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Cycling Canada – Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France, March 28, 2018 – Canada’s BMX squad begin their 2018 season this weekend with the first two rounds of the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup, which take place in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France, less than an hour outside of Paris. Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelins is the headquarters of the French cycling federation, and the covered BMX track is located next to the velodrome that hosted the 2015 Track World Championships.

Canada is sending a team of three riders to this event, led by two-time Olympian Tory Nyhaug of Coquitlam, BC. Nyhaug will be joined in the Elite men’s category by James Palmer of North Vancouver, BC, while Drew Mechielsen of Langley, BC, will compete in the Elite women’s category.

“It will be nice to race in France again, I haven’t raced here in many years,” said Nyhaug.  “The atmosphere is always good and there will be a lot of fans. It’s the World Cup season, so let’s get after it!”

National BMX Coach Adam Muys said, “I’m excited to get the season going. We’ll see how our off-season training has helped us to improve. It’s a fairly new track, and I look forward to some exciting racing.”
 
About Cycling Canada
Cycling Canada is the governing body for competitive cycling in Canada. Founded in 1882, Cycling Canada aims to create and sustain an effective system that develops talented Canadian cyclists to achieve Olympic, Paralympic, and World Championship medal performances. With the vision of being a leading competitive cycling nation by 2020 celebrating enhanced international success, increased national participation and world class event hosting, Cycling Canada manages the High Performance team, hosts national and international events and administers programs to promote and grow cycling across the country. Cycling Canada programs are made possible through the support of its valued corporate partners – Global Relay, Lexus Canada, Mattamy Homes, Louis Garneau and Bear Mountain Resort – along with the Government of Canada, Own The Podium, the Canadian Olympic Committee and the Canadian Paralympic Committee.  

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Source: Cycling Canada 
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Karine Bedard l Cycling Canada l 438-884-8771 l karine.bedard@cyclingcanada.ca