The Canadian Road Championships concluded on Sunday after three days of racing with the road events for para-cycling, Junior men and Elite women’s categories. Alison Jackson (Liv Racing) repeated as the Elite women’s champion after winning the time trial on Friday, confirming she is one of Canada’s top road athletes and a force to be reckoned with on the world stage.
The Macogep-Tornatech Girondins de Bordeaux Women’s UCI Cycling Team, Canada’s largest and longest-running team, joins forces with Sportful to create its new image. A breath of fresh air and new colors that will allow the team to continue their ascent to success!
Giuseppe Marinoni, a seminal figure in Canadian cyclesports, is still out on his bicycle but disappointed that he has to ride alone, due to Covid-19. Most people 82 years of age would be happy to ride at all but Marinoni, the subject of a charming 2014 documentary, put in 8,000 kms in 2019 and still has big plans.
After eight seasons with the Rally Cycling team spread across a 13-year career, Ryan Anderson is stepping away from road racing. The likable Canadian was with Kelly Benefit Strategies/Medifast, Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies and was a vital cog in Rally Cycling's European expansion. In his final interview, we roll back the tape on his career.
Some ideas just sound crazy - Everesting could well be one of them. But when Jordan Cheyne's buddy, Braden Kersey, suggested going for the Canadian record... 'Why the hell not?' was the answer. Here is how the daring duo's day went.
Is virtual racing the same as the real thing? A win is a win and of it's a stage of the Tour de France then there is nothing bigger. Rally Cycling's Canadian, Matteo Dal-Cin, won stage 3 of the Virtual Tour de France, with pre-race favourites Elia Viviani and Nacer Bouhanni nowhere to be seen.
VIDEO: One of the classic local rides near PEZ HQ, the 20km run from Capilano Road to Whytecliff Park near Horseshoe Bay winds along a jagged coastline marked with evergreen cedar and Arbutus trees. I joined the boys from Le Peloton CC for a Saturday ride, and turned on the GoPro to capture the action.
Barry Harvey was a Canadian star of the track in the 60s with National and Commonwealth Games medals round his neck and is now the subject of a new book ‘Inside Cycling’ on the shelves soon. Ed Hood spoke to Barry about his racing career and the production of one of the first titanium frames.