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Jun
3
Mon
2019
Cycling Canada Road Advancement Camp @ Milton
Jun 3 – Jun 4 all-day

Registration is now open for the 2019 Cycling Canada Road Advancement Camps.

Penticton BC May 27-28 2019 (Hayman Classic)

Milton ON June 4-5 2019 (KW Classic)

The advancement camps target athletes that compete at the National level for U19’s and last year U17’s that aim to be in National Team programming either this year or the next. The registration fee is $100.00 per athlete and includes 2 days of seminars, coaching and lunch both days.

The Camps will have 2 main components

1)            Observation by national coaches and pathway manager.

2)            A two-day Mini Camp following a  race to include:

  1.      Seminars: for athletes & coaches.

Including notable guest speakers from Canadian pro-cycling teams and physiologists working with Olympic High Performance athletes;

  1.      Talent Development:focused on specific skills.

Athletes who are interested and fit the  profile are encouraged to register

Penticton BC – May 27-28

Registration: https://ccnbikes.com/#!/events/Road-Advancement-Penticton-2019

Milton ON – June 3-4

Registration:  https://ccnbikes.com/#!/events/road-advancement-Milton-2019

Coaches and parents of athletes that fit the above profile who are Interested, should contact Nicholas Vipond nicholas.vipond@cyclingcanada.ca to register.

Please let me know if you have an questions.

Regards Nick

Nicholas Vipond

Cycling Canada Cyclisme

T: 613.248.1353 x2613

nicholas.vipond@cyclingcanada.ca

Draft Schedule

Day 1 June 3

  • AM Recovery Ride and Caravan Skills
  • Lunch at community center at 12
  • PM Athlete session (Crit Skills)(Kev)  / parent session (Pathway/support/ Anti-doping)- run these simultaneously (Jesse)
  • Followed by: Coach / DS Session (DS best practice. PD points allotted to certified coaches in attendance
  • Group dinner (not covered)

Day 2 June 4

  • AM Athlete Classroom (Race analysis)
  • Lunch at Community Center
  • PM Circuit Skills session
  • Evening – Everyone departs
Jun
9
Sun
2019
OCA Female Road Cycling Initiative Ride # 1 & 2 @ Dundas
Jun 9 – Jun 22 all-day

Introductory Training Rides

June 9 and 22, 2019

Lead Coach: Julia Farell

Program Purpose: A three (3) year initiative to support women’s road racing for aspiring competitive female cyclists culminating with participation at the 2021 Canada Games.

Process: Creating recruitment and development opportunities through a variety of mentoring, training, and competition opportunities

Open to OCA licensed female road cyclists with a focus on development and performance enhancement using evidence-based training in an excellence environment.

Objectives – Year 1: Initial Recruitment, Development, and Training Group Development

  • To provide support, guidance, mentorship and training opportunities with present and former elite riders including Olympians, pro tour riders, and national team members
  • To provide a community-based environment that promotes excellence and best performance
  • To supplement existing team and club programs to maximize female road cycling development and performance by providing evidence based NCCP coaching and DS support to OCA licensed riders
  • To provide support and quality race experience opportunities outside of club programming and Ontario Cup series

In order to build a quality training group, rides will be open to all aspiring competitive female cyclists. The groups will be broken down to focus in the following:

Cadet/Junior Females

High level training sessions to develop skills, tactics, and endurance leading to competitions such as the Tour de l’avenir MaKadence and ultimately the Canada Summer Games in 2021 [supplementing existing club/trade and national team programs and avoiding program overlap

U23/Senior Females

High level training sessions using evidence-based approaches to maximize development and performance. Initiative to create alternate pathways for entry into high level road cycling competition opportunities and fill gaps to assist athletes as they move into the train to win stage of LTAD.

Introductory Rides

Dates: June 9, 2019 and June 22, 2019 [more to be added]

Head Coach: Julia Farell NCCP Dev. Comp. (email juliafarell@hotmail.com)

(Former Canadian National Team Member and two-time Canadian National Road Championship Medalist)

Rides supported by:   

Leah Kirchman (Team Sunweb, Rio Olympian, Canadian National Champion Road, ITT)

Sue Palmer (Athens & Atlanta Olympian, National Champion Road, ITT)

Fulvio Cubello (NCCP Road Coach, Former Junior Club/Team Owner and Director)

Ride Location: Dundas Speed Shop – Parking Lot, 63 Head Street, Dundas, ON L9H 3H8

https://www.facebook.com/DundasSpeedShop

Duration: 10:00AM – 2:00PM

Registration: All participants must register five (5) days prior to the ride date [REGISTER HERE].

All athletes aged 14-18 are asked to email Julia juliafarell@hotmail.com directly to introduce themselves and provide a bit of background on their previous cycling experience and futures goals. Adult athletes must register to provide emergency contact information. Please feel free to contact Julia and/or Michael Suraci (the OCA high performance manger) with your questions.

Registration Fee: Free

Jun
22
Sat
2019
MTB Assessment Camp#1 @ Hardwood Ski and Bike
Jun 22 all-day

MTB Assessment Camp#1

The OCA will be hosting a MTB Assessment Camp for all interested MTB athletes ages 13-22.  The intention is to provide an opportunity for talent identification, provide athletes with feedback on strengths and areas of improvement, and help build a province-wide training pool of aspiring MTB athletes.

The assessment will also be a first-step in the selection process for the 2021 Canada Games for those age eligible [see document below]. 

Canada Games Age Eligibility: Athletes born between 2001- 2005 [age 16-19 in 2021]

Team Ontario Canada Games Document [please review for complete details]

REGISTER HERE [Deadline June 12th]

BACKGROUND

The Summer Canada Games is a two-week multi-sport event taking place every four (4) years. Athletes represent their province with the provincial sport organizations having the responsibility to select the athletes to represent Ontario in their respective sport. In 2021, the Canada Games will be held in the Niagara Area and include the sports of Mountain Bike [XCO, Team Relay, Eliminator] and Road Cycling [Time Trial, Road Race, Criterium].

Preparation for the 2021 Canada Games will begin in 2019 with camp and competition opportunities for talent identification and creation of a Canada Games athlete pool. Initial selection criteria will be posted in early 2020 with revision for final selection criteria by early 2021.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

  • Provide a comprehensive evaluation of all eligible Ontario athletes through a variety of camp and competition opportunities.
  • Select athletes which provide the best opportunity for medal potential across all elements of the competition
  • Represent Ontario and the Ontario Cycling Association in a positive manner, demonstrating sportsmanship and respect to all competitions, coaches, and officials
  • Maximize cycling’s contribution to the Team Ontario medal standings

GENERAL SELECTION PROCESS

Application

All athletes attending a Canada Games Talent ID/Assessment Camp will be considered for selection. Athletes unable to attend a Canada Games Camp will be considered if they have completed an athlete application and provide information to coaches when requested.

Timeframe

Talent Identification and assessments will begin in June 2019 and conclude in May 2021. A more detailed timeline is provided on the following page [subject to change]

Athletes will be selected into Canada Games Identified Pool of five (5) male and five (5) female athletes* at three dates: October 2019; October 2020; May 2021. Final Team selection of three (3) male and three (3) female athletes take place May/June 2021.

Canada Games Identified Pool

Athletes selected into the Pool will be prioritized for specific OCA projects. Non-selection to the Pool will not exclude athletes from being selected to attend projects [application and selection process to be posted with each project]. Athletes within the Pool must also be demonstrating their commitment to training and fitness.

Pool Selection Criteria

The top four (4) highest scoring athletes using the Athlete Assessment Tool* along with one (1) athlete who may be selected as a coach/committee choice [despite not being the next highest scoring athlete] will be invited into the pool.

*Found at end of Team Ontario Canada Games document [subject to modification]

Jun
27
Thu
2019
2019 U19 Canadian Road Championships @ Beauce, QC
Jun 27 – Jul 1 all-day

Application: All interested athletes are asked to submit an application no later than April 28th* NEW DEADLINE

Applications will only be accepted online.  Click Here to Apply

Potential Training Camp Date: TBA

Selection Date: June 7, 2019
Cost: TBA

Once applications are received, a decision will be made regarding logistics/format for this project. The High Performance Committee has the discretion to determine the viability of the project in consideration of the number of applicants, ability to field a competitive team, and ability to provide a positive development opportunity.

Objectives:

  • To win a medal in a Junior Men’s/Women’s event (RR/Crit/TT)
  • To win a National Championship, male or female
  • To develop and learn to work as a team in support of team riders
  • To have a positive presence for Ontario
  • To place athletes within the National Team World Championship Pool
  • To prepare for athletes Tour l’Abitibi (Junior Men) and Tour of Rimouski

Selection Process
(U19) Junior Men/U17 Men(2nd Year): Max 8 Athletes –Final Selections will be based on the following criteria. Please note criteria is subject to change as approved by the High Performance Committee due to cancellation/addition of events or other reasons which require changes.

  1. 2019 OHPSI identified athletes [Road]*
  2. 2019 Quest for Gold Identified athletes [Road]*
  3. Top 3 from Provincial Championship
  4. Top 2 U19 athletes with highest point total in the O-Cup Series on June 3rd [E 1/2]
  5. Coach/Committee selection. Consideration will be placed on the following [in priority order]:
  1. Results of U19 within E 1/2 in O-Cup Series
  2. Results of U19 Men within E 3 in O-Cup Series
  3. Athlete racing experience at high level events in 2018/19
  4. Strengths of the athlete as it relates to the needs of the team
  5. Ability to take instruction and work as a team

*Identified athletes will be prioritized ONLY if they have maintained performance and training which allows them to positively contribute to the success of the team

(U19) Junior/U17 Women (2nd Year): Max 8 Athletes. Final Selections will be based on the following criteria. Please note criteria is subject to change as approved by the High Performance Committee due to cancellation/addition of events or other reasons which require changes.

  1. 2019 OHPSI identified athletes [Road]*
  2. 2019 Quest for Gold Identified athletes [Road]*
  3. Top 3 from Provincial Championship
  4. Top 2 U19 athletes with highest point total in the O-Cup Series [E 1/2]
  5. Coach/Committee selection. Consideration will be placed on the following [in priority order]:
  1. Results of U19 within E 1/2 in O-Cup Series
  2. Results of U19 within E 3 in O-Cup Series
  3. Athlete racing experience at high level events in 2018/19
  4. Strengths of the athlete as it relates to the needs of the team
  5. Ability to take instruction and work as a team

*Identified athletes will be prioritized ONLY if they have maintained performance and training which allows them to positively contribute to the success of the team

 

 

 

Jul
15
Mon
2019
Tour de l’Abitibi @ Abitibi
Jul 15 – Jul 21 all-day

UCI Nations Cup Stage Race held annually in the Abitibi region of Quebec.

Location: Abitibi,QC

Date: July 14-21, 2019

Applications due by: May 22, 2019  Click HERE for Application

Final Selection Date: July 1, 2019 [sooner depending on Team Canada selections]

Cost: $800 – $900 [TBC] – Includes travel, race registration, accommodations, meals, coaching and mechanical services.

Objectives

  • To achieve a Top 10 finish on any of the 7 stages
  • To achieve a Top 20 finish in the overall GC
  • To achieve a Top provincial team ranking in the overall team standings
  • To provide athletes with high level international race experience
  • To provide recognition of development programs that athletes represent

Application

Athletes must apply online at https://ccnbikes.com/#!/events/6836-2019-team-ontario-tour-de-labitibi

Please note that within the application you will be asked the following:

  1. Please provide your goals for this project and reasons why you feel you would be a good selection for the team [strengths]
  2. Please provide and a link to Training Peaks and/or a brief overview of the races you plan to attend

Mandatory Participation Events

  • Ontario Road Provincial Championships
  • Canadian Road National Championships 2019
  • Abitibi Team Training Day and Overview– Saturday July 6, 2019

Athletes will be considered if they meet any of the following**

  1. OHPSI Identified Athletes
  2. Top 15 placing – 2019 U19 Canadian Road Championships [RR/TT]
  3. Top 5 U19 Athletes O-Cup standings [Cat 1/2] as of June 30, 2019
  4. Top 2 U19 Athletes O-Cup standings [Cat 3] as of June 20, 2019
  5. Top 3 of the U19 Provincial Championships
  6. Coach/Committee’s Choice (based on other high level competitions and O-Cup performances);

**Achieving one or more of the above does not guarentee selection and final decision will remain with the High Performance CommitteeFinal Selection – Six (6) Athletes will be chosen by the Head Coach in-conjunction with the the High Performance Manager and approved by High Performance Committee to represent Team Ontario at the Tour de l’Abitibi. The Committee will be evaluating athletes based on the following items [equally weighted]:

  • Athlete performance results during the 2018/19 seasons with additional emphasis placed on 2019 performances at higher level events such as Canadian Road National Championships
  • Athlete strengths as it relates to the needs of the team
  • Athlete ability to work as a team
Jul
17
Wed
2019
OCA MTB Nationals Preparation Camp @ Hardwood Ski and Bike
Jul 17 – Jul 18 all-day

The OCA is planning a 2-day nationals preparation camp for Ontario athletes in the U17/U19/U23 categories.  Focus will be placed on mastering key trail features and assisting with race strategies.

More details will be available soon.

Jul
20
Sat
2019
Canadian MTB Nationals – Team Ontario
Jul 20 – Jul 21 all-day

The Ontario Cycling Association will be selecting athletes to represent Team Ontario at the Canadian Mountain National Championships.  Any interested athletes are asked to submit their application online at HERE

Anticipated Team Format

Team Composition: A maximum of 12 athletes will be selected to represent Ontario.  Athletes will need to meet the minimum requirements outlined below.  Each category [U17/U19/U23] will need to be filled with a minimum of one athletes [who achieved minimum criteria] with additional category selections based on prioritization format below.

Selection Events

Races to be used for selection:

  • Canada Cup#1 Bear Mountain
  • Canada Cup #2 Mont Tremblant
  • Canada Cup #3 Baie-Saint-Paul
  • O-Cup#3 Kelso
  • O-Cup#4 Port Hope

Selection Criteria

Minimum Requirements:

  • Athletes must participate in a minimum of two (2) selection events [one event must be a Canada Cup]
  • Athletes must complete a minimum of one (1) Canada Cup within 10% of the winner’s time
  • U23 athletes must have one (1) result within the top 10 at a Canada Cup listed above
  • U19 athletes must have a top 8 result at a Canada Cup listed above
  • U17 athletes must have a top 4 result at a Canada Cup listed above

Automatic Selections:

  • U19/U23 Athletes with a podium result at the Canada Cups listed above
  • U17 Athletes with a gold medal performance at a Canada Cup listed above
  • U17/U19/U23 Winners of O-Cup#3 and O-Cup#4

Additional Athletes will be prioritized as follows:

1)      Average placing based on the best two (2) results from the listed Canada Cups above

2)      In a situation where there is a tie among the athlete results, the higher placing result will be used to break the tie

3)      If a tie continues to exist, the top result from O-Cup#4 will be used

4)      Should a tie continue to exist, the decision will be made by committee selection using input from coaches.

  • Once all categories have a minimum of one (1) athlete [who has met the minimum criteria], additional athletes may be selected based on the prioritization outlined above.
  • Any exceptions to the minimum requirements will be at the discretion of the High Performance Committee

If an athlete does not accept their selection, alternates may be invited based on prioritization outlined above.

Aug
8
Thu
2019
Tour de l’avenir MaKadence @ QC
Aug 8 – Aug 11 all-day

The Ontario Cycling Association is accepting applications from female cyclists in the U17 and U19 categories to represent Team Ontario at Tour de l’avenir MaKadence (formerly Tour de la releve Rimouski).  The project will be lead by Julia Farell.

Anyone interested is asked to complete an online application HERE no later than May 30, 2019.

Following applications, the OCA will determine whether there is enough interest to move ahead with the project and provide details regarding selection criteria.