Premier Tech paves the way for young Canadians with the creation of its U23 cycling team
Following its continuous desire to increase its commitment toward cycling, Premier Tech has recently announced the creation of its U23 cycling team. Not only it will allow Canada to become a major stakeholder in the road cycling world, but it will also fill the current gap between junior and senior categories in Canada.
The team will be made up of ten riders from various backgrounds, namely seven Canadians — including seven from Québec—, two Frenchmen and an American. They will wear Premier Tech’s colours proudly throughout next season.
“We are particularly proud to support these young athletes even earlier in their journey to the highest level of their sport,” says Jean Bélanger, president and chief executive officer of Premier Tech, “We are even more proud to count seven Canadians riders — including five from Québec — within our U23 team.”
Having a positive impact on the life of these young athletes is at the heart of Premier Tech’s motivation. The company provides them with a healthy environment where their well-being is as important as their performances. Experienced professionals will guide these ten young talents, who will live together in a big house in Breuil-le-Sec in the North of France. This position is strategic as many races will take place in Belgium.
This announce is in line with a commitment which started more than 25 years ago. Premier Tech is actively involved in cycling whether with local amateur teams or professional ones. Its passion for this sport is closely tied to the Premier Tech Values and Culture. The company and riders both rely on teamwork as well as the desire to win and surpassing oneself to maintain a leading position. And the strength, the uniqueness and the true meaning of this partnership come from this common vision.
• Dylan Bibic, 19 years old — 2021 World junior points race champion
• Charles-Étienne Chrétien, 22 years old — 12th at the general ranking of the Herald Sun Tour UCI 2.1
• Matisse Julien, 18 years old — Canadian junior vice-champion
• Francis Juneau, 20 years old — participant in the 2021 World Championships, U23 time trial
• Carson Miles, 20 years old — 2021 U23 Canadian champion
• Robin Plamondon, 21 years old — 5th at the 2021 Canadian Championships, U23
• Nicolas Rivard, 19 years old — 2021 U23 Québec champion
• Riley Sheehan, 20 years old — American junior time-trial champion
• Florian Carpentier, 19 years old — 4th at the French Championships, elite pursuit
• Guillaume Dauschy, 22 years old — two selections with the U23 Équipe de France