Ruby West battled to a strong second at Pan American continental championships on Sunday at the Silver Goose.
After escaping early with eventual winner Clara Honsinger, the Canadian held on to ride home solo in the silver medal position, delivering another podium performance for the very vocally supportive home crowd.
The Canadian U23 national champion is on the new Specialized-Tenspeed Hero team this year. One perk of having the Chicago boutique apparel brand as a title sponsor is the custom TSH team-edition bike, an S-Works Crux from her other title sponsor Specialized.
West was also wearing her custom maple leaf skinsuit on Sunday at the Silver Goose. Designed by the aesthetically on-point Americans, the intricate maple leaf pattern has to be one of the better looking Canadian champion outfits we’ve ever seen.
You can cheer on West on Saturday in Peterborough, Ont. as she tries to earn another maple leaf jersey. If it goes well, and you’re especially creative in your support, your cheers could end up immortalized on a TSH hero garment like the amazing Mah! Ha! Lie! sweatshirts seen around the Silver Goose venue.
Take a closer look at Ruby West’s Specialized Crux, then tune in live on Saturday, Nov. 10 to watch her try defend her title at Canadian cyclocross national championships.
We caught up with Ruby West as she was getting ready to head out for a practice lap on the Silver Goose Pan-American course
West's sponsor Tenspeed hero decked out the Canadian champs bike's in custom team colours
West has a fleet of the individually labelled bikes, essential for muddy conditions like Saturday's C2 race
The Specialized-Tenspeed Hero team all ride the California company's Crux race bikes
The disc cyclocross frame has plenty of clearance for muddy conditions
West was running Specialized S-Works Terra tubular tires on Zipp 202 rims
A full SRAM drivetrain keeps West moving forward through the mud
SRAM Force cranks matched to a 40t x-sync chainring
K-Edge garmin mount, S-Works stem and Zipp SL 70 bars round out West's team build bike