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Cycling Canada – Midland, ON (November 2, 2018) – The Pan American Cyclo-cross Championships will come to Canada this weekend, on November 3-4 at Little Lake Park in Midland, Ontario, 90 minutes north of Toronto. This is the first time the Continental Championships for cyclo-cross will take place in Canada.

Organizers of the UCI-sanctioned Silver Goose cyclo-cross races and CykelHaus Race Promotions will host the event, which will feature Elite, Under-23, Junior women and men, and, for the first time, Masters age-category competition for both women and men. Over 300 riders are registered to race, a significant increase over last year’s event in Louisville, Kentucky.

“We are thrilled to welcome the Pan American Cyclo-cross Championships to Midland, Ontario, as a part of the Silver Goose Festival of Cross,” said Josh Peacock, Events Manager at Cycling Canada. “This event represents two important milestones; not only is this the first time the event has been hosted in Canada, but the very first time this event will offer official Pan Am titles to Masters riders. Continental Championships offer an important opportunity for riders to gain access to a higher level of UCI points compared to a traditional C1 or C2, and as a result we expect the competition to be strong at this year’s event. Elite and Junior racers will also be treated to a UCI C2 sanctioned event on Saturday, providing maximum racing and points-grabbing opportunities.”

Competition begins on Saturday, November 3rd, with the Pan American Championships for Masters categories, plus UCI C2 sanction races for Elite women and men, and Junior men.  Sunday, the Pan American Championships will take place for both women and men in the Elite and Under-23 categories, as well as Junior men.

“We are extremely excited to be hosting this premiere event in Midland,” said event organizer John Hauser. “This event would not be possible without the generous support of the Government of Ontario Sport Hosting Program. Through the Sport Hosting Program grant we will bring world class competition to rural Ontario, and hopefully inspire youth and individuals of all ages to aspire to the determination exhibited by the athletes in this competition.”

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