Ontario Cycling (OC) is proud to present the 2022-2023 Youth Track Development Series (YTDS) held at the Mattamy National Cycling Center located at 2015 Pan Am Boulevard in Milton, Ontario. The YTDS, sanctioned and governed by Ontario Cycling, consists of 4 separate racing opportunities, with different events at each one. The series is designed to optimize the development of our young athletes, through providing fun, non-traditional races. This allows the riders to focus on skills, speed, tactics, and personal bests, rather than competition and endurance.
All riders must be Youth Track Certified through the National Cycling Institute Milton (NCIM).
Athletes who have raced at NCIM/FCV-sanctioned race nights should consult with their coach to determine the category that best suits their abilities. The onus will be on the athlete’s coach to make this determination.
Any athlete that does not have a coach but has raced NCIM/FCV races should contact OC to determine their race category.
Assessments of track competencies include:
YTDS are run using ability-based categories. The ability-based format allows athletes to self-seed from Categories A to E, based on their ability and experience level, not gender and age. The ability-based format is designed to provide meaningful competition for all riders and to help ensure appropriate participation numbers for quality racing.
YTDS #1 features the 500m time trial, which will be used to verify the categories of the riders. Adjustments may be made to rider placements after the first bunch race if there are any discrepancies.