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February 11/04 11:02 am - Tour Méditerranéen, Tucson Bicycle Classic Race 2004, Adventure Cycling Association Needs an E.D.

Posted by Editoress on 02/11/04

Tour Méditerranéen France

Stage 1: Le Cannet to Menton, 111 km

1. Baden Cooke (Aus), 2:46:36
2. Michele Bartoli (Ita) CSC
3. Laurent Brochard (Fra) Ag2r
4. Jens Voigt (Ger) CSC
5. Michael Boogerd (Ned) Rabobank
6. Simone Masciarelli (Ita) Vini Caldirola
7. Bobby Julich (USA) CSC
8. Cyril Dessel (Fra) Phonak
9. Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Alessio-Bianchi
10. Dmitry Fofonov (Kaz) Cofidis
11. Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Credit Agricole
12. Igor Astarloa (Esp) Cofidis
13. Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Oktos
14. Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) La Boulangere
15. Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank
16. David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis
17. Levi Leipheimer (USA) Rabobank
18. Ivan Basso (Ita) CSC
19. Benoit Salmon (Fra) Credit Agricole
20. Jorg Jaksche (Ger) CSC, all s.t.
21 Paolo Bettini (Ita) Quickstep - Davitamon, 0:06
28 Richard Virenque (Fra) Quickstep - Davitamon, 7:31


1. Baden Cooke (Aus), 2:46:26
2. Michele Bartoli (Ita) Team CSC, at 0:04
3. Laurent Brochard (Fra) AG2r Prevoyance, 0:06
4. Jens Voigt (Ger) Team CSC, 0:10
5. Michael Boogerd (Ned) Rabobank
6. Simone Masciarelli (Ita) Vini Calderola - Nobili Rubinetterie
7. Bobby Julich (USA) Team CSC
8. Cyril Dessel (Fra) Phonak Hearing Systems
9. Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Alessio Bianchi
10. Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Cofidis - Le Credit par Telephone
11. Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Credit Agricole
12. Igor Astarloa (Esp) Cofidis - Le Credit par Telephone
13. Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Oktos - Saint Quentin
14. Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Brioches La Boulangère
15. Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank
16. David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis - Le Credit par Telephone
17. Levi Leipheimer (USA) Rabobank
18. Ivan Basso (Ita) Team CSC
19. Benoît Salmon (Fra) Credit Agricole
20. Jorg Jaksche (Ger) Team CSC, all s.t.
21. Paolo Bettini (Ita) Quickstep - Davitamon, 0:16

Tucson Classic 2004

Full closure of Gates Pass has been secured for the 2004 Tucson Classic. Steve Bohn, Tucson Bicycle Classic Race Director/Founder, said that full closure of the Pass must be guaranteed for it to be used again.

22-year-old CAT 2 racer Garrett Lemire was killed by a head on collision with a car in Gates Pass in 2003. The 2004 TBC is dedicated to Garrett Lemire.

Adventure Cycling Association Seeks New Executive Director

MISSOULA, Mont. - Bill Sawyer, who led Adventure Cycling Association for the past three and a half years, has resigned his position to pursue other endeavors. The outgoing executive director of America's largest recreational cycling association - with 41,000 active members - will be replaced on an interim basis by Julie Huck, the association's membership and development director. The search for a new executive director has begun.

"Bill did a great job strengthening the organization and leaves it in an outstanding position in terms of both programs and finances. We appreciate his mission-centered focus and his dedication to the cycling community," said Dan Hungate, president of the association's Board of Directors. "Adventure Cycling has an excellent, dedicated staff that won't miss a beat during our search for a new director," he said.

Huck, the association's acting ED, has experience filling in at the top - something she did during the association's previous search for a leader. She has played a number of important roles during her 18 years at the association, working her way up through the ranks to her most recent position in the Membership and Development Department. A native of Connecticut, Huck moved to Montana in 1982 for graduate studies at the University of Montana in Missoula, a town that she has called home ever since. An avid cyclist who has been touring for more than 20 years, Huck has been a key player in the association's rise to its current stature as America's largest recreational cycling association.

Sawyer, who joined Adventure Cycling in fall 2000, made a number of important contributions during his tenure, including a comprehensive updating of the association's operational systems. In response to the need for more resources to serve a growing membership, Sawyer hired several new staff and created the positions of communications director, development coordinator, member services manager, and bicycle travel promotion manager (in the new Outreach and Education Program). Additional achievements during Sawyer's time with the association include the creation of a strategic plan, enhancement of the development program, launch of a redesigned website (, and integration of GPS technology into the Routes and Mapping Program. He also laid the groundwork for significant partnerships with such groups as the National Park Service and the Center for Minority Health at the University of Pittsburgh in support of an Underground Railroad Bicycle Route, which is in development and scheduled for completion in 2006.

Adventure Cycling Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to inspire people of all ages to travel by bicycle and to help cyclists explore the landscapes and history of America for fitness, fun, and self-discovery. Its strategic campaigns are "Creating Bike Routes for the Nation," "Getting Americans Bicycling," and "Supporting Bicycling Communities." Major services and products include bicycle-route development and mapping; periodical publishing (Adventure Cyclist magazine and The Cyclists' Yellow Pages resource directory); a guided bike-touring program; and a Cyclosource sales catalog.

Each year, thousands of cyclists travel along segments of the association's 31,735-mile National Bicycle Route Network, which includes three major transcontinental routes and three major north-south routes (from Canada to Mexico). For information, call (800) 755-BIKE (2453), send email to, or visit


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