Ben Katerberg off to Tour De L’Avenir with Cycling Canada

Cycling Canada is excited to announce that it will be sending a team to the Tour de l’Avenir for the first time in eight years. The Tour de l’Avenir is one of the most prestigious UCI Nations’ Cup for U23 men and one of seven races in the Nations’ Cup series that determines valuable start quota allocations for countries at the World Championships.

“We currently have a very exciting wave of U23 men who have had great performances this season,” said Kevin Field, Head of Performance Strategy at Cycling Canada. “The goal of this project is to create program continuity, opportunity and development for these U23 athletes. Pier-André Côté (Rally UCH Cycling) has already graduated up from Continental to Professional Continental, and I’m pretty confident we’ll see others take the step to the next level.”

The Tour de l’Avenir is known to be a mini Tour de France for the next generation of athletes who, ultimately, will one day showcase themselves at the biggest road races in the world. This year’s race will feature ten stages crossing southern France from Marmande to Saint-Colomban-des-Villards in the French Alps. The race starts August 15 and finishes August 25.

“Canada’s ability to return to this race in 2019 is thanks to collaboration and support from the Hamilton Foundation, as well as private donors. We are thrilled to be able to collaborate with them to provide a unique experience for our riders.”

Team Canada

  • Nickolas Zukowsky – Sainte-Lucie-des-Laurentides, QC
  • Pier-André Côté – Lévis, QC
  • Adam Roberge – Prévost, QC
  • Ben Katerberg –  Comox, BC
  • Laurent Gervais –  Montréal, QC
  • Charles-Etienne Chrétien –  Amos, QC

 

Source: Cycling Canada 
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Cycling Canada is the governing body for competitive cycling in Canada. With the vision of becoming a leading competitive cycling nation, Cycling Canada manages the High Performance team, hosts national and international events and administers programs to promote and grow cycling across the country.

Cycling BC Announces Team Selection for 2019 Road, MTB XCO, and BMX Nationals

The targeted athletes selected to represent BC at the 2019 Canadian Junior/Elite/Para Road Championships in Beauce, Quebec from June 28 to July 1, 2019, are:

ROAD

Sarah Van Dam [Victoria]
Elle Bush [Langley]
Elizabeth Gin [Surrey]
Lilly Ujfalusi [New Westminster]
Annabella Stoll-Dansereau [Vancouver]
Riley Pickrell [Victoria]
Sean Richardson [Vancouver]
Evan McBeath [Vancouver]

The Canadian Road Championships bring together the nation’s fastest riders to vie for the coveted maple leaf jersey and the title of national champion. The eight athletes from BC will be supported on the project by Cycling BC coaches and staff including Houshang Amiri, Brandon Archer, and Erin Waugh.

The athletes that will represent Cycling BC at the 2019 Canadian XCO Mountain Bike Championships on July 20, 2019 in Oro Station, Ontario are,

XCO

Eva Leikermoser [Comox]
Marin Lowe [Garibaldi Highlands]
Cody Scott [North Vancouver]
Kieran Nilsen [Comox]
Lief Rodgers [Port Moody]
Erik Ashton [Comox]

Staff supporting the team at the MTB XCO Championships are Joel Harwood and Tara Mowat.

For the Canadian BMX Championships on July 6, 2019 in Etobicoke, ON, the Cycling BC team will consist of the following riders.

BMX

Teigan Pascual [Squamish]
Violet Cejalvo [Langley]
Keira Murphy [Nanaimo]
Summer MacMullen [Maple Ridge]
Alex Grecht [Parksville]
Mitchel Landry [Nanaimo]
Aiden Grecht [Parksville]
Caleb Dobie [Maple Ridge]
Ryan Tougas [Pitt Meadows]

Cycling BC BMX coaches, Mischa Partridge and Adam Muys, will be supporting the team at the national championships. The athletes have been working hard at training at camps throughout the season in preparation for nationals. “The development team had a great session working on the technical track,” said Mischa Partridge, BMX Coach for Cycling BC after a team’s training session in Abbotsford. “The targeted athletes got some practice in on the Supercross hill before heading out to the national championships next week.”

Cycling BC delivers High Performance and Development programs that provide targeted BC athletes with support to develop to their fullest potential, including opportunities to train and achieve success at national competitions. Thank you to our corporate partners, members, and all the individuals that support cycling in BC.


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Links to Team Selection Criteria can be found on the High Performance Training Camps & Projects webpage

Cycling BC and Cycling Canada Camps at 2019 Hayman Classic

Youth road cyclists going to the 2019 Hayman Classic Youth Stage Race from May 24-26, 2019 in Penticton have an opportunity to stay after the race and take part in a couple of development camps being put on by Cycling Canada and Cycling BC in partnership with the Hayman Classic.

Cycling Canada’s Road Advancement Camp from May 27-28 is targeted at U19 riders and last-year-U17 riders with ambitions of making it on to Canadian National Team programs this year or next. The camp will include seminars for athletes & coaches and skill-specific sessions with national coaches.

For riders in the U15/U17 age groups, the Cycling BC Talent Identification Camp from May 26-27 will engage younger riders and provide them and their coaches with guidance on making it on to provincial programs and the Cycling BC Targeted Athlete list. Similar to the Cycling Canada camp, this mini-camp will include seminars for athletes & coaches including informal Q&A discussions with guest speakers from Canadian pro-cycling teams. The riders will also be observed and tested for selection to provincial programs.

Both of these camps are an opportunity for athletes to show their talent and learn more about the pathways to get to the provincial and national levels.


Camp Details:

Cycling Canada Road Advancement Camp

Date: May 27-28, 2019
Target participants: U19 and last year U17s
Cost: $100
Registration: https://ccnbikes.com/#!/events/Road-Advancement-Penticton-2019

Contact: For more information, please contact Nicholas Vipond at nicholas.vipond@cyclingcanada.ca


Cycling BC U15/U17 Road Talent ID Camp

Date: May 26-27, 2019
Target: U15 and U17 athletes
Cost: $100
Registration: TBA (this page will be updated with the link when registration opens)

Contact: For more information, please contact Tara Mowat at tara@cyclingbc.net