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Athlete Spotlight: Conor Martin

Conor Martin is a first-year junior road cyclist riding for the TaG Cycling race team and lives in Kelowna, BC.  He has been racing bikes since the age of six, starting with BMX and then eventually getting into road racing through the Axel Merckx Youth Development camps in Kelowna.

Conor is currently in Innsbruck, Austria with the Canadian National Team for the upcoming 2018 World Junior Road Championships which are happening on September 25th (Individual Time Trial) and September 27th (Road Race).

As a first-year junior cyclist this will be his first Road World Championships, however, earlier this year he competed for Canada at the 2018 World Cyclocross Championships in Valkenburg, Netherlands after coming back from a terrible crash earlier in the year.


Conor raced several road races in France this past spring as a guest rider for the Under 19 race team Culture Velo. Conor was very excited to take the polka dot jersey at one of those races. It was his first time racing road in Europe and it was a great learning experience.

Connor Martin going for KoM points
Connor Martin going for KoM points the Tour de l’Abitibi

Conor also achieved the spot of top Canadian in the overall standings at the 50th edition of the Tour de l’Abitibi, finishing tenth, and also he took the Polka Dot Jersey as the top climber in the race. Conor finished third in the Best Young Rider category.

Connor Martin on his way to winning the Cypress Challenge 2018

Conor dreams of becoming a professional cyclist one day.

You can help Conor pursue his dream of becoming a professional cyclist by visiting his GOFUNDME page and contributing to offset the cost of his trip and pursuit of the rainbow jersey in Austria.