News for November 4, 2001

Recent results and new features

USA Cycling Club of the year nominations

It's time for the annual USA Cycling Club of the Year awards. Categories include junior development, collegiate, masters, women, track and mountain bike. The deadline to return entry materials is Nov. 16, 2001.

Award Selection Criteria

1 Race Promotion. Names of quality events hosted by the club in 2001. Include names of events that catered to junior, women, disabled and/or collegiate riders.

2 Membership Composition. Numbers of licensed members in various categories, including numbers of licensed coaches, mechanics, officials, juniors, women, masters, seniors and disabled.

3 Clinics Hosted. Numbers and types of rider clinics hosted during 2001.

4 Club Activities. Club social activities and involvement with community, schools, etc.

5 Racing Performance. Race results for club members who have excelled in USCF and/or NORBA competition.

6 Coaching Activities. Programs to encourage members to become USAC licensed coaches and activities promoted by coaches to develop riders.

7 Junior Support Program. Development programs in place for recruiting and developing junior riders, including mentor programs.

8 Women Support Program. Development programs in place for recruiting and developing women riders, coaches, officials, etc.

9 Masters Program. Development programs for supporting Master riders as well as programs Master riders have in place such as mentor programs for junior riders.

10 Track Program. Activities, clinics, events, etc. geared at increasing interest of the members and community in track events.

11 Collegiate. Development of activities for NCCA members.

For further information contact USA Cycling Communications Director Patrice Quintero or see

USA Coaching Clinic

USA Cycling will host the 2001 USA Cycling Elite Coaching Clinic from November 14-18 . The program is organised and managed by Sam Callan, USA Cycling's science and education manager. 45 expert-level coaches have reserved their spot in order to move up to the next level of coaching, the elite level.

The sessions will be held in the Ray B. Essik room on the U.S. Olympic Training Complex in Colorado Springs.

The number of USA Cycling licensed coaches increased 32 percent in the last year, from 199 to 262 coaches.

For further information contact Sam Callan

Session Details

November 14, 2001

10 am to 6 pm Check-in (OTC Registration Desk)
7 pm Training the Track Sprinter; Des Dickie, National Sprint
Coach, USA Cycling

November 15, 2001

8 am Welcome Address; Lisa Voight, CEO, USA Cycling
8:30 am The Business Side of Coaching; Ken Waugh, CPA
10 am Break
10:15 am The Future of USA Cycling; Steve Johnson, COO, USA Cycling
11 am USA Cycling Foundation; Steve McCauley
12:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Peaking for Competition: Psychological Preparation; Sean
McCann, Ph.D., U.S. Olympic Committee
3 pm Break
3:15 pm Use of Altitude Training in Preparation for Competition at
Sea Level and Altitude; Randy Wilber, Ph.D., FACSM, U.S. Olympic Committee
4:45 pm Break
5 pm Athlete Competencies; Sam Callan
6 pm Dinner
7:30 pm Roundtable Discussion

November 16, 2001

8:30 am Overtraining; Randy Wilber, Ph.D. FACSM, U.S. Olympic Committee
10 am Strength Training; Dana Healy, CSCS, U.S. Olympic Committee
Noon Lunch
1 pm The Bike and the Rider: Bike fit, aerodynamic positioning and pedal analysis; Jeff Broker, Ph.D. University of Colorado-Colorado Springs
3 pm Break
3:30 pm Nutritional Supplements Judy Nelson, M.S., R.D., United States Olympic Committee
4:30 pm Current Issues in Doping Control Education; Karen Casey and Rich Wanninger, US Anti-Doping Agency
6:00 pm Dinner
7:30 pm Roundtable Discussion

November 17, 2001

8 am Training the Endurance Athlete; Don Russell
9 am Periodization of Training; Max Testa, M.D.
11:30 am Lunch
12:30 pm Analysis of Laboratory and Field Testing; Max Testa, M.D.
2:45 pm Break
3 pm Round Table Discussion; TBD
5 pm Wrap up; Sam Callan
5:45 pm Load Bus for Dinner
6 pm Dinner Downtown
8:30 pm Return from Dinner to OTC

IMBA Plans Gathering of Mountain Bike Leaders

Mountain biking advocacy leaders, top federal land managers and key representatives of other trail and conservation groups from around the world will gather April 18-21, 2002, near Moab, Utah, for the 2002 IMBA Mountain Bike Advocacy Summit.

The summit will be held at the brand new Red Cliffs Adventure Lodge on the banks of the Colorado River in the majestic Castle Valley, 15 miles east of Moab.

By bringing together a dynamic, diverse group for four days of workshops, panel discussions and brainstorming, IMBA hopes to inspire advocacy that will produce better mountain biking opportunities worldwide.

The 2002 IMBA Mountain Bike Summit will feature seminars on:

* The future of mountain biking on federal public land
* Creative solutions to urban trail conflicts
* Wilderness and mountain biking
* Taking grassroots advocacy to a new level
* Securing federal and state trail funding

Summit participants will also have the opportunity to ride the spectacular trails surrounding Moab.

"The last time IMBA held a major summit (in Arizona, 1996), we dramatically improved the effectiveness of our organization and work," said IMBA executive director Tim Blumenthal. "We¹re confident that the 2002 IMBA Mountain Bike Advocacy Summit will achieve even more for our sport."

Sponsors and details for the event will be announced soon.

IMBA's work is led by a professional staff, volunteer board of directors and designated volunteer representatives from each U.S. state and many other countries. IMBA's backbone remains its individual membership of 32,000 and its network of more than 450 off-road cycling clubs, totaling 80,000 individuals in the IMBA community.

For further information contact Jenn Dice or see

Melbourne to host World Masters

Melbourne, Australia, is hosting the 2002 World Masters Games between October 5 and 13 next year. The event is targeted at mature age athletes (25 years to 100 plus!) and is an international celebration of the "Sport for Life" concept.

All competition will be staged in Melbourne and regional Victoria with the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) hosting the Games Opening Ceremony.

For entry forms and more information see http://www.2002worldmasters.orgcontact

Tour du Faso Kids

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The kids pack to roadsidet
Photo: © Denis Descamps
by Denis Descamps in Ouagadougo

Cycling is the kind of sport that can take you anywhere. And not only because races take place in France, USA, Spain, Australia, Malaysia or Burkina Faso. In itself, it’s a sport which drives riders (and organisers) from a place to an other one. Is there a better way to discover a unknown country and to encounter its inhabitants; who stand on the roadsides while they wait for the champions? I don't think so!

And the Tour du Faso proved it once again, as I met thousands of people, including huge groups of kids, who are allowed to go out of their classroom when the bunch is coming. Children everywhere, shouting, laughing, staring at you with stunned eyes. Their faces are so touching, their smile so moving, that it’s hard to leave them when it’s time to go!

For Tour du Faso race coverage

Tonkov and Rumsas to Lampre Daikin

After Lampre Daikin had lost a number of experienced riders such as Gilberto Simoni to Saeco, Oscar Camenzind to Phonak and Franck Vandenbroucke to Domo the team has decided to go for some "old heads" to boost their strength for 2002.

The 32 year old Pavel Tonkov is a former Giro d'Italia (1996) winner whilst 29 year old Lithuian Raimondas Rumsas won the 2001 Giro dei Paesi Baschi and the Campionato Nazionale Lituano. Rumsas moves from Fassa Bortolo, with Tonkov leaving Mercury.

Auckland Track Cycling Season Opening Day

The Auckland Track season opens at Sunday 11 November at the Manukau Velodrome, with organisers promising an afternoon of New zealands top riders, food and music.

For further information contact Peter Ulmer or see

Recent results and new features on Cyclingnews

Major Races and Events
   September 7-29, 2002: Vuelta a España (GT) - Preview, stage list
   May 11-June 2, 2002: Giro d'Italia (GT) - Preview, stage list, photos
   July 6-28, 2002: Tour de France (GT) - Full preview & official route details
   December 8: Superprestige Rd 5 (Cat. 1) - Erwin Vervecken
   November 29-December 4: Six Days of Noumea (6D) - Sassone/Neuville victorious
   November 26-December 1: Six Days of Zurich (6D) - Day 6 - McGrory/Gilmore/Schnider win
   December 1: Melbourne Cup on Wheels (IM) - Scott Moller, Keirin, Sprint, Support races
   December 2: Cyclo-cross World Cup #2 (CDM) - Sven Nijs again
   November 24-December 3: Juegos Deportivos Centroamericanos (JR) - Final results
   December 8-9: Frankfurter Rad-Cross (Cat. 2) - Alex Mudroch, UK National Trophy Series #4 (Cat. 3) - Roger Hammond, Grote Prijs Industrie Bosduin - Kalmthout (Cat. 1) - Bart Wellens, Int. Radquer Obergösgen (Cat. 2) - Björn Rondelez, Trofeo Mamma e Papa Guerciotti (Cat. 3) - Enrico Franzoi, Premio Egondo (Cat 3) - David Seco, Irish cyclo-cross championships - Robin Seymour

Results: local racing
   Australia - CycleWest Promotions Omnium Series #2, Eastern Suburbs Summer Criterium Series, Carnegie Caulfield Tuesday criterium, Southern Cross Junior Track Open & Madison Cup, Manly Warringah CC, George Town Track Carnival, Carnegie Caulfield CC, Randwick Botany CC, Gold Coast CATS CC, Caesar's Illawarra CC, Caesar's Illawarra (track)
   Denmark - Danish cyclo-cross Post Cup #3   
   Italy - Gran Premio Città di Bassano
   Luxembourg - GP De Kopstal
   New Zealand - Cyco Criterium series
   Spain - Elorrio cyclo-cross
   USA - Georgia Cross Series Championship, Chimborazo Grand Prix cyclo-cross, Boulder Cross Rd 6, New Mexico State Cyclo-x Champs, Sorrento Cyclo-x & California State Champ's, Boulder Cross Rd 5, Verge New England series, Northampton CC Cyclo-cross Championships, Chris Cross International CycloCross

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