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October 22/08 10:32 am - BC Canada Summer Games Camp Report

Posted by Editoress on 10/22/08

BC Canada Summer Games Camp Report
Courtesy Richard Wooles


British Columbia's top young cyclists got together with Cycling BC staff Richard Wooles and Steve Lund over the October 17-19 weekend to make the first steps towards BC success at the 2009 Canada Summer Games. The weekend included various fitness testing sessions, physical assessments, and seminars with a top nutritionist and sports psychologist, as well as a two hour yoga session which saw more than one of the cyclists wincing in a spot of discomfort.

It was a blast for all of us cyclists to get back together after a few months apart since the racing season closed down, nevertheless a lot of time was spend pouring sweat and living in the pain-cave, but it was all in effort for the beginning stages of selecting the provincial team for the Summer Games. Coming off a stong season for BC, all the cyclists showed great improvements since the last testing session in February. For all of us it is exciting and satisfying to see the numbers from the tests, it is solid proof of the benefits smart hours in the saddle and a committment to the cycling lifestyle.

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Looking ahead to the Canada Summer Games, all the athletes are excited and striving to make the team, for the Games are sure to be a great experience in a multi-sport competition community, as well as being located in Prince Edward Island - somewhere few of the cyclists have been. The cyclists from BC are proving to be a great talent pool, and with the assistance from Cycling BC, Team BC, coaching staff, and the great facilities here in BC, the Summer Games are sure to be a great success for British Columbia. Using events such as BC Games, Western Canada Games, and now the Canada Games to act as stepping-stones in competition, all of us from BC hope that at least some of us will eventually be able to represent Ca nada at the World Championships and Olympic Games of the future.


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