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January 9/04 9:14 am - Dionne, Employment, UCI TT I Teams, Campagnolo, Giant, Birthdays

Posted by Editor on 01/9/04

Dionne to Webcor

Charles Dionne has finally signed with a team for 2004 - the Webcor Cycling Team of Sunnyvale, California. Webcor is a smaller team that has taken a big step to the national level with the signings of ex-Saturn riders Dionne and Chris Horner.

Employment Opportunity - Alberta Bicycle Association

The Alberta Bicycle Association, the provincial governing body for competitive and recreational cycling, is seeking a motivated and innovative person for the position of Events Coordinator.

The Events Coordinator, working with other staff and volunteer committees, will serve as the "hub" for all matters regarding races and other events. Key duties will include:

* Preparation and coordination of Events Calendar, Organizers' Manual and Organizers' Conference.
* Maintain standards at ABA events, and provide support to Organizers, Officials, and Volunteers.
* Coordination of Provincial Cycling Officials.
* Provide administrative support to the BMX sector.
* Communication with ABA membership, media, government agencies, and other sport bodies.

The successful candidate should possess a post-secondary degree or diploma in a sport-related field, and have experience coordinating sporting events. Applicants with equivalent education and/or experience may also be considered. Excellent communication skills are critical for the position, in addition to strong computer and organizational abilities.

This full-time position will be based in Calgary, commencing March 1, 2004. Extensive in-province travel will be required, in addition to significant schedule flexibility.

Interested applicants are asked to submit their resume, in confidence, by January 31, 2004. Resumes may be sent to:

UCI Division I Team Update
Courtesy UCI

Teams Alessio-Bianchi (ITA), Milaneza Maia (POR) and US Postal Service presented by Berry Floor (USA) have presented the required precisions, and the Professional Cycling Council (PCC) has proceeded to their registration as TT/I for the 2004 season.

On the basis of the complement of information given to the UCI since the 22nd of December 2003, and following the advice given by Ernst&Young, the PCC could not accept the registration of Domina-Vacanze (ITA) and Kelme (ESP) as TTI for 2004.

If these TT's fill the conditions as required by the UCI rules and regulations by January 15th 2004, they will be registered as TTII.
In accordance with the UCI Regulations, in order to reach the total number of 30 TT/I, the teams Palmans-Collstrop (BEL) and Relax-Bodysol (ESP), are registered as TT/I for the 2004 season.

Campagnolo Teams for 2004
Courtesy Campagnolo

Vicenza, January 9th 2004 - Campagnolo can now officially present the professional teams that, during the most important events of 2004, shall be mounting components and wheels manufactured by this Vicentine company.

Italy - Alessio, Amore e Vita, Fassa Bortolo, Formaggi Pinzolo Piave, Saeco, Selle Italia, Tenax, Vini Caldirola

Belgium - Chocolat Jacques, Landbouwkrediet, Lotto Domo, Quick Step Davitamon, Relax Bodysol

France - Brioches La Boulangere, MBK Oktos, Ag2r Prevoyance, Cofidis

Japan - Miyata Subaru

Spain - Baleares

Switzerland - Phonak

USA - Navigators

Giant's Goss at School Bike Camps
Courtesy Giant Canada

Giant Canada's Eric Goss is currently involved in New Brunswick's School District bike camps.

So far, with great success, two separate bike camps have already been run. Eric spearheaded the program along with some other cyclists while they worked in cooperation with the School System. The bike camps involve kids within the 12-16 year old age group and focus on safety, skills, fitness, technology and repairs . . . along with Eric handing out hundreds of Giant Bicycles stickers to all the kids. There is also a classroom power-point presentation during the beginning of the camp, but the real finale is when the kids get to ride the trails with the pro riders for the last hour of the day!

In the next few days Eric will be attending some further meetings to finalize some more winter projects he will be involved in.

The next School District bike camp is set for this coming January 24th.

Happy Birthday To...

Eric Wohlberg and Sylvie Allen, both yesterday.


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