According to Callum Ng of CBC Sports on Tuesday, an arbitrator has ruled in favor of Cycling Canada in the Joelle Numainville case. Last month after Cycling Canada and the Canadian Olympic Committee announced the Canadian Olympic cycling team that will be competing at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Numainville submitted an appeal after not being included on the Canadian Olympic team and lost.
Numainville finished in 12th place in the women's road race at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. She is currently part of the Cervelo-Bigla Pro Cycling Team based in Switzerland. Among her victories over the last two years include the 2015 Canadian National Championship women's road race and the 2016 White Spot Delta Road Race. It should be worth noting however that Numainville's win in Delta, British Columbia came after the Canadian women's cycling team was announced.
The three Canadian road cyclists who were chosen over Numainville include Karol-Ann Canuel of Amos, Quebec, Leah Kirchmann of Winnipeg, Manitoba and Canadian Olympic bronze medalist Tara Whitten of Toronto, Ontario. Whitten won an Olympic bronze medal for Canada in the women's team pursuit at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, and is now making the Olympic transition from the track to the road. Whitten teamed up with Jasmin Glaesser of Vancouver, British Columbia and Gillian Carleton of Scarborough, Ontario for Olympic glory four years ago.
The Canadian male cyclists who will be competing on the road are Antoine Duchesne of Chicoutimi, Quebec, Hugo Houle of Ste-Perpetue, Quebec, and Mike Woods of Ottawa, Ontario.
The women's Olympic cycling road race will take place on Sunday, August 7. The women's Olympic cycling time trial will take place on Wednesday, August 10. The men's Olympic cycling road race will take place on Saturday, August 6. The men's Olympic cycling time trial will take place on Wednesday, August 10.