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2022 Canada Summer Games Team Yukon cycling athlete selection criteria

Last update: May 20, 2022

May 19, 2022. CAY has updated the mountain bike eligibility criteria to include fewer events.

The 2022 Canada Summer Games in Niagara, Ontario will provide an opportunity for Yukon athletes to experience Canada's largest multi-sport event at a national level.

Cycling Association of Yukon's goals are:

  1. To create the atmosphere for our athletes to have a best-ever Team Yukon performance while demonstrating positive spirit and mutual respect.
  2. To provide Yukon athletes with the experience of a high level of competition with support prior to and at the Canada Summer Games.
  3. To amass as many points as possible in cycling to help contribute to the overall success of Team Yukon, across all sports.

Date of team selection (mountain bike and road)

Team Yukon cycling athletes will be selected no later than June 30, 2022.

Conditions of athlete selection

Selection to the 2022 Canada Summer Games Yukon cycling team does not guarantee Cycling Association of Yukon (CAY) and/or high performance program funding.

CAY reserves the right to modify the 2022 Canada Summer Games Team Yukon cycling athlete selection criteria as it deems necessary where a criteria for the selection is no longer deemed appropriate. In the event that the selection criteria is modified, CAY will post an announcement on our website announcing the changes.

Athletes can try out for and be selected for both the mountain bike and road team.


Mountain bike

  • Canada Summer Games competition dates: August 8 to 12, 2022
  • Races: Cross-country, relay and sprint
  • Participants: 3 female, 3 male

6 is the maximum mountain bike team size. CAY reserves the right to alter team size due to non-performance, lack of commitment to training/racing or unacceptable behavior at training, races and outside competitions.

Age limits

  • Athletes must be between 16 and 21 years of age as of December 31, 2022 (year of birth: 2006 to 2001).
  • If there are fewer than 3 female athletes 16 to 21 years of age, then athletes who are 22 to 24 years old may be considered.
  • Athletes born in 2007 who hold a CAY Youth UCI race licence may compete if CAY applies to and gains permission from Cycling Canada, and if the athlete meets race time standards.

Equipment requirements

  • Clipless pedals are required to participate in the Canada Summer Games.
  • Although not a requirement, a cross-country focused mountain bike will be an asset at the Canada Summer Games.

For further information, refer to the 2022 Canada Summer Games Cycling: Mountain Bike Technical Package.

Eligibility criteria

Athletes must:

  • Participate in 2 races. Athletes will be scored on their best time/result across 2 events, including the following:
    • 1 2022 Yukon-based Canada Summer Games trials mountain bike race sanctioned by Cycling Association of Yukon.
      • June 4 to 5.
    • 1 other 2022 mountain bike race, whether in or outside of the Yukon.
      • CAY will plan to organize an event in Yukon during June or July.
      • We also recommend the Canadian XCO Mountain Bike Championships (July 23 to 24).
    • 2 is the minimum number of races. CAY also encourages potential team members to participate in other cycling competitions whenever possible.
  • Demonstrate the ability to consistently ride features that are found on XCO courses on an athlete's chosen race bike.
  • Attend 6 training sessions with the Yukon Mountain Bike Team before the 2022 Canada Summer Games.
  • With assistance from the Yukon Mountain Bike Team head coach, create, participate in and follow a 2022 training plan. If an athlete already has their own coach, they will review this plan with the Team Yukon coach.
  • Train on their mountain bike, road bike and in other sports (such as running, skiing, swimming and team sports) to ensure sufficient preparation.
  • After the 2022 riding and race season starts, ride with other potential mountain bike team athletes and skilled adults a minimum of 5 days per week.
  • Demonstrate good behaviour and understand that athletes represent the Yukon at all times. Unsportsmanlike behaviour will not be tolerated from either athletes or parents. If necessary, a performance bond will be required if behaviour is a concern to CAY. This bond will be based on the cost of a return air travel ticket at the athlete's expense. Refer to the Team Yukon handbook for more information.

Questions about mountain bike athlete selection criteria

If you have questions, contact our mountain bike head coach Hudson Lucier at Hudson.Lucier.Pro@gmail.com.


Road

  • Canada Summer Games competition dates: August 16 to 20, 2022
  • Races: Individual time trial, road, criterium
  • Participants: 5 female, 4 male

9 is the maximum road team size. CAY reserves the right to alter team size due to non-performance, lack of commitment to training/racing or unacceptable behavior at training, races and outside competitions.

Age limits

  • Athletes must be between 16 and 21 years of age as of December 31, 2022 (year of birth: 2006 to 2001).
  • If there are fewer than 4 female athletes 16 to 21 years of age, then athletes who are 22 to 24 years old may be considered.
  • Athletes born in 2007 who hold a CAY Youth UCI race licence may compete if CAY applies to and gains permission from Cycling Canada, and if the athlete meets race time standards.

Equipment requirements

  • 1 road bike is allowed. Some parts of the bike can be changed from each event to another such as wheels, handlebars and pedals, but the frame must remain the same across all events.
  • Athlete bikes are required to be in excellent mechanical condition with a 10 or 11 speed cassette. There are no gear restrictions for Canada Summer Games. If Team Yukon does not have aerobars that fit an athlete's bike, they must buy their own.

For further information, refer to the 2022 Canada Summer Games Cycling: Road Technical Package.

Eligibility criteria

Athletes must:

  • Participate in 7 mandatory races. Athletes will be scored on their best results from 2 time trials, 2 road races and 2 criteriums.
    • 2022 Yukon Energy Road Championships (All events: individual time trial, road race and criterium).
      • June 10 to 12.
    • 1 2022 Yukon multi-day stage race (All events: individual time trial, road race and hillclimb).
    • 1 other 2022 criterium.
      • There will be a weekly criterium series; dates to be announced.
    • 1 2022 road race outside of Yukon.
      • We are planning to attend the BC Provincial Road Championships (May 28 to 29) and Future Champions Camp (June 30 to July 3). If an athlete cannot attend these events, similar races outside Yukon can be considered with prior consultation with the Team Yukon road head coach.
    • 7 is the minimum number of races. CAY also encourages potential team members to participate in other cycling competitions whenever possible.
  • After the 2022 riding and race season starts, ride with other potential road team athletes and skilled adults a minimum of 5 days per week to build team tactics and cohesion. If unable to attend all sessions, some training may be done individually in consultation with the Team Yukon road head coach.
  • With assistance from the Team Yukon road head coach, create, participate in and follow a 2022 training plan. If an athlete already has their own coach, they will review this plan with the Team Yukon coach.
  • Commit to regularly maintain a training diary including date, type, duration, description and weekly training volume to be shared with the road head coach bi-weekly.
  • Demonstrate good behaviour and understand that athletes represent the Yukon at all times. Unsportsmanlike behaviour will not be tolerated from either athletes or parents. If necessary, a performance bond will be required if behaviour is a concern to CAY. This bond will be based on the cost of a return air travel ticket at the athlete's expense. Refer to the Team Yukon handbook for more information.

Athlete selection

Based on time standards for races

Athletes must be able to race at the minimum average speed in an individual time trial, road race and criterium. Athletes will be ranked according to their average race speed in relation to the time standards, from fastest to slowest.

Based on results and by committee choice

Team selection:

  1. Winner on Overall Points
  2. Second on Overall Points
  3. Committees choice
  4. Committees choice

Performance, participation, commitment and behavior in training/practices/races will factor into an athlete's selection to Team Yukon.

Up to 2 reserves will be nominated as Committees Choice.

Optional race and training events

There will be other Yukon road cycling events that potential team members will be encouraged to race in but these will not impact athlete selection. For example, Kluane Chilkat International Bike Relay and Southern Lakes Gran Fondo.

A multi-day road team training camp is being organized and will be held in June 2022. Dates to be announced.

Questions about road athlete selection criteria

If you have questions, contact our road head coach Trena Irving at trenairving@gmail.com.


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