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November 27/13 11:11 am - Dates Announced for 2014 BC Superweek

Posted by Editor on 11/27/13

National and international professional cycling returns to Metro Vancouver on July 4 - 13, 2014, with BC Superweek. Featuring nine races over ten days in seven different communities, BC Superweek is comprised of five events overall.

The Tour de Delta begins the BC Superweek series by hosting three days of racing that consists of the very fast MK Delta Lands Criterium on the evening of Friday, July 4th, the Brenco Criterium around an old fishing village on Saturday, July 5th, and the White Spot | Delta Road Race on the morning of Sunday, July 6th.

Following Delta is the UBC Grand Prix presented by Mahony & Sons Public House, held around a very technical course on the evening of Tuesday, July 8th.

Then on Wednesday, July 9th, is the exciting Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix, one of the most challenging and exhilarating historic cycling events in North America.

On the night of Thursday, July 10th, the City of Burnaby hosts the Giro di Burnaby presented by Embassy Development, Palladio Jewellers and Appia Development, a Criterium course centered in the historical Heights neighbourhood on Hastings Street.

The week comes to a conclusion with the Tour de White Rock, a three day point's series race that begins with the challenging Homelife Realty Hill Climb on the evening of Friday, July 11th, followed by the fast Choices Markets Criterium the evening of Saturday, July 12th, and finishing off BC Superweek with one of the more challenging road race courses in North America - the Peace Arch News Road Race - on the morning of Sunday, July 13th.

"We are so happy to officially announce the 2014 race dates for BC Superweek," said Race Director Mark Ernsting. "In the upcoming weeks and months, we'll continue to announce several new and exciting aspects of the series that will further enhance what we feel is becoming one of North America's top series of professional cycling races."

With between 5,000 and 30,000 spectators in attendance at each event and over $110,000 in cash prizes to win for the cyclists who participate, BC Superweek is the cycling event to attend each year.

Already signed up are some of the most competitive teams in national and international cycling. Some of the riders and teams competing in BC Superweek will be announced as the event draws near. All races are free for spectators.

The accolade of some past attending riders include, but are not limited to, the likes of Tyler Farrar, Chris Horner, Alex Stieda, Svein Tuft, Brian Walton, Christian Meier and Dominic Rowan on the men's side, and Olympic riders Gillian Carleton, Alison Sydor, Leslie Tomlinson and Erin Willock have attended the pro women's events.

If you are a cyclist or team and would like to know more about BC Superweek, please contact Mark Ernsting of M1 Sports Management at 604-760-7373 or

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