New Team for Calgary’s McClure
Signs With Novo Nordisk
Reid McClure, a 22-year-old Calgary, Alta. road cyclist, will join the Professional ranks this year as a member of the Pro Continental Team Novo Nordisk.
Team Novo Nordisk, the world’s first all-diabetes Professional cycling team, will race its fifth season with an expanded roster of 19 athletes from eight countries. McClure, the only Canadian on the team, has been riding with the Novo Nordisk development squad, competing in races in Canada, the United States and in Europe.
“It’s an honour to race as part of the Professional peloton and inspire more people around the world affected by diabetes,” said McClure.
“It wasn’t until I found out about Team Novo Nordisk that I thought it was possible to become a Professional athlete.”
McClure was an alpine skier, but switched to mountain biking when he was 15 following a severe accident. By 17, he had switched to road and attended a Team Novo Nordisk Talent ID Camp. McClure was diagnosed with diabetes when he was three years old.
“The team aims to inspire, educate and empower people affected by diabetes,” said McClure. “We want to show that diabetes does not stop us from chasing our dreams and it shouldn’t stop others from chasing theirs.”
This past season, the Team Novo Nordisk men’s Professional squad competed in its first World Tour stage race, Tour de Pologne. Across 43 races in 23 countries, Team Novo Nordisk earned its best overall result to date when Javier Megias (ESP) finished second overall at the Tour of Korea.
McClure’s first race this season was in late January at the Mallorca Challenge, a series of four one-day races.
Reid McClure, 22, moves up to the Pro ranks with Team
Novo Nordisk in 2017.