“The character you have, both on and off the bike, is what people remember and what truly drives change in the world. You won’t ever get an opportunity back once it’s passed, so I want to capitalize on whatever situation I am in each and every day!”
New to Team Novo Nordisk Development for 2022 is 26-year-old all rounder Justin McQuerry. Hailing from Austin, Texas, McQuerry has been riding bikes since a young age and after racing for three years for US continental team Team Skyline, attended the 2021 TNN Talent ID camp in France. Impressing enough to earn his place on the devo team for the 2022 season.
Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was only two-years-old, McQuerry readily admits to not “recalling life without diabetes” and grew up in a small town in Texas with his parents and sister. He is the only person in his family to live with diabetes.
McQuerry first started cycling on a mountain bike, switching to the road after a heavy crash and immediately enjoying the noticeable improvements and benefits with the more time and effort put into the sport. After a few formative and educational years in the peloton, McQuerry had the opportunity to race in Europe as a junior, and fell in love with the euro racing culture.
Discovering Team Novo Nordisk after his father showed him a magazine article on TNN, McQuerry made it his goal to be a part of the team, race bikes and help show the world what’s possible with diabetes. 2022 is the year to realize that goal and to start driving change.
Away from racing McQuerry manages a bike shop in Austin and describes the three most important things in life as bicycles, the sun and the best friends in the world.