February 8/10 13:17 pm - National Track Team Holds Team Pursuit Camp
Posted by Editoress on 02/8/10
The Canadian Cycling Association is hosting another training camp in LA at the Home Depot Centre. The focus of this camp is on the team pursuit with 13 men and 3 women working towards making World Cup and World Championship teams in the upcoming seasons.
Most of the riders are coming from training on trainers over the winter months in Canada and, combined with some lost luggage and jet lag, were in need of some energy to pick up their spirits when they arrived.
“ The Californian sun and a coffee at our neighbourhood Starbucks ... makes everybody happy” commented Jean-Michel Lachance.
Jean-Michel has been spending a lot of time on the road preparing for the upcoming road racing season, but his goal is to make Canada’s team pursuit squad next season. “Having not touched the track bike for a few months and doing full gas standing efforts turns out to be the perfect way to get back on track for serious track training.”
A group of dedicated track cyclists are taking part in the camp and are looking to benefit from training with each other in a supportive and competitive environment. The CCA has been organizing similar camps almost every month since September and the improvements in speed and ability are apparent. All the riders are focused on future success with the Canadian National Team, knowing that more focus will be put on teams with the change in the Olympic events.
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