This week,  on March 24th, the women’s Canadian cycling team will take the spotlight as they compete in the Team Pursuit race for the 2011 World Championship in Apeldoorn, Netherlands. Head Coach, Richard Wooles, announced the women’s squad earlier this week. The members are Tara Whitten (Edmonton, AB), Laura Brown (Vancouver, BC) and Clara Hughes (Glen Sutton, QC.  The fourth rider, Stephanie Roorda (Vancouver, BC) will serve as the alternate.

The team who will represent Canada is excited to show the world how hard they have been working. Richard Wooles stated that "The four women that vied for a spot on the World Championship squad are all elite athletes with the potential and the ability to compete successfully at this high level." Don't miss the action and show your Canadian support by cheering on the 2011 Canadian Women's Squad.

Look for the races on your local sports television network or go to ESPN Live to stream the race online. ESPN Live 2011 World Championship

Check out the schedule and make sure you tune in this Thursday, March 24th, 2011

Race Schedule

March 23 – Men’s Team Sprints

March 24 – Women’s Team Pursuit; Men’s Sprints

March 25 – Men’s Sprints; Women’s Sprints; Men’s Omnium I, II, III

March 26 – Men’s Omnium IV, V, VI; Women’s Omnium I, II, III; Women’s Sprints

March 27 – Women’s Omnium IV, V, VI

 

To find out more about this race and the Canadian Cycling Association visit the official website: www.canadian-cycling.com.