Ottawa, ON (October 1st, 2020) – Cycling Canada is pleased to announce the launch of its NextGen program for the 2021 season. The NextGen program, which is open to all Olympic and Paralympic disciplines, is designed to rapidly accelerate the training and development of each athlete by exposing them to a world-class training environment under the guidance of expert coaches and staff with the goal of raising the bar for what is possible.
The athlete selection process is open to all Canadian riders and will take place in October, with athletes being notified of their selection by the end of the month. Interested athletes are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the programs listed below and to contact the relevant coach with an expression of interest or any questions they may have.
“The coaching and staff expertise that we have at Cycling Canada is truly exceptional,” said Jenny Trew, Cycling Canada’s NextGen Lead Coach. “The strength that we bring to our NextGen programs through expert collaboration allows us to capitalize on our collective strengths both through and across all programs. I am excited to build an even stronger and tighter Canadian cycling community that will raise the expectations and standards of what is possible for our athletes. We aim to empower athletes with the training, knowledge, skills and behaviours to maximize their performances on the world stage.”
Since its inception in 2014, Cycling Canada’s NextGen program has developed a tradition of success with graduates moving into National Team Elite programs. With athletes such as Ariane Bonhomme and Nick Wammes officially set to take the stage in Tokyo, the program has successfully proved that it can springboard athletes to the top level of the sport.