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September 18/02 11:26 am - Vuelta Stage 18, Barbeau To Lead Paralympics Mission

Posted by Editor on 09/18/02

Vuelta a Espana

Stage 11 - Alcobendas to Collado Villalba 166 km

1 Pablo Lastras (Esp) 3:55:54
2 Haimar Zubeldia (Esp) Euksaltel-Euskadi s.t.
3 Klaus Moller (Den) Maia-Milaneza at 0:02
4 David Millar (GBR) Cofidis 0:09
5 Francesco Casagrande (Ita) Fassa Bortolo
6 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Saeco-Longoni Sport
7 Oscar Sevilla (Esp) Kelme-Costa Blanca
8 Gilberto Simoni (Ita) Saeco Longoni Sport
9 Fabian Jeker (Sui) Maia-Milaneza
10 Roberto Heras (Esp) US Postal Service all s.t.


1 Oscar Sevilla (Esp) Kelme-Costa Blanca
2 Aitor Gonzalez (Esp) Kelme-Costa Blanca at 0:01
3 Roberto Heras (Esp) US Postal Service 1:42
4 Iban Mayo (Esp) Euskaltel-Euskadi 2:04
5 Joseba Beloki (Esp) ONCE-Eroski s.t.
6 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Team Telekom 2:19
7 Haimar Zubeldia (Esp) Euskaltel-Euskadi 2:45
8 Felix Garcia Casas (Esp) Bigmat.Auber 93 3:05
9 Jorg Jaksche (Ger) ONCE-Eroski 3:20
10 David Millar (GBR) Cofidis 3:36

Louis Barbeau Named 2004 Paralympic Chef de Mission
Courtesy CCA

September 17, 2002 Ottawa, ON - Two years prior to the Opening Ceremonies of the 2004 Paralympic Games, the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) is proud to announce Louis Barbeau of Repentigny, Que., as Canada's Chef de Mission. Mr. Barbeau has demonstrated a strong commitment to athletes with a disability throughout his career at both national and international levels, and with his experience as assistant Chef de Mission in Sydney 2000, he is ideally suited to lead the Canadian delegation.

"We are extremely pleased to name Louis Barbeau as the Chef de Mission for our team going to the 2004 Paralympic Summer Games in Athens" says CPC President Patrick Jarvis. "Louis has an outstanding background in sport and more importantly, brings to the position his experience as our Assistant Chef in Sydney in 2000. He performed admirably and became well acquainted with the demands of leading a delegation at Games of this magnitude."

Mr. Barbeau is the road and track cycling technical director for the Fédération québécoise des sports cyclistes, a position he has held for 15 years. Amongst his extensive volunteer responsibilities, Louis is Vice President High Performance on the Canadian Paralympic Committee's Board of Directors. In addition, he is involved as a volunteer on the International Paralympic Committee's Executive Committee for Cycling and recently joined the International Blind Sports Association Cycling Committee.

"I am honored to be chosen as Chef de Mission for the Paralympic Games in Athens and be the leader for an exceptional group of athletes and coaches," said Mr. Barbeau, who developed the first Canadian cycling program for athletes with a disability. "There's a lot of enthusiasm about Paralympic sport right now in Canada and I'm delighted to contribute to that excitement. Canada has always been a major international player in the Paralympic movement, and I want make sure we maintain that role."

At the academic level, Mr. Barbeau owns both a Bachelor degree and Masters in physical education science along with a Masters in Business Administration (MBA). He's a National Coaching Certification Program (3M NCCP) Level 3 cycling coach and Level 2 cross-country skiing and athletics coach. Mr. Barbeau is a former athlete and coach who is now an administrator, volunteer and sometimes a television colour commentator. Mr. Barbeau will participate in his second Paralympic Games in Athens from September 17-28, 2004.

At the 2000 Sydney Games, Canada showed it's still a world Paralympic power earning 96 medals including 38 gold. Canada hopes to at least duplicate those numbers in Greece in 2004.


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