February 26/04 9:03 am - Espoir Update, Calendars, Hesjedal in Het Volk
Posted by Editor on 02/26/04
CCA Espoir Project Update
One name was left off the list of riders previously announced for the European espoir spring project: Brandon Crichton, 19, of Burlington, Ont. is also a member of the eight-man Canadian team that will be tackling a tough calendar of events in France and Belgium.
National coach Yury Kashirin and espoir coach Jacky Hardy decided to send an extra two riders on top of the six the project had been planned for in order to help keep the riders fresh.
"We thought that six is very tight," said Kashirin. "With eight, Jacky can focus some people on the classics, some people on the climbing races. The group will be more flexible."
The complete roster for the project is as follows:
Brandon Crichton, 19, Burlington, Ont
Cory Jay, 21, Charlottetown, P.E.I.
Chris Isaac, 21, Newmarket, Ont.
Bradley Fairall, 18, North Vancouver, B.C.
Warren Tilbrook, 20, Fonthill, Ont.
Jean-Luc Pilote, 18, Beresford, N.B.
Dustin MacBurnie, 22, Truro, N.S.
Christian Meier, 19, Sussex, N.B.
Our Calendars section now contains the National calendar and links to all provincial calendars for 2004. Kudos to our intern Alex for taking on this time consuming task.
Hesjedal for Omloop Het Volk
Ryder Hesjedal is scheduled to race the Omloop Het Volk classic this Sunday, with the U.S. Postal team. He is not on the start list for the Kuurne-Brusselles-Kuurne race the next day.