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November 6/99 11:37 am - Perras Euro Contract, Hardwood BMX, US Calendar, Ontario 'Cross

Posted by Editor on 11/6/99

Perras Signs Pro Contract

Dominique Perras, who was a stagiaire with the Swiss Post Team in Japan last week, just signed a contract with a new team that was to be revealed yesterday in Lausanne.

This new team will be in the 2nd division and will do major international races like Paris-Nice, Semaine Catalane (Spain), Tour de Normandie, Tour de Suisse, Tireno-Adriatico (Italy). Also, this new team will participate in other UCI races.

This team (we are still looking for its name !) will have Jean-Jacques Loup as manager, Jacques Michaud as athletic manager, many staff members who were with the Swiss Post Team like Chistian Charriere, Pierre Bourquenoud, Cedric Fragniere, Marcel Strauss, Roger Beuchat, and new riders like Mathias Buxhofer (Aut), Alexander Husof (Bielor.) et Jerome Delbove (ex-Cofidis, France).

Dominique Perras will be riding with the Canadian National Team in Japan, in 2 weeks.

Hardwood BMX Track Status

Hardwood Hills BMX Track is now roughed in. With snow on the ground now, this will be as far as it gets for the winter. Check out our website for full updates and pictures.

Glenn Meeuwisse

Mexican Fat Tire Festival

Hola! This is just a reminder to all of you Mountain Bike enthusiasts that TODAY Nov. 5th is the deadline date, to send your applications via regular mail, for the up-coming "Montana Grande" Fat Tire Fiesta, to take place on Nov. 12, 13 and 14 in Rosarito Beach, Mexico.

The next and last chance to pre-register and take advantage of the great discounts is Friday Nov. 12 at the "Hotel Corona Plaza" in Rosarito, where we'll have the Pool side Fiesta and Carbohydrates Dinner. By the way... speaking of the Hotel CORONA PLAZA, checkout their "Montana Grande" deals on accommodations:

Two nights, three days, two Continental breakfasts, secure parking and a Welcome Margarita for only $39 dlls. (based on double occupancy)

Also remember that you can download the application from our web site at

Any questions? please don't hesitate to contact us at

2000 U.S. Cycling Federation National Calendar
(courtesy USCF)

All events are for both men and women unless otherwise noted
+ Men only
* Women only
# UCI race

Date - Event - Location

Feb. 17-20 - Mclane Pacific Bicycle Classic - Merloe, Calif.
Feb. 25-27 - Another Dam Race - Parker, Ariz.
March 4-5 - Sequoia Cycling Classic - Sequoia, Calif.
#March 7-12 - Redlands Bicycle Classic - Redlands, Calif.
#March 16-18 - Sea Otter Classic - Monterey, Calif.
March 31-Apr. 2 - Redding Stage Race - Redding, Calif.
April 8 - BMC Software Lance Armstrong Criterium - Austin, Texas
April 11-16 - Tour of Willamette - Oregon
#+April 19-23 - Heritage Tour Stage Race - Greenville, S.C.
April 28 - First Charter National Bank Criterium - Shelby, N.C.
April 29 - Golden Pantry Twilight - Athens, Ga.
May 3-7 - Tour of the Gila - Silver City, N.M.
#May 14 - BMC Software Houston Grand Prix - Houston, Texas
May 18 - USCF Elite Time Trial National Championship/Olympic Trials - Jackson, Miss.
#May 18 - Trustmark Tour LeFleur Time Trial - Jackson, Miss.
May 20 - USCF Elite Road Race National Championship/Olympic Trials - Jackson, Miss.
May 28 - U.S. Postal Service Clarendon Cup - Arlington, Va.
May 29 - Tour of Somerville - Somerville, N.J.
#+May 30 - First Union Classic - Trenton, N.J.
#May 31 - Christiana Care Cup - Wilmington, Del.
#+June 1 - First Union Invitational - Lancaster, Pa.
#+June 4 - First Union USPRO Championships - Philadelphia, Pa.
#*June 4 - First Union Liberty Classic - Philadelphia, Pa.
June 6-11 - Atlantic Cup Classic - Massachusetts
#*June 7-18 - HP Women's Challenge - Idaho
June 14-18 - Tour of Southeast Ohio - Ohio
June 18 - Tour de Wings - St. Paul, Minn.
June 24 - BMC Software San Jose Grand Prix - San Jose, Calif.
June 25 - Nevada City Classic - Nevada City, Calif.
June 29-July 3 - Fitchburg-Longsjo Classic - Boston
July 7-9 Dayton Pro/AM Cycling Series Ohio
#July 9 Four Bridges of Elgin (espoir only), Elgin, Ill.
July 13-23 Tour of Ohio, Ohio
July 15 Red Zinger Classic Colorado
July 16 Niwot Criterium, Niwot, Colo.
July 20-23 Cascade Cycling Classic, Bend, Ore.
July 25-31 Wendy's Internat'l Cycling Classic, Hilliard, Ohio
Aug. 1-6 Tour de 'Toona, Altoona, Pa.
Aug. 5-13 Criterium Ohio (amateur only), Ohio
Aug. 13 Manhattan Beach Grand Prix Manhattan Beach, Calif.
Aug. 16-20 Tour of West Virginia, West Virginia
Aug. 19 Chicago Grand Prix, Downers Grove, Ill.
#+Aug. 20 USPRO Criterium Championships, Downers Grove, Ill.
Aug. 20 Elite Criterium National C'ships Downers Grove, Ill.
*Aug. 26 NYC Conde Nast Women's Challenge New York, N.Y.
Aug. 27 Chris Thater Memorial Criterium, Binghamton, N.Y.
Aug. 27 Hotter 'N Hell Hundred, Wichita Falls, Texas
Sept. 2-4 Killington Stage Race, Killington, Vt.
Sept. 10 Bear Mountain Road Race Harriman, N.Y.
Sept. 16 Univest Grand Prix (amateur only), Souderton, Pa.
Sept. 17 BMC Software Boston Grand Prix, Boston
Oct. 7 Michelin Classic, Greenville, S.C.
Oct. 14-15 Sunshine Cycling Classic Miami, Fla.

April 15-16 - TBA (cross-country only)
May 20-21 - Snow Summit, Calif.
June 17-18 - Mount Snow, Vt.
July 29-30 - Deer Valley, Utah
Aug. 5-6 - Crystal Mountain, Wash.
Sept. 9-10 - Mammoth Mountain, Calif. (Finals)

Southern Ontario 'Cross Schedule - revised

Sunday 7th. Nov. National Champs., Quebec
Sunday 14th. Nov. Provincial Champs, Oshawa
Sunday 21st. Nov. Woodstock, Leighton Davies 519 537 7311
Sunday 28th. Nov. West Deane Park, Peter McC 905 271 8300


There are only a couple of days left to register your opinion in our latest poll. The question is "Should Downhill receive equal funding and resources as Cross-country from cycling associations, despite not being an Olympic sport? "

So far, the nay sayers are double those in favour of DH funding.


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