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Kamloops’ Devon Moonie selected to cycling team

SPORTS — Kamloops cyclist Devon Moonie has been picked to ride for the Glotman-Simpson Cycling Team for 2015.

Devon Moonie.

Devon Moonie.

The 20-year-old Moonie is a Kamloops-based cyclist and member of the Interior Grasslands Cycling Club (IGCC). His 2015 race schedule includes events in Western Canada, Western U.S.A., B.C. Provincial and National Championships in both road racing and cyclocross. Moonie is currently training in Arizona until the start of the coastal race season.

With Glotman-Simpson Cycling, Moonie will remain an amateur racer with the team covering some expenses such as uniforms, travel expenses and race entry fees.

Glotman-Simpson is a structural engineering firm that sponsors the Vancouver-based Glotman-Simpson Cycling club. The club is considered a good development step between the Kamloops-based Interior Grasslands Cycling Club and a professional cycling contract.

The club’s resume includes hosting the Annual Cypress Challenge, having donated over $1.1 million to the B.C. Cancer Foundation, and is composed of almost 300 club members, recreational riders and racers.

For these cycling enthusiasts, the club offers group rides for all abilities, skills and training programs, women’s-specific clinics, winter spin classes, and a racing development program for Category 3/4 men and women.

“To say the least, last year garnered some impressive results, not only in racing realm, but within the club’s cycling members and local community involvement. Our women’s racing team saw 47 podium spots, and the men reaching 31 podium results,” said executive director David Gillam.

“Our very own Bob Welbourn became the Canadian Cyclocross Mens Masters (40-49) Champion and was recognized as the Masters Cyclist of the Year by Cycling B.C. I have no doubt that our success will continue in 2015,” he said.

Moonie joins team veterans like Gillam (race director and racer), Travis Streb, and Mark Rainer and newcomer James Anderson, who sped up the ranks to a Category 2 racer in just over a season. Both Anderson and Moonie are currently training full-time in Arizona.

The 2015 women’s team welcomes back from last season Morgan Cabot, Claire Cameron, Justine Clift and Alysia Withers. A new addition this year is Meghan Grant, who returns to GSC after a three-year hiatus.

The teams will participate in the Cycling B.C. Racing Calendar, as well as Canadian Road Nationals, the UCI White Spot Delta Road Race, and the 2015 RBC GranFondo Whistler.

 

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1 Comment on Kamloops’ Devon Moonie selected to cycling team

  1. Congratulations to Moonie and Interior Grasslands for continuing to promote cycling in Kamloops Eg Indoor Gran Fondo sucess , MS Bike etc. Also thanks to the patient motorists of the Westsyde Rd , sharing the training of future athletes .Yours in Cycling.

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