CYCLING CANADA ANNOUNCES 2017 CHAMPIONSHIP LOCATIONS
Cycling Canada Cyclisme – Ottawa-Gatineau, Panorama, Canmore, Calgary, Sherbrooke and Milton to host Canadian Championship Events
(Ottawa, ON – June 2, 2016) Cycling Canada has announced the dates and host locations for its 2017 Canadian Championships series. Canada’s top cyclists across all cycling sports will be treated to top-notch venues and experienced organizers throughout the entire series.
Alongside the confirmation of the 2017 Canadian Championship host venues, Cycling Canada has announced a new multi-year partnership with Lexus Canada, which will see Lexus become the official presenting sponsor of all Canadian Road and Track Cycling Championships events. The partnership will present Lexus with unique and exclusive customer engagement opportunities at each of these major events.
The Global Relay Canadian Road Championships presented by Lexus will return to Ottawa (ON) and Gatineau (QC) from June 24-28, 2017. Organizers will build on their experience from 2016 as riders from across the country are welcomed to the National Capital Region during Canada’s 150th anniversary celebrations. The 2017 Road Championships will showcase the para-cycling, junior and elite categories over five consecutive days of racing in both provinces.
Panorama Resort (BC) will provide the ultimate backdrop for downhillers looking to clinch the Canadian Championship title at the 2017 edition of the Canadian Downhill Mountain Bike Championships. The 2017 event, scheduled for July 15-16, will bring riders to one of Canada’s most iconic mountain villages, offering accommodation, restaurants and entertainment just minutes from the chairlift. With Panorama serving as a recent staple in the Canada Cup DH Series, riders should expect the same level of fast, technical courses they have come to expect for the big event.
Canmore (AB) will make a triumphant return to Canada’s National Mountain Bike calendar as host town of the 2017 & 2018 Canadian Mountain Bike Cross-Country Championships. The Championships will take place from July 22-23 at the iconic Canmore Nordic Centre in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. Taking place just one week before the 2017 Canada Summer Games, this event will provide an excellent opportunity for some of the country’s best athletes to test their form before heading to Winnipeg.
BMXers will once again gather in Calgary (AB) for the 2017 edition of the Canadian BMX Championships. The event will take place from August 25-27 and will also serve as the Canada Cup BMX Series Finale. Building on the excitement of the 2016 Canadian Championships, this event promises to be one of Canada’s marquee BMX events for 2017, attracting the nation’s top athletes. The track in Calgary is located just minutes from the city’s vibrant downtown, abundant amenities, as well as the Calgary International Airport.
Sherbrooke (QC) will return as the host of the 2017 Canadian Cyclocross Championships. Hosted by the Club Cycliste de Sherbrooke, the 2017 event will take place in beautiful Jacques-Cartier Park in the heart of Sherbrooke. With many years of provincial race organizing experience under their belt, organizers promise to provide a circuit that will challenge the nation’s best in one of the province’s most vibrant cities.
Milton, Ontario’s Mattamy National Cycling Centre will once again play host to two exciting weekends of racing for the 2017 Canadian Track Cycling Championships presented by Lexus. Junior and U17 riders from across Canada will gather in Milton for an early-season Championship event scheduled for spring 2017 while Elite, Master, and Paracycling athletes will hit the boards in fall 2017. Having played host to a largely successful Pan American Games in 2015, the track cycling legacy venue will provide a world-class stage for athletes of all ages to showcase the best in Canadian track cycling.
The 2017 Canadian Championships for Road Masters and Marathon Mountain Bike will be announced at a later date.
SUMMARY OF 2017 CANADIAN CYCLING CHAMPIONSHIPS SERIES
2017 Global Relay Canadian Road Championships p/b Lexus
Ottawa, ON/Gatineau, QC
June 24-28, 2017
Organizers: Doug Corner & John Large
2017 Canadian Mountain Bike DHI Championships
July 15-16, 2017
Organizer: Stephen Exley & Panorama Mountain Resort
2017 Canadian Mountain Bike XCO Championships
July 22-23, 2017
Organizer: Rundle Mountain Cycling Club
2017 Canadian BMX Championships
August 25-27, 2017
Organizer: Calgary BMX Racing Association
2017 Canadian Track Cycling Championships p/b Lexus
Juniors: Spring 2017 (date TBD)
Elite, Masters & Para: Fall 2017 (date TBD)
Organizer: Cycling Canada
2017 Canadian Cyclocross Championships
Organizer: Club Cycliste de Sherbrooke
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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 community programs to promote Cycling in Canada. For more information, please visit: www.cyclingcanada.ca.
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