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Cycling Canada and the Canadian Olympic Committee have announced the roster of Team Canada cycling athletes nominated to compete at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. The 21 athletes are listed below.

BMX Racing:

Molly Simpson (Red Deer, Alta.)

Mountain Bike:

Isabella Holmgren (Orillia, Ont.)
Gunnar Holmgren (Orillia, Ont.)


Olivia Baril (Rouyn-Noranda, Que.)
Derek Gee (Ottawa)
Alison Jackson (Vermilion, Alta.)
Michael Woods (Ottawa)

Track (Endurance):

Erin Attwell (Victoria, B.C.)
Dylan Bibic (Mississauga, Ont.)
Ariane Bonhomme (Gatineau, Que.)
Maggie Coles-Lyster (Maple Ridge, B.C.)
Michael Foley (Milton, Ont.)
Mathias Guillemette (Trois-Rivieres, Que.)
Carson Mattern (Ancaster, Ont.)
Sarah Van Dam (Victoria, B.C.)

Track (Sprint):

Lauriane Genest (Levis, Que.)
James Hedgcock (Ancaster, Ont.)
Kelsey Mitchell (Sherwood Park, Alta.)
Sarah Orban (Calgary)
Tyler Rorke (Baden, Ont.)
Nick Wammes (Bothwell, Ont.)

Canada’s final Olympic quotas confirmed, selection of mountain bike, track, and BMX athletes hinged on performances at UCI World Cups and championships from 2023-2024. Road cyclists were chosen based on their global performances and adaptability to the Olympic course.

Isabella Holmgren, 19, is the youngest cyclist on the Paris 2024 Canadian Olympic Team. She’s a two-time world junior champion in mountain bike and cyclocross, and this year, she’s already earned two UCI U23 World Cup gold medals in mountain biking. Joining her is her brother Gunnar Holmgren, who secured his spot for Paris 2024 with an eighth-place finish at the UCI Elite World Cup in May, where he became Team Canada’s first gold medallist at the Santiago 2023 Pan American Games.

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“I’m very proud to soon become an Olympian, and being selected alongside my sister makes it even more special,” Holmgren said. “I’m building to my peak form over the next six weeks and I’m excited to get out there and honor the maple leaf.”

Michael Woods, 37, is getting ready for his third Olympics at Paris 2024. He earned a historic bronze at the 2018 UCI World Championships and secured Canada’s second-best Olympic result in the road race at Tokyo 2020. Woods also won his first Tour de France stage in 2023. Joining him is former track cyclist Derek Gee, noted for his breakaways and recent stage win at le Critérium du Dauphiné. Gee’s performances at the 2023 Giro d’Italia earned him the combativity award,…

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