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June 1/19 15:03 pm - Pacific Cycling Centre Accepting Applications for 2019/2020 Programs

Posted by Editoress on 06/1/19

Pacific Cycling Centre (PCC) is excited to announce that new applications are now being accepted for on-line and Victoria-based athletes for the 2019/2020 Development and High-Performance Development Programs. The 2018 season was another great success for PCC riders and athletes, resulting in PCC coached riders achieving podium performances throughout the season in North America.

The 2019/2020 program will identify a group of athletes who are committed to excellence, and who are willing to develop their potential to progress to the next level and eventually to elite status. The goal would be for them to make the National team, National trade team and continental teams. Men and women in U17 to U23 would be channeled into the development and HP racing team, maintaining a permanent, high-performance training group at the Pacific Cycling Centre, with the appropriate coaching and support system.

The athletes training will be based on the Cycling Canada Long Term Athletic Development (LTAD) model at the Train-to-Train, Train-to-Compete, Learn-To-Win and Train-To-Win levels. Athletes from road, track and mountain bike will be accepted into the program, and will have access to the highest quality professional coaching and training in a peer group setting, training camps, regular physiological testing, mentorship opportunities with PCC ex-Olympians, and for those showing talent, support at race competitions.

"Having a real full development and HP program in Victoria BC that includes coaching and racing opportunities with their desired team, and providing a professional suitable sport career pathway to move PCC rides to the next level, creates a very exciting opportunity for the next generation of upcoming cyclists," says Houshang Amiri, PCC Head Coach.

PCC programs include personalized training programs, weekly group rides, training presentations and information sessions. In the off-season months, from November to February, training camps will be held out of Victoria focusing on pre-season preparation with technical training rides, indoor training sessions aimed at flexibility, core strength and stability, and individual assessment and feedback.

During the off-season PCC riders are eligible for full assessment and testing, including body composition, functional movement assessment specific for cycling, lactate profiling, maximum aerobic power and MLSS, and Wingate testing, as well as on bike assessment - riding economy, pedal stroke analysis and aerodynamic bike setup and fitting.

Interested athletes can send a race CV and cover letter to


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