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The Sport Information Resource Centre

Ottawa, ON (May 10, 2021) – Since the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Cycling Canada, our local organizing committees and our provincial and territorial cycling associations have remained committed to making decisions in the interest of ensuring a safe sporting environment for our members and participants at all levels across the country.

Based on close consultation with our provincial partners and organizers of domestic national calendar events, Cycling Canada is pleased to announce a revised calendar of 2021 events. The below list of events and associated dates refers to all events which will continue to carry national or international sanction in Canada in 2021. Following this publication, all those events which remain on the calendar will either occur on the published date or will be canceled based on evolving public health restrictions in their associated regions. There will be no further postponement of dates unless otherwise noted.

Some key highlights of the adjusted calendar:

The Canadian Road Championships for both Elite/Junior/Para and Masters will occur September 3-6. This decision was made in close collaboration with both local organizing committees and the Quebec Provincial Federation and reflects the most feasible option under current conditions for both organizations to proceed. Discussions remain ongoing regarding the proposed dates for the Elite/Junior/Para Championships, and follow-up communications will be issued accordingly if updates are required. A final confirmation based on ongoing regional discussions is expected in June.

The XCO Mountain Bike calendar will see a new Canadian Championship date and location, returning to the site of the 2016 Canadian XCO Championships and long-time Canada Cup venue, Baie-Saint-Paul, in September. The event, originally scheduled to occur at Hardwood Ski & Bike in Ontario, hosted by Pulse Racing, will return to the calendar as the XCO Championship host in 2022. The Canada Cup calendar will see the addition of a new Canada Cup date in St. Félicien along with an October date for Canmore, with all events receiving an upgrade in Junior sanctioning to “UCI Junior Series”. The 2021 edition of the Canadian XC Marathon Championships will be canceled.

The Downhill Mountain Bike calendar will see the Fernie Canada Cup and Canadian DH Championships retain their originally planned dates, with Panorama moved to a mid-week calendar placement between them.

The BMX Calendar will move forward with the St. Albert BMX Canada Cup and Canadian BMX Championships/Canada Cup #7 on their originally scheduled dates in July and August respectively. The Quebec Canada Cup events in Drummondville and Haut-Richelieu will move to September 11-12 and September 18-19.

The Junior/U17 Canadian Track Championships will move to a new date on November 12-14, while the Elite/Para/Masters Track Championships will award a 2021 title in January 2022.

Finally, the Cyclo-cross calendar remains unchanged with the Canadian Cyclo-cross Championships and Bear Crossing UCI C2 events occurring November 27-28 in Langford, British Columbia.

As the COVID-19 pandemic and associated public health restrictions remain ongoing, please refer to the 2021 Event Status Updates page for any updated cancelations as the season progresses. All events will remain subject to local public health guidelines and will only proceed where deemed safe within regional return to sport and event frameworks. Cycling Canada, in close collaboration with our local organizing committees and provincial sport organizations will make every effort to ensure that any further cancelations are confirmed and posted no later than 6 weeks prior to the anticipated event date.

Revised 2021 National Calendar

Road

DateEventLocationSanction
11-15 AugTour de l’avenir MaKadence Quebec City, QCCC NC WJ
3-6 Sept2021 Canadian Road Championships – Elite/Junior/ParaBeauce/Quebec City, QCUCI CN
3-6 Sept2021 Canadian Road Championships (Masters)Victoriaville, QCCC CN
3-5 SeptClassique des Appalaches (GFWS)Victoriaville, QCGFWS
10 SeptGrand Prix Cycliste de QuébecQuébec, QCUCI 1.UWT
12 SeptGrand Prix Cycliste de MontréalMontréal,QCUCI 1.UWT
15-19 Sept2021 Tour de BeauceSt-Georges, QCUCI 2

MTB (XCO)

DateEventLocationSanction
10 JulySt. Félicien Canada Cup XCO [UCI Jr. Series]Saint-Félicien, QCUCI C1 XCO, UCI Jr Series
17 JulySherbrooke Canada Cup XCO [UCI Jr. Series]Sherbrooke, QCUCI C2 XCO, UCI Jr Series
19-22 AugDieppe Canada Cup XCO & XCC [UCI Jr. Series]Dieppe, NBUCI C2 XCO, UCI Jr Series, UCI C3 XCC
24-26 Sept2021 Canadian XCO MTB ChampionshipsBaie-Saint-Paul, QCUCI CN XCO
1-3 OctCanmore Canada Cup XCO & XCC [UCI Jr. Series]Canmore, ABUCI C2 XCO, UCI Jr Series, UCI C3 XCC

MTB (DH)

DateEventLocationSanction
17-18 JulyFernie Canada Cup DHFernie, BCUCI C2 DH
19-21 JulyPanorama Canada Cup DHPanorama, BCUCI C2 DH
24-25-July2021 Canadian Downhill MTB ChampionshipsGolden, BCUCI CN

BMX

DateEventLocationSanction
17-18 JulSt. Albert BMX Canada CupSt Albert, ABUCI NE/EN/UCI C1
28-29 Aug2021 Canadian BMX Championships & Canada Cup BMX #7Calgary, ABUCI CN (Sat), CC NE (Sun)
11-12 SeptDrummondville BMX Canada CupDrummondville, QCCC NE/UCI C1
18-19 SeptHaut-Richelieu BMX Canada CupSt-Jean-Sur-Richelieu, QCCC NE/UCI C1

Cyclo-cross

DateEventLocationSanction
27 Nov2021 Canadian Cyclocross ChampionshipsLangford, BCUCI CN (Sat)
28 NovBear Crossing Grand PrixLangford, BCUCI C2 (Sun)

Track

DateEventLocationSanction
12-14 Nov2021 Canadian Track Championships (U17/Junior)Milton, ONUCI CN
7-9 Jan 20222021 Canadian Track Championships (Elite/Para/Master)Milton, ONUCI CN

About Cycling Canada
Cycling Canada is the national sport governing body for cycling in Canada. With the vision of becoming a leading cycling nation, Cycling Canada administers programs to promote and grow cycling across the country, hosts national and international events and manages the National cycling teams in all levels of international competition.