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Hesjedal, Tuft head Team Canada for Worlds

By:
Cycling News
Published:
September 14, 2012, 21:05 BST,
Updated:
September 14, 2012, 22:05 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News, Saturday, September 15, 2012
Race:
UCI Road World Championships

Numainville leads women's squad

Team Canada named its full roster of riders who will compete in the UCI Road World Championships in Limburg, The Netherlands next week. The elite men's road race team will be headed by Giro d'Italia champion Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Sharp) and Svein Tuft (Orica-GreenEdge).

The WorldTour pair will be joined by François Parisien (Spidertech-C10) and David Veilleux (Europcar) for the road race, while Tuft will also compete in the individual time trial.

Team selector Gord Fraser said the team is more competitive than ever due to the depth of Canadians at the top level of the sport. "We have more depth than ever to select our teams for major international events. This is a great sign that cycling in Canada is moving in the right direction, and is growing rapidly in popularity."

The women's team also demonstrated the country's depth of talent, with only one of its Olympians heading to Limburg, Joëlle Numainville (Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies). She will be joined by trade teammates Leah Kirchmann and Lex Albrecht with Véronique Labonté (CSM Epinay sur Seine) and Karol-Ann Canuel (Vienne-Futuroscope) rounding out the team for the road race.

Rhae-Christie Shaw (Team Exergy Twenty12), who missed out on the Olympic selection, was chosen to compete in the individual time trial alongside Numainville.

Elite Men
Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Sharp) [Road race]
François Parisien (Team SpiderTech p/b C10) [Road race]
Svein Tuft (Orica-GreenEdge) [Road race; Time Trial]
David Veilleux (Team Europcar) [Road race]

Elite Women
Lex Albrecht (Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) [Road race]
Karol-Ann Canuel (Vienne-Futuroscope) [Road race]
Leah Kirchmann (Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) [Road race]
Véronique Labonté (CSM Epinay sur Seine) [Road race]
Joëlle Numainville (Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) [Road race; Time Trial]
Rhae-Christie Shaw (Team Exergy Twenty12) [Time Trial]

U23 Men
David Boily (Team SpiderTech p/b C10) [Time Trial; Road Race]
Antoine Duchesne (Garneau-Québecor-Norton Rose) [Road Race]
Hugo Houle (Team SpiderTech p/b C10) [Time Trial; Road Race]

Junior Men

Nigel Ellsay (Cycling BC) [Time Trial; Road Race]
Benjamin Perry (Team CHCH) [Time Trial; Road Race]
Christopher Prendergast (Team Manitoba) [Road Race]

Junior Women
Ariane Bonhomme (Équipe du Québec) [Road Race]
Allyson Gillard (Équipe du Québec) [Time Trial; Road Race]
Saskia Kowalchuk (Team CHCH) [Time Trial; Road Race]
Audrey Labrie (Team Piste.ca) [Road Race]

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World championships