In preparation for the 2016-2017 cyclocross campaign, we are happy to officially announce the creation of a new cyclocross specific team, based out of Ancaster, Ontario. Powered by Focus Bikes and several other valuable partners from the cycling industry and beyond, Focus CX Team Canada is a new team entirely made up of Canadian athletes mentored by Canadian veteran Aaron Schooler.
The program will support 4 riders for its inaugural season; Sidney McGill (Edmonton, AB), Jeremy Martin (Boischatel, QC), Ashley Barson (Bolton, ON), & Aaron Schooler (Edmonton, AB). Adding to presence at the local Canadian events, the team will primarily focus on prestigious North American UCI events and World Cup races.
”The project was created to assist current and future stars in Canadian Cyclocross, to help fill the void in the development of Canadian Cyclocross athletes, while striving to keep the talented ones in the discipline longer. I plan to create an environment where they can learn the tools of the trade to become professionals both on and off the bike while providing them with the support they need. ” – Aaron Schooler, team manager.
The 4-rider squad will be supported by a professional & experienced crew made up of Alex Sanna (Soigneur Race Services), Ciaran Hanrahan-Powers (Head Mechanic) & Pedalhead Road Works bike shop from Edmonton, Alberta. This new Canadian cyclocross team is excited to be working with industry leaders like Focus Bikes, DT Swiss, SRI Importing, Jakroo Canada, Clement Cycling, & various others.
A full racing schedule can be found on our website, with the team kicking off the season at Rochester Cyclocross, before continuing with the two North American Cyclocross World Cups.
Photos by Jeremy Allen.
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