Alison Sydor riding high

BOB MACKIN -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 12:49 PM ET

Alison Sydor is riding into the British Columbia Sports Hall of Fame.

The three-time world champion mountain biker and 1996 Olympic silver medallist was named to the B.C. Place Stadium sports shrine yesterday.

"It sure is fantastic to know that you've made the mark in your sport and somebody's noticed," said the 41-year-old North Vancouverite. "I've been really fortunate to have had such a long career."

Sydor finished second overall in the 2007 U.S. Grand Prix of Cyclocross series and may bid for a spot on Canada's 2008 Olympic mountain bike team.

Joining Sydor in the hall are: Buffalo Sabres great Danny Gare, tennis star Helen Kelesi, four-time Rugby World Cup participant Gareth Rees, and the late Domenic Mobilio, North American pro soccer's second highest goal scorer.

Other inductees include: curling's Kelly Scott rink (team); baseball's Helen and Margaret Callaghan (pioneers); figure skating's Ted Barton and softball's Glen Todd (builders); and broadcaster Bernie Pascall (media).

Induction is May 29 at the Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre.


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