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June 2/08 1:05 am - Coupe Des Nations Ville De Saguenay Starts on Thursday

Posted by Editoress on 06/2/08

Coupe Des Nations Ville De Saguenay gets Underway Thursday June 5 th
Source : Roger Filion, Director general, Coupe des Nations Ville de Saguenay

The Coupe des Nations Ville de Saguenay will get underway Thursday, June 5 and finish on Sunday, June 8. This is the only U23 Nations Cup event to take place outside of Europe, the Coupe des Nations Ville de Saguenay is the 6th event of this series after the events in Portugal, Belgium, France, Netherlands and Italy. This series which is for riders aged between 19 and 22 years racing with their national teams, will reach its conclusion with the Tour de l'Avenir in France inSeptember.

As the host country, Canada is entitled to have two national teams who will measure themselves against national teams from Italy, France, Denmark, South Africa, USA, Netherlands, Colombia, Luxemburg, Uzbekistan, Argentina, a mixed team from UCI with riders from Algeria, Moldavia, New-Zealand and El Salvador, and finally Portugal, the current leader in the Nations Cup standings. In total 18 nations will be represented.

This race represents an opportunity for all nations to cumulate UCI points for the Nations Cup final standings, which will then determine the number of athletes each nation will be entitled to enter in the U23 category at the Road World Championships, which will take place in Italy at the end of September.

This will definitely be an outstanding show with a high calibre and homogenous field. Some of these riders will eventually become great champions and maybe even Tour de France winners.

All five stages, including four road races and one individual time trial, will take place in Ville de Saguenay on different courses that have been selected for their spectacular characteristics.

More than 150 volunteers will be involved daily to ensure this event is a huge success.

RDS will present a one hour show to summarize the most exciting moments of this international event.

For more information, consult our website at:

Start List

1. Henrique Casimiro11. Alessandro De Marchi
2. Rui Costa12. Matteo Busato
3. Marco Cunha13. Andrea Grendene
4. Jorge Teixeira14. Alfredo Balloni
5. Ricardo Vilela15. Alessandro Mazzi
6. Joao Benta16. Alesssandro Colo
Manager: Jose PoeïraManager: Rosario Fina
21. Jocelyn Bar31. Anders Hilligsoe
22. Damien Branaa32. Morten Kruse Brink
23. Arnaud Godet33. Kalle Corneliussen
24. Jean-Lou Paiani34. Flemming Rasmussen
25. Jonathan Thire35. Thomas Guldhammer
36. Thomas KvistManager: Frank Hyldgaard
Manager: Jean-Yves Plaisance
South AfricaUnited States
41. Rabie Johan51. Jake Keough
42. Siphiwe Sowella52. Nick Keough
43. Jaco Venter53. Travis Burandt
44. Jonathan Kinnear54. Guy East
45. Bradley Potgieter55. Ryan Bauman
46. Jay Robert Thomson56. Cheyne Hoag
Manager: Barry AustinManager: Koschara Mathews
61. Evaldas Siskevicius71. Maxim Kumilevski
62. Marius Kurta72. Konstantin Shkredau
63. Tomas Mice73. Artsium Prakofyeu
64. Edgaras Koaliovas74. Yury Yazepchyk
65. Gedimiwas Kaupas75. Aliaksei Polushkin
66. Avardauskas76. À venir
Manager: Edmundas PesepkisManager: Hauhent Seniushkin
NetherlandsCanada A
81. Robin Chaigneau91. David Veilleux
82. Remco Broers92. Ryan Anderson
83. Berjam Lindeman93. Zach Garland
84. Marc Reef94. Éric Boily
85. Cornelius Vanoojen95. Joël Dion-Poitras
86. Julian Van Dijk96. Charly Vives
Manager: Wallard FreekManager: Vincent Jourdain
Canada BColombia
101. AdamThus111. Sergio Luis Henao
102. Jean-Michel Lachance112. Fabio Andrés Duarte
103. Ryan Belliveau113. Jarlison Pantano
104. Guillaume Boivin114. Jefry Romero
105. André Tremblay115. Camilo Moyano
106. Vuckets116. Yoedison Bustamante
Manager: Jacky HardyManager: Antonio Maria Arias Chaparro
121. Jempy Drucker131. Yaroslav Malakhov
122. Ben Gastauer 132. Azamat Turaev
123. Carlo Kirsch133. Vadim Shaekhov
124. Cyrille Heymans134. Temur Mukhamedov
125. Kim Michely135. Ruslan Karimov
126. Tom Kohn136. Azizbek Abdurahimov
Manager: Barnhard BaldinderManager: Gleb Groysman
Mixed (Algeria/Moldavia/New Zealand/El Salvador)Argentina
141. Abdelkader Belmokhtar151. Andrés Agostini Mauro
142. Hichem Chabane152. Martin Raul Giovannini
143. Victor Mironov153. À venir
144. Matthew Haydock154. À venir
145. Shane Archbold
146. Mario Contreras
Manager: Michel Thèze


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