Canada announces teams for World Championships and includes Michael Woods
Sep 13 2018 03:05 pm CET

Canada announces teams for World Championships and includes Michael Woods
Canada announces teams for World Championships and includes Michael Woods
Photo by ASO/Thomas MAHEUX

The winner of the 17th stage of the Vuelta a España Michael Woods has been selected to be part of Canada's team at the upcoming World Championships. The women's team will include current national TT champion, Leah Kirchmann.

Canada's road race champion Antoine Duchesne will also be part of the team for the road race. "We enter both the men’s and women’s races with strong wildcard chances," said Team Canada manager Kevin Field. "Sara Poidevin has demonstrated she’s got the potential to be one of the best climbers in the world of women’s cycling.

"She’ll come in under-rated and I like that. Leah and Karol-Ann (Canuel) have consistently demonstrated top performances in the WWT (Women’s WorldTour) and Alison Jackson has had a breakthrough season. I’m really excited to see what our women can do. We have a strong, motivated and committed team that will once again be led by sports director Zach Bell."

"On the men’s side, Mike Woods has proven the ability to be among the best in tough one-day races like Liege (Liege-Bastogne-Liege) and climbing stages in both the Giro and Vuelta. Mike will get strong support from his teammates; everyone is pretty excited about our chances and committed to riding as a galvanized team."

Complete line-up of Canada for the World Championships road race (30th of September):

Rob Britton
Antoine Duchesne
Hugo Houle
Mike Woods

Men's individual time trial (26th of September):

Rob Britton
Hugo Houle

Women's road race (29th of September):

Sara Bergen
Karol-Ann Canuel
Alison Jackson
Leah Kirchmann
Katherine Maine
Sara Poidevin

Women's individual time trial (25th of September):

Karol-Ann Canuel
Leah Kirchmann




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