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February 24/04 8:02 am - Geelong Tour, Symmetrics, Track Injuries, Gears Spin-a-Thon, OCA Elections

Posted by Editor on 02/24/04

Geelong Tour - Australia

Stage 3 - Barwon Heads Circuit Race 80km

1 Petra Rossner (Ger) Nurnberger 2:03:57
2 Rochelle Gilmore (Aus) S.A.T.S.
3 Oenone Wood (Aus) AIS
4 Tanja Hennes (Ger) World
5 Nicole Freedman (Isr) World
6 Frances Newstead (GBr) Great Britain
7 Bridgett Evans (Aus) Freedom Machine
8 Sara Symington (GBr) S.A.T.S.
9 Katie Mactier (Aus) Jayco
10 Miho Oki (Jpn) Japan

14 Amber Neben (USA) T-Mobile
15 Mirjam Melchers (Ned) World
16 Dede Barry (USA) T-Mobile
24 Stacey Peters (USA) T-Mobile
26 Kimberly Bruckner (USA) T-Mobile
28 Tina Mayola (USA) Jayco
29 Manon Jutras (Can) S.A.T.S.
31 Cathy Marsal (Fra) Nobili-Fanini
34 Sarah Ulmer (NZl) New Zealand
45 Kristin Armstrong (USA) T-Mobile
50 Melissa Holt (NZl) New Zealand
51 Meredith Miller (USA) S.A.T.S.
54 Judith Arndt (Ger) Nurnberger
57 Trixi Worrack (Ger) Nurnberger
69 Jessica Phillips (USA) Nurnberger all s.t.
DNF Lynn Gaggioli (USA) T-Mobile


1 Oenone Wood (Aus) AIS 3:09:24
2 Katie Mactier (Aus) Jayco at 0:07
3 Katherine Bates (Aus) NSWIS 0:10
4 Louise Yaxley (Aus) Jayco 0:17
5 Sara Carrigan (Aus) QAS 0:29
6 Sarah Ulmer (NZl) New Zealand 0:30
7 Kathy Watt (Aus) Freedom Machine s.t.
8 Margaret Hemsley (Aus) Nurnberger 0:34
9 Dede Barry (USA) T-Mobile s.t.
10 Kristin Armstrong (USA) T-Mobile 0:35

12 Mirjam Melchers (Ned) World 0:39
13 Manon Jutras (Can) S.A.T.S. 0:39
14 Amber Neben (USA) T-Mobile 0:39
15 Judith Arndt (Ger) Nurnberger 0:42
16 Melissa Holt (NZl) New Zealand 0:43
20 Stacey Peters (USA) T-Mobile 0:48
25 Tina Mayola (USA) Jayco 0:53
29 Kimberly Bruckner (USA) T-Mobile 0:56
36 Cathy Marsal (Fra) Nobili-Fanini 1:08
41 Meredith Miller (USA) S.A.T.S. 1:12
42 Nicole Freedman (Isr) World 1:12
43 Jessica Phillips (USA) Nurnberger 1:13
45 Trixi Worrack (Ger) Nurnberger 1:14
61 Petra Rossner (Ger) Nurnberger 1:45

New Sponsor for Symmetrics

VANCOUVER, B.C. (February 23, 2004) - Symmetrics Cycling is proud to announce Northern Feather DreamMakers ( as a partner sponsor of the Symmetrics Cycling team. Northern Feather DreamMakers, the west coast's premiere purveyor of luxury sleep products, is well recognized for its high quality duvets, pillows, linens and mattresses. Look for their flagship store on fourth and Burrard in Vancouver, BC. Northern Feather DreamMakers relies on its Scandinavian heritage to provide sleep-lovers with the ultimate in quality bedding products. CEO and founder Ted Nilsson cites his Scandinavian heritage as the source of his initial interest in Symmetrics Cycling: "Road cycling is a popular and prominent sport in Europe and something I followed closely in my native Denmark. Northern Feather DreamMakers is proud to sponsor Symmetrics Cycling, a team which reflects the type of commitment to quality we are known for."

Ted Nilsson's Northern Feathers DreamMakers was a major donor in the 2003 Symmetrics Cycling charity campaign, which raised over $50,000.00 for the BC Special Olympics. In 2004, Symmetrics Cycling continues its vision of future Olympians helping Special Olympians, with another year of fundraising and an expansion of team sponsorship.

Cam Evans Update
Courtesy Jeremy Storie

It is noted in Daily News under the Espoir Project story that Cam Evans is racing with a French club team this year. That was originally the case, but due to a training accident in December (a crash at the Burnaby velodrome), Cam was temporarily delayed in his training and missed 3 weeks on the bike and is still receiving rehab on a damaged elbow.

Cam will remain in Canada racing for Symmetrics from the start of the season until after BC Superweek, when he will look at possible European projects. Cam's first notable races with Symmetrics will be Vuelta de Bisbee, Tour of the Gila and Columbia Plateau.

Update on Florida Injuries

Yesterday we reported that two riders were injured at the national track camp in Florida. Josée Robitaille, team manager for Trek-VW, the team both Pascal Choquette and Bruno Langlois ride for, has provided further information on the injuries.

"Choquette broke a toe from a scooter crash. The guys did motor pacing and when Pascal returned the scooter to the rental shop, a car made a dangerous move and Pascal tried to avoid it, and then hit a hole and crashed. That's how he broke his big toe.

As far as it goes for Bruno Langlois, the day before the Choquette accident, Bruno got hit by a car, and was hurt a little bit, but he's now ok, and apparently did very well on the track today (Monday).

His Trek bike was destroyed in the accident, but thanks to the Trek people in the US, Bruno got a brand new bike within 24 hours.

So both riders are fine. Pascal came back home, since he was not able to wear his bike shoes."

Gears Spin for the Ring Raises $400,000

The Gears Racing 24 Hour Spin for the Ring attracted 1800 participants last weekend for a fundraising spin-a-thon which raised $400,000 for a breast cancer diagnostic centre. Now in its fifth year, the Gears events have raised more than $1 million to date.

OCA Board & Executive Members Needed!

The role of the Board, on behalf of members of the OCA and the cycling community in general, is to work to promote the sport of cycling and to make cycling in Ontario safe, fair, and accessible for all. In addition, the Board guides a framework for developing promising high performance racers. The Board has a fiduciary role to ensure that the affairs of the Association and its resources are managed in a prudent and responsible manner.

Responsibilities of positions either open or coming up for term as defined in our by-laws:

1.The Vice-President Development shall have responsibility for all technical matters relating to cycling; shall oversee development programs for athletes and officials; and shall perform such other duties as may from time to time be established by the Board;

2.The Vice-President Recreation will be changed to the Vice-President, BMX - shall have responsibility for BMX racing and development activities.

3.The Vice-President of Administration/Finance shall assume the responsibilities of the President when he or she is absent, shall perform all duties assigned by the President, shall oversee the general administration of the Corporation, shall cause financial statements to be prepared as required and shall perform such other duties as may from time to time be established by the Board.

The Board of Directors is elected by the general membership at the Annual General membership. The Board consists of 6 Directors -- President, Vice President-Administration/Finance, Vice President-High Performance, Vice President-Development, Vice President-Recreation, and Club Liaison. Our By-Laws provide for a seventh director, the immediate past-President, who assumes such position automatically upon the election of the incoming President.

The members of the Board of Directors are elected at the Annual General Meeting, held each March. The process for election is outlined in the OCA By-Laws. All members and clubs have the opportunity to vote for the Directors. The positions of President and Vice President-High Performance are elected in odd numbered years. The positions of Vice President-Administration/Finance, Vice President-Development, and Vice President-Recreation, are elected in even numbered years, including 2004.The Club Liaison is elected by the Club Presidents at the Winter Club Presidents Meeting.

The list of positions open or to be elected at the 2004 Annual General Meeting (March 6th, 2004):

VP Development - March 2004 through to February 2006

VP BMX - March 2004 through to February 2006

VP Administration / Finance - March 2004 through to February 2006

Club Liaison (One year to start off ˆ elected at AGM) - March 2004 through to February 2005

Contact the OCA for nomination forms:

Each nomination must be received 7 days prior to the respective meeting. Please send Nomination forms to the OCA Via mail or fax or email. Confirmation of receipt will be given.

Ontario Cycling Association
1185 Eglinton Ave East, Suite 408
Toronto, ON
M3C 3C6

Fax: 416 426 7349


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