2018 Canadian downhill national champion Magnus Manson has been announced as the final member of Canyon Factory Racing’s 2019 team.
The Vancouver Island racer turned that national title, as well as solid World Cup performances and some Crankworx podiums, into his first Factory level team spot. The increased level of support couldn’t come at a better time, with world championships returning to Canada this August.
After starting his 2018 season of with a 30th at Losinj World Cup, Manson added several wins and podiums at events in North America on top of his international results. In July, he earned his first elite maple leaf jersey at Panorama Mountain Resort in the B.C. interior in a closely fought national championships race. He then went on to represent Canada at the 2018 UCI mountain bike world championships in Lenzerheide, Switzerland in September.
Manson joins fellow Vancouver Island racer Mark Wallace as the teams Canadian contingent. Also returning as well as perennial World Cup podium-threat, Australia’s Troy Brosnan and rising junior talent Kye A’Hern. Wallace, Brosnan and A’Hern are all returning athletes for the Canyon Factory Team.