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December 3/04 4:52 am - CCA Announces 2005 National Calendar


Posted by Editoress on 12/3/04
 

The 2005 Canadian Cycling Season Ready To Go
Courtesy CCA

The Canadian Cycling Association (CCA) is proud to present the 2005 provisional calendar of cycling events across the nation. A total of 38 events in 5 disciplines will be presented from May to November. Boosted by the amazing results of our Olympians in Athens, more then 10,000 athletes, from 5 to 65 years old, will participate in national calendar events throughout the season.

The event listed below represent the National Calendar for 2005. The CCA would like to thank all the organizers that applied to be on the National Calendar.

Road
13 events are set on the calendar for 2005. Most of them are sanctioned by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), the international governing body of cycling, including the only road World Cup in North America in Montréal, Québec. Also, the CCA is proud to announced the launch of a new national series with more then $10,000 in cash for Elite men and women. Furthermore, two major Games including cycling events will take place in Canada this year: the Canada Summer Games and the World Master Games.

International events
May 28La Coupe du Monde Cycliste Féminine de MontréalMontréal, QuébecRoad Race
May 30 - June 5Le Tour du Grand MontréalMontréal, QuébecStage Race
June 8-12GP International Féminin du Canada (TBC)Stage Race
June 14-19GP Cycliste de BeauceSt-Georges, QuébecStage Race
July 19-24Tour de l'Abitibi(TBC), QuébecStage Race
National Championship
July 7-10Kamloops Tim Horton National Championship
(part of the National Series)
Kamloops, British ColumbiaTime Trial/Criterium/ Road Race
National Series
July 15-17Tour of DeltaDelta, British ColumbiaStage Race
July 20Tour of GastownVancouver, British ColumbiaCriterium
July 22-24Tour of White RockWhite Rock, British ColumbiaRoad Race
August 6 (TBC)Classique Montréal-QuébecSt-Augustin, Québec (TBC)Road Race
August 12-14Jewel of WildernessElliot Lake, Ontario (TBC)Stage Race
Major Games
July 23-24, 30thWorld Master Games Edmonton, AlbertaTime Trial/Criterium/ Road Race
August 8/10/12Canada Games Regina, SaskatchewanTime Trial/Criterium/ Road Race


Mountain Bike
The mountain bike scene is still well represented with a total of 13 events in 2005, all of them sanctioned by UCI. Canada is a powerhouse of mountain biking: we are ranked #1 in women's cross-country (XC) and #10 in the men's XC. Canada will host two World Cup events this year, including its first ever Marathon World Cup, on June 18, in Mont-Sainte-Anne, near Québec City.

International events
June 18Mont-Sainte-Anne World CupBeaupré, QuébecMX
June 23-26Mont-Sainte-Anne World CupBeaupré, QuébecXC, 4X, DH
August (TBC)Master World Championship(TBC)XC, DH
National Championship
June 11-12Mont-Sainte-Anne Tim Horton National ChampionshipBeaupré, QuébecXC
June 19Mont-Sainte-Anne Tim Horton National ChampionshipBeaupré, QuébecDH
National Series
May 21-22Canada Cup BromontBromont, QuébecXC, DH
May 28-29Canada Cup Mont-TremblantSt-Jovite, QuébecXC, DH
June 5Canada Cup Hardwood HillsOro Station, OntarioXC
July 30-31 (TBC)Canada Cup FernieFernie, British ColumbiaXC, DH
August 6-7Canada Cup CalgaryCalgary, Alberta (TBC)XC, DH
August 13-14 (TBC)Canada Cup Sun PeaksKamloops, British Columbia XC, DH
Major Games
July 22World Master Games Edmonton, AlbertaXC
August 13Canada Games Regina, SaskatchewanXC


BMX

BMX is the newcomer among the cycling disciplines governed under the CCA. This discipline will grow really fast in the next couple of years, now that it is officially an Olympic sport. The debut is set in Beijing for the 2008 Olympic Games. Canada will be the host of 2 international events in 2005. At the national level, a Western and an Eastern National series will take place as well. Canada will be the host of the World Championship in 2007.

International events
May 28Ridge Meadows InternationalRidge Meadows, British Columbia
July 9Crabtree InternationalCrabtree, Québec
National Championship
June 18Airdrie National ChampionshipAirdrie, Alberta
Western National Series
May 28-29Ridge Meadows, British Columbia
June 19Airdrie, Alberta
July 16 (TBC)Calgary, Alberta
September 24-25Abbotsford, British Columbia
Eastern National Series
July 10 Crabtree, Québec (TBC)
August 6-7Pointe du Lac, Québec
August 27-28Milton, Ontario


Track

Although our participation in track racing is small, the success of Lori-Ann Muenzer at the last Olympics shows that we have been able to accomplish a lot with a few riders. Look for the number of track cyclists to increase over the next couple year

National Championship
June 29-July 3: Calgary Tim Horton National Championship, Calgary, Alberta (TBC)

Cyclo-Cross
This fall discipline is growing steadily across the country. Attractive to both roadies and mountain bikers, it presents one of the few opportunities to see some of our top athletes compete head-to-head.

National Championship
November 5: Hardwoods Hills National Championship, Oro Station, Ontario


 


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