Posted by Editor on 07/30/98
Well, they are still racing in France! However, there have been more teams and rider pullouts before the start of todayÃ¢â‚¬Å¡s stage. The Kelme team (with Fernando Escartin, 4th on GC), and the Vitalicio team, plus Luc Leblanc and Polkadot jersey holder Rodolfo Massi have all withdrawn - 103 riders started this morning.
There is a breakaway in the early kilometres of todayÃ¢â‚¬Å¡s 218 kilometre stage from Aix les Bains to Neuchatel consisting of Laurent Desbiens (Cofidis), Cedric Vasseur (Gan), Christophe Mengin (FDJ) and Massimo Donati (Saeco), which has over 4 minutes on the peleton. However, the stage is only a third over, so the top riders arenÃ¢â‚¬Å¡t too concerned.
Horseshoe Valley Race Info
Ontario and National Capital riders - don't miss this weekends cross country at the Heights of Horseshoe, Horseshoe Valley. It's a new course with 4 new single track downhills, and as always, all the climbing Horseshoe has to offer.
The course is open for training Friday and Saturday, with the Cross Country on Sunday.
9:00 am - Beginner
11:00 am - Expert, Elite
12:00 pm - Tim Bit Challenge kids race
2:00 pm - Sport
Awards will follow each race as soon as results are official.
Directions - take Hwy 400 north past Barrie, exit onto Horseshoe Valley Road East; Heights of Horseshoe is on the left hand side.
For more info - visit our website at www.hardwoodhills.on.ca, or call (705) 487-3775
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