WHHAAAAATTTT! In case you haven’t noticed yet, Edmonton is home to a new World Champion! Juventus’ Stefan Ritter just won a Gold Medal in the Junior Men’s Kilo. Stefan’s result highlights a summer where three of Juventus’ Juniors headed to the World Championships.
However, heading to the World Championships is very expensive, so Juventus has organized a fundraiser, happening Saturday, July 23, alongside this weekend’s Track Provincial Championships to help cover some of the costs that these promising athletes (and their families) are incurring to pursue cycling at the highest level.
Interested in going? Check out all the details here. This is a great opportunity for us to support our cycling community and get these crazy fast juniors to the next level!
Pardon my brevity, but I’m sitting on a couch (wishing I was napping) and completely cracked after a busy BC Superweek. On that Superweek note, we had two riders (Mark and Micah) flying the Velocity Colours out there and another two (Myself and Terra) club members in different colours crushing it out there all week. I’m proud to say that makes Velocity CC the most well represented Alberta club at Superweek! Interested in seeing the full results? Check them out right here.
UPDATED! – Saturday and Sunday Route Maps now posted
A few of us Velo riders are doing the tour on Sunday 24th, 160km.
Shorter distances are available 100km or 50km.
We would like to have a Velo crew to do it as a group. Registration and details are here:
Terra has been racing incognito (she’s guest riding with Glotman Simpson) at BC Superweek. Photo by Geoff Wickstrom
Anyone want to guess what happened this weekend? We raced bikes! And not only did we race bikes, we had some pretty impressive results while doing it both at the Alberta Provincial Championships and at BC Superweek.
Ben Perry, the winner of the Tour of Alberta King of the Mountains Jersey last year, is in Edmonton for a few days and will be leading a ride this Thursday from Transcend Coffee in Garneau at 6:30. This is not a Velocity Cycle Club Event, so everyone is welcome!
To make room for all of you folks to do more riding, there will not be a meeting for the month of July. Please watch for announcements regarding the August meeting, and in the meantime please feel free to contact any of our board members if you have any questions.
UPDATE: Route maps for Sunday, July 10th are updated!
A whole pile of racing this weekend! We don’t have a results for every race, but I do know that Shane snagged a 3rd in the Cat 3 race and Micah earned 6th in Cat 1/2 in the PRW Road Race. We’ll post more results when we have them, but for right now, congratulations to everyone who raced!