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November 26/00 7:40 am - Toronto Paris-Roubaix, 'Cross, Indoor Worlds, Cyclist Strike

Posted by Editor on 11/26/00

Toronto Paris-Roubaix

Josh Hall won today's gruelling race north of Toronto, followed by Kevin Lehman and Ryan Roth. Full results and story to follow from the organizer. For now, you can also read the live reports posted on the Forums by Val and Keith Davidge (thanks guys).

Superprestige 'Cross #4 - Gieten, Netherlands

1 Richard Groenendaal (Ned) Rabobank 1:58:33
2 Bart Wellens (Bel) Spaar Select at 0:42
3 Peter Van Santvliet (Bel) Spaar Select 1:08
4 Mario De Clercq (Bel) Palmans-Ideal 1:47
5 Tom Vannoppen (Bel) Vlaanderen 2002 2:00
6 Gerben De Knegt (Ned) Rabobank 2:05
7 Petr Dlask (Cze) 2:27
8 Arne Daelmans (Bel) Den Tip Vorselaar 3:14
9 Marc Janssens (Bel) Palmans Ideal 3:17
10 Gretenius Gommers (Ned) WTC Woerden 3:23


1 Richard Groenendaal (Ned) Rabobank 115 points
2 eter Van Santvliet (Bel) Spaar Select 76
3 Bart Wellens (Bel) Spaar Select 71
4 Mario De Clercq (Bel) Palmans-Ideal 63
5 Tom Vannoppen (Bel) Vlaanderen 2002 62
6 Kipcho Volckaerts (Bel) Jonge Renners 53
7 Marc Janssens (Bel) Palmans Ideal 49
8 Erwin Vervecken (Bel) RVS Liege 46
9 Gerben De Knegt (Ned) Rabobank 44
10 Daniele Pontoni (Ita) Selle Italia 40
10 Sven Nijs (Bel) Rabobank 40

Indoor World Championships - Boblingen, Germany


Group A
1 Germany
2 Switzerland
3 Austria
4 Czech Republic

Group B
1 Croatia
2 Japan
3 Romania
4 Hungary
5 Malaysia
6 Hong Kong

Artistic Cycling

Individual Woman
1 RUCKABERLE, Astrid GER 332.57 points
2 STEPANKOVA, Martina CZE 329.23
3 SCHLOSSER, Sandra GER 326.37
4 KELLER, Daniela SWI 316.51
5 SVOBODOVA, Klara CZE 310.63
6 CARVALHO, Ivona POR 302.91
7 KALIN, Anita SWI 302.20
8 GUYONNET, Laurianne FRA 298.61
9 DURAND, Aurelie FRA 291.65
10 MARIC, Antonija CRO 288.79
11 MICHELUZZI, Daniela AUT 287.91
12 CARVALHO, Carmen POR 285.00
13 ROGGE, Cindy BEL 270.73
14 ONDOERA, Chiharu JPN 268.43
15 VAN DIJK, Kim NED 268.19
16 YU, Lok Chee Rachel HKG 258.30
17 BALOGH, Adrien HUN 255.41
18 SEYMOUR, Natascha GBR 255.30
19 MUI, Ho Yee HKG 253.82
20 HORII, Kazumi JPN 243.29
21 WAGNER, Adrien HUN 238.89
22 CSONTOS, Eva SVK 236.54
23 DE LOTTINVILLE, Anne CAN 233.87
24 LENGYEL, Krisztina SVK 223.86
25 ARPIN, Jessica BRA 223.84
26 GIORGIO, Jessica ITA 220.11

Women's Pair
1 CARVALHO, Ivona / CARVALHO, Carmen POR 295.42 points
2 NEUSCHLOVA, Blanka / JANECKOVA, Sarka CZE 288.92
3 STEEGMULLER, Sandra / LUDWIG, Katrin GER 284.35
5 BENTAILLE, Catherine / VENET, Stephanie FRA 274.61
6 STAHEL, LETIZIA / STAHEL, Seraina SWI 271.23
7 ZELLER, Eliane / STORCHENEGGER, Petra SWI 266.00
8 PREKOPOVA, Andrea / BATOVA, CZE 265.52
9 MUI, Ho Yee / YU, Lok Chee Rachel HKG 232.53
10 BORKA, Kinga / WAGNER, Adrien HUN 227.48
11 RISAVY, Szilvia / MARTESIK, Eva SVK 216.19
12 ZENTNER, Marian / MEGYESI, Dora HUN 212.85

Women's 4
1 Liemer RC GER 351.40 points
2 ATB Luzern SWI 329.07
3 OAMTC RV Hohenems AUT 299.43
4 ASC Weihersheim / VC Geispolsheim FRA 268.57
5 Iskola BAJ HUN 252.98
6 SKC Kolarova CZE 214.03

Individual Man
1 ROMINGER, Martin GER 347.70
2 LETSCH, Matthias GER 325.18
3 KRIVANEK, Milan CZE 322.40
4 POKORNY, Arnost CZE 319.49
5 ARELLANO, Jose ESP 308.95
6 DO-DUC, Ivan FRA 303.87
7 BAUMANN, Roland SWI 303.29
8 DAENINCK, Kenneth BEL 300.65
9 LANGENECKERT, Julien FRA 296.69
10 ZELLWEGER, Reto SWI 295.00
11 YU, Sum Yee Samuel HKG 287.87
12 COVENT, Gery BEL 283.22
13 YU, Hok Yee Harry HKG 279.47
14 VAN GESSEL, Bram NED 276.27
15 SAURA, Hiroyuki JPN 270.05
16 TREMBLAY, Luc CAN 264.20
17 VARGA, Tamas HUN 259.64
18 IEZMIE, Syah Jamian MAS 254.51
19 GIORGIO, Patrizio ITA 249.90
20 MOHAMED, Zikri MAS 246.61
21 Maytyoka, Marton HUN 236.09
22 KISS, Szilard SVK 229.93
23 HASSAN, Charlie MAL 213.03
24 GECZI, Istvan UKR 211.77

Men's Pair
1 RAAF, Stefan / ROTH, Michael GER 323.39 points
2 RAUCH, Michael / RAUCH, Heiko GER 322.93
3 BALASEK, David / DIGON, Martin CZE 285.57
4 BARTUNEK, Kamil / BARTUNEK, Petr CZE 272.91
5 ACKERMANN, Rafael / ACKERMANN, Rouven SWI 266.59
6 YU, Hok Yee Harry / YU, Sum Yee Samuel HKG 258.70
7 IEZMIE, Syh Jamian / MOHD, Izuan Jamian MAS 244.15
8 VARGA, Tamas / MATYOKA, Tamas HUN 233.51
9 KISS, Szilard / MAGYARICS, Ferenc SVK 213.33

Cyclists go on Strike in Toronto

When: November 30, 6:15 pm
Where: Intersection of College and Grace Photo Op: Cyclists will fill the street, and post enormous, poster-sized letters to Jean Chretien, Mike Harris and Mel Lastman.

Why: On November 15th, a cyclist was doored at this intersection and thrown under the wheels of a truck. He is currently in hospital undergoing multiple surgeries. It will take at least a year for him to walk again. This horrible incident could have happened to any cyclist riding on College Street.

Cyclists are going on strike to demand safe passage on College Street. Every level of government encourages cycling as a healthy and environmental mode of transport yet no governmental agency provides adequate funding or legislation to ensure the safety of those citizens who get on their bikes. On November 30th ARC (Advocacy for Respect for Cyclists) will symbolically post three gigantic letters to Jean Chretien, Mike Harris and Mel Lastman requesting each one for a separate, specific action to provide a safe cycling environment. We will collect letters from cyclists on strike, directed at each level of government, and ensure that they are properly posted. ARC will continue the cyclists' strike with street actions, lobbying and letter campaigns until our demands have been met.

Our Federal Demand:

Dear Mr. Jean Chretien,
Large trucks are a hazard to cyclists. We demand that the Ministry of Transport ensure that all large trucks in Canada be equipped with sideguards to ensure that cyclists will not be able to fall underneath the wheels. This important safety measure was recomended as part of a coroner's report into cycling deaths in 1998. It is time for action on this issue.

Our Provincial Demand:

Dear Mr. Mike Harris,
Careless opening of car doors is potentially fatal to cyclists. The Highway Traffic Act does not reflect the seriousness of this dangerous crime. We demand an adjustment to the HTA that would increase the penalty for dooring a cyclist to a charge of criminal negligence causing injury or death. We also demand a province-wide publicity campaign to educate drivers of the life and death consequences of opening a car door into a cyclist's path. It doesn't hurt drivers to check. Forgetting to check could kill one of

Our Municipal Demand:

Dear Mel Lastman,
Cyclists demand safe passage on College. It is currently impossible for cyclists to ride safely on College Street west of Euclid. The City is developing a Bike Master Plan that makes no provisions for cyclists on important east/west routes such a College, Bloor, Dundas, Queen or King. This is unacceptable. We demand that parking be removed on College west of Euclid in order to provide a safe bike lane all the way to High Park.

About ARC
ARC is a group which formalizes the principle of cyclists standing up for each other. ARC was formed in August 1996 as a community response to a particularly brutal two weeks which saw two cyclists killed by trucks and another two arrested on a Critical Mass ride. Initially formed to lobby for a coroner's inquest and to help in the arrestees' defense, ARC has since expanded to provide support and legal advice to cyclists involved in accidents, to educate on cyclists' rights, and to hold direct actions aimed at changing society's dependence on the automobile. If you are a cyclist and you want to get involved contact ARC.

Advocacy for Respect for Cyclists (ARC)
c/o Intersection
761 Queen St. W., Suite 101
Toronto, Ont. M6J 1G1
Phone: (416) 504-2918 x1
Fax: (416) 504-0068


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