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Randy Ferguson to Cycling Canada as Chair of High Performance Committee

by John Symon
Randy Ferguson  ©  Ivan Rupes
November 18, 2016 (Montreal, QC) – While not yet officially announced, Pedal has learned that sports journalist Randy Ferguson of Montreal has been nominated to Cycling Canada’s High Performance Committee.

MC Randy Ferguson  ©  Pasquale Stalteri
“It is with great pleasure and gratitude that I announce my appointment as Chair of Cycling Canada’s High Performance Committee. The last 15 years involved in our sport have allowed me to witness many magical moments in Canada and abroad. It is time for me to get involved in another level of cycling and to participate actively in our presence on the world stage. I am committed to this position with humility and objectivity and I hope to understand, learn and guide this committee which plays an important role in the Canadian cycling world,” wrote Ferguson on Facebook.

MC Randy Ferguson asks Clara Hughes what her secret is  ©  Peter Kraiker/kraikerphoto.com
Ferguson, who is fluently bilingual, was a sports commentator at the 2016 Rio Olympics, the 2014 Sochi Olympics, and the 2012 London Olympics. He is also often found in the commentator’s box at the Grands Prix Cyclistes races in Quebec City and Montreal.

Women's Team Pursuit bronze medalists w/MC Randy Fergueson (l-r) Whitten, Glaesser, Carleton, Dubnicoff (coach)  ©  Peter Kraiker


Randy Fergueson  ©  pedalmag.com
He previously told Pedal “I fell into sports journalism by accident while trying to pursue a career in marketing. While competing at a mountain bike event, the commentator had to rush away for an emergency and the organizers pushed the microphone at me because I knew something about the sport.”

Audrey Lemieux, Randy Fergueson, guest, Joannie Caron  ©  pedalmag.com

After that, Ferguson worked for the Mardis Cyclstes de Lachine as a commentator and other gigs followed from World Championships to the Olympics. Ferguson also does sports commentary on cross-country skiing.

Pedal joins the cycling community at wishing Ferguson the best with this new position!

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