Jeff - and 2017 Juve Track in Review
The easy to find black and whites of the Juventus track team put together another banner year in 2017!
The year started in Burnaby with the Western Canadian Challenge and 5 Juventus riders (Matt, Chris, Annie, Lukas and Zac) showing that even if your track is covered in snow, you can still go fast!
These young guns, along with Mikael, Alex, Ngaire, Jack, Sam N, Sam B, Nic, and Cheyenne (who was also selected for the World Cup Short Track Speed-skating Team!) did a lot of racing at our own Track League!, School's Out Dash, Trackfest, and Youth Provincials . This group is keen and growing! They are racing on the road/track and mountain - learning and enjoying the ride, with the successes, mishaps, and friendships etc. that come with the fun. Some are enhancing their Juventus training with an AVRA component.
The slightly more ‘seasoned’ group continues to develop, with many masters moving up the Track League! rankings. Nine Juve riders competed at Elite/Master Nationals and several had medal performances. Success inspires, and we continue to see more master age riders jumping over the rail!
Provincially we had a big crew in Calgary for the Alberta Track Champs. Juniors in with the elites; masters racing elite - Gail raced with elite women and medalled, while Zac and Scott owned the Madison win! (link to article about Provincials)
Of utmost importance was a total domination of the sportsman/fried chicken class at the TTT provincial super championships! In the process, Adam, Scott, Dylan and Jeff all put in one of their longest road rides of the year*..
Our national team athletes are continuing to progress well and work their way up the ladder! Do take a minute and appreciate the breadth and depth of this…
Evan - Team Race Clean, Nationals IP 4th, Madison GOLD!, Team Pursuit GOLD!, Omnium 8th. Geneva 4 day super fun1 with wins and placings.
Stefan - Selected for his first elite racing - World Cup Cali. Developing, and has been seen going extremely fast. Crash issues, but is back at it and you will be seeing him on form soon.
Ross Wilson - 2 x Para World Champion in March, Individual Pursuit GOLD! & 1 km TT GOLD (butterdome starts for the Win!) . Ross was also to Road World Champs in South Africa, 2nd in ITT; He is looking to Tokyo 2020
Kinley - World Cup Cali Team Pursuit Bronze!; Pan Am Team pursuit GOLD!, Individual Pursuit SILVER!; World Cup Pruszkow Team Pursuit SILVER!, Madison 5th ; National Pursuit GOLD!, Omnium SILVER!, Team Pursuit SILVER!, Madison BRONZE. Part of the Women’s endurance Olympic Pool. Watch for big(ger) things in 2018!
Devaney - NextGen, Pan Am Team Pursuit GOLD! (with Kinley, 50% Juve!); Nationals Omnium 6, Team sprint SILVER!.
Adam and Scott - top class prep (50% of the sportsman superchampionship team of the world!)
Scott stepped up and held the Juventus Invitational Track meet, where everyone was invited. Lino Bovo and the Edmonton International City Championships ran concurrently this year, giving the younger folks a year end party, and the Elites&Masters some pre-nationals competition.
Now it’s back on the rollers through the snow season - Wednesday and Sunday! The kids are getting faster… better hurry up!
See you at the track!