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June 10/05 6:26 am - Multi-Laser Cancelled, UCI Drops Olympic Events, Dauphine

Posted by Editor on 06/10/05

Multi-Laser Cancelled
Courtesy organizer

Multi-Laser Inc. announces today the postponement of the annual Multi-Laser Cycling Grand Prix held in September. The 4 stage event that took place in Gananoque for the past 5 years has attracted elite athletes to compete for a $10,000.00 prize purse. Multi-Laser Inc. has been the founding sponsor and key organizer since the event's conception.

Multi-Laser Inc. is pleased to announce that the race will return in 2006 and we would like to thank all everyone who has contributed to the race's success over the past years. We will continue to support the Multi-Laser Cycling Team and the company will always be happy to help promote cycling in the 1000 Islands.

"We would like to extend our appreciation to the many persons that helped make this event such a success" says Brian Cosgrove, President of Multi-Laser Inc. " I am looking forward to seeing the crowds back next year!"

UCI News

The UCI Management Committee recently met, and has decided the following :

- award the 2009 Road World Championships to Mendrisio (Switzerland)

- take off the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games Program the medals of Track Men Kilometer Time Trial and Women 500m Time Trial

The IOC had imposed this measure (dropping of two events) following the integration of BMX amongst the Olympic disciplines (as of 2008). The choice of the Management Committee results from an in-depth evaluation done in concert with its National Federations. The kilometer event and the 500m events will however continue to appear on the UCI Track World Championships program.

The UCI Management Committee also decided that repechages will be disputed after the 1/8th finals as from 2006 (there were a number of complaints about top riders being out of the sprint after one ride only at the 2005 Worlds).

Dauphine Libere - France

Stage 5 - Vaison-la-Romaine to Grenoble 219 km

1 Axel Merckx (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto 5:15:01
2 Inigo Landaluze (Esp) Euskaltel-Euskadi at 2:15
3 Benjamin Noval (Esp) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team 5:45
4 Eddy Mazzoleni (Ita) Lampre-Caffita s.t.
5 Paolo Bossoni (Ita) Fassa Bortolo 6:15
6 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone
7 Rafael Casero (Esp) Saunier Duval-Prodir both s.t.
8 Mario Aerts (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto 6:17
9 Francis Mourey (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux 6:18
10 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Credit Agricole 7:32

21 George Hincapie (USA) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team 9:36
23 Lance Armstrong (USA) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team
25 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Gerolsteiner
28 Floyd Landis (USA) Phonak Hearing Systems all s.t.
95 Christian Vandevelde (USA) Team CSC 14:31

1 Inigo Landaluze (Esp) Euskaltel-Euskadi 20:41:15
2 Axel Merckx (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto at 2:32
3 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Gerolsteiner 2:51
4 Lance Armstrong (USA) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team 3:12
5 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) T-Mobile Team 3:17
6 Floyd Landis (USA) Phonak Hearing Systems 3:38
7 Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Credit Agricole 4:51
8 Santiago Botero (Col) Phonak Hearing Systems 5:16
9 Jose Gomez Marchante (Esp) Saunier Duval-Prodir 5:44
10 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Fassa Bortolo 5:58

29 George Hincapie (USA) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team 13:14
92 Christian Vandevelde (USA) Team CSC 28:21

Points Classification
1 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Gerolsteiner 43 points
2 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Ag2r Prevoyance 40
3 Lance Armstrong (USA) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team 39
4 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Credit Agricole 36
5 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) T-Mobile Team 35

Mountains Classification
1 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) T-Mobile Team 47 points
2 Axel Merckx (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto 44
3 Jose Gomez Marchante (Esp) Saunier Duval-Prodir 35
4 Inigo Landaluze (Esp) Euskaltel-Euskadi 34
5 Francis Mourey (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux 32

Team GC
1 Phonak Hearing Systems 62:18:36
2 Discovery Channel at 3:16
3 Credit Agricole 6:10
4 Saunier Duval - Prodir 6:55
5 Davitamon-Lotto 6:59
6 T-Mobile Team 10:54


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