Eite men's podium: Aaron Schooler, Jérémy Martin and Geoff Kabush

Canadian national men’s elite cyclocross champion Jérémy Martin of Boischatel, Que. has decided to retire from racing ‘cross and mountain bike at the proffesional level. Martin made his announcement via social media on April 13.

Martin joined veteran ‘cross racer Aaron Schooler’s Focus CX Canada when it was announced in September 2016. He proceeded to have a very strong cyclocross season. After the first two rounds of the cyclocross World Cup contested on North American soil, sat 18th overall.

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In November, at ‘cross nationals in Sheerbrooke, Que. the 24-year-old took the national championship title ahead of teammate Schooler and Geoff Kabush. He then raced the 2017 world championships in Bieles where he finished 47th behind Wout van Aert.

Martin was also compeditive on the proffesional mountain bike scene and was at the Canadian National mountain bike centre at Bear Mountain Resort in February for a pre-season training camp.

Martin’s retirement announcement

A new chapter is starting for me and it’s both a bit scary and exciting. This is not an easy decision, but after a few months of reflections, I have decided to stop racing at the professional level. I’ve created so many good friendships and memories over the last decade, it’s been the best learning experience I could think of. I want to say thank you to everyone who supported me along the way, you all made a difference and helped shape the person I am today. You won’t see me towing the line of the biggest races anymore. But don’t worry, I’ll keep riding as much as I can, because to me, cycling is the most beautiful sport of them all! I am very grateful for your support over the years! Cheers!

Martin studies at the Université Laval in Quebec City.


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