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July 30/98 12:00 pm - Tour Update, BMX Worlds, Stolen Bike, Ontario, New Brunswick

Posted by Editor on 07/30/98

Tour Start in Doubt

The police have apparently not backed off in their actions against teams and riders in the Tour de France. European reports say that police detained the Casino team coach, and searched the hotels of the Casino and La Francaise des Jeux teams

BMX World Championships - Melborne, Australia

Elite Men Main Final

1 Allier, Thomas FRA 430.0
2 Contes, Andy USA 387.0
3 Clayton, Dylan GBR 361.2
4 Holmes, Dale GBR 335.4
5 Jongewaard, Christopher AUS 318.2

Elite Women Main Final

1 Marshall, Rachael AUS 455.0
2 McGilvary, Marie USA 409.5
3 Busschers, Brigitte NED 382.2
4 Gubbels, Karien NED 354.9
5 Ohlsson, Sanna SWE 336.7

Junior Men Main Final

1 Meadows, Brandon USA 270.1
2 Deldycke, Mickael FRA 255.5
3 Madill, Luke AUS 248.2
4 Gray, Jamie AUS 240.9
5 Moisel, Brant AUS 233.6

Junior Women Main Final

1 Bruns, Heather USA 325.6
2 Diaz, Gabriela Maria ARG 308.0
3 Kintner, Jill USA 299.2
4 Sgobin, Ana Flavia Ribeiro BRA 290.4
5 Bailey, Tanya AUS 281.6
6 Desrochers, Melanie CAN 272.8

Bike Stolen

You will see from our Forums page that pro mountain biker Amber Chorney has had her bike stolen - please help if you can (and let us know how it turns out...).

Tour de l‚Abitibi

We have been receiving a number of requests for information on Abitibi. Unfortunately, we have not received any information since the Tour began. We were promised info, but nothing yet. As soon as we receive anything, we will post it (we promise!).

VeloNB Cup MTB Results - Hillsborough
(courtesy Dave MacFarlane)

Senior Expert Men(19+)

1 Rushton, Ed 2:04:17
2 Collins, Pat at 0:00:16
3 Harding, Jeremy 0:01:33
4 Hamm, Dana 0:02:35
5 Sweezy, Erik 0:03:10
6 Pendrel, Geoff 0:03:31
7 Sparks, Jeff 0:03:53
8 McKeown, Brian 0:04:48
9 Horner, Brent 0:08:19
10 Bunker, Bev 0:10:12

Full results on VeloNB web page

Courtesy Valerie Davidge
Chief Commissaire, Ontario

I have just 'discovered' that the Warkworth Classic RR - Men's Ontario Cup event will be held on Sunday August 2nd, not Monday August 3rd as published and posted on last week's OCA Hotline.

The OCA Hotline has been redone to reflect this and detailed race information.

For further information call the OCA Hotline at 416-426-7242 then 2 then 1 or the organiser Dave Butler at 416 - 465 - 6245

August 1-3, 1998

Registration is still open for the 3 day, five stage Northumberland Challenge this weekend, August 1-3. The race is open to Veteran men, Senior 3 men and all Women's categories. One day Licenses are available (one covers the whole weekend)

Competition begins Saturday morning with a criterium, 40 km for Men, 20 km for women. Saturday evening there is a 16 Km Time Trial. Sunday morning is a 75 km Road race while Sunday night sees a flat but technical 8 km Time Trial. The race finishes on Monday with a 50 km Road Race.

Overall classification will be decided by points. There will be merchandise prizes of over $1500 with cash prizes pending field size.

Riders can register on Friday night 8p.m.- 10:00p.m. at the Cobourg Best Western. Those who have already registered can also come pick up their race packages.

Registration will also be open Saturday Morning but the riders must be at the registration at 9:00 a.m. To get to the Criterium course take Highway 401 to the Cobourg Highway 45 exit. Drive south on Highway 45 (Division Street) and turn left at the fourth set of stop lights onto King St. Drive east on King St. to Willmott Street. Turn right onto Willmott St. Registration will be at the first parking lot on the left.

For more information on the race email go to our Web page at or call (905) 372-9502.

Outdoor Gear Canada (OGC) Signs Agreement with Ford

Ford Canada has signed a two-year agreement to provide the official vehicles for Outdoor Gear Canada's OGC-Mavic Technical Support Services team.

The OGC-Mavic team services road and mountain bike races and events throughout Canada.

Ford will provide a Ranger XLT and Escort Wagon to the team which is based at OGC's St- Laurent, Quebec headquarters.

A third vehicle, to be based in British Columbia, will be added for the 1999 season.


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