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Cycling Canada announces selection criteria for inaugural UCI Urban Cycling World Championships

Cycling Canada has released the selection criteria for athletes interested in competing at the 2017 UCI Urban Cycling World Championships, which will be hosted in Chengdu, China from November 8-12.

The championships will include events in three cycling disciplines; BMX freestyle park, mountain bike trials and mountain bike eliminator. This will be the inaugural world championship event for BMX freestyle, which was recently added to the Olympic program for 2020 by the International Olympic Committee.

The selection criteria have been published to the Cycling Canada website and are available here:“We are excited to see the addition of BMX freestyle to the Olympic program for 2020. The discipline is new to Cycling Canada and we look forward to working with our BMX athletes and officials to develop programs and events as we build toward the Tokyo games and beyond,” said Jacques Landry, Chief Technical Officer and Head Coach for Cycling Canada.

Source: Cycling Canada
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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.