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June 8/00 8:56 am - Dauphine Libere, Whistler Summer Session Update

Posted by Editoress on 06/8/00

Dauphiné Libére

Stage 1 (June 5) Grenoble to Lyon - 189 km

1 Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) La Francaise Des Jeux 4.33.56 (41.40 km/h)
2 Fabrice Gougot (Fra) Credit Agricole at s.t.
3 Alexei Sivakov (Rus) Bigmat Auber 93 0:02
4 David Etxebarria (Esp) O.N.C.E Deutsche Bank 0:04
5 Arturas Kasputis (Ltu) Ag2R Prevoyance
6 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Credit Agricole
7 Laurent Brochard (Fra) Jean Delatour
8 Bobby Julich (USA) Credit Agricole
9 Christophe Moreau (Fra) Festina
10 Patrice Halgand (Fra) Jean Delatour

16 Lance Armstrong (USA) US Postal Service
25 Jonathan Vaughters (USA) Credit Agricole
30 Tyler Hamilton (USA) US Postal Service
103 Kevin Livingston (USA) US Postal Service 1:05

Stage 2 (June 6) Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne to Saint-Etienne - 210 km

1 Fabrice Gougot (Fra) Credit Agricole 5:04:51
2 Jens Voigt (Ger) Credit Agricole at 0:13
3 César Solaun (Esp) Banesto 0:20
4 Christophe Moreau (Fra) Festina
5 Laurent Brochard (Fra) Jean Delatour
6 David Etxebarria (Esp) O.N.C.E Deutsche Bank
7 Alexei Sivakov (Rus) Bigmat Auber 93
8 Giuseppe Di Grande (Ita) Festina
9 David Millar (GBr) Cofidis
10 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Credit Agricole
21 Lance Armstrong (USA) US Postal Service
22 Tyler Hamilton (USA) US Postal Service
23 Bobby Julich (USA) Credit Agricole all s.t.
92 Kevin Livingston (USA) US Postal Service 11:43

Stage 3 (June 7) Saint-Etienne to Saint-Chamond, ITT - 35.7 km

1 Lance Armstrong (USA) US Postal Service 46:56
2 Haimar Zubeldia (Esp) Euskaltel-Euskadi at 0:21
3 Tyler Hamilton (USA) US Postal Service 0:31
4 Joseba Beloki (Esp) Festina 0:58
5 David Millar (GBr) Cofidis 1:00
6 Bobby Julich (USA) Credit Agricole 1:23
7 Abraham Olano (Esp) O.N.C.E Deutsche Bank 1:33
8 Alex Zuelle (Sui) Banesto 1:41
9 Christophe Moreau (Fra) Festina 1:43
10 Jonathan Vaughters (USA) Credit Agricole 2:02
81 Kevin Livingston (USA) US Postal Service 6:28

GC after 3

1 Lance Armstrong (USA) US Postal Service 10:35:14
2 Haimar Zubeldia (Esp) Euskaltel-Euskadi at 0:28
3 Tyler Hamilton (USA) US Postal Service 0:45
4 Joseba Beloki (Esp) Festina 1:15
5 David Millar (GBr) Cofidis 1:25
6 Alex Zuelle (Sui) Banesto 1:48
7 Laurent Jalabert (Fra) O.N.C.E Deutsche Bank 2:14
8 Angel Pena (Esp) O.N.C.E Deutsche Bank 2:17
9 Bobby Julich (USA) Credit Agricole s.t.
10 Abraham Olano (Esp) O.N.C.E Deutsche Bank 2:21
11 Mikel Pradera (Esp) Euskaltel-Euskadi 2:28
12 Christophe Moreau (Fra) Festina 2:47
13 Alberto Lopez De Munain (Esp) Euskaltel-Euskadi 2:49
14 Jonathan Vaughters (USA) Credit Agricole 2:55
15 Santiago Botero (Esp) Kelme Costa Blanca 3:02
16 Laurent Brochard (Fra) Jean Delatour 3:08
17 Didier Rous (Fra) Bonjour 3:34
18 Fabian Jeker (Sui) Festina 3:36
19 Peter Luttenberger (Aut) O.N.C.E Deutsche Bank 3:43
20 Giuseppe Di Grande (Ita) Festina 3:48
90 Kevin Livingston (USA) US Postal Service 20:13

2000 Whistler Summer Session Update

WHISTLER, B.C. (Canada)---With last week's announcement that Whistler was successful in its bid to host a World Cup of mountain biking for 2001 and 2002, Team Management will turn its attention to final preparations for the second annual Whistler Summer Session, July 7 - 16, 2000.

The Whistler Summer Session and its anchor event, the Whistler International Classic, played a pivotal role in securing the prestigious World Cup event. Team Management submitted the World Cup bid to the Union Cycliste Internationale on Whistler Resort's behalf in September, 1999.

The event line-up for Summer Session 2000 has been improved and expanded to attract a higher calibre of athlete and a larger field of professional and recreational riders. With more than 30 competitions, recreational, family and entertainment events, the 2000 Summer Session promises an exciting 10 days for participants and spectators alike.

The most significant improvement to this year's event is the upgrading of the sanctioning for the Whistler International Classic cross country race from an E2 stage race to D2 level, which is the highest international sanction next to a World Cup. The Summer Session is one of only eight venues in the world to host a D2 sanctioned stage race. The event is sanctioned by the UCI, the international sport governing body based in Switzerland, the Canadian Cycling Association (CCA), the National Off Road Bicycle Association (NORBA) in the United States, and Cycling British Columbia.

The elevation to D2 sanction means that the top 30 riders will be eligible to collect more UCI points to determine their world ranking. UCI points are also criterion for national team selection for the 2000 Summer Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia in September. Canada's Olympic Mountain Biking Team will be named at the National Championships in Hull, Quibec on July 23.

Contenders for Canada's national Olympic team who have confirmed their entry in this year's Summer Session include current Canadian cross country champion Eric Tourville of Ste-Foy, Quibec, and Victoria's Roland Green, currently ranked 21st in the world. They will be joined by former Olympian Andreas Hestler of Victoria, B.C.

On the women's side, veteran national team member Leslie Tomlinson of Victoria will, at age forty, be giving riders half her age a run for the money. Confirmation of three-time World Champion and Olympic silver medallist Alison Sydor is expected after this week's World Championships in Sierra Nevada, Spain.

Summer Session 2000 is anticipated to also attract several of the top-ranked international athletes who will be scouting the Whistler venue in preparation for the 2001 World Cup.

Amber Chorney of Vancouver, who went four for four to take the overall women's crown in last year's Whistler International Classic stage race will be back to defend her title as will Whistler's Chad Miles who took top honours in the men's event.

The cross-country action kicks off on July 14 with the first stage and perennial crowd favourite, the Village Fat Tire Criterium, when the cobblestone pedestrian walkways of Whistler Village are closed off for an evening of action and excitement. The Dirt Criterium and Time Trial will take place on July 15 with the overall winner declared at completion of the Cross Country on July 16.

One of the unique aspects of the Whistler International Classic is that recreational riders can compete on the same course as the pros. Last year's event attracted competitors from across North America ranging in age from 10 years old to 60. Future World Cup champions can learn the gears by taking part in the popular Kids camps and races held each weekend.

Summer Session also features events that appeal to mountain bikers who like going downhill, fast, with the Gravity Tour to be held July 8 and 9. The Gravity Tour includes the Roach Biker Cross, a Dual Slalom, Downhill and Chainless Downhill. Watch for local favourites Richie Schley and Canadian Downhill Champion, Daamiann Skelton.

Team Management is expecting more than 2,000 athletes to participate in the various events. Summer Session registration forms are available at bike shops throughout the province or by contacting the Event Hotline at: (604)938-7593. Competitors can also register online at the Summer Session web site: Summer Session

The 2000 Summer Session will see the return of road racing, in-line skating, and running events as well as a number of new events and resort-wide entertainment to be announced shortly.

For information, contact:
Marika Koenig
Team Management
Phone: (604)938-1194
e-mail: s


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