Despite early crashes and mechanical failures during one of Canada’s largest multi-stage cycling races, the Tour de l’Abitibi, team Nova Scotia had a strong performance among an international level of professional road cyclists.


“The boys got basically a years worth of race experience in six days,” notes Provincial Coach Jon Burgess. “The weather was hot and humid as the racers averaged a staggering 45-47 kph daily for 100-120 kilometers.” The participation in the Tour de l’Abitibi builds upon a defining year for Nova Scotian racers. In June, Halifax’s own Ed Walsh won the U-23 title in the National Road Race Championship in Sanguenay, Quebec. Mackenzie Myatt of Musquodoboit Harbour recently came in 5th place at the Canadian Cross Country Mountain Bike Championships in Canmore, Alta on July 21st.

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