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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.

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