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Mountain bikers fare well in annual Canadian cycling awards

Marie-Helene Premont

Marie-Helene Premont (Image credit: Tour of Japan)

Quebec's Marie-Helene Premont was chosen as top Female Canadian Cyclist of the Year for 2007 by CanadianCyclist.com. Premont, who finished second in the season-long World Cup and was ranked fifth overall in the world, won the vote with nearly 53% of first place votes. She finished ahead of Pan Am Games mountain bike gold medallist Catharine Pendrel and National Road Race Champion Gina Grain (18%).

Geoff Kabush ended the men's rankings second behind road racer Svein Tuft, who captured nearly 60% of first place votes. Kabush collected 22% of the vote ahead of Dominique Rollin (11%).

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Sue George is an editor at Cyclingnews.  She coordinates all of the site's mountain bike race coverage and assists with the road, 'cross and track coverage.