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January 31/03 11:36 am - Bessette in Italy, BC Super Cycle Week Info, Job in New Zealand, Coaches Wanted, Alberta News, Wherry Joins Navigators


Posted by Editoress on 01/31/03
 

Bessette 3rd in Europe

Lyne Bessette raced at Coppa Consorzio Artigiania in Peze de Greco, Italy last Sunday (January 26th) as a tune up for the World Championships this weekend. The course was very, very muddy - Lyne fell 3 times during the first lap and dropped well off the leaders. After 2 bike changes and a huge effort, Lyne managed to get back into position to take 3rd place.


BC Super Cycle Week Dates Announced

Tour de Delta - July 18-20th, 2003
Website: www.tourdedelta.bc.ca
Info line: 604-952-3545
Email: tourdedelta@corp.delta.bc.ca

Tour de Gastown Steamworks
July 23, 2003
Website: www.tourdegastown.com
E-mail: gastown@pacegroup.com
Phone: 604.646.3564

Tour de White Rock
July 25-27, 2003
Website: www.city.whiterock.bc.ca
E-mail: recreation@city.whiterock.bc.ca
Phone: 604.541.2161

Registration for all BC Super Cycle Week Events is done through the White Rock Leisure Services Office. Download the registration form from any of the above websites - mail or fax back with payment.

All participants in the 2002 Tour de Delta or Tour de White Rock, will receive registration forms (by mail) for the BC Cycle Week Events by May. Participants who have moved or did not participate last year, call or email and a form will be mailed.


Registration is also available by phone: call during office hours to register for all BC Super Cycling Week Events. (Registration form does not need to be faxed/mailed if you register by phone)

Monday-Thursday: 8:30am-7:00pm (PST)
Friday: 8:30am-4: 30pm (PST)
Saturday: 9:00am-4:00pm (PST)

Registration Office
Phone: 604.541.2161
Fax: 604.541.2176
Mail:
White Rock Leisure Services
C/O City of White Rock
15322 Buena Vista Avenue
White Rock, BC V4B 1Y6


Job in New Zealand

The New Zealand Academy of Sport (NZAS) is seeking a Performance Director for cycling.

Interested persons should contact Tim Mahon tim.mahon@nzas.org.nz
www.nzas.org.nz.


Female Coaches Wanted

Women interested in teaching/ coaching women's mountain bike camps and lessons at Canada Olympic Park, Calgary's only Mountain Bike park.

Freeride, Dowhill and XC coaches are needed.

Any interested parties should call (403) 247-5457 or jradke@coda.ab.ca for more info.

COP will train any new teachers and super riding skill are not a necessity, personality and people skills are more important


News from Alberta
Courtesy ABA

cp Walsh to appear on CBC Radio 2!

Reknowned Alberta bikeshevik and radio host cp Walsh takes to the national airwaves this weekend on CBC Radio 2's new music program Radiosonic. cp is well known to the Alberta cycling community as organizer of the Prairie Steamer Stage Race, (combining road, track, and mountain bike events) and the Bikeshevik Grand Prix Track Meet. He is also an accomplished cyclo-cross, road, and track racer, Racing Committee member, and President of the Synergy Racing Club. The Calgary cycling community knows cp as host of the weekly show "Bikesheviks Rule", heard each Wedesday on CJSW radio. Don't miss cp this Saturday, February 1 on CBC Radio 2, nation-wide from 7 - 10 pm. cp will be heard in the "escapader" hour from 9 - 10 pm, and claims to have actually ridden bicycles in Vancouver with host Grant Lawrence during production. Like what you hear? Please let the CBC know: info@radiosonic.com

Shell Canada donates to the ABA!

The ABA is pleased to announce it has recently received $3000 from the Shell Canada Community Services Fund. The funds will be used to purchase number plates for road and mountain bike, in addition to tyvek body numbers. The funds have been awarded to recognize and support Samantha Nicholson, Brian Licis, and Sean Huggins-Chan, all Shell Canada employees and valuable contributors to the ABA. Through the Community Service Fund, Shell Canada granted $430,000 to nearly 300 non-profit organizations across Canada in 2002.


Chris Wherry Joins Navigators
Courtesy Navigators Cycling Team

Chris Wherry has signed with The Navigators Cycling Team for the 2003 road-racing season. The 30-year old Boulder (Colorado) resident got in just under the wire as the team prepares for its training camp in Italy, which begins next week. Chris had one of his best seasons ever in 2002 with victories in several top domestic events such as the Saturn Classic, the Cascade Classic and the Tour of the Gila. He also had a strong race in one of the hardest 1-day events on the international calendar with a 2nd place finish in the First Union (now Wachovia) Invitational in Lancaster, PA.

Chris will be joining former teammate Henk Vogels on the Navigators squad, which also had a very strong 2002 season that included victories in 40 events including the USPRO First Union Championship in Philadelphia, Housatonic Classic, Chris Thater Memorial and the Arlington Cup. "I'm super stoked to have Chris on board" stated Team Director Ed Beamon. "He will fit right in with the rest of our team and his strength will certainly be an asset to our capabilities in all of the toughest events", he added. The addition of Chris Wherry brings the total number of riders to 14, with 10 of them returning from the 2002 roster.



 


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