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July 31, 1988 | United Press International
After qualifying for the National Road Racing Championships Saturday, cyclist Steve Hegg, considered by many to be the best U.S. hope for a road racing medal at Seoul, criticized the Olympic selection process. Hegg, 24, of Dana Point said he was unhappy with a process that requires the men to run a 33-mile heat through the rugged hill country north of Spokane just a day before the National Road Racing Championships. "Whoever decided on this is full of bunkum," Hegg said.
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August 1, 1996 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It might not look like it, but cycling is a team sport. That's why Steve Hegg sprinted out to chase down a couple of riders who tried to break away from the pack early in the 138-mile Olympic road race Wednesday. That's why Hegg was briefly in the lead during the fifth lap of the 17-lap race--and 93rd when it ended. Lance Armstrong was the United States' best medal hope, and in road racing, it's all for one. Period.
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SPORTS
May 25, 1989
A five-stage bicycle race featuring some of the United States' best riders will be held Friday through Monday through the streets of Redlands. Among the riders entered are Alexi Grewal, Greg Oravetz, Steve Hegg and Thurlow Rogers.
SPORTS
June 3, 1996 | From Associated Press
Twelve years after he won two cycling medals at the Los Angeles Olympics, Steve Hegg earned a chance Sunday to add to his total at Atlanta. Hegg, 32, of Dana Point, finished second behind Frankie Andreu in the points standings after a five-race series to decide which two cyclists get automatic berths on the U.S. team. Andreu, 29, of Dearborn, Mich., came in third in the competition's final event, a 137-mile road race Sunday, helping him overtake Hegg for the No. 1 spot in the final standings.
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November 3, 1985
Olympic individual pursuit champion Steve Hegg of Dana Point and former world road racing champion Marianne Berglund of Sweden are favored in Saturday's eighth annual Turkey Climb, America's premier bicycle hill climb, on the steep grades of Mountaingate Dr. in West Los Angeles. The climb, which starts at 9 a.m. at Sepulveda Blvd. and Mountaingate Dr., is a mile-long uphill ride where for every five feet traveled, it's a rise of one foot.
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September 11, 1988
Cyclist Steve Hegg, a gold and silver medalist in the 1984 Olympics, was disqualified from the 1988 Games because of a positive drug test for caffeine, the United States Cycling Federation announced Saturday. Hegg, 24, of Dana Point, was to be a member of the four-man pursuit team to compete at Seoul later this month. Hegg earned a silver medal in this event and a gold medal in individual pursuit at the 1984 Games. The drug test was conducted last month by the U.S.
SPORTS
May 17, 1996 | CHRIS FOSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Steve Hegg heard the words but not the warning. It was a couple months after the 1984 Olympics and Hegg was having dinner at his coach's house. He had come from oblivion, this skier turned cyclist, to catch almost everyone by surprise, winning a gold and silver medal. The air was very thin up there, but, boy, the view was nice. It was no time to heed advice. "Right in the middle of dinner, my coach's wife said, 'The hardest part of your life is just starting,' " Hegg said.
NEWS
August 1, 1996 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It might not look like it, but cycling is a team sport. That's why Steve Hegg sprinted out to chase down a couple of riders who tried to break away from the pack early in the 138-mile Olympic road race Wednesday. That's why Hegg was briefly in the lead during the fifth lap of the 17-lap race--and 93rd when it ended. Lance Armstrong was the United States' best medal hope, and in road racing, it's all for one. Period.
SPORTS
June 3, 1996 | From Associated Press
Twelve years after he won two cycling medals at the Los Angeles Olympics, Steve Hegg earned a chance Sunday to add to his total at Atlanta. Hegg, 32, of Dana Point, finished second behind Frankie Andreu in the points standings after a five-race series to decide which two cyclists get automatic berths on the U.S. team. Andreu, 29, of Dearborn, Mich., came in third in the competition's final event, a 137-mile road race Sunday, helping him overtake Hegg for the No. 1 spot in the final standings.
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September 18, 1988 | BARBIE LUDOVISE, Times Staff Writer
Before he won his gold and silver medals at the 1984 Olympic Games, cyclist Steve Hegg had described himself as a competition junkie, saying the drive to excel "is in my blood." But Hegg, a Dana Point resident, was disqualified from the U.S. Olympic team on Sept. 10 because something else was in his blood--caffeine. Hegg tested positive for the drug, which is banned by the IOC, at the U.S. Olympic track cycling trials at Houston last month.
SPORTS
May 17, 1996 | CHRIS FOSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Steve Hegg heard the words but not the warning. It was a couple months after the 1984 Olympics and Hegg was having dinner at his coach's house. He had come from oblivion, this skier turned cyclist, to catch almost everyone by surprise, winning a gold and silver medal. The air was very thin up there, but, boy, the view was nice. It was no time to heed advice. "Right in the middle of dinner, my coach's wife said, 'The hardest part of your life is just starting,' " Hegg said.
SPORTS
May 25, 1989
A five-stage bicycle race featuring some of the United States' best riders will be held Friday through Monday through the streets of Redlands. Among the riders entered are Alexi Grewal, Greg Oravetz, Steve Hegg and Thurlow Rogers.
SPORTS
September 18, 1988 | BARBIE LUDOVISE, Times Staff Writer
Before he won his gold and silver medals at the 1984 Olympic Games, cyclist Steve Hegg had described himself as a competition junkie, saying the drive to excel "is in my blood." But Hegg, a Dana Point resident, was disqualified from the U.S. Olympic team on Sept. 10 because something else was in his blood--caffeine. Hegg tested positive for the drug, which is banned by the IOC, at the U.S. Olympic track cycling trials at Houston last month.
SPORTS
September 11, 1988
Cyclist Steve Hegg, a gold and silver medalist in the 1984 Olympics, was disqualified from the 1988 Games because of a positive drug test for caffeine, the United States Cycling Federation announced Saturday. Hegg, 24, of Dana Point, was to be a member of the four-man pursuit team to compete at Seoul later this month. Hegg earned a silver medal in this event and a gold medal in individual pursuit at the 1984 Games. The drug test was conducted last month by the U.S.
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July 31, 1988 | United Press International
After qualifying for the National Road Racing Championships Saturday, cyclist Steve Hegg, considered by many to be the best U.S. hope for a road racing medal at Seoul, criticized the Olympic selection process. Hegg, 24, of Dana Point said he was unhappy with a process that requires the men to run a 33-mile heat through the rugged hill country north of Spokane just a day before the National Road Racing Championships. "Whoever decided on this is full of bunkum," Hegg said.
SPORTS
November 3, 1985
Olympic individual pursuit champion Steve Hegg of Dana Point and former world road racing champion Marianne Berglund of Sweden are favored in Saturday's eighth annual Turkey Climb, America's premier bicycle hill climb, on the steep grades of Mountaingate Dr. in West Los Angeles. The climb, which starts at 9 a.m. at Sepulveda Blvd. and Mountaingate Dr., is a mile-long uphill ride where for every five feet traveled, it's a rise of one foot.
NEWS
March 31, 1988
Greg McNeil of Ojai, an Olympic hopeful in cycling, defeated a strong field to win two events in San Diego this month. McNeil won the 40-mile Carmel Del Mar and the 78-mile Willows Road Race two weeks ago. The field for both races included 1984 Olympic gold medalist Steve Hegg, silver medalist Nelson Vails and 1983 Pan American Games champion Thurlow Rodgers.
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