Through a one-year partnership, Mattamy Homes, North America’s largest privately owned home builder, will become a Tier 1 partner of Cycling Canada and will provide ‘critical program funding for Canada’s National Track Cycling team over the next twelve months as they prepare for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.’
The support provided by Mattamy will help to deliver key resources such as technical services, sport science, logistical support as well as year-round accommodation for Canadian team athletes near the Mattamy National Cycling Centre velodrome in Milton, Ontario.
Mattamy Homes and its founder and CEO Peter Gilgan both played vital roles in the development and construction of the Mattamy National Cycling Centre in Milton, which hosted the Toronto 2015 Pan-American Games this past July.
The facility, Canada’s only UCI-approved 250m indoor velodrome, is now the home training base for Canada’s National Track Cycling program and has become ‘an invaluable asset for Canada’s cyclists as they target the World Championship and Olympic podium.’
Mattamy’s Peter Gilgan said “It takes passion and dedication to compete at the level that our national track cycling athletes do, and we’re very proud of all of them for their commitment.
To succeed it also takes financial support and access to world-class training and facilities. At Mattamy we’re very pleased to be able to help and to continue to be associated with cycling excellence as we support our national team on their road to Rio.”
“We are indebted to Mattamy Homes for their continued and enhanced support of the National Track program and the athletes who are delivering world class performances as a result of this optimal training environment,” said Greg Mathieu, Chief Executive Officer of Cycling Canada.
“Peter Gilgan has provided the necessary support to ensure our Olympic-bound athletes can focus on their training and performances through the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.”