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Cycling Canada Releases 2018 National Championship Calendar

Cycling Canada has confirmed the 2018 calendar for national championships across Road, Track, Mountain Bike, Para-Cycling, BMX and Cyclo-cross.  The national championships represent the highest level of competition on the domestic calendar.  Champions receive the red and white maple leaf jersey, and compete around the world in those colours.

“Cycling Canada is excited to release the dates and locations of the 2018 Canadian Championships,” said Mathieu Boucher, Performance Development Director at Cycling Canada.  “We have the privilege to partner with an amazing group of organizers, public and corporate partners who are fully dedicated to hosting the best possible events to showcase our sport to the public and to support the development of our athletes across the country.”

The first national championships of 2018 will be the Canadian Track Championships p/b Lexus for Under-17, Junior and Para cyclists, to be held at the Mattamy National Cycling Centre in Milton, Ontario, on April 12-15.

The Global Relay Canadian Road Championships p/b Lexus will begin with the Masters categories, to take place in Victoria, B.C., on June 1-3, and will be organized by the Victoria International Cycling Festival Society.  The Elite, Junior and Para Global Relay Canadian Road Championships p/b Lexus will take place in Kamloops, B.C., on June 21-24, organized by the NTSQ Sports Group.

In July, attention turns to BMX and Mountain Bike, with the BMX Canadian Championships scheduled for Drummondville, QC, on July 14th.  Mountain Bike will be split across three championships, beginning with the XC MTB Canadian Championships p/b Lexus in Canmore, AB, on July 21-22.  A week later, the Downhill MTB Canadian Championships will take place at Panorama Mountain Resort, BC, on July 28-29.  The Mountain Bike championships will conclude on August 26th in Saint-Raymond, QC, with the XCM (Marathon) MTB Canadian Championships.

The final two championships of the year, to be held in the Fall of 2018, are the National Track Championships for Elite and Masters categories and Cyclo-cross Canadian Championships, with schedules and locations to be announced at a later date.

Canadian Track Championships p/b Lexus (U17/Junior/Para)
Organizer: Cycling Canada
Milton, ON
April 12-15, 2018

Global Relay Canadian Road Championships p/b Lexus (Masters)
Organizer: Victoria International Cycling Festival Society
Victoria, BC
June 1-3, 2018

Global Relay Canadian Road Championships p/b Lexus (Elite/Para/Junior)
Organizer: NTSQ Sports Group
Kamloops, BC
June 21-24, 2018

BMX Canadian Championships
Organizer: Club BMX Drummond
Drummondville, QC
July 14, 2018

XC MTB Canadian Championships p/b Lexus
Organizer: Alberta Nationals Mountain Bike Race Association
Canmore, AB
July 21-22, 2018

Downhill MTB Canadian Championships
Organizer: Panorama Mountain Resort
Panorama Mountain Resort, BC
July 28-29, 2018

XCM MTB Canadian Championships
Organizer: Groupe Aventure Azimut
Saint-Raymond, QC
August 26, 2018

Cyclo-cross Canadian Championships
TBC (to be announced Fall 2017)

Canadian Track Championships p/b Lexus (Elite/Masters)
TBC (to be announced Fall 2017)

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.