Cycling BC and the Greater Victoria Velodrome Association would like to welcome you to the 2019 British Columbia Track Championships. This is a Cycling BC sanctioned event, hosted each year by either the Burnaby Velodrome Club or the GVVA.
Track Cycling is spectator-friendly. Admission to watch is free! Come on out and cheer on our future BC champions! This is going to be an exciting weekend of racing with BC’s best track cyclists competing on the Westshore Velodrome, a 333m concrete outdoor track with 28 degree bankings and smooth transitions to the straightaways, built for the 1994 Commonwealth Games.
(Tech Guide / Race Bible: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gh1Z4iuyaRA-mGhX8OIVqaSIwgxDYfVGX4EBmwjDSkQ/edit?usp=sharing)
Championship: Sr. Men, Sr. Women, Masters (depending on numbers may be split), U19 (Junior men and women), U17 (Junior men and women)
Ability class racing (boys and girls together) for U15s and younger: A, B and C (non – championship but GVVA medals will be awarded)
If a junior or U17 racer wants to race up in a higher category for an event, they must receive written permission from Cycling BC. Requests can be sent to email@example.com and must be accompanied by a letter of support from the athlete’s coach. Requests should be submitted no later than August 16. Request received after this date will be declined. Please note that temporarily upgraded racers must first complete that event in their licensed category.
Faster U15 (13 & 14 year old) racers may apply to Cycling BC for an upgrade to race in U17.
Ability categories are open to racers 18 and younger. With consultation with their coach, racers will be able to select their category based on their ability. Less experienced Junior and U17 athletes are welcome to race in non-championship ability categories. Racers who find that they are not matched well to their ability category will be able to change categories after the first event.
If an athlete aged 30 years old or over and wants to race in the Elite category for provincial events, but wants to race Masters for national and international events, he must take a Masters license and ask the provincial association to produce an upgrade letter to participate in provincial events in the Elite category. Requests should be submitted no later than August 16. Request received after this date will be declined.
Racers over the age of 30 with Elite licenses are not able to race in a masters category.
Masters categories may be combined for some events where field sizes require it. If this is to occur, the categories will be separated for results and each category will have a separate podium.
U17 and Jr. categories may be combined for some events where field sizes require it. If this is to occur, the categories will be separated for results and each category will have a separate podium.
Races will be run in the reverse order of categories above- starting with the youngest riders first.
Categories will be combined for Omnium events to provide fields of equal abilities – at GVVA discretion.
Para Events will be determined based on athlete registration
Omnium Events* Riders must participate in every omnium event in the omnium to be eligible for omnium rankings.
Day 1 – Friday, August 23rd Team Events
4:00 pm: Registration open
5:30 pm – Racing Starts
Team Sprint finals.
Men have 3 riders per team (3 laps elite M, Masters M, U19 M)
Women have 2 riders per team (2 laps elite F and U19 F, or 1 lap for U17 F)
Ability Classes: Teams of 3, A 3 laps, B and C 1.5 laps
Team Pursuit finals. 4 riders per team (3 must finish). Men and Women, Masters men, U19 M and W – 4 k (12 laps); U17 M and W ability class A – 3k (9 laps); Ability classes B and C – 2 k (6 laps) – distances subject to change! For mixed teams, distances will be set on the rider whose category rides the most laps.
Open Madison Youth Mixed – non-championship event – 15 laps (3 sprints)
Open Madison Women – Senior, Masters, Junior – 40 laps (8 sprints) – championship event
Open Madison Men –Senior Men, Masters, Junior – 65 laps (13 sprints) – championship event
Day 2 – Saturday, August 24th
9:00 am – 10:00 am: Registration open / Track available for warm up
10:30 am: Racing starts
Flying 200 Starting from the back straight – 2 ½ laps timed on the final 200 meters
We will use flying 200 to seed the Keirin and match sprint events.
Top 8 riders in each category will go into the sprint tournament. Riders placing 9th and above will either have one match sprint against the rider whose flying 200 time is closest to theirs or will race for 9th, 10th and 11th placings.
Omnium (4 events run over 1 day)
Scratch Race* Men (30 laps) / Women, Masters and Junior Men, U17 (20 laps) / A (15 laps), B and C (10 laps)
Tempo Race* Men (30 laps) / Women, Masters and Junior Men (20 laps) / A (15 laps), B and C (10 laps)
Keirin heats (if necessary)
Elimination* we will use the same groups that we have used for the scratch and tempo races
Points Race * Men (60 laps) / Women, Masters and Junior Men (48 laps) / A (36 laps), B and C (12 laps)
Day 3 – Sunday, August 25th
8:00 am -8:45 am: Track available for warm up
9:00 am: Racing starts
Time Trial Men, Junior Men – 1000 meters (3 laps)
Sr. Women, Masters, Jr. Women, U17 Men and Women, Ability Class A – 500 meters (1.5 laps)
Ability Class B and C – 333 meters (1 lap)
Sprint ¼ final – 1 ride
Sprint for riders placing 9th and above
Sprint ½ final – 1 ride
Sprint Finals – best of 3 for Senior and U19 men and women. All others will be one ride.
Individual Pursuit 4K (12 laps) – Senior Men
3K (9 laps) – Senior Women, Junior Men, Masters 30-39 and 40-49
2K (6 laps) – Masters 50 plus, Junior women, Ability Class A
1K (3 laps) – Ability Class B and C