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August 26/01 9:08 am - GP Feminin Stage 5, Labour Day Weekend Racing in Sudbury, Keefer 2nd in Texas

Posted by Editoress on 08/26/01

GP feminin international du Québec
Courtesy Sophie Castonguay

The 5th stage in downtown Cowansville was a 40 km criterium held at 7:00 pm. A break of 4 riders took place in the first half of the race and worked until the end. With a time of 59:46, German Petra Rossner (Saturn) outsprint Nicole Cooke (Great Britain) and Julie Young (; Melissa Holt (Quebec team Rona) came in 4th place while Nicole Freedman (Credit Suisse First Boston) took the pack sprint. Best Canadian riders were Gina Grain and Mandy Poitras (, Melanie Nadeau and Raphaele Lemieux (Rona) who came in 9th and 10th place. No change in the overall standings.

Stage 5
1 Petra Rossner (Ger) Saturn Cycling Team
2 Nicole Cooke (GBr) Great Britain
3 Julie Young (USA)
4 Melissa Holt (NZl) Rona


1 Pia Sundstedt (Fin) Intersports
2 Anke Erlank (RSA) Saturn Timex 0:21
3 Lyne Bessette (Can) Saturn Timex 1:18

Pinnacle Sports - End of Summer Cycling Challenge
Courtesy Sandra Kleppe

Pinnacle Sports and the Sudbury Cycling Club are again co-sponsoring a two day cycling event to be held in Sudbury on Saturday, September 1st and Sunday, September 2nd.

Saturday's event organized by Pinnacle Sports is a 20 km time trial on Long Lake Road (no bike restrictions), while Sunday's event organized by the Sudbury Cycling Club will include 35-50 km criterium racing at Delki Dozzi Cycling Track (road bikes only). The cost is $5.00 per day per person and prizes and cash will be awarded for category top finishers. Racers 14 years and older are welcome to register and approved helmets are mandatory for all events.

Registration for Saturday's time trial will be between 8:00 am and 8:30 am at the corner of Long Lake Road & for Sunday registration will be between 11:00 am and 11:30 noon at Delki Dozzi Park with racing commencing between 12:00 and 12:30 noon.

In addition to these competitive races - if there is interest, on Sunday a short children's race (with treats afterwards) and a Citizen's race (for first time racers - no bike restrictions) will also be held at the Delki Dozzi Cycling Track. These races will take place at about 11:30 am and registration is free to these participants.

Come challenge yourself against some of the best riders in the North or simply race against the clock. Race categories and distances may be subject to change. For more information call Pinnacle Sports at 523-7400.

thanx Frank (Battaion) - pres sudbury cycling club

(Note: Volunteers are also needed and welcomed.)

P.S. all who are interested in having a potluck meal please get back to me, we are looking at having it right after the sunday event just after the awards are done.

Thanks, Sandra (

Hotter n' Hell - Wichita Falls, Texas
Courtesy Mike Hone

Jesse Keefer (Broadmark Capital) finished second in the (Saturday) road race to Clark Sheehan (7-UP). He was away solo for 15km before being caught by a group of 4. After sitting on for the entire break, Sheehan attacked with a km to go.

Keefer jumped the remainder of the break to finish 2nd and move into 2nd overall.


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