“I soon realized that Houshang was just as much a life coach as a cycling coach.”
- Tyler Hansen
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PCC Athletes Sweep the Podium at Weekend Races

June 01, 2010

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Pacific Cycling Centre (PCC) athletes swept the podium at a number of races this past weekend including the Robert W. Cameron Law Cycling Series in Victoria, BC and the Mellow Johnny’s Classic in Dripping Springs, Texas.

PCC women dominated the Bear Mountain Hill Climb on Friday May 28, a gruelling three kilometre time trial up a mountain to start off the series. PCC athletes Erinne Willock (Webcors) finished first, Megan Rathwell (Aviawest/Blue) was second, Shailie Sanbrooks (Russ Hays) took third, followed by Andrea Bunnin (Devo) in fourth place. Rob Britton (Bissell Pro Cycling), a long-time athlete of PCC Head Coach Houshang Amiri, finished second on the men’s side.

“The key to my success this weekend and in any race is the result of what I do for training and preparation,” says Erinne Willock. “Houshang works very hard on my training schedule to make sure I’m fit and fast for the races and of course also recovered enough to perform at my best ability.”

At the Sooke Classic Road Race on May 29, Willock demonstrated her dominance again, finishing first on the women’s side in the 90 km distance. Jamie Sparling (Total Restoration), another long-time PCC athlete, finished third in the elite men’s 140 km road race, which had difficult conditions this year with rain, wind and cold.

The series capped off with the Bastion Square Grand Prix, where Willock narrowly missed a clean sweep by finishing 2nd at this event. PCC athlete Tyler Trace (Trek Red Truck) won the criterium and a La-Z-Boy recliner from the title sponsor.

Max Plaxton (Team Sho-Air), Pacific Cycling Centre’s mountain bike specialist, won the Mellow Johnny Spring Classic pro XC race held May 29-30 in Texas.

“All of our athletes are so committed and have great teams supporting them, which helped them to perform and race well at home,” says Amiri. “The Cameron Cycling Series was very well organized and having cycling legends Gary Fisher, Alison Sydor, and Ryder Hesjedal present was an enormous inspiration to all athletes and cycling fans.”

Pacific Cycling Centre trains top Olympic and world champion cyclists in all levels including elite, masters, juniors and age-group athletes in mountain bike, road, track and multi-sport.


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