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CCA Announces Team Selections for the 2011 UCI MTB and Trial World Championships

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August 12, 2011 (Ottawa, ON) – The Canadian Cycling Association is pleased to announce the roster selected to compete for Canada in the downhill and four-cross races at the 2011 UCI Mountain Bike and Trial World Championships in Champéry, Switzerland from August 31-September 4, 2011.

Amongst the group of talented riders, we find Lauren Rosser of Squamish, British Columbia, who will be defending her World title in the women’s junior downhill race. Last season, on home soil in Mont-Sainte-Anne, Rosser surprise everyone –even herself- as she sped down the course to post the fastest time for the World Championships title. This season, Rosser won the Canada Cup title in the women’s Elite category, with two victories on the tour.

In the men’s elite race, we find Steve Smith, silver medallist at the 2010 World Championships and World Cup medallist this season on the UCI World Cup tour. The defending Canadian Champion Andrew Mitchell will also be racing for Canada. Olympic ski-cross rider Chris Del Bosco will also be racing at his first World Championships for Canada.

Rob Fraser, the 2011 Canada Cup Champion in downhill, will also be part of the group. Fraser won the Canada Cup by a mere five points in the very last race of the season in Panorama Mountain Village.

On the women’s front, Claire Buchar, the defending Canadian Champion, will be joined by Micayla Gatto, Canada’s top ranked rider on the UCI World Cup tour and Miranda Millar amongst others.

Canadian Team – 2011 UCI Mountain Bike and Trial World Championships

Downhill

Elite Men
– Steve Smith (Cassidy, BC)
– Andrew Mitchell (Victoria, BC)
– Chris Del Bosco (Montreal, QC)
– Rob Fraser (Pickering, ON)
– Yann Gauvin (Québec, QC)
– Dean Tennant (Sidney, BC)

Elite Women
– Micayla Gatto (Garibaldi Heights, BC)
– Claire Buchar (Whistler, BC)
– Miranda Miller (Squamish, BC)
– Casey Brown (Revelstoke, QC)
– Danice Uyseugi (North Vancouver, BC)
– Anne Laplante (Gatineau, QC)
– Katarine Short (Halfmoon Bay, BC)

Junior Men
– Kyle Sangers (Kingston, ON)
– Riley Suhan (Golden, BC)
– Luke Stevens (Calgary, AB)
– Jorden Hodder (St. Johns, NL)

Junior Women
– Lauren Rosser (Squamish, BC)
– Kelsey Begg (Langley, BC)

Four-Cross (4X)
Elite Men
– Harold Woolnough
– Matt Zdriulk
– Kye Walstrom (Vancouver, BC)

Elite Women
– Anne Laplante (Gatineau, QC)





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