Posted by Editoress on 09/30/14
Drummondville, Quebec, is ready and set to host the 2014 Canadian BMX Championships this upcoming weekend, October 3-5.
Canada's top BMXers will go shoulder to shoulder in exciting races with the ultimate goal to be crowned Canadian Champion, and receive the coveted Red and White jersey.
In the men's Elite category, Tory Nyhaug of Coquitlam, BC, will aim to extend his streak of Canadian titles at the event. Nyhaug is undefeated at Canadian Championships, both in the Junior and Elite categories. He won the last six Canadian Championships titles at the event.
Nyhaug has enjoyed his career best international season in 2014 at the BMX SuperCross World Cup level, notably winning the silver medal at the 2014 BMX World Championships.
Competition will come from a rising group of BMXers, including Jim Brown of Airdrie, AB, who posted his career best international result with a 16th place at the Supercross in Argentina. In addition, BMXers such as James Palmer of North Vancouver, BC, who finished second at the event in 2013, Brandon Reid of Victoria, BC, Mischa Partridge of Duncan, BC, and Corey Walsh of Ayr, ON, among others, will also be looking to dislodged Nyhaug from the top spot.
In the Elite women, Amelia Walsh of Ayr, ON, will be looking to defend her title from 2013. Walsh participated at most of the UCI BMX SuperCross World Cup this season and showed consistency throughout the season. Strong competition should come from young twin sisters Eliane and Morgan McAdam of Calgary, AB, both racing in the Elite category for the first time. The two McAdam's dominated the Junior category of the Canada Cup Series and the Junior race at the Canadian Championships for the last two years.
Daina Tuchscherer of Airdrie, AB, will be taking advantage of the wide open Junior women category. Tuchscherer impressed many in the cycling world by riding to sixth place in the Time Trial SuperFinals at the 2014 BMX Worlds this year, and eighth place in the BMX Main Event. Tuchscherer will receive fierce competition from other young women, including Drew Mechielsen of Langley, BC, who raced some SuperCross World Cups for Canada in 2014, with a top-20 performance in Argentina.
In the Junior men, two riders had the chance to represent Canada on the World stage in 2014, with Tanner Vandenhoven of Didsbury, AB, being the sole Canadian in the category at the BMX World Championships. Hayden Mechielsen of Langley, BC, who took part in two SuperCross World Cups, will also be racing this weekend. Jared Ennis won the Junior men's title in 2013.
Alex Tougas of Pitt Meadows, BC, the reigning World Champion in the Boys 16 category, will also be racing the event. Tougas will be proudly displaying his W1 bike plate, awarded to the World Champion. Avriana Hebert of St-Albert, AB, also won the World Title and the W1 plate in the Girls 14 category at the World Championships.
The event is organized by the Club de BMX St-Charles-de-Drummond in collaboration with the Federation Québécoise des sports cyclistes (FQSC) on a revamped track. Some Canadian riders had a chance to race on the track as the club also hosted a set of BMX Canada Cup races in August.
Competition begins on Friday night with the Time Trials for the Elite and Junior categories. BMX motos and Main events will be presented on Saturday. On Sunday, the 2014 BMX Canada Cup will come to an end, crowning Canada's top riders of the developmental domestic series.
Registration is opened until October 2, 2014 and can be done online Here.
No One-Day UCI licences will be issued, and no on-site registration will be accepted.
11am-2:30pm: Track Open for training (see specific schedule published in Technical Guide)
3:30pm: Time Trial qualifications
4:30pm: Canadian BMX Time Trial Championships
9:30am-12pm: Track Open for training (see specific schedule published in Technical Guide)
12pm: Canadian BMX Championships (moto schedule to be posted on-site)
9am-11am: Track Open for training (see specific schedule)
11am: Canada Cup Finals
Courtesy Cycling Canada
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