June 15/97 19:50 pm - Canada Cup #3 Downhill, Thrift Drug, Norba DH, Dauphine Final, A Legend Dies
Posted by Editor on 06/15/97
Canada Cup #3, Bromont, Quebec - Downhill
Perfect weather conditions and, even better, no blackflies! This was the setting for the third downhill in the Canada Cup national series earlier today. The course was extremely technical in sections, with numerous switchbacks and a tunnel shortly before the end that forced riders to slow significantly before powering back up to speed. Damiann Skelton (Norco) was the womenâ€šs winner, beating Lorraine Blancher (OGC-Proflex) by over 4 seconds. In the menâ€šs race Quebec rider Frederic Poulin (the only Canadian male rider besides Andrew Shandro to compete on the World Cup circuit this year) beat out Eric Cseff (KHS) by over a second. We are still waiting for official results (all categories), but we will post them when they are received.
1. Damiann Skelton (Norco) 6:01.76
2. Lorraine Blancher (OGC-Proflex) 6:05.85
3. Chantal Boulianne (c.c. Bromont AVP) 6:13.28
4. Aleisha Kline (OGC-Proflex) 6:21.98
5. Fiona Donnan 6:25.61
1. Frederic Poulin 5:03.85
2. Eric Cseff (KHS) 5:05.03
3. Chris Buckrell (KHS) 5:11.56
4. Duane Nickull (Norco) 5:19.35
5. Mike Hirst 5:19.70
Junior Expert (shorter course than Elite)
1. Dustin Adams (Norco) 4:20.43
2. Shawn Litster (Rocky Mountain) 4:35.75
3. Francois Dube (Velosphere) 4:37.88
4. Dominick Menard 4:45.50
5. Stephan Lavoie (Beausoleil Santa) 4:48.73
I just wanted to say thanks alot for the great coverage of the races. Especially of Lac St-Jean. You really brought my spirits up when I saw the race posted, then to see my teammate win the time trial and be on the top of GC,thanks alot. I was supposed to be there racing with my team untill I sprained my ankle just a week ago. Two days before I was supposed to leave for the race. Keep up the great work and once again thanks for the big smile on my face.
Thrift Drug Classic, Pittsburgh
Men 250 km
1. Massimiliano Lelli (ITA) Saeco-Cannondale 5:54:50
2. Scott McGrory (AUS) Die Continentale at 0:11
3. Angelo Canzonieri (ITA) Saeco-Cannondale
4. Andrea Tafi (ITA), Mapei-GB
5. Tomas Konecny (CZE) ZVVZ-Giant
6. Gilberto Zattoni (ITA) Amore & Vita
7. Cezary Zamana (POL) MrÃ³z
8. Bart Bowen (USA) Saturn
9. Frank McCormack (USA) Saturn
10. Jonathan Vaughters (USA) Comptel-Colorado Cyclist all s.t.
Women 93 km
1. Edita Pucinskaite (ITA) Dream Team 2:27:43
2. Rasa Polikevieciute (LTU)
3. Karen Kurreck (USA)
4. Kendra Wenzel (USA)
5. Dede Demet (USA) Saturn all s.t.
16. Sophie St Jacques CAN at 1:20
18. Sue Palmer CAN Saturn s.t.
NORBA Nationals #3 Downhill, Silver Springs, Pennsylvania
1. Steve Peat (GT) 3:07.52
2. Oscar Saiz (Volvo/Cannondale) 3:07.96
3. Shaun Palmer (Mt. Dew/Specialized) 3:10.41
4. John Tomac (Giant) 3:10.48
5. David Watson CAN (Rocky Mountain) 3:14.06
1. Mikki Douglass (Mt. Dew Specialized) 3:56.81
2. Katrina Miller (KHS-Arnette) 4:08.32
3. Lisa Sher (Nautilus/Barracuda) 4:09.99
4. Marla Streb (Marin) 4:17.86
5. Kim Sonier (Volvo/Cannondale) 4:17.88
In the series points standings, Elladee Brown (Rocky Mountain) is 8th, and David Watson is 10th.
Dauphine Libere, France
Stage 7 (Final stage), Briancon to Chambery - 182 km
1. AndreÃ¯ Teteriouk (Kaz) Lotto) 4:36:09
2. Davide Rebellin (Ita) Francaise des Jeux at 0:43
3. FranÃ§ois Simon (Fra) Gan
4. Jean-Cyril Robin (Fra) US Postal
5. Udo Bolts (All) Telekom all s.t.
6. Christophe Moreau (Fra) Festina 1:35
7. Michael Boogerd (P-B) Rabobank s.t.
8. Georg Totschnig (Aut) Telekom 1:37
9. Richard Virenque (Fra) Festina 1:39
10. Abraham Olano (Esp) Banesto 2:05
Olano crashed, flatted and had pedal problems, allowing Udo Bolts to take the overall lead.
1. Bolts 30:49:58
2. Olano at 0:12
3. Robin 1:42
4. Boogerd 2:00
5. Teteriouk 4:09
6. Simon 4:12
7. Moreau 4:17
8. Viatcheslav Ekimov (Rus) US Postal 5:03
9. Mikel Zarabeitia (Esp) Once 6:26
10. Manuel Beltran (Esp) Banesto 7:58
A Legend Dies
Our good friend John W. Hathaway, born in Coventry, England, on January 13, 1925, passed away peacefully at Burnaby General Hospital, on Friday, June 6, 1997.
John's list of cycling accomplishments was too long to recount, but suffice it to say that he cycled around the world twice (or almost, if it hadn't been for crashes, etc.), was the first BC rider to enter Paris-Brest-Paris, and set a Trans-Canada cycling record (1957) which endured for 20 years. He was a life member of the Vancouver Bicycle Club, and was also a stalwart of the Coventry Meteors, and a long-time member of Cycling B.C. and the organizations that preceded it (BABC, BCCA, etc.).
My good friend Bietta Harritz, who is co-executor of his estate, asked me to pass the word along.
Past President, BABC, 1981-83
Past VP, Brevets Randonneurs Mondiaux
Paris-Brest-Paris brevet, 1979
P.S.: If you cannot attend the service and wish to send a greeting by e- mail, post or fax, here is my address:
3550 Fleming Street
Vancouver, B.C. V5N 3V8
Home telephone: 604-874-5229
Home fax: 604-874-1717
Work fax: 604-737-3141
Tuesday, June 17, 2 PM (*)
Cliff Avenue United Church
1600 Cliff Avenue (near Halifax & Duthie)
(prefer e-mail, or: Bietta 604-874-4434; if busy, Gerry: 604-874-5229)
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Margaret Hathaway to: The Canadian Diabetes Association, and/or the Canadian National Institute for the Blind; or in memory of John W. Hathaway to: The Canadian Cancer Society or any bicycling-related charity.
...and the wake:
Tuesday, June 17, 3:30 PM onwards
Fogg 'n Suds Restaurant
7090 Lougheed Hwy (near Bainbridge Ave.)