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Canada’s 2006 Commonwealth Games Preliminary Cycling Team

January 13, 2006 – The Canadian Cycling Association is pleased to announce the preliminary list of athletes selected to the 2006 Commonwealth Games. Canada is entitled to a total of 19 athletes for the cycling competitions at the Games, which will be held in Melbourne, Australia, from March 16 to 26.

Any modifications to this list will be made in a final announcement after the Los Angeles Track World Cup on Jan. 20-22.

Mountain Bike Women:
РMarie-H̩l̬ne Pr̩mont
– Kiara Bisaro
Note : Alison Sydor declined selection

Mountain Bike Men:
– Geoff Kabush
– Seamus McGrath

Road Women:
– Sue Palmer-Komar
– Lyne Bessette
– Erinne Willock
– Amy Moore
– Reserve: Audrey Lemieux
Note : Geneviève Jeanson declined selection. The fifth and sixth spots on the team will be announced following the final decision on the men’s track endurance team, and will be filled by reserve and/or endurance track athletes.

Road Men:
РFran̤ois Parisien
– Svein Tuft
– Charles Dionne
– Gord Fraser
– Reserves: Dominique Perras, Mark Walters, Eric Wohlberg
Note : Michael Barry and Ryder Hesjedal declined selection due to team obligations. Charles Dionne’s team has yet to confirm his availability for the Games. The fifth and sixth spots on the team will be announced following the final decision on the men’s track endurance team, and will be filled by reserve and/or mountain bike and/or endurance track athletes.

Track Women:
Endurance:
– Mandy Poitras
– Gina Grain
Note: Lori-Ann Muenzer declined selection.

Track Men:
Sprint:
– Travis Smith
– Cam MacKinnon
– Yannick Morin
Note: Up to two endurance men may be selected following the Los Angeles World Cup.






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