Fergus English is one of Canada’s top up-and-coming road cyclists. He just finished competing with Team Canada at the Tour de l’Abitibi in Quebec’s Abitibi-Témiscamingue region, which covered nearly 700 kilometers in seven days. He picked up a podium in a race that also saw him involved in a crash, and all as he seeks to compete at the world junior championships.
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“I would like to go to the world junior road cycling championships,” said 17-year-old Fergus English. To do that, the Canadians need to earn more points. So if I can earn more points, get more results that will help me get selected for this team. That would be great.”
“Our Local Organizing Committees across the country have been selected from among the best in the industry to bring each respective discipline to the highest level of the Canadian national calendar and we are thrilled to see these events come to life,” said Josh Peacock. , Director of Marketing and Events at Cycling Canada.
The past few months have been a whirlwind for this young man who just graduated from high school in Saskatoon. In fact, while listening to graduate speeches to graduate Walter Murray, about chasing your dreams and moving on to the next chapter in life, at that time he received notification that his cycling career was on the line. point to take off.
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“I was actually at my graduate’s house when I opened my email and saw that he was invited to the Tour de l’Abitibi,” says English. “A few days later, I was in a camp in Victoria and saw that I was invited to Europe. So I was living on a high note for a while, especially right after nationals, and it went pretty well. So quite an exciting time. I can’t wait to see how it goes and what I can do.
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Besides road cycling, Fergus English spends his winters training to compete in speed skating and enjoys cross-country skiing for fun.
“As a multi-sport athlete, they go pretty well together, skating and cycling,” English said. “But right now, I’m doing both. I want to see how far I can go in each of them. Maybe at some point I’ll have to choose, but for now I’m just exploring my options. One of my goals is to compete at the World Junior Championships over the next two years. I have a year more in junior skating, compared to cycling. So I try to do that. I think I’ve had more success in cycling recently, but I’m still trying to see what I can do with skating as well.
The Englishman will compete in a few races in Belgium before heading to the Netherlands to continue his cycling tour of Europe.
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