DEVO/Cannodale pb Fortius Program Director and Head Coach, Andrew Pinfold is stepping down after 5 years leading and implementing the Vision 2020 plan he co-developed for the program. He will transition to the full-time position of interim CEO of AutismBC. “Andrew was steadfast in his commitment to the holistic athlete development and community development values set out in Vision 2020 five years ago,” says Brian Storey, President of Escape Velocity non-profit society (est. 1989), and co-founder, with Pinfold, of the Vision 2020 plan.
Our criterium season will come to a close this year on Tuesday, September 12th, with the Brian Jessel BMW “Last Tuesday Nighter,” an evening of racing and celebration that will raise funds for youth cycling.
Quick announcement of an unusual cancellation.
No WTNC tonight due to poor air quality. The forecast is for an Air Quality Index in the "High Health Risk" range all day. This is the level at which Environment Canada gives the recommendation "avoid strenuous outdoor activity."
Accordingly, we are going to call off the race tonight. See you next week.
It is with regret that we are cancelling the Provincial Youth Criterium Championship, scheduled for Friday, July 28. The Provincial Youth Road Race and Time Trial Championships will proceed as scheduled, on July 29 & 30.
We have made this decision due to considerations for the safety of the athletes. We felt our course as proposed for the championships would not be up to the expected standard for youth provincials, and our efforts to secure a different venue were unsuccessful.
All competitors will receive a $25 refund on their registration, in consideration of the loss of the criterium. This will be refunded at the registration desk at Saturday or Sunday's races.
We apologize to the athletes and families affected by this decision, and appreciate your patience with us.
Questions regarding this decision can be emailed to the organizers via our contact page.
Stuart Lynne & Ryan Cousineau
Race Organizer & Director
Escape Velocity Cycling Club