Silber starts the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah Monday August 1. The Tour of Utah is a UCI 2.HC ranked race, the highest ranking after the (exclusive) World Tour and the highest calibre race Silber Pro Cycling has ever been invited to. To say we’re excited is an understatement!
The team has been hard at work getting ready for the race. You may have noticed that Matteo, Alex and Ben were conspicuously absent from BC Superweek. They were all training at altitude to be ready for Utah.
Immediately after Superweek the Utah roster came together for a final altitude prep camp in Park City.
On top of that, we’ve started our 2017 expansion. The team has signed young Quebec rider David Drouin as a stagiaire for Utah. He’s a humble, soft-spoken rider from the Beauce region – who packs a punch.
We noticed Dave last year and had some initial chats. He’s got a diverse background. As a junior he raced in the Netherlands. As a U23 he’s gotten himself to races in Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic and has been consistently improving at home in races like Saguenay and Beauce. This year he really came into his own as an emerging climbing talent at Beauce and confirmed his versatility with a strong ride at Delta – where he finished 6th behind Roth.
– Scott McFarlane, Team Owner
David has quietly gone about becoming the 4th ranked Canadian U23 rider on the UCI America Tour. He finished 10th at the Tour de Beauce this year where he rode for the Canadian National Team alongside World Tour riders like Hugo Houle and Ryan Anderson. He fits our mission to focus on youth and develop emerging Canadian talent.
While we’re excited to bring David into the team, he’ll fill a support role for us in Utah. Our roster will be headlined by key players: Roth, Dal Cin, Cataford, Perry, Ellsay, Dahl and Masbourain.
Utah will be a tricky race to sort out tactically, and you can expect Silber to bring our trademark aggressive race style. We’ll be represented in breakaways – rest assured. And we’re looking forward to seeing some climbing surprises from riders like: Cataford, Dal Cin and Ellsay.