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April 22/00 10:53 am - Zabel Takes Amstel, Ontario Track, University MTB Council, Paris Ride

Posted by Editor on 04/22/00

Amstel Gold - World Cup #5

Erik Zabel (Telekom) has won his second World Cup of the season, and solidified his overall lead in the standings. Zabel won in a sprint over a small group of about 18 riders. Michael Boogerd (Rabobank) was second, followed by Markus Zberg (Rabobank), Romans Vainsteins (Vini Caldirola) and Hendrik Van Dyck (Palmans). Results to follow.

Ontario Track League
(courtesy Nigel Roberts)

Date: April 29th
Registration: 12:30 pm
Entry Fee: $10
Start: 1:00 pm
Events: Flying 200m, Devil (last rider out every other lap), 500m Handicap Sprints, 20 Lap scratch, match sprint, and others depending on time.

Directions to Wind-Del Community Park from Toronto

Take QEW and 403 through Hamilton to the top of Hamilton Mountain at Ancaster. Leave Hwy 403 and join Hwy #2 toward Brantford. At Brant Road #18, turn left (you will see the Pancake House straight ahead on Hwy #2 and you turn just before that). Follow Brant Road #18 for 8kms to Brant County Road #4 and turn left. Keep on #4 for about 11 kms. and cross Brant County Road #24 at Oakland. Continue to Scotland to the junction of Hwy. #24 after 3kms. Turn left onto Hwy #24 and immediately right at the fork onto Brant County Road #4. Continue for 6.5kms through Vanessa and then another 5kms. to Haldimand Norfolk Road #25. Turn left and proceed for 5kms to Windham Centre. At the T junction, turn right onto RR #9. Take the first left back onto #25, cross the railway tracks and Wind-Del Community Park is on the left hand side.

If anybody requires any other information please call me at (519) 624-6149 or email at

Ontario University Mountain Bike Council
(courtesy Neil Ross)

University mountain bikers are excited to announce the establishment of the "Ontario University Mountain Bike Race Council" (OUMRC). This council is made up of energetic students and alumni from universities across the Province who currently participate in the "University Cup" mountain bike race series. The September / October race series has been growing in popularity over the past three years. These races are open to registered Ontario university students.

The council was formed to promote and ensure the continuation of the sport of varsity level cross-country mountain bike racing, allow better communication between schools, sharing of ideas and fiscal responsibility in regard to the University Cup Race Series. Although not yet an official OUA sport, mountain biking has been widely welcomed by many university sports programs and official status is rumored to be in the works...

David Wright (University of Toronto), Chairperson of the council, hopes to have representatives from all Ontario universities soon. The first meeting of the council was held last month at the University of Guelph. Representatives from 8 universities were in attendance. A pre-season budget and post-season cost analysis will be provided to all OUMRC representatives. The Council is now a registered non-profit organization affiliated with the Ontario Cycling Association.

(If you'd like information on the UofT's involvement you can contact Liz Hoffman - Dean of Athletics, UofT

For more information please visit the OUMRC link at the UofT Mountain Bike Team's Webpage:

Paris (Ontario) Bike Ride

April 30 - A very leisure bike ride for all ages. Approx. 25-30 km. ride consisting of rail trial, gravel road and side roads. Very quiet and relaxing. Helmets a must. Meet at the entrance to the Paris rail trial heading east (to Glenmorris). To view a map and if you have any questions, contact me at

Come have some fun.............


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