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September 16/99 7:05 am - Sweden Report, Vuelta, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Alberta, New Brunswick

Posted by Editor on 09/16/99

Report From Sweden
(courtesy Dave Grant)

Report from Cecile Gambin (Schwinn/Toyota)

Downhill seeding runs took place today on a course viewed as an old school Downhill. The course has tight technical switchback turns at the top, and less technical but FAST FAST FAST with burmed corners the rest of the way down. The course is nowhere close to Bromont or Ste. Anne for technical challenge, but is still fun and tough in a scary fast sort of way.

The course was made a little more difficult by rain yesterday and overnight, but the course did dry out somewhat by the start of the seeding runs. The fastest Canadians in the seeding runs were Rob Hewitt in 43rd place and Tera Meade in 21st place for men's and woman's pros. Hopefully a number of Canadian (myself included) have worked out their mistakes and will have fast clean runs on Saturday. I seeded 33rd today, and have plans of doing much better on Saturday.

Cecile Gambin

Vuelta a Espana

Stage 11 - Huesca to Val D'Aran 201 km

1 Daniele Nardello (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step 5:01:37
2 Victor Pena (Col) Vitalicio Seguros
3 Felix Garcia Casas (Esp) Lotus-Festina
4 Jose Uria Gonzalez (Esp) Kelme-Costa Blanca all s.t.
5 Jose V. Garcia Acosta (Esp) Banesto at 0:06
6 Jon Odriozola Mugarza (Esp) Banesto 0:31
7 Ruslan Ivanov (Mda) Liquigas 1:30
8 David Garcia Marquina (Esp) Vitalicio Seguros
9 Melchor Mauri (Esp) Sport Lisboa Benfica both s.t.
10 Massimo Codol (Ita) Lampre-Daikin 1:42


1 Abraham Olano Manzano (Esp) ONCE-Deutsche Bank 48:25:44
2 Jan Ullrich (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom at 1:39
3 Pavel Tonkov (Rus) Mapei-Quick Step 2:29
4 Igor Gonzalez Galdeano (Esp) Vitalicio Seguros 3:17
5 Roberto Heras Hernandez (Esp) Kelme-Costa Blanca 4:36
6 Angel Casero (Esp) Vitalicio Seguros 5:27
7 Jose M. Jimenez Sastre (Esp) Banesto 5:41
8 Jose L. Rubiera Vigil (Esp) Kelme-Costa Blanca 5:55
9 Davide Rebellin (Ita) Team Polti 6:33
10 Manuel Beltran Martinez (Esp) Banesto 6:37

PacificSport Victoria Cycling League Fundraiser Crit - September 15

A Group
1 Mike Korb Team A
2 Sam Wittingham Fairfeild CC
3 Bob Cameron Team A
Top Woman
Shannon Berg Physical Culture

B Group
1 Martin Willock Victoria Wheelers
2 Jay Heirs Fairfeild CC
3 Gerry Huizinga Physical Culture
Top Woman
Claire Townsend Rocky/Chevy Trucks

This event, part of the Victoria Cycling League, was a fundraiser for Junior National Team MTBers in Sweden.

Thank you to all who participated and to the following for donating prizes: Schwalbe Tires, Lemond Bikes, Trek, Bell Sports, Physical Culture, The Bike Cellar, Ryder's Cycles, Oak Bay Bicycles, Performance Bicycles, Russ Hayes, Bike Shop, Fort Street Cycle, Marty's Mountain Cycles, Villages Pizza, Bicyclitis, Ryder Hesjedal, Cybil DiGustini and to Fairfeild CC for running the show!!

Steve Lund
PacificSport National Cycling Centre
Victoria BC

OCA Cyclo-Cross Clinic
(courtesy Christian Hansen)

Saturday September 25, 12:00 noon.
cost $5
G. Ross Lord Park
Dufferin Street, approx 1km south of Steeles. Meet in the parking lot on the east side of Dufferin st.

The OCA will be having a cyclo-cross clinic hosted by Christian Hansen and Ralph Neumann. The clinic will focus on dismounting, remounting, running with the bike, cross bike set-up and training advice. Beginners are welcome and also those people who wish to refine their cross technique. Helmets are MANDATORY. Cyclo-Cross bikes are recommended, but mountain bikes or road bikes will be acceptable also. Mtb shoes and pedals should are strongly recommended. The clinic will last approximately 2 hrs.

For further info please contact:

Christian Hansen at
Ralph Neumann at


Hey Gang

Just a note to let you know that I have indeed qualified for the match sprint at the World Championships and not the madison! Although it might be fun to ride the madison I would surely be annihilated!!

Doug Baron

Alberta News
(courtesy CP Walsh)

Calgary Bicycle Track League Final Standings

Thursday Night Racing (6 May - 9 September 1999)

Compiled by cp Walsh

'C' (Neophytes/Masters)

1 Karl Waeldele, CVICC 136
2 Rob Onodera, CVICC 106
3 R. Max Brookes, CVICC 98
4 Vince da Silva, Ind. 57
5 Greg Vetrici, CVICC 55
6 Whitney Armstrong, Ind. 50

'B' (~Category 4-5)

1 David Gishler, Eurotech 115
2 Craig Borgland, Ind. 64
3 Dieter von Fintel, Math. 60
4 Greg Yanicki, Bicisport 52
5 Martin Watson, CVICC 51
6 Pete Stathakos, Ind. 42

'A' (~Category 1-3)

1 Len Conlin, Bicisport 176
2 Troy Delfs, Eurotech 152
3 Brian Lofthouse, Euro. 111
4 Chris Bentley, Eurotech 79
5 Rob Brandrick, Bicisport 66
6 Justin Gullickson, Pedhd.66

Team Standings

1. Eurotech Cycle 608
2. Calgary Vets (CVICC) 478
3. Bicisport 461
4. NCTDC/Bike Shop 69
5. Pedalhead 66
6. Mathrock 60

Follow Up To Donna Singer Case
(courtesy Darrell Noakes)

Here is a follow up to the horrifying story about a Saskatchewan school teacher who plowed into a cyclist with her car and killed him.

SASKATOON, SK (CANADA) A Regina, Saskatchewan teacher who struck and killed a cyclist two years ago has reached a settlement with her employer.

On September 8, the Regina School Division agreed to pay Donna Singer seven months back pay. The board had earlier decided to let her keep her pension.

The school board suspended Singer after the June 4, 1997 collision. Donald Jaques died when he was struck by Singer's car while he was riding with his wife and members of the Wascana Freewheelers cycling club.

Following the collision, Singer was charged with impaired driving causing death. A breath test showed she had more than twice the legal limit of alcohol in her blood. The test was thrown out of court because of mistakes made by the police. Singer was found not guilty.

"Mrs. Singer, two hours later, she's got the equivalent of a bottle and 3/4 of wine in her still," said Jaques' son, Kevin, a Regina lawyer, after the verdict.

Singer never checked to see if she could help Donald Jaques, or use one of the two cell phones she had with her to call for help for the fatally injured cyclist, he said.

"At the scene she's using her cell phone," said Kevin Jaques. "She wasn't calling 9-1-1. She was trying to get herself out of a jam."

On June 10, 1999, the school board fired Singer for gross misconduct. "Driving under the influence of alcohol resulting in a fatal accident and her demeanour and behaviour subsequent to that" did not set a good example for children, said board chairman John Conway.

Singer, who had worked as an elementary school teacher for nearly 30 years, appealed the dismissal. The out-of-court settlement was reached last week.

New Brunswick AGM and Cyclefest
(courtesy Dave Macfarlane)

September 25 & 26, 1999


Saturday September 25:
- Short Track Mountain Bike Race & Cyclocross
- Century Road Tour
- Canada Games 2001 ID
- Banquet/Pasta Supper

Sunday September 26

- Training Camp
- Annual General Meeting
For more information call
(506) 472-9835
Training camp (506)273-4352

Schedule and registration information is posted on the Velo NB web site :


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