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August 26/15 14:06 pm - Cycling Canada Announces Junior Road Worlds Team

Posted by Editoress on 08/26/15

Eight Junior road cyclists will suit up for Canada at the upcoming UCI Road World Championships in Richmond, Virginia. The world championships will take place from from September 20th to 27th.

The women's team is comprised of Gillian Ellsay, 18, of Courtenay, BC; Liah Harvie, 17, of Banff, AB; Katherine Maine, 17, of Ottawa, ON; and Gabby Traxler, 17, of Calgary, AB.

In the men's races, Willem Boersma, 18, of Portage La Prairie, MB; Derek Gee, 18, of Osgoode, ON; Adam Roberge, 18, of Prévost, QC; and Joel Taylor, 18, of Victoria, BC, have been selected to represent Canada.

The riders will participate in a pre-Worlds campaign before travelling to Richmond. Their schedule includes the Green Mountain Stage Race in Vermont (September 4-7), a training camp in Bromont and the Critérium National (September 12th) in Montréal, which is part of the festivities surrounding the Grands Prix cyclistes de Québec et de Montréal.

Coaches Luc Arseneau (men) and Denise Kelly (women) will be leading their respective teams through to the World Championships.

Junior Women
Gillian Ellsay, 18, Courtenay, BC (RR, TT)
Liah Harvie, 17, Banff AB (18) (RR, TT)
Katherine Maine, 17, Ottawa, ON (RR)
Gabby Traxler, 17, Calgary, AB (RR)

Junior Men
Willem Boersma, 18, Portage La Prairie, MB (RR)
Derek Gee, 18, Osgoode, ON (RR, TT)
Adam Roberge, 18, Prévost, QC (RR)
Joel Taylor, 18, Victoria, BC (RR, TT)


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