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May 7/22 12:28 pm - Karol-Ann Canuel to Lead Training Camp for Junior & U23 Women

Posted by Editor on 05/7/22

Global Relay Bridge the Gap, Karol-Ann Canuel & Sharke Coaching have joined forces to put together a training camp targeting Junior and U23 Canadian female athletes.

The camp will take place in Gatineau (QC) from June 2nd until June 7th and will be combined with the Tour de Gatineau, a race included in the new Canadian Cup ranking. The weekend will include the British Grand Prix criterium on Saturday and the 100% women's ride on Sunday.

Shawn Clarke, coach and founder of Sharke Coaching, and Karol-Ann Canuel, ex-professional cyclist world champion and two-time Olympian, will be leading this training camp.

The camp will focus on:

● Learn essential race skills and tactics
● Apply race skills and tactics in a race environment
● Show young female athletes they are a part of a larger cycling community

"[We want to] create a high value camp by adding coached training days around established crits and a women-only community event. This combination of racing days and coached training days will allow us to work on, test, assess and refine racing skills within the camp for maximum impact," says Shawn Clarke

Why This Camp, Why These Athletes?

We've seen that as a Junior woman in Canada the top athletes are rewarded for strength over tactical nuance. Once they hit the senior ranks, team racing, tactics and conserving energy in the pack become super important to success. Only the riders never had to do any of these things. Camps like this will bring together strong Juniors and U23 riders to teach them the building blocks of what is needed to successfully race in an elite peloton with a team.

Interested and want to be part of it?

Visit the GR BTG website for more information about this camp and to register. Limited spaces, move fast! Go to for more information and to register.

• June 2nd - Arrival & ride. Focus: technical group riding
• June 3rd - Technical race riding & race seminar
• June 4th - Aylmer Twighlight Criterium
• June 5th - 100% Feminine ride
• June 6th - Technical race riding & race seminar
• June 7th - Mardis Lachine (TBD)

Six days - $75 fee for development Women (Junior, U23 & developing Elites)
Five nights' accommodations included (travel & food not included)
Airbnb Housing (full kitchens for meal prep)
Guests & speakers for seminars
Over 80% of the camp costs are subsided by BTG
Limited to 12 athletes (selected by BTG, from applicants)


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