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August 23/18 18:49 pm - 2018-19 Canadian National Cyclo-cross Program Released

Posted by Editoress on 08/23/18

Cycling Canada's Cyclo-cross Working Group has unveiled the program and selection criteria for the 2018-19 season.

Selection Criteria

The 2018/2019 selection criteria are now posted on the Cycling Canada website. In the programming document the criteria for selection to World Cups, the Christmas Cross Camp and World Championships are outlined. Please note that athletes must indicate interest for both the Wisconsin and Iowa World Cups by August 29th.

National Team Programming

The National Team will once again run programming in Europe, beginning with the Namur World Cup and ending with the World Championships in Bogense, Denmark. These projects will include transportation, accommodation, coaching, mechanic and soigneur support.

Christmas Cross Camp based in Tielt-Winge, Belgium, running December 20, 2018 to January 2, 2019

• December 23: Namur World Cup
• December 26: Zolder World Cup
• December 28: DVV Trofee Azencross
• December 30: Superprestige Diegem
• January 1: Sven Nys GP

Spain Training Camp based in Girona, Spain, January 3, 2019 to January 22, 2019

World Championships project in Hoogerheide, Netherlands and Bogense, Denmark, running January 23, 2019 to February 4, 2019

• January 27: Hoogerheide World Cup
• February 3-4: World Championships

National Team Partnerships

We are extremely proud to announce that Paris to Ancaster has partnered with the Canadian Cyclo-Cross team for the next five years, in an effort to better promote and support Cyclo-Cross in Canada. This five year financial commitment from Paris to Ancaster will directly help the National Team program by offsetting the costs associated with providing mechanical and coaching support to our national team athletes while at international competitions.

The Paris to Ancaster race has taken place for the past 25 years over the rough farm lanes, trails and gravel roads of Southern Ontario. Combined with unpredictable spring weather and the largest field of riders assembled in Canada, it has become a classic race experience for everyone from average riders to Canadian Olympians. Paris to Ancaster has long been a supporter of the National team and this increased level of partnership will allow us to better promote this Canadian spring classic abroad and will help continue to grow the level of support we offer our National team athletes.


Cycling Canada does not receive government funding for Cyclo-Cross programs. This means all projects are funded through sponsorship, private donations or by the athletes themselves. Any amount donated has a direct impact on the development of this sport in Canada. As a not-for-profit organization, Cycling Canada can issue tax receipts for any donation greater than $25.

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If you are interested in partnership opportunities please contact Scott Kelly at

About the Canadian Cyclo-Cross Working Group

The Canadian-Cyclo-cross Working Group is made up of various stakeholders from the Canadian Cyclo-cross community. The objective of this initiative is to improve communications and planning around the Canadian Cyclo-cross program. The working group has been tasked with developing a sustainable cyclo-cross program, exploring funding opportunities and identifying and engaging leaders in the Canadian Cyclo-cross community to help drive these initiatives.

Working Group members:

• Program Manager: Scott Kelly
• NSO Rep: Kris Westwood
• PSO Rep: Vacant
• Female Athlete Rep: Maghalie Rochette
• Male Athlete Rep: Michael van den Ham
• Industry Rep: Craig Richey
• Member at Large: Aaron Schooler
• Member at Large: Derek Chipping


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