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April 8/06 8:36 am - Learn to Road Race Program, UofT Athletic Award for MTBer

Posted by Editoress on 04/8/06

Learn to Road Race
Courtesy Newmarket Eagles Cycling Club

The Newmarket Eagles Cycling Club will be holding a Youth Learn to Road Race program in the Newmarket/Aurora area.

Basic skills such as safety, bike set-up, bike handling, racing strategies and training techniques will be covered.

This is a perfect opportunity for boys ages 11-16 and girls 11-18 to learn about the sport of bicycle racing in a safe environment from instructors who have had many years of racing experience.

A $60 registration fee includes: 6 Monday evening sessions, a Newmarket Eagles club jersey, club membership and insurance. Registration deadline is April 24th and the start date is May 8th. For more information please visit

UofT Athletic Award for MTBer
Courtesy Marija Wright

Thorsten Klaus (UofT Mountain Bike Team) wins 2006 George M. Biggs Trophy at University of Toronto's Athletic Banquet

From out of 500 varsity athletes, Thorsten Klaus was selected to recieve award given to a male student athlete who has contributed most to university athletics from the standpoint of leadership, sportsmanship and performance.

Profile from Program:

Varsity Blues men's mountain biking MVP Thorsten Klaus is a phenomenal student-athlete. Consistantly placing in the Top Ten throughout the University Cup race season, Thorsten has maintained a straight A average since entering university as a UofT National Scholar; the university's top entrance award. Thorsten is always available to provide assistance to others, whether it's stepping in as a guest lecturer to engineering students or as a group trining leader for rookies to the the Mountain Bike Team, he can be relied on for support and enthusiasm. Thorsten also puts his talents to use as a bike mechanic for fellow team members and as a musician in several Hart House groups.

Thorsten will begin his PhD studies in Germany starting in September.

He now joins Walt Bayless (2001) in the record books as members of the UofT mountain bike team who have won this prestigious award.

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