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Etape News
The Etape will not be taking entries directly through their website or by post for 2005. This means that you will have to order your trip through a designated travel agent and there’ll only be a couple of these in the UK. The route will be announced on the 28th of October. Keep checking back as we will have more news on who, where and what will be happening…

43rd Three Peaks
Rob Jebb won the three peaks Cyclo Cross race yesterday for the fourth year running. He won by a good margin over ‘veteran’ international mountain biker Nick Craig. The fell runner/cross expert romped home over eight minutes clear of Craig. Peak’s legend Chris Young was first Veteran and Louise Robinson was first woman in 4 hours, a very respectable time for the gruelling grovel over the Yorkshire countryside. A full report to come.

1. Rob Jebb
Wheelbase/Ron Hill
03-04.52

2. Nick Craig
Team Persil
03-13.21

3. Lewis Craven
 Wheelbase/Ron Hill
03-19.59

4. Geoffrey Beetham
Eastern Region Velo/Bianchi UK
03-20.05

5. Daniel Alexander
Matlock CC/Wards/Impsport/Farmers
03-21.53

6. Dale Goodwin
Paul Milnes R.T./Bradford Olympic C.C.
03-24.40

7. Oli Cox
Unattached – Leicester
03-25.00

8. Paul Oldham
Giant/Hope Technology
03-26.18

9. Ian Wilkinson
Giant Racing
03-26.26

10. Chris Young
Team Marie Curie/JD Cycles
03-35.34

11. Thomas Randall
Team Torq Bar
03-36.39

For full 3-peaks 2004 results

Tricky Dicky retires
Richard Virenque has retired. He decided to quit whilst he was ahead and that he had proved his point with an excellent comeback from the Festina mess. Like him or loathe him we will miss his attacking style and bobbing climbing. He is to stay with his current team as a PR man.
for more on the ‘French housewive’s choice’

Heras wins the Vuelta
An exciting end to the Tour of Spain saw Lance Armstrong’s ex right hand man taking the overall honours. Go to the
Vuelta website
for more info.

More Paralympic medals on the track
More medals in Athens as Paul Hunter and Ian Sharpe win a bronze, Second Gold for Darren Kenny on Day 3, Silver for Hunter & McGlynn, to add to their 500m gold from day 1, and Paul Hunter/Ian Sharpe win bronze in the Pursuit. For more on the Paralympics

And coming up on RCUK this week…
Review of some of the new stuff from the Cycle Show 2005
A full report from the 3-peaks
Some cross stuff tested
Racing cross, what’s it all about?
Etape news as it happens…

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