|RIP Nestor Evancevich||rollo tommassi|
Sep 5, 2002 9:10 AM
|Sorry to report sad news, but for those of you who raced in the Midwest in the 80's and 90's probably remember Nestor.
He was diagnosed with advanced cancer in June.
As District Rep. (and then later, Regional Rep), Nestor galvanised promoters, racers, and other steadfast volunteers to create a racing program of over 100 events, starting with Parkside Crit. in March (Brrrr!) and ending with Cyclocross Championships in Dec (BBBRRRRRRRR!!!). You could race every weekend for eight months. No kidding.
He started American Bicycle Racing in 1996 after the 'coup' with the USCF that stripped him of all duties. Nestor was a Vietnam veteran, and so a setback like this did not deter him from continuing his service to the sport of cycling. ABR will continue in his memory to promote races in the Midwest on the road and on the track.
Nestor was a tough guy, but when I won my first race, he gave me the biggest hug you could imagine. I will miss him!
Thornridge Funeral Home
15801 Cottage Grove Ave,Dolton, IL 60419
take I 94 to 159th Street west
Sat. 9AM (Funeral)
St Archangel Michael Serbian
18550 Stony Island Ave, Lansing, IL 60438
Phone: (708) 895-8998
|Thanks for the notice nm||Pack Meat|
Sep 5, 2002 9:22 AM
|thanks for posting||lonefrontranger|
Sep 5, 2002 9:31 AM
|I knew Nestor had cancer; didn't know how advanced it was. My fondest memory of him was at an ABR Cyclocross Champs. in '96 or '97... There weren't any women there that day (a damn cold day out on the lakefront in Chicago), so he stuck me in the Juniors race, where I promptly got trounced. He insisted on giving me a winners' bouquet and making me pose for photos on the podium anyway.|| |