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November 27/01 2:49 am - Gestev Receives UCI Award, New Training Group in Fraser Valley

Posted by Editoress on 11/27/01

Gestev Receives UCI Award
UCI Press Release

During the recently held Tissot/UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Annual Conference for Organisers held at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland, the Rainbow Awards for Excellence in Event Organisation were awarded by the UCI's General Director, Dieter Schellenberg.

Cross Country Event of the Year 2001 - Monte-Sainte-Anne, Quebec, Canada

Downhill/Dual Event of the Year 2001 - Monte-Sainte-Anne, Quebec, Canada

The other two finalists in the Cross Country category were Houffalize, Belgium and Sarentino, Italy. In the Downhill/Dual category the other finalists were Arai Mountain, Japan, which won the award last year, and Kaprun, Austria.
Press, riders, teams, and technical companies vote these awards.
More than 100 votes are gathered by the UCI in determining which events have excelled at hosting a round of the Tissot-UCI Mountain Bike World Cup.

Les Rainbow Awards pour les meilleures organisations ont été remis par le Directeur Général de l’UCI, M. Dieter Schellenberg, à l’occasion du séminaire des organisateurs de la Coupe du Monde Tissot-UCI de Mountain Bike qui s'est récemment déroulé au Musée Olympique à Lausanne, en Suisse.

Evenement Cross Country de L'Annee 2001 Monte-Sainte-Anne, Quebec, Canada

Evenement Descente/Dual de L'Annee 2001 Monte-Sainte-Anne, Quebec, Canada

Les deux autres finalistes dans la catégorie Cross-Country étaient Houffalize, Belgique et Sarentino, Italy. Pour la catégorie Descente/Dual les autres finalistes étaient Arai Mountain, Japon, vainqueur l'année dernière et Kaprun, Autriche.

Cette récompense est attribuée par la presse, les coureurs, les équipes et les sociétés de support technique. Plus de 100 votes ont été retournés à l'UCI afin de pouvoir déterminer les meilleures manches de la Coupe du Monde Tissot-UCI de Mountain Bike.

Phoenix Velo Training Group
Courtesy Peg Wenting

This Club is a renewal of the Central Fraser Valley Cycle Club which had been around since 1976. We needed a new focus and therefore a new name and so the Phoenix Velo Training Group came into being. We are fortunate to have a unique training venue at the Mission Raceway, a drag strip, moto-cross, and race track, where we have a traffic free 1.5 km circuit for race training every Wed. evening from April to Sept.

At our recent AGM, members Bart Nagano, Ricky Federau and Mark Everitt shared the dollar prizes for the seasons total points series. Non members Cynthia Graham and Jim Chromosta accumulated enough points on a drop in basis to win memberships for next season.

For the winter season the schedule is Wed. at the Abbotsford Automall Tim Hortons at 6:30 pm (a peanut shaped 1 km circuit with good lighting and not much traffic) and a Sunday 2 hour ride from the Mission Tim Hortons at 10 am. We are lucky in the Fraser Valley of B.C. to be able to continue riding all winter. Just have fenders and bring the rain gear. Hey! You don't have to shovel it!

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