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2001 Canada Summer Games, London, Ontario
August 10-25, 2001

Cycling BC


1. Team Officials Wanted
2. Rider Information
3. Games Information


1. TEAM OFFICIALS WANTED: Team Manager, Road & Mountain Bike Coach

Team Manager
Required for general administration of all BC Team scheduling for the Canada Summer Games, this will involve among other duties;
- Attending BC information meetings
- Ensuring funding, reporting and other government requirements and deadlines are met.
- Administrating and supervising team budget
- Supervising equipment, uniform, travel details.
- General Administration, attending meetings etc at Games site.
- Working in conjunction with Cycling BC Committees, team coaches and the Cycling BC office.

Eligibility – Good management and personal relationship skills. Ability to handle budget and finances. Sound knowledge of rules and regulations of competitive cycling by the summer of 2001. Due to the predominance and technical nature of the three road events, completion of a road commissaire course would be useful.

Road & Mountain Bike Coaches
Required to supervise a wide recruitment program for eligible age athletes in addition to supervising the first phase of a development program in 2000.
- Communicate with athletes through the winter
- Continue with talent identification in early 2001 season
- Supervise training and racing programs, in conjunction with personal coaches, as applicable.
- Assist with final team selection
- Supervise final peaking and tapering schedule
- At al times, work in conjunction with relevant Cycling BC Committees
Eligibility – Both coaches must be fully certified to at least Level 3 in cycling. One of the coaches must hold a Technical Level 2 Road Cycling certification, with the other coach holding a Technical Level 2 Mountain Bike certification. These coaches must be so certified not later than 90 days before the opening of the Games (May 12, 2001).

Applications can be sent to: Cycling BC
c/o Allan Prazsky, Technical Director
332-1367 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC

Deadline: Coaches by June 30, 2000 Manager by August 31, 2000
2. Rider Information

BC Team consists of 6 male, 6 female cyclists.

Age Eligibility – Male Athletes Male cyclists must be under 20 years of age and at least 16 years of age as of December 31, 2000

Age Eligibility – Female Athletes Female athletes must be under 22 years of age and at least 16 years of age as of December 31, 2000

Note – Athletes born in 1985 who hold a CCA licence in 2001 may compete if their provincial association applies to and gains permission from the CCA.

Athletes must be a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant.

National Team exclusions:
- No National A or B cards
- No 2000 or 2001 C cards
- No Olympic, Pan-Am, Commonwealth Games or Senior Worlds Riders
- No High level UCI road event riders or MTB world Cup riders, excluding Canadian competitions)

3. Games Information

Taking place in London Ontario, the Canada Summer Games open their doors August 10th and run through to August 25th. The cycling events will cover approximately 7 days within this span.

Competitions include:
Individual Time Trial
Road Race
Points Criterium
Mountain Bike Cross-Country
All riders must enter a minimum of 2 events, but may enter all competitions.

Road events gear maximum is 7.93 meters, equivalent to 52 x 14.

The overall competition is for a provincial team championship, based on total points scored in all events. BC will WIN in 2001!