“Houshang has been a vital element in what has allowed me to experience steady progression each year of my career.”
- Svein Tuft
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Success Stories

With over 30 years of coaching experience, Houshang and the cycling centre have seen a lot of athletes come through our doors and achieve high levels of success during their time with us. Read on to learn about some of our alumni and past successes….

Athletes training with the Pacific Cycling Centre have over 100 National Championship medals between them and range from provincial elite to Olympic competitors. To learn more about the dedicated athletes who are a part of the Pacific Cycling Centre please click on one of the profiles below:

Current Athletes

Alex Amiri

- Track/Road  more >

Marina Aspen

- Road/Track  more >

Micaiah Besler

- Road/Track  more >

Tamiko Butler

- Road/Track  more >

Erik Diertens

- Road/Track  more >

Sonja Futehally

- Triathlon  more >

James Grant

- Road/Cyclocross  more >

Mark Grant

- Road/Cyclocross  more >

Joshua Kropf

- Road/Track  more >

Chris MacLeod

- Road/Track  more >

David Rogers

- Road/Track  more >

Christie Simon

- Mountain Biking  more >

Holly Simonson

- Road/Track  more >

Renate Walton

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Alumni

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Svein Tuft - OLYMPIAN

Discipline: Road and Track

A member of the Canadian National team since 2001, Svein competed in his first cycling road race at the 1999 BC Provincial Championships. In 2008 he competed in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, placed second in the time… more >

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Erinne Willock - OLYMPIAN

Discipline: Road

A member of the Canadian National team since 1999, Erinne was introduced cycling by her father (1984 Olympian Martin Willock) and was a member of the Victoria High School Cycling League from age 14. Her consistent… more >

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Max Plaxton

Discipline: Mountain Bike

A member of the Canadian National team since 2002, Max is a former U23 World Championships Bronze Medalist and recently took home his first National Series win at the Colorado Springs round of the US Pro Cross Country.… more >

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Devon Smibert - OLYMPIAN

Discipline: Road and Track

A member of the Canadian National team since 2007, Devon also works full time as an information assurance analyst and part time in the Canadian Forces Army Primary reserves as an Armoured Reconnaissance officer holding… more >

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Brian Cowie - OLYMPIAN

Discipline: Road and Track

A member of the Canadian National team since 1998, Brian is currently ranked # 1 in the Para World Cup standings. In 2008 he headed to his third consecutive Paralympic Games with his pilot Devon Smibert and says… more >

Ryan Arbuckle - World championship medalist, multi national champion, para-track

Geoff Argue - Provincial champion

Eloi Batista -

Roger Bing-Wo - Master athlete

Kiara Bisaro - OLYMPIAN - MTB world championship team relay medalist, national champion

Keith Breneau - Multi national champion, track

Christina Briante - Provincial champion

Rob Britton - As a strong time trialer and all-around cyclist, Rob has used his diversity to win the BC Cup and several big US races.

Dave Brooks - At 21 Dave Brooks has been cycling for 8 years and is currently a member of Trek/Red Truck’s racing team.

Kate Button -

Evan Carey - A member of the Canadian National team since Fall 2014, Evan has competed in World Cups with the Canadian Men’s Team Sprint. Evan has always been on a bike, however, he was introduced to competitive cycling in the…

Rachel Carey - Racing since 2011.

Murray Carter - National champion

Travis Chater - National champion, triathlon

Adam Coats - MTB world championship team relay medalist

Ian Condron - Multi national champion, track

Gene Della Siega - National medalist, para

Erica Drew - National champion

Jordan Duncan -

Charles Durant - Master athlete

Penny Durant - Master athlete

Mark Emery - Master athlete

Mark Ernsting - Multi national champion, track and road, US collegiate champion

Sandy Espesth - OLYMPIAN - Pan Am and national champion

Cam Evans - Multinational champion

Cameron Evans - As a nine time National Champion, Cam has brought a lot of depth to the North American Cycling scene.

Annie Ewart - A rising star in Canadian cycling, a member of the British Columbia Cycling Team, and the Junior National Cycling Program, Annie has been cycling competitively since 2007 (Cat 2). She has recorded some impressive…

Brad Fairall - Provincial champion

Jovian Gomez -

Rob Good - Master athlete

James Graham -

Alexandra Grant - I have been racing bicycles for two and a half years. My short term goals in cycling are to make the Canada Summer Games team from BC.

Andrew Grant - Racing since 2009.

Roland Green - OLYMPIAN - Two time MTB world champion, multi team relay world championship medalist

Brodie Hay -

Ryder Hesjedal - OLYMPIAN - Multi world championship medalist

Andreas Hestler - OLYMPIAN - Multi national champion

Chris Hillier - Chris first started cycling as a means for crosstraining for rowing, but then moved into racing mountain bikes as an 18 year old, racing one year as a Junior in the United States. When he moved to Victoria for…

Carter Hovey - National champion

Paul Hovey -

Scott Ialiberte - National champion

Monon Jutras - OLYMPIAN - National champion medalist

Geoff Kabush - OLYMPIAN - MTB world championship team relay medalist

Jesse Keefer - Provincial champion

Neal Kindree - Pan Am, national champion

Andrew Kyle - Provincial champion

Roddi Loga - Multi provincial champion

Cory Long - National champion, road, winner of Tour of Korea

Breanna Loster - National champion

Brendan MacInatosh - Provincial champion

Shawn Marsolais - National champion, para-track

Teran Martin - Medaltist at US national championship, track

Dan McDonald - Provincial champion

Seamus McGrath - A two-time Olympian, Seamus has been a consistent member of the National Team, medaling twice in the Commonwealth Games

Cameron McKnight - National and provincial medalist

Derek McMaster - Provincial champion

Ryan McNarama - National champion

Melanie McQuaid - Melanie McQuaid is the first person to have won the XTERRA Triathlon World Championships three times. Along with three World Championships titles, Melanie has three second place performances at the World Championships,…

Christion Meier - Multi national champion

Jay Murreay - Provincial champion

Andrew Nichol - National champion, track

Matthew O'Hagan -

Khyl Orser -

Linda Pellican - Provincial champion

Andrew Pinfold - Sport Canada carded athlete

Rosemary Pritchard - Master athlete

Victor Pwu - I competed in Cat 2 in the 1990s and 2010 marked my comeback year to competitive cycling. It's been a fun journey so far and I feel that I have regained the fitness level that I used to have when I was in my 20s. I love…

Chrissy Redden - OLYMPIAN -

Jessica Reynolds -

Nick Row - Multi national champion, track and road

Murray Salem - OLYMPIAN - Multi national champion

Matt Savage - National champion

Wendy Simms - Multi national champion

Trish Sinclair - National team athlete

Spencer Smitheman - I started cycling as cross-training for downhill ski racing when I was younger and that quickly led to my first mountain bike race. From there I tried every discipline of cycling, but focused seriously on road and track…

Jamie Sparling -

Jeffrey Sparling - National champion, track

Nicola Starko - Provincial champion

Alison Sydor - OLYMPIAN - Multi MTB world champion and Olympic medalist

Lisa Tasa - National champion, track

Lesley Tomlinson - OLYMPIAN - MTB world cup medalist, national champion

Tyler Trace - The sprinter of our development riders, Tyler has become the man to watch in the BC Cup mass finishes.

Nicole Vogler - Nik, who joined us from Alberta, is showing her strength in the women's field.

Dave Vunic - World army champion

Sam Whillingham - World fastest cyclist (reached a speedof 132.5 km/h in last 200m,) multi national champion

Alexandra Wrubeski - OLYMPIAN - Multi national champion

Tony Zaradias - Provincial champion

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June 05, 2017
Fowlow a winner in Dallas Rd TT
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June 02, 2017
Besler named to Junior Track Worlds
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May 31, 2017
PCC Athletes at BC Champs
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National Team Riders and coaches at the 2008 Olympics

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Houshang at the Beijing Olympics Closing Ceremonies!

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