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April 2/03 8:37 am - Giro Teams Announced, MAMBO Kings report, IMBA Canada, Job in Calgary

Posted by Editoress on 04/2/03

2003 Giro Teams Announced

RCS Sport, organizer of the Giro d'Italia, has announced the 18 teams that will participate in this year's race. The 2003 22 day, 3,449km quest for the pink starts May 10 in Leece and ends June 1 in Milan.

Ten Italian and eigth from other nations will make up the 162 rider peloton.

Italian squads: Alessio; Ceramiche Panaria - Fiordo; De Nardi-Colpack; Domina Vacanze-Elitron; Fassa Bortolo; Lampre; Mercatone Uno - Scanavino; Saeco; Tenax; and Vini Caldirola-Sidermec.

International squads: CCC Polsat (Pol); Colombia-Selle Italia (Col); (Fra); Gerolsteiner (Ger); Kelme-Costa Blanca (Esp); Landbouwkrediet-Colnago (Bel); Lotto-Domo (Bel); and Team fakta (Den).

MTB First Aid Course at Hilton Report

Courtesy Dave Seto for MAMBO Kings MTB Patrol

You missed it.

It was awesome.

6 MAMBO Kings, a wanna-be, and a guest from GORBA, all took part in an excellent Outdoor First Care course last weekend.

The course was conducted by Jan Murdoch, a National Ski Patrol certified instructor, who tailored the First Aid course to create realistic scenarios for mountain bike injuries. Jan has plenty of real-world experience, so even Kieran's broken back story did not put her off her stride. We practiced all sorts of victim stabilization and rescue techniques. If you have any kind of medical or injury problem while at a MAMBO attended event, we'll be able to help you, at least until Jan or one of her highly qualified associates can get to you.

In the spirit of Oscar week, we have a few folks to thank: Ed Zacharewski for finding Jan and putting us in touch, Jan for her patience and excellent instruction, Vanessa Seto and also Mark Gehr for his behind the scenes work to make it all work out.

Our first event for 2003 is this Sunday (April 6th), at Hilton Falls conservation area. MAMBO Kings MTB patrol will be volunteering as course marshals at the Hilton Falls All Weather MTB Time Trial. This is a great opportunity to see how poor your cardio-fitness has gotten while you were riding the couch instead of your bike this winter. See for details, and we'll see you there!

The National MTB Patrol program (NMBP) is an IMBA program, dedicated to providing assistance education and information to the whole community of trail users, including mountain bikers, land managers, and other trail users. MAMBO Kings MTB Patrol is a member of the NMBP. Our main areas of activity are in the Greater Toronto Area, including Halton Region public lands, such as Hilton Falls and Kelso Conservation areas. If you are interested in learning more about this patrol group, or about starting one in your local area, please contact us at

For IMBA Canada News go to IMBA in Canada - A 2003 Status Report

Track Coordinator Job in Calgary

The Calgary Bicycle Track League (CBTL) is a grassroots track cycling organization, comprised of approximately 100 active members. The CBTL's mandate is to promote the participation of track racing in the Calgary area through providing access to resources and the opportunity for participation in track cycling events.

The Track Coordinator reports to the Head Coach and Team Leader of the Olympic Oval National Cycling Centre (NCC-Calgary).

The Track Coordinator will be responsible for approximately ten hours of work per week, beginning mid April until mid September, 2003.

Evening and weekend work is required from mid April to mid-September. The Track Coordinator is expected to be flexible in their schedule to allow for adjustments within their work schedule.

Primary Purpose

The track coordinators role is to enhance the overall CBTL program, including: Thursday night racing; Wed. night motor pacing; Friday night sprint ladder; Tues. night training; Sat. morn, training; and occasional weekend races with the intention of providing a quality product to promote participation in the CBTL.

It is the responsibility of the Track Coordinator to ensure that Thursday Night Racing be run efficiently and professionally and to comply with ABA expectations/regulations and to promote and implement Wednesday night motor pacing.


The Track Coordinator has good interpersonal and communication skills. Effective and professional group communication skills are required.

The Track Coordinator has good organizational skills, a sense of initiative and is capable of working without a supervisor.

The Track Coordinator is an active member of the sporting community as an athlete, coach or volunteer, and is knowledgeable of how the CBTL operates. Level I NCCP cycling certification, and valid CPR / First Aid Cerfitication are also mandatory. It is also important for the Track Coordinator to have a general understanding of bicycle mechanics, and also proper bicycle fitting procedures. The Track Coordinator will also be required to have their own personal cell phone with them at all times while at the Glenmore Velodrome for use in emergency situations (cell minutes used in emergency situations will be reimbursed).

Class 6 Operators License (Motor cycle), and experience driving motor cycles is also an asset (CBTL will train encumbant in policies and procedures involved in motor pacing on velodrome).

The track Coordinator has final decision making authority with respect to allowing new and novice riders access to Thursday night racing.


Organization and Coordination of the CBTL's Thursday night racing program (May 7 ˆ Sep. 19), including the coordination of volunteers and commissaires, purchase of race prizes, organizing pizza nights and coordinating the race results and rankings of the CBTL.

It is understood that the Track Coordinator will be the lead CBTL representative during Thursday Night Racing, i.e. open the track one hour prior to commencement to organize racers/volunteers/commisaires, throughout racing to ensure that the races are run smoothly and without problems and to clean the area and close the track.

The Track Coordinator will also be responsible for acting as a contact for potential and new members of the CBTL, maintaining the P.O box and various other administrative duties.

The Track Coordinator may also be expected to offer assistance during CBTL novice courses (i.e. coaching, or coordinating these events), and also offer assistance during CBTL weekend racing events (ABA sanctioned events).

The Track Coordinator will also serve the CBTL membership by ensuring a track schedule is available and updated on a weekly basis (posted on sight at velodrome).

For more info please contact Kurt Innes, (403)220-8466, or


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