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Tour de White Rock: Choices Market Criterium


Jul. 17, 2015

Event Information

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The Tour de White Rock is one of the longest withstanding races in North America. It consists of the Homelife Realty Hill Climb that goes up a 700m 16% gradient. The Choices Markets Criterium is in the heart of White Rock and the historic Peace Arch News Road Race ends the weekend Tour with one of the most challenging road races in the Pacific North West.

The first event in the Tour de White Rock features the Choices Markets Criterium, where racers reach speeds of up to 70 km/hr as they race on a 1-km circuit that loops from Johnston Road, around five corners, past City Hall and back around White Rock Elementary. This late afternoon/early evening event starts at Johnston Road and Roper Avenue with the men’s category 3 & 4 cyclists racing, followed by the women’s professionals 1, 2 & 3 cyclists at. The final group to hit the course is the men’s pro race, which will include professional and category 1 & 2 cyclists. The exciting shoulder-to-shoulder sprints of the ‘Crit’ provide many thrilling moments as competitors surge ahead to chase cash in the prime (pronounced ‘preem’) laps. Racing in the lead pack and maneuvering for position is as exhilarating for the competitors as it is for the spectators.


NEW! BC Youth Superweek

The new BC Superweek Youth Series is a partnership between BC Superweek and Global Relay’s Bridge the Gap Fund, which is coordinating the series.

In addition to giving the up and coming racers (boys, ages 12 – 15, and girls, ages 12-16) a chance to compete in seven races over eight days, BC Superweek Youth Series will also give them a chance to test their bike handling skills at speed over the same iconic courses their heroes will race on later each evening in front of thousands of cheering race fans.

For more information on the BC Superweek Youth Series, click here.

With between 5,000 and 30,000 spectators in attendance at each event and more than $110,000 in cash prizes for participants, BC Superweek is the cycling event to attend each year.

Some of the most competitive teams in national and international cycling have already committed to attending the series next summer. All races are free to watch.

BC Superweek is Canada’s biggest professional cycling series and features more than $110,000 in prize money available during eight races over nine days. BC Superweek runs from July 10 – 18, and is made up of the Tour de Delta (July 10, 11, 12), UBC Grand Prix p/b Mahony & Sons (July 14), Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix (July 15), Giro di Burnaby p/b Appia Development (July 16) and the Tour de White Rock (July 17, 18). For more information, visit www.bcsuperweek.ca.