Posted by Editoress on 08/5/15
Cycling Canada is pleased to announce that the inaugural inductions for the Canadian Cycling Hall of Fame will take place October 9 & 10, 2015, in conjunction with the Canadian Track Championships being held at the Mattamy National Cycling Centre in Milton, Ontario. The Milton facility will feature a Hall of Fame area on the ground floor level.
The Hall of Fame will allow us to showcase our history and remember those athletes and builders that have brought the sport to its current position. The HOF will provide a historical context as well as inspire the current and future athletes to greater accomplishments.
Given that this is the first year of the Hall of Fame the intent is to have up to ten (10) members selected. The plan is to bring in a similar number in the second year to deal with the historical backlog and then move to a nomination process in the third year.
A working group struck by the Cycling Canada Board of Directors has developed a curated list of retired athletes and builders (some of whom are still active), that comprise the List of 2015 Candidates. The working group has not included currently active athletes on the ballot. [Note: Our Editor was a member of the working group]
The final selections for 2015 will be made by the Cycling Canada Board of Directors based on the ranking by the working group and the public input provided through an online vote. We encourage members of the cycling community to go to the ballot and vote for a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 10 candidates.
Members of the Hall of Fame can be selected in either the Athlete or Builder categories. Athletes must be retired from competition, while Builders are comprised of Coaches, Officials, Volunteers, Event Organizers, Industry Members, Teams and Media who have made a significant contribution to the sport in Canada. Builders may still be active in the sport, and a person could be nominated in both categories separately - for example, as an athlete who then goes on to become a coach.
The candidates, presented in alphabetical order with a brief Bio, are as follows:
|1908 Men’s Team Pursuit
||1908 Olympic Bronze medal - 4000m Team Pursuit: William Anderson, Walter Andrews, Frederick McCarthy, Willie Morton|
|Steve Bauer||Olympic silver, 14 days Tour de France Yellow, Bronze World Championships, numerous wins and placings in high level races|
|Russell Coupland||Former President Canadian Wheelman's Assoc. (CCA) - Managed Cycling Olympic Team 1928 & 1932 - Officiated at 6 day races - Race organizer at Grassroots level in Toronto at the CNE fair grounds|
|Tanya Dubnicoff||1993 World Champion, World Cup winner, 3 time Pan Am Champion, 2 time Olympian, multiple World Cup wins & World Championships placings|
|Curt Harnett||1 silver and 2 bronze Olympic medals, multiple World Championships medals, 200m world record|
||Member 1972/76 Olympics teams, Tour of Somerville winner, Coors Classic stage winner, top amateur in Belgium (1979), Tour of Ireland winner, multiple international wins and placings|
||2 Olympic bronze medals, Pan Am medals, Commonwealth Games Gold|
|Linda Jackson||Commonwealth Games silver medal, World Championships bronze, HP International stage race winner, multiple international stage race wins and placings|
|Brian Jolly *
||1968 Olympic cyclist for GB, multi-term CCA President (1993-2002), Board of Hamilton Road Worlds, Board of Hamilton Foundation, UCI Road & MTB Commission, Chairman of Tour of Alberta|
|Marc Lemay *
||First international MTB Commission president 1990 to 2001 - 2001 received UCI Award of Merit - instrumental in development of MTB as an Olympic sport, CCA President 1981 - 1992, COC Board 1982 - 1996|
||Multiple gold, silver, bronze Commonwealth Games and Pan Am medals|
|Lori-Ann Muenzer||2004 Athens Olympic gold (only cycling gold), Commonwealth Games medals 1998 & 2002, Silver 2000 World Championships|
|Torchy Peden||Dominant professional 6-day racer, 1928 Olympic team, multiple international wins (Coached Olympic team in 1932 & 1936)|
|Marie-Helene Premont||2004 Olympic silver, 2 time Olympian, World Cup wins and champion, Commonwealth Games Gold, 6 time Canadian National MTB Champion|
|Gordon Singleton||Multiple world records, Pan Am gold medals (2), World Champion, World Championship silver medal|
|Alex Stieda||First North American to wear Tour de France Yellow Jersey, captured five classification jerseys in the TdeF and won a Commonwealth Games bronze medal|
|Karen Strong||World Championship silver and bronze medals and multiple international wins and placings|
|Alison Sydor||Olympic silver, 3 XC world titles, World Cup title. A multiple World and Canadian Champion or medalist in three different cycling disciplines (Mountain Bike, Road, Cyclo-cross).|
|Brian Walton||Silver medal-1996 Olympics, Pan Am gold medal, World Cup victories and placings, multiple international victories and placings, won Milk Race|
|Kelly Ann Way
||First Canadian to wear Women's Tour de France yellow jersey, multiple wins and placings|
||Gold medal ITT & Bronze Medal RR at 1998 Commonwealth Games, Winner 2000 Tour of the Gila, Multiple Canadian ITT National Titles|
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