Taylor Duffy of Chilliwack at the RBC Training Ground National Final in Ottawa, Oct. 22, 2022. (James Park photo) Chilliwack’s Taylor Duffy has been awarded funding and a spot on Cycling Canada’s national team program after he impressed scouts at RBC Training Ground national final in October.
The 20-year-old Duffy, who is a recreational athlete from Chilliwack, was one of more than 1,500 athletes to participate in RBC Training Ground, an annual cross-country search for new Olympic talent run in partnership with the Canadian Olympic Committee.
On Monday, Duffy was announced as one of only 30 to earn funding and a spot on Team Canada through the program.
Athletes from a wide range of sports participated in free RBC Training Ground events across the country, performing core speed, strength, power and endurance tests in front of Olympic talent scouts from nine different sports to find the sport for which they are most suited.
Duffy, who is now a student at the University of Manitoba but has minimal experience in elite high-performance sport, caught the eye of scouts from Cycling Canada when he took part in an Edmonton qualifier in April.
After some sport specific testing he was one of 100 athletes invited to the program’s national final that took place in Ottawa on Oct. 22.
His performance at the final earned him RBC Future Olympian status, and an accelerated path to the Olympics.“Taylor is a hard working and very positive athlete, and his core testing results have been impressive throughout the process,” said Tanya Dubnicoff, […]
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