Leah Kirchmann makes selection pool for Worlds

Strong Pool of Canadian Riders for Road World Championships

Ramsden, Hughes, Kirchmann and Shaw in the hunt for Road Cycling World Championships

The 2012 UCI Road World Championships, is set for September 15 to 23 in Limburg, Netherlands.

The Elite Women pool is headlined by Canadian Champions Denise Ramsden and Clara Hughes, who took the Canadian titles in the Road race and Time Trials respectively. Leah Kirchmann and Rhea Shaw received Automatic selection to the pool, winning medals at the 2012 UCI Pan-American Championships in Mar del Plata, Argentina, earlier this spring.

Antoine Duchesne, who won the U23 road race at the recent Canadian Championships, and Hugo Houle, who posted the fastest time in the ITT among the young riders, will also be strong contenders for the World Championships.

Tara Whitten is also in the selection pool. Whitten was Canada’s top rider at the 2011 edition of the Road World Championships, finishing in fourth place in the women’s time trial.