November 9/97 18:28 pm - OCA Coaching Position, Nova Scotia News, Furtado Retires
Posted by Editor on 11/9/97
Provincial Mountain Bike Coach, Ontario Cycling Association
The O.C.A. has the position of Mountain Bike Development Coach open to applicants. The focus of the coach is cadet, junior and senior athlete development. The contract will include running athlete development camps and clinics, coaching courses, and Ontario Mountain Bike Team training programs and projects. We are searching for applicants with a high level of coaching certification and practical experience. Please send or fax cover letter and resumes to Tim Farrar, Ontario Cycling Association. 1185 Eglinton Ave East, North York, Ontario M3C 3C6, fax (416) 426-7243.
The current coach - Glen Meeuwisse - has decided to step down, due to "increasing family commitments". Among the athletes Glen worked with was Ritchey pro Chrissy Redden. He will continue to work with some athletes, developing training programs. If you think that you have what it takes to fill these big shoes, send a resume in to the OCA.
Nova Scotia News
(courtesy Randy Gray)
Hey Mountain Bikers!!!!!! THE BICYCLE NOVA SCOTIA MOUNTAIN BIKE COMMITTEE INVITES ALL MEMBERS (and their family and friends) TO THE SECOND ANNUAL MOUNTAIN BIKE AWARDS BANQUET. LOCATION: KING'S PALACE, 6140 QUINPOOL ROAD (Private meeting/convention room will be set aside for us). DATE: SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16TH. TIME: 6PM (DINNER AT SIX, AWARDS AT SEVEN). FOOD: BUFFET hmmm yum! ($10.95) or regular menu items available
AWARDS FOR FIRST PLACE IN THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES: SENIOR EXPERT MEN, SENIOR EXPERT WOMEN, JUNIOR EXPERT MEN, MASTER SPORT MEN, VETERAN SPORT MEN, SENIOR SPORT MEN, SENIOR SPORT WOMEN, JUNIOR SPORT MEN, CADET MEN, Best Attendance Awards, Honorable Mentions (and DisHonorable Mentions)
Contact: TRACY GRAY @(902)477-1888 FOR MORE INFO Come attend the BNS AGM, go for a ride on a local trail, then head to King's Palace for awards and food.
Coming tomorrow - Nova Scotia season wrap-up (Attention other Provinces - you can send us this stuff too!)
Juli Furtado, mountain biking's first dominant cross country racer, has announced her retirement. Furtado was the 1990 Cross Country World Champion, and the 1992 Downhill World Champion (a double win that has never been equalled). Until 1996, Furtado was unrivalled on the World Cup circuit. Canada's Alison Sydor was the first to really push Furtado, and the Atlanta Olympics mountain bike race was expected to be showdown between these two riders. However, Furtado's results started to suffer early in the `96 season, and she struggled all last season and this past one. For almost a year the GT sponsored rider would see her results seesaw from first to barely being able to finish. Finally, it was discovered that she was suffering from Lupus (a disease affecting the cardiopulmonary and musculoskeletal systems). At a press conference announcing her retirement, Furtado said: I did not want to go through another...year, where one weekend I could win a World Cup and the next weekend I was half an hour back, stopping." Furtado will continue to work with GT, probably in a PR/Marketing role.