August 24, 2006 (Ottawa, ON) — Ryder Hesjedal of Victoria, BC, will represent Canada in the elite men’s road race at the 2006 road world championships on September 24 in Salzburg, Austria. Hesjedal was selected because he qualified Canada for one starter at road worlds through the UCI ProTour individual ranking.
National time trial champion Svein Tuft (Langley BC) will join Hesjedal in the elite men’s individual time trial on September 21.
Alternates for the road race are national road champion Dominique Rollin (Boucherville QC), Michael Barry (residing in Boulder CO), FranÃ§ois Parisien (Repentigny QC) and Tuft. Alternate for the time trial is Eric Wohlberg (residing in Sunnyvale CA).