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April 30/21 9:37 am - Cycling Canada Announces National Team Squad for Opening BMX World Cups

Posted by Editoress on 04/30/21

Over a year after the 2020 BMX World Cup season was cancelled due to COVID-19, the Canadian BMX squad will return to racing in Verona, Italy, on May 8-9 and Bogota, Colombia, on May 29-30 for the opening rounds of the UCI BMX World Cup.

Elite National champions and Olympic hopefuls James Palmer and Drew Mechielsen will be leading the team and will be looking to secure a quota of one woman and one man for the Tokyo Summer Games. They will be joined by first-year Elite Molly Simpson, as well as Teigen Pascual, who earned the title of Best Junior Rider of the Year in 2020.


James Palmer

Drew Mechielsen


"After more than a year of waiting in anticipation, it's extremely exciting to have World Cup racing on the horizon again," said James Palmer. "I've been back racing in the US since January, but World Cup events are the pinnacle of our sport. It's created quite the boost of energy at our training sessions knowing we finally have the opportunity to put all our hard work to the test against the world's best."

Drew Mechielsen - Langley, BC [Elite Women]
James Palmer - North Vancouver, BC [Elite Men]
Teigen Pascual - Squamish, BC [Junior Women]
Molly Simpson - Red Deer, AB [Elite Women]


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