August 27, 2013 (Ancaster, Ontario) – The CHCH National Cycling Centre Hamilton (NCCH) in association with the City of Hamilton and the Ontario Cycling Association (OCA) are once again bringing Ontario Youth Cup racing back to the community. The eighth and final event on the 2013 racing calendar takes place on September 7th over the rolling hills of Ancaster.
“I would like to invite everyone to celebrate the future of Canadian Cycling at the 2013 Ontario Youth Cup Championships” says Lloyd Fairbairn, President and Coaching Director at the NCCH”.
This is the second year that this event has been hosted by the NCCH in Ancaster. It promises to be an exciting day of racing, and an opportunity to watch Ontario’s future champions in action.
“With the weeks ticking down, all of us here at the OCA are extremely excited to see the Youth Road Cup Series Championship back in Hamilton” says Greg Rawson, Sport Coordinator for the OCA.
The event will attract between 100 to 200 youth racers enjoying the thrill of road racing. The 16 race card will be split into 8 time trial races and 8 road races in 4 categories. Racing starts at 9:30am to 2:25pm with the podium presentations taking place at 3:45pm at Morgan Firestone Arena. The winners will receive custom Youth Cup Champion jerseys from the OCA. The Youth Cup series was created by the OCA to address a gap in youth cycling for riders between the ages of 9 and 16.
About The NCCH CHCH National Cycling Centre Hamilton is a not-for-profit corporation created as legacy organization following the very successful 2003 UCI World Road Cycling Championships in Hamilton Ontario. The Centre is one of five nationally recognized cycling centres in Canada and is responsible for identifying, recruiting, testing, coaching and training high performance and development athletes in the Province of Ontario. The Centre is formally partnered with the Canadian Cycling Association, the Ontario Cycling Association, the City of Hamilton and McMaster University. Since its creation in 2005, the Centre has assisted over 22 athletes win medals at National Championships and/or become members of the Canadian National Cycling Team.
About The OCA The OCA will be a leading organization which provides opportunities for personal excellence by developing, delivering and promoting quality programs and services for existing and future members in the sport of cycling. Its mandate includes Athlete Development, Participation Programs, Coach, Official and Leader Development, Club Development, Competition Programs, Governance and Administration.