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April 29/03 8:36 am - Green Okay, St-Onge Wins in France, BC Velodrome Season Final, BC Women's Team Project, Classique Montréal-Québec

Posted by Editoress on 04/29/03

Green Okay

Roland Green sent us a brief message to say he is okay. He will have X-rays today and if everything is okay, will be back on the bike in a few days.

Roland's brother Richard posted a brief message in the Forums that said.

"Nothing is broken, he had some stiches, will probably have a good scar on his face, Dr. said eyebrow should cover most of it.

As for the playoff beard, will have to ask, Vancouver did lose, so the beard may be gone, DAMN. It was working GREAT!! "

Canadian Wins in France
Courtesy Luc Arseneau, Atlantic Cycling Centre

Nathan St-Onge (Amherst, NS) won the Tour du Mortanais on Sunday

"It's unbelievable! I won the Tour du Mortanais by finishing in second place in the first stage (in a two men break) and in the front group sprint (approximately 10th place) in the second stage. That was enough to secure the overall!"

Nathan St-Onge, 22, is part in the National Cycling Centre - Atlantic Canada Dieppe Auto Volkswagen Elite program. He has been training in France for the past 3 months with Flers Cyclisme 61 (Normandie).

Burnaby Velodrome Wraps Up Season
Courtesy Gordon Ross

The third and final race event of the Burnaby Velodrome's indoor 2002/2003 season in scheduled for May 2-4 under the dome roof at the Harry Jerome Sports Centre in Burnaby. The 3 day track race will provide local riders some great competition, as visiting track cyclists from Victoria, Washington and Oregon are just starting their outdoor track racing seasons. The event will be an important test for many local riders with their sights set on the BC Provincial Track Cycling Championships to be held in Victoria this July.

Local rider Murray Solem will be back to defend his February race event title, as will World Masters Champion and US National Team member Kenny Williams who won the overall in November.

While several Canadian National Champions are scheduled to be racing on the weekend, the event will also provide an opportunity for novice riders to try their skills and fitness out on the 200M wooden track. The Burnaby Velodrome Club is running a Learn to Race program in parallel with the race weekend, introducing the basics of track racing and high-speed handling. Novice riders will be able to compete against each other throughout the 3 days of racing.

Racing begins Friday night with Win-n-Outs and Chariot Races for all 3 categories. Saturday and Sunday will see a number of mass start, sprint and timed events including points races, miss-n-out, scratch race, kilometer, keirin, Olympic sprint, and Madison.

For more information, schedule of events and entry form go to

Columbia Plateau Women's Project Set to Go!
Courtesy Cycling BC

Cycling BC would like to thank all women that came out to the qualifying events for the Columbia Plateau High Performance Project, and congratulate the four women that have earned a place on the BC Team for this event.

Lead by coach Judy Latoski, BC Team members Suzanne Macht (Trek-VW), Moriah Jo MacGregor (Dizzy Cycles), Sarah Noble (Bike Barn) and Lisa Sweeney (SpeedQueens) will return to the mountainous stage race to defend their 2002 GC title.

Classique Montréal-Québec Louis-Garneau Bike Race UCI 1.5
Courtesy Marie-Claude Boucher, Louis Garneau Sports

Sunday, August 10, 2003

Louis Garneau organizes the oldest and longest bike race in North America

It is with great pleasure that Louis Garneau, President of Louis Garneau Sports Inc., will organize, again this year, the oldest and longest bike race in North America. This time however, the 250 km race is sanctioned 1.5 by the International Cycling Union. Cyclists from all over Canada and the United States will participate in the 55th edition of the longest amateur bike race in North America on Sunday, August 10, 2003.

This famous race was organized for the first time in 1931 by Louis Quillicot who kept it going until 1954. After, others took over like René Paquin (1954 to 1972), Federico Cornelli (1988 to 1997) and, in 1999, the Impact Group organized the race that Charles Dionne won.

After a two year hiatus in 2000 and 2001, Louis Garneau decided to revive it last year but, contrary to past races which departed from Quebec, the course was and will remain in the opposite direction. It starts in front of the Maurice-Richard Arena (Montreal) and ends, after a 2 km 15-degree climb on Chemin du Roy Road, in front of the Louis Garneau Factory in St-Augustin-de-Desmaures (Quebec). This spectacular finish gives sprinters a chance to show their skills.

The race is open to Elite 1, 2 and 3 racers. The first place winner will receive a cash award of $2,000 and the first 25 racers to finish will share a purse totalling $10,000. The Cascades Sprint, with a cash award of $1,000, will take place in mid-course. Admission fee is $40 per athlete and teams must register no later than 14 days before the race.


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