Cycling Canada is committed to athlete long-term development. Our programs begin in conjunction with the Provincial/Territorial Sporting Organizations (PTSOs) at the Advancement Pool level and work towards producing international performers at the Elite Pool level.
Throughout the pipeline, Cycling Canada aims to develop smarter, more prepared, resilient athletes who stay engaged with the sport in the long-term. This is accomplished through stage appropriate world-class, targeted coaching and training interventions as well as meaningful racing opportunities.
The four recognized Cycling Canada Performance Pools are depicted below:
The Prospect Pool and Elite Pool are the focus for National team activity and the associated athlete lists are published annually in November. A breakdown of these pools is as follows:
It should be noted that Independent athletes (Prospect Pool) and Affiliate athletes (Elite Pool) are athletes who operate outside of the traditional National Team Programs. These athletes are:
- Eligible for selection to Major Games and World Championship teams; and
- Eligible for carding.
If you have any questions regarding Cycling Canada’s Development programs, please feel free to contact Lead NextGen Coach Jenny Trew.