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2019 Oceania Championships Canterbury Selection Criteria

Posted on Wednesday, 29th August 2018 by Hamish Ferguson

Oceania Selection Policy

The Selection Criteria that we are making is in line with creating standards that allow both riders who have performed at a high level at past NZ Track Championships and those who are up and coming and have performances to justify consideration for their selection.

This policy is broken into 4 categories

1. Elite riders wishing to race the Elite grade at the Oceania Championships

2. U19 riders who are wishing to ride the Elite grade at the Oceania Championships

3. U19 riders wishing to race the U19 events at the Oceania Championships

4. U17 riders wishing to race U19 events at the Oceania Championships

1 : Elites.... In timed events have had to have finished in the top half of the field at the 2018 NZ Track Championships. In Scratch events have to have shown that they were competitive and finished in the lead bunch in all scratch events at the 2018 NZ Track Championships.

2 : U19s wishing to race Elites In timed events have to have finished in top 6 in events at 2018 NZ Track Cycling Championships In Scratch events have to have finished in top 6 at 2018 NZ Track Cycling Championships

3 : U19s wishing to ride U19s In timed events would have finished top half of field at the 2018 NZ Track Cycling Championships, and shown they are progressing since 2018 Track Nationals In Scratch events shown that they are competitive and finished in the lead bunch at the 2018 NZ Track Cycling Championships

4 : U17s wishing to ride U19 In timed events have had to have finished in the top 6 in events at the 2018 NZ Track Cycling Championships. In Scratch events have to have finished top 6 at NZ Track Cycling Championships

This works 2 ways...

1. That those already racing the grade ie. Elite or U19 wishing to race the Oceania’s in that event have shown at a minimum that they were competitive at the National Championships just gone. Consideration must be given that they would have been first year riders in their respectable grade, and so would have to have shown that they were competitive at this level.

2. That those who are stepping up a grade were the top tier of their respective age groups and so justify being selected and given the opportunity to race the grade higher, with a view to be competitive. No consideration should be given to those who haven’t made these markers as if they haven’t done it in a lower grade; they are unlikely to reach it in the grade above.

Discretionary selections Riders who have not met these criteria for any reason may apply to selectors for consideration for selection. The 5 selectors shall consider the request in their discretion and a majority decision shall decide whether this application is successful or not.

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