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Cycling Canada – (Ottawa, ON – March 23, 2016) Ottawa, ON, and Gatineau, QC, will play host to Canada’s top road cyclists this summer as the National Capital region welcomes the 2016 Global Relay Canadian Road Cycling Championships from June 25th to 29th.
 
Action will kick off in Ottawa with the Road Race events on Saturday, June 25th and Sunday, June 26th. Starting and finishing in Tunney’s Pasture just west of the downtown core, the road races will feature a spectator-friendly 10.3km circuit along the scenic Ottawa River Parkway.
 
Racing will move to Gatineau on Tuesday, June 28th for the Time Trial events which will take the riders up and down a challenging and undulating course through Gatineau Park.
 
The Championships will conclude with the Criterium events in historic downtown Aylmer, Quebec, on Wednesday, June 29th. The six-corner course will feature an uphill sprint to the finish line situated in front of the famed British Hotel and in close proximity to numerous restaurants, bars and cafes.
 
EVENT SCHEDULE
Saturday, June 25 – Junior Women, Junior Men, Para and Elite Women’s road races
Sunday, June 26 – Elite men’s road race
Tuesday, June 28 – Junior Women, Junior Men, Para, Elite Women, Elite Men’s individual time trial
Wednesday, June 29 – Junior Women, Junior Men,  Elite Women, Elite Men’s Criterium
 
In addition to racing, the road and criterium events will feature a variety of activities and attractions for spectators, family members and the local cycling and corporate communities. Details on this will be available on the event website within the next few weeks.
 
Event technical guides and registration information will be available in early May. For more information, including race distances please visit Cycling Canada’s website (http://www.cyclingcanada.ca/sport/para-cycling/events/type-of-event/canadian-championships/2016-global-relay-canadian-road-championships-eliteparajr/).
 
ABOUT THE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
The Ottawa/Gatineau cycling community is very fortunate to have many skilled individuals who will contribute to the success of the 2016 Global Relay Canadian Road Cycling Championships. Key members include Doug Corner, John Large, Peter Tregunno (road race director), Bob Hicks (time trial director) and Guillaume Lafleur (criterium director). They enjoy the support of a long list of volunteers, as well as Ottawa Tourism, the City of Gatineau, the National Capital Commission and Cycling Canada.
 
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 community programs to promote Cycling in Canada. For more information, please visit: www.cyclingcanada.ca.
 
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INFORMATION
Guy Napert-Frenette
Communications
Cycling Canada Cyclisme
Cell. 403 669-5015
guynf@performancepr.ca