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January 5/01 2:28 am - Hughes Second, US Cutbacks, CC Awards Update

Posted by Editor on 01/5/01

Hughes Second

Clara Hughes followed up her 4th place finish in the 3000M at the Canadian Long Track Speed Skating Championships in Calgary with a second in the 5000M. Hughes' time of 7:13.69 was just over 2 seconds slower than winner Kristina Groves. The combined results were enough to bump her up to 7th in the overall standings after 4 events.

U.S. Cycling Cutbacks

USA Cycling has dropped both their women's road coach and endurance track coach after post-Olympic funding cuts led to a shortfall in the organization's budget. In total, nearly 20% of staff were laid off or did not have contracts renewed.

CC Awards

There is less than 5 days of voting left for the Canadian Cyclist of the Year awards. In the men's voting there is a fairly tight battle developing between Roland Green and Gord Fraser, while Alison Sydor has a considerable lead over Genevieve Jeanson and Chrissy Redden for the women's award. In the Individual Performance category, Roland Green has a strong lead over Jeanson, Geoff Kabush and Lori-Ann Muenzer. However, we have seen things turn around dramatically before, so it is too soon to call anyone a winner. Be sure to register your vote by Noon EST January 10th. Just click on the button at the top of the page.

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