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March 22/01 1:09 am - Sea Otter Preview, Tirreno, U.S. Results, Birth Announcement


Posted by Editor on 03/22/01
 

Sea Otter About to Begin

We are sorry for the delay in publishing today - it has been a travel day, to Monterey, California for the start of the Sea Otter Classic tomorrow. We will be providing complete coverage through the next 4 days - road, cross-country, downhill and dual. Plus, Sea Otter is known for product intros and test goodies that are unveiled here. We will be trying to cover as much as possible between now and Sunday evening.

Tomorrow is the start of the 4 stage road event, with an individual time trial in the morning, and a criterium in the afternoon. Everything gets started at 9:00 am Pacific time, noon Eastern. The cross-country mountain bikers start on Friday with a time trial (the first of 3 stages over 3 days). The Dual finals are Saturday, and the Downhill Sunday.

Canada has good representation on the both the men's and women's sides, although some key players will be missing on the road. Roland Green will be racing mountain bike, so there is no chance of a repeat of his stellar ride at last weekend's Redlands Classic. All the other mountain bikers are missing also, including Ryder Hesjedal on the men's side and Chrissy Redden and Alison Sydor for the women (they are all here, just back on the dirt now).

Also missing will be last week's winner Genevieve Jeanson and her Rona team, plus Lyne Bessette (Saturn), who is out for about 6 weeks with a broken collarbone after her crash in stage 2 of Redlands. However, Canada will have Gord Fraser (Mercury), Michael Barry and Eric Wohlberg for Saturn, Mark Walters (Navigators), Charles Dione and Andrew Randell (7 Up/Colorado Cyclist), plus Dom Perras and Cory Lange (Marco Polo), Nat Faulkner (Kissena), and Svein Tuft, Jesse Keefer and Tony Zarsadias (Broadmark Captial). For the women it will be the Intersports team, Kim Davidge and possibly Clara Hughes for Saturn, Annie Gariepy on Autotrader.com, and Sue Palmer-Komar with Jane Cosmetics. Some riders are tentative, since final start lists were not available at this time.

The time trial is significantly tougher than in previous years - a 17 mile loop with 1950' feet of total climbing. The riders start and finish at the Laguna Speedway motor track, with a very nasty climb to the finish, which reaches a maximum of 16%! It will be interesting to see how Clara Hughes does (if she starts).


Tirreno-Adriatico, Italy

Stage 8 - San Benedetto Del Tronto 161 km

1 Endrio Leoni (Ita) Alessio 4:28:57
2 Miguel Angel Meza (Mex) Team Colpack
3 Erik Zabel (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom
4 Gabriele Colombo (Ita) Cantina Tollo Acqua & Sapone
5 Stefano Zanini (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step
6 Steven De Jongh (Ned) Rabobank
7 Marco Zanotti (Ita) Liquigas-Pata
8 Jan Svorada (Cze) Lampre-Daikin
9 Nicola Minali (Ita) Tacconi Sport-Vini Caldirola
10 Gabriele Balducci (Ita) Tacconi Sport-Vini Caldirola

12 Stephane Barthe (Fra) U.S. Postal Service
15 Mario Cipollini (Ita) Saeco Macchine Per Caffe
23 Fred Rodriguez (USA) Domo-Farm Frites
25 George Hincapie (USA) U.S. Postal Service
32 Guido Trenti (USA) Cantina Tollo Acqua & Sapone
35 Michael Boogerd (Ned) Rabobank
50 Christian Vandevelde (USA) U.S. Postal Service
71 Cedric Vasseur (Fra) U.S. Postal Service
79 Abraham Olano (Esp) O.N.C.E.
84 Francesco Casagrande (Ita) Fassa Bortolo
86 Romans Vainsteins (Lat) Domo-Farm Frites
95 Johan Museeuw (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites all s:t:
126 Vjatceslav Ekimov (Rus) U.S. Postal Service at 0:45
142 Steffen Kjaergaard (Nor) U.S. Postal Service 0:52
143 Benoit Joachim (Lux) U.S. Postal Service s:t:
DNF David Clinger (USA) Festina
DNF Matthew White (Aus) US Postal Service

Final GC

1 Davide Rebellin (Ita) Liquigas-Pata 29:41:09
2 Gabriele Colombo (Ita) Cantina Tollo Acqua & Sapone
3 Michael Boogerd (Ned) Rabobank 0:03
4 Paolo Savoldelli (Ita) Saeco Macchine Per Caffe 0:06
5 David Plaza Romero (Esp) Festina 0:08
6 Roberto Petito (Ita) Fassa Bortolo 0:13
7 Oscar Camenzind (Sui) Lampre-Daikin 0:27
8 Beat Zberg (Sui) Rabobank 0:28
9 Carlos Sastre Candil (Esp) O.N.C.E. 0:34
10 Ruslan Ivanov (Mda) Alessio 0:35

13 Francesco Casagrande (Ita) Fassa Bortolo 0:43
14 Christian Vandevelde (USA) U.S. Postal Service 0:44
30 Cedric Vasseur (Fra) U.S. Postal Service 2:08
31 Abraham Olano (Esp) O.N.C.E. 2:17
35 Guido Trenti (USA) Cantina Tollo Acqua & Sapone 2:27
44 Romans Vainsteins (Lat) Domo-Farm Frites 6:48
54 George Hincapie (USA) U.S. Postal Service 13:11
59 Erik Zabel (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom 16:17
81 Fred Rodriguez (USA) Domo-Farm Frites 25:08
83 Benoit Joachim (Lux) U.S. Postal Service 26:45
96 Vjatceslav Ekimov (Rus) U.S. Postal Service 35:33
97 Johan Museeuw (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites 35:45
119 Steffen Kjaergaard (Nor) U.S. Postal Service 50:00
123 Stephane Barthe (Fra) U.S. Postal Service 51:23
128 Mario Cipollini (Ita) Saeco Macchine Per Caffe 53:13


Gill, Massachusetts, USA
(courtesy Donald Addison)

Cat Pro, 1-2, 54 miles

1 Chris Peck Wheelworks - Cannondale 2:13:44
2 Carl Dessurealt UB Saeco Canada s.t.
3 Keith Berger CVC-Pig Iron at 3;54
4 Adam Hodges Myerson GS Mengoni
5 Joshua Gerwitz NECSA-Fraysee's
6 David Dulude UB Saeco Canada
7 Todd Bowden CVC-Pig Iron
8 Curt Hackler CVC-Pig Iron
9 Kyle Gates Boston Bicycle Club
10 Steve Roszko NCC-BikeReg.com
11 Curt Davis Wheelworks - Cannondale
12 Richard Foley Laurel Bicycle Club
13 Matthew Hawkins Team Grimace
14 Aaron Applebaum BCA - Tosk
15 Amos Brumble CCB - Volkswagen
16 Jeff Conrad ABD Cycling Club
17 Steve Lombardo State Line Cycles
18 David Rusnak Peerless
19 Mark Addison UB Saeco Canada
20 Laura Shuford Trek


A New Baron

Doug and Lynn Baron are to be congratulated on the birth of their first child, daughter Cassandra, yesterday.

 


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