Snowcovers Sports and Trek Bicycles awarded Nick Lacko of Winnipeg,, Manitoba the title of "privateer racer" in its first annual "Adopt a Privateer" contest.
Nick will receive full technical support during the Canadian Mountain Bike National Championships, as well as lodging at the Delta Whistler Resort and swag.
"I am super excited to be coming to the Nationals in Whistler and I am honoured to be the first winner of the contest," he said.
Nick is a member of the Manitoba Provincial Cycling team and has been racing for five years.
He was the 2002 Under 15 road and mountain bike provincial champion and currently rides in the Under 17 Expert category with the Birch Mountain Bike Club.
The Canadian Tim Hortons National Mountain Bike Championships takes place on July 18 to July 20 during the Whistler Summer Gravity Festival.