Over the weekend, Bicycle Nova Scotia’s provincial team exceeded expectations at the National Cyclecross Championships held in Sherbrooke, Quebec. Cyclocross is considered one of the most difficult forms of cycle racing – where riders dismount and remount over obstacles, ride over varying terrain including grassy surfaces, mud and steep banks and is extremely popular in Europe, with growing popularity in North America.

Nine athletes from the province, including five members of the provincial cycling team, which was reestablished in 2016 after a 13 year gap – attended the races held on November 5 and 6th.

Lorenzo Caterini won the National Jersey in his first year of Masters Men 50+, finishing an impressive year of competitive cycling. He now holds 3 National Jerseys and 4 National Titles for road racing, cross country, cross country marathon and now cyclocross. This is an unprecedented streak of wins for an individual Nova Scotian cycling athlete.

Complete results include:
Calum MacEachen: 8th in the U17 Category
Tim Shea and Ian Hinks: 13th and 18th in the U19 Mens Category
Edward Walsh: 4th in U23 Men
Tyler Medaglia and Jon Burgess: 14th and 22nd in Elite Men
Jeffery Simms: 15th in Masters 30+
Mark Childerhouse: 34th in Masters 50+

“We are so pleased with the results – having a Nova Scotian win the National Championships means a lot for building sport in this province. We have so much potential to continue this record,” says Jon Burgess, VP Athlete Development for Bicycle Nova Scotia. Bicycle Nova Scotia is the provincial organization representing and advocating for all cycling in Nova Scotia, from sport, recreation and transportation.

“We have been focusing this year on really building our athlete development capacity, solidifying the provincial team and supporting our amazing cycling athletes in this province, say’s lola doucet, Co-president of the Bicycle Nova Scotia board. “It is great to see our efforts paying off.”

Bicycle Nova Scotia has hosted 10 cyclocross races this year – with three more to go as the series ends on November 27th.
At this years Cycling Canada annual meeting held October 29th Bicycle Nova Scotia received the Torchy Penden award for overall success in increasing membership, efficiency of operation and administration in the sport of cycling.

For more information contact:
lola doucet, co-president Bicycle Nova Scotia: 902-222-2343
Jon Burgess, VP Athlete Development, Bicycle Nova Scotia