New member Nick Zukowski has been coming out to our TTs this season doing an 18:58 on Indian Trail, 20:52 on Safari and a 54:04 on Falkland. Following from Cycling News. Congrats Nick!
Silber Pro Cycling signs Nick Zukowsky for 2017
Silber Pro Cycling announced on Monday that the UCI Continental team has signed top Canadian junior Nick Zukowsky for the 2017 season.
In 2016, 18-year-old Zukowsky’s first year of road racing, he finished third during a stage of Ronde des Vallées and fourth overall at the Tour de l’Abitibi, where he was leading the race until the final stage.
Zukowsky also finished fifth on Stage 1 of the Killington Stage Race while competing in the Pro/Cat 1 peloton. Zukowsky lives in Ste Lucie, Quebec, and also in Tucson, Arizona, where he met Silber director Gord Fraser. He is hoping to represent Canada in the Junior division at the upcoming World Championships.
In explaining the decision to sign the team’s first 18-year-old, Silber team owner Scott McFarlane said the team has always had a developmental mission.
“It is our mission to support young riders that we believe are capable of getting to the WorldTour,” McFarlane said. “And simply put, we believe Nick Zukowsky has the ability and mindset to get to the next level. The fact that he is only 18 years old sends a message that we are committed to working with riders over a two-to-three-year period, and I hope it inspires current junior and cadet cyclists that want to one day race for professional cycling teams.”