Glotman•Simpson Cycling is pleased to announce its generous sponsors, race team roster, and program for 2016.
Title sponsor Glotman•Simpson Group of Companies -- a structural engineering firm that supported the start of a cycling club with the intention of raising money for pancreatic cancer -- returns after nine successful seasons. The club’s impressive resume includes hosting the Annual Cypress Challenge, having donated over $1.6 M to the BC Cancer Foundation, and is comprised of almost 400 club members, recreational riders and racers.
For these cycling enthusiasts, the club offers well-organized group rides, skill and training programs, women's-specific clinics, and a racing development program. 2015 was a remarkable year for the club and perhaps easily the most successful to date. The Men’s and Women’s team amassed over 100 podium finishes and individual highlights including:
- Morgan Cabot – Women’s Elite BC Time Trial Champion and Elite BC Premier Series CX champion
- David Gillam – 2015 Cycling BC Coach of the year
- Bob Welbourn – 2015 Masters 40-49 CX Canadian and BC Champion
- Craig Holden – Masters BC Premier Series Road Champion
- Jem Arnold – Cat 3 Tuesday Nighter Overall Champion (Road)
- Justine Clift – Top female road, track, CX racer as voted by her peers
- Glotman Simpson Cycling – Top road, track, CX cycling club as voted by its peers
In addition to the elite team veterans - David Gillam (Race Director and racer), Travis Streb, and Mark Rainer - the 2016 men’s team welcomes Ian Hendry, Ryan Joes, Jem Arnold, Ted Matson and Kurt Withers as Race Ambassadors. All will be assisting with mentoring the remaing club racers competing across all categories .
The 2016 women's elite team welcomes back from last season Morgan Cabot, Alysia Withers and Claire Cameron. New additions this year are Tamasin Reno, who returns to GSC after a three year hiatus, Jody Rechenmacher who showed great promise in her first season, and new GSC team member Michele Schaeffer.
The GSC elite race team members not only focus on competitions, but play an irreplaceable role in supporting club activities, development and mentoring the 2016 Glotman Simpson Race Team that includes over 100 men and women club racers representing GS from Cat 1 to Novice.
GSC Men’s Elite Team
GSC Women’s Elite Team
GSC Men’s Masters Team
Joost van Ulden
GSC Cat 3/4 Women’s Team
Jozina Vander Klok
Heather Lynn Beveridge
GSC Cat 3 Men’s Team
GSC Cat 4 Men’s Team
Graham van der Slagt
GSC Novice Men’s Team
The teams are looking forward to kicking things off at the Escape Velocity Spring Series, before completing in the Cycling BC Racing Calendar, as well as Canadian Road Nationals, BC Superweek, the UCI White Spot Delta Road Race, and the 2016 RBC GranFondo Whistler.
Glotman•Simpson Cycling is proud to be generously supported by its sponsors and partners:
Glotman•Simpson Group of Companies
Buntain Insurance Agencies Ltd.
The BMW Store
West 4th Physio
RC Dental Group
The St. Regis Hotel
Feenstra Architecture Inc
ZLC Financial Group