"His knowledge of training techniques is a great asset, especially when you're really starting to progress in the sport"
- Rob Britton
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Sydor and Bisaro in Top Four at Mountain Biking World Cup

June 06, 2004

PacificSport Cycling Center's Kiara Bisaro continues to post career best performances in this year's World Cup of Mountain Biking Series with a third-place finish in Fort William, Scotland, while Canadian teammate Marie-Helen Premont of Chateau Richer, Que., finished second and PacificSport teammate Alison Sydor of Vancouver took fourth.

Bisaro, of Courtenay, BC, finished behind winner Gunn-Rita Dahle of Norway who won her third consecutive World Cup race, and edged Sydor at the finish line by half a bike length. Other PacificSport finishers in the women's field: Chrissy Redden, Victoria - 19th; Trish Sinclair, Victoria - 24th; Melanie McQuaid, Victoria 41st.

PacificSport's Ryder Hesjedal of Victoria was the top Canadian in the men's race in 13th place, six minutes and six seconds behind Swiss winner Christoph Sauser. The Canadian men were plagued by a series of mishaps. Hesjedal had to stop and fix a mechanical problem early in the first lap, while Geoff Kabush of Courtenay, BC had a wheel puncture and finished in 59th spot, and Roland Green of Victoria crashed after a spectator wandered onto the course in front of him. Other PacificSport finishers in the men's field: Seamus McGrath, Millgrove ON, 47th and Ricky Federeau of Vancouver, 81st.

The PacificSport National Cycling Centre, is one of six national centres (athletics, cycling, rowing, rugby, swimming, triathlon) at the PacificSport Canadian Sport Centre Victoria. The centre is one of eight Canadian Sport Centres, including Atlantic, Calgary, Montréal, Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan and Vancouver.


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