“We’re really excited about the calibre of riders representing Canada at the World Championships in Ostend this year,” said Scott Kelly, Cyclocross Program Manager for Cycling Canada. “We are incredibly grateful to each rider’s respective professional teams for their support throughout the season and at this year’s World Championships and we’re hopeful that this will serve as a springboard to greater success when Worlds return to North America next year.”
The team will be led by the current Pan American and Canadian champion Maghalie Rochette, who will be heading into the competition ranked among the top-5 in the world. She will be joined by the U23 Pan American champion Ruby West, as well as the U23 Canadian champion Sidney McGill.
“I haven’t had my best season this year; I got injured at a key point in the season and had several disappointing races as a result,” said Rochette. “However, I am now healed and motivated to end this season on a high note. It’s definitely possible for me to finish in the top-10 at Worlds, possibly even the top-5 if I have a good day.”
Due to travel advisories during the pandemic, athletes were only eligible for selection if they were already in Europe as part of their competition program. Canadian athletes will be supported by their trade teams and Europe-based Cycling Canada staff.
Sidney McGill (Edmonton, AB) – U23 Women
Ruby West (Dundas, ON) – U23 Women
Maghalie Rochette (Ste-Adèle, QC) – Elite Women
Source: Cycling Canada
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