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The Na­tional Cycling Cen­tre Hamil­ton (NCCH) and the Morn­ing Glory Cycling Club (MGCC) have come to­gether to form a new youth-cycling de­vel­op­ment pro­gram for the 2017 sea­son. The part­ner­ship will see the de­vel­op­ment of the MGCC youth pro­gram with the as­sis­tance and knowl­edge of NCCH. In ad­di­tion, a new U-23/Elite men's and women's trade team will be cre­ated.

“The agree­ment be­tween NCCH and MGCC is fan­tas­tic news for youth cycling and for On­tario cycling in gen­eral. NCCH has been run­ning a very suc­cess­ful pro­gram for a num­ber of years, and ex­tend­ing our ex­per­tise to as­sist MGCC in build­ing a strong youth pro­gram is great news for every­body,” said Ward Black, pres­i­dent of NCCH's board of direc­tors.

NCCH Elite p/b MGCC will be a step­ping-stone for ath­letes de­vel­oped by the NCCH and MGCC pro­grams. Cur­rently, the pro­gram has fa­cil­ity, coach­ing and fund­ing com­mit­ments for the next three years.

The NCCH Elite p/b MGCC team will re­cruit just Un­der-20-year-olds, likely mak­ing it the youngest trade team in Canada in 2017.

“We have se­lected young rid­ers who have po­ten­tial, the com­mit­ment and are good role mod­els for our youth to look up to,” said Rick Lee, team sport di­rec­tor.

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