Cyclo-Cross NEWS
01.12.16
INAUGURAL CANADIAN CHRISTMAS CYCLO-CROSS PROJECT A SUCCESS
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Canada announces 2016 Worlds team

(Ottawa, ON – January 12, 2016) This past December, seven riders from across Canada took part in an inaugural Christmas Cyclo-Cross project in Belgium.

This project encompassed six races over a 10-day period during the Belgian “Kerste-Period” of Cyclo-Cross.

“We accomplished what we set out to do,” said Program Manager Scott Kelly. “Our elite riders posted some great results against tough international competition and there was visible learning and improvement taking place with our U23 and Junior athletes.”

This project fulfills a commitment by Cycling Canada to introduce developing Cyclo-cross athletes to international competition and to provide continued support to Elite athletes at select international races.

Building upon the success of this project, Cycling Canada is proud to announce the team for the 2016 Cyclo-Cross World Championships. Thirteen riders will travel to Europe to contest both the World Cup in Hoogerheide. Netherlands and the World Championships in Heusden-Zolder, Belgium. This number represents the largest amount of athletes Canada has sent to the World Championships since the 2013 race in Kentucky.

TEAM CANADA – 2016 CYCLO-CROSS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS – HEUSDEN-ZOLDER, BELGIUM

Elite Women

  • Mical DYCK* (Victoria, BC)

Elite Men

  • Jeremy MARTIN (Boischatel, QC)
  • Cameron JETTE (Toronto, ON)
  • Mark MCCONNELL (Calgary, AB)
  • Michael VAN DEN HAM (Edmonton, AB)
  • Aaron SCHOOLER (Edmonton, AB)

U23 Women

  • Ruby WEST* (Dundas, ON)
  • Maggie COLES-LYSTER (Maple Ridge, BC)

U23 Men

  • Isaac NILES (Calgary, AB)
  • Trevor O’DONNELL (Barrie, ON)

Junior Men

  • Gunnar HOLMGREN (Orillia, ON)
  • Brody SANDERSON (Orillia, ON)
  • Quinton DISERA* (Horseshoe Valley, ON)

 *denotes current Canadian champion