"His knowledge of training techniques is a great asset, especially when you're really starting to progress in the sport"
- Rob Britton
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Max Plaxton named to MTB Olympic Team

June 21, 2012

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Photo courtesy Canadian Cyclist



Cycling Canada and the Canadian Olympic Committee announced yesterday the Canadian Mountain Bike Team that will compete in the London Olympics. Pacific Cycling Centre’s Max Plaxton is in the team, which also includes Geoff Kabush, Catharine Pendrel and Emily Batty.

Plaxton has had a great year – just last weekend he won his second consecutive MTB national title. He won the 2011 USA Pro XCT Series and is moving up in the UCI standings, currently 23rd in the World Cup and the top Canadian.

"It will be a great honour to represent Canada at the Olympics. I have worked hard this year and have achieved some good results so I am confident that I will do well in London,” he said.  “I have had great support from Houshang Amiri from the Pacific Cycling Centre in Victoria, who has helped me out in aspects of my training, primarily motorpacing and consulting."

Canada hasn’t won a medal in the men’s MTB event at the Olympics. Alison Sydor won the silver medal at the 1996 Games in Atlanta, while Marie-Hélène Prémont also won a silver medal at the 2004 Games in Athens. The women’s race will be held on August 11 and the men’s race on August 12.


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