Team iTap U23 Cycling Development Program
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- € 365.00 pledged
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Team iTap, or Irish Talented Athlete Program, is a self-funded program for assisting and developing Under 23 cyclists wishing to become full-time professionals. Team iTap receives no funding from any Governing or Regional Cycling bodies or any assistance from clubs or other entities.
What we do
The transition from the junior (17/18 years old) domestic environment to the paid professional ranks is a complicated and demanding road.
Cyclists once leaving Ireland inevitably need to be able to cook, clean, drive, manage financials, deal with personal medicals….you can see where we are going with this, big responsibilities.
All of this responsibility needs to be managed whilst training full-time. Between on the road training, strength & conditioning, core, foam rolling & recovery etc the athlete could have 30-40hrs per week consumed before they even think about dinner.
Here we find another vital aspect of the athletes tool box and that is nutrition. It’s such an important part of the athlete’s tool box knowing how, when and what to eat.
Bringing a young guy or girl from secondary school and transporting them to the professional athlete ranks should be a full on degree in itself.
Here at Team iTap we provide the education for these athletes to succeed. Meet The Team.
Why support us?
Year in year out we see so many of our top class athletes traveling across the waters in search of their dream,s only to return empty handed and more often than not due to lack of education.
Nearly all I have spoken to have said with more guidance and eduction they would have had a better crack at making it. Again, that is what we provide at iTap.
On the ground here in Ireland, iTap provides all racing support and backup services, from booking accommodation for stage races to providing bikes, soigneurs, injury management, physio etc.
We provide all this to the riders for free in return for a full-time commitment to bike racing.
Where you come in
The short fall for iTap is funding for travel to international racing. This exposure is required by the riders in a measure and selected fashion in order to progress and develop further their progression.
Were are looking for supporters of the program to help us with our funding and are offering brilliant rewards for your support – you can’t get what we’re offering to you for your support anywhere else.
If you are donating the riders can only but thank you for your support, and if not, if all you can do is share, they will do the same.
Thanks for reading and we’ll see you on the road in 2016
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