Rider Profile

Conor O’Brien

CAN

Nationality :Canadian
Date Of Birth :9/25/1992
Height :5'10''
Weight :145 lbs
Rider Info

Home Town: Ottawa, ON 

Current Residence: Ottawa, ON

Riding Strength: All-Rounder

Like many other Canadian kids, Conor’s life in sport started out at a young age, dreaming of being an NHL player. Short on talent and size, Conor found his true passion and calling in cycling, years later. Since the age of 16, he’s wanted to be a professional cyclist. He began the sport with a focus on mountain biking and cyclocross, eventually competing in multiple cyclocross world championships. In 2014, he decided to make the switch to the road and has competed as an amateur in many international events over the years. Conor has raced his bike in Europe, Asia and Africa and has aspirations of checking off each continent one day. Since 2014, Conor has been spending the winters in Tucson under the warm sun to prepare for the season ahead.

Conor has also graduated from the University of Ottawa’s, Telfer School of Management with a Commerce degree with a concentration in Finance. In his time away from the bike, Conor still loves playing and watching hockey.

BURSARIES & AWARDS

Global Relay’s Bridge the Gap Fund Recipient

Current Recipient

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The Global Relay Bridge the Gap Fund is a national cycling development program created by Global Relay in partnership with five of Canada’s top cyclists. The fund plays a key role in helping Canada’s talented young riders ‘bridge the gap’ from their junior to elite level, from the amateur to pro ranks, and from local to international racing.

National Capital Cycling Bursary Recipient

Current Recipient, 2015 Recipient

The bursary provides funding to Ottawa area athletes that display both outstanding athletic ability and the desire to achieve greater goals.The purpose of the NCR Cycling Bursary is to financially assist top local athletes to attend national and international events in order to attain their goals.