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July 2/03 10:29 am - Waddell Update, MTB Nationals, Road Nationals Tidbits

Posted by Editor on 07/2/03

Waddell Update

We have received an update on John Waddell, the American downhiller who crashed badly at Mont Ste Anne last Saturday. He is in stable condition, but still unconscious. Doctors say that it should take a couple of weeks for him to regain full consciousness, which is normal after a hit as severe as he suffered. They are expressing optimism for a full recovery.

Final Week for National Mountain Bike Champs Early Registration
Courtesy organizers

Save yourself some cash and get registered for the most exciting National Mountain Bike Champs ever! The nationals are the final weekend of an amazing 10 days of mountain biking on the West Coast. Beginning with the Grouse Mountain World Cup on July 11- 13 and ending with the Tim Hortons Mountain Bike National Championships on July 18 ˆ 20 in beautiful Whistler BC. Early registration discounts are in effect until July 4th. Go to for online registration and forms to download.

Road Nationals ITT Comments

Sean Scott, the Masters A National Champion has sent a few comments on the ITT course, having had a chance to race on it.

Not many athletes besides the top riders have ever experienced a technical course like that . . . it was for me a special treat to challenge myself against that particular course. I think for Juniors, Espoirs and up and coming riders it gave them an idea of what to expect at an international level. And what can you say about Eric's ride other than it was brilliance personified. For anyone who participated in Friday's event I do not think that we will soon forget how great it was to have this opportunity to test ourselves against THAT course.

Road Nationals on Local Hamilton TV

The second edition of "The Race is On: Hamilton 2003" airs on Cable 14 this Thursday, July 3 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The focus of this week's show will be to recap this past weekend's Tim Horton's Road Nationals and to look ahead to the Road World Championships from October 6 to 12. Viewers will have the opportunity to call the panel with their questions on the Nationals and the Worlds.

"The Race is On: Hamilton 2003" is hosted by Todd Crocker and on the July 3rd show, the panel will feature Hamilton 2003 General Manager and COO Neil Lumsden and Glyn Wide, Hamilton Police Services Superintendent. The third program in this series "The Race is On: Hamilton 2003" will air on Thursday, August 7 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

"The Race is On: Hamilton 2003", is the result of a partnership between the Hamilton 2003 Road World Championships Organizing Committee and Cable 14, the show will air on the first Thursday of every month.

Cable 14 is Hamilton's community access television channel providing information and spotlighting local events to 160,000 homes in the Hamilton area to subscribers of Cogeco Cable (Hamilton only), Mountain Cablevision and Source Cable and Wireless. Cable 14's programming includes Hamilton City Council, The Opinionators, South 905, Hamilton Bulldogs hockey and a variety of other community programs and sporting events.


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