Team schedules season

Audrey Lemieux, Joëlle Numainville, Stéphanie Bourbeau (l-r)

Audrey Lemieux, Joëlle Numainville, Stéphanie Bourbeau (l-r) (Image credit: Team

Team, the only Canadian women cycling team with a UCI professional license, will start its season this February in Arizona with the Valley of the Sun Stage Race (16 - 18). The race follows on the heels of a training camp in Arizona (1 - 10), where the girls will become familiar with new team member and their equipment, such as the Argon 18.

After an early seasons spent in southwestern USA the girls will send a team to Europe to race several high profile races, including the women's Tour de Flanders (April 8) and La Flèche Wallonne (April 25). The summer will be highlighted by another big European race, the Tour de L'Aude (May 18 - 27). Several other races in both Europe and North America will lead the team to the world championships. Composed of mostly Canadians, the team should be able to field its riders in the national team for the Stuttgart race (September 26 & 29).

Elite team: Gina Grain (Can), Anne Samplonius (Can), Jessica Phillips (USA), Meshy Holt (NZ), Erinne Willock (Can) and Audrey Lemieux (Can). Development team: Joelle Numainville (Can), Stephanie Bourbeau (Can), Jennifer Stephenson (Can), Amanda Shaw (Can), Jennifer Magur (USA) and Alison Testroete (Can).

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