Juniors - Road & Track
The National Junior High Performance Program (Junior HPP) includes all elite riders, coaches, sports scientists, medical personnel and administrators for all junior track and road cycling disciplines. The UCI age classification for Juniors is Under 19.
The Junior HPP consists of riders and staff that compete at:
To earn selection for National junior road and track teams, aspiring athletes are required to obtain minimum standards as set by the National Selection Policies. Riders apply their efforts firstly via local club levels and states before being invited to be included in their respective state national training centre program based at each state institute or academy of sport (SIS/SAS).
Once within the Junior HPP, road and track athletes are provided with professional coaching, access to training facilities, equipment, clothing and sports medicine. All athletes are supported to continue study while training and competing in their sport.
Ultimately, the responsibility rests with the athlete to ensure that he/she is fully compliant with Cycling Australia/ ASADA anti-doping policies.
The Junior HPP Track section consists of riders and staff specifically focused on competing in the following Track events for both men and women;
The Junior Track program is headed by Cycling Australia High Performance Manager Kevin Tabotta. Kevin, along with HPP Management and discipline coaches, coordinates the day to day planning, coaching and direction of the Junior Track HPP. The program aims to prepare track riders to compete successfully at the Junior World Championships each year and to make the eventual transition into the senior Track HPP.
The Junior Track program is a camps-based program. The riders train predominately in their home states, while attending training camps in Sydney and Adelaide before racing overseas on the track.
The Junior HPP Road section consists of riders and staff specifically focused on competing in the following Road events for both men and women;
The Junior Road program is also headed by Kevin Tabotta, working with a coach for the men and women's road team. Kevin, along with HPP Management, coordinates the day to day planning, coaching and direction of the Junior Road HPP, to ensure riders are prepared to compete at international events and develop for the successful transition into the Road HPP.
The Junior Road program is a camps-based program. The riders train predominately in their home states during the year and then attend an international preparation phase of racing and training at the Cycling Australia / AIS cycling base in Varese, Italy before the World Championships each year. A typical training week for a road athlete includes up to 500 kilometres of road work including racing on weekends.
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