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September 6/01 11:54 am - Tour of Poland, BMC Houston Women's Race, Coach & Official Awards

Posted by Editor on 09/6/01

Tour of Poland

Stage 4 - Stargard Szcz. to Zielona Gora 256 km

1 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Fassa Bortolo 6:12:47
2 Aleksiej Markow (Rus) Itera at 0:15
3 Jaan Kirsipuu (Est) Ag2r-Prevoyance
4 Angelo Furlan (Ita) Alessio
5 Hans de Clercq (Bel) Lotto-Adecco
6 Federico Colonna (Ita) Cantina Tollo
7 Serguei Sawielew (Ukr) Mikomax Browar Staropolski
8 Piotr Chmielewski (Pol) Mroz Supradyn Witaminy
9 Romans Vainsteins (Lat) Domo-Farm Frites Farm Frites
10 Grzegorz Gronkiewicz (Pol) Mikomax

68 Dominique Perras (Can) Servisco all s.t.


1 Jaan Kirsipuu (Est) Ag2r-Prevoyance 20:05:46
2 Dario Andriotto (Ita) Alexia at 0:23
3 Raimondas Vilcynskas (Ltu) Mroz Supradyn Witaminy 0:25
4 Marcin Gebka (Pol) CCC-Mat 1:08
5 Angelo Furlan (Ita) Alessio 1:12
6 Bogdan Bondariew (Ukr) Mroz Supradyn Witaminy s.t.
7 Daniel Czajkowski (Pol) Servisco 1:13
8 Kazimierz Stafiej (Pol) Mroz Supradyn Witaminy 1:14
9 Grzegorz Gronkiewicz (Pol) Mikomax Browar Staropolski s.t.
10 Alexei Markov (Rus) Itera 1:16

72 Dominique Perras (Can) Servisco 1:22

BMC Houston's Women's Race Cancelled Due to World Cup Conflict

NORRISTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA (September 6th, 2001) - The Pro/Elite Women's event at the BMC Software Tour of Houston, set to take place on September 16th, has been cancelled due to a scheduling conflict with a Women's World Cup event in the Netherlands, it was announced today.

"It was a hard decision, and one that we would have rather not had to make," said Ravi Rajcoomar, BMC Software Series Event Director. "However, we take great pride in presenting only the highest-caliber competition, and the scheduling issue would have prevented that. We were putting some of the world's top riders in the awkward position of choosing between a Women's World Cup event and our race, and, no matter how it had worked out, it wouldn't have been a good situation for anyone involved, and would have devalued both races."

Saturn's Anna Millward, the current BMC Software Series and Pro Cycling Tour Women's leader, is also at the top of the standings in the Women's World Cup. There are at least four other riders well-placed in both series.

The Women's portion of the BMC Software Series will conclude with the San Rafael Cycling Classic, September 8th in San Rafael, California.

Three CCA Coaches Nominated for the 3M Coaching Awards

Ottawa - Since 1989, many coaches have been honoured for their outstanding contribution to coaching and athlete development with a 3M Coaching Canada Award. This year an unprecedented 97 nominations were received from athletes, officials, parents, and administrators throughout Canada, recognizing the contributions of coaches in their communities and organizations.

Each year, 3M, in collaboration with the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC), honours a male and female coach in both high performance and developmental sport. The four winners each receive a $1000.00 coach education bursary and the runners-up in each category receive a $500.00 bursary.

The Canadian Cycling Association is proud to report that three of our National Team coaches have been nominated: Houshang Amiri, Yury Kashirin and Eric Van den Eynde.

Both Houshang Amiri and Yury Kashirin work out of the Pacific Sport Centre in Victoria. Yury is the Centre Head Coach for cycling, and is no stranger to the sport. Yury has won Olympic and World Championships cycling medals, to name a few. He moved from Russia, to Canada in 1993 when he took a job with the Canadian Cycling Association as coach to the junior team and the women's team. When mountain biking became an Olympic event, Yury was appointed National Team coach. With the creation of the first National Cycling Centre in Victoria, BC, Yury became Centre Head Coach for the Pacific Sport Centre. With two jobs on the go, he is busy, but his hard work pays off. Both he and Houshang have turned Canada's mountain bikers into one of the most promising and accomplished teams in the world.

Houshang has already won the prestigious 3M title in 1999. Among other jobs, he has been the National Triathlon Cycling Coach, the BC Track Team Provincial Coach and Head Coach of the Ajax Cycling Club. From 1976 to 1984, Houshang was a member of the Iran National Cycling Team.

Eric Van den Eynde also is no stranger to cycling. He was the track coach at the Montreal Velodrome from 1976 to 1989, the Quebec Provincial Coach for Road and Track from 1984 to 1998, and has been selected by the UCI as the Keirin pacer for World Cup events since 1999. As well, Eric was the coach for the Canadian National Team during: 1996 and 2000 Olympics Games; the 1998 Commonwealth Games; the 1999 Pan-American Games

The winners will be presented with their awards at the Coaching Awards Dinner on October 20th, 2001. Best of luck to our cycling coaches!

Trois entraîneurs de cyclisme sont canditats pour le Prix 3M d'entraîneurs Canadiens

Ottawa, ON - La remise des Prix 3M aux entraîneurs canadiens a souligné depuis 1989 la contribution remarquable de plusieurs entraîneurs et entraîneures en entraînement et au perfectionnement des athlètes. Des officiels et officielles, des parents, des athlètes et des gestionnaires de tous les coins du pays qui désirent souligner la contribution des entraîneurs et des entraîneures de leur communauté ou de leur organisme ont proposé le nombre record de 97 candidatures cette année.

Chaque année, la Compagnie 3M Canada, en collaboration avec l'Association canadienne des entraîneurs (ACE), rend hommage à un entraîneur et à une entraîneure de haut niveau et de relève. Les quatre lauréats et lauréates reçoivent chacun et chacune une bourse de formation en entraînement de 1 000 $, et les candidats et candidates qui terminent en deuxième place dans chacune des catégories reçoivent une bourse de 500 $.

L'Association cycliste canadienne est fière d'annoncer que trois de nos entraîneurs National ont été nominés: Houshang Amiri, Yury Kashirin et Eric Van den Eynde.

Houshang et Yuri travaillent au Centre Pacifique de Sport à Victoria. Yury est l'entraîneur-chef du Centre et Houshang est l'entraîneur assistant et régional pour le centre. Durant sa carrière comme coureur, Yury à gagné des médailles Olympiques et des Championnats du monde. Il a déménagé de Russie en 1993 quand il a accepté un position avec l'Association cycliste canadienne comme entraîneur de l'équipe junior et l'équipe des femmes. Quand le vélo de montagne a débuté comme sport Olympique, Yury a été nommé Entraîneur Nationale, et ensuite, Entraîneur-chef à Victoria.

Houshang a déja gagné le Prix 3M en 1999. Il est certifié niveau 4 et était l'entraîneur national de cyclisme en triathlon, l'entraîneur provincial de l'équipe de piste (C.B.) et entraîneur chef du club de cyclisme de Ajax, ON. De 1976 à 1984, Houshang était sur l'équipe Nationale de Iran.

Eric Van den Eynde aussi n'est pas étranger au cyclisme. Ses accréditations incluent

entraîneur en sports cyclistes de niveau 4, maître entraîneur, formateur technique des entraîneurs sur route (niveaux 1,2,3) et en vélo de montagne (niveaux 1,2). Ces expériences en cyclisme incluent: entraîneur sur piste au vélodrome de Montréal 1976 à 1989; entraîneur de l'Equipe du Québec sur route et piste 1984 à 1998; meneur de Keirin à la Coupe du Monde et aux Championnats du Monde sur piste depuis 1999 et aussi entraîneur de l'Equipe Canadienne aux grands jeux: Jeux Olympiques de 1996 et 2000; Jeux du Commonwealth 1998; Jeux Panaméricains 1999

Les prix seront décernés lors du Gala des prix d'excellence aux entraîneurs, le 20 octobre 2001. Le Gala est le clou de la conférence Leadership sportif 2001 d'une durée de trois jours, qui aura lieu du 19 au 21 octobre au Delta Meadowvale Resort and Conference Centre à Mississauga, en Ontario. Félicitations à les trois, et bonne chance!

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Cycling Officials Nominated for the Fox 40 Sport Official Awards

OTTAWA - Seventy-four officials from 11 provinces and territories were nominated for this year's Fox 40 Sport Official Awards. Fox 40, in collaboration with the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC), will honour a male and a female sport official in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the development of their sport. The winners will be presented with their awards at the Coaching Awards Dinner on October 20th, 2001. The Coaching Awards Dinner is the highlight of the three-day Sport Leadership 2001 conference that is being held October 19-21 at the Delta Meadowvale Resort and Conference Centre in Mississauga, Ontario.

Cycling Officials Nominated:

Wayne Pomario - BC
Chantal Lachance - QC
Louise Lalonde - QC
Jim Bratrud - NS


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