October 19/01 8:58 am - Gears Team 2002, Birthday
Posted by Editor on 10/19/01
Gears Racing Team 2002
Toronto, Canada, October 18, 2001: Mr. Mark S. Bonham, Chairman, and Mr. Kevin Wallace, President, of the Gears Racing Institute ("GRI") are today very pleased to announce the Gears Racing Mountain Bike Team for the year 2002. The complete list of racers signed to the team to date is listed below.
"We are very excited about the composition of the Gears Racing Team for 2002", stated Kevin Wallace. "The returning racers, and the new racers we have signed on, are of the highest quality and represent some of the best mountain bike athletes in Canada today. Our pledge as a racing organization is to give them the best racing support needed to give them the confidence required to meet their individual goals in mountain bike racing."
In forming the team, management took the objective of attracting seasoned and experienced athletes to act as professional spokespeople for the team, while at the same time filling a role as mentor to the younger up-and-coming racers. "For example, we have attracted the quality and experience of Trish Sinclair to match with the exciting group of Kiara Bisaro, Claire Hall-Patch, Sue Trimble, and Danelle Kabush on the woman's side of the team," Kevin stated. "On the men's side, we have the experience of Mathieu Toulouse, Julian Hine, and Greg Reain to work with rising superstars Ricky Federau, Adam Coates, Ryan Savoy, Frederic Bussieres, and Michael Dennis. These are very powerful combinations that will not only enhance the competencies of each of the racers, but also help to grow a group of quality mountain bike racers to represent Canada for next year and well into the future."
"This strategy sets us apart from many of the other trade teams in Canada", added Mark Bonham. "As a non-profit organization, with a capital base that provides its operating income, we are dedicated to developing Olympic-quality athletes for Canada through a broad development program. Rather than limiting our support to a few superstar racers, we have attempted to build a broad mix of experience and rising talent. In this context, we welcome these athletes into the GRI family and will do everything we can to provide them with the support they need to continue building on the superb results of other Canadian mountain bikers."
The GRI will shortly announce the composition of the Gears Racing Road Team, Gears Racing Adventure Racing Team, and the Gears Racing Triathlon Team. The Gears Racing Institute is a specialist foundation created to identify and develop world-class competitive mountain bikers for Canada. The entry of mountain bike racing to the Olympic Games has created the need for a defined and progressive development program to encourage young Canadians to pursue the sport as a competitive option in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. It is anticipated that the success of the program and its participants will instill a sense of national pride and interest in the sport of mountain biking and cycling in general. For more information, visit www.gearsracing.com.
|Division/Name|| Notable Racing Accomplishments|
|North American Male, Senior:|
|Mathieu Toulouse|| First Place, Pro-Elite Men, Canada Cup Series 2001|
|Julian Hine||Fifth Place, Pro-Elite Men, Canada Cup Series 2001|
|Ricky Federeau||Seventh Place, Pro-Elite Men, Canada Cup Series 2001|
|North American Male, Junior:|
|Frederic Bussieres|| First Place, Junior Expert Men, Canada Cup Series 2001|
|Adam Coates||Gold Medal, Team Relay, World Championships 2001|
Saskatchewan Athlete of the Month, September 2001
|North American Female:|
|Trish Sinclair||Second Place, Pro-Elite Women, Canada Cup Series 2001|
|Kiara Bisaro|| First Place, Pro-Elite Women, Canada Cup Series 2001|
Tenth Place, World Championships 2001
|Greg Reain|| Third Place, Pro-Elite Men, Ontario Cup Series 2001|
|Michael Dennis||First Place, Pro-Elite Men, Ontario Cup Series 2001|
|Ryan Savoy|| Various, Canada Cup, Ontario Cup Series 2001|
|Sue Trimble||First Place, Pro-Elite Women, Ontario Cup Series 2001|
Gold Medal, Women, Canada Summer Games 2001
|Claire Patch-Hall||Top Espoir, Tour of Willamette Road Race, 2001|
1st GC, Tour of Delta Road Race, 2001
5th Place, Mont Tremblant Canada Cup, 2001
|Ontario Provincial Male:|
|Craig Hawkes|| Ninth Place, Pro-Elite Men, Ontario Cup Series 2001|
|Kevin Haviland||Various, Ontario Cup, 2001|
|Paul Skafel||Various, Ontario Cup, 2001|
|Shawn Ito|| Various, Ontario Cup, 2001|
|Ontario Provincial Female:|
|Danelle Kabush||Third Place, Pro-Elite Women, Ontario Cup Series 2001|
|Ontario Provincial, Junior:|
|Tyler Savoy||4th Place, Cadet Expert Male, Ontario Cup Series 2001|
|Paul Brown|| 14th Place, Junior Expert Male, Ontario Cup Series 2001|
|Cameron Mackenzie||First Place, Junior Sport Male, Ontario Cup Series 2001|
|Andrew White|| Various, Ontario Cup Series, 2001|
Kevin Wallace, President
Ira Kargel, Vice-President
Ron Vanderleeuw, Team Captain/Head Mechanic
Ryan Hindmarsh, Training/Development Manager
Happy Birthday To...
Matt Hansen, today.