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Lyne Bessette Ranked 7th in UCI World Cup Cyclocross Series

January 12, 2006 – Knowlton, Québec’s Lyne Bessette (Cyclocrossworld/Louis Garneau) continues to make significant progress towards her goal of success at the Cyclocross Worlds, scheduled to take place January 28-29, in Zeddam, Holland.

Bessette is currently ranked 7th overall in the UCI World Cup Cyclocross Series, the first Canadian woman to achieve such a ranking. Her recent performances Р2nd at the 59e Grand Prix du Nouvel-An in P̩tange, Luxembourg, 3rd place at Hooglede-Gits in Belgium, and 12th in Hofstade, Belgium Рhave helped her to rocket up in the standings.

Bessette is preparing for the Cyclocross Worlds in tandem with training as a member of Team T-Mobile at their training camp in Mallorca, Spain for the beginning of the European road season. T-Mobile’s early season racing plans include the Geelong Tour in Australia, the Tour of New Zealand.

UCI Cyclo-Cross Rankings – Elite Women
As of January 3rd, 2006

1. VAN DEN BRAND Daphny (NED ) 1590
2. VOS Marianne (NED) 1145
3. KUPFERNAGEL Hanka (GER) 1010
4. SALVETAT Maryline (FRA) 993
6. HOLLMANN Birgit (GER) 809
7. BESSETTE Lyne (CAN) 801
8. WYMAN Helen (GBR) 732
9. LEBOUCHER Laurence (FRA) 585
10. TRIQUET-CLAUDE Nadia (FRA) 584

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