USCF NRC standings through the Tour of the Gila
NOTHSTEIN, CARNEY CAP
WEEK WITH ADDITIONAL WINS AT U.S. OLYMPIC TEAM TRIALS FOR TRACK
FRISCO, Texas (Apr. 29, 2000) - 1996 Olympic silver medalist Marty
Nothstein (Trexlertown, Pa.) and 1992 Olympian Jame Carney (Flagstaff,
Ariz.) capped off the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Track Cycling
with their third victories of the week.
In addition, two-time Olympic speed skating medallist Chris Witty
City, Utah) finished second in the 500-meter time trial in her
cycling competition since the 1998 World Track Cycling Championships.
Nothstein captured the Keirin, one of four new events on the 2000
cycling schedule. The 1994 and 1996 world champion in the Keirin,
also established a Superdrome lap record with a time of 13.419
old 250-meter mark was established by Nick Chenowth on May 15,
"Coming off the pace I had only one guy in front of me in
the Keirin, so I
was able to control the rest of the field. I was in perfect position;
really could not have done any better. At the same time, Marcelo
who finished second and led most of the race) is my friend and
partner, so I was able to protect him a little bit for the silver
said Nothstein, 29.
"It was real close, but there also was a bit of showmanship.
I know my
body, it's like putting your car in cruise control, and you know
where to put it. I ride my bike so much, I know exactly how fast
It was good for the people; it was good for the race. It was a
"I accomplished what I wanted to do, and I did it all while
straight through competition. My big goal all along is to win
medals in Sydney, and that's why I continue training straight
Trials. I expect to go to Sydney. I expect to win in Sydney, and
my first big sprint competition of the year. Sometimes you feel
sticky in the first competition, but I rode into here real well
and I felt
better every day."
Carney teamed with 1996 Olympian Adam Laurent (Shell Beach, Calif.)
destroy the eight-team field and win the 30-kilometer Madison.
points every 20 laps. The Shaklee duo registered 33 points by
of the six sprints. The duo of Mike Tillman (Santa Monica, Calif.)
Hopkins (Bankstown, Australia) earned 17 points and finished second.
"This was a very successful week for me by winning the points
race, Miss &
Out and Madison," said Carney. "I feel very comfortable
with my situation
toward earning a spot on the Olympic team, and I am looking forward
competing at the season-opening World Cup in Moscow in May."
The 1996 and 1998 national champion in the 500-meter time trial,
posted a time of 36.374 seconds to finish just .025 seconds behind
fastest U.S. cyclist, Tammy Thomas of Yazoo City, Miss. (36.349).
Tanya Dubnicoff, who has won four world championship medals, recorded
fastest time in the event (36.155), but as ineligible since she
an U.S. citizen.
The500-meter time trial is one of four new events to be held in
other new events are the Keirin, Olympic Sprint and Madison.
"I was surprised and happy with my performance since I've
only been back
training for the last two weeks," said Witty, who was an
alternate on the
1996 U.S. Olympic Cycling team.
"After '98 World Championships, I said no way to cycling.
There was too
much racing, too much traveling, so I said there was no way I'd
do it (both
sports) before the Salt Lake Olympics. This year, Tanya Dubnicoff
Olympic cyclist) put a bug in my ear in Calgary in January that
ride the 500 meter time trial since not that many American women
racing in the event, and if it didn't work out I could go back
"Competing at U.S. Olympic Trials is something that if I
didn't do, I'd
kick myself. I didn't want to have regrets later in the year.
want to have an opportunity pass without giving it a shot. It
forward to a new challenge at this time of year, not just training.
another opportunity too that if I make the Olympics, how do you
stress. And the more you are in situations like this the better
Lucy Tyler (Miami, Fla.) won the women's Miss & Out race,
event Saturday. On Friday, Tyler, a past world champion and Olympic
winner, claimed first place in the women's points race.
USA Cycling can add members to the Olympic Long Team. No U.S.
earned spots on the Olympic Team during five-day U.S. Olympic
for Track Cycling. The Olympic Long Team is a pool of athletes
who have met
certain qualifying standards in past international and national
competitions. The U.S. Olympic Track Cycling Team will be announced
The U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Road Cycling is scheduled for
May 18 and
20 in Jackson, Miss.
DAY 5 - U.S. OLYMPIC TEAM TRIALS FOR TRACK CYCLING - APRIL 29,
THE SUPERDROME IN FRISCO
KEIRIN FINAL STANDINGS
1. Marty Nothstein, Trexlertown, Pa., Autotrader.com/COX
2. Marcelo Arrue, Woodland Hills, Calif., Team UPS
3. Jeff Hopkins, Bankstown, Australia, Bankstown Sports CC
4. Garth Blackburn, Houston, Texas, Coast Cycling Club,
5. Johnny Barios, Redlands, Calif., Team UPS
6. Roger Farrell, Trinidad, unatttached
7. Murray Solem, Vancouver, B.C., Canada, Atomic Racing Club
8. Kyle Hudson, Pikcering, B.C., Canada, Intersport/Canada
9. Mike Beers, Tafton, Pa., Shaklee
10. Lars Madsen, Edmonton, Alb., Canada, Shaklee
11. Jason Beauregard, New Cumberland, Pa., unattached
12. Zac Copeland, Vancouver, Wash., unattached
13. Josiah Ng, Oceanside, Calif., Sparkletts
14. Josh Weir, Indianapolis, Ind., Superdrome.com
15. Doug Baron, Calgary, Alb., Canada, Shaklee
16. Giddeon Massie, Lansdale, Pa., Superdrome.com
WOMEN'S 500-METER TIME TRIAL FINALS
1. Tammy Thomas, Yazoo City, Miss., unattached, 36.349
2. Chris Witty, Park City, Utah, unattached, 36.374
3. Tanya Lindenmuth, Trexlertown, Pa., Team UPS, 36.724
4. Jennie Reed, Kirkland, Wash., Team UPS, 36.766
5. Nicole Reinhart, Macgunie, Pa., Saturn, 36.840
6. Becky Quinn, Quakertown, Pa., Shaklee, 37.005
7. Shan Rayray, Federal Way, Wash., Pista Elite, 38.145
8. Suzanne Marshall, Redwood City, Calif., Los Gatos Bike Club,
9. Ashley Kimmet, Bethlehem, Pa., East Coast Velo, 39.068
10. Cynthia Goodman, Redondo Beach, Calif., Team One Racing, 39.309
11. Martha Dunne, Coronado, Calif., unattached, 39.642
12. Denise Marie Harewood, Cerritos, Calif., unattached, 40.867
13. Jeanne Farrell, Washington Crossing, Pa., The Sports Team,
14. Linelle Betts, Burlingame, Calif., Alto Velo, 41.048
15. Christi Simmons, Dallas, Team Corima, 41.328
16. Natalie Kelly, Raleigh, N.C., The Spin Cycle CC, 41.647
17. Kelly Marshall, Mission Viejo, Calif., unattached, 42.197
18. Annette Hanson, Kirkland, Wash., Saturn Bellview, 42.678
19. Amy Lowry, Mertztown, Pa., Fuji, 44.965
20. Emily Thurston, Portland, Ore., MAC/Bike Central, 50.310
CAPTURE SPRINT EVENTS AT FOURTH DAY OF U.S. OLYMPIC TEAM TRIALS
FOR TRACK CYCLING
FRISCO, TEXAS (April 28, 2000) - 1996 Olympic silver medal winner
Nothstein (Trexlertown, Pa.) showed his form Friday with a victory
men's match sprint on the fourth day of the U.S. Olympic Team
Track Cycling at The Superdrome in Frisco (Texas).
No athletes earned slots on the U.S. Olympic Cycling Team. The
Olympic Track Cycling Team will be announced in early July.
Nothstein, who is a past world champion in the event, defeated
(Los Altos Hills, Calif.) in two consecutive races to win the
"Without a doubt a sent a message today (won two straight
in both the semis
over Jeff Labauve (Frisco, Texas) and in the finals over Jeff
been training really hard and this reward for all that hard training.
trained right up to this competition and I feel a lot better than
I would," said Nothstein, who set a Pan American Games record
gold medals in 1999.
"I was real pleased with the way I rode. I rode with some
good power, but
by all means I've got a lot of work still ahead of me. I'm right
want to be, but I'm not in Olympic Gold medal shape. There's no
could go into the Olympics and win a gold medal right now. "
In the women's match sprint, reigning national champion Tanya
(Trexlertown, Pa.) claimed the championship by beating 1998 national
champion Jennie Reed (Kirkland, Wash.) in two successive races.
"I am taking the season step-by-step, and tonight was the
first of many
competitive races I will face to try to make the Olympic Team.
learned a lot from Jennie over the past few years during training,
admire her as an athlete."
1992 Olympian Jame Carney (Flagstaff, Ariz.) won a pair of events
with victories in the men's 25-kilometer points race and the miss
race. Carney captured the event with 25 points, followed by Colby
(Boulder, Colo.) and Erin Hartwell (Indianapolis) with 20 and
respectively. The points race is on the Olympic competition schedule,
Carney finished ninth at the 1999 World Track Cycling Championships
"The team (Shaklee) worked well for me today, and it was
our goal to finish
1-2-3 in the race. It was nice to win, and have Colby finish second.
lucky to be so versatile today and be able to utilize by sprinting
abilities at the proper times.
The points race is a mass-start race in which cyclists score points
10 laps during a sprint lap. The winner of the sprint lap earns
points, while the next three cyclists capture three, two and one
Lucy Tyler (Miami, Fla.) was the winner of the women's 20-kilometer
race. She captured the first four sprints and never looked back
en route to
scoring 38 points. Colombia's Maria Calle finished in second place
points. Tyler earned a bronze medal at the 1996 Olympic Games
in the points
Canadian Olympic medallist Tanya Dubncioff (Winnipeg, Man., Canada)
track record with a time of 14.690 in the flying lap invitational
competition. She eclipsed the previous mark of 14.750 set by Reed
The fifth and final day of competition begins at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
the events on the schedule are the men's Keirin, women's 500-meter
trial, men's 20-kilometer Madison and men's invitational flying
attempt. The evening session kicks off at 5 p.m.
Two-time Olympic medallist
Erin Hartwell (Indianapolis, Ind.) posted the
second-fastest qualifying time in the men's 4,000-meter individual
Wednesday in the second day of action at the U.S. Olympic Team
Track Cycling at The Superdrome in Frisco, Texas
Hartwell, who captured a silver medal at the 1992 Olympic Games
four years later in the kilometer time trial, recorded a time
He missed most of the 1999 campaign due to knee injuries and made
to endurance track from sprint cycling in late 1999. Mike Tillman
Monica, Calif.) registered the fastest qualifying time (4:38.234)
face Hartwell in Wednesday night's finals.
1996 Olympian Kent Bostick (Oak Ridge, Tenn.) will vie for third
the individual pursuit against Adham Sbeih (Granite Bay, Calif.),
be riding his fourth career individual pursuit.
In the qualifying round of the men's Olympic Sprint, the trio
Barios (Redlands, Calif.), Marcelo Arrue (Woodland Hills, Calif.)
Christopherson (Tucson, Ariz.) registered the fastest time during
750-meter race (46.912). Arrue and Barios were members of the
American Games gold medal squad. The third member of that Pan
Am gold medal
squad - Marty Nothstein (Trexlertown, Pa.) - was on the second
squad in qualifying. Christopherson won the kilometer time trial
The finals of the men's individual pursuit and Olympic Sprint,
the qualifying round of the women's sprint are slated for Wednesday
evening. The action continues through Saturday.
MEN'S INDIVIDUAL PURSUIT QUALIFYING (top four advance to finals)
1. Mike Tillman, Santa Monica, Calif., L'Equipe Chevral, 4:38.234
2. Erin Hartwell, Indianapolis, Saturn, 4:38.736
3. Adham Sbeih, Granite Bay, Calif., Navigators, 4:39.230
4. Kent Bostick, Oak Ridge, Tenn., Shaklee, 4:44.623
5. Colby Pearce, Boulder, Colo., Shaklee, 4:45.159
6. Jame Carney, Flagstaff, Ariz., Shaklee, 4:49.269
7. John Kelly, Martinez, Calif., unattached, 4:50.340
8. Dave Bailey, San Francisco, Pedal Alpine, 4:53.985
9. Daniel Larson, Gainesville, Fla., Cycle Science, 5:01.075
10. Rory McAdams, Plano, Texas, Team Texas, 5:02.359
11. Joey D'Antoni, Raleigh, N.C., Team Cajun Cyclist, 5:07.027
12. Joseph Miller, Boulder, Colo., Tokyo Joe's Pepsi, 5:08.364
13. Adam Burke, Denton, Texas, CCCCD, 5:10.288
14. Eric Gerolstein, Satellite Beach, Fla., unattached, 5:11.183
15. Teran Martin, Plano, Texas, Team UPS, 5:14.003
16. Doug Pence, Northbrook, Ill., Northbrook Bicycle Club, 5:16.695
17. Terry Lott, Colorado Springs, Colo., Eastside Wheelman, 5:27.843
18. Drew Nelson, Hillsboro, Ore., Riversedge Athletic Club, 5:34.332
WIN EVENTS IN OPENING DAY OF U.S. OLYMPIC TEAM TRIALS FOR TRACK
FRISCO, Texas (Apr. 25, 2000) -- Karen Kurreck (Los Altos Hills,
made her first track cycling appearance in two years count Tuesday
first day of competition at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Track
at The Superdrome in Frisco, Texas.
Meanwhile, Sky Christopherson (Tucson, Ariz.) captured the men's
time trial in a time of 1:05.044. The 1995 national kilometer
champion was sidelined most of the 1999 campaign due to illness,
Olympic Trials marked his 2000 debut.
Kurreck, who rides professionally in road cycling in Italy, posted
winning time of 3:47.538 to win the 3,000-meter individual pursuit
However, she did not earn a berth on the U.S. Olympic Team, as
she did not
meet the qualifying standard of 3:35.000. She is a member of the
Long Team for her performances in road cycling.
U.S. Olympic Team Trials
For Cycling to Be Televised in Primetime
NEW YORK, N.Y. -- PAX TV will air 38 hours of unprecedented, weekly
primetime coverage of the 2000 U.S. Olympic Team Trials beginning
June 3 (9-11 p.m. ET/PT), it was announced Tuesday.
On Saturday, June 10, the two-hour show will feature the U.S.
Trials competitions from track cycling and women's road cycling.
men's road cycling Olympic Trials will be featured on Saturday,
Both broadcasts begin at 9 - 11 p.m. (Eastern and Pacific Time).
The U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Track Cycling will be held at
Superdrome in Frisco (Texas) on April 25-29, while the U.S. Olympic
Trials for Road Cycling are slated for May 18 and 20 in Jackson,
PAX will capture the drama and excitement of 21 different sports
athletes to represent the U.S. at the 2000 Olympic Games in Australia.
Trials coverage will air on PAX over 14 consecutive Saturday nights
summer until the Games commence in September.
"This is one of the unique ways we are partnering with NBC,"
"The U.S. Olympic Team Trials diversifies our programming
broadens our audience, bringing new viewers to sample PAX. The
Olympic Team Trials coverage will also provide an exciting promotional
for our new fall season that begins at the end of August."
Many Olympic sports that are normally not part of the traditional
television landscape will be broadcast into 77 percent of U.S.
households in primetime on PAX. In addition to coverage of diving,
gymnastics, swimming and track & field, PAX will feature anthology-style
coverage of archery, canoeing, cycling, equestrian, marathon,
sailing, triathlon, volleyball, water polo, weightlifting and
"With Paxson's regularly scheduled Saturday primetime coverage
of the U.S.
Olympic Team Trials, U.S. athletes will receive more consistent
than ever before as they pursue their dream of qualifying for
the 2000 U.S.
Olympic Team," Jeff Genthner, Director, Broadcast Marketing,
PAX's Saturday night lineup pairs U.S. Olympic Team Trials coverage
"Twenty One." The popular NBC game show will serve as
a lead-in to Trials
broadcasts every Saturday night from 8-9 p.m. ET/PT.
USA CYCLING TO PARTICIPATE
IN CENTENARY CELEBRATION
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Apr. 12, 2000) - USA Cycling is among
five nations chosen to participate at the 100th anniversary of
the International Cycling Union (UCI, cycling's international
Twenty cyclists, including men and women of various ages, from
each of the five founding countries of the UCI (Belgium, the United
Italy and Switzerland) will ride in Centenary Ride. The Centenary
(April 13-16) route is between Paris, where the UCI was founded
1900 and Lausanne, Switzerland, the present location of the UCI
Past U.S. Olympians Ron Kiefel (1984), Juli Furtado (1996), John
Velde (1968, '72), Tom Schuler (1980), Davis Phinney (1984), Sheila
Young Ochowicz (1976, speed skating), Jim Ochowicz (1972, '76),
Connie Paraskevin Young (1980, 1984, speedskating; 1988, 1992,
1996, cycling) and USA Cycling President Mike Plant (1980, speed
skating), along with Andy Hampsten (three top-10 Tour de France
finishes), Dory Selinger (1996 Paralympics) and Gary Fisher will
represent the 'Stars and Stripes' of USA Cycling in the Centenary
Among the other nations' representatives are Jeannie Longo-Ciprelli
(France, past Olympic and world champion) and Eddy Merckx (Belgium,
five-time Tour de France champion).
Below are biographies on each of the U.S. participants in the
UCI Centenary ride (in alphabetical order).
GARY FISHER, San Anselmo, Calif.
More than 20 years ago, a group of Marin County, Calif., natives
passion for bikes, would hitch a ride to the top of Mt. Tamalpais
to the bottom on single speed coaster brake clunkers recycled
local dump. They'd head back to the top (if they could hail a
truck) and do it all over again. Wouldn't it be better to ride
back to the
top? That was Gary Fisher's big idea on the subject. So, he set
off to make a clunker that could do more than just make it down
the hill in one piece; he set out to design a bike that could
be ridden to the top as well. Soon, Fisher was making bikes for
all his friends and anyone who had the cash. 'MountainBikes' was
what they called their company. Sound familiar? A sport and a
way of life had been created in Marin County.
Today, Fisher is still riding, still racing and still contributing
greatest technical advances in the sport. Through the Gary Fisher
Bike team, Fisher supports some of the best athletes in the sport,
including '97 World Champion and '96 Olympic Gold Medalist Paola
'99 World Champion Michael Rassmussen. By supplying equipment
to the Devo
Junior Development Team (riders 18 and younger), Fisher also recognizes
importance of youth for the future of the sport. Fisher also has
own racing accolades, taking the UCI rainbow jersey at the 1997
Masters Mountain Bike Championships. In addition to his duties
company, Fisher volunteers his time to serve as an industry trustee
National Off-Road Bicycle Association (NORBA) Board of Trustees.
JULI FURTADO, Santa Cruz, Calif.
Without a doubt, Juli Furtado is the most successful mountain
biker in the
history of the sport. Before retiring in 1997, Furtado earned
28 UCI World
Cup gold medals and still holds the record for the most World
Cup wins. In
the United States, she earned five national championships and
race wins, the most titles and races ever won by a cross-country
Prior to her mountain bike success, Furtado was an accomplished
garnering a spot on the U.S. Ski Team from 1980-87. After a knee
Furtado took up cycling as part of her rehabilitation. Though
in road cycling (1989 U.S. national champion), Furtado settled
biking and in 1990, at the first World Mountain Bike Championships,
took the rainbow jersey. By 1992, Furtado became the first mountain
to wear both the downhill and cross-country rainbow jerseys. In
had a perfect season, winning every National Off-Road Bicycle
(NORBA) National Championship Series event and UCI World Cup race
entered. In 1996, she continued to make history when she earned
a spot on
the first-ever U.S. Olympic mountain bike team. At the end of
called an end to her career after being diagnosed with lupus.
Throughout her cycling career, Furtado set the benchmark in mountain
racing and her competitive demeanor won her the respect of her
riders, including '96 Olympian Susan DeMattei and three-time national
champion Ruthie Matthes. Off the bike, Furtado held court over
a legion of
fans, from kids to adults. While she continued to dominate the
also proved to be one of the sport's biggest ambassadors. Since
retirement, Furtado has continued her involvement with sport,
member of the USA Cycling Olympic Selection Committee.
RON KIEFEL, Boulder, Colo.
Ron Kiefel was a 20-year professional cyclist who grew up in the
Colo. area and has traveled the world with his racing career.
racing shortly after his family bought a bicycle store, Wheat
Cyclery, and worked his way through local races to the national
finally to the highest level of professional racing. Some of his
cycling achievements are; seven-time Tour de France rider (1986-92),
Olympic Cycling Team captain and bronze medalist (team time trial)
1984 Olympics, winner of Professional and Amateur National Championships.
He earned two top-three stage finishes at the Tour de France.
He also won
a stage at the 1985 Giro d'Italia and captured a bronze medal
at the Junior
World Road Championships (team time trial). After his many years
in Europe and traveling around the globe, Kiefel has returned
Wheat Ridge Cyclery in Colorado, which was recently voted the
store in the country. Kiefel has worked in television and radio
as a color
commentator. Annually, he travels to Italy to work cycling training
and in his spare time enjoys hiking, skiing, woodworking and playing
JIM OCHOWICZ, Waukesha, Wis.
A two-time cycling Olympian (1972, 1976), Ochowicz was the founder,
manager and coach of the prestigious 7-Eleven Cycling Team from
through 1990. The 7-Eleven Cycling Team was the first U.S. professional
cycling team to participate at the Tour of Italy (1985) and Tour
(1986). It is considered one of the premier American cycling team
history of the sport after winning the 1987 Tour of Switzerland,
of Italy, multiple Tour de France stages and several World Cup
will serve as the U.S. Olympic men's road cycling coach in Sydney.
He also served as founder, general manager and coach for the Motorola
Cycling Team, (1991-96), where the team also won numerous World
championship, Tour de France stage races and the World Professional
Ochowicz, who is married to Olympic gold medal speed skater Sheila
has coached three World Professional Road Cycling champions -
(1983, 1989) and Lance Armstrong (1993).
He has been a member of the USA Cycling Board of Directors since
was inducted into the United States Bicycling Hall of Fame three
He also serves on the Union Cycliste International (UCI) Elite
SHEILA (YOUNG) OCHOWICZ, Waukesha, Wis.
A winner of three Olympic medals in speed skating, Ochowicz is
two-time Olympic cyclist Jim Ochowicz. She captured her gold (500m),
(1,500m) and bronze (1,000m) medals at the 1976 Olympic Winter
Innsbruck, Austria. She won national titles in 1970 and 1971,
and earned a
spot on the 1972 Olympic squad. She has also won world championships
sport (1973). Sheila won world cycling titles in 1976 and 1981.
daughter, Ellie, won a silver medal at the 2000 Junior World Speedskating
Championships in Finland.
CONNIE PARASKEVIN-YOUNG, Corona del Mar, Calif.
An Olympian in both cycling (1988, 1992, and 1996) and speedskating
1984), Paraskevin-Young has won 10 national sprint titles in cycling
her illustrious career. She captured four world titles (1982-84,
cycling, and won a bronze medal at the 1988 Olympics in cycling
and at the
1991 World Cycling Championships. A three-time national speedskating
champion, Paraskevin-Young also captured the national criterium
cycling) title in 1981. A member of the U.S. Speedskating National
from 1977through 1984, Paraskevin-Young captured a gold medal
at the 1987
Pan American Games, and won a silver medal at the 1995 Pan Am
DAVIS PHINNEY, Boulder, Colo.
A 1984 Olympian, Davis Phinney is among the top American road
ever. He won a bronze medal in the team time trial and placed
fifth in the
road race at the Los Angeles Games. A winner of two stage races
at the Tour
de France. Phinney competed at four Toru de France events (1986-88,
He also captured a gold medal at the 1983 Pan American Games (Caracas,
Venezuela) in the team time trial. Phinney also won the 1991 USPRO
title in the road race, in addition to a national championship
MIKE PLANT, Atlanta, Ga.
Mike Plant joined Turner Sports in August 1995 as president of
Games and vice president of Turner Sports Events. In this role,
and manages all aspects of the Goodwill Games, as well as other
events acquired by Turner Sports.
In 1988, Plant founded Medalist Sports, a full-service sport marketing
that operated premier cycling events such as the Tour DuPont,
the Tour of
China and the 1996 US Olympic Trials. Prior to starting Medalist
Plant was the associate executive director of the U.S. Cycling
from 1986-88 and the executive director for the U.S. Canoe and
Plant was a six-time member of the USA's World Championship speedskating
team, as well as a member of the U.S. Team for the 1980 Olympic
Games. Since 1980, he has been appointed to numerous committees
U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) and the U.S. International Speedskating
Association. In January 1989, he was elected to a four-year term
chairman of the USOC's Athletes' Advisory Council. Plant also
served on the
Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games (ACOG) Board of Directors
Board of Trustees for the Salt Lake City Olympic Bid Committee
for the 2002
Plant is currently the president of USA Cycling. In addition,
he is a
member of the Executive Committee of the International Union of
(UCI) and president of the UCI's Television and Marketing Committee.
DORY SELINGER, Oakland, Calif.
Dory Selinger won the gold medal in the omnium during the track
competition at the Paralympic Games in Atlanta.
During that competition, he established world records in the flying
meters and kilometer time trial. In 1997, Selinger broke two of
world records and also won the 1997 masters national cycling and
Disabeld Cycling Championships in the 40km time trial. He also
second in the 80km-road race. He is now looking for more gold
at the Sydney
Paralympic Games in 2000.
TOM SCHULER, Waukesha, Wis.
As a cyclist, Tom Schuler was a member of the 1980 U.S. Olympic
Team and a
charter member of the 7-Eleven cycling team. During his 10-year
a professional cyclist, Tom Schuler collected more that 100 career
including a win in the 1987 CoreStates USPRO Championship.
Professionally, Schuler turned to team management. As an assistant
director for the Motorola Cycling Team, Schuler was part of an
In keeping with Tom's active lifestyle, he managed to find time
involved with in-line skate racing and was a 1991 National 10K
In 1992, Rollerblade, the Minnesota-based manufacturer of in-line
asked Schuler to manage a skate-racing team. Schuler then began
sponsors for a mountain bike racing team and a road racing team
to the development of Team Sports, Inc.
Teams currently under management from Team Sports include: The
Women's Cycling Team; The Saturn Cycling Team; The Volvo/Cannondale
Mountain Bike Racing Team; The Rollerblade Aggressive Team
Schuler earned a bachelor of science degree from the University
Michigan. He and his wife Betsey Caron reside in Wauwatosa, Wisc.
their three children, Alex, Sami, and Gabi.
JOHN VANDE VELDE, Lemont, Ill.
A two-time Olympic track cyclist (1972, 1976), Vande Velde also
three national individual pursuit crowns (1969-70, 1972). His
Christian, was one of the top youth riders at the 1999 Tour de
was instrumental in Lance Armstrong's victory at the Tour de France.
veteran of six-day racing, Vande Velde also won a bronze medal
at the 1971
Pan American Games (team pursuit). The elder Vande Velde also
Vandedrome, a portable wooden velodrome that has been used for
events, including the 1998 Goodwill games in New York. He is also
of the UCI Track Commission.
1) The updated USCF
NRC standings through the Wine Country Classic can
be found at http://www.usacycling.org/?upload/nrc_rank.html
The men's national racing calendar standings remain intact, as
holds a commanding lead in the team competition, and they have
the top five individuals, led by Chris Horner. Meanwhile,
Autortrader.com's Tina Mayolo took ove rthe individual lead this
weekend, and the Saturn team holds a slight edge over
2) The first EDS Track Cup was held this past weekend in San Jose,
Calif. The points standings can be found at
The next EDS Track Cup
is scheduled for April 25-29 as part of the U.S.
Olympic Team Trials in Frisco, Texas
3) The first of the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Cycling is scheduled
for three weeks from today (April 25-29) in Frisco, Texas when
cycling portion of the trials will take place. The U.S. Olympic
Trials for Road Cycling are May 18, 20 in Jackson, Miss.
The UCI has announced
that World Track Cup #3 has been switched from Cape Town, South
Africa to Mexico City. The dates of World Track Cup #3 is June
16-18. Below is the entire 2000 schedule for the World Cup for
May 19-21 World Cup #1 Moscow, Russia
May 26-28 World Cup #2 Cali, Columbia
June 16-18 World Cup #3 Mexico City, Mexico
July 14-16 World Cup #4 Turin, Italy
Aug. 11-13 World Cup #5 Ipoh, Malaysia
Track Cycling Olympic Hopefuls Come to San Jose for EDS Track
SAN JOSE, Calif. (March 23, 2000) -- The Northern California Velodrome
Association presents the 2000 EDS Track Cup, March 31 and April
1, at the Hellyer Park Velodrome in San Jose, Calif. The racing
begins at 3 p.m. and concludes approximately 8 p.m.
This track cycling event is a prelude to the 2000 Sydney Olympic
Games and the NCVA 2000 season.
1996 Olympic silver medalist and multiple world champion Marty
Nothstein (Trexlertown, Pa.) and Canadian world championship
medalist Tanya Dubnicoff (Winnipeg, Man., Canada) headline
the field of riders expected to compete. Numerous other U.S. and
Canadian Olympic hopefuls will compete.
This event is the first test for many riders to help qualify for
their respective nation's Olympic Team. With riders from neighboring
countries also attending it will be marker to see how the United
best compare to the other countries.
The EDS Track Cup is an American version of the World Track Cup.
series is meant to increase the importance and development of
track racing in the United States. The recent resurgence of U.S.
Cycling internationally has rested squarely on track racing.
This series is designed to develop depth in the track disciplines
and provide more opportunity for top riders to compete nationally
The EDS Track Cup provides an opportunity for athletes to compete
in both individual and team competition. National rankings will
be kept in the sprint disciplines and endurance disciplines.
The 2000 EDS Track Cup Series starts in San Jose at the only velodrome
in Northern California. It then moves onto three other locations
country. The second EDS Track Cup is the U.S. Olympic Trials for
Cycling in Frisco, Texas (April 25-29), followed by stops at the
Training Center in Blaine, Minn. (June 15-17), and the EDS Elite
Cycling Championships in Colorado Springs, Colo. (August 22-25).
Hosting the first track cycling event in the nation for the new
a great honor for San Jose. Especially when you consider that
beginning of the last century San Jose was the hotbed of track
the country. Not many local residents are aware that Northern
and particularly the Bay Area have produced many of the nations
cyclists and continue to do so. This will be a great opportunity
spectators to see these superb athletes demonstrate their skill,
power and speed (up to 45mph) on our own local velodrome.
The velodrome is located at 985 Hellyer Ave., off Highway 101
in San Jose.
EDS TRACK CUP #1
San Jose, Calif. - Hellyer Velodrome
Friday, March 31
3 p.m. - Olympic Sprint Qualifier
4 p.m. -Women's Chariot Race Heats
4:30 p.m. - Men's Scratch Race Heats
5 p.m. - Women's Scratch Race Heats; Men's Keirin Heats; Women's
5:30 p.m. - Men's Points Race Heat
6:15 p.m.- Men's Keirin Rep Round
7 p.m. - Women's Chariot Rep Round; Men's Chariot Heats; Women's
7:30 p.m. - Men's Chariot Rep Round
Saturday, April 1
3 p.m. - Olympic Sprint Semifinal; Women's Keirin Semifinal
3:30 p.m. - Men's Keirin Semifinal; Women's Chariot Semifinal
4 p.m. - Men's Chariot Semifinal
4:30 p.m. - Women's Keirin Final; Men's Keirin Final
5 p.m. - Women's Points Race Final; Men's Chariot Final
6 p.m. - Women's Chariot Final; Men's Scratch Final
6:30 p.m. - Olympic Sprint Semifinal
7 p.m. - Women's Scratch Race Final; Men's Points Race Final
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.
(March 13, 2000) - The 2000 U.S. Olympic Cycling Team will consist
of 27 athletes, which is the most of any country scheduled to
compete at the XXVIIth Olympiad in Sydney, Australia, September
15 - October 1.
It is also the largest
U.S. Olympic cycling squad ever. In 1984 and 1996, the United
States fielded teams of 23 cyclists.
The United States, along
with France, the number one ranked team in the world, and "home
team" Australia, will each field 27 athletes. No country
qualified the maximum number of cyclists for a country, which
was 28 for the three disciplines of road and track cycling, and
mountain biking. Spain, Germany and Great Britain each have qualified
At the Sydney Games,
there will be a record 18 medal events, including a dozen in track
cycling, four in road cycling and two in mountain biking. The
United States qualified start positions in 17 of the 18 medal
events with the exception being the men's Madison event on the
1. USA - 27
1. Australia - 27
1. France - 27
4. Germany - 26
4. Great Britain - 26
4. Spain - 26
COUNTRY START POSITIONS
1. France - 39
1. Germany - 39
3. Australia - 38
4. USA - 36
5. Great Britain - 33
6. Spain - 31
TWENTY CYCLISTS HONORED
AS 1999 VISA/USA CYCLING ATHLETES OF THE YEAR
COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. (Feb. 21, 2000) -- Olympians Lance Armstrong
(Austin, Texas), Marty Nothstein (Trexlertown, Pa.), Alison Dunlap
(Colorado Springs, Colo.) and Kent Bostick (Oak Ridge, Tenn.)
riders who were named 1999 VISA/USA Cycling Athlete of the Year,
Cycling Executive Director/CEO Lisa Voight announced Monday.
Each discipline -- cyclo-cross, mountain bike, road, track and
BMX -- is
represented among the 20 recipients, as well as elite, junior
riders. The criteria were based solely on the rider's 1999 accomplishments.
VISA presents each winner with a $1,000 prize and an award.
"The United States has one of the largest populations of
cyclists in the world, so the accomplishments of these USA Cycling
are particularly special," said USA Cycling Chief Operating
Milburn. "USA Cycling and VISA are especially proud to honor
individuals, who are great achievers on and off the bicycle."
Armstrong and Karen Dunne (Colorado Springs, Colo.) were the winners
elite road category, while Dunlap and Eric Carter (Temecula, Calif.)
captured the elite mountain bike awards. Nothstein and Erin Veenstra
(Colorado Springs, Colo.) won the elite track cycling honors,
McGilvary (Tampa, Fla.) and Danny Nelson (Simi Valley, Calif.)
were the BMX
On the junior scene, Michael Creed (Colorado Springs, Colo.) and
(Perkasie, Pa.) collected the award for track cycling, while Kathy
(Lake Almanor, Calif.) and Matt Kelly (Colorado Springs, Colo.)
mountain bike awards. Brad Buccambuso (Logan, Utah) and Allie
(Lancaster, Pa.) were the winners for road cycling. Creed, Kelly
are members of the 2000 USA Cycling Resident-Athlete Program at
Olympic Complex in Colorado Springs.
A 1996 Olympian, Bostick who rides on the road and track, and
Cynthia Goodman (Redondo Beach, Calif.) won the overall masters
the year honor, and Stanford University's Megan Troxell (Palo
and Alex Candelario (Boulder, Colo.) of the University of Colorado
recipients of the collegiate cyclist honors.
Kelly and Dunlap collected the cyclo-cross award, which was presented
the first time in 1999.
"In an effort to create additional awareness of the sport
achievements across all disciplines, Visa, along with USA Cycling,
the VISA/USA Cycling Athletes of the Year Award," said George
director, Event and Sponsorship Marketing, Visa U.S.A. "This
award is just
one aspect of Visa's long standing partnership with USA Cycling
Olympic movement to support current and potential Olympians."
Visa is one of USA Cycling's long standing partners and provides
and marketing support to USAC Championship events, athlete and
programs, and actively works with USAC to promote cycling at the
level where Visa payment systems are the preferred payment choice
Complete 1999 biographies on each of the 20 VISA/USA Cycling Athlete
Year recipients follow this release.
FOR MEDIA ONLY: For additional information, contact USA Cycling
Communications Director Rich Wanninger at 719/578-4581, ext. 3280
e-mail at email@example.com.
VISA/USA CYCLING 1999 ATHLETE OF THE YEAR RECIPIENTS
Mountain Biking - Elite Women
Alison Dunlap, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Team GT)
Ranked second in the world ? Pan American Games, first, mountain
World Mountain Bike Championships, fourth; UCI World Cup series,
overall, one race win; NORBA National Championship Series (cross-country),
first overall - national champion, three race wins; NORBA National
Championship Series (short-track cross-country), first overall
champion, three race wins; Mercury Tour, third overall, three
stage wins ?
Sea Otter Classic, first, two stage wins.
Mountain Biking - Elite Men
Eric Carter, Temecula, Calif. (Team GT)
World Mountain Bike Championships, third, downhill; UCI World
slalom series, first overall, two race wins; UCI World Cup downhill
ninth overall; NORBA National Championship Series (downhill),
overall, top American - national champion; NORBA National Championship
Series (dual slalom), second overall
Mountain Biking - Junior Women
Kathleen Pruitt, Lake Almanor, Calif. (Santa Cruz)
Junior World Mountain Bike Championships, second, downhill; UCI
downhill series 39th overall; NORBA National Championship Series
downhill), ninth overall, three top-10 finishes; NORBA National
Championship Series (junior downhill), national champion, two
NORBA National Championship Series (pro dual slalom): 20th overall;
National Championship Series (cross-country), one third-place
Mountain Biking - Junior Men
Matt Kelly, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Trek/Volkswagen)
Junior World Mountain Bike Championships, sixth; World Mountain
Championships, fourth, team relay; NORBA National Championship
(pro), 13th overall, two top-10 finishes; Mercury Tour, sixth
Track - Elite Men
Marty Nothstein, Trexlertown, Pa. (autotrader.com/Cox)
Won three gold medals at Pan American Games to become first cyclist
achieve that feat ? also captured same three events (match sprint,
and Olympic Sprint) at EDS Elite National Track Cycling Championships
placed fifth in match sprint and sixth in Keirin at World Track
Championships. ?earned five top-five finishes in World Cup competition.
Track - Elite Women
Erin Veenstra, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Shaklee)
Won gold medals in the points race and individual pursuit at the
American Games ? placed sixth at World Track Cycling Championships
points race and eighth in the individual pursuit ?won individual
title at EDS World Cup of Cycling ? runner-up in individual pursuit
Elite National Track Cycling Championships ... ranked fourth in
Track - Junior Men
Mike Creed, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Colorado Cyclist)
Fifth in team pursuit and 15th in individual pursuit at Junior
Cycling Championships ? won team pursuit and individual pursuit
Junior National Track Cycling Championships ? won elimination
race at Copa
Cuba (junior), and points race (senior).
Track - Junior Women
Sarah Uhl, Perkasie, Pa. (NESCA/Trek)
First in omnium (15-16) and match sprint, plus third in individual
at EDS Junior National Track Cycling Championships ... captured
medals (500m time trial, match sprint) and one silver medal (points
at Junior Pan American Championships ? second in points race and
match sprint at EDS Elite National Track Cycling Championships
? fourth in
individual pursuit and fifth in points race at Copa Cuba.
Road - Elite Men
Lance Armstrong, Austin, Texas (U.S. Postal Service)
Winner of the Tour de France to become only second U.S. cyclist
accomplish that feat ... winner of four stages during Tour and
time in Tour de France history ... finished second at Amstel Gold
(World Cup) ... seventh in final UCI world rankings.
Road - Elite Women
Karen Dunne, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Celestial Seasonings)
Won gold medal in road race at 1999 Pan American Games ? won 1999
national criterium championship ? top U.S. finisher at First Union
Classic ? placed second at Wendy's International Cycling Classic
sprinters jersey at HP LaserJet Women's Challenge ? ranked 22nd
World Cup rankings (top U.S. rider).
Road - Junior Men
Brad Buccambuso, Logan, Utah (Logan Race Club)
Won road race, second in individual time trial and 14th in criterium
USCF Junior National Road Cycling Championships (17-18) ? member
World Road Cycling Championships squad ? won Tour de L'Abitibi
two stages ? placed 27th at Tour of Austria.
Road - Junior Women
Allie Warfel, Lancaster, Pa. (Red Rose Rockets)
Won individual criterium and road race at USCF Junior National
Championships (17-18) .. competed at Junior World Road Cycling
Masters - Women
Cynthia Goodman, Redondo Beach, Calif. (Landis Cyclery/Toyota)
Won two gold (500m time trial, points race) and two silver (individual
pursuit, match sprint) at Masters World Championships ? set world
500m time trial (39.3) ... silver medallist at Masters World Road
Championships (road race) ? named best all-around rider (BAR)
National Masters Track Cycling Championships (gold - 500m time
points race, individual pursuit, team pursuit; silver - Olympic
also set two national records ? silver medallist in criterium
Masters National Road Championships.
Masters - Men
Kent Bostick, Oak Ridge, Tenn. (Shaklee)
Won road race, time trial and criterium in men's 45-49 at USCF
Road Cycling Championships ? won 3,000-meter pursuit (setting
and second in the 20km points race at world track championships
best all-around rider (BAR) at USCF Masters National Road Cycling
BMX - Women
Marie McGilvary, Tampa, Fla.
1999 NBL #1 Super Girl title for 1999 ? placed 2nd at Orlando
Cup event in elite women's competition ? earned eight nationals
BMX - Men
Danny Nelson, Simi Valley, Calif.
Top NBL elite male competitor in 1999 ? NBL #2 Pro Open in 1999?.
nine nationals wins.
Collegiate - Women
Megan Troxell, Menlo Park, Calif. (Stanford University)
Member of World Track Cycling Championship squad (11th, individual
? first in two-kilometer time trial, along with second place in
race, 500m time trial and third in Italian pursuit at NCCA Championships
?helped Stanford to fourth-place finish ? fourth in road race
and sixth in
individual time trial at NCCA Championships, as Cardinal finished
in points race and individual pursuit at EDS Elite National Track
Collegiate - Men
Alex Candelario, Boulder, Colo. (University of Colorado)
Won 1999 road race national title and cyclo-cross crowns ? helped
University of Colorado win national collegiate team title in road
placed fifth in SuperCup (cyclo-cross) Senior Men's standings.
Cyclo-Cross - Women
Alison Dunlap, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Team GT)
Won Saturn/USCF Cyclo-Cross National Championship ? captured first
SuperCup finals in San Francisco ? earned spot on 2000 World Championship
Cyclo-Cross - Men
Matt Kelly, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Trek/Volkswagen)
Junior world champion in 1999 ? junior national cyclo-cross champion
Weltzikon Invitational (Switzerland) to become first U.S. rider
to win an
international cyclo-cross event ? captured junior title at SuperCup
in Portland, Ore.
ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL CYCLISTS FOR RESIDENT-ATHLETE PROGRAM
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 7, 2000) - USA Cycling has selected
cyclists to join the 2000 U.S. Olympic Training Center resident-athlete
program, USA Cycling Director of Athlete Performance Sean Petty
Brad Buccambuso (Logan, Utah), Adam Duvendeck (Santa Barbara,
Megan Elliott (Tama, Iowa), Will Frischkorn (Charlottesville,
Devon Hoff-Weekes (Long Beach, Calif.), Rachel Lloyd (San Anselmo,
Calif.), Michael Luther (Blasdell, N.Y.), Giddeon Massie (Avondale,
Pa.), William Skinner (Monson, Mass.), Allie Warfel (Lancaster,
Josh Weir (Indianapolis, Ind.) will live and train full-time at
Olympic Training Complex in Colorado Springs, Colo., in 2000.
Buccambuso won the U.S. Cycling Federation (USCF) junior national
race championship in 1999, followed by a victory at the Tour L'Abitibi
in Canada. He also competed at the 1999 Junior World Road Cycling
Championships in Verona, Italy. Duvendeck won the junior national
kilometer time trial and participated at the 1999 Junior World
Championships in Athens, Greece.
Elliott finished third in the road race and sixth in the criterium
the USCF Junior National Road Cycling Championships in Cincinnati,
competed at the Junior World Road Cycling Championships. Frischkorn
returns to the resident-athlete program after a one-year hiatus.
competed at both the 1999 Junior World Road and Track Cycling
Championships and captured the criterium national championship.
placed fifth at the '99 Junior World Cyclo-Cross Championships
Hoff-Weekes also competed at both junior world events in 1999,
fifth-place accolades in the team pursuit. In addition, he posted
of runner-up finishes at the national track cycling championships.
Hoff-Weekes will arrive in Colorado Springs later this year. Lloyd
finished eighth at the Chevy Trucks NORBA National Championship
(cross-country) and earned fifth place at the Pan American
Championships. Luther placed ninth in the individual pursuit at
Junior World Track Cycling Championships in Havana, Cuba.
Massie was a member of both the U.S. junior and elite world championship
squads in 1999. Skinner was a member of the junior national champion
team pursuit squad.
Warfel placed 14th at the 1999 Junior World Mountain Bike Championships
in Are, Sweden and won two junior national road cycling titles
race, criterium). Weir won a pair of junior national track titles
1999 (match sprint, Olympic Sprint) and competed at the Junior
Road Cycling Championships.
The goals of the resident program include identifying, supporting
coaching top young athletes and building the best athlete training
programs and structures oriented to the Olympic Games. Among some
alumni of the USA Cycling resident-athlete program are Bobby Julich,
Mari Holden, Christian Vande Velde, Erin Veenstra-Mirabella and
Earlier this month, the mountain bike resident-athletes were announced.
The resident-athletes are Adam Craig (Bangor, Maine), Matt Kelly
(Johnson Creek, Wis.), Skyler Reeves (Pinckney, Mich.), Ben Scherrer
(Bellingham, Wash.) and Jess Swiggers (Ramona, Calif.).
USA Cycling is the national governing body for the sport of cycling,
is comprised of more than 90,000 members competing in the disciplines
road and track cycling, mountain biking, cyclo-cross and BMX racing.