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October 25/02 6:32 am - Mexico 6-Day, Team Sponsorships

Posted by Editor on 10/25/02

Les Six jours du Mexique compromis par l'ouragan Kenna

Montréal, 25 octobre 2002 (Sportcom) - La compétition de cyclisme sur piste des Six jours du Mexique, à laquelle prennent part Alexandre Cloutier et Martin Gilbert, est fortement compromise en raison du passage de l'ouragan Kenna. La compétition est interrompue, depuis deux jours, en raison de la pluie qui s'abat sur la ville d'Aguascalientes, située au nord-ouest de Mexico.

Kenna a déjà frappé la Côte Ouest du Mexique, plus particulièrement la ville de Puerto Vallarta, et devrait atteindre Aguascalientes au cours de la nuit de samedi.

" Nous sommes confinés à notre chambre d'hôtel ", a écrit Alexandre Cloutier dans un courriel. " Les organisateurs ont toujours espoir que l'on puisse courir bientôt. Quant à moi, je crois que c'est peine perdue, mais il faut quand même être prêt à toute éventualité ", a-t-il ajouté.

Composé de plusieurs épreuves à chaque soir, les Six jours du Mexique devaient servir de tremplin pour les champions canadiens de la course à l'américaine (Madison) qui prendront part au prestigieux Open des Nations, le mois prochain à Bordeaux (France).

Six Days of Mexico

Day 1

1 Edgardo Simon (Arg)/Juan Curuchet (Arg) 48 points
2 Giovanni Lombardi (Ita)/Juan Jose De la Rosa (Mex) 45
3 Fernando Macias (Mex)/Franco Marvulli (Swi) 37
4 Jose Sanchez (Mex)/Alejandro Ramirez (Mex) 25
5 Martin Liska (Svk)/Jozef Zabka (Svk) 16

12 Alexander Cloutier (Can)/Martin Gilbert (Can) 0 at 1 lap

Day 2

1 Fernando Macias (Mex)/Franco Marvulli (Sui) 82 points
2 Edgardo Simon (Arg)/Juan Curuchet (Arg) 78
3 Giovanni Lombardi (Ita)/Juan Jose De la Rosa (Mex) 63
4 Devid Garbelli (Ita)/Samuele Marzoli (Ita) 54
5 Ignacio Sarabia (Mex)/Alexander Aeschbach (Sui) 39

11 Alexander Cloutier (Can)/Martin Gilbert (Can) 18

Team Sponsorship News

Pinarello Steps Up Sponsorship in 2003

Bike manufacturer Pinarello will step up its sponsorship next season, adding Danish team EDS-fakta and new Russian team Lokomotiv (former Itera) to its roster.

The Italian company already sponsors high-profile teams such as Fassa Bortolo, Team Telekom and, but needed another team to market their new brand, Opera.

"The Northern European market is one of the most important in the world, EDS-fakta is a very serious team and we expect them to help us develop the Opera brand and frame for us," said managing director Fausto Pinarello.

Pinarello explained at the EDS fakta team launch in Denmark on Thursday that he chose the second division team instead of the bigger team CSC-Tiscali team because Pinarello didn't need another high-profile team. "And with the biggest stars it's also much more dangerous if something goes wrong," said Pinarello.

Apart from the two-year deal providing bikes and other gear for this year's top team in the UCI's second division, the manufacturer is also considering stepping in as name-sponsor together with fakta. "We're in talks about buying the other team name because it's important for us to market this new brand and we expect to have something decided by the beginning of November, although normally we prefer to stay off the jerseys," said Pinarello.

CSC-Tiscali Choses Giordana

Gita North, Canada announced today that Team CSC-Tiscali from Denmark has selected Giordana Cycling Apparel for the upcoming season. The team has recognized Giordana's high quality standard in studying athletes' movements on the bicycle in order to create apparel that works with the body as it moves.

The Team will be wearing Giordana Michron Technical Fabric Jerseys, CP-4 Bib shorts, Glacier Jackets, Roubaix Tights, Giordana Team Socks, and Giordana Accessories such as gloves, caps, and rain caps.

With the addition of team CSC-Tiscali to our line-up of pro teams such as Team O.N.C.E, Alessio, Panaria, and Prime Alliance; Giordana is once again poised to land on many podiums throughout the world in 2003.

Note: all the 2003 Giordana pro clothing will be available through the CC Store.


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