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2004 Team rosters

Gears Racing MTB

Gears Racing Institute (GRI) chairman Mark Bonham and president Kevin Wallace announced their team's roster for the 2004 mountain bike season. The Toronto, Canada-based team is the country's largest MTB development team, with experienced riders hand-picked to help nurture and mentor younger talent.

The GRI team will support riders for World Cup competition, national elite and espoir racing, right on through to provincial and junior categories. GRI also has a large representation in the 2004 Canadian national team. The 2004 season will focus on the Canadian World Cup rounds and select NORBA and Canada Cup series racing.

Gears Racing is sponsored by Shimano Canada, Specialized Bicycles, Sugoi, Michelin Tires, RockShox, Stoney Ridge Estate Winery, and Bonham & Co. Inc.

For more information on the team, visit

Team Roster

World Cup

Kiara Bisaro
Ricky Federau
Trish Sinclair
Mathieu Toulouse

National Senior Elite

Danelle Kabush
Matt Patterson
Greg Reain
Sue Trimble
Andrew Watson

National Espoir

Frederic Bussieres
Adam Coates
Martin Lazarski
Sophie-Anne Blanchette
Catherine Vipond


Paul Brown
Michael Dennis
Craig Hawkes
Sean Ito
Chris Jackson
Heather King Cameron Mackenzie
Tim Oliver
Paul Skafel

Team Management

Kevin Wallace, President
Ira Kargel, Vice-President
Ron Vanderleeuw, Team Captain/Head Mechanic
Ryan Hindmarsh, Training/Development Manager

2004 team rosters