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February 22/03 4:01 am - Rhodes, Algarve, 'Cross, Armstrong, Sneddon, IMBA, Race Face

Posted by Editoress on 02/22/03

Tour of Rhodes - Greece

Stage 3 - Rhodes circuit 158 km

1 Thomas Bruun Eriksen (Den) Team CSC 3:53:01
2 Bram Schmitz (Ned) Bankgiroloterij Cycling Team at 0:01
3 Frank Hoj (Den) Team fakta 0:02
4 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team fakta 0:04
5 Roger Hammond (GBR) Palmans-Collstrop 0:06
6 Hendrik Van Dyck (Bel) Palmans-Collstrop
7 Magnus Backstedt (Swe) Team fakta
8 Tristan Hoffman (Ned) Team CSC
9 Malte Urban (Ger) Coast
10 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Ceramiche Panaria-Fiordo

15 Fred Rodriguez (USA) Sidermec
60 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Rabobank TT3 all s.t.


1 Bram Schmitz (Ned) Bankgiroloterij Cycling Team 11:08:44
2 Sebastian Lang (Ger) Gerolsteiner at 0:02
3 Thomas Bruun Eriksen (Den) Team CSC
4 Fred Rodriguez (USA) Sidermec both s.t.
5 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Ceramiche Panaria-Fiordo 0:06
6 Bart Voskamp (Ned) Bankgiroloterij Cycling Team
7 Rubens Bertogliati (Sui) Lampre both s.t.
8 Bert Roesems (Bel) Palmans-Collstrop 0:07
9 Jan Van Velzen (Ned) Bankgiroloterij Cycling Team
10 Serhiy Honchar (Ukr) De Nardi-Colpack both s.t.

21 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Rabobank TT3 0:15

Volta a Algarve - Portugal

Stage 4 - Guia to Albufeira ITT 10.5km

1 Claus Michael Moller (Den) Milaneza-MSS 13:27
2 Victor Hugo Pena (Col) U.S. Postal Service at 0:09
3 David Munoz (Esp) Kelme-Costa Blanca 0:13
4 Candido Barbosa (Por) L.A. Pecol 0:28
5 Benjamin Day (Aus) Carvalhelhos-Boavista 0:30
6 David Bernabeu (Esp) Milaneza-MSS 0:36
7 Simone Bertoletti (Ita) Lampre 0:37
8 Bruno Castanheira (Por) L.A. Pecol s.t.
9 Marco Pinotti (Ita) Lampre 0:39
10 Pedro Cardoso (Por) Milaneza-MSS 0:40

13 Michael Barry (Can) U.S. Postal Service 0:43
14 George Hincapie (USA) U.S. Postal Service 0:48


1 Claus Michael Moller (Den) Milaneza-MSS 13:11:51
2 Victor Hugo Pena (Col) U.S. Postal Service at 0:09
3 Candido Barbosa (Por) L.A. Pecol 0:12
4 David Bernabeu (Esp) Milaneza-MSS 0:36
5 Michael Barry (Can) U.S. Postal Service 0:37
6 Simone Bertoletti (Ita) Lampre s.t.
7 Pedro Cardoso (Por) Milaneza-MSS 0:40
8 Francisco Perez (Esp) Milaneza-MSS 0:42
9 Angel Edo (Esp) Milaneza-MSS 0:46
10 George Hincapie (USA) U.S. Postal Service 0:48

Superprestige 'Cross #8 - Vorselaar, Belgium

1 Bart Wellens (Bel) Spaar Select 59:28
2 Sven Nijs (Bel) Rabobank at 0:26
3 Erwin Vervecken (Bel) Spaar Select 0:32
4 Ben Berden (Bel) Vlaanderen-T Interim s.t.
5 Mario De Clercq (Bel) Palmans-Collstrop 0:34
6 Arne Daelmans (Bel) Vlaanderen - T Interim 0:35
7 Richard Groenendaal (Ned) Rabobank 1:02
8 Gerben De Knegt (Ned) Rabobank 1:06
9 Dariusz Gil (Pol) 1:07
10 Peter Van Santvliet (Bel) Spaar Select 1:26

18 Jonathan Page (USA) Richard Sachs 2:30

Final Standings

1 Sven Nijs (Bel) Rabobank 218 points
2 Bart Wellens (Bel) Spaar Select 163
3 Mario De Clercq (Bel) Palmans-Collstrop 136
4 Erwin Vervecken (Bel) Spaar Select 134
5 Richard Groenendaal (Ned) Rabobank 123
6 Peter Van Santvliet (Bel) Spaar Select 123
7 Tom Vannoppen (Bel) Palmans-Collstrop 120
8 Ben Berden (Bel) Vlaanderen-T Interim 119
9 Arne Daelmans (Bel) Vlaanderen - T Interim 104
10 Sven Vanthourenhout (Bel) Quick Step-Davitamon 91

30 Jonathan Page (USA) Richard Sachs 3

Armstrong and Wife "Experience Difficulty" in Marriage

The Austin, Texas newspaper (Austin American Statesman) has reported that Armstrong will begin his campaign in Europe for a record-tying fifth Tour win without his wife and children accompanying him. The couple separated in late January. The statement from the newspaper is:

"We are working through these sensitive issues in the same way we have met other challenges in our life -- together with determination and dedication. We may experience a period of time apart from each other as we reflect on our relationship and work to preserve and protect the interests of our family and children."

The full story can be found at

Sneddon Joins Kona/Clarks
Courtesy Konaworld

KonaWorld (Feb. 21, 2003) - The Kona Clarks Factory Team today announced that they have signed emerging U-23 American cyclo-cross and mountain bike racing star, Barry Wicks and up-and-coming Canadian mountain bike racer Kris Snedden to the Kona Clarks team roster for the 2003-2004 racing season.

Already a veteran of Kona's cyclo-cross teams, Wicks will join the Kona Clarks Factory Team on a full-time basis and will be competing in mountain bike and cyclo-cross races for the team.

Last year, Wicks was the 2nd American at the World Championships in Kaprun, Austria; was the 1st U-23 N. American at cyclo-cross World Championships in Monopoli, Italy; took the silver medal in U-23 US Cyclo-cross Nationals and placed 10th the next day in the Elite Men's race.

Kona Clarks Team Manager, Russ Carty said Wicks is ready to make a move on the mountain bike side this year. "Barry raced with the Pro-Elite men in mountain bike races last year with some good results. He has tons of potential, is highly motivated and has applied for funding and housing from the US Olympic Training Center for this year."

Kris Snedden is 21-years-old and is from Sechelt, B.C. In 2000 Kris was the Junior Expert Canadian National Champ. Kris currently is living in Victoria and is training with Kona/Clarks teammate Geoff Kabush. Kris's results improve every year, said Russ Carty. "He is definitely one of the Canadian up and comers and will be one to watch in the upcoming season."

Kris Snedden 2001 Race Results

5th - Genoa Cup XC - U23
4th - Canadian National Championships - U23
35th - World MTB Championships Vail Co. - U23

2002 Race Results

47th - Sea Otter Classic MTB stage race
2nd - Canada Cup #1
4th - Canada Cup #2 - 4th
4th - Canada Cup #4
2nd - MTB Canadian National Championships U23

Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crews Return for Seventh Year

The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crews are back on the trail and focused on their most ambitious schedule of trailbuilding events since the program began in 1997.

Two teams of IMBA trail experts will lead more than 70 events this year in 36 U.S. states and three Canadian provinces. Their tour is highlighted by 68 two-day IMBA Trailbuilding Schools.

Sponsored by Subaru of America and directed by the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA), the Trail Care Crews work with bike clubs, land managers, and other trail groups to build and improve trails, solve trail management challenges, and teach the art of sustainable trailbuilding.

Returning for another coast-to-coast tour in their eye-catching, IMBA-decaled 2003 Subaru Outbacks are the successful teams of Mark Schmidt & Lora Woolner and Scott Linnenburger & Aaryn Kay. The Crews have helped build trails in all 50 states and a dozen other countries.

"Thanks to Subaru of America's support, IMBA's Trail Care Crews will continue to work their magic to improve trail access for mountain bikers," said IMBA executive director Tim Blumenthal.

Trailbuilding Schools are generally hosted by an IMBA-affiliated club, and blend interactive learning, hands-on trailwork and top-notch instructors to develop skilled trailworkers and crew leaders.

2003 Trailbuilding Schools

Winter 2003
Jan. 9-12 Moab, UT
Jan. 9-19 Houston, TX
Jan. 16-19 Tucson, AZ
Jan. 23-24 Globe, AZ
Jan. 24-25 Lake Pleasant, AZ
Feb. 14-15 Reno, NV
Feb. 12-16 Oklahoma
Feb. 20-23 Canyon Lake, TX
Feb. 27-March 2 Lake Georgetown, TX
Feb. 27-March 2 Camden, AL
March 6-9 Albuquerque, NM
March 6-9 New Orleans, LA
March 13-16 Gallup, NM
March 27-30 Fairfield, CA
March 27-30 Fort Pierce, FL

Spring 2003
April 3-5 Butte, MT
April 3-6 Atlanta, GA
April 10-13 San Diego, CA
April 10-13 Wetumpka, AL
April 17-20 Fruita, CO
April 17-20 Memphis, TN
April 24-27 Salida, CO
April 24-27 Haw Ridge, TN
May 1-4 Lake Raithburn, IA
May 1-4 Charlotte, NC
May 8-11 Kansas City, MO
May 15-18 La Crosse, WI
May 16-18 Holyoke, MA
May 22-25 Peoria, IL
May 30-June 8 Minneapolis, MN
May 30-June 8 Chicago, IL

Summer 2003
June 12-15 Jefferson City, MO
June 19-22 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
June 19-22 Duluth, MN
July 10-13 Milwaukee, WI
July 17-20 Rockford, IL
July 24-27 Chippewa National Forest, MN
July 24-27 Cincinnati, OH
July 30-31 French Creek State Park, PA
July 31- Aug. 3 Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Aug. 1-3 Bear Creek, PA
Aug. 7-10 Bismarck, ND
Aug. 7-10 Long Lake, NY
Aug. 14-17 North Conway, NH
Aug. 21-24 Moscow, ID

Fall 2003
Sept. 4-7 British Columbia, Canada
Sept. 11-14 Seattle, WA
Sept. 18-20 Washington
Sept. 19-24 Indianapolis, IN
Sept. 25-28 Lowell, OR
Sept. 25-28 Louisville, KY
Oct. 2-5 Bend, OR
Oct. 3-5 Galax, VA
Oct. 9-12 Fountainhead Regional Park, VA
Oct. 16-19 Ukiah, CA
Oct. 16-19 Staten Island, NY
Oct. 23-26 Truckee, CA
Oct. 23-26 Raystown Lake, PA
Oct. 30-Nov. 2 Lake Tahoe, CA
Nov. 6-9 New Jersey
Nov. 7-16 Sacramento, CA
Nov. 13-16 Newark, DE
Nov. 20-23 Los Angeles, CA
Nov. 20-23 Richmond, VA
Dec. 4-7 Columbia, SC
Dec. 5 San Francisco, CA

Race Face Announces Riders for UFC II

Race Face Performance Products is proud to announce the selection process for the second annual Ultimate Freeride Challenge has been completed. Last year's contest was a resounding success with the eventual winner being Tyler "Super T" Klassen. Klassen went onto fame and fortune in 2002 by winning the Red Bull Rampage in Utah, and starring in several high-profile mountain bike films.

Through this process, a panel of judges narrowed the entries down to 16 videos which will begin to go online Friday, February 28th. Over the next six weeks Race Face's online community will vote for their favourite videos and the winners will advance for a chance to win a sponsorship contract worth over US$10,000!

Based on fan club feedback to the first contest, several changes were made to this year's UFC. Most noticeably, all footage had to be original. Footage from previous or soon to be released films were not allowed. This limited the number of semi-pro submissions and the result was a field of sixteen amateurs, competing for some big cash.

"We're really stoked with the submissions we received and now it's up to our on-line community to decide who is going to take home the title and the cash" says Race Face's Marshall Rutman. "We've got a lot of young talented riders in the field. In fact, the average age of our competitors is only 19 years old. The riders represent two provinces, three states and we've got a competitor from Australia as well. I can't wait to see our fan club's reaction to the videos."

Riders have been placed randomly in four groups of four with the first round of voting beginning Friday, February 28th.

And now, Race Face is proud to present the competitors in the second annual Ultimate Freeride Challenge:

Round 1 (February 28th - March 6th)

Trevor Porter - 30 years old - North Vancouver, BC
Cameron McCaul - 16 years old - Aptos, California
Trevor Chronister - 15 years old - North Vancouver, BC
Neil Meir - 15 years old - Nanaimo, BC

Round 2 (March 7th - March 13th)

Fraser Vaage - 15 years old - North Vancouver, BC
Chris Parr - 15 years old - North Vancouver, BC
Geoff Gulevich - 15 years old - North Vancouver, BC

Andrew Sage - 20 years old - Tamworth, NSW Australia

Round 3 (March 14th - March 20th)

Ryan Hayes - 25 years old - Vancouver, BC
Alex Woikin - 19 years old - Nelson, BC
Cory Derpak - 18 years old - Whistler, BC

Tyler Jorgenson - 17 years old - Tucson, Arizona

Round 4 (March 21st - March 27th)

Matt Hunter - 19 years old - Kamloops, BC
Katrina Strand - 26 years old - Vancouver, BC
Steve Tuchiwsky - 17 years old - Lethbridge, AB

David Davies - 26 years old - Louisville, Kentucky

Congratulations to all riders and good luck in the competition.


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