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It is time for the 2004 Canadian Cyclist of the Year balloting to begin! This is the seventh year for these annual Reader's Choice awards. Thousands of readers will cast ballots to select the top Canadian cyclists for the 2004 cycling season. 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, January 1st, 2005. The results will be posted on the Canadian Cyclist website the same day.

Canadian Male Cyclist of the Year:
Michael Barry Top Canadian in UCI road rankings, 7th Championship of Zurich, 1st TTT Vuelta Espana, 6th Wachovia Classic, 32nd Olympic road race, multiple top-10 finishes in international UCI events
Gord Fraser National road champion, 2 stages and sprint jersey Tour de Georgia, Olympic team, 3rd USPro Championship, 3rd overall USPro Tour, multiple top-3 finishes in U.S. and international pro events
Geoff Kabush Norba National series champion, multiple Norba National series wins and top-3 placings, 10th Mont Ste Anne World Cup, National cyclo-cross champion, multiple U.S. cyclo-cross wins and placings
Seamus McGrath 9th Olympic cross country, 7th Calgary World Cup, 8th Mont Ste Anne World Cup, multiple placings in Norba National series

Canadian Female Cyclist of the Year:
Lori-Anne Muenzer Gold medal Olympic sprint, 7th Olympic 500M, Bronze medal Track Worlds sprint, 3rd World Cup Final sprint, 2nd World Cup Final 500M, national champion sprint and 500M
Marie-Helene Premont Olympic silver medal cross country, 4th Worlds, 2nd overall World Cup series, multiple top-3 World Cup placings, 6th world rankings, National champion cross country
Alison Sydor 4th Olympic cross country, Bronze medal Worlds (14th consecutive top-5 Worlds finish), 3rd overall world rankings, 5th overall World Cup series, multiple top-5 World Cup placings, 1st Waco Norba National, multiple European wins and placings

Best Individual Performance:
Charles Dionne Wins San Francisco T-Mobile International for second time in three years against strong international field.
Gord Fraser Wins final stage of Tour de Georgia, beating Mario Cipollini.
Genevieve Jeanson Wins Montreal Women's World Cup road race.
Lori-Anne Muenzer Olympic Gold medal ride in sprint (first cycling gold medal for Canada).
Sue Palmer-Komar National champion Individual Time Trial.
Marie-Helene Premont Olympic silver medal ride in cross country.
Travis Smith 5th in Kilo at Los Angeles World Cup.
Alison Sydor Bronze at Worlds (14th consecutive top-5 finish at World Championships).
Eric Wohlberg Wins stage 5 of Tour de Langkawi.