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Tyler Orschel and Malcolm Barton join Zerouno UCI team

Canadians join California-based XC squad

Photo by: Zerouno Instagram

Two Canadians are joining the California-based Zerouno Factory Racing squad for 2023. Tyler Orschel and Malcolm Barton are both joining the UCI team as they head into the coming World Cup cross country season.

Orschel arrives at Zerouno with a long list of podiums over the 2022 season including second at Canadian XCO national championships, a few cyclocross podiums and another at Iceman Cometh marathon XC race. Orschel also represented Canada at XCO and XCC world championships, the World Cup series and finished with top-10s at the 2022 Pan American continental mountain bike championships.

Barton landed his first Canada Cup XCO win in Sherbrooke, Que. last year. Like Orschel, he also raced the World Cup series and raced for Canada at 2022 mountain bike world championships.

With several Canadian cross country teams folding or quietly disappearing, it’s good to see two promising young Canucks find support for the 2023 season. The full six-rider Zerouno Factory Racing roster includes Orschel, Barton, Katharine Wood, Jose Antonio Prieto, Jose Juan Prieto and Aline Simoes.