It is time for the 2001 Canadian Cyclist of the Year balloting to begin! There will be 3 categories to vote on:

Canadian Cyclist of the Year - Male
Canadian Cyclist of the Year - Female
Best Individual Performance

Within each category we have pre-selected nominees, and have provided a short description of their accomplishments for the year. Your job is to choose among the possibilities within each category and submit your vote (one per person, please!). Voting will close at Noon EST, November 17th. The results will be posted on the Canadian Cyclist website the same day.

Canadian Male Cyclist of the Year:
Michael Barry Fourth Peace Race, Second San Francisco GP, Second Nationals, 4th GP Beauce, 4th Cascade Classic.
Roland Green World Champion (XC and Team Relay), World Cup Champion, Norba XC and Short Track Champion
Ryder Hesjedal World Champion Team Relay, silver medal World Championship XC Espoir, top Espoir in multiple World Cups,
World Cup Espoir leader in season.
Svein Tuft Winner final stage GP Beauce, second national ITT, numerous other high placings.

Canadian Female Cyclist of the Year:
Lyne Bessette Winner Tour de l'Aude and HP Classic stage races, Winner road race and ITT national championships.
Genevieve Jeanson Winner Redlands Classic, winner Montreal World Cup, numerous other high placings.
Lori-Ann Muenzer Silver and bronze medal world championships, Gold medal World Cup, numerous other high placings.
Chrissy Redden World Champion Team Relay, winner World Cup final, multiple top-5 World Cup results, Norba wins.
Alison Sydor World Championship silver medal, multiple World Cup/Norba and other international event placings, national champion.

Best Individual Performance:
Lyne Bessette Tour de l'Aude - 1st
Gord Fraser Tour de Langkawi Stage 1 - 1st
Roland Green Mountain Bike World Championships - Cross-country World Champion
Genevieve Jeanson Montreal World Cup - 1st
Lori-Ann Muenzer World Track Championships - 500M Silver
Sue Palmer Road World Championships - 10th
Chrissy Redden World Cup Final - 1st
Alison Sydor World Championship XC silver medal
Svein Tuft GP Beauce Stage 6 - 1st