Team Stages

Doug Blades

Mississauga, Canada

Main FocusRoad Cycling / Criterium
Bucket List RaceDirty Kanza 2021, Axel Merckx Propero Grand Fondo 2021, Canadian National road race, Belgium Waffle
Post-Race DrinkCraft Beer, not exactly post race but red wine is right up there

Started racing road when I was in my late teens in Canada and the US. Moved over to Mountain bike racing when the sport took off with the NORBA race series in the US.
Decided to give triathlons a go, this was interesting because I couldn't really swim well. Followed the path of Ironmans, 15 Ironmans later including Hawaii!! Running injuries would switch my focus back to cycling and road racing. I do LOVE the bike!
A HUGE set back in my life was getting hit by a car in the fall of 2012.
Multiple fractures, surgery, 2 days in ICU, 2 months in the hospital, recovery process. THE determination to ride and race again! The following spring raced Tour of the Battenkill. This was on the calendar before the accident, it got me through some dark moments.
If you have goals you want to accomplish. DON'T let obstacles stop you from achieving your dreams!