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January 6/05 10:11 am - Canadians at Manchester, More Support for London Velodrome

Posted by Editor on 01/6/05

CCA Sends Small Team to Manchester
Courtesy CCA

Canada will be represented by two riders at the third leg of the UCI World Cup in Manchester, set to begin on Friday and go until Sunday. Gina Grain and Matthew Chater will be representing Canada at this event.

Grain, from Victoria, BC, will be competing in the Points race and the Scratch race in Manchester. Last month at the World Cup event in Los Angeles, Gina placed an impressive 6th place in the Scratch Race and finished 16th in the Points race, in what was her first foray into international track competition.

Chater, from Vancouver, BC, will compete in the Sprint and the Keirin event. Matthew competed in Los Angeles in the same two events as well. He will be looking to gather more experience and improve upon his own personal best times.

National Team Head Coach, Eric Van den Eynde is in attendance with both athletes.

More Support for London Velodrome

The New London Velodrome is proud to announce an agreement with Gita North to support the Velodrome project in London Ontario.

Gita North is the Canadian Distributor for Giordana Cycling Apparel, Pinarello & Eddy Merckx Bicycles (both of whom manufacture Track Cycling Bicycles & Frames), Diadora shoes , and Gatorade.

The owners of Gita North are very excited about the potential to be a strong partner in this new project. The future looks bright for the cycling community of London & Southern Ontario.

In particular, the Diadora line of shoes will be a great complement to the rental needs of the Velodrome. The Youth programs at the facility will certainly be enhanced with the availability of shoes for our young riders in the Novice Group & Future Champions Series.

Additionally, Gita North is excited to help foster future successful fundraising events with their well established line of Gatorade Products.

Gatorade will be available along with Tim Horton's Coffee at the Velodrome Kickoff this Saturday in London.

For sponsorship opportunities contact Rob Good 1-888-508-3944

Gita Sporting Goods has also announced that it will continue support to Symmetrics Cycling in 2005 with Giordana Clothing and Diadora footwear.


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