October 10, 2012 – Kurt Van de Wouwer from Lotto-Belisol said, “Lotto-Belisol is happy to confirm that Benjamin Perry will be part of the U23 team in 2013. Benjamin did very well in his races in Europe, and gave a very good impression in the UCI race Leige-La Gleize.
Next year he will get the opportunity to develop his capacities with a solid international racing program, Benjamin was developed through the CHCH National Cycling Centre Hamilton – Canada, and we look forward to seeing more of these young riders that develop through that program when they come to race.”
Back in Ontario Canada – President and Coaching Director of CHCH National Cycling Centre Hamilton was ecstatic when he heard the news, “We could not be happier for Ben, he is a product of the system that has been created here in Ontario, and he exemplifies the ‘character’ of our program, and he has embraced our ethos of leaving nothing on the road. He trains very hard under the watchful eye of our Head Coach – Rick Lee.
One of the mandates of the Centre is to develop and manage the career pathways of young athletes, and we know that we have many more young riders, both male and female that is currently in our ‘system’ who will take the step into an International racing career.