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September 5/14 18:30 pm - Canadian Track Championships and Milton International Challenge Postponed - Cycling Canada Statement


Posted by Editoress on 09/5/14
 

The building of the only indoor Velodrome facility in Canada is taking a bit longer than originally planned.  It's a very distinct project, and all stakeholders want to see it completed right to ensure its lasting benefits.    Constructing the Velodrome is incredibly detailed work and the conditions required to install the track need to be absolutely perfect.

The Town of Milton and Canada's cycling community are excited about the incredible opportunities this venue will bring.  This is a facility that will leave a legacy not just for the Games but for the next 50 years.

Due to this, the Toronto 2015 test event, which comprised the Canadian Track Championships and Milton International Challenge, which were planned to be held in October of this year will be postponed until early in the New Year.

Out of respect for the need for both Canadian riders and international teams to be able to plan their schedules and make the necessary travel and other logistical arrangements, it is necessary to make this difficult decision at this time.  We are working with all stakeholders & the UCI on a January 2015 date.  Exact dates & details surrounding the event schedule are being worked on and will be communicated to all parties as soon as possible.

This postponement does not alleviate the important timelines associated with finishing the Velodrome and the hosting of a test event, but it does allow for the careful, diligent installation of the track and key ancillary spaces in a less pressure filled situation, thereby ensuring the complete legacy value of the Milton Velodrome. 

Be sure that all partners are committed to deliver a high quality test event. We will provide you with further details as soon as possible.
 

Cycling Canada press release

 

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