CYCLING CANADA TO HOST UCI TRACK WORLD CUP IN MILTON
Cycling Canada has been selected by the International Cycling Union (UCI) to host a leg of the Tissot UCI Track World Cup in each of the next three years. Beginning in 2017-18 and extending through the 201920 track seasons, the Mattamy National Cycling Centre in Milton, Ont. will play host to more than 300 of the world’s top cyclists. These World Cups are the highest international level of track-cycling competition and a critical component of qualifications for the Olympic Games and the UCI World Championships.
The first event is scheduled for Dec.
1-3, 2017, featuring five sessions of racing over three days (one on Friday and two sessions per day on the weekend). Also planned will be a corporate relay fundraising challenge, giving corporate and club teams the chance to compete alongside some of Canada’s top cycling celebrities.
“Milton is thrilled to host the Tissot UCI Track World Cup in partnership with Cycling Canada,” said Gord Krantz, Milton’s mayor.
“This event is one of only six in the world every year, and for the UCI to trust both Cycling Canada and Milton shows great vision on their part and demonstrates their understanding of the quality of both of our entities,” commented Pierre Lafontaine, CEO of Cycling Canada.