Posted by Editor on 08/10/99
Grande Boucle Feminine, France
(courtesy Lynn Barry)
Canadians today (stage 3):
40. Heather Cole
68. Sandy Espeseth both s.t. as stage winner
87. Alison Sydor at 1:46
95. Amy Jarvis 3:14
101. Leigh Goldstein 3:17
103. Stacey Spenser 3:17
G.C after 3 stages
32. Heather Cole at 1:13
58. Sandy Espeseth 1:18
83. Alison Sydor 3:04
93. Amy Jarvis 5:04
97. Leigh Goldstein 6:33
102. Stacey Spencer 10:33
The Nissan Xterra Whistler Summer Session
The Festival for Mountain bike riders, Road racers and In-line skaters
Whistler, B.C. will host the Nissan Xterra Whistler Summer Session August 27 to September 6th. The main focus of this sports and music festival is sports, and the riders will have over 30 events to choose from. The athletes will compete for a $20,000 cash purse plus merchandise. In the evenings, the entertainment program - with bands and theme parties - should keep you busy; the Worca Bachelor Auction is just an example.
The schedule for the main activities:
Whistler International Classic weekend is dedicated to cross-country riders
Friday August 27 -- Whistler Village Fat Tire Criterium, an exciting action packed race on a 400m loop, primes (cash) will be offered randomly during the event just to make things interesting!
Saturday, August 28 am - Individual Technical Time Trial, open to stage race participants only, this event is raced on the famous River Runs Through It trail
Saturday, August 28 pm - Dirt Criterium, a short circuit that combines open and single track riding, it is open to everyone to enter.
Sunday, August 29 - Cross-country, we changed the course a little, we added a new section and the opening climb is not as brutal as last year!
Sunday, August 29 pm -Kids race - schwag for all participants
The Gravity Tour weekend is for downhill minded people and "roadies" (I know itÃ¢â‚¬Å¡s a weird mix, but it works)
Friday, September 3 am - Fanatyk Co. Biker cross qualifier,
Friday, September 3 pm - Road and In-line criteriums, a premiere in Whistler. Village North is the site of the event, smooth pavement, only 2 "true" corners, will guarantee a fast pace race, donÃ¢â‚¬Å¡t forget the cash primes!
Saturday, September 4 pm - BC Individual Time Trial Championships, raced in Pemberton on a flat out and back course. Racing for all ages 10 and over
Saturday, September 4 pm - Dual Slalom qualifier
Sunday, September 5 am -Roach Downhill action, proceeded by a seeding run for the pro and expert. Come check out our new pro sections on Whistler Mountain
BC Road Championships
Sunday, September 5 pm -Chainless downhill (open to stage racers only) and Dual Slalom finals
Sunday, September 5 noon - Kids race - schwag for all kid, none for the parents sorry!
Monday, September 6 - BC Criterium Championships
Also on the program of the festival
Glacier Shop Drag racing, Pipe and Corsa Dual Speed Time Trials competition, Fanatyk Co. Industry challenge, Whistler Bike Co. Poker ride, BC Storm Dual Slalom series, Worca Dirt Camp for Kids, Spokewomen camp, Adidas 5 peak running series final, the Skateboard Jam and much more
Come and join us in Whistler for the two most exciting 10 days of the summer in Whistler.
For information call the race line at 604 905 3039 or check our websites at www.summersession.com or www.canadiancyclist.com/whistler or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. You can register on-line via our secure server. (Note: there is only 1 week left for pre-registration! After that late fees will apply...)
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