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News Roundup - September 17, 2003
 
By Becky Leidy
Date: 9/17/2003
News Roundup - September 17, 2003
 
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World Masters Track Championships

MANCHESTER, GREAT BRITAIN - American Masters riders wrapped up a successful campaign at the World Masters Track Championships this past week in Manchester, Great Britain.  American riders brought home 35 medals in addition to a new world hour record performance and a couple of top rider honors.

Of the 35 medals won, 13 were gold, 8 were silver and 14 were bronze.

In addition to the 13 American World Champions, Scott Porter (Dallas, Texas) set the new world record for distance covered in an hour in the 50-54-year-old category by riding 42.439 kilometers.

In recognition of their strong performances, Terry Roach (Scottsdale, Az.) was named the best 50+ women’s rider of the games after capturing a gold and a silver.  Victor Copeland (Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.) was named the overall top rider with four gold medals. 

Masters World Track Championships Medalists

Gold

Victor Copeland (M60-64 500m Time Trial)

Gil Hatton (M45-49 750m Time Trial) *New world masters best time of 50.649

Deedee Scadron (W50+ 500m Time Trial)

Victor Copeland (M60-64 Sprint)

Gil Hatton (M45-49 Sprint)

Victor Copeland (M60-64 Pursuit)

Charlotte Miller (W50+ Sprint)

Larry Nolan (M45-49 3000m Pursuit)

Terry Roach (W50+ Pursuit)

Mark Rodamaker (M55-59 Points Race)

Larry Nolan (M45-49 Points)

Gil Hatton (M135+ Team Sprint)*New world masters best time of 49.138

Victor Copeland (M60-64 Points Race)

 

Silver

Stanley Gregg (M55-59 Time Trial)

Bill Zeigler (M50-54 500m Time Trial)

Terry Roach (W50+ 500m Time Trial)

Keith Harrison (M65+ Sprint)

Kirk Whiteman (M35-39 Sprint)

Curtis Gunn (M30-34 Points Race)

Stanley Gregg/Don Langley/Kenneth Todd (M135+ Team Sprint)

Kirk Whiteman (M Open Team Sprint)

 

Bronze

Scott Butler (M45-49 750m Time Trial)

Charlotte Miller W50+ 500m Time Trial)

Jan Lischer (W40-44 500m Time Trial)

Wendy Simpson (W35-39 500m Time Trial)

Mark Rodamaker (M55-59 Sprint)

Ryan Crane (M30-34 Sprint)

Mark Rodamaker (M55-59 Pursuit)

Scott Butler (M45-49 Pursuit)

Charlotte Miller (W50+ Pursuit)

Neal Stansbury (M40-44 Pursuit)

Curtis Gunn (M35-39 Pursuit)

Wendy Simpson (W35-39 Pursuit)

Keith Harrison (M65+ Points Race)

Scott Butler/James Tainter (M Team Sprint)

Liam Killeen Wins U-23 World Cup Title

A nail biting afternoon here in Kaprun, Austria, after Liam Killeen (GBR) of Subaru Gary Fisher went into the final round of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup with a handy 47 point lead in the Under 23 World Cup series battle, only to see it evaporate after a double puncture had him down as low as 78th in the event on lap 4 of 6.

Killeen, who started on the front row of the race thanks to his No.10 ranking in the overall World Cup, had a solid start and was in the top 20 and was beginning to work his way up to the top 10 when he punctured on lap 3. The first air cartridge didn't fully inflate the rear tire and he was battling with very low pressure for almost a lap before trying again to get it fully inflated.

Once done he confirmed that all was fine and he began to climb back up through the field. The top 75 riders score points in a World Cup XC but all eyes were turned to his main rival on the day, Manuel Fumic (GER) who had climbed through the field to be just outside the top 20. If Liam failed to finish in the points, and Fumic 22nd or better, the title would go to Fumic. Just as things were getting back on track, Liam suffered a second puncture and was ultimately pulled out of the event for being too far back from the lead.

Meanwhile however Fumic was having a hard time maintaining the pace to keep him near the top 20, and eventually slid to 29th giving Liam the series title by a slender 7 points!

This is only the 2nd World Cup title ever to be awarded to a British rider in the 14 year history of World Cup racing (Steve Peat being the first, in men's downhill last year).

Liam will once again contest the Under 23 category in 2004.

GLOBAL Cycling Team Report Kaprun Marred by Mud!

The Global Racing Team arrived in Kaprun, Austria, site of last year's excellent World Championships with great anticipation for the World Cup Finals at the classic venue. The riders' enthusiasm was soon cut short as they walked the course in rain that was to persist all week.

The course shared only a small section with last year's classic course and was only half the original length, and most of it was off camber on fresh grass.

For Lindsay Klein (AUS), the youngest member of the team, these were conditions he had never raced before and he found the going tough. Towards the end of training he started to feel more comfortable thanks to his cut Michelin Mud 3's, but in the semi final he suffered 2 crashes and unfortunately failed to qualify for the final.

Andrew Neethling (RSA) had been battling a head cold all week and spent a lot of his spare time resting in bed and consequently didn't have the best weekend. Despite having a fall in the semi final, he qualified 44th, then in the final had another two falls and finished 54th, outside of the points. "I was trying to pin it in the final, but crashed early. I got back into my rhythm quickly but once again got caught in a rut that took me out yet again. Then it was matter of just getting down. It's a mess out there," said a clearly disappointed Andrew.

Matti Lehikoinen (FIN) had a better week as the slippery conditions suited the Finn's style. Matti displays incredible skill in the wet and muddy conditions and many riders came up to congratulate him, after training, on his excellent cornering skills in the wet. In timed training Matti recorded the 4th fastest time and was looking good for the race on Saturday. However in his last training run before the quails he crashed hard on his head and was briefly knocked out. After assessing his condition he was permitted to race, but the crash shook him up for the semi final where he went for a steady run without errors and came in 19th.

In the final Matti was feeling better and went for a strong time, and despite a near fall when his bike fell in a huge hole on the course, he saved it and went on to scored a 15th place, his best result ever in a World Cup Downhill (except for the rain affected Grouse Mountain race this year).

18 year old Karlis Kisuro (LAT), who is managed by 23 Degrees and is a development rider in Global Racing colours, not only qualified for the first time in a World Cup, but finished an excellent 30th place, just 3 seconds behind World Class riders like Steve Peat, Chris Kovarik and Eric Carter.

The 4X was cancelled due to excessive rain, poor conditions, and some safety concerns.

The Global Racing Team now heads to La Bresse in France for the finals of the French National Series. Check in for results from that event next week on their website!

News on whether or not Global Racing will be racing in 2004 will be released in late November this year. Once again, a big thanks to all of the fans and supporters, and of course to our valued official suppliers, we thank you sincerely for allowing us to race season 2003.

Eugene Celebration Cycling Classic

EUGENE, OREGON - Now entering its third decade of existence, the Eugene Celebration Cycling Classic, long a staple of Pacific Northwest racing, will take place on September 20-21, 2003.

While the race retains its two-day, three-stage format, two of the three have undergone significant changes. Both of Saturday's races, the Stage 1 Road Race and Stage 2 Time Trial, have moved from the Crow Valley to new courses in the Lorane Valley, just southwest of the college town of Eugene.

The Lorane Valley Road Race will be held on a challenging 11.4-mile circuit that includes two major climbs- 1.5 and 0.5 miles in length, respectively and finishes on a slight uphill. 

The Lorane Valley Time Trial, held on an abridged version of the same course, and using the same start/finish, is an out-and-back event, 8.2 miles in length; the first half is largely downhill, while the return leg climbs gently to the finish.

Sunday's popular Skinner Butte Park Criterium remains unchanged, however. Taking place in downtown Eugene on an 0.85-mile circuit in the town's biggest park. It promises an exciting finish to what should be a weekend full of national-level racing action. 

Both the Pro/1/2 Men's and Women's events will feature some of the region's top racers in what is widely considered the finale of the Pacific Northwest racing season. The Broadmark Capital and Intermountain Cycling Organization teams, which took the honors in the Men's and Women's events, respectively, in 2002, are both expected to return to defend those titles. However, they'll have more competition to deal with than ever. In the Men's race, the likes of Saturn For Seattle and British Columbia's Team Symmetrics look to upset the talented Broadmark Capital lineup, as does Washington native Rusty Beall, a member of the Health Net professional team who is bringing several teammates along to help him improve on his third-place finish in 2002. 

On the Women's side, such riders as Ashmead's Suz Weldon, 2003 Collegiate National Road Champion Allison Beall (worlddiff.com), and Kele Hulser, who has done events as a member of the nationally-ranked Team Basis, are expected to challenge the regionally-dominant ICO squad.

Since its inception as a one-day event more than 20 years ago, the Eugene Celebration Cycling Classic has become one of the Pacific Northwest's biggest races. In 2000, it drew more than 320 competitors, placing it second behind only the Tour of Willamette in terms of popularity in Oregon. Besides the Pro/1/2 Men and Women, there are events for Category 3 Men, Category 4/5 Men, Masters 35+ Men, and several children's races. For more information on the Eugene Celebration Cycling Classic, please visit the race website or OBRA's.

2002 Eugene Celebration Cycling Classic Results

Pro/Elite Men

Stage 1: Crow Valley Road Race

 

1.  Larry Zimich (Team Campione)   2:26:38

2.  Kris Stanton (unattached)   @ 0:03

3.  Tyler Thompson (Broadmark Capital)   @ 0:07

4.  Evan Elken (Broadmark Capital)   @ 0:11

5.  Doug Ollerenshaw (Bike Gallery/Trek/VW)  @ 0:16

 

Stage 2: Crow Time Trial

 

1.  Rusty Beall (Saturn of Bellevue)   21:18

2.  Keith Szolusha (Webcor/Alto Velo)  @ 0:09

3.  Rad Cunningham (Broadmark Capital)   @ 0:22

4.  San Schartz (Hutch's)   @ 0:30

5.  Eric Pardyjak (unattached)   @ 0:36

 

Stage 3: Skinner Butte Park Criterium

 

1. Ollerenshaw   1:11:37

2.  Zimich   @ 0:03

3.  Schartz   @ 0:07

4. Cunningham   @ 0:11

5.  Michael Hernandez (Reno Wheelmen)   @ 0:16

 

Final General Classification

 

1. Thompson   4:00:54

2.  Elken   @ 0:17

3.  Beall   @ 0:31

4. Szolusha   @ 0:40

5. Cunningham   @ 0:44

6. Ollerenshaw   @ 0:44

7.  Schartz   @ 0:48

8.  Zimich   @ 0:56

9.  Stanton   @ 1:04

10. Pardyjak   @ 1:07

 

 

Women

Stage 1: Crow Valley Road Race

 

1.  Lisa Magness (ICO)   2:33:27

2.  Kerry Rohan (Lakeside/River's Edge)   @ 0:13

3.  Suzanne King (Sunnyside Sports)   @ 2:50

4.  Kele Hulser (Seattle Velo)   @ 3:26

5.  Barb Zimich (Team Campione)   @ 6:01

 

Stage 2: Crow Time Trial

 

1.  Hulser   24:20

2.  Magness   @ 0:09

3.  Allison Beall (unattached)   @ 0:26

4.  Rohan   @ 0:47

5.  King   @ 1:40

 

Stage 3: Skinner Butte Park Criterium

 

1.  Zimich   39:42

2.  Magness   @ s.t.

3.  Mandy Lozano (unattached)   @ s.t.

4.  Rohan   @ s.t.

5.  Hollie Lund (unattached)   @ s.t.

 

 

Final Women’s General Classification

 

1.  Magness   3:37:21

2.  Rohan   @ 0:59

3.  Hulser   @ 3:34

4.  King   @ 4:38

5.  Zimich   @ 7:41

6.  Lozano   @ 7:51

7.  Lisa Given (Byrne Specialty Gases)   @ 8:01

8.  Lisa Schartz (unattached)   @ 11:13

9.  Weldon   @ 13:27

10.  Beall    @ 16:01

- Courtesy of Jim Anderson, Race Director

Bend Oregon Cross Season Begins

Cross season is here! Come on out and get dirty the next 3 Saturdays in a row! Registration opens at 10 am for all events!

All Categories Entry: $10. Under 18 $5 entry

OBRA license required and can be purchased at the race. One day license is $5 or special OBRA CX license is $10). Registration closes 15 minutes before each race. Helmets required.

Information: E-mail Brad Cockman or call at 541-382-8220.

Sacramento XC Series

The Sacramento Series starts this weekend. None of the races conflict with the Pilarcitos Series, so some of you Bay Areans who have never made it out to the Foothills-y'all come!

Racing for C's, Junior A and B, Women A and B, Master A and B, B, and A Sun. Sept. 21, clinic at 9:30 am, first race at 10 am,

Granite Beach,Granite Bay. The south course is rolling, with lots of twisty trails

Sun. Sept. 28, clinic and race at Granite Beach. The north course is big, flattish, great for roadies, but it does have the Sand Pit.

Sun, Oct. 4, race at Lagoon Valley Park in Vacaville, home of last year's district championships. Fast, with a couple of steep hills.

Sun. Oct. 26, Folsom Point. A new course, lots of elevation change, it'sgoing to be hard!

Sat. Nov. 1, Negro Bar. Last year we figured out how to lengthen the course. It has the famous stair climb.

Sat. Nov. 8, Condon Park, Grass Valley. It will be longer this year, but expect lots of up and down.

Sun. Nov. 23, Granite Beach again.

Sat. Nov. 29, still tbd, but this will also be the Collegiate CX regionals, co-promoted by UC Davis.

Hamilton 2003, eBay.ca and Right to Play Join Forces

Hamilton, ON - The 2003 Road World Cycling Championships announced today that they have joined forces with eBay.ca and the Right to Play non-profit organization to hold an online auction.  eBay, the world's largest on-line trading marketplace, will host the on-line auction with proceeds going to both the Hamilton 2003 Road World Cycling Championships and Right to Play helping support child and community development through sports.

The not-for-profit auction will begin September 15th and end on October 20th, 2003.  Fans worldwide can log on directly to this here to bid on-line for one-of-kind sports celebrity memorabilia and unique race experiences including:

VIP race package, including a car tour around the track for 3 laps

A Triumph motorcycle

Wayne Gretzky autographed Right To Play hockey jersey

Attracting over 75 million registered users worldwide, eBay is the world's largest trading online marketplace. Everyday, eBay enables the sale of goods and services by a passionate community of individuals and businesses that trade on a local, national and international basis with customized sites in markets around the world. In Canada, eBay was visited by more than 6.7 million unique Canadian visitors in July 2003.

Right To Play is an international humanitarian, non-governmental organization (NGO) committed to improving the lives of the most disadvantaged children and their communities through Sport for Development. Right To Play runs sport and play programs for refugee populations, former child soldiers and children orphaned by HIV/AIDs.  Programs are currently implemented in over 18 countries throughout Africa, Latin America, Asia and the Middle East. Right To Play is supported by a wide network of Olympic and professional athletes who donate their time to give back through sport. Notable athletes involved with Right to Play include Wayne Gretzky, Silken Laumann, Catriona Le May Doan, Charmaine Crooks, Dikembe Mutombo, George Foreman, Ian Thorpe, Lance Armstrong, Ronaldo and Steve Young.

The Road World Cycling Championships will be staged in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada from October 6 to 12, 2003.  Hamilton, a city of 500,000, is located on the western edge of Lake Ontario, roughly midway between Niagara Falls and Toronto, and approximately a one-hour drive from Buffalo, New York. Over 800 athletes from over 50 different countries will compete in ten different races.  There are two disciplines - the individual time trial and the road race with five different classifications, elite men and women, junior men and women, as well as Under 23 men.  It will be only the sixth time the Road World Championships have been held outside Europe and the second time in Canada, the first occasion was 1974 in Montreal.  For more information, you can visit the official website.

Scottish Cycling Braveheart Cycling Fund Dinner

With two months still to go to the Gourmet dinner there are only 30 tickets left.

Although our guest speaker has still to be confirmed sales of tickets have been going well and we expect the remaining tickets to be reserved over the next couple of weeks.

On the evening we will have a raffle and an auction with some interesting items available including:

David Millar autographed jersey

Steve Bauer autographed jersey

Rangers Football Club Jersey signed by all members of the treble winning team of 2002/2003.

Come along and join us in what we are sure will be a lively and entertaining evening.

To reserve your ticket/s visit the website and complete our application form. Braveheart Cycling Fund - Supporting Scottish Cyclists. 

McGuire Women's Racing Team looking for riders!

McGuire Women’s Bicycle Racing Team seeks new women racers McGuire Bicycle Racing Team's women's squad is a SF-based team committed to expanding opportunities for women in road racing.  We can help you learn more about the sport so you can assess your interest.  Come out and join us for some friendly, conversational-paced rides in San Francisco and the East Bay:

Sunday, October 5, 9am, San Pablo Dam & Bear Creek Road (Orinda), about 20 miles RSVP to Monique

Saturday, October 11, 9am, Golden Gate Bridge snack bar, about 30 miles RSVP to Sarah

Tuesday, October 14, 6pm, McClaren Lodge, Golden Gate Park, about 20 miles RSVP to Sarah

Sunday, October 26, 9am, Inspiration Point on Wildcat Canyon Rd (Orinda), about 30 miles RSVP to Mia

Sunday, November 2, 9am, Golden Gate Bridge snack bar, about 30 miles RSVP to Sarah

For more information about McGuire Real Estate Bicycle Racing team, go to the website and click on the Women’s Team section.

 
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