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June 14/97 20:05 pm - Canada Cup #3 XC, UCI Track Rankings

Posted by Editor on 06/14/97

Canada Cup #3 - Bromont, Quebec Both Melanie McQuaid (Rocky Mountain) and Bill Hurley (Schwinn) solidified their respective leads in the Canada Cup national cross-country race series today - McQuaid by winning her first of the season (after two second places), Hurley by finishing second after two previous wins. The 6 kilometre circuit incorporated portions of the 1992 World Championship course, retaining the crowd pleasing, boulder strewn section just before the Start/Finish, but taking the racers only part way up the main climb before heading into the woods. Our correspondent, Rob Schultz, described the course as „not too technical, no dismounts and plenty of passing opportunities.‰ The women‚s 4 lap race featured the same 5 riders in the top places as last week - just some rearranging in the order. McQuaid took no chances with Melanie Dorion (Scott), who beat her last week. McQuaid led from start to finish, ending up just over a minute in front of Dorion, with Trish Sinclair (Kona) taking her third, third place finish. The 6 lap men‚s race was unfortunately marred by the post-race disqualification of both the second place and third place riders. Geoff Kabush (Kona) took his first Canada Cup win, with a strong ride. However, both of his team mates - Seamus McGrath and Peter Wedge - were DQed for not having their bikes stickered from the mandatory bike check (this was not the officials being nasty - no stickers is an automatic DQ). How both missed the bike check is a mystery, especially for an experienced mountain bike competitor like McGrath (Wedge has some excuse, being new to the sport). Be that as it may, Bill Hurley vaulted into second, with local rider Mathieu Toulouse moving up to third. Ryder Hesjdahl (Kona) won his second consecutive Junior Expert race, with Canada Cup #1 winner, Dustin Adams (Norco) taking second place. We are still waiting for complete results, and will post top three from all categories when they come in. E-mail us for the results of any other rider. Results (Unofficial) Elite Men 1. Geoff Kabush (Kona) 2:10:56 2. Bill hurley (Schwinn) at 3:07 3. Mathieu Toulouse (Bromont AVP) 6:07 4. Sebastien Paradis (Dekerf) 6:13 5. George Visser (Equipe Course Record) 6:59 Elite Women 1. Melanie McQuaid (Rocky Mountain) 1:41:31 2. Melanie Dorion (Scott) at 1:05 3. Trish Sinclair (Kona) 3:09 4. Nadine Petit (Norco) 8:46 5. Marie-Helene Premont (c.c. Mont Velo VM) 10:28 Junior Expert Men 1. Ryder Hesjdahl (Kona) 1:53:35 2. Dustin Adams (Norco) at 1:53 3. Gilles Corbeil (?) 4:45 4. Mike Vandervalk 8:38 5. Blackie Preston (Yukon Cycling) 9:48 Dauphine News Gord Fraser was 76th at 30:15 behind Olano in today‚s stage (Marc Morrison) Below is the GC after today‚s stage 1. Abraham Olano (Spa) Banesto 26:11:57 2. Udo Bolts (Ger) Telekom at 1:09 3. Michael Boogerd (Ned) Rabobank 2:17 4. Jean-Cyril Robin (Fra) US Postal 2:51 5. Vjatjeslav Ekimov (Rus) US Postal 3:21 6. Miguel Angel Pena (Spa) Banesto 4:08 7. Mikel Zarrabeitia (Spa) Once 4:16 8. Christophe Moreau (Fra) Festina 4:34 9. Christophe Rinero (Fra) Cofidis 4:48 10. Manuel Beltran (Spa) Banesto 4:53 UCI World Track Rankings (as of June 14) Men - Sprint 1. Marty Nothstein USA 360 points 2. Darryn Hill AUS 327 3. Jens Feidler GER 314 4. Arnaud Tournant FRA 310 5. Dimitrios Georgalis GRE 300 Men - Endurance 1. Alexei Markov RUS 500 points 2. Miguel Alzamora Riera ESP 330 3. Christian Van Velde USA 303 4. Nikolai Kouznetsov RUS 300 5. Juan Llaneras Rossello ESP 258 32. Brian Walton CAN 100 Women 1. Antonella Bellutti ITA 430 points 2. Galina Enioukhina RUS 380 3. Felicia Ballanger FRA 260 4. Michelle Ferris AUS 207 5. Rasa Mazeikyte LTU 180 11. Tanya Dubnicoff CAN 100 20. Lori Ann Muenzer CAN 33 26. Mandy Poitras CAN 20


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