Tuesday, October 11, 2005 - LatestNews
Rollerski Race to Select Canadian Woman for Dusseldorf World Cup

In an unusual situation, Wednesday will mark the first high stakes day of the 2005/2006 racing season: the female winner of a rollerski race in Canmore will be selected to represent Canada at the season opening World Cup races in Dusseldorf, Germany on October 22nd and 23rd.

Although the original plan was to have the dynamic duo of Sara Renner and Beckie Scott represent Canada in Dusseldorf's World Cup sprint relay, Scott has decided to forgo the trip in favor of training at home in preparation for this winter's Olympics.

All racers will use Elpex F1 rollerskis that will be tested to ensure they are roughly calibrated, providing equal racing conditions for all competitors. The course used will be the long established "uphill time trial" commonly used for performance testing by the Canadian Team, which is roughly 4km in length and is predominantly uphill beginning in Canmore and finishing where the Spray Lakes road pavement ends.

The women's winner will join Sara Renner, Devon Kershaw and George Grey for a trip to Dusseldorf in only one weeks time.

For more information on the race visit http://cccski.com/main.asp?cmd=doc&ID=3138&lan=0.

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