Scottish Cycling is pleased to announce that it has several road racing development opportunities for Junior riders to represent Scotland in 2017.
The events listed below will be fully supported by Scottish Cycling and give juniors the opportunity to progress their overall racing development, under the guidance of the performance coaching team, including; race planning, preparation & recovery, pre/post-race personal organisation, the performance approach to team-work, racing tactics & feedback and dealing successfully with the pressure of top competition.
These opportunities include the Youth Commonwealth Games for both boys and girls, the other events are for boys only.
|Tuesday May 23||Tour Series Motherwell (up to 5 boys)|
|Thursday May 25||Tour Series Aberdeen (up to 5 boys)|
|Saturday May 27||Tour Series Durham (up to 5 boys)|
|Sunday June 4||Junior CiCle Classic (4 boys)|
|Mon 17 – Sun 23 July||Youth Commonwealth Games (2 girls & 2 boys)|
|Fri 25 – Mon 28 Aug||Junior Tour of Wales (4 boys)|
The selection criteria for the Commonwealth Games event is already published here and selection for the remaining events will use a similar performance based criteria. Any racing results open to juniors will be assessed for selection, with riders being selected around 4-6 weeks prior to each event.
Gary Coltman, Scottish Cycling Head of Performance said:
“The chance to represent Scotland is a fantastic opportunity for Junior riders, not only in developing as bike racers, but in their race preparation and recovery, organisation and professionalism in quite often high pressured environments. We have recently provided opportunities on the track and in recognising the importance of developing across both disciplines; we are delighted to be able to commit resources to attend the above events – all of which will provide exciting and challenging opportunities for ambitious juniors to further develop”.