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October 6/06 7:24 am - Plaxton Signs with Giga-Bike

Posted by Editor on 10/6/06

Plaxton Signs with Giga-Bike

Max Plaxton has signed with Giga-Bike Junior-Espoir Development Cycling Team for 2007. Plaxton will focus a major part of his time on road racing in the coming year. Meanwhile, he will continue to race off-road for Rocky MountainˆBusiness Objects, focusing on World Cup MTB events in order to qualify for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

Max Plaxton is one of Canada's most accomplished young cyclists. At 21 years old he has won multiple Junior-Relay World Championships, National U-23 Championships and most recently the Bronze medal at the 2006 Mountain Bike World Championships in New Zealand. Other top results achieved by Max are:

• Bronze Medal at 2005 PanAm MTB Championships,
• Bronze Medal Team Relay 2003 World Championships,
• Winner of 2006 Cheakamus Challenge,
• Winner of '06 Canada Cup XC Events #1, #2 and #5
• Winner of Å’06 Cops for Cancer Criterium.

"I'm really happy to be riding with Giga-Bike Cycling Team in 2007. It's great to support this team that has done so much throughout last year to boost cycling on Vancouver Island. Training and racing with this group of riders will give me a great opportunity to show what I can accomplish on the road. I'm very excited." said Plaxton.

Giga-Bike Junior-Espoir Development Cycling Team is Vancouver Island's only cycling trade team dedicated to the development of Junior and Espoir cyclists and is based out of Victoria, BC. Giga-Bike Junior-Espoir Development Cycling Team participates year round in road racing events in Victoria and Vancouver, British Columbia.

"Having Max's presence on the team really raises the profile of what our team can accomplish and raises the bar for all our members too, in an extremely positive way. He's a phenomenal talent with great road racing skills and strengths, in addition to his top results off-road. His dedication and professionalism is sure to spread amongst the riders. We're very pleased to count him amongst our racers for the 2007 race season.", said Giga-Bike Cycling Team Director Calvin Straathof.


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