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Cycling Canada  – Ottawa, December 23, 2017 – Cycling Canada and the Canadian Cyclo-Cross Working Group are pleased to announce the ten athletes that will take part in the European Christmas ‘Cross project to prepare for the World Championships at the end of January.

The project will include five races in Belgium, beginning on December 26th with the UCI Cyclo-Cross World Cup Heusden-Zolder, and conclude on January 1st at the GP Sven Nys.

“This is Cycling Canada’s third annual Christmas Cross Camp and it is our largest yet,” said Scott Kelly, Program Manager for the Canadian Cyclo-Cross Working Group. “We’re excited that we are able to continue introducing developing athletes to international competition, while providing support to our Elite athletes.”

Four Junior Men, three Under-23 Men, two Under-23 Women and one Elite Woman will participate in the Christmas Cross Camp, including Christel Ferrier Bruneau, the Elite Women’s national champion, and Tyler Clark, the Junior Men’s national champion.
“Increased exposure to quality racing is an essential step in ensuring Canadians are able to compete with the best in the world and there is no better opportunity to do this than during the Christmas Cross period in Belgium.”

Colton Woods [Junior Men]
Dylan Kerr [Junior Men]
Conor Martin [Junior Men]
Tyler Clark [Junior Men]
Brody Sanderson [U23 Men]
Nicholas Diniz [U23 Men]
Trevor Donnell [U23 Men]
Siobhan Kelly [U23 Women]
Magdeleine Vallieres Mille [U23 Women]
Christel Ferrier-Bruneau [Elite Women]

December 26 – UCI Cyclo-Cross World Cup Heusden-Zolder 
December 28th – DVV verzekeringen trofee- Azencross
December 29th – Cyclo-cross Bredene
December 30th – Telenet Superprestige Diegem
January 1st – DVV verzekeringen trofee- GP Sven Nys

Cycling Canada does not receive government funding for Cyclo-Cross programs, which means all projects are funded through sponsorships, private donations or by the athletes themselves. Any amount donated has a direct impact on the development of this sport in Canada. To donate, please visit If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities please contact Scott Kelly at

About the Canadian Cyclo-Cross Working Group
The Canadian-Cyclo-cross Working Group is made up of various stakeholders from the Canadian Cyclo-cross community. The objective of this initiative is to improve communications and planning around the Canadian Cyclo-cross program. The working group has been tasked with developing a sustainable cyclo-cross program, exploring funding opportunities and identifying and engaging leaders in the Canadian Cyclo-cross community to help drive these initiatives.
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 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 and Bear Mountain Resort – along with the Government of Canada, Own The Podium, the Canadian Olympic Committee and the Canadian Paralympic Committee.



Source: Cycling Canada 
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