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Silber Dominates Quebec Canada Games Selection Event In Saint-Raymond

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Nick Zukowsky  ©  Brian Hodes/Veloimages
May 15, 2017 (St-Raymond, QC) – Two of Canada’s three UCI teams are based in Quebec – ensuring the GP Saint-Raymond was set to be competitive. Additionally the races this weekend in Saint-Raymond were the selection event for Quebec’s Canada Games team. Silber won all three races ensuring that Nickolas Zukowsky, Adam Roberge and Pier-Andre Cote were automatically selected for the pronvincial team for the Canada Games.

Adam Roberge  ©  Brian Hodes/Veloimages
Adam Roberge won the time trial and was automatically selected to the Canada Games team. Pier-Andre Cote won the criterium, earning an automatic selection. By being the most consistent rider in all three races (winning the road race, second in the time trial) Nick Zukowsky earned the third and final automatic selection for the Quebec team.

Pier-Andre Cote  ©  Brian Hodes/Veloimages
The Canada Games is a celebration of youth, sport, culture and community. The games are a product of ongoing collaboration between the Government of Canada, provincial/territorial governments, host municipalities, and the Canada Games Council. The games take place every two years, alternating between summer and winter using a similar format to the Olympics. Since 1967, over 75,000 athletes have participated in the Games with hundreds of thousands having engaged in try-outs and qualifying events. The Canada Games play a prominent role in developing Canada’s future high level athletes.

Dates: May 13-14, 2017. Saint-Raymond, Quebec
Class: Provincial Selection Event for Canada Games
Stages: 3
Total Distance: 173.3km
2017 Winner (Route – 108.5km): Nick Zukowsky
2017 Winner (Contre-le-Montre – 14.8km): Adam Roberge
2017 Winner (Criterium – 50km): Pier-Andre Cote
Official Website & Results: www.FQSC.net
More about the 2017 Canada Games: www.2017CanadaGames.ca
FQSC: Fédération Québécoise Des Sports Cycliste www.FQSC.net

Four (4) Silber Take-aways from GP Saint-Raymond

1. Zukowsky’s first  win – Nick still only 18 years old in his first year as a U23. His win in Saturday’s road race was his first win as an elite (U23) and confirms he’s a talented rider to watch.

2. Quebec Pride  – Quebec has swept the cycling events at the last 5 Canada Summer Games (for 20 years, since 2001). As a Quebec-based team Silber is proud our riders will represent the province in this prestigious event. Fingers crossed, the boys help keep the ‘streak’ alive.

3. Good problems to have – the cycling events at the 2017 Canada Games take place in Winnipeg, Manitoba August 8-12th – just a few days after the Tour of Utah and during the Tour of Colorado. We’re thrilled our riders dominated this selection event and we are honoured to represent the Quebec Team. However, we may need one of the selected riders in Colorado. Additionally, we’re thinking forward to World Championships in September. We’ll work closely with FQSC head coach Pascal Choquette to make smart choices for our talented athletes – balancing athlete development, provincial pride, the team’s international race commitments and the potential to represent our Country at the World Championships. Schedule conundrum? Yes, but these are fun problems to have 🙂

4. Elite Race – Silber’s Emile Jean and Nic Masbourian  raced in the elite race at Saint-Raymond. Emile finished 3rd. The race was won by Garneau-Quebecor’s Elliot Doyle.


Pier-Andre Cote
Roberge, Adam
Zukowsky, Nickolas    Masborian, Nic *
Jean, Emile *
* Not eligible for Canada Games | Read More Rider Bios ?

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