Toronto Hustle adds Carson Miles, Chris Ernst and Evan Burtnik for 2023
Squad has big plans for increased presence across North American race scenePhoto by: Toronto Hustle
Entering its seventh year, and second season as a UCI Continental team, Toronto Hustle prepares for a full season with an extensive calendar made up of several road events, including the newly formed National Cycling League (NCL).
New signings for 2023
The team added three new riders to the men’s professional roster. Two-time Canadian u-23 champion Carson Miles and Canadian national team track stars Chris Ernst and Evan Burtnik join Toronto Hustle for ’23.
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“When you see a Toronto Hustle jersey this year you can count on us playing a big role in the race. We’re here to win and turn some heads along the way,” Matteo Dal-Cin said. “We learned a lot last year stepping up to the UCI professional ranks and we’re building on those learnings with new talent and operational structure.”
The team will once again be focusing on the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) calendar in support of the team’s commitment to the professional racing scene in North America, in addition to lining up as the only foreign team in the National Cycling League. Toronto Hustle will also be racing gravel events across North America.
Matteo Dal-Cin, Michael Foley returning to Toronto Hustle
● Matteo Dal-Cin – overall winner of the 2022 UCI Tour of Rhodes, several stage wins at Tour of Gila and second at Canadian national ITT championships.
● Michael Foley – two-time national champion in 2022
● Edward Walsh – multiple Canadian national titles and former u-23 national champion
● Ethan Sittlington – second at the u-23 Canadian nationals ITT championships
The full team roster will be announced shortly.
Toronto Hustle women’s gravel program
The women’s gravel program is back for 2023. Four riders, including Steph Au and Holly Clarke who return for another season, will be lining up at various gravel events across North America. The team was launched in 2020 as one of Canada’s first all-women’s gravel teams.
Excited to have Holly Clarke returning again! West ender, recently turned east ender. Gravel and alternative race enthusiast, frequently riding point-to-point. Bike-packing adventurer, community Builder, organizer and fundraiser. Watch for her gravel adventures this season! pic.twitter.com/t4mBrikUzC
— Toronto Hustle (@Toronto_Hustle) February 21, 2023
Community involvement continues for 2023
Toronto Hustle has been involved in the community since its inception, both on and off the bicycle. The team has been involved in a variety of ventures, including raising nearly $1 million for front-line healthcare workers and mental health support, as well as $150,000 for Lyme disease research.
“We are really proud of the continued success of our women’s gravel program, community involement and road safety initiatives that make our program about more than just race results. We’re about building community, creating safer streets and getting more people on bikes,” Ben Baker, Toronto Hustle director said.