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December 9/03 8:12 am - Team News, Athlete Testing, Burnaby Track Meet

Posted by Editor on 12/9/03

Haro Canada Signs Tyler Clarke
Courtesy Haro Canada
Haro Canada is proud to announce the signing of young superstar BMX-4 Cross rider Tyler Clarke. He will be a strong addition to the new 2004 elite Haro Canada Race Team. Photo

For the 2004 season, Tyler will be competing in Canada Cup BMX races, the Nationals, and all other major Western Canadian BMX races. Tyler's versatility and keen desire to compete will also mean he'll be throwing it down at the BC Cup 4X series and Joyride event in Whistler. 

It's for good reason that Tyler is known as "the hawk". With an arsenal full of recent major titles like the 2003 National BMX Champion, 2003 BC Supercup Provincial Champion, 2003 King of Bikes Champion, and a 3rd place overall title in the Canada Cup BMX Series, "the hawk"‰ is always perched and ready to pounce on potential prey. Tyler's co-sponsors include SHIFT, Cti2, and Groove Graphix.

Hugo Donais Re-Signs with the Norco Factory Team
Courtesy Norco

Norco Performance Bikes, one of North America's leading producers of high quality mountain bikes, components, and clothing, is proud to announce that Quebecois Down Hill Champion Hugo Donais will be flying the Norco colours once again in the Men's Pro/Elite category.

"We're totally stoked to have Hugo racing for our DH Team again,"says Peter Stace-Smith, Norco Factory Team Director, "He's not only fast, but his heart is totally into racing and to giving his all. Not to mention he brings the team that special Quebecois Joie-de-vivre."

With results like 2003 Quebec Men's Pro/elite Champion, 2003 Canada Cup stage winner, 2003 National Team member, and 2001 Junior Canada Cup Champ, it's certain that Donais will be throwing it down with serious intent this season. He has also spent his off-season training hard in Victoria to ensure he gets a good jump-start on the 2004 race season.

We all look forward to seeing Donais racing the Canada Cup DH Series, bumping shoulders on the 4-Cross tracks and his new section in the upcoming Eastern Standard film Full Throttle. 2004 Team

The cycling team presented by Projectcore is pleased to announce its list of riders and sponsors for 2004. The team will have riders in several different categories including a continuation of the junior development program started in 2003.

Projectcore (
Tony Liokossis BMO Nesbitt Burns
Colony Cabinets
The Fitness Forum


Master A
Doug Chisholm
Tony Liokossis
Mike Forsdike
Chris Helwig
Craig Vedova
Andrew Luks (when racing on the road)
Rob Ireland
Chris Hauk
Eric Petersen

Master B
Perry Gelakis
Peter Kofman
Scott Roberts

Senior Women
Lisa Woodside

Lisa Slaven
Craig Brown (when racing on the road)

Chris Helwig

Athlete Testing in Hamilton
Courtesy Brandon Crichton

On Saturday December 6th the National Cycling Center Hamilton (NCCH) tested 31 athletes. With a huge coaching staff on hand to assist, 4 riders at a time were wattage tested on the computrainers.

It was a hard day of training and afterwards, I think, everyone was very impressed with the way it was laid out and organized. Cheers to all the coachesof the McMaster Training Center. Thanks also to Rob Good of the Waterloo Cycling Club, Michael Moore of Gears Racing Team, and Mark Cleland of the McMaster Cycling Team who volunteered their time to make this event a success!

Photos are intended show the formation of the NCCH and how it has began to take shape.

Three Days of Track Racing in Burnaby
Courtesy Gordon Ross, VP Burnaby Velodrome

Canadian National Cycling Champions to race in Burnaby as winter Track Cycling season gets underway

On Friday, January 9, some of the top cyclists from BC, Alberta and the Western United States will begin three days of track racing in Burnaby at North America's only indoor velodrome. The competition will give local riders and National team members a chance to test their skills as they begin their preparation for the Athens 2004 Summer Olympics.

Among the races featured are :
• Mass start, sprint and timed events
• Points races - 100 laps, point sprints every 10 laps
• Miss-n-outs - sprints every 2nd lap, last place rider eliminated
• Keirins - Japanese style racing behind a pace bike

All racing takes place at the Burnaby Velodrome, a 200-metre wooden track, located inside the Harry Jerome Sports Centre near SFU, featuring hair-raising 47 degree corners and lots of opportunities for dramatic photos and visuals. For more information, visit

Date: January 9 - 11, 2004

January 9: 7:00 PM
January 10 and 11: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Harry Jerome Sports Centre
7564 Barnet Highway
Burnaby, BC


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