being how many of the senior men he could catch before the end of the race (Greg figures about half the field...). Will have a full report and results to follow, plus an interview with the organizer about the downhill rider protest (tomorrow).
Walton Wins in Denmark
Fyn Rundt, Denmark - 212 km
1. Brian Walton (Can) Saturn 4:49:11
2. Svein Gaute Holestol (Nor) Team Chicky World s.t.
3. Allan Johansen (Den) Team Chicky World at 0:21