August 25, 2007 – The Canadian Cycling Association has made selections for several road National Team Projects, including the Tour de l’Avenir, the Tour de l’ArdÃ¨che and some preliminary World Championships selections. They are as follows.
The CCA will be entering the following U23 men in the Tour de l’Avenir in France, which will be held from September 6 to 15:
– Christian Meier
– David Veilleux
– Ryan Anderson
– Ã‰ric Boily
– Brad Fairall
– Keven Lacombe
Final selection for the road race at the Road World Championships (Stuttgart, Germany, September 26-30) will be made from among these riders based on an assessment of their performances at the Tour de l’Avenir.
Canada may enter as many as five athletes in the road race and two athletes in the time trial.
David Veilleux and Christian Meier are selected for the time trial, with Brad Fairall as alternate.
The Canadian Cycling Association will be entering the following elite women in the Tour de l’ArdÃ¨che in France, which will be held from September 11 to 15:
– Leigh Hobson
– Moriah Jo McGregor
– Alex Wrubleski
– Allison Testroete
– Erinne Willock
– Julie Beveridge
(National road champion Gina Grain declined selection in order to focus on the track)
Final selection for the road world championships (Stuttgart, Germany, September 26-30) will be made from among these riders.
National champion Anne Samplonius is automatically selected for the time trial and will not attend the Tour de l’ArdÃ¨che in order to prepare specifically for this event. National championships silver medalist Lyne Bessette declined selection.
Canada may enter as many as six athletes in the road race and two athletes in the time trial.
There will be no pre-worlds program for the elite men. Canada may enter as many as three athletes in the road race and two athletes in the time trial.
The following riders have been selected for the road race:
– Svein Tuft
– Cameron Evans
The following athletes have been selected for the time trial:
– Ryder Hesjedal
– Svein Tuft
The third road rider and two alternates will be nominated on September 15 based on international results to that date from among the following athletes who met the minimum performance criteria:
– Michael Barry
– Andrew Randell
– Dominique Rollin
– Andrew Pinfold
– Charles Dionne
– Mark Walters
– Dominique Perras
– Francois Parisien
– Jacob Erker
– Ryan Roth