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Ottawa, ON(January 11, 2022) ­– After successfully hosting three rounds of the Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup from 2017 to 2020 at Milton’s Mattamy National Cycling Centre, Cycling Canada is pleased to announce that it has been selected by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) to host a leg of the Tissot UCI Track Cycling Nations Cup for 2022 and 2023, with a first right of refusal for the 2024 season. With only three UCI Track Nations Cups hosted around the world every year, the event is the highest calibre of international track cycling competition and attracts over 250 athletes from 30 different nations.

“We are proud to announce the return of the Nations Cup in Milton after several months of discussions with the UCI,” said Mathieu Boucher, Chief Development Officer at Cycling Canada. “We are optimistic that this event will be able to go forward as planned and will be a great way for spectators to support Canadian athletes who inspired us by delivering amazing performances in Tokyo while also having a positive economic impact at the local and provincial levels.”

The first event in the two-year commitment will be held from May 12-15, 2022 at the Mattamy National Cycling Centre and will showcase all six Olympic events (Sprint, Keirin, Team Sprint, Team Pursuit, Omnium & Madison), as well as the Elimination Race, Individual Pursuit and Time Trial over four days of racing. Spectators can expect to see some of cycling’s biggest stars in action, including Olympic Sprint gold medallist Kelsey Mitchell and Olympic Keirin bronze medallist, Lauriane Genest, both currently based in Milton.

“I couldn’t be more excited about the fact that Cycling Canada will be hosting a Nations Cup,” said Mitchell. “I love racing at home in front of my friends, family and community; the feeling of seeing every waving their Canadian flags and everyone cheering for Canada is hard to describe. I’m already counting down the days, and I hope the excitement around our success at the Olympics will continue at the Milton Nations Cup!”

Event details and ticket information will be available in the coming months. As has been the case since the beginning of the pandemic, Cycling Canada will continue to operate events in a manner that supports first and foremost the health and safety of all participants, as well as the general public. More information about Cycling Canada events can be found here.

Key Facts:

  • 30 nations
  • 250 athletes  
  • 100 accredited team staff  
  • Six days of activities (4 days of racing, 2 days of official training)
  • 4000 + spectators
  • Millions of international viewers

About Cycling Canada
Cycling Canada is the governing body for competitive cycling in Canada. With the vision of becoming a leading competitive cycling nation, Cycling Canada manages the High Performance team, hosts national and international events and administers programs to promote and grow cycling across the country.- 30 –Source: Cycling Canada 
Information: Karine Bedard | Cycling Canada | karine.bedard@cyclingcanada.ca