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Team USA coach fined
|ATHENS, Greece -- An American cycling coach was fined Sunday
for giving a bottle of water to a rider outside the approved area
during the men's Olympic road race.
Jim Ochowicz, the men's Olympic road coach and the president of
USA Cycling, was fined the equivalent of about $162 by the
International Cycling Union. No rider was named or fined, officials
Temperatures topped 100 degrees on parts of the course Saturday,
so race officials allowed team cars to pass water and food to
riders over an expanded stretch of the course.
Tyler Hamilton was the top American rider, finishing at 18th.
Temperatures were cooler for the women's road race Sunday along
the same 8.2-mile course, but the more generous rules for providing
food and water remained in effect.
-- Associated Press