Pan-Am CX Championships Coming to Canada
The Pan-American Cyclocross (CX) Championships are coming to Canada for 2018 and 2019, and will be held in Midland,
Ont., two hours north of Toronto. CykelHaus Race Promotions will stage the event in conjunction with Cycling Canada and The Pan-American Cycling Confederation. Riders from 44 nations of the Pan-American Cycling Confederation (COPACI) may compete.
“Our organizing team is incredibly excited to invite the Americas to Midland. It is a fantastic opportunity, and the benefits will go well beyond cycling for our rural community. We have partnered with the local Georgian Bay Hospital Foundation to raise funds through the event,” said John Hauser, also the event director for Silver Goose Cyclocross.
This marks the first time ever that Canada will host the Championships. Its 2018 dates are Nov. 3-4. Also, for the first time, a Masters PanAmerican Championships will be held this year, offering the title to racers in 10-year age groups, aged 35 and above.
Pan-American champions will be selected in five categories of Elite racing: junior men, U23 women and men, as well as Elite women and men. The Championships provide an opportunity for racers to gain valuable Union Cycliste Internationale points for international seeding and to receive the prestigious Pan Am champion’s jersey to wear in competition.
Canada will debut as host of the 2018 Pan-Am CX Championships in Midland, Ont.