Geoff Kabush off to UCI world championships in Norway

Courtenay mountain biker part of 39-rider Canadian contingent

Canadian champion Geoff Kabush (right) is off to Norway with the national team for the 2014 UCI mountain bike world championships.

Cycling Canada has announced its roster for the 2014 UCI Mountain Bike and Trials World Championships, to take place Sept. 2-7 in Hafjell/Lillehammer, Norway.

Geoff Kabush of Courtenay is one of 39 athletes – 10 downhillers, 27 cross-country riders and two trialists – selected. He is one of four members of the men’s Elite cross-country team. Canada will have most of its 2014 Canadian champions competing in the pinnacle event of the season.

“We continue to have the ability to stand on the podium at this event,” said Jacques Landry, high performance director and head coach at Cycling Canada.

“Our cross-country program has been one of the strongest in the world over the last Olympic cycle with World titles and World Cup titles. We are heading to Norway with the objective to continue our momentum of performance at the highest level as we continue our road to Rio 2016,” Landry said.

In the UCI Nations rankings, Canada is third in the women’s ranking and eighth in the men’s ranking.

Kabush, one of the current Canadian champions going to Norway, is joined by Raphael Gagne (Quebec), Evan Guthrie (Peachland) and Derek Zandstra (Trenton) on the XCO Elite Men’s team.

For more information, visit www.cyclingcanada.ca.

– Cycling Canada

 

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