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2008 Tim Hortons Road Nationals — Schedule and Routes Announced

June 19, 2008 (Saint-Georges, QC) — The Canadian Road Championship Organizing Committee is pleased to announce that the schedule of events and the course for the 2008 Edition. The competition will begin Friday, June 27 with the para-cyclist, master and junior time trials. That will be followed by the road race for masters on Saturday and for juniors and para-cyclists on Sunday.

The criterium race for all categories will follow on Monday, June 30. The event will continue Friday, July 4, with the elite time trials. The next day, Saturday, will be the women’s road race with Sunday, July 6, dedicated to the elite men’s and U-23 road race.

Both the start and finish for all competitions will take place at Notre-Dame de la Trinité School on 10th Avenue West in Saint-Georges, with the exception of Sunday’s elite men’s and U-23 road race, which will be run from Polyvalente Saint-Georges.

The time trials course will be an out-and-back using 10th Rue towards Rang Sainte-Evelyne and Rang 4; the turnaround will be made at different places depending on the distance to be covered.

The road races for the junior, master and elite women will be run over a 28.5-km circuit, leaving from 25th Rue toward Rang Sainte-Evelyne and Rang 4, returning on the main street in the suburb of St- Jean de la Lande to the finish line.

The para-cyclists will repeat a 3.5-km circuit, according to their category, which for spectators could mean up to 22 laps for men’s tandem.

All categories, including U-13 U-15, and U-17, will compete over a 1.2-km circuit on Monday June 30 for the criterium.

The Championships will wrap up over a stunning downtown circuit, the same used in a stage of the recent Tour de Beauce in St-Georges, with the coronation of the best elite and U-23 riders, Sunday July 6.

Additional details concerning the courses are available on line at www.tourdebeauce.com under the item Ch. Canadians.

On July 4 and 5, concurrent to the Championships, the organization is planning activities, including music and dancing, under a tent at Place Redmond, in front of the arena in St-Georges.

Complete schedule here.

About the Organizing Committee
With the Rocky Mountain Cyclosportive, the Tour de Beauce and Quebec’s Elite Road Cycling Championships to its credit, the Grand Prix cycliste de Beauce Corporation is proud to add the 2007, 2008 and 2009 Tim Hortons Road Nationals to its program. The corporation’s goal is to organize high calibre cycling events in order to promote health through sport while positioning cycling as a major tourist development asset for the Beauce region.

About Tim Hortons
Tim Hortons is Canada’s largest quick service restaurant chain. Founded in 1964 as a coffee and donut shop, Tim Hortons has evolved to meet consumer tastes, with a menu that now includes premium coffee, flavoured cappuccinos, specialty teas, home-style soups, fresh sandwiches and fresh baked goods. As of December 31, 2006, Tim Hortons restaurants numbered 2,711 in Canada and 336 in the United States. More information about the Company is available at www.timhortons.com.

About CCA
The CCA is the national governing body for Canadian cycling. Founded in 1882, it is Canada’s oldest sport governing body. Representing its members (individuals, clubs and trade teams) through provincial and territorial cycling associations, its mission is to lead and support the development and growth of cycling in Canada, through high performance programs, cycling development centres, national and international events, and the national introduction to cycling program for youth, known as Sprockids.

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