Posted by Editor on 12/10/02
I noticed that in an October 30 story on your website about the Steamworks Tour de Gastown (which I watched this past summer - excellent event and great racing) it is stated that: "Returning as title sponsor for 2003 is Steamworks Brewing Co., which, with the production of its limited edition Skinny Tire Beer, made the Steamworks Tour de Gastown the only bike race in North America to have its own beer."
I thought you should be made aware that the Squamish Test of Metal mountain bike race (www.testofmetal.com) has had its own beer for the past several years. The Howe Sound Inn and Brewing Company of Squamish, one of the event's long-time and key sponsors, every year for the Test of Metal brews the limited edition Mettle Man Honey Hemp Ale.
Editor's Note: Whenever I am in the area I make a point of stopping in at the Howe Sound Inn for some of their excellent beer. The Pilsener Plunge variety is listed on our Editorial Beers page.
Verge New England 'Cross Series Final - Merrimack, NH
December 8, 2002
1. Jodi Groesbeck (Putney-West Hill) 38:36
2. Shauna Gillies-Smith (Gearworks-SRP) at 0:30
3. Kathryn Roszko (NCC-BikeReg.com) 0:48
4. Anna Milkowski (Gearworks-SRP) 0:54
5. Marianne Stover (Gearworks-SRP) 1:07
1. Marc Gullickson (Mongoose-Hyundai) 58:28
2. Mark McCormack (Saturn) at 0:46
3. Josh Anthony (Cyclocrossworld.com U23) 1:26
4. Justin Lillie (Trek-VW) 1:31
5. Johannes Huseby (Independent Fabrication-CCB-VW) 1:47
Series Final Overall GC
1 Marc Gullickson (Mongoose/Hyundai)
2 Mark McCormack (Saturn)
3 Johannes Huseby (Independent Fabrication)
4 U23 Josh Anthony (Cyclocrossworld.com)
5 U23 Adam Craig (Giant)
15 Peter Wedge (Kona)
1 Mary McConneloug (Seven Cycles)
2 Shauna Gillies-Smith (Gearworks/SRP)
3 Jodi Groesbeck (Putney/Westhill)
4 Anna Milkowski (Gearworks/SRP)
5 Carmen D'Alusio (Clif Bar)
16 Lyne Bessette (Cyclocrossworld.com)
The Canadian Cycling Association presented awards at the AGM this past weekend (December 7-8).
Organizer of the Year - Grand Prix Cycliste de BeauceÃ‚Â· Presented to the organizer of an event which exemplifies outstanding coordination and exposure for the sport
Official of the Year - Randy Wiser (SK)Ã‚Â· To recognize a cycling commissaire for overall proficiency and contribution to cycling
Canada Cup Event of the Year - Fernie Alpine ResortÃ‚Â· To recognize the overall mountain bike Canada Cup of the year
Torchy Peden Award - Alberta Cycling AssociationÃ‚Â· To recognize a Province/Territory for overall success of contribution to cycling. Alberta accepts Torchy Peden Award from CCA President Brian Jolly.
Russ Coupland - Max Plaxton, B.C.Ã‚Â· Awarded for the Best Junior performance - Max had outstanding achievements at Canadian Championships & Jr. Worlds and was 2nd at the Pan Am MTB Championships.
President's Trophy - Roland Green, B.C.Ã‚Â· Awarded to best overall athlete - For the second consecutive year, Roland is the XC World Champion. He also helped lead the Canadian Team Relay team to a second consecutive World Championship title. Roland won the Gold at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester, and placed 20th in the individual time trial at Road Worlds.
There were two special recognition awards made at the banquet, to Brian Jolly, who is stepping down as President of the CCA after 9 years, and to Yvan Waddell, who is stepping down as VP High Performance after 6 years. Both were instrumental in the development of Canada on the world stage of cycling. Two members of the Association were also recognized for their extensive service as volunteers, in this Year of the Volunteer - Brian Jolly and Louise Lalonde.
The CCA also introduced the new design for national championship medals (Photo). The only differences between the pin pictured and the actual medals will be that the medals are larger and will come in one solid colour.
Finally, an introduction to new CCA President Bill Kinash. Bill brings 30 years of cycling experience to the post, including many years on the previous Board as the Saskatchewan provincial President. He also chaired the committee that oversaw the development and implementation of the new governance structure.
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