September 19/11 12:11 pm - Burnaby 4 Day Pushed Back to 2012
Posted by Editoress on 09/19/11
The Burnaby 4 Days UCI track event, which was slated to run December 27-30, 2011, will be postponed until 2012. Organizers have cited a delay in funding and difficulty in securing a title sponsor as some of the reasons for the postponement.
"We could have pushed onwards and put on lower level international event, but we did not want to put the host club at financial risk and our mandate has always been to improve upon the product with each edition of the event," commented race director Jeremy Storie. "We took a break for two years and came back last year with a huge event, featuring World Champions Sarah Hammer and Tara Whitten, as well as Zach Bell and a host of foreign Olympians, including road stars Svein Tuft and Tyler Farrar. Our aim is to be back in 2012 with an even bigger event."
The organizers wish to thank all the sponsors, volunteers, and supporters from the 2010 event: Saputo, Haywood, R&B Brewing, TrainerMic, Reaction Time Lab, Georgia Straight, Peak FM, Terra Breads, Whole Foods, Hayman Sports, Continental Repairs, BCIT, South Shore Cycles, Pedal Magazine, and Sport Canada. Without their support we could not have put on the event.
The host Burnaby Velodrome Club will have a local event running over the December 27-30 dates featuring the annual Christmas youth track camp, as well as local racing for all levels. Please visit www.burnabyvelodrome.ca for information on the Burnaby Velodrome and their programs.
Courtesy Jeremy Storie