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Saskatoon Cyclist Begins the Next Chapter in Europe – Saskatoon

Fergus English is one in all Canada’s finest up-and-coming highway cyclists. He simply completed competing with Crew Canada on the Tour de l’Abitibi, in Quebec’s Abitibi-Témiscamingue area, one which lined virtually 700 kilometres in seven days. He earned a podium end in a race that additionally noticed him concerned in a crash, and all of this as he appears to be like to compete on the junior worlds.

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“I want to go to junior worlds for highway biking,” says 17-year-old Fergus English. With a purpose to try this the Canadians must win extra factors. So if I can earn any extra factors, get any extra outcomes that can assist me get chosen for that crew. That will be superb.”

“Our native organizing committees throughout the nation have been chosen as a few of the finest within the enterprise to showcase every respective self-discipline on the highest degree on the Canadian home calendar and we’re thrilled to see these occasions come to life,” stated Josh Peacock, Director of Advertising and marketing & Occasions at Biking Canada.

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The previous couple of months have been a whirl-wind for this younger man that simply graduated from highschool in Saskatoon. In reality whereas listening to the graduating speeches on the Walter Murray grad, about chasing your desires and transferring onto the following chapter in life, at that second, he acquired notification that his biking profession was about to take off.

“I used to be truly at my grad after I opened my e-mail and noticed that was invited to Tour de I’Abitibi,” says English. “Just a few days later I used to be at a camp in Victoria, and I noticed that I used to be invited to Europe. So I used to be residing on a excessive for a bit particularly that being proper after Nationals, and that went fairly nicely. So a fairly thrilling time. I can’t wait to see the way it performs out and what I can do.”

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Moreover highway biking, Fergus English spends his winters coaching to compete in velocity skating, and enjoys cross-country snowboarding for enjoyable.

“Being a multi-sports athlete, they go hand-in-hand fairly nicely, skating and biking,” English stated. “However proper now I’m doing each of them. I need to see how far I can get in every one. Perhaps sooner or later I should decide however for now I’m simply exploring my choices. One among my targets is to make Junior Worlds within the subsequent two years. I’ve yet another 12 months in junior skating, in comparison with biking. So I’m making an attempt to try this. I feel I’ve had extra success in biking just lately, however I’m nonetheless making an attempt to see what I can do with skating as nicely.

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English will compete in a number of races in Belgium earlier than going to the Netherlands to proceed his European biking tour.

 

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