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Ottawa, ON (April 27, 2023) – Athletes from across the country are preparing to descend on Hamilton, ON, for the inaugural Canadian Gravel Championships presented by Argon 18, to be hosted on April 30, 2023, by Canada’s longest standing gravel event, Paris to Ancaster, which is expected to draw over 3,000 participants.  

Over 300 Junior, Elite and Master athletes will take on the 112km race with 896m of climbing and a route characterized by 65% unpaved surfaces.  

“Adding the gravel discipline to the Canadian Championship portfolio is especially significant given its potential to inspire Canadians to grab a bike, get outside and ride, whether that be on road, gravel or any other safe, accessible path,” said Josh Peacock, Cycling Canada Director of Marketing and Events. “We’re also thrilled to partner with Paris to Ancaster for this year’s event. Their impeccable event hosting and the unmatched atmosphere they create will ensure that the inaugural Canadian Gravel Championships is one to remember.” 

A bevy of top riders will be part of the pack racing to claim the title of first-ever Canadian Gravel Champion, including multiple-time Canadian Cyclo-cross Champions and winners of the 2022 edition of Paris to Ancaster, Maghalie Rochette and Michael van den Ham, and current Cyclo-cross Elite Canadian Champion, Tyler Clark. They will be joined on the starting line by fellow 2022-2023 Canadian National Cycling Team athletes Filipe Duarte, Ruby West and Alexander Woodford.  

The full technical guide and important event information can be found on the Events page of the Cycling Canada website, while official competition documents such as communiqués, rider list, start lists and live results can be found here

About Cycling Canada 
Cycling Canada is the nation’s oldest National Sport Organization and has one simple purpose – to inspire Canadians to cycle. Our mandate is to holistically develop the sport in partnership with our 11 Provincial/Territorial Sport Organizations, putting more Canadians on bikes from coast-to-coast and on podiums around the world. 

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Source: Cycling Canada   
Information: Caroline Soble | Cycling Canada |