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Team Canada at Pan Am Road Championships Preview and Day 1 Full Results

by pedalmag.com

May 02, 2013 (Zacatecas, Mexico) – Canada had a strong showing on Day 1 of the Pan Am Road Championships as BC’s Annie Ewart was just off the podium in 4th and Quebec’s Alizee Brien was 8th in the women’s 20.8km ITT as the championships got underway in Zacatecas, Mexico.

Results (brief)
1. Ingrid Drexel (Mexico)    0:32:32.560
2. Carmen Small (United States)     0:02.91
3. Serika Guluma (Colombia)     0:13.31
4. Annie Ewart (Canada)    0:44.88
8. Alizee Brien (Canada)     1:19.32

Full results here.

Cycling Canada Release
The Women’s Canadian National team will be heading to Zacatecas, Mexico April 29, 2013 to May 6, 2013 to compete in the Pan Am Continental Road Championships. The team will be composed of some of Canada’s best ranked athletes in Allison Beveridge, Alizee Brien, Karol-Ann Canuel, Annie Ewart, Veronique Fortin and Leah Kirchmann.

The objective of the project is to gain knowledge and experience for these riders at the highest level while competing for the podium at a major event.

The following will be competing in the Road race slated for May 4, 2013:

– Allison Beveridge
– Alizee Brien
– Karol-Ann Canuel
– Annie Ewart
– Veronique Fortin
– Leah Kirchmann

The following will be competing in the Time Trial slated for May 2, 2013:

• Alizee Brien
• Annie Ewart

The team will be supported by Head Coach Denise Kelly, mechanic Chad Grochowina, soigneur Craig de Veer and team manager Tim Harris.

Many of Canada’s top men are on assignment with their professional teams and are unable to make the commitment for this event.

The priority has be designated to develop these women for the upcoming season and prepare them for major events throughout the season.

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