Posted by Editor on 07/24/01
Tour de France
Stage 15 - Pau to Lavaur 232.5 km
1 Rik Verbrugghe (Bel) Lotto-Adecco 5:16:21
2 Marco Pinotti (Ita) Lampre-Daikin s.t.
3 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Fassa Bortolo 0:06
4 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Bonjour
5 Nico Mattan (Bel) Cofidis
6 Nicolas Jalabert (Fra) CSC - Tiscali
7 Michael Boogerd (Ned) Rabobank
8 Franck Bouyer (Fra) Bonjour
9 Marco Serpellini (Ita) Lampre-Daikin
10 Daniele Nardello (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step
11 Felix Rafael Cardenas (Col) Kelme-Costa Blanca
12 Javier Pascual Rodriguez (Esp) iBanesto.com
13 Bobby Julich (USA) Credit Agricole
14 Benoit Salmon (Fra) Ag2R-Prevoyance
15 Laurent Brochard (Fra) Jean Delatour
16 Jorg Jaksche (Ger) ONCE-Eroski
17 Pascal Lino (Fra) Festina
18 Erik Dekker (Ned) Rabobank
19 Gilles Bouvard (Fra) Jean Delatour
20 Daniel Schnider (Sui) Francaise Des Jeux
21 Stephane Goubert (Fra) Jean Delatour
22 Jens Heppner (Ger) Telekom
23 Steve Vermaut (Bel) Lotto-Adecco all s.t.
24 Franck Renier (Fra) Bonjour 0:10
25 Matteo Tossato (Ita) Fassa Bortolo 0:20
1 Lance Armstrong (USA) US Postal Service
2 Jan Ullrich (Ger) Telekom at 5:05
3 Andrei Kivilev (Kaz) Cofidis 5:13
4 Joseba Beloki (Esp) ONCE-Eroski 6:33
5 Francois Simon (Fra) Bonjour 10:54
6 Igor Gonzalez De Galdeano (Esp) ONCE-Eroski 12:04
7 Oscar Sevilla (Esp) Kelme-Costa Blanca 13:55
8 Michael Boogerd (Ned) Rabobank 16:17
9 Santiago Botero (Col) Kelme-Costa Blanca 17:49
10 Marcos Serrano (Esp) ONCE-Eroski 19:20
La Bicicletta Midweek Novice Series 2001
Sponsors: Schwinn Canada, Trillium Foundation, City of Mississauga
Event # 11 01 07 23 Hershey Centre 47.6 km avg:39.7 km/h
Conditions: Hot, Hazy 27 deg C, Wind: SW 13 km/h
1. Shane Ferreira - Madonna Cat. 3 1:12:00
2. Steve Hamilton - Madonna Master C st.
3. Gord Avann - Cyclepath Nwmkt Master B st.
4. Danny Kahan Cat. 3 st.
5. Daniel Rafique - CRCA Cat. 3 st.
6. Hank Verhoven - Midweek CC Cat. 3 at 2"
7. Jeff Frood - D'Ornellas Cat. 3 st.
8. Hugh Carter - Madonna Cat. 3 st.
9. Domenic Rocca - Midweek CC Master B at 1 lap
10.Peter Rodrigues - Mississauga Master B st.
11.Noah Ramsey - D'Ornellas Junior st.
16 Starters - 13 Finishers
Event 11: for the second week in a row heavy rains early in the day diminished the field for the Monday Night race but racers that showed up were treated to sunny skies and dry roads. This week we were lucky to welcome a number of young newcomers to the Midweek Novice Race Series. This series is probably one of the smoothest ways for newcomers to enter into the oftentimes difficult to penetrate sport of road racing. This week's race saw freqent Monday night animator Shane Ferreira of Madonna Wheelers finally crack the top spot after numerous attempts in the past weeks. Shane failed in his numerous attempts to break the field apart but did conserve his strength to take the finishing sprint. Madonna teamate Steve Hamilton came in second and Cyclepath Newmarket's Master Gord Avann rounded out the top three.
Announcement: Madonna Wheelers will be having their annual criterium Sunday Aug. 26, 2001. The event is open to all novices, masters, Sr3 and women. Check midweek.wox.org for details or e-mail: email@example.com.
Thanks to rider coach Pierre Perrin and to Peter McCaffery for help with putting on the race and to the riders and volunteers for helping set up and take down the course and acting as lap counters course sweepers and bell-ringers.
Thanks to Sponsors La Bicicletta and Schwinn Canada for prizes and continued support.
**Note: The will be NO NOVICE RACE August 6th and Aug 13th.
The national road championships begin tomorrow with the time trials. We will begin our live coverage tomorrow afternoon.
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