February 3, 2006 – Despite a disappointing decision from the Canadian Cycling Association, Audrey Lemieux continues to wish Canada’s Commonwealth Team success, even if it will be without her. As reported earlier today in the Saguenay-Lac-St-John paper Le Quoditienne, Lemieux will be the first person called if someone on the women’s road contingent is sick or injured.
“I truly believe that the women chosen do deserve to be on the team. I know it must have been a difficult choice, and sooner or later I too will have my chance,” commented Lemieux. For the moment, her chance is being at the top of the replacement list for the Melbourne Commonwealth Games. High Performance Director of the CCA, Sean O’Donnell commented, “We go a year at a time, but its certain that Audrey is a part of the future of Canadian cycling.”
Lemieux continues to prepare herself for the upcoming season, and has attended training camps twice in the southern US. “I feel good and can’t wait to begin competing again this season,” she said. Lemieux is riding for the women’s Colavita Cycling team in 2006.