Yellowknifer back in Canada team for cycling’s Worlds

Denise Ramsden
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Yellowknife cyclist Denise Ramsden will ride for Canada in her fourth road World Championships next week.

Ramsden, 24, has been selected in the seven-strong elite Canadian women’s team for the week-long event in Richmond, Virginia, which begins on Sunday.

Her previous best finish in a world road race was 55th, in Denmark four years ago. She failed to finish at the Worlds in New Zealand, in 2010, and in Italy two years ago.

Official website: 2015 Road World Championships, Richmond

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Ramsden was born in Hay River and spent most of her early years in Yellowknife before moving to Ontario as a teenager.

This season, she placed 14th in the Canadian national women’s road race – an event she won in 2012, finishing 27th at the London Olympics of the same year.

In Richmond, this year’s women’s road race will take place over a cobbled, technical 130-kilometer course on Saturday, September 26.

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