Our racers performed well this past weekend in Milan. We scored a win in the Masters’ 45s (Jim Ignash) and three other Podium places (Masters 35’s, Tony Bruley; Category 3, Paul Skorupskas; Cat 5, Alexander VanLeuven), as well as a number of other placings. We were definitely noticed for our presence and team work. All the details will be posted on our web site shortly.
Race Team: As was reviewed at the Annual meeting, we are putting additional focus on a results oriented race team. The Cat 2/3/Masters team (aka Elite or A team) is about providing a race team within the club for those racers who want to make a more significant committment to achieving team results. Mike Dega is the team captain. As our club riders progress and become more accomplished, they’ll know there is place for them in the same club that helped them develop and will be less likely to look elsewhere to take the next step. The race team wears the same basic jersey, but with slightly different trim and some additional sponsors, Trek and Bontrager.
For those Cat 4,5 racers that have a goal of progressing to at least Cat 3, let Alex Huyghe, Cat 4/5 race captain, know. Lets start identifying those racers and help them achieve their goals. The Cat 2/3/Elite/A team will work with racers who want to step up their performance. We have some limited ability to add racers in 2013, and the more we know about racers’ goals, the better we can plan for 2014. The minimum expectation is achieving Category 3 as well as committing to racing at least 10 races per year (not including training and Waterford) with a focus on achieving team results.
Team O2 / Cadieux Bicycle Club continues to be a great club to learn to race and develop, and welcomes the new and occasional racer. If you’re learning to race, don’t forget to take advantage of the knowledge and experience of the “trackies” in the club. Track Captain Dave Hicken is your starting point contact.