Oliver Evans joins the H&R Block Pro Cycling Team

Vancouver, BC – The team is excited to announce that Oliver Evans will be joining the H&R Block Pro Cycling Team in 2017. Over the past season, racing for the Accent Inns Russ Hays p/b Champion Systems Cycling Team, Evans has demonstrated that he can place on the podium in Pro/1/2 Elite races while still racing as a Junior.

Our mandate continues to be to support the next generation of Elite Canadian riders and Evans is a perfect candidate as he enters his first season as a U23. This past season Evans dominated the Hayman Cycling Classic; won the Tour de Bloom Hill Climb and came 2nd overall in GC; 3rd in GC at Race the Ridge; and 2nd in GC at Tour of Walla Walla an event that has been won by past H&R Block riders such as Rob Britton and Jordan Cheyne. These results as a Junior, racing against Elite racers shows that Evans is ready to take the next step in the sport.

Oliver Evans joins the H&R Block Pro Cycling Team for the 2017 Season.

Oliver Evans joins the H&R Block Pro Cycling Team for the 2017 Season.

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to wear the same kit that many of my Canadian cycling idols have worn and ride with some of my old Team Manitoba mates again. Becoming a professional has been a longtime goal, I thank my current team for helping me get here, and I look forward to riding with my new teammates and the challenges that the next season will bring!” says Evans.

For all our first year U23 riders, the 2017 season will be a stepping stone for their longterm development. “Based on Evans 2016 results, I feel that he will adapt really well. He is winning races and this is an important trait that I look in a young rider. Winners like to continue to win and this is something I want all our riders in 2017 to embrace” says Team Owner, Mark Ernsting.

Over the coming weeks the team will continue to announce their new recruits for the 2017 season.

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