The 2018 Western Track Challenge proved to be a weekend filled with lots of action at the Burnaby Velodrome at the Harry Jerome Sports Centre in Burnaby, BC on February 16-18. Together with the Eastern Track Challenge in Milton, Ontario the weekend prior, the Western Challenge propelled the 2018 track season to a rapid start.
As an effort between Cycling BC, the Burnaby Velodrome Club, and Cycling Canada, the Western Challenge attracted teams and athletes from British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Washington, and Oregon.
The 2018 Western Challenge provided an opportunity for many young athletes to develop their racing skills by creating a high-performance environment that will help prepare them for national and world championship level racing. It also gave the local track cycling community an opportunity to put their racing skills to the test in a nationally sanctioned event.
With both the 2018 Eastern and Western Track Challenge in the books, there is still plenty of high-level track cycling competition to look forward to in 2018.
The BC Provincial Track Championships will be hosted by the Greater Victoria Velodrome Association at the WestShore Velodrome in Victoria from August 17-19, 2018. On a national level, the Canadian Track Championships p/b Lexus (U17/Junior/Para) is scheduled for April 12, 2018 and the Elite/Master Canadian Track Championship on September 27, 2018. Both national championships will be held at the Mattamy National Cycling Centre in Milton, Ontario, which is also hosting the Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup in late October.
Drone Footage of the Burnaby Velodrome:
The Trek Red Truck Racing Team at the 2018 Western Track Challenge:
Mondays made that much harder by fun weekends of racing bikes with the team… 💆🏻♂ Five of our racers were out representing #TRT at the Canadian Western Track Challenge, and they came away with more fitness, more experience, and some impressive results!! Podium spots in both the Men’s and Women’s Omniums were earned, as well as several race wins and PB’s. Congrats team! And big thanks to all the organizers and volunteers for making things run so smoothly. #trtracing #truckineh #gofastturnleft #westernchallenge #trackracing