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October 5/07 9:00 am - CCA News: UCI & CCA Trade Team Registration Deadline, Olympic Track Assessment Camp Announced, BMX Officials Receive Promotion

Posted by Editoress on 10/5/07

2008 UCI & CCA Trade Team Registration
Courtesy CCA

The CCA is starting the registration process for the 2008 UCI and CCA road trade teams. The interested parties have until October 26 to send a letter of intent, stating the level of racing they wish (UCI or CCA) to race in 2008, at the Canadian Cycling Association. The letter must be sent at

The full application documents will be available October 15. The complete documents must be submitted to CCA no later then November 26.

For more information, please contact Rémi Bérubé at 613-248-1353#2602.

Olympic Track Assessment Camp
Courtesy CCA

The CCA will run an Olympic Track Assessment camp on October 30 and 31 to provide an opportunity for athletes to achieve the standards to participate in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Track Plan. Assessment will be in timed events only. The camp will take place at the Burnaby Velodrome, with a pre-registration deadline of October 22. Registration should be sent via email to the National Team Training Centre ˆ Victoria to the attention of Louise Hodgson-Jones at

The time standards defined in Schedule B are based on an analysis of times posted at World Cup and World Championship events and must be met in order to participate in the first two World Cups, keeping in mind the maximum number of entries Canada can enter in any given event. Zach Bell, Martin Gilbert, Gina Grain, Ryan McKenzie and Travis Smith, as athletes already in the performance pool, have been pre-selected to the first two World Cups in the events noted below and are not subject to assessment for those events at this camp, but nonetheless are strongly encouraged to attend.

Performance pool of athletes pre-selected to World Cup I and World Cup II

Zach Bell: Men's Points Race, Madison
Martin Gilbert: Madison
Gina Grain: Women's Points Race
Ryan McKenzie: Madison
Travis Smith: Men's Sprint, Keirin and Team Sprint

The performances at these two World Cups will determine participation and funding in the 3rd and 4th World Cups as well as in the World Championships. All standards are established to achieve Olympic medal success in Beijing.

Athletes who achieve the performance pool time standards and selection to the team for the first two World Cups (keeping in mind the maximum number of entries per nation) will receive full support of the CCA.

All athletes who are selected to the World Cup project must submit their yearly training plans and final detailed plans for October 2007 to March 2008. The CCA will work to respect these plans and will make every effort to consult with personal coaches. All plans will remain confidential. Athletes must also ensure that they take a medical and physical evaluation before their departure for Australia.

Team events (Team Sprint and Team Pursuit): CCA will support entry into these team events only if each team member achieves the appropriate individual time standards (see Schedule B).

SCHEDULE A - 2007-08 World Schedule

30.11.200702.12.2007SydneyAUSWorld Cup
07.12.200709.12.2007BeijingCHN World Cup
18.01.200820.01.2008Los AngelesUSAWorld Cup
15.02.200817.02.2008BallerupDENWorld Cup
27.03.200830.03.2008ManchesterGBRWorld Championships

SCHEDULE B - Time Standards for the 2007/08 Performance Pool
DisciplineDistanceStandard103% Of
Sprint/Keirin MenFlying 200 m10.410.7
Sprint WomenFlying 200 m11.511.8
Individual Pursuit Men4,000 m4:34.004:42.2
Individual Pursuit Women3,000 m3:41.003:47.4
Team Pursuit4,000 m4:15:004:22.64
Men's Team Sprint750 m45.5046.8
-200m Flying Flying200 m10.610.9
- start position250 m Standing18.018.5
- second position250 m Flying13.413.8
- third position500 m Flying28.028.8

(1)A correction factor will be applied for slower Canadian tracks. The working standard for Bromont and Burnaby is 3%. Temperatures will be corrected to 24 degrees Celsius.

Canadian Officials Receive Promotion to UCI BMX Commissaire
Courtesy CCA

The Canadian Cycling Association (CCA) is proud to announce the promotion to the following officials to the rank of UCI BMX Commissaire:

- Geordie Ma, Cagary, AB
- Jason Howard, Qualicum Beach, BC
- Kevin MacCuish, Vancouver, BC
- James Negenman, Calgary, AB
- Martin Sharp, Hamilton, ON

These commissaires has succeed the theory and practice exam, and can now officiate at International events, such as the World Cup, The World Championship and even the Olympics.

The CCA is please to have you on board and wish you the best of luck in your future assignments.


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