December 5/01 8:45 am - WOrld Cup Cancellation, Perras Signs, Gears 2002 Road Team, `Cross, Birthday
Posted by Editoress on 12/5/01
Leysin World Cup Cancelled
The Leysin (Switzerland) World Cup triple (XC, DH and 4-cross) scheduled for June 1-2 has been cancelled after a title sponsored pulled out, according to the UCI. The UCI is trying to arrange an alternate venue.
Perras Signs With IteamNova.com
Dominique Perras has officially signed with the new IteamNova, headed by former Linda McCartney rider David McKenzie. The team will start as a Divison III squad, but hopes to move up within a year.
David McKenzie (Australia)
Dominique Perras (Canada)
Jamie Drew (Australia)
Scott Guyton (New Zealand)
Russell Downing (Great Britain)
Alan Iacuone (Australia)
Trent Wilson (Australia)
Brett Lancaster (Australia)
Aaron Olson (USA)
Gears Racing Road Team for the year 2002
Courtesy Gears Racing
Toronto, Canada, December 4, 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 Road Team for the year 2002.
The GRI has adopted a development philosophy for 2002, choosing to support athletes who show great promise and potential by posting solid racing results early in their cycling careers.
Joining the team in 2002 will be Peter Sanowar, National espoir silver medallist (road race). Alongside Peter will be the Ontario provincial espoir road race champion Chris Isaac, National junior bronze medallist (ITT) and world championship participant Warren Tilbrook, and Matthew Kings, the Ontario provincial criterium bronze medallist.
Returning for their second year with the Gears Racing Road Team will be Stirling McArthur, Andrew Hickman, Chris Paton, Paul Hornak, and new recruits Piers Davidge and Jeff Weber.
Michael Moore will be returning to the squad for another year as Team Captain and Manager. Michael had a competitively rewarding year in 2001, becoming Ontario provincial pursuit and points race champion with several top ten finishes throughout the year. "It was a great season for all of the Gears racers, and we are looking forward with great enthusiasm to 2002," stated Michael. "A big addition this year is that we will be testing the abilities of our riders by providing them the opportunity to compete in larger fields at significant races in North America. These will include the Tour of SE Ohio, Fitchburg, Four Bridges of Elgin (espoir), the Canadian Nationals, Univest, and Green Mountain."
Kevin Wallace, president of the GRI, added, "we are pleased with the commitment of our athletes and look forward to the success of this expanded team. The GRI is fully committed to growing our road program in the upcoming seasons to a level where it will complement the abilities of our Mountain Bike Race Team."
The winners of the Canadian Nationals bronze medal in the tandem time trial, and participants in the European Championships, will also be returning to Gears Racing in 2002. Craig DeVeer and Richard Marsolais are looking to build on their experience and success as they build to the Para-Olympic games in 2004.
Gears Racing will continue their support of the Mississauga Bicycle Racing Club ("MBRC") in 2002. The MBRC is a club committed to the pursuit of Road, Track, and Cyclo-cross racing, as well as providing learn to race courses on an annual basis. Further information on the MBRC can be found at www.mbrc.org.
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 .
For further information: Mr. Kevin Wallace, GRI, (905) 271-2400.
2002 Gears Racing Road Team
Chris Isaac Espoir
Peter Sanowar Espoir
Warren Tillbrook Espoir
Matthew Kings Elite
Piers Davidge Elite
Stirling McArthur Elite
Paul Hornak Elite
Andrew Hickman Elite
Jeff Weber Elite
Michael M. Moore Elite
Christopher Paton Master 'A'
Craig DeVeer Tandem
Richard Marsolais Tandem
Verge New England Cyclo-cross Series - Wayland Cyclocross, Wayland, Massachusetts, December 1
Place Name Team Time
1 Tim Johnson Saturn 59:40
2 Todd Wells Mongoose st
3 Mark McCormack Saturn 59:44
4 Johannes Huseby Independent Fabrication/CCB st
5 Justin Spinelli Saeco st
6 Rob Hult st
7 Chris Peck Wheelworks/Cannondale 59:45
8 Michael T Broderick Jamba Juice 59:51
9 Kirk Albers Jelly Belly st
10 Jeff Leake NCC/BikeReg.com 1:01:08
1 Emily Thorne CyclocrossWorld.com/Empella 38:40
2 Mary McConneloug Jamba Juice 39:33
3 Jodi Groesbeck Putney/West Hill 40:14
4 Shauna Gillies-SmithGearworks/SRP 41:00
5 Kathryn Roszko BikeReg.com Cyclo-cross Team st
6 Elizabeth Coleman Sobe/Headshok 41:08
7 yvonne ilton verizon wireless 41:16
8 Katrina Davis Richard Sachs 41:50
9 Kathy Savary Midstate Cycling Club 41:57
10 Heather Peck Wheelworks/Cannondale 43:08
Happy Birthday to....Jacques Landry, National Development Coach