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It's Canadian Cyclist of the Year awards voting time again, and voting continues till the end of the day Sunday Dec 20th. Far be it from me to want to influence the way you might want to vote for the write-in candidate for Canadian Cyclist of the Decade at the bottom of this survey, but there's more than a few Rocky Mountain team racers that would be in the running for that accolade. And a couple in the current Cyclist of the Year category too.

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Z2HHN89

Without prejudicing anyone's thinking... Rocky has had some powerhouse gals on the team in the last decade (2000-2009): Alison Sydor, Leslie Tomlinson and Marie-Hélène Prémont. They have ruled the roost for Canadians on World Cup and Marathon/Stage Race podiums in the past 10 years.

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And the results are in: http://canadiancyclist.com/dailynews.php?id=18063

In the write-in vote for the Canadian Cyclist of the Decade, Ryder Hesjedal was selected by 31.4% of voters, followed by Premont (16.6%) and two-time mountain bike world champion Roland Green of Rossland, BC (14.6%). Pro road racer Michael Barry (8.0%) was fourth and Lori-Ann Muenzer (6.3%) fifth.

Male cyclist of the year: Ryder Hesjedal

Female cyclist of the year: Catharine Pendrel

Hesjedal took 49.5% of first place votes. Former CC Award winner Geoff Kabush (Courtney, BC) finished second to Hesjedal, with 22.3% of first place votes, after a season that saw him repeat as National champion in mountain bike, finish fifth at the World Championships and win his first ever World Cup in Bromont, Quebec - Hesjedal was the last Canadian man to win a World Cup, in 2002. Zach Bell (Whitehorse, Yukon), who won a silver medal at the Track World Championships in the Omnium event, finished third with 5.9% of first place votes.


I'm guessing it's all the roadie votes that pushed it this way. Ryder Hesjedal's PR engine must have been working harder.
 
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