Support for Victorian Representation at the 2020 CA Junior Road Nationals

Support for Victorian Representation at the 2020 CA Junior Road Nationals

10Sep2020

Due to COVID-19 restrictions the decision has been made not to stage the 2020 Victorian Junior Road Championships, therefore a State Team will not be announced. In lieu of this Cycling Victoria will provide limited support to competitors who participate.

Cycling Victoria now calls for expressions of interest from Junior (J15/17 age categories) riders who seek to participate at the 2020 Junior Road National Championships in Wagga Wagga between the 20th - 22nd November.

The goal is to provide support and a satisfying experience for our Victorian junior cyclists that is positive, inclusive and exciting within this period of uncertainty.

This is subject to Government requirements being satisfied, restrictions being sufficiently eased and Cycling Australia indicating (by 1st October) if the Championships will be conducted or cancelled.

Newly appointed 2020-2021 State Team Coaches, Jaime Gooding (Track) and William Howard (Road) along with Geoff Diamond and Cam McFarlane are formulating plans to continue and expand on the SDDS program and broader Junior development as and when permitted. 

 

State Team Management will be provided by a designated Team Manager (to be determined from the pool of those willing and able to attend).

This person shall

  • Offer support to all Victorian junior cyclists and schedule race recon activities, race day coaching and management support
  • be provided with a Cycling Victoria branded marques, race nutrition and mechanical support equipment and tools
  • have use of the Bayside Skoda as the support vehicle and be provided accommodation and a meals per diem

 

Junior Athletes

  • each Victorian Junior participant will receive Cycling Victoria Team T-shirt

 

Provisional Schedule:

  • Wednesday – TT Recon Ride
  • Thursday – Road Race Recon Ride / Team Manager attends Permanence & Managers Meeting
  • Friday – ITT
  • Saturday – Road Race
  • Sunday - Criterium

 

How this will work:

  • Junior (J15/17) riders email their EOI registering their interest to be endorsed
  • Junior (J15/17) riders to pay their own entry fee and expenses
  • There will be no State Team rider levy issued
  • Team Coach(es) are available for advice in the lead-up to the Junior Road National Championships
  • Virtual Team Camps and small group gatherings to bring back the sense of a team and community
  • Team Management develops and communicates the schedule to all Victorian riders
  • The Junior Road Selectors  may select up to four riders per event to compete in the Victorian kit

 

Please send an email of your expression of interest via email to craig.eastwood@cycling.org.au by 5pm Friday 25th September.