- Mountain Bike
OTTAWA, March 8, 2017 – In its continuing effort to develop programs, policies and services to support Canadian teams, Cycling Canada is pleased to release the list of Cycling Canada Trade Teams as well as UCI Continental and Women’s Teams who have affiliated with our organization for the coming year. Cycling Canada’s success depends on partnership and teamwork and we thank all the affiliated Trade Teams for their support and contribution.
The seven teams who will be taking part in the Cycling Canada Trade Teams program are NCCH Elite p-b MGCC, Team RaceClean, Smart Savvy + Garneau U23 Cycling Team, Transports Lacombe-Devinci, The Cyclery -4iiii, Stingray-Trek par Ultime Vélo and Lowestrates Cycling Team. All will be focused on road with the exception of The Cyclery -4iiii who will include both road and track athletes.
Cycling Canada will also count four UCI Continental and Women’s Road Teams – H&R Block Pro Cycling, Garneau-Quebecor, Silber Pro Cycling and SAS-MACOGEP, the only Canadian UCI Women’s Team. Canada is expecting more good results this year, with Silber Pro Cycling finishing second in the UCI America Tour ranking in 2016.
In other disciplines, Canada will also be working with 4 Mountain Bike UCI Teams – Cannondale-3Rox Racing (XCO), Norco Factory Racing (DH), Norco Factory Team (XCO) and Pivot Cycles – OTE (DH).
Trade Teams affiliated with Cycling Canada will receive benefits from organizers on the Cycling Canada Calendar, including free expo space at Canadian Championship and Canada Cup events. Cycling Canada encourages Canadian Organizers to give priority invitations to Canadian UCI and Cycling Canada Trade Teams to events on the Cycling Canada International and National Calendar when available. The NSO will also promote its Trade Teams through public relations efforts, social media and the Cycling Canada website.
“It’s very exciting to see the list of affiliated Canadians teams for the 2017 season. It is a very encouraging sign of commitment to see these teams and their partners support Canadian athletes who aim to reach international podiums. Trade Teams have such an important role in our ability to support and develop Canadian athletes” said Mathieu Boucher, Director of Performance Development at Cycling Canada.