Team Changes at Team Rona
Continuing a year which has been as interesting off-the-bike as for the race mentions, Team Rona has announced that Émilie Roy has left the team. In a brief press statement, Roys' departure was made public on Monday.
Émilie Roy is no longer part of Team RONA. The young cyclist from Saint-Cuthbert, Quebec, and the team's directeur sportif, André Aubut, have agreed that her athletic development would be better served in another context.
"I learned a lot from my experience with the team," Émilie Roy explained, "but for the moment I prefer to pursue my career elsewhere."
"I wish Émilie all the success she deserves in her career," added Aubut. "She is a talented young cyclist, and I'm sure the world will be hearing more from her in the years to come."
Earlier this year, Team member Geneviève Jeanson made headlines when she took out a US racing licence after her provincial Federation, (Fédération québécoise des sports cyclistes (FQSC)) refused a Canadian licence renewal following an over-threshold hematocrit test in October 2003. Subsequent blood and urine tests were below the limit / negative. Full story, click here.
The Team Rona rider list is :
"Team RONA (www.equiperona.ca) is one of only two Canadian women’s cycling teams in the Elite Category recognized by the International Cycling Union. The team has exercised a policy of zero tolerance for banned substances since it was founded in 2000. This policy is explicitly stated in all its contracts."
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