Gillian Ellsay of Courtenay is one of eight junior road cyclists who will suit up for Canada at the UCI Road World Championships from Sept. 20-27 in Richmond, Virginia.
Cycling Canada announced the selections on Aug. 26, with the 18-year-old Ellsay scheduled to compete in road race and time trial events. The other women are Liah Harvie of Banff, Katherine Maine of Ottawa and Gabby Traxler of Calgary.
The men are Willem Boersma of Portage La Prairie, Derek Gee of Osgoode, Ont., Adam Roberge of Prévost, Que. and Joel Taylor of Victoria.
The riders will participate in a pre-Worlds campaign before travelling to Richmond. Their schedule includes the Green Mountain Stage Race in Vermont (Sept. 4-7), a training camp in Bromont and the Critérium National (Sept. 12) in Montréal, which is part of the festivities surrounding the Grands Prix cyclistes de Québec et de Montréal.
Coaches Luc Arseneau (men) and Denise Kelly (women) will be leading their respective teams through to the World Championships.
– Cycling Canada