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A NEW ERA BEGINS IN CANADIAN CYCLING WITH A NEW NAME AND LOOK
The Board of Directors of the Canadian Cycling Association is pleased to announce that the organization will be known as Cycling Canada Cyclisme from this date forward.

OLYMPIC SELECTION POOL ANNOUNCED FOR TRACK CYCLING
May 3, 2012 - The Canadian Cycling Association is proud to unveil the list of athletes who have qualified for the 2012 Olympic Selection Pool for track cycling, a short-list group of riders from which the 2012 Olympic Team nominations will be drawn upon.

TARA WHITTEN FIFTH IN INDIVIDUAL PURSUIT AT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
April 8, 2012 - Tara Whitten of Edmonton, Alberta took the fifht place of the women’s individual pursuit at the 2012 UCI Track World Championships in Melbourne, Australia.

 TARA WHITTEN ONLY THREE POINTS SHORT OF MEDAL AT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
April 7, 2012 - Tara Whitten of Edmonton, Alberta cycled to the fourth place of the women’s omnium at the 2012 UCI Track World Championships in Melbourne, Australia.

ZACH BELL TAKES THE SILVER MEDAL AT TRACK WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
April 6, 2012 - Canadian versatile cyclist and international track star Zach Bell, a rider from Watson Lake, Yukon who currently resides in North Vancouver, BC won the silver medal in the men’s omnium at the 2012 UCI Track World Championships.

CANADA WINS TWO MEDALS AT TRACK WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
April 5, 2012 - It was a great day for the Canadian Track Cycling Team at the 2012 UCI Track World Championships in Melbourne, Australia, as Canada won a silver medal in the women’s points race and a bronze medal in the women’s team pursuit on Thursday.

CANADA’S MEN’S TEAM SPRINT NARROWLY MISSES OLYMPIC BERTH
April 4, 2012 - Canada’s Men’s Team Sprint squad narrowly missed their Olympic qualification, finishing in 11th place at the 2012 UCI Track World Championships in Melbourne, Australia. 

CANADIAN TRACK CYCLING TEAM TO COMPETE ONE FINAL TIME BEFORE LONDON
March 25, 2012 - The Canadian Track Cycling Team will hit the boards one more time before the 2012 Olympic Games as the team makes the long trip down under to compete at the 2012 UCI Track World Championships in Melbourne, Australia, from April 4th to 8th.

MONIQUE SULLIVAN WINS SECOND GOLD MEDAL AT PAN-AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
March 08, 2012 - Canada ended the track portion today at the 2012 UCI Pan-American Championships with yet another gold medal, as Monique Sullivan of Calgary, Alberta won her second Gold medal, this time in the women’s keirin.

TARA WHITTEN TAKES OMNIUM FOURTH PLACE AT TRACK WORLD CUP IN LONDON
February 19, 2012 - It was a great day at the office for the Canadian Track Cycling Team competing in London, UK, as Tara Whitten of Edmonton, Alta, finished in fourth place of the women’s Omnium, while Monique Sullivan posting an excellent 11th rank in the keirin.

ZACH BELL TAKES BRONZE AT TRACK WORLD CUP IN LONDON; WHITTEN SECOND MIDWAY
February 18, 2012 - Zach Bell of North Vancouver, BC, successfully completed an impressive comeback on the second day of the men’s Omnium event, taking the bronze medal on Saturday at the fourth and final UCI Track World Cup, ending his season in the fourth place overall of the 2012 UCI World Cup circuit.

CANADA’S WOMEN TEAM PURSUIT WINS SILVER MEDAL, BREAKS YET AGAIN CANADIAN RECORD
February 17, 2012 - The Canadian Women’s Team Pursuit won the silver medal at the 2012 UCI Track World Cup, also dubbed the Olympic Track Cycling Test event, in London tonight, breaking once more the Canadian record which they had set yesterday in the qualification rounds.

CANADA’S WOMEN TEAM PURSUIT BREAKS CANADIAN RECORD, FASTEST IN QUALIFICATIONS AT OLYMPIC TEST EVENT
February 16, 2012 - Excitement was in the air at the brand new velodrome built for the 2012 Olympic Games in London, Great Britain, as the best riders from every corners of the world regrouped to compete at the 2012 UCI Track Cycling World Cup, the fourth and last event on the UCI calendar.

STARTING LINE-UPS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2012 UCI TRACK WORLD CUP
February 16, 2012 - The Canadian Cycling Association would like to announce the final Canadian selection for the Women’s Team Pursuit and the Men’s Team Sprint, which will compete at the 2012 UCI Track Cycling World Cup in London, starting tonight.

DIFFICULT DAY FOR CANADA AS TRACK WORLD CUP BEGINS IN CHINA
January 13, 2012 - The Canadian Track Cycling Team kicked off the third of four UCI World Cup Classic race of the season, in Beijing, China, on Friday, and it was a tough and sweaty day for Canada on the 2008 Olympic velodrome.

CANADA’S TRACK CYCLING TEAM TRAVELS TO BEIJING FOR THIRD WORLD CUP OF 2012 SEASON
January 10, 2011 - The Canadian Track Cycling Team embarked on a journey across the world, to Beijing, China, where it will look to score some precious UCI points to qualify spots for Canada at the Olympic Games.

2012 CANADIAN TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS TO ATTRACT CANADA’S BEST RIDERS TO NEW BRUNSWICK
January 9, 2012 - The 2012 Canadian Track Cycling Championships will be held from September 12-18 in Dieppe, New Brunswick, at the National Cycling Centre - Atlantic Canada on the newly resurfaced Caisse Populaire de Dieppe/Memramcook Velodrome.

TACX PARTNERS WITH THE CANADIAN CYCLING ASSOCIATION TO REACH EXCELLENCE
December 09, 2011 - The Canadian Cycling Association (CCA) would like to welcome Tacx, its newest partner that will help propel Canada’s cycling teams to new heights across the world and in the years to come.

CANADA’S TRACK CYCLING TEAM BRINGS OUT BIG GUNS FOR SECOND WORLD CUP
November 29, 2011 - The Canadian Track Cycling Team is finishing off its final preparations for the upcoming 2012 UCI Track World Cup in Cali, Colombia, beginning Dec. 1, 2011, and is bring its big guns for the event.

Cadet/Junior Track
Talent ID Development Camp taking place at the ForestCity Velodrome in London, Ontario from November 25th to 27th, 2011.

GLAESSER IMPRESSIVE SEVENTH PLACE IN OMNIUM AT TRACK CYCLING WORLD CUP
November 6, 2011 - Jasmin Glaesser (Coquitlam, BC) raced to an amazing seventh position in the women’s Omnium as the 2012 UCI Track World Cup kicked off this weekend in Astana, Kazakhstan.

CANADA’S TRACK CYCLING TEAM KICKING OFF THE WORLD CUP SEASON IN KAZAKHSTAN
October 30, 2011 - The Canadian Track Cycling Team is prepared and ready for the start of upcoming 2012 UCI Track World Cup season, which starts next weekend in Astana, Kazakhstan.

ROORDA BREAKS PAN-AMERICAN INDIVIDUAL PURSUIT RECORD, COMES IN FOURTH IN THE WOMEN’S OMNIUM
OCtober 20, 2011) In a track cycling discipline that is dominated by Canadian cyclist Tara Whitten (Edmonton, AB), Canadian teammate Stephanie Roorda (Vancouver, BC) proved over the last two days that Canada has depth and strength in track Cycling, narrowly missing the podium to take the fourth place of the Women’s omnium at the 2011 Pan-American games in Guadalajara, Mexico.

NEW PAN-AMERICAN, CANADIAN RECORDS SET ON A DAY WHERE CANADA’S WOMEN TEAM PURSUIT WINS GOLD MEDAL
October 18, 2011 - Canadian cyclists Laura Brown (Vancouver, BC), Stephanie Roorda (Vancouver, BC) and Jasmin Glaesser (Coquitlam, BC) won the Gold medal in the women’s team pursuit on the track, competing at the 2011 Pan-American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico.

NEW MEN’S TEAM PURSUIT CANADIAN RECORD SET AT 2011 PAN-AMERICAN GAMES
October 17, 2011 - The Canadian Men’s Team Pursuit squad broke the Canadian record of the event at the 2011 Pan-American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico, as the track events kicked off on Monday.

TARA WHITTEN TESTS ATHLETIC ABILITIES ON THE TRACK IN AN UNIQUE OLYMPIC SIMULATION
September 24, 2011 - Two days after her career best performance in the Time Trials race at 2011 UCI World Championships in Denmark, Tara Whitten of Edmonton, Alta conducted a series of tests over two days on the track at the Copenhagen velodrome to see how she can manage best her performances in both cycling sport at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

BURNABY 4 DAYS POSTPONED UNTIL 2012
September 19, 2011 - The Burnaby 4 Days UCI track event which was slated to run December 27-30, 2011 will be postponed until 2012. Organizers have cited a delay in funding and difficulty in securing a title sponsor as some of the reasons for the postponement.

WHITTEN, MACKINNON ON TOP FORM AT CANADIAN TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS IN BROMONT
August 11, 2011 - Cameron MacKinnon, from Calgary living in Dieppe, NB and training at the Atlantic Cycling Centre, spent two years out of competitive cycling prior to making his comeback in 2010. Now, he’s the Canadian Champion in the omnium, a six-race event that features both endurance and speed events.

YOUNG CYCLING TALENTS COME OUT AT CANADIAN TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS IN BROMONT
August 09, 2011 - The best track riders are gathered at the National Cycling Centre Bromont for the presentation of the 2011 Canadian Track Cycling Championships, and the best up and comers from the U17 category impressed the most hardcore fans of Canadian cycling throughout the races on the newly resurfaced track.

TRACK CYCLING SEASON STARTS WITH CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS IN BROMONT
August 04, 2011 - The best track riders of the country will compete on the newly resurfaced track at the Velodrome of the National Cycling Centre in Bromont, Quebec, at the 2011 Canadian Track Championships to be held from August 8 au13, where a total of 50 Canadian titles will be disputed in the Elite Class, Juniors and Masters.

 CANADA SENDS SEVEN CYCLISTS TO 2011 UCI JUNIORS TRACK WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
The Canadian Cycling Association (CCA) is pleased to announce the seven athletes who will represent Canada at the 2011 UCI Juniors Track World Championships, held in Moscow, Russia, from August 17-21, 2011.

2011 Canadian Track Championships
July 7, 2011 - 2011 Canadian Track Championships schedule now posted: (http://www.canadian-cycling.com/disciplines/?q=track/events/national-championships).

Track: 2011-12 Women’s Team Pursuit program now available. - May 24, 2011

2011 Junior World Championship Selection Policy now available, click here

RESULTS: Pan-American Championships, UCI CC – TRACK CYCLING - May 5, 2011

RESULTS: Pan-American Championships, UCI CC – TRACK CYCLING - May 4, 2011

 

RESULTS: Pan-American Championships, UCI CC – TRACK CYCLING - May 3, 2011

RESULTS: Pan-American Championships, UCI CC – TRACK CYCLING - May 1 2010

DAILY REPORT: PAN-AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS – DAY 2
April 12, 2011 - Here is the daily report from Day 2 from the Canadian team at the 2011 Pan-American Championships in Mar Del Plate, Argentina.

DAILY REPORT: PAN-AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS – DAY 1
April 11, 2011-The 10-member team from Canada arrived in Mar del Plata Argentina to contest the Junior Pan Am Championships, after 36 hours of travel. The team went to the Velodrome to build their bikes and get 40 minutes of spinning on the quite fast concrete outdoor track.
 

Carding criteria guidelines
Please note that due to Sport Canada carding criteria guidelines we have removed the time component in all “international” card criteria. These changes can be viewed on pages 9 and 10 of the English Track carding criteria document

TARA WHITTEN TRIUMPH AT TRACK CYCLING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, WINS GOLD MEDAL IN WOMEN’S OMNIUM
March 27, 2011 -Canadian cyclist Tara WHITTEN, of Edmonton, Alberta, won the GOLD MEDAL in the women’s omnium event at 2011 UCI Track Cycling World Championships, successfully defending her title.

ZACH BELL FINISHES SIXTH IN THE MEN’S OMNIUM AT 2011 UCI TRACK WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
March 26, 2011 - Zach Bell, originally of Watson Lake, Yukon who trains in North Vancouver, British Columbia, finished in sixth place of the men’s omnium event at the 2011 UCI Track World Championships in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands.

ZACH BELL SITS IN EIGHTH PLACE MIDWAY THROUGH THE OMNIUM EVENT
March 25, 2011 - Zach Bell, originally of Watson Lake, Yukon who trains in North Vancouver, British Columbia, currently sits in eighth place of the men’s omnium event at the 2011 UCI Track World Championships in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands.

2011 UCI TRACK WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS KICK OFF IN THE NETHERLANDS
March 23, 2011 - The 2011 UCI Track World Championships kicked off today in Apeldoorn, Holland, and Canada’s men team sprint cyclists learnt valuable lessons competing in their first international competition.

WOMEN'S TEAM PURSUIT SQUAD ANNOUNCED FOR 2011 TRACK CYCLING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
March 22, 2011 - The Canadian Cycling Association (CCA) announced the composition of its Women's Team Pursuit to compete for Canada at the 2011 UCI Track Cycling World Championships which starts tomorrow in Apeldoorn, Netherlands.

CANADA’S TRACK CYCLING TEAM STRONG CONTENDERS FOR MEDALS AT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
March 14, 2011 - The Canadian Track Cycling Team is prepared and ready for the 2011 UCI Track Cycling World Championships to be held in Apeldoorn, Netherlands, from March 23 to March 27. 

Junior Pan American Championships Selection Policy
February 28, 2011 - The Junior Pan American Championships are scheduled to take place in Mar del Plata, Argentina from April 11th to 17th 2011. The selection policy is now available. The National Team will be looking to repeat its success from the 2010 Junior Pan American Championships that were held in Mexico City.Throughout the event, Canadian cyclists collected a total of 10 medals, placing third in the medal standings.

TARA WHITTEN GOLDEN IN OMNIUM AT WORLD CUP IN BEIJING, CHN January 23, 2011 - Canadian cyclist Tara Whitten of Edmonton, AB, continues to show her domination in women’s track cycling with yet another podium performance

TRACK: CYCLIST ZACH BELL WINS OMNIUM SILVER AT WORLD CUP IN BEIJING, TAKES THE OVERALL WORLD CUP LEAD
January 22, 2011 - Canadian cyclist Zach Bell of North Vancouver, BC, won the silver medal in the omnium event at the 2011 UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Beijing, China, and in doing so is taking over the lead in the season’s overall World Cup standings.

CANADIAN WOMEN TEAM PURSUIT WINS THE SILVER MEDAL AT WORLD CUP IN BEIJING
January 21, 2011 – The Canadian track cycling didn’t wait long before showing they were ready for the 2011 UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Beijing, CHN, as the Canadian women’s team pursuit squad comprised Tara Whitten of Edmonton, AB, Laura Brown of Vancouver, BC and Stephanie Roorda of Vancouver, BC won the silver medal on the opening day.

National Junior Track Program Application Form (PDF 364 KB)
The CCA National Junior Track Program is looking to identify athletes interested in taking part in upcoming 2011 projects. Any rider under 19 as of December 31, 2011 is eligible for consideration for the program.  If interested, please fill out the application form and return to Sara Poutanen, CCA track coordinator before Jan 23rd 2011.

CANADA ADDS TWO WORLD CUP MEDALS TO SEASON TALLY; TARA WHITTEN TAKES WORLD CUP OVERALL LEAD IN OMNIUM
December 19, 2010 – Canada continued to show consistency in the omnium events on the 2011 UCI Track Cycling World Cup Tour, adding two more medals in the omnium events to its season tally with Tara Whitten placing second and Zach Bell taking the third place in Cali, Colombia.

CANADA’S WOMEN’S TEAM PURSUIT MISSES MEDAL ROUNDS BY ONE THOUSAND OF A SECOND
December 16, 2010 – The second event of the 2011 UCI Track Cycling World Cup Tour got underway today in Cali, Colombia, and the Canadian track cycling team were looking for more international success.

TARA WHITTEN WINS SILVER MEDAL AT WORLD CUP IN MELBOURNE
(December 04, 2010 – Canadian track cyclist Tara Whitten of Edmonton, Alberta, won the silver medal in the omnium event on Saturday as the opening World Cup event of the 2011 UCI Track Cycling season came to an end in Melbourne, Australia.

ZACH BELL WINS SILVER AT TRACK CYCLING WORLD CUP
December 03, 2010 – Canadian track cyclist Zachary Bell of Watson Lake, Yukon, won the silver medal of the omnium event in Melbourne, Australia at the opening Track cycling World Cup of the 2011 season.

CANADIAN CYCLISTS NARROWLY MISS PODIUM ON FIRST DAY OF OPENING WORLD CUP
December 02, 2010 – The 2011 UCI Track cycling season kicked off today in Melbourne, Australia, and the Canadian track cycling team narrowly missed a spot on the podium finishing fourth in the Women’s Team Pursuit.

CCA AND B2TEN TAKE AIM AT CANADIAN TRACK CYCLING FOR LONDON 2012
December 1, 2010 – The Canadian Cycling Association is pleased to announce that it has entered into a public private partnership with B2ten that will focus on the women’s national track cycling program.

Local Pro Tour rider Christian Meier to race Saputo Burnaby 4 Day
November 30, 2010 - The Saputo Burnaby 4 day is now just under a month away and the winner of the 2005 inaugural Burnaby 6 day, Christian Meier, will be racing the event.

CCA Junior Track Program 2010-11
October 29, 2010 - The CCA Junior Track Program 2010-11 is now available

Spidertech Powered by Powerwatts Presents its First Five Cyclists
October 8, 2010: The junior cycling team SpiderTech Powered by Powerwatts announces the signing of its first five junior cyclists.

Cycling Team Inspired By Each Other to Win Medals
October 8, 2010 - On the last day of competition at the velodrome, Canada was looking to compete with the Australians at the track in cycling, and used each other as inspiration to win two bronze medals.

Tara Whitten, Zach Bell Best All Around Track Cyclists
August 28, 2010 - On a scorching hot and sunny day at the National Cycling Centre velodrome in Bromont, QC, Tara Whitten and Zach Bell showed their domination in track cycling, but the Canadian Championships was the stage for some hot performances by up-and-coming cyclists

Catharine Pendrel Wins Gold Medal And Overall Mountain Bike World Cup Title; Prémont Takes Silver Medal
August 28, 2010 - Canadian Mountain Bike riders Catharine Pendrel (Kamloops, BC) and Marie-Hélène Prémont (Château-Richer, QC) took the first two spots in the sixth and last Cross-Country race of the 2010 season in Wyndham, New-York.

Veterans Shine In Sprint Events At Track Cycling Nationals
August 27, 2010 - The sun came out today at the National Cycling Centre in Bromont, QC as the best Canadian sprinters took to the track for the very exciting sprint events. Veteran track cyclists Travis Smith (Calgary, AB) and Monique Sullivan (Calgary, AB) took the Canadian titles in sprint races, while Zach Bell (Watson Lake, YK) and Tara Whitten (Edmonton, AB) dominated the sprints events.

Canada’s Track National Championships Are Underway In Bromont; Day 3 Results available
August 26, 2010– From August 24th to the 29th, Canada’s top track athletes will meet in Bromont, Quebec for the 2010 National Track Championships

Junior Athlete Wins Second Event On Second Day Of Track Nationals
August 25, 2010 - Riders awoke to rain in Bromont on the second day of competition which caused delays, delays, and more delays. A window of opportunity presented itself late in the afternoon and the young racers were called in to get ready to finish a shortened version of the Canadian Omnium.

Track: Young Sprinters Show Their Guns
August 24, 2010 - Athletes from across Canada were welcomed by the sun on the first day of the 2010 Track National Championships in Bromont Quebec. The U17 riders raced in the Canadian version of an Omnium with the 500 meters and sprint tournament on the first day of competition.

Track Athletes Test Leg Speed Behind Motorbike
(Los Angeles, CA – August 21, 2010) The Canadian Track Cycling Team continued to work on speed and power as they train at the Home Depot Centre in Los Angeles.

Track Riders Back In LA To Train For Olympics
August 19, 2010 - The Canadian Track Cycling Team is beginning to focus on qualifying for the 2010 Olympics.

Track Nationals Schedule Updated and Posted
August 18, 2010 - The Canadian Cycling Association (CCA) would like to announce that the schedule for the upcoming Track National Championships being held in Bromont, Quebec from August 24-29 has been updated based on the number of entries received.

Alex Cataford Had An Exhausting Day At Track World Jr Championships
August 13, 2010 - Florence Laplante-Lamarche and Alex Cataford, both cyclists from Ottawa, Ont. competed today at the 2010 UCI Track World Junior Championship

Alex Cataford Breaks Canadian Record At Track World Jr Championships
August 12, 2010 - Canadian cyclists hit the track for the second day of the 2010 UCI Track World Junior Championships in the recently built velodrome in Montichiari, Italie.

JOB POSTING - Canadian Cycling Association – Track Program Coordinator
August 11, 2010 - Interested persons should send a cover letter and resume in expression of their interest in this position to by August 25, 2010.

CCA Staff Departure Announcement
The CCA wishes to inform the cycling community that Track Program Coordinator, Petrina Tulissi will be leaving the association at the end of August to take on other duties.

La Dolce Vita For Canadian Junior Track Cyclists
August 9, 2010 - The Junior National Track team is quickly adapting to the Italian lifestyle as final preparations are made for the World Championships being held August 11-15 in Montichiari, Italy, found 100km outside of Milan.

World Champion Tara Whitten Experiments With Equipment In Wind Tunnel
August 3, 2010 - Double World Champion Tara Whitten (Edmonton, AB) is looking ahead to the Olympic Games in London and what she can do to improve her speed and performance on the bike.

Track: Pendrel wins silver medal, takes back overall world cup lead
July 31, 2010 - Canadian Mountain biker Catharine Pendrel (Kamloops, BC/ Team Luna) bounced back from a disappointing World Cup race last weekend to win the silver medal at the 2010 UCI World Cup event in Val Di Sol, Italie today. In doing so, Pendrel is taking back her lead position in the World Cup standings.

Track: World Champion Experiments With Equipment
July 30, 2010 - Double World Champion Tara Whitten (Edmonton, AB) is looking ahead to the Olympic Games in London and what she can do to improve her speed and performance on the bike.

Track: Veloce Powers on to Podium
July 27, 2010 - The Canadian Track Sprinters have been in Trexlertown, Pennsylvania for the past two weeks training in the sun with riders from all over the world. Last Friday’s race was the Keirin Cup XXV. The heats contained 8 to 9 riders and it was the most tactically smart riders that advanced.

Track: Two Weekends, Two Wins
July 27, 2010 - Canadian Jamie Shankland (Vancouver, BC) repeated his performance in the kilo this past week-end. Having won the event at the Alpenrose Challenge the week-end before with a time of 1:09.5, he went in to the FSA Grand Prix with confidence and it paid off with a winning time of 1:07.7.

Track: Canadian Cyclist Sets New Track Record in Portland
July 20, 2010 - Canadian Track cyclists have been getting their race legs back into shape as they prepare for the 2010 Track Cycling Canadian Championships in Bromont, QC, where they’ll be competing on the recently renovated velodrome from August 24-28.

Track: Women’s Track Camp Ends with Tired Legs
July 13, 2010 - The Women's Endurance Track Camp in London ended with tired legs and motivated athletes. 

Track: Women’s Track Camp Off To A Fast Start
July 10, 2010 - The Canadian Cycling Association held 1 of 2 women’s endurance camps this past week-end in London, Ontario. Lead by coaches Rob Good (Waterloo, ON) and Denise Kelly (Glen Williams, ON), they are looking for strong riders to add to future national team pools.

Track Cycling Endurance Training Camp Continues In Burnaby, BC
July 8, 2010 - Halfway through the second week of the National Men’s Track Cycling Endurance camp in Burnaby, BC, there are some tired legs but some excellent gains in fitness, skill and view of the task that lies in the weeks ahead.

Track Athletes Posting Fast Times In LA
July 7, 2010 – The Commonwealth Games Selection Camp for the track team is currently under way at the Home Depot Centre in Los Angeles.

Track: Burnaby Velodrome Sees High Speed Action
July 6, 2010 – The Burnaby Velodrome is active with endurance track riders. From June 28 until July 24 the invited men’s team pursuit pool of riders will be based out of the Vancouver area in an effort to position themselves in a qualifying spot for the 2012 Olympic Games.

Gold Rush For Canadian Cyclists At 2010 Pan-American Junior Championships In Mexico
June 25, 2010 - It was a stellar day for the Canadian junior cyclists in Mexico City, capping off the 2010 Pan-American Championships on Thursday with four medal performances including two gold medals on this last day of competition.

Canadian In Hunt For Gold Medal At 2010 Pan-American Junior Championships
June 24, 2010– The Canadian women have had strong performances at the Junior Pan American Championships and Allison Beveridge (Calgary, AB), who has won a medal in almost every event she has raced in, is looking to continue the trend.

 Florence Laplante-Lamarche Captures Another Medal At 2010 Pan-American Junior Championships
June 24, 2010 - Florence Laplante-Lamarche won Canada’s only medal on Tuesday at the 2010 Junior Pan-American Championships in Mexico City, winning the bronze medal in the Ladies Scratch event. 

Track: Two More Medals For Canadian Cyclists At Junior Pan-American Championships
June 22, 2010 - The Canadian team attending the 2010 Junior Pan-American Championships had yet another good day on the track in Mexico City, grabbing medals in two events.

Three Canadian Cyclists Hit The Podium On Opening Day Of Junior Pan-American Championships
June 21, 2010 - The Canadian delegation didn’t waste any time to showcase their talent on the cycling track at the 2010 Junior Pan-American Championships in Mexico City, placing three riders on the podium on the first day of competition.

Junior athletes ready to race at pan ams
June 17, 2010 - The Canadian Cycling Association (CCA) is sending a team of eight to the Junior Pan American Championships in Mexico City June 20-24. The team departs for Mexico on Friday, June 18th and for many of the young riders it will be their first international race experience.

Women's Training Camp and Talent ID
June 8, 2010 - Invite for all Canadian Women to submit an application to participate in an endurance track training camp at the Burnay Velodrome July 13-15

Women's Team Pursuit Camp and Women's Endurance Track Camp (PDF 203 KB)
June 1, 2010 - Invite for all Canadian Women to submit an application to participate in an endurance training camp at the London Velodrome July 9-11

Junior Track Worlds Trials at Burnaby Velodrome
May 28, 2010 - Cycling BC will be holding trials for any junior-aged athletes hoping to participate at Junior Track Worlds.

Gold medal for canadian track cyclist
May 18, 2010 – Canada’s top Track Cycling Sprinter looks to have made a full recovery after a dramatic crash in 2007 to become the Pan American Sprint Champion.

Track: Gold medal for canada at pan ams
May 17, 2010 - The final day of competition at the 2010 Pan Am Cycling Championships was a successful one for the Canadian Cycling team.

Track: Canadian posts fastest time at pan ams
May 14, 2010 – The Canadian sprinters were off to a strong start after the 200 meter qualifying round at the Pan American Championships in Aguascalientes.

Track: Canadian records set at pan ams
May 13, 2010 – Daniele Defranceschi, Mark MacDonald, Jean-Michel Lachance, and Remi Pelltier-Roy took almost a second off the Canadian Record in the Men’s Team Pursuit at the Pan American Championships in Aguascalientes, Mexico.

Flat, fourth, and fast at pan ams
May 13, 2010 – The track in Aguascalientes appears to be fast with Pan American records being set in almost every event.

Track: Canadian wins medal on day one at the track
May 12, 2010 – The first day of competition on the track had Canadians competing in 3 events. First up were Joseph Veloce, Travis Smith, and Stephane Cossette in the Men’s Team Sprint.

Olympic Qualification Announced
May 11, 2010 - The UCI has now announced the qualification system for Track Cycling for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. 

World Champion loses chunk of bone
May 11, 2010 - After the 2010 Track World Championships where Tara Whitten became the World Champion in the Omnium and the Points Race, she suffered some bad luck.

Canadian wins medal at pan ams
May 10, 2010 – The Canadians competed in the road race at the Pan American Championships in Aguascalientes and the goal for the women was to have Joelle Numainville stand on top of the podium. The race was controlled by the strong US contingent with the Mexicans making several attacks.

Canadians begin racing at Panamerican Championships
May 9, 2010 – The Canadian Team had a rough start to their Pan American Championships with long lay overs and almost every member of the road team having a piece of luggage lost upon their arrival in Aguascalientes.

Track: Canadians podium again
April 28, 2010 - The Beacon Festival has wrapped up and the Canadian team of Daniele Defranceschi, Jean-Michel Lachance, Adam Thuss, and Stephane Cossette have left their mark.

Canadians Continue to impress in Trinidad/Tobago
April 26, 2010 – The Canadian Team of Daniele Defranceschi, Jean-Michel Lachance, Adam Thuss, and Stephane Cossette returned to Tobago this afternoon from Trinidad where they have been posting strong results at the Beacon Festival.

Track: Beacon Cycling Festival
April 20, 2010 - There are currently four Canadians competing at the Beacon Festival in Trinidad, Daniele Defranceschi, Jean-Michel Lachance, Adam Thuss, and Stephane Cossette.

Track: Canadian Podiums in Trinidad
April 9, 2010- Stephen Meyer from Ontario spent the weekend racing the Easter Grand Prix in Arima, Trinidad.

Track: Canadian cyclist becomes double world champion
March 29, 2010 – Track cyclist Tara Whitten became the first elite Canadian to win two World Championship titles in the same year. Only the third Canadian in history to win gold on the Velodrome at a World Championships, the PhD student from Edmonton, Alberta.

Track: Canadian Women on fire on last day of World Championships
March 29, 2010 – The Canadian Women were on fire on the last day of the 2010 World Track Championships. Monique Sullivan powered over her competition with an impressive burst of speed in the repechage to qualify for the second round of the Keirin.

Track: Canadian Becomes World Champion
March 28, 2010 – The Canadian Team completed the majority of their races during the first two days of racing at the 2010 World Championships in Copenhagen and have successfully set a Canadian Record and Personal Bests.

Track: World Records Set on Second Day at Track Worlds
March 25, 2010 – Travis Smith was in a stacked first round in the Keirin, including Chris Hoy of Great Britain who would go on to win the event.

Track: Canadians Complete First Day at Track Worlds
March 24, 2010 – Racing began today at the 2010 World Track Cycling Championships in Copenhagen at the Ballerup Super Arena. Canadians competed in all the events on the schedule with Tara Whitten up first in the individual pursuit

Track: Canadians Ready to Leave Their Mark on the World Stage
March 23, 2010 – The Canadians are making an impression as the final days of practice wind down at the Track World Championships in Copenhagen. Other countries have commented on the size and strength of the Canadian Team, including a British website that remarked on the “resurgent track program in Canada.”.

Track: Well Oiled Machine Arrives for Worlds
March 21, 2010 – The well oiled machine that is the Canadian Track cycling team has arrived in Denmark, site of the 2010 World Championships. The athletes are feeling fresh and jet-lag free after their training camp in Apeldoorn and are looking focused and confident.

Canadians Find Reminders of Home in Apeldoorn
March 19, 2010 – There is a strong piece of history that ties Canada to Apeldoorn. In 1945 it was Canadian soldiers that helped liberate the city and there are several memorials that commemorate the event. Directly across the street from the hotel where the Canadian Track Team is staying for the pre-worlds training camp is the “Man with Two Hats”, a statue depicting the friendship between our two nations, and who happens to be standing on maple leafs.

Fun times for track athletes on and off the bike
March 17, 2010 – The Canadian team is spending 2-3 hours at the Omnisport Velodrome as they tapper leading in to next weeks World Championships. So what do the athletes do for the rest of the day to pass time?

Canadians Prepare for World Championships
March 16, 2010 – The Canadian team, and all of their equipment, arrived in Apeldoorn, Netherlands for a pre-Worlds training camp. 

Cyclists prepare for Worlds one stitch at a time
March 12, 2010 – The Canadian Track Cycling Team is fine tuning their training regime and equipment as they prepare to travel to Copenhagen for the World Championships March 24-28, 2010.

Canadian Track Team Announcement for Worlds
February 23, 2010 – The UCI has announced the qualification quotas for the upcoming World Track Championships in Copenhagen March 24-28, 2010. Canada started the international season with a successful Panamerican Championships, setting 1 Pan Am record, 5 Canadian Records, and winning 7 medals.

Fast Kilos Served Up On Final Day Of Track Camp
February 12, 2010 – The athletes were faced with flying kilos on the last day of the CCA track training camp in LA.

Skills, Drills, Singing And Grinning Affect Track Athletes
February 11, 2010 – It was back to basics for the Canadian track athletes in LA as they tested their skills by doing some drills.

Whisltle drills and sock mysteries present themselves at Track Camp
February 10, 2010 – Day three of the CCA track camp in LA had the athletes doing whistle drills, “they were short accelerations in the aero bars.

Canadians Back in LA for Team Pursuit Camp
February 8, 2010 - The Canadian Cycling Association is hosting another training camp in LA at the Home Depot Centre. The focus of this camp is on the team pursuit with 13 men and 3 women working towards making World Cup and World Championship teams in the upcoming seasons.

Young canadians battle it out on Berlin velodrome
January 28, 2010 – Jacob Schwingboth and Stephen Meyer are currently racing in Berlin at the UIV 6-Day race for the first time as a Madison Team. This is the 99th edition of the Berlin 6-Day and the two Canadians were excited to test out their legs at the German event.

Canadians Win 4th Medal at Beijing World Cup
January 25, 2010 – The Canadian team competing at the fourth and final World Cup in Beijing, China finished on the podium in their final event of the competition, but it was the sprinters who got things started.

Zach Bell wins second Gold in China
January 23, 2010 – Zach Bell sang the national anthem from the highest spot on the winners podium after winning his second gold in two days. 

Canadians win two medals on first day of racing at Beijing World Cup
January 22, 2010 – The Canadian Track Team competing at the final World Cup woke up to a beautiful sunny day in Beijing, a nice change from the smog they arrived in a few days ago. Eight of the ten Canadians were scheduled to race, including Tara Whitten in the individual pursuit.

 

 

 

 

High Expectations For Canadian Track Team
January 21, 2010 - Over the past year the Canadian Track program has been focused on creating a team of riders and support staff, to move forward in their quest for 2012 and 2016 Olympic success; as well as building on the two World Championship medals that were won last March by Zach Bell and Tara Whitten.

 

Young Gun Learning from Seasoned Sprinters
January 16, 2010 - The Canadian Track Team has one more training session in LA before heading to China for the World Cup and the focus is becoming more intense from all the athletes.

Track Team chases down the motorbike
January 15, 2010 - The Canadian Track Team has been coming to LA almost once a month since September and the team heading in to the final World Cup in China have noticed that the excitement of previous camps has been replaced by a professionalism and a feeling of getting down to business

 

 

Canadian Track Program Update
Dec. 21, 2009 – The Track Cycling Season has one more World Cup before the World Championships in March in Copenhagen.  Read the attached report to find out what the focus of the national team program is for the upcoming 3 months, as well as the 2010/11 and 2012 seasons.   

 

 

 

Canadians Win Gold In New Olympic Event
Dec. 13, 2009 – Team Canada had a strong finish to the third World Cup track event on the UCI calendar. After a disappointing first day of racing, Tara Whitten came back strong in the Individual Pursuit and qualified for the final with the second fastest time, 0.083 seconds faster than Maria Luisa Calle Williams of Colombia.

 

 

 Canadians Complete First Day of Racing At The Cali World Cup
Dec. 11, 2009 – The Canadian team started off the day of racing with an 11 place finish for Stephane Cossette in the Kilo.  Competing in his first World Cup his time of 1:04.096 was a strong start.  Travis Smith competed in the Keirin, Monique Sullivan in the Sprints, and Zach Bell in the Points Race.

 

 

 

 

Racing Begins At The Cali World Cup
Dec. 10, 2009 – The Canadian team preparing for the World Cup in Cali, Colombia spent their last day of training before racing starts fine tuning their team pursuit exchanges and their mental game.

 

Canadians Experience The Cali Culture
Dec. 9, 2009 – Stephanie Roorda (BC) was reminded of home while in Cali, Colombia preparing for the third World Cup, as it poured rain.

 

Canadians Continue To Improve In Preparation For The World Cup
Dec. 8, 2009 - The preparation for the Cali World Cup entered its third day with the sprinters doing some plyometrics to help wake up their bodies and get ready for training. Stephane Cossette (QUE), Monique Sullivan (AB), and Joseph Veloce (ON) were the first ones to the track to warm up before launching in to 250 and 500 meter efforts.

 

Canadian’s Trip To Cali Full Of Adventure
Dec. 7, 2009 - The Canadian Track Team had an eventful trip to Cali, Colombia where they are preparing for the third World Cup Dec. 10-12.

 

Canadians Continue To Work Hard At Los Angeles Track Camp
The Canadian Track Training Camp is under way at the Home Depot Centre in Los Angeles.

 

Canadians Pushing Each Other To Go Faster In La
Nov. 24,2009 - The Canadian Track Program is currently running a training camp in LA with the riders who will be going to the Cali World Cup and select development riders.

 

Travis Smith Races The Sprint In The Melbourne World Cup
Nov. 21, 2009 - Travis Smith was the sole Canadian competitor on the final day of the World Cup in Melbourne contesting the men's sprint.

 

Travis Smith Contests The Keirin While Jacob Schwingboth Powers Through The Scratch Race
Nov. 20, 2009 – Both Jacob Schwingboth and Travis Smith were in action today with Travis first up contesting the keirin.

 

Lessons Learned As Jacob Schwingboth Completes His First World Cup Race
Nov. 19, 2009 - It was oh so close but no cigar for Jacob Schwingboth in the qualifying heats for the men's points race.

 

National Team Camp Shows Great Promise In Younger Cyclists
Nov. 9, 2009 - The November 2-6 National Track Team camp at the Burnaby Velodrome concluded with a double session on Friday including the majority of riders sticking around for the Burnaby Velodrome Club's Friday Nights Under the Dome race series.

 

Athletes Tested at Burnaby Track Camp
Nov. 5, 2009 - The Canadian Cycling Association is currently hosting a training camp in Burnaby, BC where the athlete's mental toughness was tested on the first day. 

 

David Boily Aggressive In World Cup Scratch Race
Nov. 4, 2009 - The 10K Scratch race qualifier was fast right from the start. It took 10 laps before a group of 3 riders lapped the field.

 

Boily Competes In First Track World Cup Of The Season
Nov. 2, 2009 - The National team training camp in LA ended on Oct. 24, giving athlete David Boily (QUE) two days to relax on the beach before being Canada’s sole representative on the track at the first World Cup in Manchester.

 

 

 

Travis Smith Impressed with National Track Program
Oct. 28, 2009 - Travis Smith has been a member of the National Canadian Track Cycling Team for seven years and is excited about the recent changes to the National Team Program.

 

Video Analysis Proves to be a Valuable Training Tool

 Oct. 27, 2009 - The Canadian Track Team set up a big screen movie "theatre" to analyze their technique at the recent training camp.

 

 

Canadian Track Cyclists Power Behind One-of-a-Kind Electric Bike

 Oct. 23, 2009 - The Canadian Track Team tested out their new Electric Bike on the Velodrome in L.A.  The converted motocross bike is an important training tool that was designed especially for the team by Electric Coast Vehicles in Vancouver.

 

 


Canadians Track and Gearing Up

 

Oct. 21, 2009 - The Canadian Track Team had a successful first day of training at the LA Home Depot Centre.

 

Open National Track Cycling Camp

 There will be a National Track Cycling Camp in Burnaby from November 2nd to the 6th and all are welcome to join us.  The focus of this camp is to improve track speed and skills, as well as to serve as an introduction to the National Team Program and National Team Coach Richard Wooles.

 

 

Manchester Revolution Selection Criteria for Juniors

 

Oct. 14, 2009 - The Revolution Championship at the Manchester Velodrome will see Future Stars, sprinters and endurance riders racing as part of a team. Young talent will get the chance to join heroes such as Chris Hoy and Mark Cavendish.

 

Victoria Training Camp Day 3 Report

 Oct. 9, 2009 - It was an early morning for the first riders getting tested on the final day of the Victoria Track Training Camp as they started producing maximum power at 7:30 am. 

 

 

Victoria Training Camp Day 2 Report

 

 

 Oct. 8, 2009 - The maximum aerobic power (MAP) test hurts a lot, it pushes you to your max, and then takes you farther.  Surffering at its finest.

 

 

 Victoria Training Camp Day 1 Report

 

 

Oct. 7, 2009 - Canadian Track Athletes learn how to cook, give a strong interview, and stay clean at the first all encompassing track camp.

 

 

Caracol de Pista Championship Race Day 3 Report

 

Oct. 4, 2009 - The final day of the races included the rain delayed events from day two and had the athletes racing from 9:30 am to 11:30 pm, but at the end of the day some Canadians finished on the podium.

 

Caracol de Pista Championship Race Day 2 Report

 

 

Oct. 3, 2009 - Day two of the 19th edition of the Caracol de Piste was an abbreviated version due to rain delays.

 

 

Caracol de Pista Championship Race Day 1 Report

 Oct. 2, 2009 - The Canadian Track Team of David Boily, Monique Sullivan, Laura Brown and coach Jeremy Storie are in Medellin, Colombia for the 2009 Caracol de Piste Classic.

 

 
Track cycling national championships August 24-30 in Burnaby, B.C.
August 19, 2009 - Olympic team members Tara Whitten of Edmonton and Zach Bell of Watson Lake, Yukon, headline the track cycling national championships set for August 24-30 in Burnaby, B.C., at the Burnaby Velodrome.

 

 

Junior Track World Championships Day 3 report and results
August 13, 2009 - Today the Canadian Jr men and women had three events and success was met on all fronts.

Junior Track World Championships Day 2 report and results
August 12, 2009 - It was a day of mixed results and experiences for the Canadian riders today in Moscow at the Junior Track World Championships.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canadian Junior Track Team Day 1- Report, Results and Photos
Today was the start of racing in Moscow for the Canadian team at the Junior Track World Championships.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Track: Canadian Becomes World Champion
March 28, 2010 – The Canadian Team completed the majority of their races during the first two days of racing at the 2010 World Championships in Copenhagen and have successfully set a Canadian Record and Personal Bests.