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July 10, 1991 | ELLIOTT ALMOND
RENEE DUPREL Cycling Renee Duprel had no interest in bicycling when the idea was presented to her at age 14. "I didn't really like it," she said recently. "My father made me start riding. My father and brother used to drop me on the hills and they'd rush me. I wasn't every good at it." Duprel wanted to play basketball and compete in gymnastics. Her father said cycling was a good way to train for a summer basketball camp, so she tried it.
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July 21, 1991 | ELLIOTT ALMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Connie Paraskevin-Young kept running into her sister-in-law, Sheila Young, at the most inopportune times. At the end of races. On a velodrome track. In a heap of tangled bodies and featherweight racing bicycles. In 1982, the two had a propensity for crashing when competing. The Olympic speedskaters-turned-track cyclists tumbled four times in one season, including the national championships and the world championships at Liester, England. Cycling observers began to wonder.
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July 21, 1991 | ELLIOTT ALMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Connie Paraskevin-Young kept running into her sister-in-law, Sheila Young, at the most inopportune times. At the end of races. On a velodrome track. In a heap of tangled bodies and featherweight racing bicycles. In 1982, the two had a propensity for crashing when competing. The Olympic speedskaters-turned-track cyclists tumbled four times in one season, including the national championships and the world championships at Liester, England. Cycling observers began to wonder.
NEWS
July 10, 1991 | ELLIOTT ALMOND
RENEE DUPREL Cycling Renee Duprel had no interest in bicycling when the idea was presented to her at age 14. "I didn't really like it," she said recently. "My father made me start riding. My father and brother used to drop me on the hills and they'd rush me. I wasn't every good at it." Duprel wanted to play basketball and compete in gymnastics. Her father said cycling was a good way to train for a summer basketball camp, so she tried it.
SPORTS
August 15, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Carey Hall of Australia won the men's pro sprint at the World Cycling Championships in Stuttgart, West Germany. Hall, 27, who beat defending champion Michael Huebner of Germany in the quarterfinals, outsprinted Fabrice Colas of France in both heats of the final. In the other final on the second day of the races, Jens Lehmann of Germany beat Michael Gloeckner, also of Germany, in the individual pursuit for amateurs.
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August 24, 1990 | From Associated Press
Connie Young won the women's sprint final today to give the United States its first gold medal in the World Cycling Championship. Earlier, the Soviet Union captured its fourth gold medal by winning the amateur team pursuit, outpacing West Germany by more than five seconds. Young lost the first race to compatriot Renee Duprel but bounced back to win the next two races and claim her fourth world championship. She won the world title in 1982, 1983 and 1984. Young clocked 11.
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August 20, 1988 | Associated Press
Ken Carpenter powered away from Mark Gorski on the backstretch and held the lead coming out of the last turn to win the men's match sprint championship and a berth on the U.S. Olympic cycling team Friday night. Carpenter, of La Mesa, Calif., defeated the 1984 Olympic gold medalist in straight heats and will represent the United States at Seoul. Connie Young, a five-time national champion from Indianapolis, defeated Renee Duprel of Seattle to earn the women's Olympic berth in the match sprint.
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August 23, 1990 | From Associated Press
Connie Young and Renee Duprel won their sprint semifinals today at the World Cycling Championships, setting up an all-American final. Young beat Felicia Ballanger of France in two straight races. Duprel lost the first race to Rita Raznaite of the Soviet Union but rallied to win the next two. Viatcheslav Ekimov of the Soviet Union won the professional individual pursuit gold medal with a time of 5 minutes, 39.040 seconds, 1.623 seconds faster than Francis Moreau of France, who won the silver.
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August 14, 1991 | ELLIOTT ALMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
About 40 of the United States' best professionals and amateurs will compete in the World Cycling Championships at Stuttgart, Germany, the next two weeks. The track races, which began Tuesday at the Hanns-Martin-Schleyler Hall Velodrome, will feature Southland riders Janie Eickhoff of Los Alamitos in points and pursuit events, Steve Hegg of Dana Point in pursuits, and Maureen Manley of Thousand Oaks in the team time trial and road race.
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June 28, 1992 | From Associated Press
Connie Paraskevin-Young maintained her edge over Renee Duprel to win a spot on the U.S. Olympic team and a seventh national match sprint title Saturday at Blaine, Minn. The victory by Paraskevin-Young in the U.S. cycling Olympic trials and national championships at the National Sports Center velodrome made her an Olympian for the fourth time in two different sports.
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June 29, 1992 | From Associated Press
Cyclist Bart Bell of Anniston, Ala., was in unconscious and in critical condition Sunday night following a crash during the tandem sprint race at the U.S. Olympic cycling trials at Blaine, Minn. Bell and tandem partner Tom Brinker of Washington, Mo., the 1988 national champions in the event, collided with Marty Nothstein of Trexlertown, Pa., and Erin Hartwell of Indianapolis. The riders were competing for the national championship. The tandem sprint is not an Olympic event.
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