Laurie Arsenault Joins Emily Batty on Canyon for 2021

Feb 12, 2021
by Sarah Moore  

Canyon announced today that they have signed a second Canadian mountain biker. Four-time Canadian National Champion Laurie Arsenault will be joining reigning Elite National Champion and two-time Olympian Emily Batty on Canyon bikes heading into the 2021 mountain bike season.

bigquotesWhat an honour to be working with this company. I am beyond excited about representing a brand as good as Canyon. I am blown away by the entire team of creatives working there: It's a really innovative brand and everything they build is just so inspiring.Laurie Arsenault

At 23 years old, Arsenault is approaching her first season racing in the elite field with two U23 National Championship titles behind her, in addition to a ninth place finish in U23 World Championships in Mont -Sainte-Anne in 2019. She's been racing mountain bikes since the age of 11 and is looking forward to starting her first focused season racing as an elite on the World Cup circuit.

The former junior and U23 national champion has raced World Championships four times already in her career in addition to several World Cup races since 2016. She's currently a member of the Canadian National Team.


bigquotesLaurie is a huge talent and despite being only 23 years old, she can already look back on some important successes and a whole lot of experience in the racing circuit—a strong combination!Thorsten Lewandowski, the Global Communications Manager for Canyon

Arsenault will be riding on both the full-suspension cross-country racing Canyon Lux and hardtail cross-country racing Exceed this season. "We are very happy to welcome Laurie as another athlete from Canada to the Canyon family and can't wait to see her on our Lux and Exceed in the future!" Lewandowski added.

You can learn more about the new Canyon Mountain Bike Team at

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 Build’em a tandem !
  • 15 2
 Call it the "Canyon Smoke Show"
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 @mayha49: or something perhaps less misogynistic....
  • 19 4
 Congratulations! I wish team Arse-Batty the best.
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 Wow. Arse. I bet she just LOVES that nickname!
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 As an unruly kid I was on team batted-arse.
  • 12 1
 2 Canadian sponsored athletes, but no no Canyon Canada sales available...... I know it's coming in spring, but seems a little backwards?
  • 4 0
 It seems like yes - Covid pushed a lot of things back for Canyon though. I was in contact via Email with them a couple weeks ago and the main reason is so far the closed borders(yes it would be essential travel but they play save). Be patient they comin' Smile
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 I should have stayed racing cross country!!
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 I suspect these athletes were not chosen due to their nationality, Canyon made a business decision to have them on board, Canada is not a big market for bike on the global scale and already has some of the most intense competition (especially for MTB) of any country in the world
they expect these two to succeed internationally and they will
  • 4 2
 Yeah nobody rides bikes in Canada... @sirbikealot:
  • 1 0
 Did Canyon forget about Mark Wallace? They technically have 3 Canadian athletes...
  • 1 0
 bikes should be available in spring!
  • 1 0
 @Cauterize: He is still running the DH World Cups.
This advertisement is for the XC bike
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 @DoctorWatson: did they say anything about waiting for the closure to end? Because that will probably happen in the summer at the earliest.
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 @belciugo: yes thats what i got told. Germany right now is nuts with closures and lots of restrictions. I was asking for job opportunities and with a long email that's what i also told. We will see how the whole Covid crisis is going to be in 6 month and hoping for more information after that......
  • 4 0
 Good luck in the Elites!
  • 2 0
 Not the most fortunate of names haha. Good luck to em, hope they beat the Trek riders
  • 2 0
 That bike looks sharp!
  • 9 6
 What bike...Just Canadian beauty....
  • 2 3
 @curendero: Down boi! They wouldn't let you NEAR those girls, Brujo!
  • 2 0
 @RayDolor: A man can dream!! Cheaper too!!
  • 2 1
 New dt swiss dropper?
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 Upside downside type
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 been out for a lil while, it's the d-232, around 375$ usd
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 Total babes
  • 7 9
 Those girls on that bike are faster than you...downhill too.
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