Triathlon BC is hosting a draft clinic in Vernon on May 4.  This clinic is for young athletes (13-19 yrs) who are interested in learning the necessary skills to pursue draft legal certification. 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.

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

Athletes demonstrating relevant competencies will receive a Certificate issued by Triathlon BC.

Pre-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 possess basic cycling competencies.  The use of a road-specific bike with drop bars is required.  Mountain bikes, and time trail specific bicycles are not permitted.