One of the main purposes of the talent pathway is to support the development of a pool of bike riders over several years that can transition to the Olympic Performance Pool and compete for the National Team at the international stage.
Cycling Canada Pathway
This is the interface between competition and high-performance sports. In this stage we track regional and national championship results and aim to help develop a pool of young riders both on and off the bike through a series of camps, while giving them a glimpse of what NextGen and the Junior National Team are like.
This is our cycling academy. The aim of the NextGen program is to develop bike riders on and off the bike to become elite cyclists. Top graduates from NextGen can transition to the Olympic Performance Pool.
Olympic Performance Pool
This is the pool of riders out of which selections for races such as the World Championships and Olympics are made. Athletes in this pool are either full time in Cycling Canada programming or professional cyclists at trade teams that come in to Cycling Canada programming regularly.
Transfer to cycling
There are multiple ways to become a professional cyclist and National Team rider – some of our most successful athletes and Olympic medalists have transferred from other sports.
- If you are an international or Olympic level athlete interested in becoming a cyclist, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If you are a high school or collegiate athlete interested in any cycling sport, we encourage you to sign up for RBC Training Ground and e-mail email@example.com regarding your participation and preferred cycling sport.
- If you are an elite high school athlete interested in cycling, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will connect you with outstanding development centers and coaches in your region.