Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Breaking News!: Updated 9-15-2011

Leah Kirchman is my hero! OK that is not new news, but she has been selected to participate in the World Freak-en Championships!!! OMG!!!

Go Leah Go!!!

CCN: September 14/11 18:34 pm - CCA Announces Final Road Worlds Squad

Posted by Editor on 09/14/11
The Canadian Cycling Association (CCA) has announced the list of cyclists selected to represent Canada at the upcoming 2011 UCI Road World Championships to be held on September 19-25 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Head coach Vincent Jourdain is pleased with the selection: "I am confident that we will have a competitive team competing for Canada in Denmark. With less than one year prior to the Olympic Games, we will have some chances to make some final evaluations and adjustments. The programs in place at the Canadian Cycling Association have never been this healthy, and this is very encouraging. The entire team is now ready to surpass the challenges ahead."

In 2010, Guillaume Boivin won the bronze medal for Canada in the U23 road race. In 2008, Svein Tuft won the silver medal in the Elite Time Trial.

Elite Women

Clara Hughes (Glen Sutton, QC / Independant) Time Trial & Road Race [2011 Canadian Champion, Time Trial]

Leah Kirchmann (Winnipeg, MB / Colativa-Forno D’Asolo) Road Race [2011 Canadian Champion, Criterium]

Joelle Numainville (Montréal, QC / Team Tibco-To-The-Top) Road Race

Denise Ramsden(Yellowknife, NWT / Team Juvéderm-Specialized) Road Race

Rhae-Christie Shaw (Seattle, WA / Independant) Time Trial & Road Race

Tara Whitten (Edmonton, AB / Team Tibco-To-The-Top) Time Trial s& Road Race

Erinne Willock (Victoria, BC / Team Tibco-To-The-Top) Road Race

Elite Men

Dominique Rollin (Boucherville, QC / Française-Des-Jeux) Road Rrace

Svein Tuft (Langley, BC / Team SpiderTech) Time Trial & Road Race [2011 Canadian Champion, Road Race/Time Trial]

David Veilleux (Cap Rouge, QC / Team EuropCar) Road Race [2011 Canadian Champion, Criterium]

Michael Barry (Toronto, ON / Team Sky) [Alternate]

U23 Men

Guillaume Boivin (Longueuil, QC/Team SpiderTech) Road Race

Hugo Houle (Ste Perpétue, QC/Team SpiderTech) Time Trial

Stuart Wight (Riverview, NB/C4RC-Roanne) Time Trial

Junior Women

Allison Beveridge (Calgary, AB) [2011 Canadian Juniors Champion, Criterium]

Alizée Brien (Morin Heights, QC)

Annie Ewart (Brentwood Bay, BC) [2011 Canadian Juniors Champion, Road Race/Time Trial]

Gabrielle Pilote-Fortin (Neuville, QC)

Junior Men

Alex Cataford (Ottawa, ON) [2011 Canadian Juniors Champion, Time Trial]

Adam de Vos (Victoria, BC)

Émile Jean (Trois-Rivières, QC) [2011 Canadian Juniors Champion, Road Race]

Yohan Patry (St-Jérome, QC)

Ben Perry (St. Catharines, ON)


Posted by Editoress on 09/13/11
NRC Winner Janel Holcomb and  Canadian National Criterium Champion Leah Kirchmann to Ride with Team Colavita for 2012

Janel Holcomb, the top-ranked women's cyclist in the US, has signed with Team Colavita for a second season. Leah Kirchmann, #2 in the women's individual NRC standings, will also be returning for 2012. Directeur Sportif Rachel Heal made the announcement.

"We are thrilled that NRC winner Janel Holcomb will be racing in Colavita colors in 2012" said Heal. "This year, Janel proved she has the speed, strength, and smarts to win stage races throughout the US. We look forward to continued success next year."

This season, Holcomb, of San Diego, CA, won three of the major US stage races, including New Mexico's Joe Martin Stage Race, the Tour de Toona, and the BMC Cascade Cycling Classic. Holcomb, who started racing competitively after graduating from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a degree in Chemical Engineering, also captured four individual stage wins and numerous podium finishes.

Kirchmann, the reigning Canadian National Criterium Champion, sprinted to four individual victories and clinched the overall win at the Tour of Elk Grove. DS Heal said she is very excited that Kirchmann will be returning to the team for a second season noting, "This young Canadian has amazing versatility." She continued, "Leah has proven that she can win stages from both breakaways and bunch sprints."

Team Colavita raced to a near-perfect season in 2011, with more than 40 victories in one-day and stage races. For the second consecutive year, Team Colavita finished #1 in USA Cycling's ranking of women's cycling teams. Additional signings for the 2012 season will be announced in the next few weeks.
Courtesy Team Colavita

                    Leah Kirchmann (Can) Colavita [P] Jonathan Devich/epicimages.us

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