Thursday, March 19, 2015

Throwback Thursday: The Canadian Tire National Cycling Series

The Tour of Alberta is an awesome event, but did you know that back in the early 1990s there was a national cycling series sponsored by Canadian Tire that crisscrossed the country, drawing a mix of top North American professionals and elite amateurs? Pro bike racing visited places like Brandon, Manitoba and Cape Breton Island. Take a gander at this highlight package from the 1992 series, featuring teams like the famed Coors Light Cycling Team, Evian, and Calgary's own Cyclemiesters.

Part One
Part Two
Part Three

2 comments:

Chuck J said...

Todd McNutt was a regular fixture in Alberta cycling in the early 80's. I was in a bunch of races but doubt I ever finished ahead of of him. When he decided it was time to race he would just ride away from most of the pack.

Clarence Poon said...

Thanks for the link to the vids!
I remember the Canadian Tire Series- it was awesome ! Ah the good ole days!

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