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July 6/00 1:03 am - Fly Gurlz Clinic, Women's Giro, US NRC Standings

Posted by Editor on 07/6/00

Fly Gurlz Weekend Clinic - Ontario
(courtesy Michelle Ward)

The Fly Gurlz Mountain Bike Race Team hosted our second annual women's only mountain bike clinic at Boler Mountain on July 1 & 2. It was a team effort with everyone pitching in to make the clinic a success. Expert racer Sigrid Hynscht organized the event with the help of Michelle Ward, Team Manager. Expert racer Karley Cunningham designed the new Fly Gurlz logo which appeared on the Southpaw t-shirts given out to each clinic participant! Pro-Elite racers Heather King & Wendy Simms came for the weekend, along with Junior racer Dana Wagler and Vet Sport racer Heather Pardon!

We had the most awesome time teaching and instructing women of all ages and ability levels throughout the two days. The coaching ratio was fantastic with 1 instructor per 3 clinic attendants - this made for huge skill building and growth as the weekend progressed. All the bases were covered, from the basic skills to advanced technical riding. Angela Mawdsley and Dan Marshall lent their expertise with the intermediate and advanced groups, really helping to break down the fear factor of some technical sections at Boler! We were also fortunate to have Toronto Duke's mechanic Sara Beattie and Missing Link owner Steve Copeland come out to really get into the nitty gritty of bike maintenance and repair. Food is always a HUGE motivator when you are out on the trails and Chef Katherine Bourget took care of all of us with gourmet lunches and snacks! Swag was all over the place - prizes were given throughout the weekend with the finale being a Fly Gurlz team jersey!

By far the best part of the weekend were the new friends that we made. There is something magical and truly uplifting about sharing the joy of sport with others.

Fly Gurlz would like to thank the following people and sponsors for making this weekend one that none of us will ever forget!

Boler Mountain, Powerbar, Pedros, Missing Link, All Season's Sports, Spy Optic, Sugoi, Camelback, OGC, Squire John's, Chico Racing, Continental, Bell Sports, Southpaw, Rocky Mountain, Banana Seat Productions, The Adventure Mountain Bike School, Dan Marshall, Angela Mawdsley, Steve Copeland, Sara Beattie, Katherine Bourget, Tim Oliver, Simon Donato, Peter Hibbard & Shane Kilfoyle.

Clinic Participants.

Giro d'Italia Femminile

Stage 10 - Crema 102 km

1. Sara Felloni (Ita) Team Alfa Lum 2:15:25
2. Zinaida Stahurskaia (Blr) Michela Fanini Record Box
3. Katia Longhin (Ita) Master Team-Carpe Diem
4. Svetlana Boubnenkova (Rus) Edilsavino
5. Sara Carrigan (Aus) AIS Australia
6. Debby Mansveld (Ned) Farm Frites-Hartol
7. Oksana Sapryikina (Ukr) Michela Fanini Record Box
8. Alexandra Koliaseva (Rus) Team Alfa Lum
9. Andrea Purner (Aut) Austrian National Team
10. Marion Brauen (Sui) Swiss National Team all s.t.


1. Joane Somarriba Arrola (Esp) Team Alfa Lum 26:57:01
2. Alessandra Cappellotto (Ita) Gas Sport Teamat 0:43
3. Edita Pucinskaite (Ltu) Team Alfa Lum 1:51
4. Valentina Polkhanova (Rus) Edilsavino 2:45
5. Svetlana Boubnenkova (Rus) Edilsavino 3:23
6. Nicole Brandli (Sui) Swiss National Team 3:40
7. Tatiana Stiajkina (Ukr) G.S.F Acca Due O Lorena 4:02
8. Pia Sundstedt (Fin) Gas Sport Team 4:21
9. Fabiana Luperini (Ita) Gas Sport Team 4:31
10. Daniela Veronesi (Smr) Team Alfa Lum 6:36

U.S. NRC Road Series Rankings
(courtesy John Wordin - Mercury)

After Fitchburg-Longsjo.

1 Henk Vogels Mercury Australia 945 points
2 Gord Fraser Mercury Canada 863
3 John Lieswyn Shaklee Ventura, Calif. 773
4 Trent Klasna Saturn Pine Valley, Calif. 772
5 Eddy Gragus Jelly Belly Ft. Collins, Colo. 654
6 Fred Rodriguez Mapei Quick Step Piedmont, Calif. 648
7 Antonio Cruz Saturn Long Beach, Calif. 578
8 Scott Moninger Mercury Boulder, Colo. 529
9 Chris Horner Mercury San Diego 438
10 Eric Wohlberg Shaklee Canada 412

Men's Team Rankings
1 Mercury 2,985 points
2 Saturn 2,094
3 Shaklee 1,967
4 Navigators 1,030
5 7-Up/Colorado Cyclist 969
6 Jelly Belly 940
7 U.S. Postal Service 927
8 Mapei-Quick Step 708
9 MROZ-Supradyn 705
10 Jack&Jones/Memory Card 662


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