“Houshang has proven time and again that he can take any athlete from the novice level to World Class calibre.”
- Erinne Willock
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Press Releases

Victoria Cycling Team Returns to Competition in 2015

(Victoria, BC – November 10, 2014) One of Victoria’s top cycling teams has announced a re-organization for the 2015 season. The Dr. Walker Sports Chiropractor Cycling Team, Powered by Pacific Cycling Centre, will be focusing on Track and Road Cycling, as well as Triathlon and Para-athletes. Partnering with the Pacific Cycling Centre, athletes will be exposed to a new level of competition under the direction of Houshang Amiri – noted National, Olympic, and UCI Coach.

Team owner, Dr. Wayne Walker and his organization, hope to build a team of 10 talented cyclists between U17 -U23, to compete on Vancouver Island, BC’s Lower Mainland and eventually, nationally and internationally.

“The Dr. Walker Sports Chiropractor Cycling Team, is excited to be a part of something that will help propel the youth movement forward in British Columbia, while keeping our core values of an all-inclusive team/club, through fun, hard work and sportsmanship,” said Ryan Arbuckle, Team Manager.

Arbuckle stresses that there will always remain a club component affiliated with the team. Club membership will be open to any athlete wishing to join. However, athletes not chosen for the initial team of 10 will not be able to receive funding through the youth program, but they will still be eligible for the same training and sponsorship deals.

“At Pacific Cycling Centre we always strive for excellence, and want to partner with like-minded individuals who are not just interested, but committed and willing to engage in high performance sport and talent development to help build future Olympians. We know without such a committed group of people we can’t achieve our goals,” said Amiri. “At PCC we are fortunate to partner with Dr. Walker Sports Chiropractor Cycling Team in support of our Future Olympians. Our team consists of very talented and young U17-U19 and U23 athletes who are eager to move to the next level, and who are enthusiastic to represent the team and the sponsors during 2015 race season.”  

The team also announced new sponsors for the upcoming season: Code Performance Wear, Hub International Barton Insurance, Kissanya Arbuckle Photography, Marin Bikes California, Mortgage Designers at Mortgage Architects and returning sponsors: Fort Street Cycle, Kerry J. Blain, Inc. Chartered Accountant, Rudy Project, and Schwalbe North America.

Applicants interested in the U17 – U23 program are invited to send their race resume and a letter of intent by November 21, 2014. The letter should include why they would like to race for the team, their goals for the 2015 season, why they would make a good fit for the team and what they intend to give back to the team. These can be emailed to: Ryan Arbuckle, Team Manager at drwalkercycling@hotmail.ca.

 

For more information contact:

Ryan Arbuckle, Team Manager
drwalkercycling@hotmail.ca

 

Background

 

The Dr. Walker Sports Chiropractor Cycling Team was originally formed in 1995 and has included the best track cyclists, road cyclists and triathletes in Canada for nearly two decades. The team has always been an inclusive team - youth development (U15 - U23) and para development has always been promoted. Notable former members of the team have included world land speed record holder Sam Whittingham, Tyler Hansen (National Champion), Keith Bruneau, Murray Solem, Dale Marat, Andre Steinhausen, Michele Voigt (US Olympian), Luca Segato, Mike and Chris Lamb, Tony Zarsadias, Ross Hooker, the Worsfeld twins, Ryan Clarke, Vinko Poldugrovac, Matt Barlee, Matt Chater, Mike Chandler, Chris Anstey, Mike Cooper, James Holtz, Ryan Arbuckle (former Multi Para National Champion), Breanna Loster, and Sarah Kirby. Major accomplishments of the team include being the first and only team to ever sweep the medals in every men’s event at the BC Provincial Track Championships and win Gold and Silver in every women's event in 1998; five Para National Championship titles and a 3rd place overall at the 2007 Para Track World Championships. In road racing the team won the Tour of Delta, the Tour of White Rock, the Gastown Grand Prix Criterium (twice), and the Bastion Square Grand Prix several times. https://www.facebook.com/DrWalkerCycling

 

Pacific Cycling Centre provides coaching services for Elite, Masters, and Junior athletes in road, mountain bike, track, and cyclo-cross. Pacific Cycling Centre’s former name, National Cycling Centre was established after the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Victoria. Under Head Coach Houshang Amiri, the Centre created the most successful training environment in Canada. Amiri has coached numerous athletes to World Championships, Commonwealth Games and Olympic Games in road, mountain bike track and Paralympics disciplines, notably Svein Tuft, Erinne Willock, Roland Green, and Brian Cowie. Amiri has won numerous coaching excellence awards and achieved the highest level of coaching certification in Canada for cycling. He is in high demand as a UCI Coach, visiting countries to deliver Level 2 coaching courses, in keeping with the IOC and UCI’s commitment to develop the sport of cycling world-wide. In 2013 PCC athletes won over 11 Track National and Provincial Championship medals, including two National champion titles and four Provincial Champion titles. www.pacificcyclingcentre.ca


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