Hi my name is Jay Lamoureux and I'm a U23 cyclist from Victoria, BC. I compete both on the road and track for the Canadian National Cycling Team and recently raced in my first World Cup. My Goal over the next four years is to qualify for the tokyo 2020 olympics
I'm raising funds to help fuel my cycling endeavors
This last year has been the most challenging and eye opening of my life so far...
In mid-February I returned home part way through our team training camp in Oxnard, California after having severe knee pain. My doctor diagnosed me with patella femoral syndrome, told me that the only thing i could do for it was rest and sent me home with some extra strength A535 rub.
The challenge was mostly mentally, trying to have a positive outlook on my situation that was very scary. I allowed myself to have good days and bad ones, however, I was always patient with myself. In 2015 I broke my collar bone in a bike crash and struggled with the six week healing period. When I look back, I'm almost glad I had that injury because it taught me the life skills to deal with this much more significant one.
Finally after two and a half months of off the bike work, I returned to cycling with a new appreciation for my passion. I enjoyed the training towards my goal event, the Canadian national track championships, and came away happy with two second places. Furthermore, at the men's track endurance camp just a couple weeks prior I qualified to be a part of the national team pursuit squad headed to Pan Am championships in Aguascalientes, Mexico. Down there we finished second and came away with a new Canadian record! After those results there was a lot of excitement for the upcoming world cups.
At the first world cup in Glasgow we finished a historic 3rd place in the team pursuit and I placed 6th in the individual pursuit. Two weeks later, after riding an almost technically flawless final, we found ourselves on the top step in Apeldoorn. It was an amazing experience to be a part of that team and fantastic way to end a season that I had wanted to forget all about
Shout out to all my friends: my coaches, family members, team mates and community that have been my crutches over the last year.
Grandma and Grandad Lamoureux