Posted by Editor on 09/18/04
Road Worlds Elite Squad Announced
The Canadian Cycling Association (CCA) is pleased to announce the elite men and women who will represent Canada at the Road World Championships in Verona, Italy, September 27 to October 3, 2004.
Based on the UCI Nation Rankings of August 15, 2004, Canada has been allocated two starters in the men's road race. Michael Barry, the highest ranked Canadian on the UCI Individual Rankings, was nominated to the team. Joining him on the start line will be the winner of the 2004 T-Mobile International, Charles Dionne.
The CCA has also named two alternates for the road race - Dominique Perras and Cory Lange.
In the women's race, Canada has the right to enter six women in the road race. Canada's team from the Olympic Road Race has been selected to the team - Lyne Bessette, Sue Palmer-Komar and Manon Jutras. Joining the three of them on the start line will be Erinne Willock, Amy Moore and Nicole Demars.
The CCA has named Audrey Lemieux as an alternate for the race.
Canada will have two athletes competing in both the men's and women's individual time trial event. In the men's event, 2004 National Champion Svein Tuft and 2004 Olympic team member Eric Wohlberg will represent Canada. Michael Barry and Charles Dionne have been named as alternates.
In the women's event, the CCA has nominated Sue Palmer-Komar, the 2004 National Champion, and Lyne Bessette. Upon notification, Ms. Bessette has declined the nomination, citing a desire to focus solely on the Road Race. The position has now been awarded to first alternate, Amy Moore. Manon Jutras has been named as a second alternate.
Pre-Worlds evaluation camps are on going at the moment in Europe for the Espoir and Junior Men and Women. Final nominations to the Worlds team in these categories will be confirmed within the next week.
Men's Road Race
Cory Lange - Alternate
Dominique Perras - Alternate
Women's Road Race
Audrey Lemieux - Alternate
Men's Time Trial
Michael Barry - Alternate
Charles Dionne - Alternate
Women's Time Trial
Manon Jutras - Alternate
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