Sunday, August 1, 2010

Canucks set to roll in.

Michael Barry's on board.


New Delhi will be the city hosting the Commonwealth Games this October. The Canadian road race team is ready and will be there with an experience group of riders.

Two veterans leading the men's team are Michael Barry & Svein Tuft. Barry rode a solid &  first Tour de France (99th overall) & ninth at the Beijing 2008 Olympics. At the 2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games road race he finished in ninth. Tuft brings high credentials; the 2008 Pan American champion, silver medalist ITT, 2008 Road World Championships, seventh at the Beijing Olympics TT, sixth consecutive Canadian TT title, 20th at the Melbourne Commonwealth Games road race and recent winner of the Tour of White Rock. Both are highly capable for the overall and if it's not their day there's three younger guys very eager.

Tour de France hero, Ryder Hesjedal declined the invitation citing further commitments with Garmin and wanting to focus on the last Pro Tour events of the season.

Joining Barry and Tuft will be Ryan Roth, Will Routley (recent Canadian road race champion), & Zach Bell. Bell is one to watch as he won this year's Tour of Delta road race. He's also riding track with Travis Smith (silver in the 2008 Kierin & bronze in the sprint 2006 Commonwealth Games).

A solid team ready to turn the red & white to gold in India!


Tuft's on!

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