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July 7/22 14:15 pm - National Squad Announced for Abitibi


Posted by Editoress on 07/7/22
 

After a three-year absence, Cycling Canada will send a squad of six promising athletes to the Tour de l'Abitibi Junior men's stage race. Team Canada riders will be competing against an international field over seven stages for a total distance of 679 kilometres in Quebec's Abitibi-Témiscamingue region on July 11-17.

Leading the squad will be Junior Track World Champion and nine-time 2022 National Track Champion Carson Mattern, who will also be competing in the Challenge Sprint on the opening day of competition. He will be joined by 2022 National Time Trial Champion Campbell Parish, Road Champion Felix Hamel, Criterium Champion Fergus English and multiple road and track medallist Gavin Hadfield. 17-year-old Sasha Renaud-Tremblay will also be joining the team of experienced riders.

 

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Carson Mattern

 

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Campbell Parish

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Fergus English

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Gavin Hadfield and Felix Hamel

"This year, we have some big engines entering the team with Gavin, Carson and Campbell who are all part of the Junior men's Team Pursuit squad," said National Team Coach Nigel Ellsay. "Felix and Sasha, our two Quebecers, will look to win on their provincial soil, while Fergus will debut in the maple leaf after a strong showing at Nationals. Look for the team to cause havoc in the breakaways while also looking to set up a sprinter."

The Tour de l'Abitibi, which celebrates its 51st edition this year, is a longstanding centerpiece of the Canadian Junior men's calendar. The race is crucial to collecting ranking points for the Junior Road World Championships qualification, as only riders wearing the National Team jersey have the ability to score points.

Team Canada
Fergus English - Saskatoon, SK
Gavin Hadfield - Peterborough, ON
Felix Hamel - Sainte-Julie, QC
Carson Mattern - Ancaster, ON
Campbell Parish - Vancouver, BC
Sasha Renaud-Tremblay - Blainville, QC

Coach - Dave Jack



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Fergus English

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Gavin Hadfield and Felix Hamel

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Carson Mattern

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Campbell Parish

 

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