“What has impressed me most over the time I have worked with Houshang is his continual commitment to building and developing young Canadian talent within the sport of cycling.”
- Svein Tuft
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Micaiah Besler named to Junior Track Worlds

June 02, 2017

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Micaiah Besler with Houshang Amiri at the Junior Track Nationals



PCC coached athlete Micaiah Besler has been named to the Junior Track Worlds Team. The team will compete at the UCI Junior Track Cycling World Championships in Montichiari, Italy, between August 23rd and 27th.

Micaiah – from Saskatchewan – has been coached by Houshang Amiri for just over a year, when she enrolled into the SCA HP program he was running with Sask Cycling in 2016. Over the last 12 months she was shown her worth, making the podium at a number of races. But in April she showed her true potential when she won five medals at the Junior National Track Championships including two national titles – the first ever Saskatchewan cyclist to achieve this on track. She won Gold in the Madison and Team Pursuit, Silver in the Points race and Bronze in the Team Sprint and Elimination Race.

“Micaiah’s work ethic and her ability to perform on demand puts her front of her competitors,” says Amiri. “As well as her communication skills and providing timely feedback, and by sending me her power files and training logs, this helps me to make relevant adjustments to her program.”

“I am super excited and thankful to have this opportunity to represent Canada in Italy this summer,” says Micaiah. “I know that I am going to learn and grow so much as a cyclist through this experience.”

At the worlds she will be joined by her TaG Racing team mate Maggie Coles-Lyster, with whom she won the gold in the Madison.

Asked about her training plan leading to the worlds, she said. “I will continue to follow the training plan my coach Houshang has prepared for me. He is so knowledgeable and experienced and I have faith in his coaching.”

Micaiah was recently profiled on Global News in Saskatchewan, prior to the selection. See the video here:

http://globalnews.ca/video/3484854/saskatchewan-athlete-pedals-onto-national-cycling-scene


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