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September 2/99 11:50 am - Avenir, Summer session, Industry News

Posted by Editor on 09/2/99

Tour de l'Avenir, France

Stage 1 - Plumelec 138 km

1 Jorg Ludewig (Ger) Team Gerolsteiner 3:31:45
2 Gerhard Trampusch (Aut) Austria s.t.
3 Franck Bouyer (Fra) La Francaise des Jeux at 0:03
4 Unai Osa (Esp) Banesto 0:05
5 Haimar Zubeldia (Esp) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:11
6 Edouard Gritsoun (Rus) Team Gerolsteiner 0:15
7 Franck Renier (Fra) Vendee U Pays-de-la-Loire 0:19
8 Steve de Wolf (Bel) Cofidis 0:27
9 Ludovic Turpin (Fra) France 0:28
10 Danny Pate (USA) US Team 0:30

Summer Sessions Update
(courtesy Warwick Patterson)

The Whistler Summer Session powers up again this weekend with the Gravity Tour and BC Road Championships. The new pro/expert sections of the downhill course are getting nicely worked in, the supercross (bikercross) course is HUGE, and lots of surprise riders are showing up to take part!

Shaums March is in town, and I also spotted Lisa Sher going up the gondola. With the likes of these two, and local rippers such as Daamiann Skelton, Chad Onyschuk, and Sylvie Allen, it's going to be a great weekend!

Place to be this weekend is the bikercross. It's going to be an exciting event, with four riders coming down the course at once. The course has berms that can handle four riders bar-to-bar, some large jumps, and three "pro jumps" (3-6ft drops) before the finish line...a recipe for some very wild action!

Mark Norris Appointed VP Marketing at Rock Shox

The long-range program of Canadian bike industry domination continues, with Mark‚s appointment at Rock Shox...

RockShox is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Norris as Vice President of Marketing.

Mark comes to us from Fox Racing Shox where he was Vice President of Products, heading up Sales, Marketing and Customer Service for their bicycle, motorcycle, snowmobile, offroad, and ATV divisions.

"I am honored to become a part of the RockShox team. Having been associated with RockShox for many years, and being a mountain bike enthusiast myself, I cannot think of a more exciting job to have in the bike business" stated Norris from his new office in San Jose, California.

Prior to this, he has been Director of the Bicycle Group at Specialized Bicycles, Director of the Bicycle Product Group at Schwinn, and Sales and Marketing Manager for Rocky Mountain Bicycles. "Mark has had great experience in supporting a team environment and understanding OE's needs. We look forward to his energetic, hard-working passion for the bicycle business" says Ed Medlin, RockShox Vice-President of Sales and Marketing.

"RockShox has earned it's reputation as the pioneer of bicycle suspension, and our goal moving forward will be to build upon this heritage. For 10 years RockShox has set the standards by which suspension systems are judged." As far as future plans go, Mark says "We intend to continue creating the most cutting edge marketing and product offerings available, providing solutions for the market needs of our customers."


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