The Canadian Cycling Association announced some of the riders who have been selected for the upcoming World Championships in Stuttgart (September 26-30). In the elite men's race, Svein Tuft and Cameron Evans have been automatically selected for the road races, Tuft and Ryder Hesjedal have been selected for the time trial.
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 and Ryan Roth.
The CCA will send its list of contenders for the U23 World Championships to the Tour de l'Avenir in France, and the final selection will be made based on performances at the event which runs from September 6 - 15. Christian Meier, David Veilleux, Ryan Anderson, Éric Boily, Brad Fairall and Keven Lacombe will compete for the five spots for the U23 road race, while Meier and Veilleux have been selected for the time trial with Fairall as alternate, the organisation announced on Saturday.
Final selection for the road race at the road world championships will be made from among these riders based on an assessment of their performances at the Tour de l'Avenir.
The women will be selected in a similar fashion at the Tour de l'Ardèche in France, which runs from September 11-15. Leigh Hobson, Moriah Jo McGregor, Alex Wrubleski, Allison Testroete, Erinne Willock, and Julie Beveridge will compete for the road race spots, while Anne Samplonius was automatically selected for the time trial.