Team Pursuit is an extremely technical event to race. It's a given that a rider needs a strong endurance engine. Solid speed is another ingredient. After that, you'll need to be really smooth on the track - consistent, reliable and predictable - a good wheel. These are the bare essentials required to learn the art of Team Pursuit.
The NextGen Canadian Men have been working and learning together for over a year, and race after race improve on their World Cup results. At top speed and effort, the skill needed to time exchanges is critical and develops only with much practice. World Cup II is on in Cambridge, New Zealand from Dec. 3 - 6, and Juventus and NextGen rider Evan Burtnik is there training and getting comfortable in the line up. Currently he is one of the team's alternates, but look out for Evan to continue to improve and look to see him racing future World Cups . . .
The team continually practices and reviews its rides. Here, with coach Ian Melvin, they critique a training performance. Oh, and there's Evan's sweet Canadian team LOOK bike just hanging out on the left!
Evan keeps energy up and reps LG. The Canadian track skin suit zips up the back, so its sometimes tricky to look completely put together. Working with the NextGen men, Evan always gives his best effort, continues to hone his skills, and will be ready when Ian includes him in the line up. Stay tuned!