CYCLING CANADA ANNOUNCES 2019 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS CALENDAR

Ottawa, Ontario, June 28, 2018 – Cycling Canada is pleased to confirm the 2019 calendar for national championships across Road, Track, Mountain Bike, Para-Cycling, BMX and Cyclo-cross. The national championships represent the highest level of competition on the domestic calendar, with champions receiving the red and white maple leaf jersey, which they get to wear to compete around the world.

“Cycling Canada is excited to release the preliminary dates and locations of the 2019 Canadian Championships,” said Mathieu Boucher, Performance Development Director at Cycling Canada. “We have the privilege to partner with an amazing group of organizers, public and corporate partners who are fully dedicated to hosting the best possible events to showcase our sport to the public and to support the development of our athletes across the country.”

The first national championships of 2019 will be the Canadian Track Championships for Under-17, Junior and Para cyclists, to be held at the Mattamy National Cycling Centre in Milton, Ontario, in April.

The Global Relay Canadian Road Championships will begin with the Masters categories, to take place in Victoria, B.C., on June 7-9, and will be organized by the Russ Hays Racing Cycling Society. The Elite, Junior and Para Global Relay Canadian Road Championships will return, after a few years absence, to the Quebec City region on June 27-30, organized by the Grand Prix Cycliste de Beauce. The specific location will be announced shortly.

In July, attention turns to BMX and Mountain Bike, with the BMX Canadian Championships scheduled for Toronto, ON, on July 6th.  Also taking place in 2019 will be the first-ever BMX Freestyle Canadian Championships, as this sport prepares for its Olympic debut in 2020. More details regarding the date and location of Canada’s first Freestyle BMX championships will be confirmed in the coming months. Mountain Bike will be split across four championships for the first time, beginning with the XCO MTB Canadian Championships at Hardwood Ski & Bike in Oro Station, ON, on July 20-21. A week later, the Downhill MTB Canadian Championships will take place at Panorama Mountain Resort in Invermere, BC, on July 27-28. The DH Championships will be joined by the new Enduro MTB Canadian Championships on July 26-27, creating a Gravity Championships Weekend. The Mountain Bike Championships will conclude on September 7-8 in St-Felicien, QC, with the XCM (Marathon) MTB Canadian Championships.

“We are thrilled to add the Canadian Enduro Championships to our calendar for the first time in 2019,” said Josh Peacock, Competition Coordinator at Cycling Canada. “In light of the recent announcement of the UCI to work with the Enduro World Series beginning 2019, we remain committed to work with organizations such as CNES to ensure the smoothest possible integration onto our national calendar.”

The final two championships of the year, to be held in the Fall, are the Canadian Track Championships for Elite and Masters categories at the Mattamy National Cycling Centre, in Milton, ON, and the Cyclo-cross Canadian Championships, which will return to Peterborough, ON, for a second year. Schedules for these events will be announced at a later date.

Canadian Track Championships (U17/Junior/Para)
Organizer: Cycling Canada
Milton, ON
April 2019

Global Relay Canadian Road Championships (Masters)
Organizer: Russ Hays Racing Cycling Society
Victoria, BC
June 7-9, 2019

Global Relay Canadian Road Championships (Elite/Para/Junior)
Organizer: Grand Prix Cycliste de Beauce
Location TBC
June 27-30, 2019

BMX Canadian Championships
Organizer: Cycling Canada
Toronto, ON
July 6, 2019

XCO MTB Canadian Championships
Organizer: Pulse Racing
Hardwood Ski & Bike, Oro Station, ON
July 20-21, 2019

Enduro MTB Canadian Championships
Organizer: Canadian National Enduro Series
Panorama Mountain Resort, Invermere, BC
July 26-27, 2019

Downhill MTB Canadian Championships
Organizer: Panorama Mountain Resort
Panorama Mountain Resort, Invermere, BC
July 27-28, 2019

XCM MTB Canadian Championships
Organizer: Compétition Vélo2Max
St-Félicien, QC
September 7-8, 2019

Cyclo-cross Canadian Championships
Organizer: Peterborough Cycling Club
Peterborough, ON
Date TBC (to be announced Fall 2018)

Canadian Track Championships (Elite/Masters)
Organizer: Cycling Canada
Milton, ON
Date TBC (to be announced Fall 2018)