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The Hayman Classic is posed to be Western Canada’s premier proving ground for emerging talent.
Comprised of four races over three days, the Hayman Classic stands almost alone on a yearly cycling calendar that caters overwhelmingly to adults. What makes the Hayman Classic distinctive is that it is open only to young cyclists, meaning those aged 13 to 19.
More than that, the races are designed to give these young cyclists a European-style experience of riding in groups or alone over courses that challenge their skill, strength and stamina against top juniors from British Columbia, Canada and the United States. For coaches and trainers, it’s a chance to take the measure of the next generation of cyclists.
For Ron Hayman, the former Olympian and pro racer behind the Hayman Classic, it’s an opportunity to nurture and encourage young riders, but more important to give them a chance to compete. Too often, he says, young riders devote hours and hours to training but rarely if ever have the chance to succeed – and fail and learn – from a hard-fought race. The Hayman Classic helps to fill that void.
“There is no substitute for racing experience.” Richard Wooles
“An event of this scope will have an immense impact on the future of cycling in Canada.” Jeff Plant
This race will build upon the success of the 2015 & 2016 BC Youth Championships.
“This is the opportunity I never had as a young cyclist.” Ron Hayman
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