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Cycling Canada – Milton, ON (September 25, 2018) – The 2018-2019 track season begins this weekend with the Canadian Track Championships for Elite and Masters athletes to be held at the Mattamy National Cycling Centre in Milton, Ontario. The Championships are the most important event on the domestic track calendar, with national titles and maple jerseys awarded in eight events for women and men in the Elite category, and across multiple age categories for Masters women and men.

“We are thrilled to begin our Domestic Track Season with the 2018 edition of the Elite/Masters Canadian Championships,” said Mathieu Boucher, Head of Development and Operations at Cycling Canada. “With Canada’s top track athletes finalizing their preparation for the World Cup season, we’re expecting some fast times and close battles as they compete for the maple leaf jersey!”

Competition begins on Thursday, September 27th, with the Time Trial, Team Pursuit and Team Sprint events. On Friday, the Omnium and Sprint titles will be awarded, and the Championships will conclude on Saturday with the Individual Pursuit, Keirin and Madison events.

A total of 154 athletes are registered for the Championships, including multiple Olympic and world championship competitors. Olympic bronze medalist Allison Beveridge of Calgary, Alberta, Pan American champion Hugo Barrette of Iles-de-la-Madeleine, Quebec, and Commonwealth Games team members Lauriane Genest [Levis, Quebec] and Amelia Walsh [Ayr, Ontario] are just a few of the international caliber riders who will be racing in Milton.

Click here for more information about the Championships: https://bit.ly/2My1JxS
 
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. Cycling Canada programs are made possible through the support of its valued corporate partners – Global Relay, Lexus Canada, Mattamy Homes, Louis Garneau, lululemon, 4iiii, Argon18 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 
Information:
Karine Bedard l Cycling Canada l 438-884-8771 l karine.bedard@cyclingcanada.ca