Posted by Editoress on 01/5/08
Friends of Canadian Cyclocross Racers return to start 2008 Worlds Campaign
i>Courtesy Rod Olliver, FCCR
Back again for the second year, Friends of Canadian Cyclo-cross Racers is asking the Canadian cycling community to visit their page and help send funds to the men and women who represent Canada at the World Cyclocross Championships.
As Cyclo-cross is not an Olympic sport, the Canadian Cycling Association doesn't provide any funding for the National Cyclo-cross Team, meaning riders must cover their own airfare, accommodations, meals, equipment expenses and even their national team jerseys. We have seen the commitment that it has taken for these riders to qualify and get there and we want to help them along by taking some of the financial burden off of their shoulders, allowing them to focus on their racing and representing Canada at Cross Worlds in Treviso.
Please drop by the site, where you can leave a donation via PayPal and to get more information about other ways to help. FCCR
NTTC -Victoria holds Olympic Pool Heat Training Camp
Courtesy NTTC -Victoria
The National Team Training Centre - Victoria will be holding its second training camp for National Team cyclists in the Olympic Pool from February 4 - 10, 2008. The focus of the camp is to acclimatize athletes to the heat and humidity of Beijing, which in August can reach temperatures of 35-40Ã‚Â°C.
The heat training sessions will be conducted in the Mobile Environmental Trainer (MET) located at PacificSport Victoria and will concentrate on three strategies - heat acclimation, pre-cooling, and cold recovery. The schedule will consist of:
Day 1: Baseline measures and heat-based responses. Athletes will be required to do a standardized warm-up and exercise session to evaluate individual thermal responses.
Days 2-6: Heat acclimation sessions. Anything can be done during these sessions but once a certain core temperature has been reached, the exercise is controlled to maintain core temperature for a total of 90 minutes.
Day 7: Adaptation measures and heat-based responses. Athletes will be required to do a standardized warm-up and exercise session to evaluate individual thermal responses and acclimation changes.
Each session will require about 1.5 - 2 hours of the athlete's time and will be conducted at the beginning of each day prior to any additional training. No exercise will be done prior to the session on days 1 and 7.
The athletes will be required to provide daily urine samples for hydration analysis, and to have a rectal examination for core temperature monitoring. Sweat analysis will also be taken on four of the days. Each athlete will be responsible for providing their own fluids during the sessions, as well as their bikes and trainers.
The seven-day camp will also feature group training rides.
Cycling BC Youth Camp #1
Courtesy Richard Wooles, Cycling BC
Cycling BC's Youth Team (U16) kicked off the 2008 season with events in Comox and Victoria on Thursday and Friday of this week. Taking advantage of the school holidays, we held two clinics that focused on the BC Summer Games and an introduction to the sport of competitive cycling.
11 cyclists and 3 coaches were introduced to a series of fun races including:
1) The Scratch Race
2) Street Sprints (100m)
3) Miss and Out
4) Win and Out
5) Points Race
Each clinic was two hours in length.
We Want to Host a Clinic in Your Community!
If you can get three or more participants, we will come to your community and host a special Youth Team clinic.
We would please to provide clinics for schools, sport teams and existing cycling clubs throughout the province.
Youth Clinic #2 - Join us on Saturday January 12th (10am-12pm) at South Surrey Athletic Park 14600 - 20 Avenue
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register. The clinic is FREE.
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