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Mountain Bike Athletes head to Fernie, BC, for Canadian Downhill Championships

Ottawa, ON (July 11, 2023) – Elite, Junior, U17 and Masters athletes from all over the country will travel to Fernie, BC, on July 15-16, 2023, for the Canadian Downhill MTB Championships, where they will race for the maple leaf jersey.

“The 2023 Canadian Downhill MTB Championships are the culmination of months of preparation on the part of our athletes, as well as countless hours spent by organizers, resort staff, volunteers and officials to ensure a fun and safe event,” said Cycling Canada’s Events and Officials Manager, Jolène Dupuis. “We’re looking forward to an inspiring weekend of competition in the Rocky Mountains.”

2022 Canadian Champions Bailey Goldstone (Elite Women), Gabriel Neron (Elite Men), Gracey Hemstreet (Junior Women), Tegan Cruz (Junior Men) and Jon Mozell (U17 Men) will be lining up in hopes to reclaim their titles. Several familiar faces from UCI Mountain Bike World Series podiums will also be in attendance including Bodhi Kuhn (Downhill Junior Men) and Emmy Lan (Enduro U21 Women), both fresh off World Cup wins in their respective categories in Val di Sole and Val di Fassa, ITA. They will be joined by 2023 Enduro World Cup medallist Lily Boucher.

On the Masters side, current Canadian Champions Tom Power (Masters A Men), Robert Vernables (Masters B Men) and Donald Van Eesteren (Masters C Men) will race in hopes to add another gold medal to their collection.

The full technical guide and important event information can be found on the Events page of the Cycling Canada website.

Source: Cycling Canada

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