By John Raffo , VeloNews Correspondent
The Canadian Cycling Association announced its rider selections on Wednesday for the UCI Road Race World Championships to be held October 9-14 in Lisbon, Portugal. Roland Green, who became the first Canadian man to win a cross-country world championship with his victory at Vail, Colorado, Sunday, will ride the elite men’s time trial along with national teammate and 2000 Canadian time trial champion Eric Wohlberg.
Green is not the only selected rider with impressive palmarés. Michael Barry, 1996 Canadian espoir national road race champion and Mark Walters, 1998 Canadian road race champion, will be riding the elite men’s road race, while Charles Dionne will ride the espoir road race.
On the women’s side, Lynne Bessette, who in 1999 placed second in both the Canadian national road race and time trial, will ride along side Sandy Espeseth, Genevieve Jeanson, and Sue Palmer-Komar in the elite women’s road race.
Bessette and Jeanson will do double duty by competing in the elite women’s time trial as well.