2019 BC Cup Downhill Series p/b Cobotix

 

The celebrated BC Cup Downhill Series is back for 2019 featuring a stacked calendar of Canada’s most exciting downhill races.

The 2019 BC Cup Downhill Series p/b Cobotix will play out over 6 races throughout the Province, giving racers the chance to accumulate points from June to September, chasing the opportunity to ultimately be crowned the BC Cup DH Series winner.

This year’s BC Cup will see the return of some legendary race tracks in what should be the most competitive and demanding season to date as athletes prepare for the 2019 UCI World Championships in Mont-Ste.Anne QC.

 

Schedule

EVENT DATE VENUE

Whistler BC Cup

June 23
Whistler Bike Park

Big White BC Cup

June 30
Big White Resort

Sun Peaks BC Cup

July 7
Sun Peaks Resort

Silver Star BC Cup | Canada Cup*

July 14
Silver Star Resort

Kicking Horse Western Open BC Cup | Canada Cup*

July 21
Kicking Horse

Stevie Smith Memorial Downhill – BC Cup

September 15
Mt. Washington Resort
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Canadian DH MTB Championships

National Championship Event Not Included in BC Cup Standings
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July 28
Panorama Resort

*The Canada Cup is a separate series hosted in partnership between Cycling Canada, its provincial sport organizations and local organizing committee, the Canada Cup Cycling Series is sanctioned by the International Cycling Union (UCI). Note that at dual-sanction BC Cup | Canada Cup events, Elite and Jr. Expert riders will require UCI licenses. All other riders can race using Provincial Race licenses.

Series Structure

The BC Premier Downhill Series is a great tool in preparing our best provincial athletes to compete on the national and international stage. Riders must complete 3 out of 6 races to be eligible for an overall ranking. 5 out of 6 races will count towards total series points, therefore, riders who compete in all 6 races will be able to “drop” their lowest results.

Seeding runs will be offered at each event and will determine start order for your race run, but will not count towards series overall points. (Seeding runs for Elite and Junior Expert categories only.)

For all categories, each rider must complete at least two training runs prior to race start on Sunday. Riders who fail to complete two training runs may not be allowed to start at their established race time and receive a DNS.

Each rider must ensure they have read and understood the Mountain Bike UCI rules listed here.

Points

Any UCI or Provincial Race License holder will be eligible for BC Cup Series Points in the following categories:

  • U15 Men/Women
  • U17 Sport Men*
  • U17 Expert Men
  • Junior Sport Men*
  • Junior Expert Men
  • Junior Women
  • Elite Men (Riders must hold a Pro-Elite UCI Race License (or equivalent))
  • Elite Women (Riders must hold a Pro-Elite UCI Race License (or equivalent))
  • Senior Men*
  • Senior Women*
  • Master Men 30-39
  • Master Women 30+
  • Master Men 40-49
  • Master Men 50+

* Riders in these categories MUST upgrade upon meeting upgrade criteria, which are listed in the upgrade policy, here. Half of the riders’ currents points will be transferred when this occurs.

Riders in any category subject to upgrade may claim an early upgrade if they can produce verifiable results which shows a race time that would have put them in the top 25% of the field “Expert” (U17 or Junior) or “Elite” (Senior Men/Senior Women) category in the same race.

Upgrade forms must be submitted no later than 2 weeks prior to race time. Upgrade requests must be submitted through the online form, here.

Points will be awarded to the top 75 finishers according to the table below.

In the case of a tie, the highest placed rider at the final race (BC Cup DH Series Finals) will be the overall series winner. Riders must complete 3 out of 6 races to be eligible for an overall ranking. 5 out of 6 races will count towards total series points, therefore, riders who compete in all 6 races will be able to “drop” their lowest results.

Awards

Series winners will be recognized at the final race of the year as well as at Cycling BC’s annual year end party. The overall winner of each BC Series category will be published once confirmed.

Riders must wear clean cycling apparel (comprising of clean shorts and clean team/sponsor jersey). Failure to do so will result in the loss of the award.

Riders who have placed in the top 3 (and top 5 for Elite Men/Elite Women) must attend each podium ceremony. Failure to do so will result in the loss of award.

Points Structure

Place  Points  Place Points Place Points
1 200 26 5 51 3
2 175 27 5 52 3
3 155 28 5 53 3
4 140 29 5 54 3
5 130 30 5 55 3
6 120 31 5 56 3
7 115 32 5 57 3
8 110 33 5 58 3
9 105 34 5 59 3
10 100 35 5 60 2
11 95 36 5 61 2
12 90 37 5 62 2
13 85 38 5 63 2
14 80 39 5 64 2
15 75 40 4 65 2
16 71 41 4 66 2
17 69 42 4 67 2
18 66 43 4 68 2
19 64 44 4 69 2
20 62 45 4 70 1
21 5 46 4 71 1
22 5 47 4 72 1
23 5 48 4 73 1
24 5 49 4 74 1
25 5 50 3 75 1

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