Release by The Canadian Cycling Association
Edmonton to Host Road Nationals
“Edmonton is increasingly becoming a hub for cycling in western Canada and the Alberta Bicycle Association is excited to be bringing another National Championship race to Alberta,” said Kipp Kaufmann, Executive Director of the Alberta Bicycle Association. “Edmonton has a long tradition of communitywide support and passion for sport events.”
The races will be run by an organizing committee that includes veteran organizers from a variety of cycling clubs in Edmonton. Athletes will be competing for the National Championship jerseys in three road cycling events: criterium, individual time trial and road race. The first weekend will play host to the under 23 and Elite individual time trial and road race, which will take place within the City of Edmonton. Similar courses that were used in the World Masters Games are being investigated.
The Masters, Para-cycling, Junior and U17 races will take place during the second weekend just outside of Edmonton in the city of Devon. The host of the Devon Stage Race, one of Alberta’s largest stage races, will be rolling out the red carpet for the athletes.
The National Criterium Championships will take place on Canada Day at the Alberta Legislature. The spectator friendly event is expected to attract large crowds.
About the Canadian Cycling Association (CCA)
The Canadian Cycling Association (CCA) is the recognized authority by the UCI (Union Cycliste International) on all aspects of cycling in Canada, including BMX, Cyclo-Cross, Mountain Bike, Para-Cycling, Road and Track.
Release by The Canadian Cycling AssociationMay 13, 2009 (Ottawa, ON) – The Canadian Cycling Association is pleased to announce Edmonton, Alberta as host city for the 2010 Road National Cycling Championships. From June 25 to July 5, 2010, more than 500 of Canada’s top cyclists will descend upon Edmonton for a chance to become Canada’s Top Road Cyclist.