Gunnar Holmgren

I am a U23 cross-country mountain bike and cyclocross racer hailing from Orillia, Ontario, Canada. My parents introduced me to racing from an early age and I began training seriously in 2013. Since then I have competed in 5 World Championships across both disciplines. In 2016, I finished off the ‘cross season ranked as 2nd North American thanks to two UCI victories and multiple top ten results in Europe as a national champion. In 2017 I was top ranked North American lining up in the 6th spot at the World Championships in Australia. After two very busy years, my cross season took a hit in 2017 but not without a C1 top 15 and a 4th at Nationals. I raced the World Cup circuit in 2018 from the back row and landing consistent top 60 results passing more than 60 other racers. My standout ride came at the end of the season at the World championships where I raced from 97th place to 35th. The 2018 ‘cross season has been a great success thus far. I won the U23 National championship along with a 4th place at the Pan American Championships and three UCI C2 wins.

Ambition

In 2019 I will pursue the World Cup circuit on the MTB and a full Cyclocross season including the North American circuit and a trip to Europe. Further ahead, I’m training for the 2024 Olympics in Paris