Rider Profile

Matthew Staples

CAN

Nationality :Canadian
Date Of Birth :6/30/1998
Height :5'11''
Weight :140 lbs
Rider Info

Home Town: Horseshoe Valley, ON

Current Residence: Horseshoe Valley, ON

Riding Strength: Climbing and Time Trials

I started riding a bike when I was really young, some of my first memories were of me on a bike. Growing up in Horseshoe Valley (Southern Ontario) I lived in a cyclists paradise, I didn’t realize this until I turned 13 and got into the local mountain bike scene. I signed up for a couple local races, the Hardwood Ski and Bike race series, my brother did the same but raced on a road bike. Later that following year I got a road bike and signed up for a few races, getting crushed by my little brother. Being competitive siblings I pushed myself to where I could finally get the better of him at times, that wasn’t until 2015 where I had a breakthrough season racing with Centurion Next Wave, winning the Provincial Championships. At the time it was my first victory on a bike and that’s when I fell in love with road biking. In 2016 I repeated my Provincial Road Champion title, finished 2nd in the National Championships ITT and competed at the Road World Championships in Doha, Qatar. I competed in several races with Team Canada in Europe and North America representing my country.

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.

Quest For Gold – Ontario Athlete Assistance

Current Recipient

The Quest for Gold Ontario Athlete Assistance Program (OAAP) Provides Support to Ontario’s amateur high performance athletes.

Ontario High Performance Sport Initiative Recipient

Current Recipient

The Ontario High Performance Sport Initiative, or OHPSI program was designed to support a comprehensive provincial high performance sport system that allows for sustained success of athletes and coaches at the very highest levels of international sport. The goal of the OHPSI program is to identify and support Ontario athletes who are best capable of achieving future international success on senior national teams in targeted winter and summer Olympic/Paralympic and Pan/Para Pan Am Games sports.