Posted by Editor on 01/18/11
The Canadian Cycling Association (CCA) is pleased to unveil its 2010 Award recipients, rewarding outstanding dedication and commitment from the members of the Canadian cycling community.
"These awards recognize the talented and dedicated cycling community we have in Canada. The contributions of event organizers, coaches and officials along with the commitment of our many volunteers and our membership is what strengthens cycling in Canada," said Greg Mathieu, chief executive officer and secretary general of the Canadian Cycling Association. "It is always a difficult task to select a few individuals and events from such a large pool of qualified and deserving candidates. These people and organisations have all contributed to the excellent year Canadian cycling enjoyed in 2010."
Recipients were honoured in various categories:
• Organizer of the Year, for each cycling sport
• Official of the Year
• Provincial Organization of the Year (Torchy Peden trophy)
• Builder of the Year
• Best Junior Cyclist of the Year (Russ Copeland award)
• President's Trophy
CCA Organizer of the Year
Road: Grand Prix ProTour Québec, QC - Serge Arsenault
Mountain Bike: UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Championships, Mont-Sainte-Anne, QC -Gestev Inc.
Track: National Championships, Bromont, QC - Sylvain Richard
BMX: National Championships, Airdrie, AB - Airdrie BMX
Para-cycling: UCI Para-Cycling Road World Championships, Baie Comeau, QC - Paramanic International
Cyclocross: Jim Horner Cyclo Cross Grand Prix, AB - Juventus Cyclocross
Official of the Year
The Official of the Year is awarded to Kevin MacCuish of British Columbia, for his contributions as an international MTB and BMX Commissaire.
Torchy Peden Trophy
The Torchy Peden Trophy recognizes the province which demonstrated overall success in membership, efficiency of operation and administration, and is awarded in 2010 to the Province of Québec.
Russ Copeland Award (Top Junior rider)
Awarded to World Junior Downhill Champion Lauren Rosser for her gold medal performance at Mont-Ste-Anne this past August, along with BMX rider Tory Nyhaug for his performances in the Elite category in Super Cross international events while still a Junior.
Alberta's Tara Whitten is rewarded for her World Champion performances in both the Omnium and Points Race at the 2010 UCI Track World Championships, held in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Builder of the Year
Luc Arseneau (Dieppe, New Brunswick) completed his term as Chair of the CCA's High Performance Committee in 2010. He continued the development of riders from Atlantic Canada at the Dieppe, NB Training Centre and also served as a member of the Board of Coaches of Canada. Luc is also a lead contributor to the CCA's Long Term Athlete Development initiatives.
CCA Service Pin
5 years: Luc Arseneau - NB
Athlete Recognition for 2010
UCI Track World Championships
Tara Whitten: Gold Medal - Omnium, Gold Medal - Points Race
UCI Paracycling Road World Championships
Robbie Weldon / Lyne Bessette: Gold Medal - Tandem Road Race; Silver Medal - Tandem Time Trial
Geneviève Oullet / Emilie Roy: Bronze Medal - Tandem Road Race, Bronze Medal - Tandem Time Trial
Marie-Claude Molnar: Silver Medal - Road Race (C4), Bronze Medal - Individual Time Trial (C4)
Robert Labbé: Bronze Medal - Individual Time Trial (H1)
Mark Ledo: Bronze Medal - Road Race (H3)
UCI Road World Championships
Guillaume Boivin: Bronze Medal - U23 Road Race
UCI Mountain Bike World Championships
Lauren Rosser: Gold Medal - Junior Downhill
Steve Smith: Silver Medal - Elite Downhill
UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Overall
Catharine Pendrel: 1st Overall - Cross Country
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