Expanding our Giant Canada Off-Road Team in 2021, we are proud to introduce Liv Canada Off-Road Team with the introduction of two of the fastest up-and-coming female riders in the country. Geza Rodgers (Port Moody, BC) is no stranger to a competitive environment. Coming from a racing family and the Devo program in Vancouver, she has multiple titles in XCO and CX. She is very focused on her racing and has been mentored in the past by Sandra Walter (Liv Racing Collective) under the Ride Like a Girl program.
Also joining the team, is Tayte Proulx-Royds from Kelowna, BC. She brings a new aspect to the team with her ability to shine on any kind of bike. From racing XCO and being CX Provincial Champion to Enduro/DH racing and dirt jumping. Tayte's style alongside her family support makes her another rider to watch in the future. Both the girls will be racing in our new Liv Canada Off-Road Team colors and will be using our extensive line of products made exclusively for females.
“Following our constant efforts to create more cycling opportunities for girls and women in Canada, we are really excited to expand our GCORT program to Liv in 2021. We will be supporting Tayte and Geza with race-proven products, and throughout the year, they will have the chance to connect with our global community of renowned athletes and ambassadors. Tayte and Geza are so versatile and creative, we just can't wait to watch them between the tapes and beyond!” Vanessa Lebrun - Liv Brand Specialist at Giant Canada.
The team will be a true family affair as they will push and support each other at events across the Country. They will be riding a selection of bikes from Liv Bicycles including the all-new Brava Advanced Pro, Intrigue Advanced Pro 29 and Pique Advanced Pro 29. Their new team apparel will be provided by Giant’s in-house Custom Clothing Program alongside our Liv Rev and Infinita helmets, and Liv Tesca shoes.
Supporting the Team will be another local Industry partner, RaceFace – Easton – Fox who is based in Burnaby, BC. They will be providing components to help the team reach podiums in Cross Country, Enduro and Cyclocross. “Giant Canada/Liv Canada has put together a great group of fast junior racers and FOX is excited to be supporting this team. Canada has a history of generating world-class mountain bike athletes and those careers are often launched out of projects like this.” Craig Richey – FOX Director of Marketing.
100% Bike distributor Orange Supply Sport will help to provide visibility and protection with their line of Performance Glasses, Gloves and Full-Face helmets. "100% Canada and Orange Sport Supply are extremely excited to be partnering with the Giant Canada Off-Road Team for 2021. We’re looking forward to supporting them in the coming year, full of racing and riding" Chris Courtney, Orange Sport Supply.
HLC is the biggest distributor of Bicycle Products across North America and will be supporting the Team with any additional needs to keep their bikes running throughout the season. “HLC is thrilled for the opportunity to partner with the Giant Canada Off-Road Team on this fantastic initiative and support the next wave of Canadian mountain bike athletes! We’re proud they’ve chosen to use some of our distributed brands like Muc-Off and Maxxis to perform at the highest levels and showcase these brands in competition and training all while ensuring that their equipment is running clean and protected. Giving them access to best-in-class products is something we take a tremendous amount of pride in. Good luck this year to all team members!” Kevin Calhoun, Sales Rep – BC Lower Mainland, HLC Bike.