Ottawa, ON (Feb. 15, 2023) – In its continuing effort to develop programs, policies and services that support Canadian teams, Cycling Canada is pleased to release the list of 13 UCI Continental and Women’s Teams that have affiliated with Cycling Canada for the coming year. These squads will be comprised of over 75 Canadian athletes who will be competing across road, downhill, enduro and cross-country mountain biking.
The five UCI men’s and women’s road teams registered for 2023 are XSpeed United Continental, InstaFund Racing, Toronto Hustle, Team Ecoflo Chronos – formerly known as Premier Tech U23 – and the addition of a new women’s team, Primeau Velo Racing Team.
On the mountain bike side, Cycling Canada will count Forbidden Synthesis Team (DH), Foresco Holding Proco RL Pro Team (XC), Norco Factory Team (DH) and Pivot Cycles – OTE (XC) as returning UCI teams in 2023. With the addition of enduro to the 2023 UCI World Cups, Devinci Global Racing and Rocky Mountain/Race Face Enduro Team (EDR) will start their journey as UCI teams, alongside new teams Pittstop Racing (XC) and Outlaw United (DH).
“We’re very excited to see such a diverse and growing list of affiliated Canadian UCI teams for the 2023 season,” said Jen Milligan, Community and Grassroots Manager at Cycling Canada. “We are thankful to all the 13 UCI Continental Teams affiliated as we recognized their important role supporting our athletes on the national and international stage.”
Trade Teams affiliated with Cycling Canada receive several benefits, including free technical space at Canadian Championship and Canada Cup events, priority invitations to events on the international and national calendar, access to special rates and more.
Source: Federation Cycling Canadá