"I have never met a coach with such dedication and passion towards his athletes."
- Max Plaxton
cycling, athlete, willock, amiri

PCC Head Coach Houshang Amiri chosen as Olympic Torch Bearer

February 04, 2010

cycling, athlete, willock, amiri

Houshang Amiri with PCC athletes Erinne Willock and Max Plaxton



Pacific Cycling Centre Head Coach Houshang Amiri will be carrying the Olympic Torch tomorrow, just seven days prior to the start of the Olympic Games.

Amiri will be running with the Olympic torch on Government Road in Squamish, BC at 10.38 am, PST, Friday February 5. “I am extremely honoured and proud to be part of the torch relay, it is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” he said. Amiri has coached athletes for the 2000 and 2004 summer Olympic Games and was coach to the National Mountain Bike Team in Beijing in 2008.

Two of his PCC athletes Erinne Willock and Max Plaxton also had the experience of carrying the Olympic Torch last October in Victoria, when they cycled with the torch attached to their bikes.


cycling, athlete, willock, amiri
cycling, athlete, willock, amiri
June 05, 2017
Fowlow a winner in Dallas Rd TT
more >
cycling, athlete, willock, amiri
June 02, 2017
Besler named to Junior Track Worlds
more >
cycling, athlete, willock, amiri
May 31, 2017
PCC Athletes at BC Champs
more >
cycling, athlete, willock, amiri

National Team Riders and coaches at the 2008 Olympics

cycling, athlete, willock, amiri
cycling, athlete, willock, amiri

Rob Britton, Tyler Trace and Dave brooks getting ready to mountain bike during a 2008 winter training camp