March 13, 1995 |
Linda Brenneman of Laguna Beach took 17 months off from bicycle racing to start rearing her first child, Paul. She enjoyed staying home so much, she wasn't sure she wanted to return to serious competition. And when she did, she found out no one wanted her. As a result, she entered the season's first major American race, the five-day Redlands Classic, as an independent rider. Her status didn't matter.
June 18, 1992 |
Julie Ovenhouse scored a 9.5 on her final dive and took a 54-point lead over 12 qualifiers in the 3-meter springboard preliminaries in the U.S. Olympic diving trials Wednesday night at Indianapolis. Ovenhouse received marks ranging from 8.0 to 9.5 for the inward 2 1/2 somersault. She also received a 9.5 on her fourth dive--her highest score on the springboard since a pair of 10.0s in college. The same dive cost Karen LaFace a chance to stay within reach of Ovenhouse. LaFace received marks of 4.
September 2, 1991 |
Here near the Texas-Oklahoma border, a land of oil wells and pastureland where the wind never seems to stop, where the sun broils the blacktop and saps the strength, the cyclists come each year. They come by the thousands to ride in what has become the largest 100-mile bicycle race in the world--the Hotter'N Hell Hundred.
July 28, 1991
Gerry Tatray from Sydney, Australia, had the early lead as Race Across America moved into its first night. Tatray had a four-minute lead over John Stoneman of Bozeman, Mont., as the leaders passed the second time station at Desert Center, Calif., at 7:03 p.m., 186 miles into the race. The 2,930-mile race, in its 10th year, started at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Irvine Holiday Inn. The winner is expected to reach the finish line in Savannah, Ga., in about eight days. Loren Godshall (7:19 p.m.
July 27, 1991 |
The 10th Race Across America begins at 9 a.m. today at the Irvine Holiday Inn when a field of 37 cyclists of varying ability and motivation start on a 2,930-mile trek to Savannah, Ga. The cyclists will ride as many as 300 miles a day, stopping to sleep for as little as two hours a night in hopes of reaching the finish line at Rousakis Plaza in Savannah in less than 11 days. This will be the second consecutive year that RAAM has used this southern route.
July 26, 1991
The 30th annual Manhattan Beach Grand Prix bicycle race, the premier road cycling event of the year in the South Bay, will take place Sunday with 35 races in various age groups and categories between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. at Live Oak Park. The feature event, the pro-am, will start on a 1.4-mile circuit along Valley Drive at 1 p.m. A national field of competitors will include former U.S. and Pan American champion Davis Phinney and Tour de France veteran Jeff Pierce.
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July 16, 1991
The Vantage Foundation will receive a check for $3,000 today for money raised by the second annual Costa Mesa Grand Prix on June 16. The Vantage Foundation serves people with developmental disabilities through employment and community support and by donations to the Orton Dyslexia Society. The 30-mile bike race attracted 900 participants. It was followed by a competition among professional bicycle racers. Next year's race is tentatively scheduled for June 15.
April 11, 1991 |
Camarillo's Mission Oaks area will be transformed into a bicycle racecourse on Saturday, when the second annual Peter Jensen Memorial Road Race gets under way. Some top-notch cyclists, including Ventura native Roy Knickman, a member of the 1984 U.S. Olympic team, will do 25 laps around the 2.2-mile course. "It's a closed course. It goes around and around and around," said Don Carey of the Central Coast Velo Cycling Club, a race sponsor. "They always turn right."
July 17, 1990 |
As the last rider struggled up the steep grade to the finish line, the disappointment of the large crowd and, indeed, France itself, seemed to roll up the mountain with him. "He has lost the yellow jersey! Ronan Pensec has lost the yellow jersey!" a cacophony of broadcasters announced from loudspeakers and hundreds of hand-held radios that lined the route. Pensec, his weathered face pale as snow, dropped to the ground and slumped against the base of the winner's platform.