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June 17/04 8:18 am - Ontario Track Championships Update, Sport Development Forum at Road Nationals

Posted by Editoress on 06/17/04

Ride for Ontario at the National Track Championships

Ontario riders wishing to represent Ontario at the 2004 National Track Championships in Victoria should be sure to compete at this weekend's combined Ontario/Michigan Track Championships (June 18-20, 2004) at the Bloomer Park Velodrome in Rochester Hills (just north of Detroit).

Time standards have been set to allow riders to qualify for short and long list membership from which the Ontario team will be selected. Riders unable to attend the Ontario Championships can qualify for the long list based on performances at other sanctioned events.

Details on team selection and time standards can be found in the High Performance section of the Ontario Cycling Association web site ( For further information, please contact the team manager, Steve Karpik (

A schedule and entry fee details for the Ontario Track Championships can be found in the June 14 Daily News section of the Canadian Cyclist web site. For further information on the Ontario Track Championships, please contact Rob Good at

Steve Karpik, Manager, 2004 Ontario Provincial Track Team

Invitation to Cycling Development Presentation and Discussion

Calling interested Coaches - The CCA's National Development Coach, Kris Westwood, will be hosting a sports development forum to coincide with the Road Nationals in Kamloops on June 26.

When: 9 a.m., Saturday, June 26
Where: Ballroom C, Best Western Convention Centre, Kamloops, B.C. (road nationals meeting room)
Who: All interested cycling coaches
What: Presentation and discussion of development initiatives in 2005 and beyond

It‚s time to start looking towards the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games. That means our focus must turn to the development of our future star athletes. We need to give our espoir and young elite athletes the tools they need to perform on the world stage in Beijing, at the same time as nurturing our juniors so they will be ready to take over in 2012.

With limited resources, we need to find creative ways to accomplish these goals, and we need to identify common goals we can all work towards. With that in mind, Kris Westwood, National Development Coach for the Canadian Cycling Association, would like to invite all interested cycling coaches to a brief presentation of the development concepts and strategies he hopes to implement in the coming years. This will be followed an open discussion to critique these plans and come up with further ways of developing our future national team members.

This session will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 26, the morning of the criterium at the road nationals in Kamloops, B.C., in the Best Western Convention Centre. Please contact me if you have any questions. I hope to see you all there.

Kris Westwood, National Development Coach

Canadian Cycling Association
613-248-1353 ext. 2607


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