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Team BC XC Mountain Bike 2012

The first real race of the year is traditionally the Sunshine Coaster, and once again we will use this race as an initial selection race and the core of our first training camp of 2012.

Sunshine Coast Team BC XC Camp, May 5-6, 2012

Saturday May 5, race the Coaster, short course for Team BC selection purposes.

Saturday, post race de-breif and short group cool down ride.

Saturday PM, off bike session, core strength and flexibility.

Sunday, group training ride, , start at 9.30 or 10 AM to finish by 2 PM.

I have booked a limited number of spaces at a great little bed and breakfast only a 10 minute ride from the race course and Team BC will provide Saturday night accommodations to a limited number of riders. I will also be able to help with transport of up to 8 riders to the ferry after the camp.

Full details will be distributed in the coming weeks as spaces are confirmed.

This camp is open to any Junior (U-19) and Cadet (U-17) aged riders who have previous race experience.

Team BC XC Projects for the rest of the season are as follows:

National Team Selection Project, for BC’s top U-19 athletes.

Limited spaces may also be avaliable to athletes in U-17 and U-23 categories who demonstrate potential to achieve a top 5 placing at Nationals.

Baie St. Paul, Quebec,  Canada Cup #2, May 27

Hardwood Hills, Ontario, Canada Cup #3, June 3

National Championships, St Felicien, Quebec, June 16-17

Canmore Canada Cup Project

July 12-16, up to 10 athletes

This project will be based on selection of top U-19 and U-17 aged athletes at the following events

Sunshine Coaster, short course, May 5

Junk Yard Dog – BC Cup #1, June 10

Red Mountain Challenge – BC Cup #2, June 30

Athletes selected to the 2012 National Team Selection Project will automatically qualify, remaining spots will go to athletes with the most wins (first criteria) and top 3 finishes (second criteria) at the 3 BC Cup selection races. To be considered for selection all athletes must hold a valid UCI Mountain Bike license issued by Cycling BC and race in their appropriate age category.

Fall MTB Development Camp, dates and details TBA

Fall High Performance Testing and 2013 Preparation Camp, dates and details TBA.

If you are interested in attending any of the Team BC Projects for 2012 or have any questions please let me know ASAP.

Happy Trails!

Steve Lund

Cycling BC Provincial MTB Team Coach