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Cycling BC announces Coach for the 2015 WCSG in Wood Buffalo, AB

The Western Canada Summer Games (WCSGs) offers selected athletes a unique and exciting opportunity to compete against other high-level athletes in a National multi-sport games environment. With the preparation our athletes and staff have made to date, Cycling BC is confident they will represent Team BC well.

For many of B.C.’s current National team athletes, the Western Canada Summer Games served as an important stepping-stone towards qualifying to represent Canada at other major multisport games and/or professional teams. Athletes such as Nigel Ellsay, Adam de Vos, and Gillian Ellsay were all members of the 2011 WCSGs team, and have since gone on to achieve success due in part to the support and racing opportunities provided at the Western Canada Games. To give our current athletes the support they need to succeed at the 2015 Games, Cycling BC has assembled a strong team of leaders reflecting a broad range of cycling experience.

Cycling BC is pleased to announce that Kurt Innes has been selected as the coach for the 2015 Western Canada Summer Games in Wood Buffalo, AB August 7-11th.

Kurt Innes brings over 30 years experience in the sport of cycling to this WCSGs coaching role. Kurt is an NCCP level 5 certified coach, and has coached athletes to medals at every major multi-sport games. Along with a being a 1992 Olympian, and two-time Olympic coach (2000, and 2004), Kurt has also participated in the Western Canada Games as an athlete (1990) and as a TeamBC mission staff member on two separate occasions (2007, 2011) and knows the ins and outs of competing and preparing athletes for success at this domestic multi-sport games. Since stepping away from coaching athletes at the National Team level in 2004, Innes has spent the past 9 years working in B.C. with the Canadian Sport Institute as the Director of Talent Development. When informed of his coaching selection for the WCSGs Innes stated “ I am honored to be selected for this leadership role from within Cycling BC coaching community. I look forward to the opportunity support our road and mountain bike athletes in their pursuit of personal excellence at the 2015 WCSGs this summer”.

On behalf of Cycling BC Kurt will be present at the two remaining WCSGs selection events, Race the Ridge Road selection events on May 29 and 30, and the MTB Cross Country Championships on June 27.  Athletes and club coaches are encouraged to speak with Kurt at either of these events if they have questions or require support in the lead in to the Games.

For more information on the Western Canada Summer Games and Team BC check out Team BC’s Website.