It has been quite the month for the National Cycling Centre Hamilton.
Six gold medals in the Ontario Summer games (August 12th-13th).
Five gold medals in the Ontario Provincial championships (August 21st, 27th-28th)
For the first time in team history, and likely in Provincial history, NCCH trained athletes stepped up onto a podium one hundred and one times in a single month.
The tally for the month of August, also brings the yearly podium count to 366, already surpassing the total of 360 set in 2015.
Special mention goes to:
Hillary Lowry of Ancaster was the Junior Provincial Road Race Champion, Provincial Time Trial Champion, and won the Silver medal in the Provincial Criterium Championship.
Kaitlyn Rauwerda of Hamilton West Mountain was the Junior Provincial Criterium Champion, and won bronze medals in the other two championship events. Kaitlyn also won Gold medals in the Ontario Summer Games Road Race and Time Trial events and a Bronze in the Sprint Tournament.
Jordann Jones of Jerseyville was the Junior Provincial Time Trial Champion and the Provincial Criterium Champion.
Sydney Flageole-Bray of Dundas won two Gold medals in the Ontario summer games in the Time Trial and Road Race events. Sydney led the team with seven Gold medals, and thirteen total medals during the month.
Victoria Slater of Hamilton Mountain and Ainsley Black of Jerseyville won Gold in their respective age categories in the Sprint Tournament at the Ontario Summer Games. Victoria also picked up a Silver and a Bronze at the games and tied with Ethan Sittlington of Elora tied for second most medals in the month with eleven apiece.
Congratulations are due to all 29 athletes who won medals during the month of August, some for the very first time. Other Provincial Championship medalists were: Martin Rupes (Silver and Bronze), Brandon Etzl, Ben McNabb, and Hannah MacDonald (all bronze). Other Ontario Summer Games medalists were: Ethan Sittlington (Silver and Bronze), Phoebe Hill (Bronze), Natalie Hamel, and Jack Sirman (both Bronze). Also contributing to the 101 medals won during the month were: Amelia Bell, Antoine Bergeron, Dawson MacDonald, Eric Johnston, Giuseppe Magisano, Jack Sirman, Joe Kelly, Joe Pancoe, Joey Carone, John Marachal, Jonathan Lewis, Kate Turbitt, Mark Sittlington, Sara Reinke, and finishing up the month with the final Gold medal, coach Simon Fothergill.