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1st Prize US Postal Service Team Replica Bike
Won By: Russ Baxter, US



Russ Baxter is a cat 3 master's racer (40+) for the Conte's Cycling and Fitness/Richbrau Brewing Company team in Richmond Virginia.

He currently races a 1999 Trek 2500 and occasionally his 1986 Colnago Super and for fun tows his sons, Ian and William on the back of a 1972 World Voyageur.

"Many thanks to for the bike but especially to the most comprehensive cycling site on the web."

(left) Russ catching his breath in the recent Richbrau Criterium in Richmond.


2nd Prize Rolf Vector Pro Wheels
Won By:
Shawn Pischke, California
Vector pro wheel
"I am an avid rider now who raced for 4 years a while back ago,I had joined the Marines and served most of my time in Japan so I did not do to much riding.
I now plan to race next year starting as a Cat 4 all over again. I ride a Mongoose Iboc world aluminum frame with shimano 600 8 speed. I wanted a pair of race wheels for next year so this works out great as budget for my hobbies has gone down since I've married and had a child.
Thanks again and keep up the great work.!!!!!!"
3rd Prize US Postal Service Jersey & Shorts
Won By: Michael Chow, Australia
"As a supporter and admirer of Lance Armstrong and USPS, I will wear my new USPS/Trek jersey and shorts with pride ... if I can ever get them off my American-born wife!"


The correct answers were:
Question 1
After the prologue, in which stage in the 1999 Tour de France did Lance Armstrong regain the yellow jersey, never to lose it again?
After he won the prologue and then lost the yellow jersey, Lance Armstrong regained it in the 8th stage (the indivudual time trial in Metz). He did not lose it again after this point.

Question 2
How light (in lbs) is the Trek 5200 OCLV frame?
The Trek 5200 OCLV Frame is the lightest production frame in the world, weighing 2.44 lbs (1.1 kg).

Question 3
Who is the Team Manager of the US Postal Team?
Johan Bruyneel (Bel)



The Trek/Nike Tour de France competition was cyclingews' most successful yet, with over 4,500 unique entries received. Many thanks to Trek and Nike/ACG for sponsoring the competition and providing the great prizes, and thanks to all of you who entered, and above all...

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Gerard, Jeff, Tomas, Adrian, Holly and John