June 2013 Technical Director Update



June 2013 Technical Director Update

Hey All,

I hope you are all enjoying the meaty part of the cycling season. We all just came back for a spectacular show in Chattanooga, where we had our Professional road championships. Besides the best course ever for a national championship, it showcased the women and men equally as true professionals, which is a first in itself.

National Technical Commission Addition
Please welcome Carla Geyer from Los Osos, CA to the National Technical Commission. Carla is an international road, track, and cyclo-cross Commissaire as well as one of the best motorefs in the country. She will join Tod Manning in heading up the west coast Regional Technical Commission.

Upcoming Webinars
We have 1 webinar in the works. All webinars will be worth 1 CEU. The dates are tentative right now, but if any changes happen they'll be reflected on the registration page for the webinar. The webinar is as follows.

August 7, 2013 4:00pm MDT: Officials' Essential Guide to Collegiate Cycling: presented by Jeffrey Hansen, USA Cycling's Collegiate and High School Cycling Program Manager. Registration for the webinar is at https://student.gototraining.com/r/1568990249068625664.

Also, we're looking for topics for future webinars, and we want to know what you'd like to learn about. Please send topic ideas to Tom Mahoney.

Rule of the Month
This month's Rule of the Month deals with rule 8A5(i) in the disciplinary section. You can check out the full blog entry at http://www.usacycling.org/blog/usa-cycling-officials/june-rule-of-the-month.htm

Risk Protection Talk
In this month's Risk Protection Talk, we would like to point out a great article published by ESPN Magazine Online, about how we as sporting community can take on the task of protecting our juniors from predators. Definitely worth a read. The article can be found at http://espn.go.com/espn/otl/story/_/id/7349583/protecting-young-athletes-sexual-predators-espn-magazine.

Cyclo-cross Assignments
As we find out every year, the cyclo-cross season sneaks up on us really fast. We have the preliminary list of assignments. These were made by the UCI in many cases and by the NTC in the case of the second Commissaire. Now that these are known, the RTC’s and the LA’s can get to work filling out the rest. Prior to that, those of you who are eligible will shortly receive an availability spreadsheet to fill out and submit back to me. We will then coordinate the availability list with the RTC and the LA’s and get to work finalizing the coming season’s cyclo-cross races.

Just a quick reminder that we have two commissaire positions up for election this year. The positions are on the Track and Professional Committees. You can check out the qualifications for these positions and nomination forms on the USA Cycling Election Information page.

That is all for this one.

Shawn Farrell
Technical Director




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