Posted by Editoress on 12/9/23
Cycling Canada has filled in some missing items from the previously released national calendar [see 2024 National Calendar Updated].
Specifically, three national championships have been awarded and one withdrawn:
• 2024 Canadian Masters Road Championships: July 5-7, Victoria, BC (Wheelhouse Cycling Society) [Note: *The 2024 Canadian Masters Road Championships will continue to act as a qualifier for the 2024 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships]
• 2024 Canadian BMX Freestyle Championships: October 26, Bromont, QC (Centre national de cyclisme Bromont)
• 2024 Canadian Cyclo-cross Championships: November 16-17, Lévis, QC (CX418)
• The 2024 Canadian Enduro Championships, originally scheduled for July 28th, is postponed due to host withdrawal. Event organizers interested in bidding for the event should contact email@example.com.
While Lévis will undoubtedly do an excellent job of hosting the Cyclo-cross Nationals, we are little disappointed to see that the Nova Scotia bid was not selected - it is approaching a quarter of a century since the 'Cross Nationals were held in Atlantic Canada. Our understanding is that Lévis was chosen over Kentville because they will host a UCI C1 race the day after the Nationals, while Kentville would only be able to offer a C2 level event.
Next year will also see the addition of a number of new championship categories in different disciplines:
Track Elimination: Elite Men & Women
Track Points: Elite Men & Women
Track: Masters D Men & Women
Road Race: U17 Men & Women
Road Individual Time Trial: U17 Men & Women
Gravel: U17 Men & Women
In other national calendar updates:
Mountain Bike Calendar
Canada Cup mountain bike racers can expect a more competitive season in 2024 with changes made to the Canada Cup points allocation. To align with the UCI's approach, seeding runs will be hosted for all categories at each round of the 2024 Canada Cup downhill (DH) series, with bonus points allocated to the fastest ten finishers. In addition, elevated points will be awarded at the final stops of both the cross-country Olympic (XCO) and DH series. The Canada Cup points allocation tables will be updated in the Canada Cup Regulations and Cycling Canada's Companion Guide in the new year.
Furthermore, DH will include new official categories for U17 Men Expert and U17 Women. Both categories will join the Juniors and Elites chasing for the leaders' jerseys and points throughout the season.
The 2024 cyclo-cross season will begin with the return of the Western Cyclo-cross Challenge, in Canmore, AB, on September 14th. Information regarding additional Challenge events will be shared as it becomes available. Should organizers be interested in hosting the Eastern, Atlantic, or Pacific Cyclo-cross Challenge events, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2024 Canadian Cyclo-Cross Championships will be moving east to Lévis, Quebec, on November 16-17, which will wrap up the domestic calendar.
Also continuing in 2024 will be the National Ranking Series, which was established in 2022 to continue the development of a national cyclo-cross calendar while building an improved call-up mechanism at the Canadian Championships for all categories.
The 2024 Day of the Hour will once again have its place on the track calendar, returning to Milton, Ontario, on August 24th. An event dedicated to hour record attempts (world or Canadian records), this track cycling event provides athletes the opportunity to test themselves for the record books while all competition logistics are taken care of by The Hour Team. More information, including event applications and additional resources, will be available on the event webpage in the new year.
Leading into the 2024 Canadian Esports Championships, Cycling Canada will be extending their virtual offerings by hosting a three-part race series on Zwift called "Canada vs. the World". This series will include a race on the Canadian Championships course a week in advance to allow riders to familiarize themselves ahead of the competition. The series results will not only track Canadian athletes by age group for the official standings but also how the top Canadian results compare to fellow international competitors with category offerings reflecting those of the Canadian Championships. More information will be available on the event webpage.
The most up-to-date national calendar can be found Here.
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