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March 4/08 10:33 am - Team Commencal Canada 2008 Announcement

Posted by Editoress on 03/4/08

Team Commencal Canada 2008
Courtesy Peter Appleton

Photos John Scharff

Commencal Canada are extremely proud to announce their factory race team for 2008. Commencal is dedicated to giving athletes all the tools they need to make it to the top level of mountain bike racing across Canada.

"Our season couldn't have been better, we had Matt Zdriluk secure the Junior Expert podium at both O-Cup and C-cup races. Plus our new elite riders were pushing some of the veteran elite racers of their usual podium spots!" Said Peter Appleton. Not only did the team succeed on the race course but they gave back to the cycling community by implementing a FREE race day skills clinic for new and old DH racers. Over 60 riders attended and all of them left with some new skills and a couple tricks to take a second or two off their times!

2008 Team Members:

Josh De Cloet - Elite DH - 5th O-Cup DH #5
Brian Serneels - Elite DH - 2nd O-Cup DH #4
Tom Grzesik - Senior Expert DH - Top Ten National Champs
Peter Appleton - Veteran Expert DH/4X/XC/Road - 1st O-Cup 4X #1
Paul Meiklejohn - Veteran Expert DH - 2nd O-Cup DH #5
John Summach - Veteran Expert DH/4X - 1st O-Cup DH #4
Robert Bailey - Junior Expert DH - Cadet Ex Provincial Champ
Sam Gazeille - Junior Expert XC - Quebec Provincial Team
Tyler Rowlands - Junior Expert - 1st O-Cup DH #4

2008 Team Sponsors:

Commencal, Hutchinson Tires, Sombrio Clothing, Impac Gloves, KMI, Lake Shoes, Fizik Saddles, SRAM, Kempter Marketing Inc

Events the Team will be competing in:
The Commencal Canada Team will continue attending Canada Cups, Ontario Cups, US Open and Crankworx as its major events for 2008. Come by the tents and say hello!


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