Posted by Editoress on 03/19/02
Report From Trinidad
Courtesy Kurt Innes
The team has finished its first weekend of racing here in Trinidad, West Indies. The Southern Games (Saturday and Sunday), on the grass track were our first experience of the wild and crazy racing here in the Carribean.
Glen Rendall (Ottawa) and Ryan McKenzie (Calgary) raced international class. Ryan finished all races in the bunch, and Glen was very succesful over the first two days winning two medals. (2nd and 3rd places). Travis Smith (Calgary) and Joel Regimbald (Calgary) won two medals each in the Category 1 events over the two days of competition. Travis placed 1st in two events, with Joel placing 2nd and 3rd. Chris Bentley (Calgary) and Nick Corcoran (Calgary) also fared well in the opening weekend. Chris found a bit of either heat stroke, or problems with food/water on Sunday and spent the day in bed. He is doing well today, recovered from the day off yesterday.
The weather has been nice, raining quite a bit however. The guys rode to the track yesterday (50 KM ride) in the early afternoon. The temperature on the road was 37 degrees Celcius!
This week features a criterium on Wednesday, and then 3 days of racing this weekend. The international field this year features 12 countries, with 26 athletes. Most succesful athlete over the opening weekend was Jeff Hopkins (Australia). Jeff was the 1999 Junior World 1000 Meter Champion. He won 5 of 6 events this weekend and established himself as the rider to beat over the 4 week series.
This Trinidad event continues to serve as a fantastic spring time training and racing opportunity for Canadian Track Cyclists. The racing is fast, very tactical and often rough and aggressive. Many former world champions have used this event as their season opening preparation. The Canadian Team will continue to use this event to push our athletes towards world class standards as we lead up to the Athens Olympics in 2004.
If other riders would like to learn more about the racing and training opportunities available in Trinidad, West Indies please contact Kurt Innes (Canadian National Team Coach - firstname.lastname@example.org).
Head Coach, National Cycling Centre-Calgary
Residents Invited To Share Their Vision Of Brampton's Trails
Courtesy CCN Newswire
BRAMPTON (ON) Do you like cycling, walking, jogging on Brampton's trails? The City is inviting residents to have their say about planned improvements to City PathWays.
According to a 2001 Environics poll, two-thirds of Brampton residents use the City's seven trails, which include trails at Etobicoke Creek, Chinguacousy Park, Professor's Lake, Fletcher's Creek, Esker Lake, Credit River and West Humber River.
With interest in the City's trails so high, the City is inviting residents and regular trail users to attend any of the three public meetings coming up this week, including at:
Terry Miller Recreation Centre
1295 Williams Parkway
Tuesday, March 19
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Central Public School - Auditorium
24 Alexander Street
Wednesday, March 20
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Knightsbridge Community and Senior Citizens Centre - Auditorium
1 A Knightsbridge Road
Thursday, March 21
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Refreshments will be available at the three open house sessions. The City will update the community on the findings from the three open houses and explain how the PathWays team will use that information. For more details, visit the City's Web site at www.city.brampton.on.ca, or contact Joseph Lilly at 905-874-3359, or by e-mail at email@example.com
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