Manitoba’s Ethan Vandenberg is climbing the ladder as he makes the MTB ranks formerly reserved for larger provinces.
August 19 – XCC event (combined U17/U19)
An incredibly fast paced race. Ethan rode hard with the lead group and juggled for positions. He placed 7th overall.
August 21 – XCO event (U17)
There was a punchy and rough start as there were athletes vying for positions. Another fast paced race. Ethan placed 5th. (Podium photo above had 5 provinces, which was very exciting to see).
August 22 – New Brunswick XCO Cup
Two Manitoba boys podiumed:
Ethan Vandenberg – 1st
Soren Weselake – 3rd
From a New Brunswick reporter: Normand Leger through centre de Cyclisme Dieppe: A Manitoba runner, Ethan Vandenberg (Gold) has raided the lads high honors-17 years in 44 m23, 3 out of all 3 laps. His countryman, Soren Weselake (bronze) finished third and Mika Comaniuk (silver) from Quebec second.
See full results here: https://zone4.ca/event/2021/6ABF5526/