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June 2/00 9:32 am - Ontario & Alberta News, Columbia, First Union, Road Nationals Schedule

Posted by Editor on 06/2/00

Festival of Nations Cycling Classic - Ontario

A new club was formed in order to revive one of the most prestigious races in Ontario. The Maple City Wheelers Cycling Club will host the return of the FESTIVAL OF NATIONS CYCLING CLASSIC, July 2nd, 2000 on the streets of historic downtown Chatham, Ontario.

Check out everything on the web! A super afternoon of downtown crit racing. Complimentary Festival ticket pas to all cyclists as Chatham - Kent is hosting the annual Festival of Nations Multicultural Festival in an adjacent park on the weekend.

more info:

Race Directors: Martin Thuss Orlando Goveia

More News From Columbia

Some of you may have been a little puzzled by the last report from the Cali, Columbia Track World Cup, which made a rather cryptic reference to the return of Jim Fisher's passport, etc. Well, here's the story:

As some of you may have already heard, the week started of with a bang. I was professionally robbed by some dude posing as our bus driver, insisting that I take my bag off to sit down. Anyhow, takes my passport, plane ticket, customs papers, discman, CD's, wallet, ID, bank card, cash, and brand spanking new Oakley sunglasses along with my shoulder bag that he pulled from under the seat. All the important stuff. After visiting 6 Columbian jails, and a day's worth of police reports, I ended up being able to identify the guy, they searched his house and found, I assume everything, and gave me back my ID, ticket, cards, passport, and custom papers. The other stuff wasn't recovered, or so they say, but I'm sure one of the cops is groovin' to my tunes. So, at least I can leave the country. I AM CANADIAN doesn't work as well at immigration as it does on TV.

Maybe he will take AmEx travellers cheques next time...

Road Nationals Schedule

Some readers have complained of being unable to read the schedule of events for the 2000 Road Nationals (in Peterborough, Ontario, July 10-16) on the event website ( We have tracked the problem down to some programming code that does not play well with Netscape - if you are on Internet Explorer, it shows up fine. The organizers (and website developers) are now aware of the problem, however, until it can be fixed, here is the schedule:

Monday10:00 Scheduled Training Ride
July 10
Tuesday10:00 Scheduled Training Ride & cheese
July 11
Wednesday1:00 - 5:00 Registration
July 127:00 Festival of Lights (Del Crary Park)
Thursday8:00 - 6:00 (Ashburnham St.) Individual Time Trial (All categories)
July 13Banquet
Friday1:00 - 4:00 Racer / Media / Sponsor Day w/ wine
July 144:00 - 12:00 Timbit Challenge Citizens Race (18 & under, 18 & over)
Saturday8:00 - 6:00 (Nichols Oval) Road Race Jr. & Masters, Men & Women
July 157:00 Festival of Lights (Del Crary Park)
Sunday8:00 - 6:00 (Nichols Oval) Road Race Sr. Men & Women
July 166:00 - 9:00 Volunteer Banquet (Nichols Oval)

Olympic Oval - Podium Project Gets A Boost!
(courtesy Dan Proulx)

The Olympic Oval, National Cycling Centre has been granted a donation of 12 new track bicycles to its junior program from Calgary retailer The Bike Shop.

The generous gift compliments last year's donation of 14 bicycles also donated by Mr.MacNaughton.

The fleet of 26 track bicycles will be used to develop young Canadian track cyclists. The bikes will provide the infrastucture neccesary to get large numbers of kids involved in the sport.

When asked why he made the contribution to the Olympic Oval, National Cycling Centre, MacNaughton replied, "...because I want the kids to have fun riding - somewhere to learn about cycling and their own potential."

Thanks to The Bike Shop's dedication, a new standard has been set for providing support to the grass roots level of cycling.

The Bike Shop gift is for all Canadian juniors to enjoy. If you are travelling to Calgary, please get in touch with the Olympic Oval National Cycling Centre (403) 220-8008 or email The Centre offers daily junior team workouts on the track and would be happy to include junior cyclists from across Canada.

First Union Classic - Trenton, New Jersey

1 Fred Rodriguez (USA) Mapei-Quick Step 3:04:16
2 Gordon Fraser (Can) Mercury Cycling Team
3 George Hincapie (USA) US Postal Service
4 Eddy Gragus (USA) Jelly Belly
5 Henk Vogels (Aus) Mercury Cycling Team

21 Mark Walters (Can) Navigators Cycling Team
23 Giuseppe Giuliano (Can) Jet Fuel Coffee Cycling Team
29 Peter Wedge (Can) Team Shaklee all s.t.
DNF Mike Barry (Can) Saturn Cycling Team
DNF Brian Walton (Can) Saturn Cycling Team
DNF Eric Wohlberg (Can) Team Shaklee
DNF Andrew Randell (Can) Jet Fuel Coffee Cycling Team
DNF Jason Crookham (Can) Jet Fuel Coffee Cycling Team
DNF Heath Cockburn (Can) Jet Fuel Coffee Cycling Team
DNF Kevin Field (Can) Jet Fuel Coffee Cycling Team
DNF Charly Gorman (Can) Jet Fuel Coffee Cycling Team
DNF Sean Kelly (Can) Jet Fuel Coffee Cycling Team


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