October 06, 2015 (Ottawa, ON) – Cycling Canada is pleased to announce a newly formed partnership with Global Relay’s Bridge The Gap Fund program, with the objective to help develop young cyclists in their quest to reach professional cycling.
In 2015, the Global Relay’s Bridge The Gap Fund program helped 23 athletes throughout the season. The full list of 2015 supported athletes, which includes many reigning Canadian Champions, can be found here.
Supported by Global Relay, the Bridge The Gap Fund program was launched in 2012 with the goal to support the development of cyclists from youth to professional ranks. It includes on its board some of Canada’s top cyclists such as Svein Tuft, Ryan Anderson, Will Routley, Erinne Willock and Andrew Pinfold.
“I am thrilled to have Global Relay’s Bridge the Gap partner with Cycling Canada and work together to support our young elite riders as well as helping to grow the base of the development pyramid with our youth club seeding program. I’m confident that our partnership will help foster sustainable and long term international success for the sport of cycling in Canada,” said Andrew Pinfold, Chair of the Board.
As an official partner of Cycling Canada, the Global Relay’s Bridge The Gap Fund will mainly collaborate and support National Team activities and seek to foster relationships between Cycling Canada and trade team stakeholders who support Canadian athletes.
Applications for the Global Relay’s Bridge the Gap program, both individual athlete assistance and youth development club, can be found here.