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April 19/01 9:47 am - DiGuistini, Midweek, Espoirs in Europe, B.C. Camps, Birthday

Posted by Editor on 04/19/01

Women's World Cup #4 - Fleche Wallonne, Belgium

We finally have a result for the Canadians in this race yesterday. Cybil Diguistini (C.A. Mantes la Ville 78) finished 25th - 59 seconds behind winner Fabiana Luperini (Edilsavino), in the first chase group. Another Canadian (about whom we know very little) finished 75th - Erinne Willock, at 6:48.

La Bicicletta Midweek Series 2001
Courtesy Peter McCaffery

Event #1 01/04/18 - Scratch Race, 37 km
Hershey Centre, Mississauga

We're off again for the fifth year. Circuit at Hershey Centre is popular with all the riders - quite technical, beautiful surface, safe. 45 starters, cold (wind chill-2C). Ave.speed: 41.95kph.

HeathCockburnJet Fuel SympaticoCat. 152:55
Jeff HansenItal Pasta1
Marcel ZierfussRacer Sportif3
Peter MorseGO1all s.t.
Paul HornakGears255:13
Enrico TrainiToronto C.C.155:35
Greg CavanaghOakville / Cyclepath255:39
Paul GreeneChain ReactionMasters A
Mark ShawIndMasters B
Roy ZucchettoPavanMasters Ball s.t.

Tour De Loir-Et-Cher

This is the first Euro project the Canadian Espoir team is competing in.

Stage 1 - Blois to Chemery 183 km

1 David Lelay (Fra) Jean Floc'h 4:18:13
2 Dimitri De Fauw (Bel) Go Pass-ABX at 0:17
3 David Kopp (Ger) Germany
4 Roy Sentjens (Ned) Rabobank
5 Robert Retschke (Ger) Team Kostritzer

30 Dominique Rollin (Can) Canada 0:23
31 Cory Lange (Can) Canada
45 Bruno Langlois (Can) Canada both s.t.
54 Kai Jenkins (Can) Canada 8:05
60 Charlie Gorman (Can) Canada
61 Greg Seinewicz (Can) Canada both s.t.

B.C. News
Courtesy Trevor Shpeley, Cycling BC

Cycling BC has partnered with Shimano Canada to offer an incredible off-road camp and clinic package this season - Junior DH Clinics, Junior XC Clinics, and Women's Skills Camps.

Junior Downhill and Cross-Country Clinics:

Junior DH and XC clinics will be run at four of the 2001 BC Cup sites. Participants will meet on the Friday night prior to the race weekend to discuss strategy, tactics, training, nutrition, responsible riding and general maintenance.

Participants in the downhill clinic will then be treated to technical skills training and coached practice runs on the downhill course on Saturday in preparation for the race on Sunday. Participants in the cross-country clinic will race on Saturday and benefit from technical skills training and race course review on Sunday.

The coaches for the program are second to none: Chris Colbeck, Sylvie Allen, Daamiann Skelton, Elladee Brown, Chad Miles and Dave Burch.

The cost per clinic, including lunch, is just $40. Participation is limited to 15 per downhill clinic and 20 per cross-country clinic, so if you are interested, please register soon. Call Cycling BC at 604-737-3034 or email Any questions, please just ask.

Shimano Dirt Series Junior DH and XC Clinics will be held at the following 2001 BC Cup locations:

BC Cup - Hammerfest in Parskville (hosted by Arrowsmith Mountain Cycle)

Junior DH Clinic May 4 (eve) and 5 (day)
Junior XC Clinic May 4 (eve) and 6 (day)

BC Cup - Bear Mountain in Mission (hosted by Wenting Cycle)

Junior DH Clinic May 25 (eve) and 26 (day)
Junior XC Clinic May 25 (eve) and 27 (day)

BC Cup - Cyclepath Triple Threat in Kelowna (hosted by Cyclepath Kelowna)

Junior DH Clinic June 1 (eve) and 2 (day)
Junior XC Clinic June 1 (eve) and 3 (day)

BC Cup - Championships in Rossland (hosted by The Sacred Ride)

Junior DH Clinic Aug 24 (eve) and 25 (day)
Junior XC Clinic Aug 24 (eve) and 26 (day)

Women's Skills Camps

Three Women's Skill Camps will be held this year in three different towns: Kelowna, Victoria, and Rossland. Each will run for two full days, Saturday and Sunday.

Expect to learn all the cycling essentials, from proper braking and shifting techniques, to front wheel lifts and clearing obstacles, cleanly. Expect also to get first rate information on bike maintenance, resource stewardship, and general trail preparedness ... and of course to have great amounts of fun. Anyone from a rider with a minimum of off-road experience to a seasoned veteran is welcome to attend.

Elladee Brown, Daamiann Skelton, Penny Deck, Candace Shadley, Cindy Devine, and Linda Robichaud are set to instruct the camps.

The cost per camp, including lunch both days, is just $80. Participation is limited to 30 per camp, so if you are interested, please register soon. Contact Cycling BC: 604-737-3034 or

Shimano Dirt Series

Women's Skill Camps

May 26-27 - Kelowna, BC (hosted by Gerrick's Cycle)

June 30-July 1 - Victoria, BC (hosted by Russ Hays)

August 11-12 - Rossland, BC (hosted by The Sacred Ride)

The Shimano Dirt Series is run in partnership with Cycling BC, hosted by our provincial bike shops, and supported by PowerBar Foods and Roach Clothing

Happy Birthday To...

Chris Sheppard - today.


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