Team Canada is sending a 13-rider contingent to this weekend’s World Championshps in Valkenburg-Limburg. The large group is a reflection of the growing strength of the nationa’s cyclocross program and the increasing popularity of the sport up north. The entire team made the trip early to race at the Hoogerheide World Cup, where some riders even had their own traveling fan club.
Similar to U.S. riders, Canadians have to fund most or all of their trips themselves. A press release from Cycling Canada said this about the funding structure for cyclocross in Canada: “Cycling Canada does not receive government funding for Cyclo-cross programs, which means all projects are funded through sponsorships, private donations or by the athletes themselves. Any amount donated has a direct impact on the development of this sport in Canada.”
If you are interested in supporting Canada’s cyclocross athletes at Worlds, a donation page supporting all athletes is available.
The full Canadian team roster is below.
Paul Mysko – Barrie, Ontario
Dylan Kerr – Horseshoe Valley, Ontario
Conor Martin – Kelowna, BC
Tyler Clark – King City, Ontario
Magdeleine Vallieres Mill – Sherbrooke, Quebec
Siobhan Kelly – London, Ontario
Ruby West – Dundas, Ontario
Nicholas Diniz – Oakville, Ontario
Mical Dyck – Cumberland, BC
Maghalie Rochette – St-Jerome, Quebec
Christel Ferrier Bruneau – Granby, Quebec
Mark McConnell – Calgary, AB
Michael Van den Ham – Abbottsford, BC
For more from Valkenburg-Limburg, see our dedicated 2018 Cyclocross World Championships page.