In preparation for a busy 2022 season, Triathlon BC is hosting the first of several draft certification clinic in Vancouver on Saturday, April 30th. This clinic is for young who are interested in learning the necessary skills to pursue draft legal competition. Draft legal certification from Triathlon BC is recognized by Triathlon Canada and internationally, and is a critical skill in Triathlon Canada’s Gold Medal Profile, and a required competency in Triathlon BC’s performance pathway.

WHAT: Senior, certified cycling coaches will instruct athletes on proper techniques related to draft legal racing. The course promises to cover how to safely:

  • Ride in a peloton / paceline environment
  • Rotate positions within a paceline
  • Signal to communicate within a paceline
  • Position hands on the handlebars, maximizing safety
  • Employ emergency maneuvers and proper braking procedures within a paceline
  • Remove, drink, and replace water bottle while riding in a paceline
  • Use all gears effectively
  • Apply proper cornering techniques
  • Apply seated and standing climbing techniques
  • Apply the ‘long and low’ position to maximize aerodynamic efficiency

Athletes demonstrating relevant competencies will receive a Certificate issued by Triathlon BC upon completion of this clinic.

Pr-requisite: This clinic aims to build upon the skillset of athletes that already have basic cycling competencies in place.  Athletes will be cycling in a pack environment; all participants attending Draft Clinics must already possess basic cycling competencies.

Please note: The use of a road-specific bike with drop bars is required.  Mountain bikes, and time trail specific bicycles are not permitted.  Only bicycles in good functional maintenance will be permitted.

VANCOUVER CLINIC DETAILS:

  • Date: Saturday, April 30, 2022
  • Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
  • Location: Jericho Youth Hostel – 1515 Discovery St, Vancouver, BC
  • Instructor: Allan Prazsky
  • Cost: $20.00 for all Triathlon BC Members