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July 5/98 10:44 am - Canmore: reports and results


Posted by Editor on 07/5/98
 

.Report 1- 11:50 am MTN time

It is a beautiful sunny day as the riders await the start of todays World Cup #6. All of the top 20 men are in attendance with the exception of Lukas Stockli (SUI) Univega/Descente and Thomas Frischnecht (SUI) Ritchey.

Report 2- 12:.05 pm MTN time

And they are off. They will do a 1/2 lap (which includes „THE CHUTE‰, )and then head out for the first full lap of 5, making the race 5.5 laps long.

From the gun, current World Champion, Hubert Paulhuber, hoping for advantage, leads the charge.

For an overview of the course go here .

Report 3- 12:30 pm MTN time

They are going through „The Chute‰ for the first time. It is much muddier than yesterday due to some rain overnight. No one is riding, all are hiking their bikes up onto their shoulders and running, or sliding, down.

Canadians are, 25th Andreas Hestler, 32nd Chris Sheppard, 37th Seamus McGrath and 42nd Roland Green.

Report 4- 12:50 pm MTN time

There is now a lead group of 7 about 20 seconds away from the rest of the pack. This group includes the current top 3 in the rankings. Filip Meirhaeghe is the Specialized rider in the lead NOT Brentjens as earlier reported. Following Meirhaeghe is Van Dooren, Hoydahl, Pallhuber, Martinez, Cadel Evans and another rider whose name I could not hear over the screaming of the spectators watching this second trip down „the Chute‰.

Report 5- 1:00 pm MTN time

At the start of the 2nd lap the lead group is now 5: Meirhaeghe, Van Dooren, Hoydahl, Pallhuber, Martinez, with Cadel Evans and Luca Bramati about 20 seconds back. There is another group of 4 which includes Bart Brentjens about 1:15 behind the leaders and another group about 15 seconds back of them which includes Andreas Hestler.

Report 6- 1:25 pm MTN time

Beginning the third lap Meirhaeghe is off the front by about 45 seconds. The chase group contains Van Dooren, Hoydahl, Pallhuber, Martinez, Cadel Evans. Bramati has been dropped and is about 1:30 behind. At about 3:15 is the group that contains Brentjens.

Report 7 - 1:50 pm MTN time

Half way through the 3rd lap the leaders have all split up. Meirhaeghe is still off the front but his lead has dropped to 35 seconds. Behind him is Martinez chasing on his own. Cadel Evans is behind Martinez by about 20 seconds. Hoydahl and Van Dooren are about 1:15 back of Meirhaegh, with Pallhuber in 6th at 1:50.

Kirk Molday has moved from 26th to 16th on this lap. Andreas Hestler is still 19th. Peter Wedge has moved to 21st and Chris Sheppard to 27th.

Report 8 -2:00 pm MTN time

At the start of the 4th lap Meirhaeghe is beginning to tire and his lead looks to be in jeopardy. Martinez is looking stong in second and is only 10 seconds back. Cadel Evans is comfortable in 3rd and is about 20 seconds back of Meirhaeghe. Hoydahl is 4th at 35 seconds and Van Dooran at 45 seconds.

Peter Wedge has moved up to 18th, Hestler is in 20th and Chris Sheppard has jumped to 21st.

Report 9 - 2:10 pm MTN time

They are now 6 km into lap 4 and Martinez has caught Meirhaeghe and is leading him through the Devonian Drop. Cadel Evans is 36 seconds behind them and Hoydahl is at 1:05.

Report 10- 2:30 pm MTN time

Final lap begins. Martinez and Meirhaeghe are together. Cadel Evans, not be counted out, has closed the gap to 15 seconds. Hoydahl is 45 seconds back and Van Dooren is at 1:05.

Report 11- 2:35 pm MTN time

Cadel Evans has made his move. With 2 km to go he has caught and passed Martinez and Meirhaeghe. Evans has put 10 seconds between him and Martinez. Martinez has dropped Meirhaeghe (now 20 seconds behind Evans) as he tries to keep up with Evans.

Cadel Evans (AUS) Volvo-Cannondale wins his third World Cup race in 1998.

Migel Martinez (FRA) Sunn had to settle for second and third goes to Filip Meirhaeghe (BEL)MTN Dew/Specialized. Hoydahl (NOR) Giant takes 4th and Bas Van Dooren (NED) BE-One is 5th.

Full results with times to follow.

World Cup #6 - Canmore
Top 10 plus Canadians


1. Cadel Evans (AUS) Volvo-Cannondale 2:38:58.29
2. Migel Martinez (FRA) Sunn at 0:38.43
3. Filip Meirhaeghe (BEL)MTN Dew/Specialized 1:44.95
4. Rune Hoydahl (NOR) Giant 2:25.76
5. Bas Van Dooren (NED) BE-One 2:42.37
6. Luca Bramati (ITA) Selle Italia 3:53.38
7. Hubert Paulhuber (ITA) Diamondback 4:55.15
8. Nick Craig (GBR) Diamondback 5:19.63
9. Jesper Agergaard (DEN) Be-One 6:01.01
10 Kirk Molday (USA) Volkswagon/Trek 7:37.14

Canadians:
20. Chris Sheppard (CAN) Catera/Pure Energy 14:58.14
22. Peter Wedge (CAN) Kona 15:22.42
32. Andreas Hestler (CAN) Rocky Mountain 17:27.43
44. Seamus McGrath (CAN) Haro 21:56.64
52 Geoff Kabush (CAN) Kona 25:15.15
53. Marc Sonntag (CAN) 26:18.86
56. Roland Green (CAN) Kona 32:09.32

at 1 lap down
57. Rudi Schneider (CAN)
58. Mathieu Toulouse (CAN)
60. Matt Decors (CAN)
62. Geoff Large (CAN) OGC/K2
63. Nicolas Christopherson (CAN)
65. GeorgeVisser (CAN) VW/TVA
68. Adam Walker (CAN)

at 2 laps down:
69. Lucas Curran (CAN) ValueNet
70 Carter Hovey (CAN)
73 Dwayne Kress (CAN)
74. John Teghtmeyer (CAN)
75. Roddi Lega (CAN)
76. John Barns (CAN)
77. Jason Crookham (CAN)
79. Steve Miller (CAN)
80. Michael Costigan (CAN)
82. Seth Wells (CAN)

at 3 laps down
83. Steve Williams (CAN)

DNF
Neil Grover (CAN) Rocky Mountain


Notes:
- Andreas Hestler suffed a severe case of leg cramp on the last lap, causing the loss many places.
- Seamus McGrath rode the final 2 laps in the same gear, his shifters stopped working

World Cup Points Standings After Canmore

1 EVANS Cadel VOLVO/CANNONDALE 475 pts.
2 HÖYDAHL Rune GIANT 430
3 MEIRHAEGHE Filip MT DEW/SPECIALIZ 390
4 VAN DOOREN Bas BE-ONE 372
5 MARTINEZ Miguel SUNN 361
6 PALLHUBER Hubert DIAMONDBACK 349
7 VOLLET Grégory GIANT 335
8 CRAIG Nick DIAMONDBACK 329
9 SAUSER Christoph DIAMONDBACK 329
10 FRISCHKNECHT Thomas RITCHEY 323

Canadians
24 SHEPPARD Chris CATERA/PURE ENER 226
33 HESTLER Andreas VOLVO/CANNONDALE 201
50 MCGRATH Seamus HARO 136
53 GREEN Roland KONA/MAPEI 122
79 WEDGE Peter KONA/MAPEI 64
82 GROVER Neil ROCKY MOUNTAIN 58

Canmore - The Other results:
With all of the excitement of a World Cup, some of the other races have been overlooked.

Here are top 3 in some of the other events that took place
(Hopefully the organizers will send us full results we can post later)


Junior Expert Men
1. Jesse Swiggers (USA) Devo 1:33:09.91
2. Ryder Hesjedel (CAN) Kona at 1:08.76
3. Patrick Bowden (USA) Devo 3:26.61

Ryder admits his result was hampered by a poor (slow) tire choice.

Junior Women
1. Cecilia Potts (USA) Trek/VW 1:24:52.17
2. Carrie Tuck (CAN) at 1:06.16
3. Martina Feldmann (CAN) FACT 10:22.65


Master Men
1. Peter Findley CAN) OGC/Fisher 1:39:35.16
2. James Wise? (CAN) OGC/Fisher at 3:29.97

3. David Harrison (US) Hammergel 4:08.79

Master Women
1. Maria Hawkins (CAN) Rocky Mtn Riders 1:22:52.39
2. Isibelle Dube (CAN) Bicycle Cafe at 8:17.41
3. Darcey Martin (CAN) Bohemian 8:34.86

 


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