ABA ANNOUNCE CANADA SUMMER GAMES SELECTION CRITERIA AND PROCEDURE
March 9, 2009
The Canada Summer Games (“CSG”) will take place in Prince Edward Island from August 18-21, 2009. Cyclists must be under 23 years of age and at least 17 years of age as of December 31, 2009, (born 1987-1992) to be considered. A total of six (6) men and six women will be selected and provided full funding for this project.
Events: Events at the Canada Games include Road (Individual Time Trial, Criterium, Road Race) and Mountain Bike (Cross-country). Athletes must compete in all races.
Team Alberta Selection Procedure
Riders will be selected according to total cumulative points earned in the qualification events. A pool of eight (8) athletes will be selected no later than June 23rd. Positions on the team, for both men and women, will be awarded as follows:
1. 1st place – Road points in selection events
2. 1st place – Mountain Bike points in selection events
3. 1st place – Overall combined points (or next best if already selected)
4. 2nd place – Road points (or next best if already selected)
5. Racing Committee Selection
6. Racing Committee Selection
7. Racing Committee Selection
8. Racing Committee Selection
The first 4 athletes will be automatic selections to the CSG Team. The final two (2) athletes will be selected by August 4, 2009 by Racing Committee selection from the four (4) riders remaining n the pool based on performance at team training races.
Selection Events, Categories, and Points
Qualifying Events MTB (XC)
- June 13 – Canada Cup Series # 5 – Edmonton, AB
- June 20 – Canada Cup Series # 6 – Canmore, AB
Qualifying Events (Road)
- May 9 Velocity Road Race – Edmonton, AB
- May 10 Aerobic Power ITT – Edmonton, AB
- May 31 Pigeon Lake Road Race – Pigeon Lake, AB
Team Training Races
- Banff National Park Bike Fest (June 18-19-20- 21)
- Tour de Bowness (August 1 – 3)
All riders must compete in Cat 1/2 and MTB Elite. Riders wishing to compete for team positions can request a temporary upgrade from the Racing Committee. Junior athletes may be granted upgrades upon request after the Velocity Road Race.
Points will be awarded according to the Alberta Cup Schedule for ‘A’ Level events. Overall ties will be broken by performance in the Aerobic Power ITT. If a rider gains selection in more than one category (road, mountain, or overall points), the category in which the rider is selected 1st on points shall take precedence. If a rider qualifies first in more than one category, the category in which the rider earned the highest number of points shall take precedence.