CANADIAN CYCLING ASSOCIATION HONORS CYCLING’S BEST
2010 CCA Awards recipients unveiled
(January 18, 2011 – Ottawa, ON) The Canadian Cycling Association (CCA) is pleased to unveil its 2010 Award recipients, rewarding the outstanding dedication and commitment from the members of the Canadian cycling community.
“These awards recognize the talented and dedicated cycling community we have in Canada. The contributions of event organizers, coaches and officials along with the commitment of our many volunteers and our membership is what strengthens cycling in Canada, said Greg Mathieu, chief executive officer and secretary general of the Canadian Cycling Association. “It is always a difficult task to select a few individuals and events from such a large pool of qualified and deserving candidates. These people and organisations have all contributed to the excellent year Canadian cycling enjoyed in 2010.”
Recipients were honoured in various categories:
· Organizer of the Year, for each cycling sport
· Official of the Year
· Provincial Organization of the Year (Torchy Peden trophy)
· Builder of the Year
· Best Junior Cyclist of the Year (Russ Copeland award)
· President’s trophy
CCA ORGANIZER OF THE YEAR FOR 2010
Road: Grand Prix ProTour Québec, QC – Serge Arsenault
Mountain Bike: UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Championships, Mont-Sainte-Anne, QC –Gestev Inc.
Track: National Championships, Bromont, QC – Sylvain Richard
BMX: National Championships, Airdrie, AB – Airdrie BMX
Para-cycling: UCI Para-Cycling Road World Championships, Baie Comeau, QC – Paramanic International
Cyclocross: Jim Horner Cyclo Cross Grand Prix, AB – Juventus Cyclocross
OFFICIAL OF THE YEAR: Kevin MacCuish
The Official of year is awarded to Kevin MacCuish of British Columbia for his contributions as an international MTB and BMX Commissaire.
TORCHY PEDEN TROPHY: Province of Québec.
The Torchy Peden Trophy recognizes the province which demonstrated overall success in membership, efficiency of operation and administration.
RUSS COPELAND AWARD (Top Junior rider): Lauren Rosser and Tory Nyhaug
World Junior Downhill Champion Lauren Rosser for her gold medal performance at Mont-Ste-Anne this past August, along with BMX rider Tory Nyhaug for his performances in the Elite category in Super Cross international events while still a junior.
PRESIDENT’S TROPHY: Tara Whitten
Whitten is rewarded for her World Champion performances in both the Omnium and Points Race at the UCI Track World Championships held in Copenhagen, Denmark.
BUILDER OF THE YEAR: Luc Arseneau (Dieppe, New Brunswick)
Luc completed his term as Chair of the CCA’s High Performance Committee in 2010. He continued the development of riders from Atlantic Canada at the Dieppe, NB Training Centre and also served as a member of the Board of Coaches of Canada. Luc is also a lead contributor to the CCA’s Long Term Athlete Development initiatives.
CCA SERVICE PIN
5 years: Luc Arseneau - NB
ATHLETE RECOGNITION FOR 2010
UCI TRACK WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2010
Gold Medal - Omnium
Gold Medal - Points Race
UCI PARACYCLING ROAD WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2010
Robbie Weldon / Lyne Bessette
Gold Medal – Tandem Road Race
Silver Medal – Tandem Time Trial
Geneviève Oullet / Emilie Roy
Bronze Medal – Tandem Road Race
Bronze Medal – Tandem Time Trial
Silver Medal – Road Race (C4)
Bronze Medal – Individual Time Trial (C4)
Bronze Medal – Individual Time Trial (H1)
Bronze Medal – Road Race (H3)
UCI ROAD WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2010
Bronze Medal – U23 Road Race
UCI MOUNTAIN BIKE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2010
Gold Medal – Junior Downhill
Silver Medal – Elite Downhill
UCI MOUNTAIN BIKE WORLD CUP OVERALL STANDING 2010
1st Overall – Cross Country
The Canadian Cycling Association is the governing body for competitive cycling in Canada. Founded in 1882, the CCA aims to create and sustain an effective system that develops talented Canadian cyclists to achieve Olympic, Paralympic and World Championship medal performances.
With the vision to be a leading competitive cycling nation by 2020 celebrating enhanced international success, increased national participation and world class event hosting, the CCA manages the National teams, hosts national and international events, and administers community programs to promote Cycling in Canada. For more information, please visit: www.canadian-cycling.com.
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