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April 22/01 11:30 am - Liege-Bastogne-Liege, Espoirs, Trinidad Project

Posted by Editor on 04/22/01

Liege-Bastogne-Liege World Cup, Belgium

1 Oscar Camenzind (Sui) Lampre-Daikin 6:47:44
2 Davide Rebellin (Ita) Liquigas
3 David Etxebarria (Esp) Euskaltel-Euskadi
4 Francesco Casagrande (Ita) Fassa Bortolo
5 Michael Boogerd (Ned) Rabobank
6 Raimondas Rumsas (Ltu) Fassa Bortolo
7 Marcos Serrano (Esp) Mercatone Uno
8 Erik Dekker (Ned) Rabobank
9 Markus Zberg (Sui) Rabobank
10 Beat Zberg (Sui) Rabobank

Tour De Loir-Et-Cher, France

Stage 4 - Saint-Gervaix to Montrichard 169 km

1 Rudolph Wentzel (Bel) Go Pass-ABX 4:24:51
2 Sebastian Lang (Ger) Germany at 2:20
3 Eric Baumann (Ger) Germany 2:21
4 Cedric Herve (Fra) Jean Floc'h s.t.
5 Thomas Ziegler (Ger) Team Kostritzer 2:24
6 Samuel Bonnet (Fra) UC Chateauroux
7 Dimitri De Fauw (Bel) Go Pass-ABX
8 Stephane Couge (Fra) Jean Floc'h
9 Johan Dekkers (Bel) Go Pass-ABX
10 Roy Sentjens (Ned) Rabobank all s.t.


1 Rudolph Wentzel (Bel) Go Pass-ABX 17:27:17
2 Eric Baumann (Ger) Germany 2:08
3 Sebastian Lang (Ger) Germany 2:15
4 Dimitri De Fauw (Bel) Go Pass-ABX 2:20
5 Roy Sentjens (Ned) Rabobank 2:21
6 Cedric Herve (Fra) Jean Floc'h 2:25
7 Stephane Couge (Fra) Jean Floc'h
8 David Kopp (Ger) Germany both s.t.
9 Luuc Hutten (Ned) Rabobank 2:29
10 Samuel Bonnet (Fra) UC Chateauroux 2:59

29 Dominique Rollin (Can) Canada 16:53
41 Cory Lange (Can) Canada 35:01
43 Bruno Langlois (Can) Canada 40:51
48 Greg Seiniewicz (Can) Canada 48:33

Trindad Track Project
Courtesy Kurt Innes

For the final weekend of racing in Trinidad we moved to the Arima Stadium, Arima. Three new athletes arrived just for this weekend, Stephen Alfred (Trinidad) along with two athletes from the USA (G.Blackburn, J.Lebauvre) and these 3 athletes immediately made an impact on the racing.

The 200 Meter time trial, held first in the evening was dominated by Stephen Alfred (Trinidad). The big Trinidadian was the only rider who was able to master the track, and the tremendous headwind blowing down the back straight-away as the riders accelerated into their final 200. All 4 Canadians qualified for the semi final (top 12) with slower than expected times, mostly due to the strong wind. All competitors were slower than the previous two weekends.

In the semi final rounds all 4 Canadians were eliminated, as Stephen Alfred advanced (over Elijia Green , and Jim Fisher), along with Jeff Lebauvre, Clinton Grant (over Tyler Hansen, and Mario Joseph), and the final rider for the semi finals was Garth Blackburn (over Keith Bruneau and Alex Maurais).

The pack races were very different than the previous two weekends, as riders seemed to relax in the pack (on the much more traditional velodrome shape and surface) and bring the speed up. Tyler Hansen scored two top 8 results (5th in the 4 Lap, and 7th in the 30 Lap), and Jim Fisher scored two top 10 results (9th in the 4lap, and 9th in the 30 Lap) in the International Events. Keith Bruneau joined the International pack for the evening finishing in the pack in the events. Alex Maurais, racing in the Category 1 field racked up one more top 5 result with a 5th in the Elimination event.

We have one more night of racing (tonite) on the Arima Velodrome prior to heading home. Alex Maurais will remain in the Carribean for the final weekend of racing for the Barbados International track event.

I will update you all on our last day of racing (tonite) from home on Tuesday, as we are departing this sunny climate, returning to Canada early tomorrow morning.


200 Meter time trial.
1. Stephen Alfred 11.36
2. Jeff Lebauvre 11.5
3. Clinton Grant 11.78
4. Garth Blackburn 11.87
5. Keith Bruneau 11.95
6. Tyler Hansen 11.98
7. Ako Kellar 12.04
8. Elijia Green 12.22
9. Alex Maurais 12.29
10. Mario Joseph 12.45
11. Martin St. Louis 12.38
12. Jim Fisher 12.57


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