FE­BRU­ARY

Canadian Cycling Magazine - - THE CALENDAR -

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Na­tional ju­nior cy­clocross cham­pion Emilly John­son (p.64) com­petes in the cy­clocross world cham­pi­onships in Düben­dorf, Switzer­land. The coun­try was a CX pow­er­house in the 1970s and into the ’80s, es­pe­cially dur­ing the reign of Al­bert Zweifel, the elite men’s cham­pion from 1976 to 1979. To­day, Switzer­land might be bet­ter known for moun­tain bik­ing and stun­ning road rid­ing in the Alps, which you can read about on p.58.

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“A few years ago, I bought an old red bi­cy­cle with the words ‘Free Spirit’ writ­ten across its side – which is ex­actly what I felt like when I rode it down the street in a tie-dyed dress.”— Drew Bar­ry­more, ac­tress, born on this day in 1975.

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The fi­nal in­stal­ment of the Man­i­toba Fat Bike Race Se­ries is the Dauphin Dash. It’s put on by the Dauphin Derailleur­s Cy­cling Club, whose North Gate Trail Sys­tem saw its first sanc­tioned race this past sum­mer. The Dash should be a good rip in the snow.

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–March 1 The track cy­cling world cham­pi­onships hit the boards in Ber­lin. Even though Sher­wood Park, Alta.’s Kelsey Mitchell is fairly new to track cy­cling, she set a world record in the sprint in Septem­ber and took bronze in that dis­ci­pline at the Hong Kong World Cup in Novem­ber. The odds of Michell land­ing on the podium in Ger­many look good.

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–March 1 Van­cou­verites can en­joy start­ing the BC Bike Show on Feb. 29, some­thing they won’t be able to do again un­til 2048.

Emilly John­son at the CX na­tional cham­pi­onships, 2019

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