TripleShot leaves its mark on Cycling BC record books for 2014
CBC’s Provincial Awards night, the first in five years, kicked off with awards for cycling clubs and the chain-ring style medals presented to club coach Lister Farrar were just the beginning of a hardware collection for the club.
Tripleshot was awarded the “2014 Road, Track and Cyclocross Club of the Year” and the “Club with the Best Youth Development Focus”, a nod to the talent that has been developing thanks to support from the club and the BC Gaming Commission over the past few years.
Lister received the “Youth Coach of the Year” award and tied with Jeff Ain and Kurt Innes for “Road, Track and Cyclocross Coach of the year”.
And then came the athletes. In attendance in Burnaby, after a challenging Castle Cross event that featured snow, mud and a donkey, were U13 Provincial Track Champion Toria Kalyniuk and U15 Provincial Track Champion Riley Pickrell. Sarah Van Dam was recognized for her U15 Road and Track titles and Lachlan Fraser for U15 Road title.
Riley Pickrell, Lister Farrar and Toria Kalyniuk with their awards.
Jay Lamoureux Joins Red Truck
After weighing several team offers, Jay Lamoureux has joined Team Trek Red Truck for the 2015 season. Jay’s stellar season was capped with a fantastic 3rd place at the National u23 Road Championships (12th overall behind Svein Tuft of the Protour’s Green Edge team), after placing 8th at the Provincial Road Championships, winning the VCL series, setting the second fastest time of the year at Sidney TT. But most of all, Jay has shown he’s a focussed and determined cyclist, sticking to the training plan, through tough weeks and often training on his own. But he also found the time to ride with Tripleshot one or two mornings a week.
Jay joins a growing list of Tripleshot riders who have joined regional, national and continental sponsored teams, including Dylan Cunningham, Adam de Vos, and Anika Todd.
For younger riders wondering what making a team like this means, it’s quite a bit. You don’t get paid, but a lot of expenses are covered. A top -of-the line bike is provided, plus race wheels, travel, entry and license expenses, race food, a team director, tents, trainers, and chairs at notable races. And in Trek Red Truck’s case, athletes are encouraged to stay in school through scholarships of up to $1500.
2014 Provincial Track Championships
Tripleshot riders graced all levels of the podium at the Burnaby velodrome over the Sept. 13-14 weekend, showing the depth of talent developed throughout the summer during the GVVA FastTrack program.
Girl’s U13: Toria Kalyniuk placed 1st overall and teamed up with Olivia Gribbon and Devo’s Lief Rodgers and Lilly Ujfalusi to win the Team Pursuit. Olivia placed 2nd overall. Both girls started track racing this summer.
Girl’s U15: Sarah Van Dam made up for last year’s season-ending broken wrist by placing 1st overall and then claimed the Team Sprint with Casey Garrison and the U17 Team Pursuit with Casey, Erin Attwell and Devo’s Jacquie Cowley. Casey placed second overall.
Boy’s U15: Newcomer Riley Pickrell placed 1st overall and teamed up with Ethan Pauley and Comox Valley’s Issac van der Vliet to win the Team Pursuit and Team Sprint. Ethan placed 3rd overall.
Girls’s U17: Newcomer Erin Attwell showed her chops winning the Elimination, 500m, Flying 200 and Sprints races to finish 2nd overall. She then teamed up with Devo’s Jacquie Cowley to place 2nd in the Team Sprint, and won the Team Pursuit with her younger TS teammates Sarah and Casey. In the match sprint, relative sprint rookie Attwell lost the first of three rides of the bronze medal against Victoria Academy of Cycling’s Holly Simonson. But Erin is nothing if not determined and she listens to coaching suggestions. Second ride, she jumped early, catching Holly off guard with a a good jump…and managed to hold her off at the line. And for the decider, the only sprint medal decided by three rides, Erin jumped earlier than expected and used her fitness to claim the medal. One of the closet matches of the weekend, the race had the whole track watching. Erin is using this success to take a shot at Junior Nationals November 21-23.
Boy’s U17: Newcomer Matt Cairns placed 5th overall, having very recently come to track racing, and teamed up with other rookies Sam Sylven and Tyler Maxwell to take 3rd in the U19 Team Sprint.
Boy’s U19: Newcomer Tyler Maxwell placed 8th overall and took 3rd in the Team Sprint with fellow rookie teammates Sam Sylven and Matt Cairns.
Elite 1/2: Women – Brenna Pauley won the Pursuit, 500m Time Trial and Flying 200, to take second place overall in the Omnium. Jay Lamoureux placed 6th overall in the Omnium.
Jay Lamoureux – Podium at 2014 National Championships
Tripleshot’s Jay Lamoureux capped an amazing season with a third place in U23 at the 2014 National Championships in Lac Megantic, Quebec.
Of the 129 starters, only 39 would finish the race, with all but the first eight more than 17 minutes behind the winner. Overall, Jay finished in 12th position, and in U23 was third behind Benjamin Perry (ON) and Kristoph Dahl (BC). In the ITT, he was 7th in U23, 28th overall and DNF in the crit.
Tripleshot’s alumnus Anika Todd was 3rd in ITT, 6th in the criterium and 21st in the road race. For full coverage, click here
Four New Provincial Youth Champions!
Near perfect racing weather made Cumberland and Courtney the ideal locations for the 2014 BC Youth Road and Time Trial Championships on June 7-8. Eleven TripleShot juniors were part of a record 75 of BC’s top youth racers to set the scene for what was to be some incredible racing on the scenic rural roads, hosted by the Comox Valley Cycling Club.
The Saturday road race saw riders race the challenging 9 km circuit that ended with an up-hill finish where Sarah Van Dam displayed her fitness and strategic acumen, waiting until 50m to go before sprinting past Sophie Ogilvie of Kamloops to win the U15 Girls race.
Toria Kalyniuk, who just started racing this season, had a very gusty ride to finish second in U13 after repeated attacks from two Devo riders with her until the finish.
Griffin Hart was fourth in U13, in the sprint for the win, near the front all race. Newcomer Riley Pickerell was fourth in his first licensed U15 race, finishing second in the sprint for third and honourable mentions to Ethan Pauley (6th), Casey Garrison, Thomas and Talia Hill, Lachlan Fraser, Sage Parikh-Steed and Tomas Kalyniuk, who all raced hard and finished.
Sunday’s TT course followed an undulating 16 km circuit familiar to those who contested the 2013 TTT Provincials. Tripleshot celebrated three top of podium performances: Sarah narrowly claimed her second victory by 5 seconds over Ogilvie, (28:35) and U15 male counterpart Lachlan was also victorious (35.53). Toria won U13 in 31.21 and Griffin was 5th u13 boys in 32.37. Other results in U15 boys came from Riley (4th – 27.20), Ethan (10 – 29.15), Sage (12 – 32.27), Tomas (13 – 32.59).
Robert Cameron Cycling Series – TripleShot Youth and U23
There was lots of argyle flying at the Hotel Zed Time Trial on a perfect summer night along Dallas Road. As club members cheered them on from their marshal positions along the course, they raced the clock, not to mention some kids older than them….and achieved some amazing PBs:
• U17 Girls: Casey Garrison – 2nd; Toria Kalyniuk 3rd
• U17 Boys: Lachlan Fraser – 1st ; Ethan Pauley – 2nd; Tomas Kalyniuk 3rd; Sage Parikh-Steed 4th; Thomas Hill – 5th
Jay Lamoureux was racing in his second Cat 1-2 race after an incredible road race finish at Mutual of Enumclaw, where he finished in the front group after climbing strongly all day. At the Dallas Road time trial, he was 19th finishing in 6:58.6 @ 25 seconds from the winner Craig Richey of Red Truck. Two TS alumni were also racing, Anika Todd (Tibco) took 2nd finishing in 7:33.7 @ 10 seconds from Annie Ewart (Otum), and Adam de Vos (H & R) who finished 13 in 6:55.8 @ 22 seconds.
The Saturday of the Accent Inns Cycling Classic and provincial road championships, the youth riders saved their legs for their provincial championships the following weekend, but the elites had the challenging Metchosin Road course to tackle. Jay represented incredibly well, with no team support, finishing 8th of 55 starters, of which only 26 finished. Adam and Anika both finished 5th in their respective races. With his strong finishes at Enumclaw and Provincials, Jay has his sights set on Nationals in Lac Megantic.
Next up, the Russ Hay’s/Accent Inns Bastion Square Grand Prix. In the youth races, TripleShot youth team won all four races against competition from three other local clubs and riders from Vancouver. Toria won the U13 race, Sarah the U15 race with Casey 2nd, Griffin the U13 boys race with Remy Garrison 4th, and Lachlan won U15 with Ethan 2nd, Riley 3rd, TS member Jack Boden 4th, Thomas 5th, Tomas 6th and Sage 8th. All in all, a hugely successful weekend for the team.
In the elite races, Jay rode cautiously with a broken shoe buckle but kept his place in the pack to finish 17th. Adam was 15th and Anika graced the bronze podium. Omnium results: Anika 3, Adam, 10 and Jay 16.