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December 23/01 12:03 pm - Hughes Second, UCI Tier I Teams, Birthday

Posted by Editor on 12/23/01

Hughes Second at Trials

Clara Hughes, the double bronze cycling medallist in Atlanta, has taken a huge step towards representing Canada at the Winter Olympics in speedskating by posting the fourth fastest time ever for the 5000M at the Canadian Olympic Trials in Calgary.

Hughes' time of 7:00.10 was 0.86 of a second behind Cindy Klassen, who became only the third woman to ever go below 7 minutes in the 5000M. The Trials resume next weekend.

UCI Announces Division I Teams

The UCI has announced the names of the 30 teams who will make up the first division of professional road racing for 2002. The list is based on the top 19 Division I teams at the end of 2001 (ie, as of December 20th), plus the top 8 Division II teams, plus the next three teams that have the most UCI points for their highest ranked 8 riders through trades and signings.

2002 Division 1 Teams

1 Fassa Bortolo (Ita)
2 Telekom (Ger)
3 Rabobank
4 Mapei (Ita)
5 Lotto (Bel)
6 Banesto (Esp)
7 Cofidis (Fra)
8 ONCE (Esp)
9 US Postal (USA)
10 Domo (Bel)
11 Lampre (Ita)
12 Kelme (Esp)
13 Tacconi Sport (Ita)
14 CSC-Tiscali (Den)
15 Euskaltel (Esp)
16 Saeco (Ita)
17 Crédit Agricole (Fra)
18 Team Coast (Ger)
19 Mercatone Uno (Ita)
20 Alessio (Ita)
21 AG2R Prévoyance (Fra)
22 Jean Delatour (Fra)
23 Bonjour (Fra)
24 Acqua et Sapone (Ita)
25 La Française des Jeux (Fra)
26 Milanezza (Ita)
27 Gerolsteiner (Ger)
28 Phonak Hearing Systems (Sui)
29 Alexia Aluminio (Ita)
30 Bigmat Auber.93 (Fra)

Little Mig To Race Road and Mountain

First Miguel Martinez was going to race exclusively road, for Mapei. "Not true!" said his off-road sponsor, Full Dynamix. "We have a contract for another year." Okay, so he's going to stay on the dirt...

However, Miguel is two, two, two riders in one (apologies to Wrigleys). Apparently, Mapei and Full Dynamix have reached an agreement that will see Martinez racing for both of them in the upcoming season. This should prove to be interesting, with long-time rival Cadel Evans also racing for Mapei...

Happy Birthday To...

A blast from the past - Dave Spears, yesterday.


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