The Maple Leaf comes knocking


Maghalie Rochette

via Luc Claessen

Fayetteville, Arkansas (January 28-30) will be the venue for the UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships and Canada will send a 26-rider team.

World Cup podium finisher Maghalie Rochette who has excellent credentials this season: pair of wins in Rochester (September), second place at the Besancon World Cup, third place at the snow impressive Val di Sole World Cup, and fourth in the Superprestige in Boom.

"I'm really happy with my season so far. I had some of the best results of my career and was more consistent than ever. I think it's realistic to aim for a podium, but I really want to start this race with an open mind and I don't want to set any limits for myself. I've prepared as much as possible, so my goal is to cross the finish line feeling completely drained, knowing that I've done my best. 

-Maghalie Rochette

"The new skills and experience they were able to acquire will carry them well into this competition and further into their careers. We have a great group of development athletes and veterans, and we look forward to seeing them perform against the best in the world.

-Rob Holmgren. Team Canada

Team Canada for the World Championships

Junior Women: Jenaya Francis, Ava Holmgren, Isabella Holmgren, Kiara Lylyk, Ella Myer

Junior Men: Ian Ackert, Theo DeGroote, Sasha Renaud-Tremblay, Luke Valenti, Alexander Woodford

U23 Women: Christiane Bilodeau, Kelly Lawson, Katelyn Walcroft

U23 Men: Hugo Brisebois, Owen Clark, Tyler Clark, Matt Leliveld, Noah Ramsey

Elite Women: Siobhan Kelly, Sidney McGill, Maghalie Rochette, Ruby West

Elite Men: Malcolm Barton, Tyler Orschel, Brody Sanderson, Michael van den Ham