ONTARIO, Canada (BRAIN)—Trek Bicycle, and the Trek Store of Toronto, have teamed up to form the Trek Canada Mountain Bike Race Team.
Formed last season with the intention of fostering young athletes harboring Olympic potential, the Trek Canada race team will compete around the world in 2010 at major mountain bike races, including World Cup, Canada Cup, and Pro XCT events.
Trek Canada’s all-Canadian roster consists of Eric Batty, Mical Dyck, Adam Morka, Peter Glassford and Masters competitor Jon Barnes. Former team member Emily Batty recently accepted a position on the Trek World Racing Pro XC team.
“We believe that these four Elite-level riders have the potential to compete at the World Cup level and are serious Olympic hopefuls,” said Mike Hietpas, Canadian sales manager at Trek. “The focus for this team will be multiple World Cup events, with a particular emphasis on the World Cup Championship which is being held this year in Mount St. Anne, Quebec.”