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September 7/04 6:56 am - Meet Lori-Ann Muenzer, Team Relay Preview

Posted by Editor on 09/7/04

Gold in the City!

You've seen her at the Velodrome in Athens. Now meet the woman behind the first ever Gold Medal in Canadian cycling history Lori-Ann Muenzer.

Join us for a night of excitement and entertainment in celebration of Canada's golden cycling diva. Hear from Lori-Ann how the years of dedication and commitment have paid off at the ripe old age of 38! Lori-Ann has asked that proceeds of this event go to help support other Canadian athletes who are striving towards excellence for the Winter Games in Torino, Italy in 2006.

Tel: 416.809.5523

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When: Thursday, September 9th, 2004 at 7:00 pm
Where: Shmooze, 15 Mercer Street, Toronto
Cost: $20/person

7:00 pm - Cocktails and Hors D'Oeuvres (Cash Bar will be open all evening)

7:30 pm - Autograph Session (get your very own Lori-Ann Muenzer collectors card)

8:00 pm - The Golden Girl's Road to Success - Lori-Ann Muenzer speaks

8:20 pm - Q&A

8:30 pm - Media Interviews

8:50 pm - Live Auction (Autographed National Team Cycling Jersey and more)

9:15 pm - Mingle with the Cycling Superstar - Lori-Ann gets up close and personal with the guests

10:30 pm - Final Cheer for Canada's Olympic star

MTB Worlds Team Relay Preview
Courtesy Juerg Feldman - FACT

Preview for tomorrow's relay from European point of view.

There are 2 strong teams in tomorrow's relay. Switzerland and Germany. The way the athletes will be put together will give us information about the program for 2008. Here a guess how the teams will look like.

Switzerland: Junior Schurter, Espoir Vogel, Pro Men Naef and women either Blatter or Leumann. I would not be surprised if Katrin Leumann will get the spot and we have a really strong young team pushing the pace.

For Germany we have a question of the junior men ( 3 - 4 choices ), Espoir Manual Fumic and Pro man His brother Lado Fumic. For women - Nina Goehl may get the spot instead of Spitz as a way of keeping her on track after not getting the nomination for Athens.

A big question is the Spanish team, which in the past always was good for a medal. Junior with Villa Jordi, Espoir Lejarretta and Hermidas as the Pro men will be strong, but the weak spot is the Pro women. With Fullana finishing her season early ( no show in Les Gets) Rovira still injured from a big accident in the spring and Puiggros out because of a positiove drug test, the pressure is on Santanjas or Mascareras. I assume based on the way they ride Santanjas will be the choice for the relay.

Now comes the question where do the Canadians fit in and who is on the relay. Let's guess: Junior men is clear with Gagne, Espoir is Plaxton, pro men ? Kabush ? and pro women Premont, or Sydor. How would you put the team together ? Have a fun worlds and good luck to all canadian athletes.


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