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Edward Walsh

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Name: Edward Walsh

Age: 19

Height: 177cm

Hometown: Halifax, Nova Scotia

Current residence: Halifax, Nova Scotia

Education: High School

What age did you start cycling? I started cycling at around 8, but didn’t start racing until I was a junior.

What inspired you to start riding / racing? My Dad would be my number one inspiration to start riding, he would tow me behind him on the trailer bike. My Dad represented Canada at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona for cycling.

First bike? Giant Mountain bike, color gold.

First cycling club or team? My first club was Java Blend Racing, a local coffee shop in NS, I didn’t drink coffee at the time, but I would love to get them back on board now!

Childhood hero? Sadly, Lance Armstrong…..

Career highlight to-date? Winning the Junior Canadian Road Championships in 2014 was the best so far.

Favourite place to train in Canada? Hard to go wrong with Nova Scotia, amazing views and rolling hills for days.

Favourite race? The Green Mountain Stage Race is definitely a favorite.

High sock or low? Low Socks, keep cyclists looking a little more human.

Favourite food? Home cooked chili, problem is, I’m never home.

Hobbies / pastimes away from cycling? I enjoy wood working and learning trades when I can, But XC skiing is definitely a favorite.

Favourite place to travel or race abroad? Belgium and France.

Favourite music? Anything but Rap…. And country.

Favourite tv show or movie? Game of Thrones.

Interesting or little-known fact about you? I am a lifeguard in Halifax, NS.