November 22, 2012 (Montreal, QC) – GSD Gestion/Kallisto/Specialized 2013 have announced their roster for the 2013 season. Michael Des Islet, team VP, is proud to formalize the Quebec and Canadian members who will be training in 2013. Signing their first professional contract, Quebecers Anne-Marie B. Morin, Alizée Brien, Audrey Labrie, Roxanne Pepin will join with Ontarians Kael Deverell and Sue Palmer-Komar. Palmer-Komar will play the role of team matron (sponsor).
“Obtaining UCI status is like taking possession of a house. We made our offer, did the payment process, and now the paperwork is at the notary’s! We will send the complete file to the UCI with our athletes and members of the organization,” said Gerard Pennaroya who handles this administrative task, indicating everything will be completed by mid-December.
“We are working on short and long term, I need to ensure balance. I am convinced that Canadian athletes will carry our colors in 2013 have the required prerequisites,” notes Des Islets. “The return of Anne-Marie Morin and Alizée Brien is not by chance but rather recognition their accomplishments in 2012. They showed undeniable personal qualities as well as a strong team attitude.”
“This is good news, it’s very motivating!” says Anne-Marie B. Morin, who took the opportunity to highlight the good work of team management.
2013 GSD Gestin/Kallisto/Specialized team:
- Alizée Brien
- Kael Deverell
- Audrey Labrie
- Anne-Marie B. Morin
- Sue Palmer-Komar
- Roxanne Pepin
- Marc-Wayne Addison, Directeur sportif
Squad member palmarès:
Matron: Sue Palmer-Komar
- 1st Canadian Championships, road, 1996
- 1st Canadian Championships, ITT, 2004, 2005
- 2nd Road, Commonwealth Games, Rivington, 2002
- 2nd Canadian Championships, road 1992, 1995
- 2nd ITT Championship, 1995
- 3rd Championship road, 1997, 2003, 2005
- Quebec ITT champion in 2012.
- Bronze medalist ITT U23 Canadian Championships, 2012
- 1st Sainte-Martine, 2012
- 3rd Battenkill, USA, 2012
Anne-Marie B. Morin:
- Quebec champion TTT, 2012
- 2nd Sainte-Martine, 2012
- 3rd Pont-Rouge, 2012
- 16th UCI GP Gatineau, 2012
- 16th on 3rd stage UCI Tour of Brittany, France, 2012
- Recipient of award for the best junior female athlete of Quebec in 2012.
- 6th World Championship track team sprint.
- Pan American Games silver medalist junior road 2012.
- Pan American Games bronze medalist junior track (Kerin) 2012
- 2012 Canadian junior Criterium champion.
- Bronze medalist Canadian junior road 2012.
- 43rd road World Championship
- 1st Quebec criterium Championship
- 1st ITT, Quebec Championships
- 1st ITT GP Charlevoix
- 2nd ITT Canadian Championships
- 2nd ITT Granby
- 2nd GP St-Basile
- 1st, Bruce TT, 2012
- 2nd, Horseshoe Valley, 2012
- 6th ITT Provincial Championships Ontario, 2012