David is known around the office as the resident track racer. He has been with Cervélo since 2006 and currently works with the Marketing department. He has a large stable of bikes including one road bike for each season of the year, a P3 time trail bike and a T1 track bike. Which one is his favorite? “Definitely the T1” is his answer.
David rode constantly when he was younger. However, growing up in small town Ontario where most kids play hockey, he was barely aware that cycling was a sport that existed outside of France. Ironically, he lived only 5km away from one of the only velodromes in the country. It wasn’t until entering University that he stumbled upon the sport.
David picked up cycling to earn money during school by delivering packages in down town Toronto. It was the fact that he could stay outdoors that first drew him to the job. It wasn’t long until he developed a real love for cycling and a friend (and now Cervélo colleague) suggested that he try out the new Velodrome located in a near by town.
By his third trip to the track, he was invited to race in the open category.
“I had no idea how to race,” recalls David.
“So, when we were called to the rail to start the race, they told us the race was on as soon as they blew the whistle. Well, I heard the whistle and went for it.” From that point on, he hasn’t looked back. David now races with the local OCTTO-Cervélo club and has no plans to stop.