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July 19/01 11:00 am - Abitibi Stage 4, Junior Track Worlds

Posted by Editor on 07/19/01

Tour de l'Abitibi - Quebec

Jacques Landry, National Team Coach, has just reported that Ontario's Ryan Roth has won the 4th stage of Abitibi. The 83.5 kilometre stage came down to a field sprint after a group of 10 riders were caught in the final lap of 6 on the finishing circuit in Val d'Or.

Tomorrow is a double stage with an individual time trial in the morning and a road race in the afternoon. The time trial is a historic first - it starts 251 feet (77 M) underground in an old mine shaft! The riders begin with a 500M 17% climb to the surface before finishing the 13.3 kilometre stage. According to the organizers it is the first time ever that a road race stage has been held underground.

Stage 4 - Senneterre to Val d'Or 83.5 km

1. Ryan Roth Ontario
2. Aldo Ilesic Slovenia
3. Ignacio Sarabia Diaz Mexico
4. Luca Garello Italy
5. Gorazd Matko Slovenia


1. Jukka Vastaranta Denmark/Finland
2. Martyn Maaskant Holland
3. Tom Veelers Holland
4. Norbert Poels Holland
5. Jos Harms Holland

37. Jean-Sebastien Maheux Quebec

Junior Track Worlds Report

National Coach Kurt Innes sends in this report.

Laura Yoisten and I arrived into Bromont this afternoon (from Calgary) on our way to Junior Worlds in Trexlertown, PA. Ryan McKenzie, Nick Corcoran and Cam McKinnon (all from Calgary) have been here for 1 week already training at the National Cycling Centre-Bromont. All 3 junior male sprinters took part in the Canada Cup track event here last weekend.

Cameron Evans is representing British Colombia at the Tour de Abitibi in Northern Quebec, and will join up with us in Trexlertown on Monday after the tour is finished (Cameron won the criterium stage in Abitibi yesterday, and sits 2nd overall in the pts competition !!!)

The official Canadian Team Roster for the 2001 Junior Track World Championships is:

Laura Yoisten (Olympic Oval - The Bike Shop, Calgary) Women's 500, Sprint, Pts Race
Nick Corcoran (Olympic Oval -The Bike Shop, Calgary) Olympic Sprint
Cameron Evans (Trek, Vancouver) 3000 M Pursuit, Pts Race
Cam McKinnon (Olympic Oval - The Bike Shop, Calgary) Olympic Sprint
Ryan McKenzie (Olympic Oval- The Bike Shop, Calgary) 1000 Meter, Sprint, Olympic Sprint

Coach/Manager: Kurt Innes (Calgary)
Mechanic: Sylvain Richard (Bromont)

We depart from Bromont on Saturday for the 8 hour drive south to Allentown, PA (T-Town). Racing begins on Wednesday July 25th and continues on until the 29th . First day of racing includes all of our Canadian team in competition with the Men's Olympic Sprint, Women's 500 M and Men's Pursuit.

More news to follow !!!!


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