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January 25/02 8:40 am - World Cup Schedule, Paris-Nice Cancelled, BC Coaching Courses, Qatar


Posted by Editor on 01/25/02
 

UCI Finalizes World Cup Schedule

The UCI has finalized the Mountain Bike World Cup schedule, after months of uncertainty. There will be 6 Downhill/4-Cross events, but only 5 cross-country races - thelowest number ever.

The schedule was first thrown into confusion when Arai, Japan (DH / 4-Cross) and Leysin, Switzerland (XC / DH / 4-Cross) were cancelled. After much hemming and hawing, Fort Williams, Scotland and Telluride, Colorado were added for Downhill and 4-Cross. However, nothing was added for cross-country, despite Telluride organizer Galeforce and Canadian organizer Gestev (to do the race at Lake Placid) both offering to do the event.

The problem is that after the UCI cancelled Leysin, a number of European cross-country events were scheduled. If a cross-country race was added, it would conflict with thtese events. So, the decision was made to drop the 6th event. There are clear reasons for doing this, but it sets a very bad precedent when teams are going looking for sponsors. Sponsoring a team for a 5 race series is a harder sell.

The finalized schedule is as follows:

May 18-19 World Cup XC No. 1 Madrid, Spain
May 25-26 World Cup XC No. 2 Houffalize, Belgium
June 1-2 World Cup DH/4-X No. 1 Fort William, Scotland
June 8-9 World Cup DH/4-X No. 2 Maribor, Slovenia
June 29-30 World Cup XC/DH/4-X No. 3 Mont-Ste-Anne, Quebec
July 6-7 World Cup XC/DH/4-X No. 4 Grouse Mountain, British Columbia
July 13-14 World Cup DH/4-X No. 5 Telluride, Colorado
September 7-8 World Cup XC No. 5, DH/4-X No. 6 Les Gets, France


Canada remains the only country with 2 events in each discipline.


Paris-Nice Cancelled

One of the early season classic stage races, Paris-Nice, has been cancelled for 2002. Former Tour winner Laurent Fignon, owner of the race,and the owners of the Tour de France (who had offered to purchase the Paris-Nice from Fignon) could not come to terms. The race was scheduled to take place March 10-17. Fignon syas that he will have new financing in place by 2003.


NCCP Coach Courses in B.C.
Courtesy Cycling BC

All NCCP courses are instructed by Steve Lund. For more information, or to register, please contact Allan Prazsky, technical@cycling.bc.ca or (604) 737-3137.

Please note, in order to offer these courses, a minimum number of participants must be enrolled one week prior to the posted course dates.

NCCP Level 2 Methodology of Training
Date: February 2-3
Location: Vancouver
Cost: $150
Prerequisites: NCCP L1 Certification
This course is aimed at both road and off-road coaches.

NCCP Technical Level 1 Road
Date: February 23-24
Location: Vancouver
Cost: $145
Prerequisites: NCCP L1 Theory

NCCP Technical Level 1 Off-Road
Date: March 16-17
Location: Vancouver
Cost: $145
Prerequisites: NCCP L1 Theory

NCCP Technical Level 2 Road
Date: April 6-7
Location: Vancouver
Cost: $145
Prerequisites: NCCP L1 Theory, L2 Theory & L1 Technical

NCCP Technical Level 1 Off-Road
Date: April 13-14
Location: Vancouver Island
Cost: $145
Prerequisites: NCCP L1 Theory

NCCP Technical Level 1 Off-Road
Date: October 25-26
Location: Vancouver
Cost: $145
Prerequisites: NCCP L1 Theory

NCCP Technical Level 2 Off-Road
Date: November 16-17
Location: Vancouver
Cost: $145
Prerequisites: NCCP L1 Theory, L2 Theory & L1 Technical

ROAD LEARN TO RACE CLINICS
Learn to Race Clinics offer the novice cyclist everything they need to know to be able to go out and comfortably compete in an entry level road racing event. For more information, please contact Allan Prazsky at technical@cycling.bc.ca or (604) 737-3137.

A minimum number of participants must be enrolled one week prior to the posted course dates.

Preseason Learn to Road Race Clinic
Date: May 4-5
Location: Vancouver
Cost: $45
Minimum number of participants needed

Midseason Learn to Road Race Clinic
Dates: June 29-30 & July 27-28 (two clinics)
Location: Vancouver
Cost: $45
Minimum number of participants needed


Tour of Qatar

Stage 5 - Sealine Beach Resort to Doha 124 km

1 Thorsten Wilhelms (Ger) Team Coast 3:18:22
2 Rudi Kemna (Ned) Bankgiroloterij-Batavus
3 Luciano Pagliarini Mendonca (Bra) Lampre-Daikin
4 Guido Trenti (USA) Acqua e Sapone-Cantina Tollo
5 Michael Skelde (Den) Team Fakta
6 Wilfried Cretskens (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites
7 Vladimir Smirnov (Ltu) Team Colpack-Astro
8 Alexandre Chouffe (Fra) St Quentin-Oktos
9 Damien Nazon (Fra) Bonjour
10 Sebastiano Scotti (Ita) Alexia Alluminio
11 Magnus Backstedt (Swe) Team Fakta
12 Jean-Patrick Nazon (Fra) La Francaise Des Jeux
13 Gianluca Bortolami (Ita) Tacconi Sport-Vini Caldirola
14 Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Domo-Farm Frites
15 Laurent Jalabert (Fra) CSC Tiscali
16 Jan Ullrich (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom
17 Christophe Capelle (Fra) Bigmat.Auber 93
18 Roman Peter (Sui) St Quentin-Oktos
19 Christophe Mengin (Fra) La Francaise Des Jeux
20 Paolo Bossoni (Ita) Tacconi Sport-Vini Caldirola

26 Johan Museeuw (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites
31 Franck Vandenbroucke (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites all s.t.

Final GC

1 Thorsten Wilhelms (Ger) Team Coast 16:01:35
2 Damien Nazon (Fra) Bonjour at 0:05
3 Rudi Kemna (Ned) Bankgiroloterij-Batavus 0:14
4 Magnus Backstedt (Swe) Team Fakta s.t.
5 Laurent Jalabert (Fra) CSC-Tiscali 0:19
6 Christophe Mengin (Fra) La Francaise Des Jeux 0:20
7 Christophe Capelle (Fra) Bigmat.Auber 93 0:22
8 Guido Trenti (USA) Acqua e Sapone-Cantina Tollo 0:23
9 Gianluca Bortolami (Ita) Tacconi Sport-Vini Caldirola s.t.
10 Alexandre Chouffe (Fra) St Quentin-Oktos 0:24


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