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CCA Announces XC and DH Selections for 2007 MTB Worlds

August 30, 2007 – The Canadian Cycling Association is pleased to announce the riders selected to represent Canada in the cross-country and downhill events at the 2007 Mountain Bike World Championships team, to be held in Fort William, Scotland, on September 4-9.

Thirteen athletes will compete in the cross-country events in Fort William and nine athletes will compete in the downhill.

Cross-country team

Junior Men
– Jeff Clarkson (Victoria BC)
– Francis Morin (Valcourt QC)

Junior Women
РAndr̩anne Pichette (Qu̩bec QC)

U23 Men
– Max Plaxton (Victoria BC)
– Neil Kindree (Garibaldi Highlands BC)
РRaphael Gagne (Qu̩bec QC)

U23 Women
– Emily Batty (Brooklin ON)

Elite men
– Geoff Kabush (Victoria BC)
– Seamus McGrath (Duncan BC)
– Ricky Federau (Abbotsford BC)

Elite women
РMarie-H̩l̬ne Pr̩mont (Ch̢teau Richer QC)
– Kiara Bisaro (Courtney BC)
– Catharine Pendrel (Kamloops BC)

The team relay team will be chosen by the head coach on site.

The team will be supported by the following staff:
– Manager: Sean O’Donnell
– Head coach: Houshang Amiri
РAssistant coach: S̩bastien Travers
– Doctor: Cara Ewert
– Chiropractor: Richard Robinson
– Massage therapist: Sylvie Raymond
– Mechanic: Chad Grochowina

Downhill Team

Junior men
– Hans Lambert
– Steve Smith

Junior women
– Anne Laplante
– Miranda Miller

Elite men
– Luke Kitzanuk
– Jeff Beatty
– Tyler Morland
– Alternate: Steve Chan

Elite women
– Micayla Gatto
– Claire Buchar

The team will be supported by the following staff:
– Coach: Chris Colbeck
– Mechanic: Mike Rothdram

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