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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 Saturday 
with their third victories of the week.

In addition, two-time Olympic speed skating medallist Chris Witty (Park 
City, Utah) finished second in the 500-meter time trial in her first major 
cycling competition since the 1998 World Track Cycling Championships.

Nothstein captured the Keirin, one of four new events on the 2000 Olympic 
cycling schedule. The 1994 and 1996 world champion in the Keirin, Nothstein 
also established a Superdrome lap record with a time of 13.419 seconds. The 
old 250-meter mark was established by Nick Chenowth on May 15, 1998 

"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; I 
really could not have done any better. At the same time, Marcelo (Arrue, 
who finished second and led most of the race) is my friend and my training 
partner, so I was able to protect him a little bit for the silver medal," 
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 exactly 
where to put it. I ride my bike so much, I know exactly how fast to go. 
It was good for the people; it was good for the race. It was a safe 

"I accomplished what I wanted to do, and I did it all while still training 
straight through competition. My big goal all along is to win two gold 
medals in Sydney, and that's why I continue training straight through the 
Trials. I expect to go to Sydney. I expect to win in Sydney, and this was 
my first big sprint competition of the year. Sometimes you feel a little 
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.) to 
destroy the eight-team field and win the 30-kilometer Madison. Teams score 
points every 20 laps. The Shaklee duo registered 33 points by winning five 
of the six sprints. The duo of Mike Tillman (Santa Monica, Calif.) and Jeff 
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 to 
competing at the season-opening World Cup in Moscow in May."

The 1996 and 1998 national champion in the 500-meter time trial, Witty 
posted a time of 36.374 seconds to finish just .025 seconds behind the 
fastest U.S. cyclist, Tammy Thomas of Yazoo City, Miss. (36.349). Canada's 
Tanya Dubnicoff, who has won four world championship medals, recorded the 
fastest time in the event (36.155), but as ineligible since she was not 
an U.S. citizen.

The500-meter time trial is one of four new events to be held in Sydney. The 
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 (Canadian 
Olympic cyclist) put a bug in my ear in Calgary in January that I could 
ride the 500 meter time trial since not that many American women were 
racing in the event, and if it didn't work out I could go back to skating. 

"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. I didn't 
want to have an opportunity pass without giving it a shot. It also looking 
forward to a new challenge at this time of year, not just training. It's 
another opportunity too that if I make the Olympics, how do you handle the 
stress. And the more you are in situations like this the better off you 

Lucy Tyler (Miami, Fla.) won the women's Miss & Out race, a non-Olympic 
event Saturday. On Friday, Tyler, a past world champion and Olympic medal 
winner, claimed first place in the women's points race.

USA Cycling can add members to the Olympic Long Team. No U.S. athletes 
earned spots on the Olympic Team during five-day U.S. Olympic Team Trials 
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 in 
early July.

The U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Road Cycling is scheduled for May 18 and 
20 in Jackson, Miss.


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

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, 38.243
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, 40.965
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


FRISCO, TEXAS (April 28, 2000) - 1996 Olympic silver medal winner Marty 
Nothstein (Trexlertown, Pa.) showed his form Friday with a victory in the 
men's match sprint on the fourth day of the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for 
Track Cycling at The Superdrome in Frisco (Texas).

No athletes earned slots on the U.S. Olympic Cycling Team. The entire U.S. 
Olympic Track Cycling Team will be announced in early July.

Nothstein, who is a past world champion in the event, defeated Jeff Solt 
(Los Altos Hills, Calif.) in two consecutive races to win the event.

"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 Solt). I've 
been training really hard and this reward for all that hard training. I 
trained right up to this competition and I feel a lot better than I thought 
I would," said Nothstein, who set a Pan American Games record with three 
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 where I 
want to be, but I'm not in Olympic Gold medal shape. There's no way I 
could go into the Olympics and win a gold medal right now. "

In the women's match sprint, reigning national champion Tanya Lindenmuth 
(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. I have 
learned a lot from Jennie over the past few years during training, and I 
admire her as an athlete."

1992 Olympian Jame Carney (Flagstaff, Ariz.) won a pair of events Friday 
with victories in the men's 25-kilometer points race and the miss & out 
race. Carney captured the event with 25 points, followed by Colby Pearce 
(Boulder, Colo.) and Erin Hartwell (Indianapolis) with 20 and 17 points, 
respectively. The points race is on the Olympic competition schedule, and 
Carney finished ninth at the 1999 World Track Cycling Championships in 
Berlin, Germany.

"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. I was 
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 every 
10 laps during a sprint lap. The winner of the sprint lap earns five 
points, while the next three cyclists capture three, two and one points, 

Lucy Tyler (Miami, Fla.) was the winner of the women's 20-kilometer points 
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 with 17 
points. Tyler earned a bronze medal at the 1996 Olympic Games in the points 

Canadian Olympic medallist Tanya Dubncioff (Winnipeg, Man., Canada) set a 
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 last 

The fifth and final day of competition begins at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Among 
the events on the schedule are the men's Keirin, women's 500-meter time 
trial, men's 20-kilometer Madison and men's invitational flying lap record 
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 pursuit 
Wednesday in the second day of action at the U.S. Olympic Team trials for 
Track Cycling at The Superdrome in Frisco, Texas

Hartwell, who captured a silver medal at the 1992 Olympic Games and bronze 
four years later in the kilometer time trial, recorded a time of 4:38.736. 
He missed most of the 1999 campaign due to knee injuries and made the move 
to endurance track from sprint cycling in late 1999. Mike Tillman (Santa 
Monica, Calif.) registered the fastest qualifying time (4:38.234) and will 
face Hartwell in Wednesday night's finals.

1996 Olympian Kent Bostick (Oak Ridge, Tenn.) will vie for third place in 
the individual pursuit against Adham Sbeih (Granite Bay, Calif.), who will 
be riding his fourth career individual pursuit.

In the qualifying round of the men's Olympic Sprint, the trio of Johnny 
Barios (Redlands, Calif.), Marcelo Arrue (Woodland Hills, Calif.) and Sky 
Christopherson (Tucson, Ariz.) registered the fastest time during the 
750-meter race (46.912). Arrue and Barios were members of the 1999 Pan 
American Games gold medal squad. The third member of that Pan Am gold medal 
squad - Marty Nothstein (Trexlertown, Pa.) - was on the second fastest 
squad in qualifying. Christopherson won the kilometer time trial Tuesday.

The finals of the men's individual pursuit and Olympic Sprint, along with 
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


FRISCO, Texas (Apr. 25, 2000) -- Karen Kurreck (Los Altos Hills, Calif.) 
made her first track cycling appearance in two years count Tuesday at the 
first day of competition at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Track Cycling 
at The Superdrome in Frisco, Texas.

Meanwhile, Sky Christopherson (Tucson, Ariz.) captured the men's kilometer 
time trial in a time of 1:05.044. The 1995 national kilometer time trial 
champion was sidelined most of the 1999 campaign due to illness, and the 
Olympic Trials marked his 2000 debut.

Kurreck, who rides professionally in road cycling in Italy, posted a 
winning time of 3:47.538 to win the 3,000-meter individual pursuit title. 
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 Olympic 
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 Saturday, 
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. Olympic Team 
Trials competitions from track cycling and women's road cycling. While, the 
men's road cycling Olympic Trials will be featured on Saturday, July 1. 
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 The 
Superdrome in Frisco (Texas) on April 25-29, while the U.S. Olympic Team 
Trials for Road Cycling are slated for May 18 and 20 in Jackson, Miss.

PAX will capture the drama and excitement of 21 different sports qualifying 
athletes to represent the U.S. at the 2000 Olympic Games in Australia. 
Trials coverage will air on PAX over 14 consecutive Saturday nights this 
summer until the Games commence in September.

"This is one of the unique ways we are partnering with NBC," Sagansky said. 
"The U.S. Olympic Team Trials diversifies our programming lineup and 
broadens our audience, bringing new viewers to sample PAX. The U.S. 
Olympic Team Trials coverage will also provide an exciting promotional base 
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. television 
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, rowing, 
sailing, triathlon, volleyball, water polo, weightlifting and wrestling.

"With Paxson's regularly scheduled Saturday primetime coverage of the U.S. 
Olympic Team Trials, U.S. athletes will receive more consistent exposure 
than ever before as they pursue their dream of qualifying for the 2000 U.S. 
Olympic Team," Jeff Genthner, Director, Broadcast Marketing, U.S. Olympic 
Committee said.

PAX's Saturday night lineup pairs U.S. Olympic Team Trials coverage with 
"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.


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 federation).

Twenty cyclists, including men and women of various ages, from each of the five founding countries of the UCI (Belgium, the United States, France, 
Italy and Switzerland) will ride in Centenary Ride. The Centenary Ride 
(April 13-16) route is between Paris, where the UCI was founded in April 
1900 and Lausanne, Switzerland, the present location of the UCI 

Past U.S. Olympians Ron Kiefel (1984), Juli Furtado (1996), John Vande 
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 ride.

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 with a 
passion for bikes, would hitch a ride to the top of Mt. Tamalpais and blast 
to the bottom on single speed coaster brake clunkers recycled from the 
local dump. They'd head back to the top (if they could hail a passing 
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 the 
greatest technical advances in the sport. Through the Gary Fisher Mountain 
Bike team, Fisher supports some of the best athletes in the sport, 
including '97 World Champion and '96 Olympic Gold Medalist Paola Pezzo and 
'99 World Champion Michael Rassmussen. By supplying equipment to the Devo 
Junior Development Team (riders 18 and younger), Fisher also recognizes the 
importance of youth for the future of the sport. Fisher also has earned his 
own racing accolades, taking the UCI rainbow jersey at the 1997 World 
Masters Mountain Bike Championships. In addition to his duties with his 
company, Fisher volunteers his time to serve as an industry trustee on the 
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 27 national 
race wins, the most titles and races ever won by a cross-country rider.

Prior to her mountain bike success, Furtado was an accomplished ski racer, 
garnering a spot on the U.S. Ski Team from 1980-87. After a knee injury, 
Furtado took up cycling as part of her rehabilitation. Though she dabbled 
in road cycling (1989 U.S. national champion), Furtado settled on mountain 
biking and in 1990, at the first World Mountain Bike Championships, she 
took the rainbow jersey. By 1992, Furtado became the first mountain biker 
to wear both the downhill and cross-country rainbow jerseys. In 1993, she 
had a perfect season, winning every National Off-Road Bicycle Association 
(NORBA) National Championship Series event and UCI World Cup race she 
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 1997, Furtado 
called an end to her career after being diagnosed with lupus.

Throughout her cycling career, Furtado set the benchmark in mountain bike 
racing and her competitive demeanor won her the respect of her fellow 
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 trails, she 
also proved to be one of the sport's biggest ambassadors. Since her 
retirement, Furtado has continued her involvement with sport, serving as 
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 Denver, 
Colo. area and has traveled the world with his racing career. He started 
racing shortly after his family bought a bicycle store, Wheat Ridge 
Cyclery, and worked his way through local races to the national level and 
finally to the highest level of professional racing. Some of his notable 
cycling achievements are; seven-time Tour de France rider (1986-92), U.S. 
Olympic Cycling Team captain and bronze medalist (team time trial) at the 
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 of living 
in Europe and traveling around the globe, Kiefel has returned full-time to 
Wheat Ridge Cyclery in Colorado, which was recently voted the top bicycle 
store in the country. Kiefel has worked in television and radio as a color 
commentator. Annually, he travels to Italy to work cycling training camps 
and in his spare time enjoys hiking, skiing, woodworking and playing his 

JIM OCHOWICZ, Waukesha, Wis.
A two-time cycling Olympian (1972, 1976), Ochowicz was the founder, general 
manager and coach of the prestigious 7-Eleven Cycling Team from 1981 
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 de France 
(1986). It is considered one of the premier American cycling team in the 
history of the sport after winning the 1987 Tour of Switzerland, 1988 Tour 
of Italy, multiple Tour de France stages and several World Cup titles. He 
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 Cup 
championship, Tour de France stage races and the World Professional Road 
Cycling Championships.

Ochowicz, who is married to Olympic gold medal speed skater Sheila Young, 
has coached three World Professional Road Cycling champions - Greg LeMond 
(1983, 1989) and Lance Armstrong (1993).

He has been a member of the USA Cycling Board of Directors since 1996, and 
was inducted into the United States Bicycling Hall of Fame three years ago. 
He also serves on the Union Cycliste International (UCI) Elite Road Cycling 

A winner of three Olympic medals in speed skating, Ochowicz is married to 
two-time Olympic cyclist Jim Ochowicz. She captured her gold (500m), silver 
(1,500m) and bronze (1,000m) medals at the 1976 Olympic Winter Games in 
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 in the 
sport (1973). Sheila won world cycling titles in 1976 and 1981. Their 
daughter, Ellie, won a silver medal at the 2000 Junior World Speedskating 
Championships in Finland.

An Olympian in both cycling (1988, 1992, and 1996) and speedskating (1980, 
1984), Paraskevin-Young has won 10 national sprint titles in cycling during 
her illustrious career. She captured four world titles (1982-84, 1990) in 
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 (road 
cycling) title in 1981. A member of the U.S. Speedskating National team 
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 Games.

DAVIS PHINNEY, Boulder, Colo.
A 1984 Olympian, Davis Phinney is among the top American road cyclists 
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, 1990). 
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 national 
title in the road race, in addition to a national championship in the 
criterium (1983).

MIKE PLANT, Atlanta, Ga.
Mike Plant joined Turner Sports in August 1995 as president of the Goodwill 
Games and vice president of Turner Sports Events. In this role, he directs 
and manages all aspects of the Goodwill Games, as well as other special 
events acquired by Turner Sports.

In 1988, Plant founded Medalist Sports, a full-service sport marketing firm 
that operated premier cycling events such as the Tour DuPont, the Tour of 
China and the 1996 US Olympic Trials. Prior to starting Medalist Sports, 
Plant was the associate executive director of the U.S. Cycling Federation 
from 1986-88 and the executive director for the U.S. Canoe and Kayak Team 
from 1985-86.

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 Winter 
Games. Since 1980, he has been appointed to numerous committees for the 
U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) and the U.S. International Speedskating 
Association. In January 1989, he was elected to a four-year term as 
chairman of the USOC's Athletes' Advisory Council. Plant also served on the 
Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games (ACOG) Board of Directors and the 
Board of Trustees for the Salt Lake City Olympic Bid Committee for the 2002 
Winter Games.

Plant is currently the president of USA Cycling. In addition, he is a 
member of the Executive Committee of the International Union of Cycling 
(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 cycling 
competition at the Paralympic Games in Atlanta.
During that competition, he established world records in the flying 200 
meters and kilometer time trial. In 1997, Selinger broke two of his three 
world records and also won the 1997 masters national cycling and U.S. 
Disabeld Cycling Championships in the 40km time trial. He also finished 
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 career as 
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 
international powerhouse.

In keeping with Tom's active lifestyle, he managed to find time to get 
involved with in-line skate racing and was a 1991 National 10K champion. 
In 1992, Rollerblade, the Minnesota-based manufacturer of in-line skates, 
asked Schuler to manage a skate-racing team. Schuler then began to pursue 
sponsors for a mountain bike racing team and a road racing team which lead 
to the development of Team Sports, Inc.

Teams currently under management from Team Sports include: The Timex 
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 of 
Michigan. He and his wife Betsey Caron reside in Wauwatosa, Wisc. with 
their three children, Alex, Sami, and Gabi.

A two-time Olympic track cyclist (1972, 1976), Vande Velde also captured 
three national individual pursuit crowns (1969-70, 1972). His son, 
Christian, was one of the top youth riders at the 1999 Tour de France, and 
was instrumental in Lance Armstrong's victory at the Tour de France. A 
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 owns the 
Vandedrome, a portable wooden velodrome that has been used for numerous 
events, including the 1998 Goodwill games in New York. He is also a member 
of the UCI Track Commission.

1) The updated USCF NRC standings through the Wine Country Classic can
be found at

The men's national racing calendar standings remain intact, as Mercury
holds a commanding lead in the team competition, and they have four of
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 the track
cycling portion of the trials will take place. The U.S. Olympic Team
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 Track Cycling

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 Cup Opener

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 spots on 
their respective nation's Olympic Team. With riders from neighboring 
countries also attending it will be marker to see how the United States; 
best compare to the other countries.

The EDS Track Cup is an American version of the World Track Cup. This 
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 and internationally.

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 across the 
country. The second EDS Track Cup is the U.S. Olympic Trials for Track 
Cycling in Frisco, Texas (April 25-29), followed by stops at the National 
Training Center in Blaine, Minn. (June 15-17), and the EDS Elite National 
Cycling Championships in Colorado Springs, Colo. (August 22-25).

Hosting the first track cycling event in the nation for the new century is 
a great honor for San Jose. Especially when you consider that at the 
beginning of the last century San Jose was the hotbed of track racing in 
the country. Not many local residents are aware that Northern California 
and particularly the Bay Area have produced many of the nations best 
cyclists and continue to do so. This will be a great opportunity for 
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. 

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 Keirin 
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 Keirin Rep 
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 26 athletes.

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 track.

1. USA - 27 
1. Australia - 27 
1. France - 27 
4. Germany - 26 
4. Great Britain - 26 
4. Spain - 26 

1. France - 39
1. Germany - 39
3. Australia - 38
4. USA - 36
5. Great Britain - 33
6. Spain - 31


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.) headline 20 
riders who were named 1999 VISA/USA Cycling Athlete of the Year, USA 
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 and masters 
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 competitive 
cyclists in the world, so the accomplishments of these USA Cycling members 
are particularly special," said USA Cycling Chief Operating Officer Philip 
Milburn. "USA Cycling and VISA are especially proud to honor such great 
individuals, who are great achievers on and off the bicycle."

Armstrong and Karen Dunne (Colorado Springs, Colo.) were the winners in the 
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, and Marie 
McGilvary (Tampa, Fla.) and Danny Nelson (Simi Valley, Calif.) were the BMX 

On the junior scene, Michael Creed (Colorado Springs, Colo.) and Sarah Uhl 
(Perkasie, Pa.) collected the award for track cycling, while Kathy Pruitt 
(Lake Almanor, Calif.) and Matt Kelly (Colorado Springs, Colo.) won the 
mountain bike awards. Brad Buccambuso (Logan, Utah) and Allie Warfel 
(Lancaster, Pa.) were the winners for road cycling. Creed, Kelly and Warfel 
are members of the 2000 USA Cycling Resident-Athlete Program at the U.S. 
Olympic Complex in Colorado Springs.

A 1996 Olympian, Bostick who rides on the road and track, and track cyclist 
Cynthia Goodman (Redondo Beach, Calif.) won the overall masters cyclist of 
the year honor, and Stanford University's Megan Troxell (Palo Alto, Calif.) 
and Alex Candelario (Boulder, Colo.) of the University of Colorado were the 
recipients of the collegiate cyclist honors.

Kelly and Dunlap collected the cyclo-cross award, which was presented for 
the first time in 1999.

"In an effort to create additional awareness of the sport and cyclists' 
achievements across all disciplines, Visa, along with USA Cycling, created 
the VISA/USA Cycling Athletes of the Year Award," said George Perry, 
director, Event and Sponsorship Marketing, Visa U.S.A. "This award is just 
one aspect of Visa's long standing partnership with USA Cycling and the 
Olympic movement to support current and potential Olympians."

Visa is one of USA Cycling's long standing partners and provides financial 
and marketing support to USAC Championship events, athlete and development 
programs, and actively works with USAC to promote cycling at the retail 
level where Visa payment systems are the preferred payment choice of USA 
Cycling worldwide.

Complete 1999 biographies on each of the 20 VISA/USA Cycling Athlete of the 
Year recipients follow this release.

FOR MEDIA ONLY: For additional information, contact USA Cycling 
Communications Director Rich Wanninger at 719/578-4581, ext. 3280 or via 
e-mail at rwanninger@usacycling.org.

Mountain Biking - Elite Women
Alison Dunlap, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Team GT)
Ranked second in the world ? Pan American Games, first, mountain bike; 
World Mountain Bike Championships, fourth; UCI World Cup series, fourth 
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 - national 
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 Cup dual 
slalom series, first overall, two race wins; UCI World Cup downhill series, 
ninth overall; NORBA National Championship Series (downhill), third 
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 World Cup 
downhill series 39th overall; NORBA National Championship Series (pro 
downhill), ninth overall, three top-10 finishes; NORBA National 
Championship Series (junior downhill), national champion, two race wins; 
NORBA National Championship Series (pro dual slalom): 20th overall; NORBA 
National Championship Series (cross-country), one third-place finish

Mountain Biking - Junior Men
Matt Kelly, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Trek/Volkswagen)
Junior World Mountain Bike Championships, sixth; World Mountain Bike 
Championships, fourth, team relay; NORBA National Championship Series 
(pro), 13th overall, two top-10 finishes; Mercury Tour, sixth overall, one 
stage win.

Track - Elite Men
Marty Nothstein, Trexlertown, Pa. (autotrader.com/Cox)
Won three gold medals at Pan American Games to become first cyclist to 
achieve that feat ? also captured same three events (match sprint, Keirin 
and Olympic Sprint) at EDS Elite National Track Cycling Championships ? 
placed fifth in match sprint and sixth in Keirin at World Track Cycling 
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 1999 Pan 
American Games ? placed sixth at World Track Cycling Championships in 
points race and eighth in the individual pursuit ?won individual pursuit 
title at EDS World Cup of Cycling ? runner-up in individual pursuit at EDS 
Elite National Track Cycling Championships ... ranked fourth in UCI World 
Cup rankings.

Track - Junior Men
Mike Creed, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Colorado Cyclist)
Fifth in team pursuit and 15th in individual pursuit at Junior World Track 
Cycling Championships ? won team pursuit and individual pursuit at EDS 
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 pursuit 
at EDS Junior National Track Cycling Championships ... captured two gold 
medals (500m time trial, match sprint) and one silver medal (points race) 
at Junior Pan American Championships ? second in points race and fourth in 
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 to 
accomplish that feat ... winner of four stages during Tour and set fastest 
time in Tour de France history ... finished second at Amstel Gold Race 
(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 USCF 
national criterium championship ? top U.S. finisher at First Union Liberty 
Classic ? placed second at Wendy's International Cycling Classic ? won 
sprinters jersey at HP LaserJet Women's Challenge ? ranked 22nd in UCI 
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 at 
USCF Junior National Road Cycling Championships (17-18) ? member of Junior 
World Road Cycling Championships squad ? won Tour de L'Abitibi and captured 
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 Road Cycling 
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 mark in 
500m time trial (39.3) ... silver medallist at Masters World Road Cycling 
Championships (road race) ? named best all-around rider (BAR) at USCF 
National Masters Track Cycling Championships (gold - 500m time trial, 
points race, individual pursuit, team pursuit; silver - Olympic Sprint) ? 
also set two national records ? silver medallist in criterium at USCF 
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 National 
Road Cycling Championships ? won 3,000-meter pursuit (setting new record) 
and second in the 20km points race at world track championships ? named 
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 (Fla.) World 
Cup event in elite women's competition ? earned eight nationals wins.

BMX - Men
Danny Nelson, Simi Valley, Calif.
Top NBL elite male competitor in 1999 ? NBL #2 Pro Open in 1999?. earned 
nine nationals wins.

Collegiate - Women
Megan Troxell, Menlo Park, Calif. (Stanford University)
Member of World Track Cycling Championship squad (11th, individual pursuit) 
? first in two-kilometer time trial, along with second place in points 
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 ? third 
in points race and individual pursuit at EDS Elite National Track Cycling 

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 cycling ? 
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 place at 
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 ? won 
Weltzikon Invitational (Switzerland) to become first U.S. rider to win an 
international cyclo-cross event ? captured junior title at SuperCup event 
in Portland, Ore.


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 7, 2000) - USA Cycling has selected nine
cyclists to join the 2000 U.S. Olympic Training Center resident-athlete
program, USA Cycling Director of Athlete Performance Sean Petty
announced Monday. 

Brad Buccambuso (Logan, Utah), Adam Duvendeck (Santa Barbara, Calif.),
Megan Elliott (Tama, Iowa), Will Frischkorn (Charlottesville, Va.),
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, Pa.) and
Josh Weir (Indianapolis, Ind.) will live and train full-time at the U.S.
Olympic Training Complex in Colorado Springs, Colo., in 2000. 

Buccambuso won the U.S. Cycling Federation (USCF) junior national road
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 Track
Championships in Athens, Greece. 

Elliott finished third in the road race and sixth in the criterium at
the USCF Junior National Road Cycling Championships in Cincinnati, and
competed at the Junior World Road Cycling Championships. Frischkorn
returns to the resident-athlete program after a one-year hiatus. He
competed at both the 1999 Junior World Road and Track Cycling
Championships and captured the criterium national championship. He also
placed fifth at the '99 Junior World Cyclo-Cross Championships in
Poprad, Slovakia. 

Hoff-Weekes also competed at both junior world events in 1999, including
fifth-place accolades in the team pursuit. In addition, he posted a pair
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 Series
(cross-country) and earned fifth place at the Pan American
Championships. Luther placed ninth in the individual pursuit at the '98
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 (road
race, criterium). Weir won a pair of junior national track titles in
1999 (match sprint, Olympic Sprint) and competed at the Junior World
Road Cycling Championships. 

The goals of the resident program include identifying, supporting and
coaching top young athletes and building the best athlete training
programs and structures oriented to the Olympic Games. Among some of the
alumni of the USA Cycling resident-athlete program are Bobby Julich,
Mari Holden, Christian Vande Velde, Erin Veenstra-Mirabella and Mariano

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, and
is comprised of more than 90,000 members competing in the disciplines or
road and track cycling, mountain biking, cyclo-cross and BMX racing.

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