CYCLING CANADA SENDS FIVE RIDERS TO FINAL BMX WORLD CUPS
Santiago del Estero, Argentina (September 20, 2018) – Cycling Canada has announced the team of athletes who will represent Canada in Santiago del Estero, Argentina, for the final two BMX World Cups of the 2018 season. Five riders will compete, with World Cup competitions taking place Saturday, September 29th and Sunday, September 30th.
"The Olympic qualifying period is officially on and we begin our quest with the World Cup finals in Santiago del Estero," said Adam Muys, Head BMX Coach at Cycling Canada. "It has been a season of growth and our athletes have stepped up and will be ready to contend for some strong finishes at the finals. Our small group of five athletes all have the ability and speed and I'm really excited to see what they can do."
The team includes Elite women Drew Mechielsen and Daina Tuchscherer, Elite men James Palmer and Alex Tougas, and Junior woman Avriana Hebert.
Avriana Hebert - Edmonton, AB
Drew Mechielsen - Langley, BC
James Palmer - North Vancouver, BC
Alex Tougas - Pitt Meadows, BC
Daina Tuchscherer - Chestermere, AB
About Cycling Canada
Cycling Canada is the governing body for competitive cycling in Canada. With the vision of becoming a leading competitive cycling nation, Cycling Canada manages the High Performance team, hosts national and international events and administers programs to promote and grow cycling across the country. Cycling Canada programs are made possible through the support of its valued corporate partners – Global Relay, Lexus Canada, Mattamy Homes, Louis Garneau, lululemon, 4iiii, Argon18 and Bear Mountain Resort – along with the Government of Canada, Own The Podium, the Canadian Olympic Committee and the Canadian Paralympic Committee.