Drummondville, QC (July 5, 2018) – On Saturday and Sunday, the BMX Canadian Championships and the first round of the Canada Cup series will take place in Drummondville, Quebec. This will be Drummondville’s first time hosting the Championships since 2015.
Saturday will see riders competing for the maple leaf jersey in the Junior (17-18) and Elite (19+) categories for women and men, with medals awarded in the Challenge classes for age group racing from as young as 5 years old. Almost all of Canada’s top pros – fresh from racing the UCI BMX World Championships – will be in attendance, including defending Elite women’s champion Drew Mechielsen of Langley, BC, and 2017 silver medalist Daina Tuchscherer of Chestermere, AB. On the Elite men’s side, 2015 Pan Am Games champion and defending national champion Tory Nyhaug of Coquitlam, BC, will miss the Championships as he recovers from injury, but 2017 silver medalist James Palmer of North Vancouver, BC, and bronze medalist Alex Tougas of Pitt Meadows, BC, will be competing for the national title.
“We are very excited to return to Drummondville for the Canadian Championships in 2018, as well as the opening round of our Canada Cup BMX series,” said Josh Peacock, Competition Coordinator at Cycling Canada. “Club BMX Drummond has been hard at work to build on the success of their most recent Canadian Championships hosted in 2015, and are no strangers to hosting Canada’s best. We are expecting strong representation from all provinces, making for stiff competition as riders set their sights on the coveted N plate.”
On Sunday, riders will compete in the first round of the five event Canada Cup national series.