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March 7/02 11:18 am - Please Help, Wedding Bells, Murcia, U.S. Races

Posted by Editor on 03/7/02

Industry Veteran Needs Help Paying Cancer Bills

Kelli Turcotte E-Bay Auction and Sea Otter Raffle

Memorabilia, Product, Cash Donations Needed ASAP

(Minneapolis, MN) - - Friends of Kelli Turcotte, UCI Technical Delegate, former employee of Castelli, GaleForce and the Alt Bike and Board in Minneapolis are gathering items for auction and donations to help pay for costly Cancer Treatment therapy that Kelli's insurance does not cover.

Turcotte, who most recently was the Technical Delegate at the Downhill and Dual World Championships in Vail, has been fighting ovarian cancer which has now spread to her liver, lungs and lymph nodes. The type of Chemotherapy recommended by her doctor is not covered by her insurance carrier. As she is not well enough to work, she has incurred over $17,000 in medical bills.

Donations of any kind are being requested for Cash, an E-Bay Auction and a separate raffle to be held during the Sea Otter Race (March 21-24.) The E-Bay Auction will begin on Tuesday March 26th.

Please send checks or money orders to Kelli Turcotte; 3631 Lyndale Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55409

For donated memorabilia (signed jerseys, a day ride with a pro rider, etc...) or product contributions, send an e-mail description of the items (and a digital photo and retail value if known) by March 13th to Malcolm Fearon at You will then be notified whether to ship product to be raffled at the Sea Otter or to
ship it to winners of the auction.

Feel free to send an e-mail to Kelli at to wish her well in her recovery from Cancer.

Editor's Note: We have known Kelli for years, and she has always been an enthusiastic supporter of the sport, and a tireless worker. If you have the opportunity to support Kelli, we urge you to do so.

U of T Mountain Bike Team News
Courtesy David Wright

Congratulations to U of T Mountain Bike Team members Celine Foreht and Chris Kennedy. Amongst the snowy mountains of France, Mr. Kennedy proposed to our Celine. (How romantic!)

She said yes!!

The wedding bells will be ringing in after Chris finishes his Ph.D. in 2004.

Vuelta a Murcia - Spain

Stage 2 - Beniel to San Javier 160 km

1 Fabio Sacchi (Ita) Saeco-Longoni Sport 3:43:04
2 Angel Edo (Esp) Milaneza-MSS
3 Marc Lotz (Ned) Rabobank
4 David Etxebarria (Esp) Euskaltel-Euskadi
5 Matthias Kessler (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom
6 Gabriele Missaglia (Ita) Lampre-Daikin
7 Claus Michael Moller (Den) Milaneza-MSS
8 Jose Ivan Gutierrez (Esp)
9 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank
10 Rubens Bertogliati (Sui) Lampre-Daikin

17 Oscar Camenzind (Sui) Phonak Hearing Systems
34 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Rabobank
38 Abraham Olano (Esp) ONCE-Eroski
40 Victor Hugo Pena (Col) U.S. Postal
49 Roberto Heras (Esp) U.S. Postal
52 David Zabriskie (USA) U.S. Postal all s.t.
57 Antonio Cruz (USA) U.S. Postal at 7:58
69 Chann Mcrae (USA) U.S. Postal
70 Steffen Kjaergaard (Nor) U.S. Postal
71 Marco Pantani (Ita) Mercatone Uno
84 Matthew White (Aus) U.S. Postal all s.t.
116 Kevin Livingston (USA) Team Deutsche Telekom 13:15


1 Angel Edo (Esp) Milaneza-MSS 8:03:16
2 Fabio Sacchi (Ita) Saeco-Longoni Sport at 0:05
3 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Saeco-Longoni Sport 0:10
4 Adolfo Garcia (Esp) 0:11
5 Victor Hugo Pena (Col) U.S. Postal
6 Marc Lotz (Ned) Rabobank both s.t.
7 Claus Michael Moller (Den) Milaneza-MSS 0:12
8 Erwin Thijs (Bel) Palmans-Collstrop s.t.
9 Alejandro Valverde (Esp) Kelme-Costa Blanca 0:13
10 Francisco Cabello (Esp) Kelme-Costa Blanca 0:14

11 David Etxebarria (Esp) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:15
15 Oscar Camenzind (Sui) Phonak Hearing Systems
17 Jose Luis Rubiera (Esp) U.S. Postal
31 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Rabobank
32 Abraham Olano (Esp) ONCE-Eroski
48 Roberto Heras (Esp) U.S. Postal all s.t.
52 David Zabriskie (USA) U.S. Postal 1:01
57 Antonio Cruz (USA) U.S. Postal 8:13
68 Matthew White (Aus) U.S. Postal
81 Chann Mcrae (USA) U.S. Postal
86 Marco Pantani (Ita) Mercatone Uno
94 Steffen Kjaergaard (Nor) U.S. Postal all s.t.
124 Kevin Livingston (USA) Team Deutsche Telekom 13:30

Teams Named For Men's Race at Housatonic Valley Classic

Sparta Cycling's John Eustice announced today a preliminary list of 24 men's teams selected to compete in the 2002 Housatonic Valley Classic. The list includes American professional teams, top amateur teams from Europe and South America and elite amateur squads from all over the United States. There will be 30 teams of 6 athletes competing on a challenging 112-mile course. Division II powerhouse Navigators and Team Saturn, led by 2001 Housatonic champion and 2001 NRC Winner Trent Klasna will be among the teams to watch at this years race.

Pro Teams

7 UP/Nutra Fig
Jittery Joes
OFOTO/Lombardi Sports
Prime Alliance
Schroeder Iron
Sierra Nevada/Cannondale

Foreign Amateur Teams


US Amateur Teams

Mercy Cycling
Mathis Brothers
Webcor/Alto Velo
G.S. Mengoni
Gomart: Craig Slaughter
Saturn Developmental Team

There are also six "wild card" spots available to qualified amateurs. Sparta Technical staff is busy reviewing the list of applicants and will make a determination in the near future.

All inquiries contact Sparta Cycling 212/358-9337 or

Cloudsplitter Race Cancelled

The Cloudsplitter Classic, the popular three-day road stage race held each of the past three years in the heart of the Adirondacks (New York), will be taking a sabbatical in 2002.


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