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May 16/00 12:11 pm - Giro, Nationals, Worlds Team, B.C. & Ontario Results/News

Posted by Editor on 05/16/00


Stage 3 unofficial results:

1 SVORADA Jan CZE Lampre - Daikin
2 TRENTI Guido USA Cantina Tollo
3 MARTIN PERDIGUERO Miguel Angel ESP Vitalicio Seguros - Generali
4 TOSATTO Matteo ITA Fassa Bortolo

Mario Cipollini actually won, but was disqualified for pushing during the sprint.

Road Nationals

I attended a press conference in Peterborough yesterday, to formally launch the 2000 Road Nationals. The plans by Intersport are ambitious. The 13.2 kilometre road circuit includes a portion through the east end of the city, and the criterium is run through the downtown area.

The Senior men will do 17 laps - 224.4 kilometres. The Senior women race 118.8 kilometres (9 laps). The length of the men's race, according to Pierre Hutsebaut of the CCA, is in response to the wishes of the top riders. "They asked for the longest race possible, to prepare for the Olympics." He said that the course is not particularly difficult (eg, no major climb), but that "the riders will have to take the initiative to make the race happen. There will be selection because there are 8 riders looking for 4 (Olympic) spots."

I also spoke with Jay Morton of Intersport about their proposed sports complex, which includes a covered velodrome. The project is progressing, with the main holdup at this point being the myriad layers of planning permissions required. A groundbreaking did take place last week, as they began to lay out the road system. "We can't do much until we pass all the planning permissions, but we are starting to lay things out, and are still on schedule to have the velodrome operational by 2002."

MTB Worlds Team

Now that the spring mountain bike World Cup series has concluded, the CCA has made their selection for the Worlds in Spain (June 5-11). The selection is for the Elite Men, Espoir Men and Elite Women Cross-country team. The Juniors and Downhill squads will be chosen immediately after Canada Cup DH#1 (Camp Fortune) and XC#!/DH#2 (Hardwood Hills).

Elite Men
Seamus McGrath
Roland Green
Geoff Kabush
Chris Sheppard
Eric Tourville
Peter Wedge
1st Alternate - Andreas Hestler
2nd Alternate - Mathieu Toulouse

Espoir Men
Ryder Hesjedal

Elite Women
Alison Sydor
Chrissy Redden
Lesley Tomlinson
Melanie Dorion
Trish Sinclair
Marie-Helene Premont
1st Alternate - Amber Chorney
2nd Alternate - Melanie McQuaid

Selections were made based on UCI rankings and results in the 5 World Cup races.

BC High School Mountain Bike Championships
(courtesy Joan Kyle-Jones)

The third annual BC High School Mountain Bike Championships was held at the Hartland Mountain Bike Park in Victoria on Sunday, May 14th. Sixty-two BC junior and senior secondary schools participated, with 390 students registered to race. The Lower Vancouver Island Secondary School Cycling League hosted the event. Even though this was the first time the Championships have been held on Vancouver Island, the Lower Island League has been active in High School cycling for nearly 12 years, putting on a 5-event bike race series for secondary students each Spring. Sunday's
Championships event culminated with the wonderful news from Sam Scorda of the North Shore League in Vancouver that cycling is now an official, sanctioned high school sport in BC schools. Sam and others in Vancouver have worked very hard to make this happen, and it opens the way for even greater youth participation and development in cycling in BC.

The top riders in each category are listed below. Full results can be found at the Lower Vancouver Island Secondary School Cycling League web site:

Mini Boys - Grade 6
1 Petersen, Travis Robb Road School

Pee Wee Boys - Grade 7
1 Ludwikowski, Jeremy Robb Road School
2 Zirnhelt, Hayes Columneetza School

Midget Boys - Grade 8
1 Payne, Nic Royal Oak Middle School
2 Short, Kristian Chatelech Secondary
3 Tyler, Ambrose Brackendale Secondary

Bantam Boys - Grade 9
1 Green, Matt Elphinstone School
2 Giesbrecht, Jordan P.G.S.S
3 Salusbury, Jim West Vancouver Sec.

Junior Boys - Grade 10
1 Cartwright,Andrew Handsworth Secondary
2 Walsh, Craig West Vancouver Sec.
3 Rasmassen, Jordan P.G.S.S

Senior Boys - Grades 11 & 12
1 Sigston, Ben Argyle Secondary
2 Routley, Will Whistler Secondary
3 Gavin, Ducan West Vancouver Sec.

Pee Wee Girls - Grade 7
1 Brown, Haley George Bonner Middle

Midget Girls - Grade 8
1 Clarke, Katherine Handsworth Secondary
2 McKirdy, Karen Valemount Sec.
3 Free, Emma George Bonner Middle

Bantam Girls - Grade 9
1 Manning, Lindsay Pitt Meadows Sec.
2 Ewans, Emily Argyle Secondary
3 Bryce, Heather Carson Graham Sec.

Junior Girls - Grade 10
1 McKirdy, Jean Anne Valemount Secondary
2 Gugins, Jessica Brackendale Secondary
3 Dunlap, Erin Argyle Secondary

Senior Girls - Grade 11 & 12
1 Drew, Erica Oak Bay High School
2 Testroete, Alison Robert Bateman Sec.
3 Nusse, Holly Valemount Secondary

School Team Division Champions

In order to be eligible for the school team division championships, a school had to have a minimum of three riders in that division. As a result, some divisions had no champions, as too few riders started from each school. The results, including total points scored are as follows:

Pee Wee Boys
1 Robb Road School

Midget Boys
1 Argyle Secondary
2 Robb Road - (tied for 2nd)
3 Royal Oak - (tied for 2nd)

Bantam Boys
1 West Vancouver
2 Brackendale Secondary School
3 Elphinstone

Junior Boys
1 Valemount Sec. School
2 Claremont
3 Sutherland

Senior Girls
1 Valemount Sec. School

Senior Boys
1 Argyle Sec
2 Timberline High School
3 Sands Jr. Secondary

B.C. Results and News
(courtesy Rodney Hsu)

SPOKE Invitational (Lower Mainland High School Series)
BC Summer Games Selection Race Buntzen Lake, May 6th
Results can be found at (under racing):

Hammerfest 2000 (XC & DH)
Parksville , Vancouver Island, May 6th to 7th

Women's Downhill
1 ALLEN, Sylvie ROCKY MOUNTAIN 4:34.32
2 KRAFT, Andrea Rocky Mtn Bicycles 4:50.64
3 WEBER, Anne-Marie 5:11.57
4 SIMMS, Wendy STEED CYCLES 5:12.89
5 BUCHAR, Claire Evolution 5:39.26

Men's Downhill
1 LYON, Brant COVE BIKE SHOP 3:44.18
2 DEY, Ryan Rocky Mountain 3:47.72
3 JONES, David OAK BAY BICYCLE 3:53.53
5 LINDEMARK, Kurt 4:05.50

Women's Cross-country

Men's Cross-country
2 MILES, Chad at 1:10
3 DEY, Ryan Rocky Mountain 6:57
4 SHNYDER, Ruedi Norco Bikes 8:09
5 LARGE, Geof 9:57

Full results can be found at:

The Lower Mainland High School Championship took place on Tuesday May 9th. Results are not available yet, but photos & reports of these races can be found on:

Cycling BC is desparately looking for a sportchair in Victoria Vancouver Island for the upcoming BC Summer Games. For more information, please email the technical director at Cycling BC:

Ottawa Bicycle Club Grand Prix

The Ottawa Bicycle Club website is now updated for the OBC Grand Prix on July 29th

La Bicicletta Midweek Series - Ontario
(courtesy Peter McCaffery)

Novice Event 4 May 14/00 37.4 km Average speed 34.5 kph

1BLUE3, 4, 5111:05:03
2YELLOW1, 7, 917
3GREEN6, 8, 1226
4RED2, 11, 1427

Entry Breakdown:  Seniors-7,  women-8,  masters-8,  cadet-1 - WHERE ARE THE YOUNG RIDERS???
Thanks to rider coaches: Don Hunter, Jack Wierzbicki, Mike Ybanez, Mike Viel, AnnTurrin and to coordinator, Jeff Archbold. Please note: no novice race next week as it's a long weekend.

Canmore Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed beginning July 1, 2000 for the Canmore Mountain Bike World Cup which takes place July 7-9 at the Canmore Nordic Centre. Positions are available in all areas and volunteers receive souvenirs, draw prize entries and more. Contact Jennifer at Altitude Events: 678-1635, toll free 1-877-678-1635, or visit our website at


Tim Pong of Ryeka Sports is the proud new father of Ryan, born Friday, May 19th.


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