Albrecht Named to Cycling Canada's Roster for 2017 World Championships
"The 2017 Road Worlds mark a special time for Cycling Canada," said Jacques Landry, Chief Technical Officer and Head Coach at Cycling Canada. "It highlights the culmination of the first year that Cycling Canada has truly invested in our road athletes through the Maple Leaf Project.
"Under the leadership of road manager Kevin Field, a team has been selected from among our best road athletes, as well as some track endurance riders," Landry said. "They are equipped to battle both the gruelling time trial and road courses designed by the Bergen organizing committee, in addition to the challenging weather condition that only this part of the world can offer."
Olympians Karol-Ann Canuel, Leah Kirchmann and Kirsti Lay will be joined by Lex Albrecht, Sara Bergen and Alison Jackson for the road race, with Canuel and Kirchmann also racing the time trial.
This will be the 4th time Albrecht will represent Canada at the World Championships. She raced in the Valkenburg, Netherlands (2012), Florence, Italy (2013), Ponferada, Spain (2014). "It's a huge honour and a big responsability to represent Canada at the World Championships. This is the biggest and most important race of the year. I am really excited about the roster we have this year. I know that we have some exceptional talent that has been performing extremely well on the World Tour level the past few seasons. My role will be to support my teammates to have the best shot at brining home the Rainbow Stripes at the end of the month."