Courtenay’s Geoff Kabush could pedal into the record books this weekend (July 16-17)at the Canadian Cross Country Mountain Bike Championships in Canmore, Alta.
The defending Canadian champion, Kabush could become the most decorated Canadian champion in the history of the sport with a win, possibly earning his eighth Canadian Elite title. Olympic medallist Alison Sydor won seven Elite titles.
“I always look forward to racing Canadian championships and I expect there to be a good battle on the great trails in Canmore this weekend,” said Olympian Kabush. “My form has been good the last couple World Cup weekends and I won’t be letting the Maple Leaf jersey go easily.
“Max Plaxton, who surprisingly skipped the World Cups, has been riding well this year and I know he is very motivated for this race,” Kabush said.
“Derek Zandstra, as well as all the younger Canadians, has also been stepping it up every year. The prize of a Canadian champions jersey definitely increases everyone’s intensity and it should be a great race to watch,” said Kabush, who rides for Team Maxxis-Rocky Mountain. Kabush is a seven-time Canadian champion in the Elite category, one-time U23 champion and three-time Cyclo-cross champion.
The racing in Canmore for these championships will be the highest level of Canadian mountain biking action, with all four 2010 Canadian Champions racing as well as all four current 2011 Canada Cup leaders.