Silber Pro Cycling Team

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Silber Pro Cycling Team
Silber Pro Cycling logo.jpg
Team information
UCI codeSPC
RegisteredCanada
Founded2013
Disbanded2018
Discipline(s)Road
StatusUCI Continental
Team name history
2013
2014–2018
Medique p/b Silber Investments
Silber Pro Cycling Team

Silber Pro Cycling Team was a Canadian UCI Continental[1] cycling team established in 2013. The team began at the club-level as Team Medique (2012) and Team Medique p/b Silber Investments (2013), before gaining a UCI Continental license from 2014-2018 as Silber Pro Cycling. The General Management of the team was overseen by Scott Toguri McFarlane, a Montreal-based cycling coach and owner of Toguri Training. Gord Fraser was hired on a part-time basis in 2014 before becoming the full-time Sports Director from 2015-2018.

McFarlane initiated the team in 2012 to support his younger clients that were racing at the time, but Silber Pro Cycling became the best team in Canada and one of the best in North America for 5 years. Members of McFarlane & Fraser's teams went on to win National Championships, receive pro contracts and to represent their countries at the World Championships. In 2018, Arthur Silber stepped down as title sponsor, but the team was thrown a lifeline when Floyd Landis used proceeds from the settlement of the Lance Armstrong whistleblower lawsuit to give back to cycling and to support younger riders. Landis became title sponsor of Floyd's Pro Cycling in 2019.

Team roster[edit]

Rider Date of birth
 Stephen Bassett (USA) (1995-03-27) 27 March 1995 (age 26)
 Charles-etienne Chretien (CAN) (1999-06-19) 19 June 1999 (age 22)
 Pier-André Côté (CAN) (1997-04-24) 24 April 1997 (age 24)
 Alexander Cowan (CAN) (1996-11-19) 19 November 1996 (age 25)
 Adam Jamieson (CAN) (1996-02-12) 12 February 1996 (age 25)
 Emile Jean (CAN) (1993-10-21) 21 October 1993 (age 28)
Rider Date of birth
 Nicolas Masbourian (CAN) (1994-01-27) 27 January 1994 (age 27)
 Adam Roberge (CAN) (1997-03-27) 27 March 1997 (age 24)
 Ryan Roth (CAN) (1983-01-10) 10 January 1983 (age 38)
 Travis Samuel (CAN) (1994-10-18) 18 October 1994 (age 27)
 Marc-Antoine Soucy (CAN) (1995-04-22) 22 April 1995 (age 26)
 Graydon Staples (CAN) (1999-10-30) 30 October 1999 (age 22)
 Danick Vandale (CAN) (1995-12-07) 7 December 1995 (age 25)
 Nickolas Zukowsky (CAN) (1998-06-03) 3 June 1998 (age 23)

Major wins[edit]

2015
Stage 5 Tour de Beauce, Ben Perry
Overall Grand Prix Cycliste de Saguenay, Matteo Dal-Cin
Stage 1, Matteo Dal-Cin
2016
 Canada Time Trial Championships, Ryan Roth
Winston Salem Cycling Classic, Ryan Roth
Overall Grand Prix Cycliste de Saguenay, Ryan Roth
Stage 1, Ben Perry
Overall Redlands Bicycle Classic, Matteo Dal-Cin
Stage 1 Tour of Utah, Kris Dahl
2017
Stage 2 Grand Prix Cycliste de Saguenay, Émile Jean
Stage 3a (ITT) Tour de Beauce, Alec Cowan
2018
Stage 2 Joe Martin Stage Race, Alec Cowan
Stage 1 Tour de Beauce, Pier-André Coté

National champions[edit]

2015
MaillotCan.PNG Canada U23 Time Trial, Alex Cataford
MaillotCan.PNG Canada Road U23, Ben Perry
MaillotCan.PNG Canada Criterium, Ben Perry
2016
MaillotCan.PNG Canada Time Trial, Ryan Roth
MaillotCan.PNG Canada Road U23, Ben Perry
MaillotCan.PNG Canada Criterium, Ben Perry

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Silber Pro Cycling 2015". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 4 August 2015.