The 2019 Canadian National Road Championship is officially a wrap.

Due to circumstances, we only had three Blue Nosers at this year’s event. John Van Luxemborg, making the large step from Junior to the Elite/U23 pack filled with ex-World Tour riders and continental pros. Tim Shea, Elite/U23, and Edward Walsh with his United Xpeed team also joined us. Our smaller numbers allowed us the opportunity work with two other provinces to cost-share staff, equipment and lodging. We strengthened our relationship further with team Alberta and PEI to better service our athletes in the future.

The road race was a tall order. One hundred eighty-nine kilometres of racing broken into a 40k savage, rolling uphill ride out, eight laps of a 15k circuit and a 40k route back to town. The boys put their best foot forward as the race exploded from multiple attacks in the first 20k as the peloton raced as if the finish line was at the 50k mark.

After a long day on the road Tim finish a impressive 33/117 in elite and 12th in the U23 category. Johhny finished 7/8 circuits and Ed Walsh finish 14th.

Big shout out to these boys and all their hard work and dedication to the sport. I’d also like to thank those who’ve supported them along the way and continue to support these gentlemen. I have no doubt next year will be even more impressive. Now a discipline shift as we prepare our mountain bike team for national mountain bike championships in Ontario in 2 weeks!


John van Luxemborg


Tim Shea

Ed Walsh

Ed Walsh


Tim Shea bumping shoulders.

JvL grinding out a climb with the competition.

JvL grinding out a climb with the competition.