As many in our community know, I’m pretty passionate about cycling. I love all aspects of the sport – the way a ride makes me feel, the excitement of July when the Tour de France is on, or how a bike is a great equalizer.
Earlier this year, I was introduced to Carson Miles – a young, Ottawa-based cyclist – who happened to be the step-son of a client of mine.
After several conversations, a quick look at this Strava account, and a few encounters while riding in Gatineau Park, I soon realized Carson has so much potential and I wanted to support him.
I’m excited to announce that Abacus Data is supporting Carson for the 2021 season as he races in Europe and then in Canada later this year.
MEET CARSON MILES
My name’s Carson Miles, and I’m a cyclist racing for Tag Cycling, a Canadian trade team from Canada. I currently spend most of my time in Europe racing, and when I’m not overseas I’m based in Ottawa, Ontario. I’ve been cycling for around 7 years now competitively. Before cycling, I was playing high level basketball in Ottawa and competing nationally. I got into cycling through some family friends, and slowly fell more in love with the sport and started to take racing more seriously through my junior years. I quit basketball and spent more time away at training camps in Europe and the United States. During this time I also graduated from Woodroffe High School, where I did most of my grade 12 year online.
After high school, cycling became a full time pursuit for me. I had gone to worlds that year in Innsbruck, Austria, and I put going to post secondary on hold to follow my dreams. I later signed to a professional team, Floyd’s Pro Cycling, in my first year at the elite level. The year following I took another step forward and raced for the Israel Startup Nation development team, Israel Cycling Academy. In a year marred by Covid, my first experience racing in Europe was not an ideal one, but lots of lessons were learnt and experience gained. I did however have to take one step back and move to a smaller team where I am now. This just lit my fire even more to prove myself and show my capabilities to be worthy of a spot at the highest level. This year I will have the chance to do some big races in Europe with the National team and thanks to the support of Abacus Data, I can spend more time in Europe racing and training before my big goals this season.
For more information about Carson, visit his personal website.
Over the next few months, we will be cheering Carson on, sharing his experience racing and training in Europe, and following his progress.
For more information about Carson, check out this great profile of him from a few years back.
Good luck Carson racing this year!