The 2019 BC Provincial Track Cycling Championships hosted by the Greater Victoria Velodrome Association returns to the Westshore Velodrome on Friday, August 23rd to Sunday, August 25th.
Here are some important things to note for this year’s event.
Championship: Sr. Men, Sr. Women, Masters (may be split, depending on numbers), 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and must be accompanied by a letter of support from the athlete’s coach. Requests should be submitted no later than August 16, 2019. 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. Requests 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 Junior 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
To register for this event, please go to www.gvva.ca