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BMX Canada Cup Series Overall Champions Crowned in Calgary

The 2016 edition of the BMX Canada Cup national series concluded with the seventh and final round in Calgary, Alberta.  This is the fifth year of the Canada Cup for BMX, and took the riders to four different provinces, starting in British Columbia for Rounds 1 and 2, then moving to Quebec for the next two rounds, followed by Ontario for Rounds 5 and 6, before finishing in Calgary, one day after the National Championships.

Riders counted their best five out of seven events to determine the final rankings.  In the Elite Women, Daina Tuchscherer (Calgary BMX) took the title with three wins and two third places, for a total of 3420 points.  New national champion Drew Michielsen (Abbottsford BMX) won the final round to finish second overall with 2060 points, followed by Olympic champion Mariana Pajon of Colombia, with 1400 points.

In the Elite Men, it was James Palmer (Yess BMX) as the overall series winner, with 3420 points, including three victories.  Jared Ennis (Maple Ridge Cycle) finished second with 3260 points and Gaby Malenfant (BMX Drummond) was third, at 3150 points.

The Junior Men’s title went to national champion Alex Tougas with 2500 points, after sweeping the season with seven straight victories.  Cayleigh van Staalduinen (Team Alberta) was the Junior Women’s champion with four victories.  In the Junior Devo categories, Avriana Hebert (Team Alberta) was the women’s overall champion with five wins and Aidan Webber the Devo Men’s champion with six wins.

Full results can be found at: