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March 10/04 11:39 am - CC Sponsorship, Paris-Nice, Tirreno, Tour de Georgia, Canadians in U.S.


Posted by Editor on 03/10/04
 

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Paris-Nice - France

Stage 4 of the Paris-Nice has been cancelled, due to snow. The organizers decided first to shorten the stage, but then realized that snow was falling even on the shortened course. This is the second major race cancellation in the past two weeks, after the Omloop Het Volk was canncelled February 28th for the same reason.


Tirreno-Adriatico - Italy

Preliminary results

Stage 1 - Sabaudia 172km

1 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Fassa Bortolo 3:55:31
2 Erik Zabel (Ger) T-Mobile
3 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Gerolsteiner both s.t.


Tour de Georgia Update

The Tour de Georgia sent out a press release earlier which gave the impression that a number of national teams were invited to the April 20-25 race, but that Canada was not included on the list. We have spoken with Jackie Tyson at the Tour, and she has cleared up the misunderstanding.

The 16 teams that have been invited are all trade teams, with the sole exception of a USA Cycling Espoir squad. Tyson also said that 14 of the 16 teams invited have confirmed their participation. The committed teams are:

Division I

Landbouwkrediet ˆ Colnago (Denmark)
U.S. Postal Service, presented by Berry Floor
Team CSC (Denmark)

Division II

Barloworld-Androni Giocattoli (Italy)
Domina Vacanze (Italy)
Navigators Insurance

Division III

Colavita Olive Oil, presented by Bolla Wines
Health Net, presented by Maxxis
Jelly Belly/Aramark
Jittery Joe's Coffee
Ofoto/Lombardi Sports
Sierra Nevada
Webcor Builders

Most of the teams have not yet named their rosters for the race, but the biggest name is, of course, Lance Armstrong. According to Tyson, Bobby Julich is expected to be there for CSC. There should be a fair Canadian representation, with Gord Fraser (Health Net), Mark Walters (Navigators), Eric Wohlberg (Sierra Nevada) and Charles Dionne (Webcor) all likely to attend. Potentially, Michael Barry and/or Ryder Hesjedal could be on the US Postal squad.


Canadians in the U.S.
Courtesy Sébastien Aumais

Saturday March 6, 2004
BranchBrook Park, Newark N-J
Pro 1-2, 44 miles
1 Bobby Lea Team Fuji 1:37:54
2 Evgene Boronow G.S. Memgoni s.t.
3 Tyler Warren Colavita at 0:18

11 Marc-Wayne Addison SG/Espoir Laval 0:44
23 Andrew Leach SG/Espoir Laval 0:52


Sunday March 7, 2004
Bethel, CT
Pro 1-2
1 Brian Witz 1:19:14
2 Greg Wolf s.t.
3 Kevin Bouchard at 0:26

12 Marc-Wayne Addison SG/Espoir Laval s.t.

 


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