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September 3/02 10:32 am - Midweek ITT, Fraser wins US10K Classic, Atlantic Open Track Champs

Posted by Editoress on 09/3/02

La Bicicletta (now at 1180 Castlefield Ave!) Midweek Time Trial August 29
Courtesy Peter A. Hurley

Rolling course approx. 15 km

Conditions: warm, east wind moderate/diminishing

1. Darko Ficko (Cervelo) 19:46
2. Peter Morse (Midweek) 21:31
3. Merrill Collins (Cervelo) 21:35
4. Stacy Wall (Midweek) 22:06
5. Holland Gidney (Midweek) 23:38
6. Greg Jackson (Midweek) 23:41
7. Mike Drinkwater (guest) 23:46
8. Rick Batty (Bay Cycle) 23:52
9. Emily Batty (Bay Cycle) 25:03
10. Steve Hamilton (Madonnas) 25:21
11. Davor Salahovic (Midweek) 25:52
12. Caroline Haill (Midweek) 26:58
13. Doris Youssef (D'Ornellas) 28:25
14. Rick Zalec (guest) 28:44
15. Terry Kyle (guest) 30:04
16. Catherine Jackson (guest) 30:36

please note: There will be no La Bicicletta Midweek TT this week (Sept 5) because of Canadian Open (golf) traffic.
The last TT will be Sept 12. Note early start at 6:30!

Gord Fraser Wins in Atlanta
Courtesy Team Mercury

US10K Classic - 100kms

Mercury's Gord Fraser showed no ill effects of his recent crash at the USPRO Championships Sunday, as he took the victory in the 3rd day of the US 10K event held in Atlanta. Fraser who has been off the bike for most of the last 3 weeks, struggle a bit on Saturday night finishing 5th in the Criterium.

Mercury was up early Monday morning to contest the last and biggest of the three day events. The US10K Classic is the richest race in the Southeast, with $30,000 up for grabs. It also has one of the fastest finishes, placed at the bottom of a hill, where riders could reach speeds in excess of 55mph in the sprint, a bit on the crazy side.

The course sent the riders through the streets of Marietta, where they faced an 11 loop circuit, before heading towards the downhill finish. Around the 5th lap, a strong group broke away, containing some 15 riders, with each of the strong teams represented. Mercury had Fraser and Moninger and the group also included Alex Candelario, (Prime Alliance), and Mariano Friedick (Jelly Belly). The group's lead kept increasing by every lap and with 3 circuits to go, the main peloton was some five minutes behind, with a smaller group caught in no man's land.

With two plus hours on the saddle, the front group appeared at the top of the hill and the mad dash for the finish began. In what was a very tight sprint, Gord Fraser (Mercury) took first place, ahead of Mariano Friedick (Jelly Belly) and Siro Camponogara (Navigators). A few minutes went by until the results were official, because a protest was filed, but the referees studied the tape and decided it was a clean finish.

1. Gord Fraser (Mercury) 2:23:11
2. Mariano Friedick (Jelly Belly) s.t.
3. Siro Camponogara (Navigators) s.t.
4. Alex Candelario (Prime Alliance) s.t.
5. Tim Henry (Homeland) +1 sec.

1st Atlantic Open Track Championship
Velodrome Caisse populaire Dieppe
Organized by the National Development Cycling Centre - Atlantic Canada
Sanctioned by Velo NB

Final details for the 1st Atlantic Open Track Championships to take place on September 14 & 15, 2002 at the Velodrome Caisse populaire Dieppe. Note: the following schedule could see a few minor adjustments depending on the number of entrants (some categories could be groupesd according to their flying 200m time).

Friday, September 13th, 2002
1:00pm - 8:00pm Track open for practice (coaching staff of the Centre will be available).

Saturday, September 14th, 2002
9:30 - 11:00 Warm-Up and registration
11:30 - 12:15 Sprint Qualifying - Flying 200 m: All Categories
12:15 - 1:00 Sprint 1/4 finals (first round of 2 out of 3)
1/4 final sprints - All categories
1:00 - 2:30 Scratch Race: All Categories
2:30 - 3:00 Sprint 1/4 finals (second and third round of 2 out of 3)
1/4 final sprints - All categories
3:00 - 3:30 Delay make up (if necessary)
5:30 - The Downtown Moncton 2002 Vitality Criterium (Organized by the Mike's Bike Shop Club)

Sunday, September 15th , 2002
10:00- 11:00 Warm-Up
11:00 - 11:30 Sprint Semi Finals ( first round of 2 out of 3): All categories
13:30 -12:30 Elimination Race: All categories
12:30 - 12:45 Warm-Up
12:45 - 13:15 Sprint Semi Finals (second and third 2 of 3): All categories
13:15 - 13:45 Warm-Up
13:30pm Points Race for Dieppe's 50th Anniversary
B start 80 laps, 8 sprints 20km
A start 120 laps, 12 sprints 30km
3:15-3:45 Sprint Final and Consolation Final (2 of 3)
(gold and silver)
(bronze and 4th)
All categories
4:00pm Award Ceremony

For further information, registration or directions, consult our web site at or by phone at (506) 877-7809. Registration deadline is September 12. Your race package can be picked up at the National Development Cycling Centre - Atlantic Canada on Friday, September 13 between 1:00 and 8:00pm. Remember that track bikes, if you need one, are limited, don't forget to reserve them early.


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