Canadian youth development teams are stocking Cycling Canada’s pipeline with young Canadian talent. One of the teams leading the way contributing talent to NextGen track program is Kallisto-FCV based at London’s Forest City Velodrome offering a development path to riders in Kitchener-Waterloo and the Greater Toronto Area.
Amoung the teams most impressive results from 2017 was the 20 medals at track nationals including five gold medals. As result of the track success, four riders from Kallisto-FCV gace graduated to the national NextGen program. Lucas Taylor of London, Ont. and Chris Ernst of Kitchener, Ont. will ride with the NextGen men’s track endurance program while Nick Wammes of Bothwell, Ont. and Je’Land Sydney of Georgetown, Ont. will develop with the NextGen track sprint team.
The team also was well represented at junior track worlds in Italy where Charlotte Creswicke, Sydney, Wammes, Ernst and Ali van Yzendoorn represented Canada in 2017.
Team head coach Art Adams praised the riders and spoke to the teams 2017 successes. “2017 was a breakthrough year for our program. Early in the year we placed five Kallisto-FCV riders on the national team for the track junior world championships, won the O-Cup on the road and now have four talented riders in Chris, Lucas, Nick, and Je’Land joining Cycling Canada’s NextGen program,” Adams said.
— Team Kallisto-FCV (@TeamKallistoFCV) December 14, 2017
Other team highlights included Ernst winning the Ontario Cup Road Series, Amanda Kleinikkink taking silver in the Ontario MTB provincial championships and Daniel Nordemann-Da Silva’s win at Chicago’s Intelligentsia Cup Series in Cat. 3. At the Ontario Youth Cup finale Taylor finished first in A Grade, Finlay MacEwen won B Grade and Christopher Oudshoorn finished third in E Grade.
Kallisto-FCV supports youth and development riders with year-round track, road and mountain bike coaching and development programs. The team is currently recruiting. Visit hkallistocyclingteam.com for more information.