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October 6/00 10:32 am - New B.C. Program, Sun Tour, Birthdays

Posted by Editor on 10/6/00

New Cycling Development Program in B.C.
(courtesy Jeremy Storie)

Just wanted to pass this infomation on to your readers that there is a program out there now that has the sole focus on development of minime, cadet, junior, and first few years of senior riders. The aim of Project 4812 Training Group is to start to build a foundation of riders at a young age that can move on to higher levels of competition. As the media and public demand better Olympic performances we need not just more money but a structure with purpose and process that does not look at just 4 years but over the course of many years. It has been said that in general, a successful and consistant international level athlete cannot be developed in under 6 years, and the same goes for a successful program to develop these athletes, only the time frame is much longer. I hope that Project 4812 can be a small part of this equation for Canadian cycling success.

PacificSport Regional Sport Centre Abbotsford

Regional Cycling Center

2000-2001 Athletes Developmental Program

Project 4812 Training Group

Philosophy and Goals of Project 4812

The idea behind PROJECT 4812 Training Group is to target young riders who wish to pursue a program with the 2004, 2008, 2012 Olympic Games as a long-term goal (hence the name 4812). The program will not necessarily be exclusive to riders who have outstanding results, but rather riders that are at a developmental stage in competitive cycling, are willing to follow the guidelines of the program, are dedicated, and want to race and have fun while improving their performance. We are committed to providing world-class athlete services, quality coaching and long-term sport development programs as part of PacifcSport. This new offering allows us to expand our reach and help identify and develop future national team talent for Canada. This program will allow us to increase the level of support for qualified athletes. We believe there are great benefits from frequent contacts between promising riders and high level coaches, and we want to open the door each year to more motivated athletes. Jeremy Storie, head coach (Level 4 NCCP candidate) and director of the centre, will supervise and run the program. The program is jointly funded by the Province of BC Regional Training Centre Program and coaching fees.

PacificSport Regional Cycling Centre PROJECT 4812 Training Group Services

This new training group will allow cadet, junior and developmental athletes under the age of 23 to access annual coaching programs and athlete services at the PacificSport Regional Cycling Centre. The maximum number of athletes accepted will be twenty. Athletes will be supervised for individual quadrennial and annual training programs, which will include:

1. Full annual individual training program and continual consultations with coach
2. Coach evaluation at events as possible
3. Sport Works "Bronze" card (includes access to all participating Regional strength training facilities, and all PacificSport Sport athlete support programs)
4. Invitation to National Training Camp in Victoria
5. Group training sessions
6. Group race projects

Criteria - Mandatory
a. Males under 21 years of age as of January 1, 2001 and females under 23 years of age as of January 1, 2001
b. Willing to train within the guidelines of the PacifcSport Regional Cycling Centre
c. Follow programs prescribed or monitored and approved by Pacificsport Regional Cycling Centre coaches
d. Hold a valid Cycling BC racing licence

Criteria - Optional
a. PacificSport Regional Sport Centre - Abbotsford approved athletes from other regions
b. Athletes who show exceptional potential to achieve national and international results
c. Selected Athletes from recognized talent identification programs
d. Selected Athletes based on PacificSport Regional Sport Centre - Abbotsford cycling committee choice

Applications and Fees

Applications to the program from young cycling prospects from across the region in Track, Road, and Cross Country Mountain Bike are encouraged. This new developmental program will be offered this fall (November 01, 2000) through the PacificSport Regional Sport Centre - Abbotsford. Applications will be accepted immediately for a limited number of openings (twenty) in the PacificSport Regional Sport Centre - Abbotsford PROJECT 4812 Training Group.

Fees: $700.00 (PacificSport Regional Cycling Centre fee to be paid 50% on acceptance to PROJECT 4812 Training Group with the balance to be paid by post dated cheques) . The program is for a full year, and the fee is payable as described above. Riders may remain with their local club and race for them OR there is the option to join team dEVo for a fee of $150 which will include a dEVo membership, insurance coverage, team uniform, travel funding to race projects, and various sponsorship benefits currently being negotiated. Athletes interested in being considered for one of the places in the PROJECT 4812 Training Group should contact Jeremy Storie or Linda Palm with a cover letter and cycling resume by October 30, 2000. The final round of selections will be announced November 15, 2000. For more information contact Jeremy Storie at 604-888-5779 or email OR Linda Palm at 604-864-4657 or email

Sun Herald Tour - Australia

Stage 3 - Frankston to Wonthaggi 107 km

1Bart HeireweghBELFoster's Lightice2:41:44
2Josh CollingwoodAUSBallarat-Eurekaat 0:11
3Henk VogelsAUSJaycos.t.
4Peter WrolichAUTCity Of Melbourne0:16
5Andy De SmetBELFoster's Light Ice
6Remigius LupeikisLTUEchuca-Moama
7Baden CookeAUSJayco
8Tommy EvansIRLLatrobe City
9Trent WilsonAUSCustom Fleet
10Jeremy MaartensRSAVicroads-Cycle On
11Michael SayersUSAJayco
17Scott MoningerUSAJayco
19Norm CarterUSABallarat-Eureka
28Eric WohlbergCANAustralia Post
43John LieswynUSAAustralia Post
49Kirk AlbersUSABallarat-Eureka
63Scott CochranUSABallarat-Eureka
64Antonio CruzUSAMalaysia Airlinesall s.t.
1Henk VogelsAUSJayco4:07:44
2Eric WohlbergCANAustralia Postat 0:35
3Bart HeireweghBELFoster's Lightice0:51
4Baden CookeAUSJayco0:56
5Michael SayersUSAJayco1:09
6Josh CollingwoodAUSBallarat-Eurekas.t.
7Eugen WackerKGZEchuca-Moama1:13
8Peter WrolichAUTCity Of Melbourne1:17
9Jaroslav BilekCZEActive For Life1:18
10Ciaran PowerIRLLatrobe Citys.t.
15Antonio CruzUSAMalaysia Airlines1:25
22Kirk AlbersUSABallarat-Eureka1:29
23Norm CarterUSABallarat-Eurekas.t.
24Scott MoningerUSAJayco1:30
25John LieswynUSAAustralia Posts.t.
61Scott CochranUSABallarat-Eureka1:44

Happy Birthday To...

Belated greetings to road pro Mat Anand (October 1st) and CC swagmeister Natalie Sahl (yesterday).


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