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June 2/99 10:54 am - First Union, Italy, Somerville, BC, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec news

Posted by Editoress on 06/2/99

First Union Invitational - Lancaste, Pennsylvania

1. Jakob Piil (DEN) Acceptcard 3:19:42
2. Michael Barry (CAN) Saturn at 0:01
3. George Hincapie (USA) U.S. Postal Service 0:26
4. Eddy Gragus (USA) Ikon-Lexus
5. Jesus Zarate (MEX) Mercury
6. Dylan Casey (USA) U.S. Postal Service
7. Tayeb Braikia (DEN) Acceptcard
8. Davide Bramati (ITA) Mapei-Quick Step
9. Harm Jansen (NED) Composite A
10. John Peters (USA) Mercury all s.t.

News From Italy
(courtesy Paul Kelly)

Hi everyone,

This weeked we raced the GP Castelfidardo on Saturday, and the Tropheo Santa Rita on Sunday. They were both international 1.6 events. Worked for my teammates Mirko Biondi and Giuseppe Bracci. Bracci finished 4th on Saturday, and Biondi was 5th on Sunday. I finished 32nd on Sat., and didn't finish on Sunday. Will be playing my own game soon enough, and I think my form is good enough to get some results. Must train. Ciao!

Wohlberg Wins Somerville
(courtesy Frank Stanley)

A little note from an old friend to let us know that Eric Wohlberg (Shaklee) won the Tour of Somerville on May 31st.

Cormier Moves On

Rene Cormier, Chris Dekerf's 'right hand man' has decided to move on and seek other opportunities after four years with the Vancouver builder of high-end mountain bikes. He says that he plans to take the summer off (and ride his bike - lucky stiff...), before plunging back into the fray next fall. Good luck Rene.

Kids Of Mud MTB Race series: June 1 - Manitoba
(courtesy Dave Benson)

The fourth race in the Kids of Mud Mountain Bike Race was completed at the White Tail Deer Trail tonight. Mountain Bike enthusiasts were met by construction as one of our favorite city venues is being developed with a restaurant and tea house at the trail head. The kids had to dodge several pieces of heavy equipment during the race including bulldozers, earth movers and dump trucks! New challenges on a fun course...

We were treated to a special Club Grover Team Race in the MCA event with Elke Grover finishing before her son Neil, in fact both of his parents finished the race before Neil crossed the line to win the Elite group in 53:27

Gaffers 10 and under...
1 Paul Benson
2 Daryl Dowsett
3 Adrian Huemmer
4 Mark Wiebe
5 Jordan Kelsch

Intermediate 11-13 years
1 Rene Regimbald
2 Jamie Biluk
3 Eric Levin
4 Joshua Markham
5 Jon Benson

Senior 14-16 years
Girls 1 Christie Biluk
Boys 1 Cabrel Boucher
2 Mike Mazepa
3 Thomas Benson
4 Chris Kuzminski
5 Justin Wiebe

MCA Results:

1 Neil Grover Rocky Mountain 53:27
2 Gord Hamm Olympia 56:32
3 Dan Peters Olympia 57:32

Women: 1 Suzanne Baldwin 1:08:16
1 Adrian Alphonso 1:00:13
2 Joel Regimbald WBC 1:15:00

1 D. Carriere Birch 42:06
2 Paul V. ` Olympia 42:21
3 Gilles Gobert Birch 42:36
4 James Benson Olympia 42:37
5 Sean Guertin Olympia 42:58

1 Nick Grover 31:59
Women: 1 Elke Grover 37:12

Ontario High School Championships
(courtesy Glenn Meeuwisse)

Hardwood Hills will host the 1999 rip n hammer Ontario High School MTB Championships on Friday June 4. There are categories for Elementary Boys and Girls, Midget Boys and Girls, Junior Boys and Girls, and Senior Boys and Girls. Teams in each category and overall will be recognized, as well as individual results.

For more information go to

Riverfest, Brantford Ontario - May 30
(courtesy Jim Davis)

Grand Valley Cycling Club and Riverfest would like to thank all the competitors, volunteers, and sponsors (The Bicycle Shop, Tim Hortons, Great Canadian Bagel, FTC Bikes & Boards, Westcast Industries and the Hamilton Spectator) that helped make this a very successful event.
Looking forward to next year!!

Special notice to Spencer Silveira who raced with a rigid single speed
mountain bike 34front 16rear gear on the very technical course.

Expert Male 5.5 laps 34 km

1. James Barker from Brantford 1.52:08
2. Spenser Silveira from Brantford 1.53:46
3. Phil Barnett from Brantford 1.56:21

Advanced Male 3.5 laps 21.5 km

1. Tim McClure from Dublin 1.16:08
2. Tom Morris from Brantford 1.19:02
3.Brian Priebe from Waterloo 1.20:37

Beginner Male 1.5 laps 8.5 km

1. David Chown from Waterloo 34:11
2. Jason Kranz from Waterloo 35:41
3. Mike Landa from Brantford 36:43

Beginner Female 1.5 laps 8.5 km

1. Marg DuBois from Brantford 56:02
2. Tanya Otterstein 57:17
3. Melissa Meyer from Paris 1.09:32

Kingston GP

Go Here for photos of the race.

Coupes des Amériques July 2, 3, 4 1999 in Sutton Québec.

A prestigious International 4 stage road race for veterans (men and women). For information on the event, go to the website Here.


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