November 12/04 1:04 am - 2005 Pro Cycling Tour Dates Announced, 2005 BC Superweek Dates Announced
Posted by Editoress on 11/12/04
2005 Pro Cycling Tour Dates Announced
Courtesy Threshold Sports
Threshold Sports, LLC, producers of the Pro Cycling Tour, has released the official dates for the first of its 2005 race calendar. These events and dates are:
Wachovia Cycling Series-Lancaster: May 31
Wachovia Cycling Series-Trenton: June 2
Wachovia Cycling Series-Philadelphia: June 5
New York City Cycling Championship: July 31
San Francisco Grand Prix: Sept 4
Robin Morton, PCT Technical Director, reports that the Wachovia Cycling Series and the San Francisco Grand Prix have been upgraded on the UCI Continental Calendar. The men's events in San Francisco and Philadelphia have been given the highest possible classification, the Hors category. The Wachovia Liberty Classic (women's) is now a 1.1.
"We have a number of other sizeable races on the drawing board to be announced," noted David Chauner, president and CEO of Threshold. "As the details become finalized, we will share the news over the next few months."
Threshold Sports is a sports marketing and event management company that focuses on the commercial development of the sports of cycling through its Pro Cycling Tour and custom-designed events and programs throughout North America. For more information visit thresholdsports.com or procyclingtour.com
2005 BC Superweek Dates Announced
Courtesy Greg Descantes
Next year's edition of BC SUPERWEEK, one of North America's most exciting cycling series, featuring seven races in 10 days, is set for July 15 - July 24, 2005.
In 2004, more than 44,000 spectators turned out to watch cycling greats such as Ivan Dominguez, Gord Fraser, Henk Vogels, Marty Nothstein, Jonas Carney, Tyler Farrar, Sarah Uhl, Helen Kelly and Alison Sydor race for $50,000 in prize money.
Based in and around Vancouver, Canada, just north of Seattle, Washington, BC SUPERWEEK includes the Tour de Delta, July 15-17 (hill climb, criterium, road race), the Tour de Gastown criterium, July 20th, and the Tour de White Rock, July 22-24 (hill climb, criterium, road race).
Â "The Tour de Delta is pleased to bring exciting bike racing action to the communties of Delta, Ladner and Tsawassen," said Delta organizer John McMurchy. "Being the week after the Cascade Classic in Oregon makes BC SUPERWEEK a logical next stop for North American teams already competing on the west coast."
"Gastown's 30,000 spectators were treated to two thrilling races last year," said Gastown race chair Scott Hawthorn. "BC SUPERWEEK'S media coverage was tremendous and we're looking forward to 2005 to see who'll join Lance Armstrong and Alex Stieda on our list of past champions."
Â "The road race along White Rock's waterfront is one of the toughest in North America," said Race Director Rita Clarkson. "Thankfully, the riders can count on thousands of enthusiastic cycling fans cheering them along every BC SUPERWEEK course."
To find out more about BC Superweek, visit tourdegastown.com, city.whiterock.bc.ca (search word Tour) or tourdedelta.com