Six titles won at Youth Provincial Road Champs

Tripleshot Cycling Club youth racing team brought home six championship titles in the team’s 12 medals from the 2016 Provincial Youth Road Championships in Penticton (June 10-12).

Over 120 youth from around the province came out to ride through the full gamut of weather conditions, persevering through a cold, wet time trial on Friday, a criterium beseiged by thunderstorms on Saturday, and a sun-drenched road race on Sunday.

U15 girls podium_2016 Road Provs

Toria (c), Megan (l)

Of the 19 youth riders representing Tripleshot, six provincial title were brought home: Time Trial: Toria Kalyniuk (U15) and Sarah Van Dam (U17); Crit: Sarah Van Dam & Riley Pickrell (U17), Erin Attwell (U19); Road: Megan Barnes (U13). And many others added podium performances:

Riley and others_2016 Road Provs crit

Riley in crit

Aedan Crocker_2016 Provincial Road

Aedan in TT

Erin and sarah_2016 road provs crit

Erin and Sarah in Crit

  • Toria Kalyniuk placed 1st overall in U15: 3rd in the RR, 7th on the crit
  • Megan Barnes was 2nd overall in U15:2nd in the U15 TT and the crit
  • Aedan Crocker placed 2nd overall in U15: 2nd in the crit and 3rd in the TT and RR
  • Erin Attwell placed 3rd overall in U19: 3rd in TT and RR

“What was notable this year was a higher level of strategy, especially in the criterium races where Tripleshot riders were initiating the winning moves, supporting teammates and learning to attack at just the right moments ,” said Lister Farrar, head coach of the program. “Both myself and assistant coaches Bryson Bowers and Matt Patriquin were incredibly proud of this team that worked together – including Taro waiting for Riley when he fell in the road race – in all of the events to support their teammates achieve their goals.”

Rounding out the team, many of whom placed in the top 10 were: Adam Attwell, Casey Garrison, Connor Bosenberg, Ethan Pauly, Nick Frankenberger, Jack Boden, Lachlan Fraser, Remy Garrison, Sage Parikh-Steed, Taro Laframboise, Tomas Kalyniuk and Thomas Hill.



Youth Team Development

Tripleshot Youth Team Benefits from 

Bridge the Gap National Youth Cycling Club Development Initiative

VANCOUVER, BC (Feb 27, 2015) - Since its launch in 2013, Global Relay’s Bridge the Gap Fund has played an integral role in the development Canadian road cyclists by assisting over a dozen riders in obtaining professional trade team contracts. However, in their ongoing search for up and coming talent, the board members of the fund determined that while Canada produces some exceptional young riders, there is no systematic development pathway of getting large numbers of kids involved in the sport of cycling. In response, the Fund has launched the National Youth Cycling Club Development Initiative, a pilot program to seed and develop youth cycling clubs in Canada. Continue reading