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July 9/15 15:12 pm - MTB Canada Cup XC Series Resumes This Weekend


Posted by Editoress on 07/9/15
 

After almost a month of break since the Canada Cup event at Hardwood Ski and Bike, Canada's top mountain bikers are ready to hit the trails again, this time in Baie-Saint-Paul, QC.

This year marks the 17th year that a Canada Cup event has taken place in Baie-Saint-Paul, located on the northern shore of the Saint Lawrence River in picturesque Charlevoix.

The Canada Cup in Baie-Saint-Paul, taking place July 10-12, will be the last racing opportunity for Canadian cross-country mountain bikers before the Canadian Championships, to take place the following weekend in St-Félicien, QC.

The event will feature the traditional cross-country race (XCO), a cross-country time trial (XCT) and the spectacular cross-country short track (XCC) race.

"Every year, we are honored to present an event of this series. Our clients are the athletes, so we strive to offer them a playground at the height of their abilities, a course that revives the essence of mountain biking and a warm welcome to the region. I can tell you that our technical department has been at work for months in the mountain, so it promises to be a very exciting event for everyone," said Martin Simard, Coordinator of Les Grand Rendez-Vous cyclistes de Charlevoix.

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the Canada Cup series is designed to provide competitive opportunities to the next generation of cyclists, transitioning from provincial race series to international competitions. Hosted in partnership between Cycling Canada, its provincial sport organizations and local organizing committees, the Canada Cup Cycling Series is sanctioned by the International Cycling Union.

 


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